yesterdays delivery

I received the most beautiful delivery yesterday.

– A bouquet with the finest of all flowers.
Look!

Kristin held a workshop on Monday night together with Boråstapeter, the whole night was a ‘full in bloom’ kinda a thing, if you didn’t read my previous update it’s here.
The evening was stunning, and now this bouquet! My heart burst with joy.

If you only knew how much this means for me, especially on a day like this. So Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again.

Flowers truly do have healing vibes..

xx

IN BLOOM

Ok guys, this will be an update from Kristins house and her workshop last night.
Prepare for bloom bonanza!

Yesterday we were invited for a workshop in her lovely home, together with Borås tapeter. They just released their new collection In bloom.
Every single piece of wall paper in there, stunning!
Jenny Hahne the illustrator behind some of the patterns were with us all night and she shared her story when creating these lovely prints.

This is the book you should look for when in the store.
( Sofia Jansson just re done her office with the print you see on the book cover. Check it out here )

Kristin chosen the Thistle in bloom, such a magical piece that as well. Perfect for their kitchen.

Chestnut blossom totally took me by storm. It’s not even funny how you can fall in love with a pattern this much,
I had a very simular years ago from Borås tapeter. Since we renovated the whole house it’s now long gone. The one in blue is made for our bedroom upstairs, for both walls and ceiling I think. Go big right?

We got to see some of the original pieces from long back..

Dinner was served in the green house, food from Verket! – Varbergs best restaurant.
Kristin also ordered sunshine and +16 degress for last night. Could’nt get any better than this accually.

Hanging out with creative, inspirational girls a whole night is always a pleasure. I’m so grateful.
Here’s to strong women: may we know them & may we be them!

Natahlie & Matilda – Babes in Boyland.
Nanna – Nannakerstin
Catarina –Annacate

A funny thing with meetings likes this, is that the camera always eats first.

Kristin in action.

Nanna & to the right Diana – Diadonna.

Creative dinners as it’s best. I tried my hardest to create a new pattern for next years collection, let me just say I’m not an artist ! hahaha! Creating is good for your soul thou..

I’m very sure the whole of Sweden will be ‘in bloom’ all year around..

Thanks Kristin & Boråstapeter for a magical night,
….and thanks to all the girls who made it so special.

that this is not a sponsored post.

 

 

MY WEEK

My week has passed by like crazy. Sitting here thinking of everything that has happened over the past few days… time flies when you’re enjoying it.

Monday – Meetings and FGL Store.

Tuesday – Organizing for my grans funeral.

Wednesday – FGL Store.

Thursday – Started my morning at Oken’s Hotel. Met up with Finnvedens säljkraft and we started our morning with a nice breakfast. Then onto a day full of inspiration! Varberg City joins forces with the local businesses in hope to motivate and encourage it’s people with everything from politics, health and general being. So we spent most of the day there soaking up knowledge, very nice! Kristin and I also met up with Emma Knyckare a women we both admire greatly. Looking forward to our future collabs..

Friday– time for another early social breakfast, Handelsbanken invited their costumers to breakfast, with guest speaker Johanna. Johanna gave us coaching regarding health and living.

Verket made us a very delicius breakfast.


Full of inspiration we continued to the beach for a shoot.

A very important one too, We wanted to speak up and show our support reagarding Sara Danius. This had to be done in a hurry, but it’s how we usually work anyway — 200% speed.
Luckily the sun came for a visit and gave us 18 degrees. I had three dips, and I loved it.
+8 in the water. F R E S H .

Come 3 o’clock I had my final meeting – great fun to plan the future with great people.

Back to our store by 4.30 to meet up with Jake who was doing some work there. So that’s where I ended my work week. Love my job.

ps. I also done a rinse in my wardrobe, check out my sales here. 

 

 

 

 

SPEAK UP

Ok, Friday 13th. It’s time to speak up, all of us. The date makes sense. Horrible things always happen on Friday 13th.

