LifeNew House

Feel like I am often excusing myself for little updates.. I am so often saying – There is too much going on at the same time.  Well again, there is too much going on at the same time (!) I found myself crying over nothing bc I am just so overwhelmed.. Almost no sleep, two newborns, new house, toddler and a company. This is the recipe for madness!

Soon I will find the light in the end of the tornado and the carrot that keeps me going is the process we make everyday in the new house. 

Here is where we stand now in the renovation..

Upper living room, here we have spray painted the panel ceiling and lighten the floors. We have left to paint the walls.

The house is built in many different floor highs, the upper living room is the highest floor with large windows and a big balcony.

In our apartment we lighten the floors in three layers, here we just decided to keep them natural with extra matte lack.

On the entree floor is the kitchen, entrance, guest bath and guest bedroom.

We took down a wall and opened up into the kitchen, we also took down some of the upper cupboards to open the kitchen up more and use the ceiling height.  We will spray paint the kitchen interior, probably dark brown/gray and put up open shelf’s.

From the first floor there is a full stair case down to the “bedroom floor”, we have taken down the hand railing to have it redone, not yet sure if it will be back or white. We also installed hanging lights.

When you walk down the stairs there was a small bedroom right after the stairs, we decided to opened up and made into a hall way/open office room out in the garden. Here we also put in concrete floor.

The boys room was two small bedrooms that we took down the wall in between. We are keeping the two doors and later when they want their own room we can just put up the wall again. Here we have only painted the walls and have left to put in flooring and paint windows.

I completely fell in love with the green/gray color in their room from Nordsjö/Serefni.

Toras room is also finished painted but we have floor and windows left. Her wall color is in pale pink also from Nordsjö/Serefni.

Then there is our bedroom, all bathrooms, washing room, mud entrance, guest room and lower living room left to start on. I will keep you updated! One palace where I am good to put in all small updates is on my Instagram/insta story, you can follow the renovation there also ;)









Viðar & Elvar is now 10weeks old, they are smiling and finally sleeping longer during the night.

They are so cute in their IDigDemin beanies 😄



Nýja Heimilið


Finally after almost a year of active searching for a new home we found the perfect place for us 👌

We are currently in Fossvogur and love the neighborhood, we really wanted to find a bigger home within this area but the houses here are rare to find on sale and it took us a long time to get one. The 1st of May we will get the keys to our new home and there is a lot to be done before we can move in, walls, floors and ceilings needs to be painted or renewed. I am all in interior design at the moment and super excited to get my hands on the house.

I promise to share every step in our renovation with you and before/after 😘



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Tiny moments


I am enjoying the longer days and being on maternity leave, trying to take in every moment of the time we have now together.

Vasi/Finnsdottir, Skenkur/IKEA, Silfur kertastjakar/, Svatur kertastjaki/Lungby. 

Sófi/IKEA, CocconaBaby Beds/



Life with twins


I haven’t had much time to update you guys on our new arrivals and new life.

Today our boys Elvar & Viðar are 3weeks old and time is just flying by. Getting twins is more wonderful than I could ever imagine, it is amazing to have two little babies to cuddle and love. It really is double the happiness!  So far it hasn’t been hard at all, I am of course super lucky to have Gunnar home full time with me. But I can tell you that I haven’t really slept anything yet and I am sure it will be some more weeks before I feel well rested again. The boys drink every 2,5 to 3rd hour and in between they burp, poop and hopefully sleep some. We have had nights when they are not ‘timed together’ and that can get really tough. One wakes up and when you finally get him down and you start to think about sleep – BAM, next one’s up! This vicious cycle then repeats itself through the night.  We had to learn the hard way that they need to be timed, waking up the sleeping baby is essential when the other is wake. Big sister Þóra Lóa is a dream, I am waiting for her to react to the big change and us always having a baby in our arms but so far she is just loving the situation and loving her little brothers.



​Hello World 


Viðar & Elvar Gunnarsson arrived 30.01.2017 – The birth only took 1,5h from first contraction until they where born 👌 Baby A (Viðar) was born 15:36, 2732g and 47cm. Baby B (Elvar) was born 15:49, 2968g and 47cm. 

