Heaps of news

Hi,

Wanted to share my monday with an update.
Kristin and I have decided to meet up every Monday morning  to go through all that is needed for the week. It could be about sales, what we need to high light, new orders, events, stock etc etc.

This Monday was all about the sea. Our old favourite spot.
The nude place in our home town. ‘ Damernas ‘

We had lunch with a fantastic view. Off course coffee and a bun was included.

I’m dressed in an old favourite 10 pm in the colour teal.
We have had these dresses for few years now, but always a variation of  different colours.

What I think could be a new favourite is this knitted sweater.

Kristin really wanted a swim so she went in. I don’t know if she knows but after a dip her eyes becomes even bluer.

I was there with the camera, going through the photos afterwards was really funny. We were laughing till we cried! too nude on some to share.

This afternoon we snapped 270 photos, 12 dresses, striped pants, knitted sweater and this LA shirt with polka dots! A popular piece.

The majority of our collection is one size. We try to meet all sizes, but it’s hard as a small buisness. The stock you need to keep when you have  XS to XL is massive. Meaning a lot of money. Also a bigger range of many sizes is a risk.

We’re growing – many new costumers each day – which we’re forever grateful for. Working with ‘slow fashion’ and a more sustainable wardrobe makes me so proud.

On our way home from the sea I said, who made us rose hip soup last year?
It was so yummy. Malin I need your recipe please.

We will make that tomorrow at FGL store. You won’t miss out.
Probably will be seen in 3 channels, FGL store, mine & Kristins.

xx

 

This update is a payed collaboration with my own buisness. FGL Store.

 

 

FESTIVAL DAY 2

A guy said to Kristin; I love what you two do, I love your store! Keep up the hard work!

Like how amazing is that when a person comes and say hello and give you feedback on your work. THANKS A MILLION!

This was day nr 2 for me at Way out west and I was pretty excited cause our Thursday was so much fun. By my side I had Kristin, we left soon after work. Closed our store at 1pm so we could make it in time.
First stop Max for a vegan meny – I had a collaboration with them this festival so that was our first todo.

Next up. Scorett Official. Krisin wearing one of their sneakers in the picture above. So cool.

Marcus Krunegård we danced to in the rain.

And we were lucky to find our Juice Malin by all these 30.000 people. We laughed, sang, danced and ate Churros together.

Little Jinder killed it on stage. What a star. Recently I havn’t listened to any swedish music to be honest, but seeing her perform live , made me think why? She’s now on my playlist.

LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

I felt like an egyptian queen there for a while, my scarf become my head piece and it stayed there for the rest of the day.

Thank you GBG! so much fun.
Festivals are truly medicin to your soul. Laughter with friends too.

oh! our last show LYKKE LI.

No festival without rain and thunder. Lykke you will always be my nr1 girl.

My friends I had a golden weekend, a golden weekend.

xx

WOW & GBG

hi,

our Thursday was one of a kind. Jacob and I went to Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg. So lucky to have the last room available at Hotel Eggers, a personal favourite of mine.
Back in the day I used to work for the hotels owners, all be it in their other hotel in Varberg.

Can’t remember the last time I had this many photos to share in one post before, but this is needed.

UNBELIEVABLY hot. Sun shining all day.

Wearing my most shiny sneakers from K.cobler  Scorett. Serious love!

Power banks must be the best thing for days like these, my battery is absolutely terrible. Check out Holdits selection here.

Artic Monkey fans were rather early, patiently waiting for 6 hours or more.

Soaked up the festival vibes by Briska’s air streamer. Cold non alcoholic drinks – pregnant and 35 degrees –  yes please.

Jake’s flip flop fell apart, not the best footwear for ‘WOW’, but lucky for him Scorett were on hand and it happened to be the release day off Reebok’s new sneaker.
Totally saved him, thank you so so much!

Many of you have asked where my shirt is from. Found it in Haga few weeks ago and it’s from the brand Elvine.

Way Out West is a very conscious festival. All food served is vegetarian or vegan.
Focus : sustainability.

Hats off indeed, this years festival must of been one of the best I’ve experienced at WOW.

