Friday, December 23, 2011

My Christmas ornaments

I really love my Christmas ornaments.  My ornaments are really special to me and I have collected every item over the years.  Every Christmas I try to buy something special and uniqe and when I travel I always try to buy something that I really like from that country.  When I decorate the tree I just love to open all the little boxes and look at the beautiful things that have been in the storage for 11 months.

So I just wanted to show you some of my special ornaments:-)

I have a quite a few birds on the tree and this one is a gift from my friend last year and is called Princess Diana......because my friend Diana gave it to me !

This is the newest member of the tree, a little bird I bought today ;-)

...and some more birds

And then we have some reindeers....

We have two daughters that are adopted from China so our Christmas ornaments from our two trips to China are very special to us.

...and our beautiful Christmas ball from Unicef, showing all the children of the world


I´m very fond of our first Christmas ornaments.  I bought it in Austria when we were traveling
there in 1999.

We also have two little frames that have pictures of our daughters first Christmas with us :-)

And here are some random, beautiful things I´ve collected.

...and at last one of my favorite item I bought in Florida in 2010 in
the special store, Anthrophology.

Merry Christmas to all of my readers, where ever you are from or who ever you are :-)


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winter birds

In our house we feed the birds when it´s cold....and it´s like always ;-)
New kit from Createwingsdesigns called Feathered Friends.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome winter

Well, I think the winter is least here in Iceland, it was pretty cold today....brrrrrr.
This is the time of year that I love.....because this is the time when all the new winter kits arrive !  I just love to scrap winter layouts and I made one today from my new winter kits, Welcome winter by Emeto designs, Snowflake dance by Jofia designs and Snowflake dance by Lily designs.  Three awsome designers !!

And here is my page:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Miracles happens !!

I did it.....I first page since May !!!  I hope something more follows :-)

Monday, July 18, 2011

New photos

I took my girls to a professional photographer last week and I´m soooooo happy !  The photographer María Katrín  came over to our house and took the pictures in our garden and in the surroundings of our house.  Very natural and artistic photos.

 Here are some photos from the photoshoot !

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finally finished

We finally finished the playhouse this week, painted the fence and finished some little details.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Our Playhouse - part 2

Last year I posted some pictures of the playhouse we were building for our daughters. If you missed it you can see it here.

Now we have almost finished it inside.  Yesterday it was our younger daughters birthday and our older daughters birthday is coming up soon so we decided to make it their surprise birthday present.  They were very happy and have been playing there all day long :-)

Here are some pictures of the playhouse....named Kínakot or China cottage, because our daughters are from China !

First we had to do some painting inside and we chose pink and green along with the white.
 The table, bench and chairs are a birthday gift to the girls from us and their grandparents.
 My husband made the little shelves and I painted them. 
 The IKEA kitchen was a birthday gift for the girls last year from their grandparents.

 I also made the pictures in the frames in photoshop.

 My husband bought these lights last year on sale but I didn´t like the picture, some tacky Barbie picture that I didn´t think fitted into the house.  So I just made another picture in photoshop (matching the frames) and it lookes just perfect :-)

 Of course the house needed some flowers and a postbox.
 And here is the playhouse.  We have still some work to do....painting the picket fence !!
 And here are the girls, having a birthday breakfast in the house !
 The birthday girl, 3 years old !

 Let´s cook some dinner !! 

 My older beauty...almost 7
 You´ve got mail !!
I hope you liked it.  I´ll show you more pictures when we finish it all :-)