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Favorites – Almodas edition!

I was browsing the internet, looking for summer clothes (did I mention it’s already summer in my head?) and fell over a little web shop I haven’t heard about before.

Almodas carries a selected variation of clothes, accessories and make-up and I’ve fallen completely in love with a few of their things! As a bonus, the prices are actually quite neat.

AlmodasA little Aztec love

From the top left:

Journey Weekend Bag, 199 kr – I’ve fallen completely in love with this bag!
Stone Gold earrings, 99 kr – I love the combination of gold and black in this one.
Lipsy Aztec dress, 399 kr (sale 200 kr) – Fun and different for the first summer party!

Almodas2A little summer love

From the top left:

Lipsy Skater dress, 650 kr (sale 325 kr) – A little pricy but oh so lovely!
Dope necklace, 179 kr – This is so quirky and I simply love it.
Silver Burst earrings, 59 kr – They have such an amazing glow.

To me, these outfits says “summer with a spin” since I like clothes with a little bit of fun to them. I like both styles but the top one is by far my favorite!

What do you think? Which type of outfit would you rather wear?

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Something about lunchboxes

Yesterday we went to talk with the daycare (or “vuggestue” as it’s called in Danish) for the first meeting. They showed us around, we saw where his place is (you know, for jackets and stuff) and had to sign a bunch of papers allowing them to take pictures of him during playtime, etc. I think it’s a little sad that you have to give permission in order to avoid parents flipping shit – seeing as it’s only for internal use in the daycare itself, where only parents will ever see them.

Anyway, since they’ve just merged with the kinder garden right next to them, they’re changing everything up. Sadly, that also means losing their cooking lady so we have to provide lunch for our kids. Either one big lunchbox or two small ones, since they eat twice, and we have to bring a piece of fruit every day for “fruit time” where they all share the fruit.

I love the idea of fruit time, I’d just love it more if I could pay 50 bucks once a month and let them buy the fruit instead of ALWAYS having to have fruit in the house. We eat healthy, we do; but my boyfriend isn’t a fan of fruit and I’m allergic to 90% of it, and since our son is barely 10 months old and spits out more than he chews, it’s a waste buying large quantities of fruit. So basically I’ll have to go buy fruit every other day… What’s more, I’ve been there once during fruit time (I love the sound of that) and there was ONE banana and the rest was apple. None of the 12 children wanted apple and they all wanted banana. What’s even more, our kid might be allergic to apples and pears. This means that if he brings a banana and everyone else brings apples, he’s going to get ONE slice of banana and be unable to have anything else. Not cool.

In other words, we’re going to suggest the payment thing instead 😉

Anyway, we’ve decided to go with just one lunch box. Mommy here forgets things quickly and I don’t want to rummage around a box full of 24 boxes to find two of his.

We’ve ordered this one, and I’m only slightly jealous of my son because it’s so smart!

LB1

LB2

Lunchbox from Rice

As you can see, it has three different compartments; the blue is the largest one, the green goes in the middle and the smallest one on the top. We’re thinking using the two two for the first, lighter meal, and the big one for the actual lunch.

In comparison, my lunch box looks like this:

LB3

Lego lunch box

I wanted one for forever and when I found it for 20,- after school had started and all the kids had bought lunchboxes, I decided that I was immature enough to get it!

Like the lunch boxes? What does yours look like? (:

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Tips to spice up your apartment #1

Yesterday I spent most of the evening looking for inspiration for the new house we’re moving into soon. We never got around to doing anything here because I got sick and stayed that way for 1 1/2 year now. Luckily I’m feeling better, in general, and I’m very excited to move soon!

One of the things I would like to recommend to you this time is Tagxedo. Basically you write a text or some key words and the program makes it into a shape for you.
There are lots of shapes to choose from but it’s very easy to upload your own picture as well. And with color and font customization it’s really easy to use for any room of the house.

I’ve been playing around with a few for my son’s room but it includes his full name, so instead you’ll just see an example I made for the blog:

Tax1 Just one example out of many

This would be great for any neat, minimalistic room or messy, creative room since you decide how to make it look. Except for my son’s room, I’m considering putting one or two in the hallway and maybe the living room.

What do you think? Yay or nay? 😉

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How to cheaply update your furniture

I love being creative and used to do something fun every day. But since I had a baby and got sick, it obviously hasn’t been my first priority. Now that we’re moving, however, I have so many amazing projects to do that I can’t wait! If you’re interested in getting a few cheap and easy tips keep an eye on the blog in the near future.

My son got this for his baptism:

Ikea1LÄTT Børnebord

It’s a very nice, little table set but it’s also extremely boring. Doesn’t exactly scream “Kid’s room”, does it? Which is why my plan is to paint them black and put wallpaper on the table top and the chairs.

Today I ordered these three:

  Ark2 Ark1  Ark3

The green one with the owls is 70×30 cm and I’m going to use that to cover the table and the chairs. It’s going to be a very neat contrast to the black. I bought three pieces á 20 kr each.

The other ones are going to be used for when we remodel the Ikea Duktig play kitchen, which he’s getting for his birthday. Maybe some shelves in his room, to make it look much more fun. The blue one is also 70×30 cm for 20 kr while the one with the stars is 43×30 cm for 20 kr.

