My friend Kristin & her story.

I would like to share something my friend Kristin wrote last Friday.
Something she’s been through and how that scared her for life.
You can’t see the scars on the outside though.
You could never tell she’s one of many.
Her story is horrible.

She was 16 when she met her first boyfriend and this is where it all started. Read below:

” I met Him one evening at the bar.
I was too young for that environment of course.
I knew who he was – five years older with a ”messy” story.
It was said that the parents couldn’t handle him, nor the teachers and he ended up in a youth home and later on he moved to my city.
I somehow knew how “bad” he was. But that didn’t scare me off.

That night he stood there in front of me with the world’s cutest smile and he saw ME.
‘I wanted to save him’ ‘I wanted to make him whole again’ He had just ended up on the wrong path in life …
He became my first real boyfriend.

It was intense and passionate in the beginning.
I can remember those butterflies in my stomach.
I let go of everything and quickly became completely immersed in him and his life.

Violence came stealthily.
I don’t know exactly when but I know he got the control over med pretty early on.
He knew who I talked to, he decided what I was wearing and he always knew where I was.
It was as if I was sucked into a pararell reality where his truth was the law.

In the beginning I showed resistance but it just got worse and I capitulated completely after a while. I was ashamed and was incredibly confused. I could wake up at night because he kicked me out of bed and accused me of lying and dreaming about other men.
Then, such “trouble” could escalate and pull out for several hours.
I was completely exhausted by all these conflicts and I surrended early on.
I was nothing worth and I was a bad person.

Sorry.
This is taken from Kristin 16 years old.

Next week Kristin Anna & Jonas organize a ” Ett mjukare Varberg ” with focus on ‘ Unga relationer’ Young relationships.
They want to contribute how we all can support our children to navigate in a digital world & feel good.
They arrange lectures and meeting places to create a ”Ett mjukt Varberg”

This evening we want to make room for many conversations and create a wonderful experience at Brukstorget.
It will be live music with short lectures and personal stories on the theme “Young relations”.

In contact with the Youth Service in Varberg and Ungarelationer.se, we see how great the need is for knowledge and a good dialogue.
Let us help get ”a softer Varberg” where our youngsters are safe and know how to receive support if needed.

Together we are stronger. If you hear or see something, interact, help out! ask if everything is alright and if you could do something to help.
A helping hand can change someones life.
It’s better to be that ‘annoying friend who ask too much rather to keep quiet.

Few years ago everyone in my hometown was talking about the woman who got beaten up by her husband. How mean he was when he drank to much. Everyone knew but no one wanted to be interrupt ‘as you do’ if you ask or knock on the door. But! You should! knock on the door! help that someone, just do it.

Join in for the event – click here.
Ask your friends to join in!

Kristin is the bravest & strongest person I know.
She’s chosen to share her story with many both online and in person.
Next week she will share her story live at the event.
It can’t be easy bring up such horrible memories and I know she does it in order to help others knowing she was alone and vulnerable.

Bildresultat för kristin lagerqvist

All my love to you my dear friend. Thank you for being you.

Don’t miss out .

x



Spring time+new hair

In proud collaboration with Schwarzkopf Professional.

Days are finally warmer and it feels like Sweden is in bloom.
Even I feel hopeful. My favourite season has just started.
This time a year I’m keen for a change. My hair was in an awful state.
Dry, dark and in need of some care.
Ida + Schwarzkopf Professional certainly is the perfect combo.



It’s a lot of hair too.

This visit was a bit different to last time cause Finn was with me.
He was super happy during the whole time. Karolin was with us as well so he was well looked after. It would of been hard otherwise spending 3 hours at the hair dresser.

Finn enjoys the mirror. Always gets super excited when he see him self.

This time we bleeched my roots and gave my hair a cool blonde look, with some purple roots.

Fibreplex

Using fibreplex whilst lightening protects your hair from breakage.
It minimising hair breakage by up to 94%. 
Fibreplex sets colourists free from the fear of compromising hair quality during the chemical process.
I remember when I did high lights back in the days, mid 90’s, you could almost garentee you would ruine your hair doing high ligths!

My hair has never been as strong as it is now. Fibreplex has given it so much strenght! It’s unreal.

I always use Blondeme’s Shampoo + conditioner.
Once a week I leave in the conditioner for 10 min to give my hair extra strenght. My hair truly loves Schwarzkopf Professional and so do I.

Check my instagram stories for more pictures and updates.
xx

From my phone

I just thought I could share some photos from my iPhone. Last weekend we met spring in Gothenburg .

Finn looked like a member in Peaky blinders. 

