Thursday, October 31, 2013


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Very quick candle storage DIY

Hello Wednesday, how wonderful you are!
It's my day off, and luckily I woke up pretty early today. I did all of the chores before noon, so then I found myself kind of bored. That was when I started planning little things I could change around the apartment - nothing much, just move some stuff around and creating a little more space.

Anyway, since we've now really entered late Fall, it's kind of a given - at least to me - that we've also really entered candle season.
I'm the type of gal who spend a lot of money on candles during Fall and Winter. Every year I tell myself to stop lighting so many candles - not because it isn't wonderful and lovely (because it really is), but because I do spend so much money on them. But ah, every year I end up giving in, and every night is just a lovely and oh so "hyggelig" evening!
So I tend to buy candles by the bunch so that I never run out, but since do live in a studio apartment, I don't have much space for them.
That's why it was such an easy, quick and good idea to do this:

It's actually just two old plant pots, some four hour tea candles and two home made flags.
The flags are easy to make; all you need is a glue stick, some paper, a black marker and some grill sticks. Just make a little flag and mark on it the number of hours your candles will burn - it usually says so on the bag. Place the paper around the stick, glue them together and presto! You have a nice way of storing your candles - and as a bonus, it looks adorable!

That's it for today; I still have some projects left, but I'll see you tomorrow.
Have a fantastic Wednesday, remember to smile and be happy 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

H Y G G E . . .

... is a Danish word that just cannot be translated into English.
Some synonym sentencens for "hygge" might just be: Relaxing with a cuppa tea - or coffee - and candles//sitting by the fire reading a good book//cuddling on the couch with a blanket and a good show on TV//or//enjoying an evening inside, while it's rainy and stormy outside.
Yes, that and so much more is "hygge" - at least to me.

I accomplish to "hygge" a little almost every day, but today was really something special.
My oldest girlfriend - from way back when I was a little tweeny girl - Sofie, came by today. She goes to Roskilde University, so she was close by. For ages now, we've been saying that we had to find a date for coffee and a chat, but we're both so busy busy busy. Luckily though, we'd planned to see each other today, and so she came by at around noon. Ah, it was so lovely to see her again; we haven't seen each other in two years, so it was just absolutely fantastic to just sit down with endless cups of coffee and chocolate chip cookies and reminisce about our "younger days" haha. We've been through so much together when we were younger, so it was really nice just to sit and go through all of our great memories from our teens.  
She just left an hour ago, and I've been cleaning up a bit, but other than that it has been the best day! Luckily she only lives about an hour away, so we'll have to see each other some more.

Here's some pictures of my personal "hygge"; it's been such a great day, and now I think I'll have a cuppa cappuccino and a left-over cookie.
Have the best day ever, all of my dear Internet friends - remember: every day can be the best day ever, if just you remember to smile and laugh a little 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Storm is Coming // Storm is Here

A bit of an unusual post today.
Denmark is a small country, and it's very seldom that we experience extreme weather. We do get heat in the Summer time, and we do get a lot of snow when Winter comes 'round. But we're very lucky; we never really get to experience extreme or even frightening weather.

But today, there's a storm over Denmark. It's actually pretty rough; right now I was supposed to get ready for Monday's English night class, but I ruled that out when I - about five minutes ago - saw tons of bricks and parts of the roof fall down right in front of my window. So yes, tonight I'm definitely staying home.

Lights are flickering right now, but luckily I've lit tons of candles and my MacBook is fully charged. They say on the telly that it's the worst storm since the '90s - and I do remember that one - and advise people to stay indoors. I'm not scared though - if anything I'm just a little exited. But I do think it's a good idea to stay home and keep an eye out on the apartment.

For any of you Danish readers out there - stay home and take care of yourselves.
For all of you other lovely readers - have a lovely evening and don't forget to be happy and smile 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Scandinavian Look

Hello all, hello blog and hello Saturday!
The weather outside is a little funny today - not quite sure if I want to take the chance and go for a walk; seems a bit too cloudy, haha. So instead I've made myself a cuppa tea whilst relaxing with a couple of episodes of Friends and a Swedish interior magazine. Actually I should be cleaning the place right now, but I think it's important to remember that I already did the laundry - and it is Saturday, so a little relaxation is quite alright, I think - excuses excuses, haha!

Anyway, today I'm going to show you that classic Scandinavian look. These pictures are from the Swedish magazine "Residence" and taken by photograpgher Kristofer Johnnson. Black, white, leather, metal, fur and wood are combined to create that very special Scandinavian feel.
Have a great day; remember to take five minutes for yourself and be happy 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pink and feminine

Continuing Wednesday's post on feminine homes, here's another one.
(Very) late Summer or early Fall? This gorgeous and feminine pink place is a nice alternative to what you usually see around Fall. I love the fact that everything is so thought-out; every little nick-nack, every furniture, everything here is just perfection!
I hope you're having a perfect day as well - there's always something to smile about, so don't forget to show your pearly whites 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oh to have a feminine home

For the first time in a long time, I must admit I don't know where these pictures are from or where they're taken. But well, isn't this house just fantastically feminine? I do like it, though I couldn't see myself living in a place like this... a little too feminine for my taste. But to each his own, and I'm not above admitting that it is beautiful.
Have a lovely day, you lovely people.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mix of modern and vintage

Hello to a new and beautiful Tuesday!
It's been a bit quiet here at f&f over the last couple of days. There has been lots to do, holiday is over and I'm now back in my beloved apartment. It's a beautiful day outside, and inside I'm enjoying a cuppa cinnamon tea and getting ready to do a little makeover in my kitchen. Ah, don't you just love a day off?

Today I will show you a beautiful Swedish apartment. It has a great mix of modern and vintage. There are loads of things I really like about this apartment; the open kitchen, the floral wallpaper, the single green chair in the dining area and - of course, as I am a sucker for succulent plants in old plant pots - the single big plant on the dining table. However, I think the thing I like most about this place, is the the pig "To Do" poster with things to do and goals to have in life.
Today, my goal is to make this yet another fantastic day! Tally-hooooo, see you soon!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

White - Edgy - Romantic

Hello, how are you today?
I'm happy to present you with this home. The Swedish art director/designer/illustrator Sara Woodrow lives in this gorgeous white home in Sweden. I love the small details like the single flowers in the old bottles - not to mention the display of candlesticks, books and plants on top of the piano.
Have a wonderful day, and please try to remember to smile!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oh so cosy

Goodevening, how was your day? Mine was just a-ok; this morning I got a haircut in Åseda, and the rest of the day was spent with eeeeeeendless amounts of homework - phew! Luckily I just finished for today, so now it's time for a little bit of blogging.
Today I want to show you this lovely and cosy Swedish home. Everybody has different opinions on what is "cosy" - to me, cosiness is snuggling up on the couch with a good cuppa tea and perhaps a good book or a magazine or two. But this lovely Swedish home is - in my opinion - very cosy too. You can never go wrong with white walls and wooden floors, and I do love the nice and calming earth tones and natural materials.
Have the most perfect day today - or at least, what's left of it