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BLACK FAVOURITES AND A DISCOUNT CODE AT ELLOS...

December 4, 2016

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I'm trying to add more dark pieces to our home. I used to be all about white, but I think blacks and greys add depth and warmth. Especially if paired with brass and wood. I used to have black and white in my old home, but I got tired of the monochrome look. Adding different tones of blacks and greys and also some wood and wicker warms up everything and I think it's a combo I'll stick to. I'm even changing Adam's room to darker tones - I'm so tired of the pastels you see everywhere in kids rooms. Dark is so much more magical.

Today I found myself shopping at Ellos again...Adam was taking his nap, so I had some time to browse and bought that chalk board house for Adam's room. Also added the linen pillow and dish towels to my order. The dark grey linen tablecloth is out of stock, so waiting for it to be back in stock, so I can order it.

If you use code 345403 you'll get 30% off the most expensive piece in your order- the offer is valid until the 30th of December.

A MINIMAL WINTER HOME...

December 3, 2016






I just love this home. It's minimal, but still super cosy. The concrete floors actually don't feel cold, because of the fireplaces and the old charming panels. I also love the oversized linen curtains - so chic.

The colours are neutral and warmed up with brass details like lamps and other decor pieces. I love that they've kept their christmas decor to a minimum and just added natural elements like different types of branches and a christmas tree without ornaments.


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TIS THE SEASON...

December 1, 2016
...that is the hardest for me. I'm sure other reverts can relate...I've grown up celebrating christmas, not in a religious way, but as a tradition and it was always my favourite time of year, as it is for so many other people too.

The cosiness of December with all the lights and decorations and the time that family come together more than any other time of the year, is what I love so much about christmas time. Since I reverted several years ago it's not the same, as we as muslims don't celebrate christmas. I'll say I'm pretty relaxed about it though - I spend time finding gifts for my mum and grandma, because it means so much to them. Now that Adam is older he can start making them gifts too.

I also make a winter decoration every year and I'll do small cosy changes to the decor - we'll not have elfs and a christmas tree in the house, but I still try to make it cosy and have candles around to have lit in the dark hours - which is pretty much most of the time...

No matter your religion it's a dark time of the year and there's no harm in making it just a little more cosy. Adam and I will also be baking snowflake cookies one of the coming weekends. I think we can take so much from each other.

Brands like Day Home make very ethnic christmas ornaments and lanterns that can also be used during Ramadan to decorate the home. All the different star ornaments too. I'm also making Adam a calendar for every day in Ramadan next year, with a gift for every year - that's a tradition I loved when I was growing up and I'm sure he'll love it too - there'll even be more gifts than the 24 I had in my calendar as a child, since Ramadan is normally is around 30 days.

So even though this month is a tough one for me, I still try to make it a cosy one even though we don't celebrate. But hey I haven't met anyone, who doesn't love this festive season, no matter their beliefs...

STAN SMITHS x MINI RODINI...

 I've never really understood the craze, when Mini Rodini drop a new collection, maybe because I've never been a fan of prints, which Mini Rodini are known for and really masters if you like colourful clothing and prints. Today I was totally in on the craziness though, when the Mini Rodini x Adidas collab was released...
I was in central Copenhagen to view an apartment together with my husband - oh and just to mention - it's was absolutely stunning, but in the middle of the city and with a strip joint across the street it was not really the best match for a family...I'm still crushing over it though...
After the viewing I went on the search of the Mini Rodini sweatsuit and the sneaks and of course went to the Adidas store - dah!- , but they didn't have it and I couldn't find any place that had it, so went into Instagram and saw that a small store local to where we live had the pieces...of course at that time all the sweatsuits were gone, but I did get a pair of the Stan Smith sneaks.
Got a size up, since it's not really sneaker season here in Denmark, so hoping Adam will fit into them in spring. Adam's had a pair of Stan Smiths since he could walk and I'm so loving these new ones and I'm sure he will too with that cute panda logo. He's always been into pandas - I also have an eye on the black dungarees. - SO cute...am I'm slowly turning into a Mini Rodini fan?...