Both boys are doing well and are already emptying their mom on milk 🐮

Tomorrow they are coming!! 


Never during this whole pregnancy did I think we would get this far, tomorrow is our last day.. Now I am so far gone that we have a time to get “started” – Tomorrow morning at 08.00 🙉 

I have been 4cm dilated the whole weekend and nothing is happening so tomorrow they are being kicked out – literally. I am mentally preparing myself, trying to stay strong for myself and our boys. This is happening and we are now settled for a natural birth, some way they are coming out and I am going to be the best and strongest me that I can be tomorrow. I have prepared our home, all laundry is done and everything is neat and clean. This is a way for me to mentally prepare myself for tomorrow, I also took a long shower and tried to go over how I see the birth and try to visualize how I want it to go. I know there will be between six to eight people in the birth room when it is a twin birth and I will be highly monitored during the whole delivery, so I know I am in good hands and they will do what is best for me and the boys. 

Now I it is time for me to get some rest and try to not think at all – Tomorrow will change our life’s forever 💕 

Mother of Dragon’s


Our little dragon’s are expected any day ✊ This morning we had our last sonar and then meet with the birth doctor, I have started to “open” and we are now 4cm ready… That means tomorrow or this weekend hopefully 🙌 My birth fear is now over and I am so ready to see them 💕 

Hospital bag – Check list


We are more than ready now – 36weeks in is really good with twins and in only one week they are fully ready to meet the world. Baby A was 2475g (10merkur) & Baby B was 2890g (12merkur) at our 35week sonar, so they are big and healthy. Baby B is in position in the pelvis and our birth doctor think that they will come within a week, so our hospital bag needs to be packed and ready.

Here is my check list on what to bring to the hospital.

For the Babies:

  • Car Seat
  • 2 sets of body suits in NB (newborn size).
  • 2 hats/baby bonnets.
  • 2 sets of Socks
  • Going home outfit – warmer outfit inc. hat and mittens.
  • Blanket – Wool or Cotton (not fleece it is not good for newborn babies bc the material does not breath).
  • Burp rag / Muslin blankets
  • Pacifiers
  • Diapers / wipes


  • Pj & Robe
  • Boxer underwear and socks
  • Showers gel & Shampoo/Conditioner / Hairbrush / Hair ties
  • Face wash / Cream / Deodorant
  • Lotion / Lip balm
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Change of clothes / Cosy set
  • Nursing bra / Nursing pads
  • Small nursing lamp that runs on battery
  • Tummy oil / Lanonlin nipple cream
  • Snacks / Energy bars
  • Water bottle


  • Change of clothes / jogging set
  • Underwear & Socks
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Snacks / Water bottle
  • Ear plugs
  • Pillow or airplane pillow (if not a extra bed is available and dad needs to sleep in a chair)


  • Gift from babies to older sibling
  • Camera
  • Phone/Charger
  • Cash for parking and vending machines

Natural rubber pacifiers and the first card from “Heiðdís Helgadóttir – Áfangakort” to capture every little milestone in our boys first year.

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Energy bars/snacks and a little nightlight that runs on battery for feeding during the first nights at the hospital.


Hopefully soon you will see a picture of our boys <3




Our XMas


For me Icelandic Christmas starts really late, in Sweden we are up early for breakfast (opening one gift), then Christmas lunch buffet after that coffee and traditional Donald Duck on tv, then comes Santa Claus with all gifts and then dinner. It is a full day of food and gifts. Here our Christmas doesn’t really start until 17.00 when we go to my parent’s in law and eat and then later open gifts. So our little family add some Swedish traditions on top of the Icelandic to fill out our day. We woke up late and had a big brunch with all sorts of good morning food and then we tune in to SVT (Swedish television) and watched “Kalle Anka” (Donald duck) with our coffee. I also made some Swedish chocolate truffles with raspberry taste. After that we went out on the sleigh and then church before dinner at Gunnars parents.

Þóra loves watching Swedish traditional Kalle Anka.

My home made chocolate truffles was a success.

Super pregnant in week 33 now 😅

Our two little boys on the way also got a gift this year. Baby’s first book from DesignLetters.

Giving the birds bread on our balcony.

I hope you all had a beautiful day yesterday and I wish you a happy New Year ✨