Meeting spring among the Cherryblossoms // Greys and Pinks

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It has been over a year since I last updated this blog and the only thing I can say about that is that time and creativity has been lacking. But it is a bit calmer now, work wise, and with the sun came the inspiration for photography so I decided to dust this old thing off as well. Where else to post all these photos of my favorite kids and my favorite brands? I don't want to spam you guys over on Instagram :)

Like this set of photos for example; the kid and @according_to_e's beautiful bunch, in the middle of the blooming cherry trees in Kungsträdgården. Their grey outfits such a great combination with the pink blossoms and Disas left over birthday balloons. Their faces excited for spring and summer (or for the donuts we promised that they would get afterwards).

I love this crazy brood of kids. And for the first I really don't find photos of Cherry Blossoms cliche at all. But as you can clearly see in the last photo: it wasn't easy to get that money-shot, free of a million colorful tourists, and with four kids actually facing towards the camera.

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Outfit details:

Willem:
Sweater from Gardner & the Gang, jeans from I Dig Denim, trucker hat from Vans and Adidas shoes from Babyshop.se
Ture:
Shirt from Little Urban Apparel, jeans from I Dig Denim and shoes from Adidas
Eje:
Sweater from Elafela, harempants from Sussilull and shoes from Adidas
Disa:
Cardigan from Gardner & the Gang, dress from Newbie, stockings from CondorModaInfantil and Saltwater Sandals from LemonLou

Tiny Cottons AW16 - Face Your Faces // A collection about feelings

Are you excited? One more sleep, then it is finally here - the longed for autumn/winter collection from Tiny Cottons!

Set to launch on July 26th, the drop falls right in the middle of all the other brands - but boy, does it stand out. "Face Your Faces" is an amazing collection, all about emotions and their different faces. And Tiny Cottons have done a great job exploring the graphic world of feelings. The patterns and prints are playful, full of character and with that extra twist that I love from a kids fashion brand and every item is thought through and functional while keeping that stylish edge. Most important of all; it is still friendly made in organic cotton and merino wool.

Now, I'm not going to pretend that these photos come from a real outing because, lets be honest, it is July in Stockholm and we've had temperatures close to 30 degrees celsius this week. But on a cloudy and less warm day, me and fellow insta-mom Erica took the boys on an adventure in the forrest and while there we took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the coveted collection. My personal favorites are the genie and scarf with hands but grid pattern items in red and orange tones are also gorgeous. It's funny how nearly every sneak peek I've seen so far is putting the light tones and the monochrome front and center. Why? We've seen that before, haven't we? Both from Tiny Cottons and from basically every other brand out there. I feel like 2015/2016 has been one very long monochrome-fest and what I really love about the fall collection from Tiny Cottons are the colors! So we decided to mix it up with some of the more colorful pieces. Now have a look for yourself and tell me what you think:

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All items that the boys are wearing come from Tiny Cottons AW16 collection, Face Your Faces.

The collection launches tomorrow morning and a full list of retailers can be found on www.tinycottons.com 

For residents in Sweden, Babyshop will stock most of the collection and all items can be found there.

Parkour light for the Wild Child

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Hi people! Sorry for the long break. We had stuff to do and then this gorgeous summer weather hit us full force and we had to take advantage because, seriously? In Sweden you never know when you'll get above 20 degrees celcius again.

But here is some news from our household: The kid has suddenly turned into a Parkour enthusiast. My child – who used to be such a cautious baby – has morphed into a little daredevil whose biggest interests are climbing and jumping. Preferably with said caution thrown completely to the wind.

Short distances that used to take us ten minutes now take almost an hour because every fence, large rock or passing structure needs to be conquered before we can move on. Thankfully he is not applying this new wildchild-technique on skateboarding or bicycling or my heart might not survive it.

By the way; did you guys check out the collab between our friends OneWeLike and super cool AcneJr? If not, then go do that right this minute. The balloon tee that the kid is wearing is one of my absolute favorites from their collection "Prints" but there are so many more. Like the Monster sweater, for example. I adore that one.

I feel like the balloon goes well with this new side of my child. He flies high and he is so full of pride when he manages a particularly high jump or complicated climb. Just recently he also started Karate class and that has done wonders with his balance and body control.

And I have got to give credit to I Dig denim for making Arizona cut-offs. The shorts version of our favorite jeans model are sure to be well-worn this summer because of the comfortable fit and - who am I kidding - the amazing style. They go with everything in the kid's current closet and my only wish is that I had them in blue for him as well. And maybe in black. And in white and... yeah, you get the picture.

The trucker cap is from the Australian brand Munsterkids, of course. They seriously make the best hats. Perfect fit, great quality and cool design without being "too much". I was in luck when I found old styles at a great discount over at the dutch onlineshop, Orange Mayonaise. Basically three for the price of one and I still think they have a couple in store.

Celebrating Easter in Mini Rodini

Easter celebration is in full force at our house. And according to Swedish tradition we dressed the kids as easter witches and went out to collect candy in the neighborhood. The kid had painted his own Easter cards to hand out and was more than a little excited about the whole concept. 

As most four year-olds he loves to dress up and he even sat for some face paint, but when it came to picking out his outfit he was adamant. It was all about the prints. Go bold or go home, no?

Easter is all about Spring and what could fit Spring better than green and yellow. The clover print from Mini Rodini was perfect and when surprisingly well with the yellow snakes from an earlier collection. To top it off, the kid picked out a bowler hat and an old cane left behind by his great grandfather.

He scored a lot of candy but in the end he was most excited about handing out his art. It was a great afternoon, a perfect way to kick off the Easter holiday, and fun way to warm up for the Saturday egg hunt. Hopefully you all are having a fun Easter holiday as well.

Sunny spring-hugs from Blåkulla

Details:
Hat from Lindex
Snake print pants and Lucky Clover sweater from Mini Rodini
All-weather boots from Vincent
Scarf from the back of the closet