Patti Smith was amazing, she spread love like never before. Apparently we shared the same hotel. Thought that was pretty cool.

Jenny Lewis we listened to a bit…
Nils Frahm – never heard before but real unique sound, liked him a lot.
St Vincet was cool and loud.
When they were playing I snapped my photos for my collaboration with MAX hamburger. I was promoting their Vegan shakes. Love my job! I read up on their project about how to be more climate savvy, really impressed. Read this.

Patti Smith – I was taken by her talks, such a cool lady.

Later on Jake and John were going to watch Artic Monkeys so I went and watched a documentary about Whitney Houston. Later on the girls at Aussie corner made me two braids. Free hair do! Thank you.

This bed was probably the best ever. Super tired legs for sure.

 

Room 127 had a balcony facing the street.

Best spot whilst enjoying a breakfast.

Tired today . I guess it was the heat. Couldn’t blame it on the beers this year that’s for sure.

Hotel Eggers is so beautiful. Many wonderful details, fun every time you stay over since each room is different .

Enjoyed time for some coffee and cakes before checking out.

xx

This update contains collaboration with, Hotel eggers, Max hamburgare, Holditbrand.

 

Baby week 21

Muma & Papa is already baby brain washed.

-Baby brained-

Everywhere we go now there is either babies, pregnant woman, prams, parents.

If not IRL it’s on social media too, only ads and baby accounts pop up.
Baby brain~ a brand new chapter in our lives.

The bump is getting little bit bigger each week now. Mini stinks is kicking a lot every night by 9pm. Soon as I lay down to rest, Stinky starts. It’s an incredable feeling.

This week I recieved heaps of tips regarding what we need to think about and not think about.
I love my little network on IG cause you are all so loving and caring. Super helpful and always there.
I’ll make a list and put it here later this week.

I have few collabs that I need to finish first so I better get on ..

 

Enjoy your day.

xx

 

100 hands at FGL

This is my job. FGL Store. Let me tell you a bit about the process.

How amazing to work with so many talented souls. I’m beyond grateful that these people come into our lives over 3 years ago.

I was browsing around on Instagram, seeing a post I thought was rather beautiful. Wrote a little email asking about a collaboration was possible, told some about our FGL store and how we work.

Few emails later, We received our first garments.
Years later we now workes daily together to get a stunning collection.

Dafu Devi. The mom of printing. She’s been printing for 45 years. Talk about dedication, and perfection.

The print you see on my shirt is exaclty the same as you see on the table, the print is made of clay.

Each family have their own reciepe.

After it’s been dried, the garments next step is colouring. We use mostly indigo flower since our shop is almost 90% blue products ..

Indigo flower, a powerful blue natural colour.

About 100 hands creating our products.
What they breathe, touch and absorb during our production matters . Sustainable fashion is not only about ethical wages and the environment ~ it’s about individual health.
From farmers cutters sewers ~ using natural dyes and working in a traditional way makes a huge difference to many.
Even for you ~ the buyer.
Thanks for choosing FGL clothing.

 

This is a payed update with my own buisness FGL Store.

Kolonilott i Slottskogen maybe?

Found the house of our dreams. This cottage in Slottskogen.

For a while Jakes been talking about the coloni lots in Slottsskogen since he done few jobs in a house there.
The other day we stoped by quickly for a walk.

But it was kinda hard to just walk by ‘quickly’, cause all the tiny houses had the most bloomy gardens. We were mesmearized.

The typical ‘Faluröd stuga’ in Sweden. Cute!

I like white houses with green around the windows. I think our house in Bua was like this back in the days when I grew up, could be why I like it extra much.

I can totally see our chickens loving life around here. So much to explore.

Just before we were going to the car I got to see this blondie in her window.

Elin – what’s the odds she was there and then!

We were just browsing around for few minutes, I knew she had a house in this area but not exactly where.

You probably seen her cottage on instagram. It’s stunning and a real eye catcher.
She and her boyfriend bought this place few years ago and been working  on this for a while, they  opened up the whole house and made a massive kitchen area, beams in the ceiling etc etc.

I hope I get the chance to visit once more, cause we were just saying hi quickly.

