Prego mama

These last months have passed by so quickly. Already in week 27, soon 28.
I’m getting ‘bigger’ each week that passes and in total I have gained 7kg.

Yesterday Jake and I visited the midwife and she measured my stomache,
then listened to the baby’s heart beats,  bless our little stinky it’s growing big.
Such a magical journey this.

Walking around with a ball of a stomach, crazy curiosity, sometimes  wonder how it’s even possible? but more than anything, an overwhelming excitement to meet this glorious little person you’re about to cherish for the rest of our lives. It’s a wild thought to think we all start from the same place

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling stronger than ever and I’m so excited for all there is to come.
Feels like our whole autumn is booked for different appointments, breast feeding courses, mama groups, blood tests and measuring this stomache!

Yesterday my stomache measured 25cm for my pelvic bone to the top of the bump?
Blood results was perfect, weight good… All good. Happy mama! I stopped drinking coffee as it gives me too much pain . No cravings from what I know.

There have been some of you who asked what clothes I prefer to wear now when I’m pregnant.
Here’s few tips from my shop, comfy is always nice.

LA Shirt comes in blue & black. One size.
So comfy, nice with jeans, leggings, boots whatever. A knitted sweater on top can be cozy.

10pm dress – comes in different colours. One size.

Varberg Duster & Pant. Perfect set.
Duster is one size and pants come in the sizes s/m & m/l.

This update is a payed update with FGL Store

xx

 

Fun change

For a while now you seen some updates regarding my collaboration with Schwarzkopfpro Sweden.
Years I been using their products and it’s insane how well it goes with my hair.
The result every time is absolute amazing.
For a blondie like me  it’s important that I look after my hair well.
My last visit at my hair dresser Ida,  she bleached my roots – as per usual.

Afterwards she used their  Blond me Instant Blush spray – A color spray.
A great way to get a new look – instantly.
I love being spontanios, to spray a color that last up to 3 washes approx, it’s fun and super easy. Your hair can either be wet or dry when applying the spray.

 

 

Application: Protect clothing and other surfaces or, preferably, apply in the shower. Target and spray exactly where you want the color.

 

 

 

Before.

The result after using the spray.

Fun way to change your look. I love the cold color.

This update is a payed collaboration with Schwarzkopf.

Dreamy place

Welcome to Marie.
She lives at Håkesgård in Stamnared. It’s about 20 min ride from Varberg.
Once a month she has ‘an open garden’ for people to come and visit and get inspired by her talent.
Everything here is a dream.
Hens, ducks, Indian peacock doves, sheep. + a garden to die for.

These doves is on our wish list too – so cute and super friendly.
Just been in contact with man who sell these birds so fingers crossed we might have our own soon. Perfect for my 35th birthday.

A while ago we were planning for ducks to, but they need a pond, so we have to wait.

Marie had a self pick section where you were able to make your own bouquet of flowers and her barn is open for coffee and home made cakes. If you go tomorrow I highly recommend the pear cake!
Jake said it was the best vanilla cake he ever had.

 

This is surely a beautiful time of the year – all the colors and the change in the air. September has always been my favourite could it because I’m a Virgo I wonder?

Kristin is a champion when it comes to making bouquets with dahlias. Look here.

Marie is open tomorrow between 11-16 – perfect sunday excursion. Enjoy.
If you don’t follow Marie already on instagram, follow here.

The Norrmans part 2

We sat the alarm for 6.30am to check the sun rise. But unfortuantly, it was too many clouds this monday morning. Warm thou.

Every inch of this place is just stunning.

After a long breakfast we made our clothes ready – even brought our steamer.
Could you believe how orangized we become? the only thing that happend was that I brought the wrong sample of a shirt.  Noticed that after 50+ photos. Nevermind.
…and my hair had the biggest knot (trassel ever)  my daily struggle or look I guess.
Wonder if we one day will have a stylist with us?

These adorable highland cattles gave us a stare when stopping the car, we took the wrong turn.
Worth it thou, I would never pass such beauties without giving them some loving.

We said to photo some old favourites and some new samples, we did pretty good.
Little did I know that this place, Stevns Klint is in the Unescos list of world heritage sites in Denmark .

The cliff reveals sections from 66 million years back in time. Once upon a time it got hit by the asteroid who whiped out 3/4 of our planets animals and plants.

This set will be released Friday this week. Excited much!

LA- Shirt is popular by many.

Maroon polka dress – good choice this fall. Wear it with a knitted sweater when days are colder, always fun to use leggings in the same colour too.

We have been laughing a lot these day, because of happiness but also of being tired.
It’s just after a super busy period with FGL. Our summer has surely been great, far better than we could ask for, so it’s not strange we feel a bit run down. But also excited at the same time. These two days in Denmark has been great.

The Norrmans is such a amazing place. Full with love, inspiration,  tons of dedication and soul is put into every detail. I love creative people who live their dreams. DOERS!

We just had a sneak peak on their next project. The renovation will start this winter for a lounge area and a boutique upstairs.

This is my new found friend, the whippet Helium, she’s lush!  always on the hunt for food .

Having a dog among guests are the best. Many places in England have that – makes it all extra special.
If you’re looking for a cozy getaway this winter, you should definetly book yourself in.

Read more about Anna & Lars right here. 

Thank you so much for everything,

mirs,

 

 

few days away..

hi,

We left at lunch today, Kristin and I .
Whilst Kristin were driving I made our  todo-list ready.
First  coffee stop: Solhaga Stenugnsbageri.

