Woodstock next

2012-04-03 — Mitt liv

Yesterday I went through my Canarian summer closet and it was a lot of fun! Found some old favourites and a hole bunch of boring white T-shirts with carrot pure stains and yellow armpits!!

You know that nice little summer dress that once was white but in the rush was washed with a black pari of socks… result, dirty gray white!!

Jeans from 2002 with boring wash..

With some bleach and ecocolour the whole family are now in Woodstock mood..

My new favourite with high waisted monki shorts

Add some colour to your tees..

Tripp Trapp Trull

Little Miss Batik

Coolest cats on the block!

And in Sweden it´s snowing… two more days of sun!!

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Crappy hotels and watery Sangria?

2012-04-01 — Mitt liv

Here we are, Puerto Santiago the south part of Tenerife. When you here Tenerife most people think low budget all-inclusive crappy hotels, watery Sangria and drunk middleage Englishmen, and it´s all true, but we have fund a nice little spot where you still can feel some of that old Canarian flavour. Where the Canarians still sits in front of there small houses sharing gossips with their neighbours and bragging about who cached the biggest fish. The small porto with it´s wooden boats and suntanned fishermen. We come here to wind down, stay together, play Uno (ten times a day) eat a lot of grilled fish with papas and mojo and take long walks along the sea. Very, very simple. The kids loves to come back here year after year, and it is nice to be back and slip in to your old favourite dresses and shoes, and not care at all how you look, feel free to walk around in nightgown all day long!! We don´t have wifi, tried to have it installed now for three days, mañana, mañana….

We´ll see tomorrow!

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On a plane

2012-03-29 — Mitt liv

I´m not really into budget airlines but right now i´m on Norwegian air and they have free wifi, pretty amazing!

Direct Copenhagen- Tenerife, 5 hours and ten minuets fight to reach our vacation house, the whole family are aboard.

Little princess is sleeping her beauty sleep and the boys are watching a film, very nice and quiet. Packed a huge goody bag for the kids (and me) full of fruit and Renée Voltairs berry boost and chocolat hazelnuts, super jummie!

Yet no accidents… no wet pants, and only happy faces!

 I grabbed two of my favourite magazines at the airport, Rum Interior and Marie Claire Maison,

it´s not that bad to travel with small kids 😉

Pics via Pinterest

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2012-03-28 — Mitt liv

Discovered the flea markets around Popincourt: a “square of the brokers’ where you can find everything from lamps, objects, clothes, dishes , tables, country furniture, craft and posters

Charmy and impossible to pronounce, Alasinglinglin at Rue Tornaux

Another great place is Belle Lurette with it´s “wild west” feel over it;)

Such a great shop with a lot of fun stuff. I bought the school poster from the 60´s in the back for Cleo´s room

Around the corner there is a place called brocanterecycling where i found some great lamps and curious art works

 Not to miss Atelier 154

The Atelier 154 is hidden at the back of a grassy paved alley, in the center of the 11th arrondissement. Step inside and leave the city and its plywood behind you. Stéphane Quatresous, the man in charge, takes you for a tour of the showroom. He’s the one who works the metal, the uncut wood and knows industrial furniture by heart: large metal tables and shelves just out of ancient factories, old schoolhouse chairs. LOVE!

Next trip I will book over the weekend so there will be a trip to the
most famous flea market in Paris at Porte de Clignancourt, officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but known to everyone as Les Puces (The Fleas).  It covers seven hectares and is the largest antique market in the world, here I´m sure I will find a lot of the things i need for the new house!!

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Party time!

2012-03-28 — Mitt liv

Now the party season is started!! My two boys are born i the summer and all the classmates in springtime so now we know what to do in our week ends…  Birthday Partys!!

This Swedish wonderful childrean’s party book “Alla balla kalas” (all the cool party´s in English) is a collaboration between Isabelle McAllister, Christina Breeze Le Guellaff, Ann Söderlund and ICA. with photos by Jenny Brandt ( and Erik Josjö.

Really inspiring photos and easy and fun ideas!

