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Linseed paint

Posted in Interior
by Emma Elwin on 30 January, 2016

Emma Elwin started her journey to detox her apartment today.

Today we are doing some work on the apartment! Since I am trying to do a detox on all the materials that we have here I just bought this linseed oil paint today. So in a minute it is time for our baseboards to get a make over. The linseed oil that I got is a better choice than Acrylic paint. Research shows a strong link between asthma, various new allergies, and other airway diseases. Here is a new study conducted by a USA, Swedish and German research team completed in 2010. The conclusion was that Acrylic paint and other material containing acrylic can be very dangerous. So of the benefits with buying linseed oil is that flax can be grown and does not have a bad impact on our environment and resources. Linseed oil decomposes naturally without leaving harmful residues in nature and the linseed Oil can be applied without addition of solvent.


Life is amazing

Posted in Baby
by Emma Elwin on 29 January, 2016

Emma Elwin has some big new to share on the blog today.

Since that day in November life has not been the same, in a truly good way. Me, André and even Stella (I think) are so happy that our little family is growing. The road so far has been joyful and sometimes tough. But I am so grateful that life brought us here, life is truly amazing.

The thought of something growing inside you is absolutely crazy, overwhelming and just beautiful. And I am going to be honest with you, being pregnant is quite extreme the first twelve weeks, for me the first fourteen weeks were filled with crazy mood swings, morning sickness and being oh so tried ALL the time. André has really been a rock during these past months. When we got to California the mood got a little bit more stable and I think the baby likes surfing and sunshine because it felt amazing to be back in the water.

I have so much that I want to share with you all. I want to tell you how it is to be a vegetarian during pregnancy (easy), about my plans to buy most of the baby stuff second-hand and also about how I plan to detox our home before the baby comes. Would you guys be up for some baby stuff on the blog?

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Surfing for two in Encinitas.


The one year rule

Posted in Buy less, choose well
by Emma Elwin on 28 January, 2016

My new rule is...

The last year I have really been trying to minimize my wardrobe to only things I actually use. It has been a lot harder than I thought! Right now I am trying to figure out what shoes that I will be using in the future, most of the once I have in my wardrobe are more like ornaments than shoes. I have this dream senario for each shoe and how they will be perfect for that one occasion. But the truth is, in my case, I always end up wearing the same shoes comfy and classic pumps almost each time anyway, and the shoes that I thought “would be perfect for that kind of party” stays in their box. So my new rule is if I haven’t used them for a year they have to be sold or given away.


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Get organized

Posted in Interior
by Emma Elwin on 26 January, 2016

Emma Elwin would like to get the office looking like this.

The other day we went to the showing of the Granit spring collection. One of the things that I got really inspired by was the desk stuff. I think we need some similar here at the office.


Best buy

Posted in Buy less, choose well
by Emma Elwin on 26 January, 2016

A lot prettier

A year ago I bought this brush in a vintage shop in Cape Town. And I have to say that I has been something that I really can’t live with out! It works great to get hairs of woolen jackets. Even to get rid of dust and dirty from jeans. If you would to invest in something for your wardrobe it should be one of these. Much better than a clothes roller and a lot prettier.


Dress up

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 25 January, 2016

Made an effort

This is the first day since we got back home that I have actually made an effort (meaning I am not wearing sweatpants and tights) to dress nicely. I do not know if it worked. All I know is that I am going to wear twice as many layers tomorrow and my big, ugly but warm shoes.

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Old sweater from Massimo Dutti. Dungarees, AG jeans. Scarf, Gina Tricot.


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