Life in Photos

LIFE IN PHOTOS :: Trying to Get Out of Vacation Mode

It’s too quiet. This is a phrase I’ve rarely uttered in the past 2.5 years, but today, in the still of the afternoon heat with Aveline asleep to the hum of the fan, and the house strangely Lauren-less, I find myself whispering, “It’s too quiet.”

My second cuppa gone, I try writing a to-do list, but it’s hard to get back into working mode after so much time off. A whole month in Minnesota — and week here with my best friend — definitely spoiled me.

Starbucks and Fries Apartment Stairway Mexican Blanket and Books on Floor Intentional Blur Self Portrait

What do you do to get back into the groove after time off?

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Christmas

NORDIC CHRISTMAS :: Beate Hemsborg on Christmas Decorating and Relaxing

spisestue - Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog
The Norwegian blog beate hemsborg is a huge, huge inspiration to me when it comes to interiors. Inger’s home is absolutely and completely cozy all year long — the perfect spot for an coffee and cookies break! — and it turns even cozier at Christmastime.

Well, Inger is here on Oaxacaborn today to share her approach to Christmas (it includes cookies AND relaxing). I think we all, myself included, would do well to heed her wise advice when it comes simplicity and relaxation!
spisestue - Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog
“The best part of Christmas is to have some days off with my husband and my two children. Sleeping until we wake up, and then lighting the candles in the livingroom because it is still dark when we get up. Children playing with toys that they got for Christmas…

I’m not the one who has a long to do-list for Christmas. I enjoy doing things whenever we want to… not just because it is on the list / schedule. We bake when the kids desire and Christmas-decorations are taken little at a time. The cookie-jars stand on the kitchen-shelf, and they are often empty before Christmas.

How I decorate / what gives me the Christmas spirit: I am not a fan of angels or Santa, I usually decorate with red and brown details. I think it’s the red details that create the Christmas spirit in my home. I do not like to fill up the room with lots of decorations, I use stuff that I have — but with a little Christmas twist. For example, a rustic flower pot with a small strip of brown paper and a red and white ribbon. I also use zinc a lot, and I love a little red string around a zinc bowl.”

advents stake - Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

bord - Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

kjøkken - Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

stuen - Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

kjøkken Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

jule kalender - Beautiful Nordic Christmas interior from the beate hemsborg blog as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

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