When we were living in Italy the kids birthday Party´s were all over the top…  who had the most fabulous cake, how many  rental ponies and which Mum had the most fabulous outfit? Off corse there were always professional clowns and magicians that kept the kids entertained while us the mums had champagne and finger food in a separate and calm angle of the  garden!

When my niece came down to us to Rome for celebrating Milos 4 birthday she was quite shocked…. Wow, what a super party!!

She told me that one of her swedish friends from school invited the class over to his house, offered them a hotdog and a ice- popsicle then they played in garden for an hour and that was it!

But it is not always the “over the top” that is the most fun, sometimes it´s the small and intimate… the simple and easy that wins!

Yesterday it was our favourite Trulsa´s 6 year old birthday,

it was spagetthi, rawfoodcake

and lots and lots of love!

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  1. alessandrauneddustevenson

    I kind of agree with the over the top concept in terms of renting too many unicorns and pigs who actually could not fly:))) but the social part of sipping a drink together (the moms) wasn’t bad. Here in Canada there is no socialization among parents (unless you are me and find a way of socializing no matter what because I believe in relations!). They come, wherever the party is, they drop off the kids and come back 2 hours later for pick up time. Hi and By. Sad.
    Those pictures you have posted are beautiful, almost out of time. If that is truly the feeling and context you have in Sweden, well I am coming over!!!!
    Lots of love my friend;)

  2. perssonmalin

    Well, I must admit that I miss the socialising among us mothers a lot, school here is very different. But family and real friends close by is very important! Any how you know that you are all very welcome to Tiago´s and Milos dreamy and “out of time” garden party in july!!
    Big kiss to all of you xxxx

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Treasure hunt

2012-03-27 — Renovering

Went for a treasure hunt i the house today…

I´m all into upcycling!!!

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value 😉

Look at all the nice things i found!

 more leaded windows

During the digging around the house we found a old milk kettle.. nice door stop

Perfect moodbord for the kids room?

Beautiful boxes and a nice window frame

nice and rusty grass cutter and eventually beautiful arms!

Drawers for Cleo´s room

The red steps leads up to the kids secret sleep loft

This will become a nice sleeping loft for the boys, I´m imagining it all white painted with and some old rugs on the floor

  found 4 of  these super charming lampettes!!

the old laundry kettle will make a nice vase for tomato plants

Perfect writing desk in our office, love the yellow colour!

The workers thinks I’m crazy to save all this

(according to them shit)

old treasures…

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  1. Asia Kostka

    Ciao Malin!
    I hope that Malmo is going well. Stumbled on your blog, really great stuff!!! I subscribed 🙂
    We’ll have to come to Sweden one day, and hope to see you in London town for some good times too 🙂
    Look forward to reading about more hidden treasures behind things….
    XXx Asha

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Summer time

2012-03-26 — Mitt liv

New time, new energy…. we are going towards summer and the days are finally getting longer!!!!!

Fotos by pinterst

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Batik on my mind

2012-03-25 — Mitt liv

My mum used to make me wear them in preschool and i remember how much I loved them.. when I saw the skinny blu pants at Isabel Marant I fell in love again… 

Every chic Parisian’s and certainly MY all time favorite… Isabel Marant, the master designer of effortless cool, breezy, eclectic feminine pieces with a bohemian edge!

I jused to do her shows in Paris and she is really nice person to, always staying true to her style!

Unfortunatly they dindn´t have my size so now just one thing to do, run down to the ICA and get some

bleachWish me luck!

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  1. perssonmalin

    Well my greenest sister, the jeans are 10 years old and the Klorin is fair-trade.
    Better than brand new jeans, right?! Wish it would work with galltvål??!

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Pancake Sunday

2012-03-25 — Mitt liv

    • 1 cup whole grain spelt flour
    • 1/4 cup oat flour
    • 1/4 cup rice flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 cup rice milk or soy milk
    • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
    • 3 large eggs
    • 3 tablespoons butter for more for griddle

    More recipes here

goji and blueberries
*1 dl gojiberries
*2 dl blueberries
*5 dl almondmilk
*5 dates
*some water
Found this photos in one of my favourite cookbooks, Raw delight by Erica Palmcrantz.
Let the day begin!

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