Love How light it is nowadays. We’ve been spoilt with a lot of sunshine ! 

Like these shelves a lot in Artilleriet.

I saw my self in the tea cup one morning.

Spent some time in Mary’s studio since I opened a Shopify for her.

Another Sunny day in g b g .

Starfish baby finn

Those Reno days started again. 🥰

This floor was a lovely suprise upstairs and downstairs! 

I was meant to do this update last Monday but my wifi has been down at home so everything has been so delayed.

Oh! You need to visit my friend Kristin latest post. It’s a very important one!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

xx

Mary’s place

My dear friend Mary lives in Bua’s finest house.
Honestly, love everything about it.
The other day I payed her a visit and brought my camera with, at the right time as well, 3 o’clock – the coffee was ready when I showed.
Here she is with her whole family, minus her husband Simon, who is away skiing.
Finn is her ”extra grandson” – lucky me!

This house was built by Mary’s grand parents. You can tell the house has an old soul, just how I like it! 

 

There they are, Mr & Mrs.
She keeps a wedding photo of her grandparents on the shelf.
Nice detail actually, why always put the pictures on the walls?

Everything in Mary’s home has that ”soft feeling”. Not a lot of clutter, small carefully selected things found in vintage shops or that she has made herself.
I wish I was an artist too, nothing seems to be very hard when it comes to Mary, she just says: ”I made that long time ago” like it was the easiest thing in the world.
Some of you may of seen her work before, Axkonstochkeramik, is its name. I do think she should start making more of her linen lantern lamps, nude fat ladies in clay and lots more. She’s so talented.


Our hens are related, cousins accually. Wyandotte chickens are the best, each hen has their own personality.

the cutest.

After seeing the hens we went into her studio.

this looks like our rooster, Heyhey.

That’s her recipes hanging up there… perhaps Mary, you can teach me your tricks one day? Sadly I don’t think I have the patience when it comes to pottery!

the cups above is going to become blue when finished

Blue and white ceramics are always lovely I think.

Before I came to Mary I said that she could be the FGL model for the day, wearing her favourite pieces.

Luckily we found a pair of sunnies under a bench in her garden, perfect for Finn to wear whilst we where outside in the greenhouse.

”There will only be tomatoes, physalis and grapes growing in our green house this year” she said. ”There is not time enough looking after more greens this year”. Sounds like a good plan to me!

Thanks for the visit. I’ll be back with my camera when your garden is full in bloom.

Mary was wearing :
Apelviken Jumper
Be strong Tee
Indigo shirt
Lounge shirt
Kåsa blouse

GIVE BUY GET

In proud collaboration with Scorett Official.
This update is an important one, it will give you tips on how to look after your shoes and how to make them last longer! Great news for your wallet, oh and the environment.
There’s not always a need to buy new when you can easily look after those you already have!

I’m wearing Starlily sneakers Knut.



For a while now I’ve been using these sneakers, THEY’RE WHITE! As you know white shoes don’t stay white for long, but with Scorett’s Nr.1 cleaner you are giving your sneakers a good chance of looking like new for much longer, with not much effort.

The first thing to do with your new pair of shoes is to coat them with a protection oil. Oiling protects against rain, snow, dirt and everyday stains without impairing the shoe’s breathability. For smooth leather, suede, and textile, use Nr.2 neutral wax.


Suede shoes – I  have always been afraid of buying in this type of material because I found it so hard to look after them once they got dirty.
Not anymore though, Kristin & I were pleasantly surprised whilst using Scorett’s cleaning block the other day. Kristins light blue shoes were covered in mud, so after giving them a scrub with the block and applying the conditioner, honestly, they looked brand new. 

Our pumps are from K.Cobler – you’ll find them
here.

REUSE/GIVE/BUY/GET


Reuse is an exclusive collection of used shoes – for both men & women.
The collection is only available online.
Such a great way to ‘REUSE’ someone’s shoes (which in many cases have barely been used).
All shoes in the reuse collection have gone through a cleansing process and thorough check.
I love this concept so much. We all need to think a little harder when it comes to consumption.

You might have a pair of shoes you think someone else could enjoy?
Hand in your shoes at the shoe reuse box in your Scorett store.

Give Buy Get .
The shoes can also be donated to the campaign partner Human Bridge, who make sure they end upon the feet of people in need, and some shoes will be sold via the Reuse collection. Scorett will donate directly to aid efforts and generate income for various aid projects.

I’m gonna donate 4 pairs tomorrow ! Go through your wardrobe too, might be shoes someone else can enjoy instead of being hidden away in a closet.

This is such fantastic initiative – thanks Scorett!