This hut is their bedroom. Cute! If we were lucky to own a house in this area, I think I would go for that soft green.

So many dreams to live by, we said; lets sell our summer house so we can live in Gothenburg in the summers instead. Felt like a fun idea.

Thanks for the quick hello Elin! Enjoy your cottage, we are well jell .

xx

 

Love & Support

Lets talk about the love and support social media can give.
The support we gotten regarding our baby when annoucing the news, has been unreal.

So many lovely messages and hello’s , the excitment to become a mom and what’s awaiting us. It’s kinda hard to take in but all the stories and updates makes it all extra special. So thank you all.

I love my little community of friends on instagram. Bless you!

I’ve been having a nice and easy first trimester of the pregnancy. Some nights extremely tired, some days very hungry. Some days feeling a bit low, I don’t really know why, maybe it’s the hormones.
I shared that feeling online the other day and got many responses accually. I’m not alone, it seems to be rather common.

I gained 1 kg since I first weighed myself. Exciting to see if it changed lately.

In week 22 already and I can tell the baby is growing alright. My black shorts I can’t close anymore.
Time goes by so quickly, it’s almost scary.

No cravings yet. Only more thirsty than usual.
Lately I have been thinking of all the things you need for the baby. Do you have any tips? What do we need, please share.

1. Pram

2. car thingy

3. baby bear or wrap,

4.  A prepped ‘hospital bag’

5. clothing wise?

 

 

 

 

few favourites !

Some of my favourites this summer, let me share it with you.

Wash & creams – very important for everyday use. Love these!  MONSUN.
100% Vegan and made in Sweden.

Boosting vitamins and oils for silky smooth and deeply nourished hands, all day, everyday. For normal to dry skin. The warm and woody aroma of cedar, pepper and patchouli embodies the ambiance of deep woods and burnt herbs.

  • Niacinamide and Vitamin B5 restores and moisturises the skin
  • Moisturising and nourishing Swedish rapeseed- and safflower oil

Long charger cable & a portable charger. Thank you HOLDIT, they are my ‘best ones’this summer, the portable charger last to charge my phone fully twice. It’s great when out and about.

My weekly planner that you can see in the backround. This is also a life saviour!

My pink flower – who gives this toilet a bloomy feel! Since everything is completly dead in the garden due to the draught right now. This pink lady gives me joy!

Hatti Hatti.

Lucky me finding them amongst many on last week Hallifornia festival.

”Wear sustainability, equality & entrepreneurship ALL in one product”

All of our products are environmentally sustainable as we recycle fabrics into beautiful, handmade garments & accessories. Fashion never felt so good!

I LOVE THIS! My heart getting bigger and bigger when coming across things like this!

You really need to visit their page. I bought 3 hair bands.

Their philosophy:

Everyone should have the possibility to feel joy and happiness in their daily life. That everyone, despite ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, social/economic situation should have access to equal opportunities.

Our goal is to educate women from marginalized communities in Nepal to become entrepreneurs. Through our program we provide classes in English, Math, Business economy along with practical training within advanced tailoring. Not only is this a program for learning, it is also a platform for teaching and giving.

 

This is it for today! beach is calling, enjoy your day! x

m

 

 

 

more berries

I got a new hobby. Picking berries of all kinds. Mostly I do it for our hens to be honest. They absolutly love berries.

Makes it more fun to, when you know someone really loves you little bit extra when eating them.

For a couple of weeks now we stay in our house in Sandamm, it’s so nice. Feels like we are away on a holiday even tho we are 5km away from our usual home.

This is litterally outside our door step.

Jake passed with his bike going down for a dip, for his daily swim!
I wish I had the same need for a dip in the blue, the people who loves it so much comes up from the water so happy and fresh.
I always get to cold after a dip.

Picking berries nearby this dosn’t make me so sad.

Love Lisa B t-shirt Stay soft.

A cute little deer in the right corner. Just above these trees our house is  located.

SO many berries I think I could be busy the next couple of weeks. Happy days!

This tiny place will soon be grey. That’s the grande finale on this reno.
Will not happen before the berries is gone…

Laters.

m