HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU (and a timely, “motherly” reminder to myself!)

Want an easy way to look and feel better that’s fad-free, cost-free, completely natural and almost as easy as breathing? It’s simple. Drink more water and get more sleep! I created this little graphic to remind myself that my sometimes-overlooked-yet-most-obvious basic needs should never be last on my list of priorities, no matter how “busy” I am. Happy […]

DIY DAY OF THE DEAD SUGAR SKULL TREAT BOXES (they’re spooky, sparkly & perfect for Halloween!)

What an amazing time of the year this is! Autumn landscapes and harvest festivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving… so many things to celebrate. Here in Sweden, All Saints’ Day (Alla helgons dag) is traditionally a quiet day of sombre reflection… dignified (in a typically Scandinavian fashion). Lighting candles at family grave sites is a widely practised custom. I […]

BABY’S TOY BOX, PART 2 (AKA cheeky monkey)

Here is Baby’s Toy Box addition number 2; a cheeky monkey (IRL a small plush toy that hangs by the tail from my baby’s play gym). “Cheeky monkey” is something I call my baby sometimes when he gives me a cheeky smile or does something funny. And he loves his cheeky monkey toy. It was […]

BABY’S TOY BOX, PART 1 (AKA a friendly T-Rex)

When I worked as a nanny, travelling around Europe a few years ago, I would occupy some of my time while my charge slept by drawing her toys. When I left the position to return home, I presented her family with a scrapbook filled with photographs I’d taken during our time together and the drawings of the […]