A’s Christening

Sunday was the day for A’ christening. The weather was beautiful and the whole family slept well, which is the first step to achieving a successful day.

I was stressed out of my mind in the morning. It’s really a hopeless task to get everyone ready in the right (preferably clean) clothes at the right time. Just the baby alone – make sure she is pretty full so she doesn’t cry in church, but not so full that she vomits on the dress. Don’t be late for church but don’t come to early or you will have the problem of controlling the 3-year old bag of fleas. Continue reading A’s Christening

The Fabric Softener Hack

As you probably know fabric softener is bad for the environment, and be sure that if it smells great it’s filled with perfume. I really don’t like my clothes smelling like perfume and the baby definitely doesn’t need it.

In stead we use untainted vinegar. Vinegar has the same softening effect on clothes as fabric softener and in addition, it’s also beneficial for your washing machine as it reduces limescale.

Vinegar doesn’t remove static electricity, but most of our clothes are made of natural materials such as cotton and wool, so for us it’s no problem.

Here’s the hack: Continue reading The Fabric Softener Hack

I didn’t take it, I just borrowed it

I was sooo happy when my son came home with a homemade necklace for me last week. It was just awesome that he had done this all by himself (he isn’t exactly known for his patience). Several days went by before he quietly told me that maybe; just maybe he had borrowed it from one of the other kids.


How do you deal with the task of teaching children the difference between borrowing and stealing?


Lash lift

I dream of long beautiful eyelashes, like everyone else, and have considered getting eyelash extensions for a long time now. Horror examples however are piling up on the web in the form of broken eyelashes and allergic reactions. Alternatively, you can get a “lash lift” that makes lashes appear longer and thicker for about 6-8 weeks.

The tech puts silicone pads on the eyelid, fasten the lashes with gel and uses a permanent liquid to get the lashes into shape. The process takes about an hour and is pretty comfortable (I actually fell asleep) and costs $70.


It is recommended not to expose your Lash Lifted lashes to water, steam, sauna and makeup for the first 24 hours.

What do you think?

Manfrotto 324rc2 head top plate repair

20150910_103346__1442516468_87.55.214.56I recently purchased a manfrotto 324rc2 head with a damaged top plate for cheap.

My plan was to repair the head for use with a small (and light) point and shoot camera.  The top plate has mounting holes in two locations which I thought would enable me to just mount the plate in the second set of mounting holes, making for an easy repair. Unfortunately, upon close inspection, the  damage to the plate was more extensive than just the mounting holes. The plate had several little hairline fractures which might result in a catastrophic failure if stressed too much.

Continue reading Manfrotto 324rc2 head top plate repair

Easy Shower Buns

My new mother’s group came by today. Very nice people and it’s great to have someone to talk baby with. I baked some super easy and great tasting cold raised buns for them. The advantage of this recipe is that you don’t need to get your hands in the dough, which comes in handy when you’re trying to look after the kids at the same time.

The name implies that it is actually possible to make these buns on an ordinary work day. Just put the buns in the oven – take a 20 minute bath – enjoy your toasty buns.

Here is the recipe: Continue reading Easy Shower Buns

Pyramid Shelf and Hot Chocolate

From the mid-1700s pyramid shelves (Amagerhylder) were incredibly popular among Danish peasants used as a display shelf. They have been unpopular for a long period, but have now found their way back – primarily in the children’s bedrooms.

Scrapping PaperThis pyramid shelf I got at a garage sale. I painted it black and added some scrapping paper for color. You can use wallpaper, but scrapping pager is cheaper. I finished with two layers of clear coats.

After all that hard work, just kidding it’s very easy, I needed some hot chocolate. This is the recipe we use:

  • Hot Chocolate2 cups (½ liter) milk
  • 1 oz. (25 g.) dark chocolate (70%)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Sugar according to taste (we don’t use any)
  • Cinnamon (we do that mostly at Christmas time)
  • Whipping cream
  • Vanilla sugar


  • Heat the milk with chocolate and add a pinch of salt. Whip often so the milk doesn’t burn. Add sugar and cinnamon if you fancy.
  • Whip the cream and add vanilla sugar according to taste


Shedding Season

The summer is ending and that equals a ton of dog hair in our home. We recently bought a couple of rugs, but keeping them clean during the shedding season is a hopeless job. I read that one of the cleaning ladies at the Danish royal family use a scrubbing broom to remove pet hair from the oriental rugs at the Palace.

Dogs are like potato chips – you can’t have just one

Yesterday I bought a floor scrubbing broom and today it came to the test. I pulled the brush across the carpet towards myself to draw the hairs out of the carpet and finished with a vacuuming.

Your dog will shed less if you choose dog food of high quality  preferably with fish oil and brush the dog regularly.

It works really well – this is how I’m going to clean from now on.

Old-fashioned Apple Trifle

Autumn equals Apples and for the first time, our little apple tree has blessed us with a decent yield. One of my favorite things to make with apples is trifle and this recipe is just how my mom makes it.


  • 2½ oz. (70 g.) sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar
  • 2 lb. (1 kg.) apples peeled and diced
  • Whipped cream
  • Macaroons
  • Dark chocolate

Cook the apples with 2/3 fl. oz. (2 dl.) water in a pot. When the apples are cooked easy, add sugar and vanilla. Stir and cook until the consistency is just right. Allow the apple sauce to cool.

The sauce can be eaten with vanilla ice cream for dessert or yogurt for breakfast, but I like it the best used in a trifle.

Place layers of apple sauce, macaroons and whipped cream on top of each other and finish with chopped chocolate.

What is your favorite apple recipie?