Kristin and I started first thing today. First subject was about #viknyterenblusförsara. Commonly used hash tag from today.
We felt that we wanted to show our love and support by speaking up by sharing this in social media and so did many others! Thank god. You should do it to. This has to end. NOW.

We had a dip in the sea after this photo was taken. I  jumped in three times. Well needed!
Enjoy your weekend lovers, promise you tie your blouse to.

 

Sustainable choices

Let me tell you about an old addiction of mine, Tradera. It started in 2008, when I was crazy about vintage porcelain. All I wanted was available at Tradera, it’s a goldmine when it comes to vintage design.
Such a great way of shopping, to buy something no one need anymore.
I don’t really shop a lot of clothes nowadays, but if I treat myself it’s usually from winning a bid..

Lately I’ve been selling many of my things at Tradera myself, it was time for a rinse.
It’s easy and fun, the process is simple and the buyer gets happy when winning the bid!
Like winning the lottery in a way.

Here is two of my favourites. A black maxi dress from Acne. + a Rodebjer dress.


This update is a sponsored post by Tradera.

Right now there is a deal at Tradera when selling 10 items. Maybe it’s time for you to clean out your closet too. I have my eyes on this special piece

/m

Almost 90 days since…

Hi hello bonjour,
Already Wednesday! Can’t believe how fast the weeks passing by.
Is it because of spring and the longer days we have now?
The time flies indeed, cause it’s already my 3rd month as being ‘my own boss’ HOORAY!

It’s still a bit unreal, to own my own time. It’s still weird on the 25th every month,
cause no monthly pay comes in as it has done before. But it’s ok.
Another thing that has been on my mind for a while is that we all work too much and too hard. For the cause of what? All my life I’ve been working more than 100% I can easily say 200% if I look back on my past. Shit! No thanks. Never again.

Time to enjoy more.
I’m so happy and proud over my decision to leave the full time job to only focus on my two buisnesses.
( It was kinda hard to juggle it all the last years. Renovations, full time job, +run two buisnesses, all at once..)  Woman please!

Feeling more free than ever. More balanced .. and happier.
If worst come to worst and I’m not getting enough work. I will become a fisher woman, told dad yesterday he has to teach me everything he knows being a captain/fisherman.
He was laughing but I said it’s my back up plan..

Thanks for reading, commenting, heartin’ it and all you do ! I’m beyond grateful!
So thanks again,

m.

 

SUNDAY WELL SPENT

Yesterday it was +16 degrees. Hallelelua moment! (for us Swedes)
Working away in the garden with only t-shirts on. I planted some seeds. Mostly sun flowers and climbing plants which I forgot the name of now… I’ll update you when they are in bloom.

It’s been such a cold spring up till now,  yesterday was perfect. Weathers looking great for the next couple of days too. Happy and grateful. I think the whole of Sweden is doing the ‘happy dance’ thanks to this sunshine right now.

Mini our lovely hen is always around, basically on our feet in hope to find food from the old plants being ripped out. The most beautiful, hungry and cuddliest hen ever.

I really appriciate this time a year when everything is ‘ahead’ of you.
Yesterday Jake and I spent some time getting the boat ready in time before summer starts. Very exciting. First wash is done, now onto the rest… paint, polish, paint, make curtains, fix the holes in the cushions, the electrics, get a key for the ignition? Fingers crossed we have it ready by June.
I want it to be our summer home in July. Couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy the summer to the fullest.

You know when it’s Spring alright as our ladies refuse to go to bed, to many bugs to eat, dust baths to be had and make sure their favourite spots are still there from last year. Nice to see them so busy. They’re the best pets you can have!

All the best

m.

 

11 QUICK ONES

Hi,

For a while I’ve been thinking on what I can do weekly here on my blog. I decided I want to introduce ’11 quick ones’ = 11 Simple questions.

I thought of few accounts I’ve been following for a couple of years  on IG. It feels like you know the persons behind the accounts sometimes, even though you never met in  real life.
I’m curios so I want to know some more.