They can all be found at Papir og Tapet, a web shop I only just discovered today but already know I’m going to use quite a lot. They have everything from entire rolls of wallpaper to very small pieces (useful for scrap booking) to wall stickers and odds and ends.

The wallpapers are not just for kids, they have a very nice selection, so if you have an old piece of furniture or just something that’s getting boring to look at, I highly recommend taking a look.

What do you think? What kind of creative projects do you like to do?

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How to make a little money (without any catches)

We all need money. Especially as a student it’s not always easy getting by or just having to live without something that would be nice to have but you can’t afford. And most of us have fallen over a “earn money TODAY!” spam-things on the internet at some point, intentionally or not.

Money1Just sell your soul for a million!

But most of it is bullshit. Either is directly a scam or just made in such a way that you’ll never earn enough money or points for anything. Payback search engines, giving you 0,01 kr pr search, maximum 5 searches a day; point sites where you have to sign up for 300 spamming news letters, join 300 “competitions” and “giveaways” – which are all basically a way to get your e-mail, address and phone number – and survey sites that require you to answer surveys for years until you get a 100 kr gift card. Nobody wants that!

But there actually is a few ways to earn money that doesn’t require you to jump through hoops and that actually work. No, you won’t be a millionaire over night but if you’re willing to spend a few minutes each day in the internet, there’s a nice little profit in it for you.

I use a few sites so I’ll of course only recommend what I use and know works! (:

1) Eovendo

This one is my absolute favorite. You sign up. You watch a few commercials every day. You get paid. That’s it. You get 0,25 øre pr. commercial. Sure, it doesn’t sound like a lot. But with an average of 8 commercials per day, 28 days a month, you earn 56 kr. Just for watching a few commercials! That’s extra 672 kr pr. year to spend on fun! They go to your PayPal and you can either transfer them to your bank account or use them directly from PayPal. I do the last because of eBay 😉

2) Toluna

I’ve used Toluna for a few years and it’s only gotten better and better! This is your typical survey site but you actually earn enough to get gift cards. I’ve earned quite a few from them over the years. Just for the past few months I’ve earned one, have another one on the way, and am a very few points away from a third one. They all go to Supergavekortet so there’s a lot to choose from. How many surveys you get largely depend on your profile (as in, they won’t send you surveys about pets or cars if you don’t have any) but you get enough to actually get gift cards, provided that you actually spend the time needed answering them.

3) M3 Panel

This one is a purely Danish “panel” for surveys and works pretty much the same way as Toluna – you answer surveys, get points, and can shop for things in their shop. I always spend my points on gift cards since that’s my favorite thing 😉 but they do have a lot to choose from.

4) Freemarket

Technically speaking, Freemarket doesn’t earn you money. However, it does let you pick different things to try out, mostly snacks and drinks. The only “catch” is that you have to spend 2 minutes reviewing all the items but seeing as you can choose up to 10 items for free each month, I think that’s fair enough. So far I’ve only ordered once – 2 bottles of soda, 1 energydrink and 5 bags of chips and snacks. And I’m talking brand stuff, like Kims and Cocio. It was delicious!
Since they give things away for free, they’re only letting people in slowly, though. I signed up in November, got admitted in February. So you’ll have to be a little patient if you want to do this one  – but I highly recommend it 😉

Those were the good ones. But what about the bad ones? There are many of those but here are some of the more popular, but useless ones.

1) Pointshop

It takes you AGES to gain any points if you only use the free options. If you spend money (e.g. on a “Join ABC Golddigger Game and get 300 points” or through their procent-shopping which is using their link and getting points – if I use their link to BodyShop, I get 20 points for every 1 kr I’ve spent) you always get ripped off or cheated.

I did the BodyShop thing, was told it might take UP to a month before I got the money because they need to manually confirm my purchase. Fair enough. It took me almost three months and a LOT of explaining to their “customer service” that I needed them to give me my points! By the end, she told me she had transferred 400 points to my account after seeing my confirmation e-mail from BodyShop that I bought items for 291 kr.

20 points pr. 1 kr. I got 400 points. According to her, I shopped for 20 kr. I wanted to fucking scream. The stupidity! And I’ve spent over a year collecting points. First of all, they suddenly decided that points get outdated, which we all learned the hard way. Second of all, I’m still almost three months away from getting my first gift card! And even when you get enough points, a lot of people complain about how they don’t receive their things for months and months until you almost threaten to sue them. Can’t recommend this one at all! The same goes for Pointblog and similar, since they’re all owned by the same person.

 2) YouGov

They actually have their things straight. It’s just a little too bad that you get SO few surveys to answer and their point shop is SO expensive, it will take you at least a lifetime to earn anything. Again, I’ve been a member for over 2 years and I’ve only recently earned enough points for the shipping! Because yes, you have to pay for the shipping as well! Not recommendable, either.

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The very last thing I want to say is that this is in no way sponsored and those are not affiliate links. I wanted to make the post because many of us are students and free stuff is nice 😉 However, if you would like to help me out, I’d be very grateful if you’d let me invite you to Eovendo and M3 Panel, since I get a bonus out of it. Just tell me in the comments. If not, the links I provided just take you directly to the home pages (:

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