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I’d like to introduce you to my favorite children’s clothing store in Albuquerque. It is charming and has a ever changing assortment of high quality brands. I started going there because they are the only place in town who sell Tea clothing. Tea is a staple there, beyond that they also have Zutano, Rabbit Moon, Mimi and Maggie, and more.

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I could spend hours in there getting lost in their charming displays…Thankfully they have a play table set up to keep the little ones happy. I realized later that I didn’t take a good picture to show their boy’s collections. They do have them! If you find yourself in Nob Hill, Albuquerque, stop by for a visit.
Have a lovely day,
Sofija

Traditions

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How was your Easter? Ours was the most low key we ever had (it was “just” us), still I am always amazed how exhausting it was. I think largely because When we were still a small family I started a whole bunch of traditions that have become burdensome with 6 kids. The baskets, the egg hunt, the big meal, going to church all dressed up on a day when it is the most crowded. My husband has seen it for years, but I am a little late coming to the realization that we need to make things simpler. Not sure how yet; maybe I’ll have the kids vote on what traditions we keep, and what we can do without. I remember years ago when my husband’s family decided not to give gifts to the adults anymore. Though I was sad at first it ended up doing away with a lot of stress. How about you, do you ever rethink and adjust your traditions? Or is everything pretty much fine tuned and as smooth as can be? Or somewhere in between?
Have a lovely week,
Sofija

Monochrome Easter Eggs

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Are you into coloring easter eggs? If so, here is a fresh idea you might want to try. It is so easy, yet it adds instant style to your easter table. All you need are hard boiled eggs and a sharpie.

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Have fun with these! The possibilities are endless.

-Sofija

This post was inspired by Ferm Living 

 

 

Finn’s First Trip to Europe

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My little man turns 16 today, hard to believe! I went through some old pictures and thought I could share some more pictures from our epic Europe trip back in 2000. Way back when we only had one child. We schlepped the poor kid all over Europe; he was barely 2. We went to Germany (Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, Bavaria, and the Black Forest), Holland, and Croatia. Needles to say  he is not always happy on the pictures.

Here he is with us near Nuernberg. We were staying with my friend Chrissy’s family and had just climbed up some little peak. Love the hat David is wearing.

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In the next picture we are in Croatia enjoying some ice cream right by the Adriatic Sea. Good times. You can find more Croatia pictures here and here.

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The next one is pretty self explanatory…Silly Americans!! We were in Holland for my friend from high-school’s wedding.

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The next one is one of my favorites, Finn and his new friend. We were somewhere near Duesseldorf.

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Next some pictures with my family. Here is my beautiful sister. These two were quite the pair. My sister took him shopping and Finn loved tagging along with her and her friends.

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And my mom. He got the special treatment from Oma which involved lots of trips to the park, ice cream, and a brand new tricycle.

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I get nostalgic every time I look at these.

These were the last pictures we took on a non digital Canon camera, but we had them digitalized right away.

Have a great day,

Sofija

If you like travel posts, here are two from a more recent trip two years ago: an old castle and our visit to the Playmobil Park.

 

 

Baileys Home and Garden

You guys, I am so fascinated by this shop I had to share. Bailey’s Home and Garden is a converted English barn in the Heredfordshire countryside. Owners Mark and Sally Baily have done an amazing job displaying their one of kind objects.

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If I ever came I would probably wander through here for days…Mark and Sally Bailey spend a lot of time traveling finding their goods. I appreciate the patience and thoughtfulness they have put into this space. I’m kind of glad they don’t ship internationally; I’m just going to have to make the trip to England…

-Sofija

Photography: Rich Stapleton for Cereal Magazine & FvF

Via Freunde von Freunden, an awesome website that finds all kinds of interesting people like the Baileys.

Happy April!

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Spring is in full swing in New Mexico, without the usual nasty winds we get. I am enjoying every minute of it…
I hope it is warm and sunny where you live. If not, Maybe these pictures will help.
Have lovely day,
Sofija

Olive Juice: Easter Dresses

Wow, I can’t believe Easter is in two weeks…Are you looking for some timeless and pretty spring dresses? The US company Olive Juice might be good place to look.

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With four daughters I appreciate the timeless look of these dresses. They could easily be handed down and still look classy. I also like that the dresses could easily work for a wedding, communion, or other occasions. I have been admiring their Peter Pan collar dresses, but the sweater dress on top might be my new favorite…

Have a lovely day,

Sofija

 

 

Moments

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A few pictures from this week. They look so calm and serene, when in reality my week was such a whirlwind that I had serious concerns about dropping off a child at the wrong place, or forgetting to pick her up altogether. I consciously struggle to keep my life slow; and this week I lost. But next week I will try again…
Have a restful weekend,
Sofija