A chill Saturday

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Hello from a sunny but freezing Birmingham! Pictures taken from my favorite corner, where I’m chilling and listening to a podcast at the moment, which I normally do while I’m cleaning, doing laundry or driving… so since I’m just sitting here, I thought it was a good idea to snap some pictures of my still clean and organized house! Give the kiddos a few more hours and it will be messy again :)

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And this is the ceiling. I need someone tall, really tall, or someone with a really tall ladder to help me change the light bulbs! I had a guy coming here and he said -Wow! My ladder is not that high… Well, I told you over the phone it’s 19 feet/5.8m… oh well!!

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At nighttime these lights from Moooi, give such nice shadows on the walls. There is also a hidden light string in the crown molding. A good tip if you are building or remodeling, is to hide the curtain rod, a la hotel style. And dimmer on all lights is a must to get a cozy feeling! This ceiling was a fun design project for me when we built the house.

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We started the morning with hockey, yes, like every Saturday and Sunday mornings :) And after that we’ve just been home playing and chilling!

Kram//Xx Cissi

 

Outdoor lights

 

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I like these light boxes and the floor lamps. I feel you can’t have too many light sources both inside or outside. I was thinking last night that I should add more outdoor lights at all our houses.

Now, breakfast time and get ready for another wonderful sunny day!

Xx Cissi

New lights

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I bought these lights on a cord long time ago from Crate and Barrel, and my plan was to hang them outside on the porch.
Well, that never happened, but now they are hanging in Eddie-Bo’s room instead. Very cosy!


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He loves his Stiga hockey game!
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And this kitchen is also well used.


Xx Cissi

Cozy night

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I’m at the moment enjoying some pumpkin chai tea this cozy dark Monday night. Totally ready for the fall.

The weather here is still really warm, so all fall clothes need to wait for me a little bit longer :)

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Xx Cissi

DIY

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G O O D   E V E N I N G  F R I E N D S

This light was from the beginning stainless steal. After a little DIY (do it yourself) now parts of it have a gold finish.
Just spray color, easy peasy!
Another good tips if you are building a fireplace, is to put an outlet on top of your mantel.

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By night… So cozy.
Johan and Joakim (and rest of the team) left for training camp today and will be gone until Monday.
The kids are sleeping so it’s time for me and Lisa to watch some meaningless show :)

Xx Cissi

Guest room ready for check in

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Tonight, finally our really good friends Joakim, Lisa and their 5 month old Nellie are checking in at Franzen residence :)
They will stay here, actually I have no idea for how long, but until they get their rental house ready.
Oh, I’ve missed them so much. Can’t wait to see them!

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I  L O V E this ceiling light.
I ordered it online and I remember it took me by surprise when it came all the way from Egypt :)

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This is one of our two guest rooms. And believe me, we always have lots of guests. So nice!!
Now off to a meeting at the Darlington St renovation.

Xx Cissi