Linnea

KNEES DEEP IN RENOVATION

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 ;)

@lahle

 

Love,

L

 

 

Baby Memories

KidsShopping

I bought this beautiful letter board to have on the wall in the boys new room. I decided to write their birth numbers on it and now Þóra also want a letter board in pink in her new room ?

Letter Board & Baby’s first book both from Design Letters

I am really trying to write down every process the boys makes in the thier Baby book. I wasn’t sure to have one for the both of them or one for each, but then I decided to only have one bc it was one pregnancy etc.

Here is Viðar with the two month old card – Elvar was sleeping so I will snap a pic of him with the card later.

 

Love,

L

Video: Easter Cake

FoodPassion

I always loved to bake and latley I have been taking my cake baking to the next level. For does that follow me on Instagram have probably already noticed it.  I am also extremely restless as a person and need to have a project at my hands all the time. Baking is a way for me to express my creativity, trying out different flavors, shapes and decoration styles is so much fun and therapeutic.

Today we are going to Gunnars family cabin and I made a Easter Cake to bring with us.

Second hand Shopping vol.1

New HouseShopping

I am looking for vintage midcentry modern interior for the new house, the house was built in late 1960 and we want to mix modern and 60s. It is a bit of a challenge to find the perfect pieces, I try to go as often as I can to second hand stores to not miss anything that could come in. So far Ive found some really nice items that I know will look perfect in the new house ?

This old brass pendant lamp will be in our guest bath by the main entrance. The bathroom is small and narrow and will be painted in a dark shade so I think brass will look good in there.

My new LOVE – I was so happy when I found this beauty for only 4.500kr.

All of a sudden round mirrors are hard to find, this used IKEA mirror only cost me 1.200kr and it is in good condition.

I could buy 100 candle holders every time I visit a second hand shop. These are from a old menu collection and will look good anywhere.

 

Do you know of any second hand stores that are good close to RVK?

Love,

L

Renovation: No more white walls!

HomeInteriorProjects

I am looking at wall colors for the new house. Our apartment today is extremely Scandinavian with all walls white, white oiled wooden floors and white furniture. In the new house we decided to not have any white walls, all rooms will be painted in different dust shades and we will also redo the floors but haven’t decided what type of floors yet, I think they will be bleached gray or dark oak wooden floors.

Now all the fun begins

 

Love,

L

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Cupcake Sunday

Food

My yummy chocolate cupcake recipe..

 

For 12 normal size cupcakes.

Cake:

  • 4 st eggs
  • 2 dl sugar
  • 1 dl flour (hveiti)
  • 1 dl potato flour (kartoffelmel)
  • 1 tsk baking powder (matarsódi)
  • 2 msk cacao powder (kakóduft)
  1. Turn on oven to 175c upper/lower or fan. Then prepare the cupcake paper molds, make sure to the paper molds is in a cupcake baking mold holder (this was hard to explain) otherwise they will not have a nice shape and most likely leak out all over your oven. The paper molds I use in the pictures is from Lagerhaus.se
  2. Sift flour, potato flour, cacao powder and baking powder in a bowl. Preheat the eggs and sugar in a pot, just so they get finger warm and the sugar is melted, pour into a bowl and whisk white and fluffy with an electric mixer.
  3. Sift in little by little of the flour mixture into the whipped egg mixture and stir gently with a spoon until smooth. You want to have it super fluffy still but well mixed.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cupcake molds (fill a little less than half of each mold) and bake in the middle of oven for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Take out and Let them cool down completely.

 

Cream:

  • 300g butter (smör)
  • 5 msk cacao powder (kakóduft)
  • 5 dl icing sugar (flórsykur)
  • 2 tsk vanilla sugar (vanillusykur)
  • 4 msk syrup (síróp)
  1. Whisk the butter fluffy with an electric mixer (about 5min). Then add the rest of the ingredients exp the syrup. Use a spoon at first to blend it all together and then whisk again with the electric mixer and add the syrup.

Make sure the cupcakes (cake bottoms) are not warm at all. Then I make/dig a hole in the middle of all of the cake bottoms with a small teaspoon or knife, make sure to not go too deep, the hole is to put in some delicious cream in.

Then place 1/3 of the chocolate cream in a spritzer cone with a spoon and cut a whole at the end of the cone, fill up your cake bottoms (in the wholes we made) with the chocolate cream.

and here comes the fun part, take a new spritzer cone and select what type of shape you want your cupcakes to have, I did the classic cupcake look with a star shaped spritzer.

Then you can store your cupcakes in the cooler for 2-3 days.

 

Let me know if you try my recipe and how you liked it :)

Happy Baking!

 

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Love,

L

 

Nýja Heimilið

HomeLife

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 ?

Love, 

L

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Twinning 

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It is wonderful to be at home all day with our little men and specially when the weather is bad. But in between I am also in need of a break or little me time ? With twins you are almost all time holding a baby, we are trying hard to time them with feeding and sleep. It is sooo nice when they sleep at the sametime so I can sit down with a coffee and a magazine not doing anything and relax.

I found this jacket at Zara thought it was funny and fitting with my life at the moment ;)

Baby Bee

Kids

Burt’s Bees send me their Baby Bee collection to try on the boy’s, I have used their products before and love the honey smell  ?

I only accept to try products that I know is good, I would not write about a brand and recommend something that I cant stand behind. The Burt’s Bees baby collection is all natural and free from parabens and more strong chemicals that I always make sure is not in the products I use for myself and specially for my children.

I would have taken before and after pictures of Elvars bottom when we tried the 2-in-1 diaper cream, but I felt it was to much to post close ups of his little bottom online. The cream is really good ? It is a cream but drys as a powder, perfect for diaper rash and under his double cheek.

I am also eager to test their E vitamin cream for their faces on cold days, it is also good for calming a diaper rash.

Now it is also 25% Off all Burt’s Bees baby products at Lyf og Heilsa until the end of the month ?

Love, 

L