Hopefully I’m lucky to introduce few faces on my blog the coming Sundays.
’11 quick ones’ will be starting today.
First out is:
Miranda Rebecca Johansson
Instagram: @mirandarebecca
Age: 34y old

1.WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?
I would take at least a year off, travel through Africa to help kids and animals in need.

2.HOW OFTEN DO YOU TRY NEW THINGS?
I try to say yes to things I don’t really enjoy doing so much. In order to grow as a person. Last time to try a new thing was when I left my full time job end of January. So far so good.

3.WHAT’S YOUR WORST HABIT?
I’m not working out at all right now. Always choose work over exercise. Bad habit.

4.WHAT’S THE STRANGEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN?
Insects in Bangkok.

5. WHAT’S MAKE YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL ?
When I do things for others, that makes a difference for someone who’s in need.

6.WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FOOD FOR LUNCH?
Vegetable soups – all kinds.

7.WHERE WOULD YOU LIVE IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD?Sydney or Los Angeles.

8. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP PLAYED SONGS ON SPOTIFY RIGHT NOW ?
Wanderer- MOGLI. Odenplan – Sofia Draco. Malibu- Miley Cyrus.

9.WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU – TRUTH OR HAPPINESS?
Truth . Happiness is a good one to, but truth first!

10. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
The Freedom and the creativity. Also I get to travel a lot in my job.  

11.WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE TIME FOR?
Time to do nothing. + time to exercise.
// mir

Anyone you would like to know some more about? Hit me up with names below.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

m.

OUR HOUSE

Welcome to our house, Lyckan.
20 minutes north of Varberg, located in Bua harbour.
Stones throw from the water front. Summer brings with it her long days and warm swims in the ocean. Very lucky to have beautiful bathing spots so close to home.

This is our new entrance which we built ourselves last summer, an extension of the original house.

The kitchen is mine and my IG followers ‘favourite place’ of the house. It’s spacious and open.

The kitchen comes from Ikea. Really easy to design it yourself. With a black kitchen you will see if it’s dusty! I can assure you, but I still like it a lot.

We’ve also chosen Ikea’s oven with a gas top. Cooking with gas is so handy… instant heat!

Table and chairs are vintage. The ladies below were found in Fair Fax market couple of weeks ago back in LA. Tiny vases from the 1930. I thought they were cute.

Frames and pictures are old vintage finds too, and the ‘byrå’ was a gift from the lady who owned this house before us.

The stairs lead to the loft and our second bedroom. So happy how the loft space, which wasn’t used before the renovation, turned out. Building and designing around an old 1850’s house has its head aches but also comes with its rewards, through its unique details.

 

m.

24h STOCKHOLM

The FGL Team left Varberg early yesterday morning. Time spent on a train is great, it gives us a chance to get things done. 3.5h on a train equals full work mode.
Kristin and I took a cab straight into Relatable office for a meeting with our contact person Siri, and Martin who is one of the four owners. We got to hear about their story and how it all began, started only two years ago and they accomplished a lot. Impressive. We left with so much energy.

Luckily Sofia was also there. She lead us the way to the next event. (x-stockholmare)
An ‘After Work’ with Kappahl at Nosh & Cow.


Sofia – work mode.

Earlier in the day Kappahl launched their new collection. Here we got the full story about it all.

Meet Hanna S, Hanna and Sania.

After the ‘after work’ we went for dinner, and miss Maren Ingeborgjoined us.

We stayed at Downtown Camper hotel. Breakfast is servered on floor 9 and it was incredible. I can really recommend that you stay there on your next visit to Stockholm.

Kristin ready for breakfast. Always stylish.

Floor 9 was a more relaxed breakfast area, calm music and healthy. Not very busy either. Perfect!

A barber in the lobby why not? Soo cool.

Great to place a table tennis table by the elevators.

I do love a messy bed, rather than one that’s perfectly made…

We surely left Stockholm with big smiles. Thank you for making it so special!
See you soon again,

/m