Author: martinamy

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Lunch with a friend

Had lunch yesterday with my friend, Linda. We tried out a new café in town. 

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Style icon: Zooey Deschanel

I’m trying to find the ultimate style muse and I think the one who comes closest to my style is Zooey Deschanel; both off screen and on screen as Jessie in New Girl. This is old news though, because I’ve had her as my favourite style icon for about five years, but I just can’t seem to find anyone who tops her. I find her style to be the perfect mix of retro, girly, classic and quirky. Totally love it! Now if only I can get hair like hers.

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Movie night

One of my new year resolution is to make some time for my husband and I. We usually don’t have the possibility to out on dates because we don’t have a babysitter. But hey, that doesn’t mean we can’t have date nights, right? So tonight is movie night at home. 

New year, new beginnings… I guess

Wow, you guys, this momma is soooo tired and worn out. I wish I could write this super inspiering post about what I want for 2017 and how this is going to be a fantatic year etc. etc. But to be completely honest, my year started off kind of shitty. Nothing really bad happened. It’s just that 2016 really wore my out and I feel so totally lost right now. So I’m sitting here thinking that I really need to find my way back to myself. But I’m not really sure I know the way anymore. 

It seems like everything around me last year was draining me of energy – my work, the house, my daughter and my husband. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of those things and I have everything I ever dreamt of. It’s just that I didn’t allow myself to fuel up. I just kept on going on empty. And that is not making me a happy mom, wife or co-worker. That makes me bitter and resentful and I haven’t been able to enjoy what matters most to me. 

So even though I’m tired as hell, I still have to find a way to fuel up on energy before I run on empty. Any tips? 

This is me this morning. Forgot half of my make up and I haven’t washed my hair for four days. That called for some take away coffee. 

Leaving for Amsterdam

I’m going to Amsterdam today to see my fantastic Tina Turner family again. I’m so looking forward to it, even though I feel horrible for leaving my daughter at home with pneumonia. So lucky that she has an amazing father that will take great care of her. But still. I feel very torn about this. But I haven’t seen my friends in three years now and Sally is okay and in good hands so I decided to go anyway. 

Stairway inspo

We’re in the process of renovating our entryway. Our house used to consist of two apartments so the entryway is really a staircase with half a set of stairs to the first floor. You can see some before pictures in this post to get an idea of how it looks.

I want to paint the walls white, but I don’t want to staircase to be completely white. But what to do with it? I’m searching for some inspiration on Pinterest and this is what I’ve come up with so far. What do you think? Have any other great ideas?

Entryway/stairway – before

This weekend we started renovating the entryway of our house. The house has kind of a strange entryway since the building used to be separeted into two apartments. So when you enter the house there’s a set of stairs up to the first floor. The wallpaper and flooring is from the 70s – dark green wallpaper, with maroon (and some pea green) mouldings and doors and red floors on top of that. Yuck! What where they thinking? Here are some before pictures. Or actually, this is during our renovation, but you get the picture.