A getaway Sunday till Tuesday. A conference in Denmark to the Norrmans.
Owned by just The norrmans, Anna & Lars. You might have seen this place in Husdrömmar, SVT . Or even been here yourself already. They have been fully booked all summer long.

Anna just made sure the bath was warm enough – we just spent 40 min in there.
Such an amazing way to get relaxed.

Today has been all about slowing down. Pretty exhausted from a hectic summer to be honest.


These two days we’ll sum up this year and our coming year.
What has been good, what can we do better. How is our future looking ?
High and lows.

With stunning locations like this we’ll snap a few photos for coming collection and on old favourites.

I’m pretty sure we will get enough inspiration from here. Such an amazing place.

Lars was experimenting with a pizza dough tonight and we were lucky enough to get a bite,
SO nice!

I can’t really understand we’re in Denmark . It feels more like Italy.

This was our view whilst having our bath, mesmerizing right?

This was just a tiny update, more to come. Off to bed now due to an early start tomorrow.

x

What’s happening at FGL

What’s going on right now:

A big CLEARANCE at fglstore.se   
Worth checking out. 40% OFF !
Lots of fine pieces that is low in stock that we wish to sell out, we also needed to make room for coming products.
Only till sold out or this sale ends after this weekend.

We’re planning for FGL Dinners. More Workshops and some other events – more info coming soon.

This Sunday we’re going away for few days to talk through our future with FGL. Goals and where we’re heading.
1, 3, 5 year plan our accountant said for us to make. OMGGEE!

A growing buisness is not always easy and fun.
Heaps of costs and more structure, more stock, more risks, etc etc.
Kristin and I have always done things ‘by feeling’ to be honest. That’s not possible anymore, not in the same way . Good and bad of course.

What we’ve done differently this year is cutting down on Flights, usually we have been in India twice a year. Trying to cut down on all the travelling due to the climate.

We use whats app, skype weekly for updates – it works fine. Once in a while we need to visit the factory, markets etc to get inspiration. But nothing booked yet, Internet is our best friend. So far so good.
Since we don’t work with every season we don’t change much in our collection. Perhaps adding a colour or two.

PLEASE AGREE TO :
SLOW FASHION IS HERE TO LAST

this update is a collaboration with my own buisness fglstore.se

 

Ett mjukare Varberg

The 5th of September you can take part of a free lecture regarding kids behavior with digital presence.
My friends, Kristin, Jonas & Anna started this idea early spring.
Now it’s happening.
Thanks to the financial support of Vagabond Shoemakers, it is possible for all kids in year five, teachers and parents in the municipality of Varberg to take part in this lecture.
The hope is that the dialogue should continue at the kitchen table. Together with our children. –For a softer Varberg-


This is aimed at everyone who is close to children and adolescents. Teachers, grandparents, adults in general.
Everyone has contact with children more or less, and everyone has their own opinion shone digital presence for children and are interested in their well-being.
Let’s gather and listen, see everything from a new perspective and get wise and good tools to navigate forwards as well as we can.
 

How can we meet our children in their self-esteem?
Do our children know that the school is for them?
How do we handle situations when we feel confused when it comes to the internet and all technology?
How do we support the children of today?
 

Help us spread this in Varberg so that we can fill all 1000 chairs at 19:00 on 5 September in the Event Hall.

All at once

Thursday 16th of August. Talk about doing everything at once.

At 10.00 am FGL had an interview with a magazine which comes out next Thursday.
We talked and talked and shared the whole story about FGL, from the start up until now.
Often Kristin and I say we tend to talk to much?
Sometimes it feels that way… Maybe not weird yesterday because the interview was all about both of us and FGL Store. Fun!

Also told them when we work, everything goes fast. All at the same time, yesterday was not an exception.

Rose hip soup was on our to-do after a quick shoot and after we’d finished packing.
Started picking the rose hips, took some photos, had lunch, packed orders, time went very quickly. Then we needed to buy the remaining ingredients for this soup – tots forgot about that until it was time to make it.

All this in 30min, just before we had to be somewhere else…

DONE DONE & DONE.

Instagram stories, photos, soup in the making, more photos, some cleaning up and that was a wrap.

Here’s the recipe guys.

600 g (4 cups) fresh rosehips
2 litres (8 cups) water
50-100 g (½ cup) sugar or honey or both
1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)

 

1.Cut each rosehip in half then scoop out some of the seeds, we kept most of it cause we were in a hurry.
2.Put the skins in a pan, add the water, bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes until they are soft.
3. Poor it all into a strainer and push through so the seeds disappear. and the meat goes through,
4. Boil it al up again – add the sugar or honey or go 50% 50% . We added enough so it got little bit sweeter.
5. Add starch. Let it cool down..

Serve with whipped cream and chunks of a Mazarine cake, Oh man so yummers!

It was truly delicious and it’s really healthy to..
( don’t add the cream and the cookie on top if you wanna be Just healthy, )

Some facts:
There were two important reasons for the popularity of ‘nyponsoppa’
Firstly, many Swedes were very poor years ago (large number emigrated to America in the hope of escaping poverty) and rose hips could be picked for free.
Secondly, rose hips contain a lot of the vitamins C, D and E, calcium and a load of antioxidants. In the winter months, in a country that can be bitterly cold, they were regarded as an essential part of everyone’s diet.

Enjoy!

 

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