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I can’t say anything bad when regarding my week. It has been perfect.
Like a sweet mix of everything.
– Time spent with dear friends over long cups of coffee.

– Kristin and I have been busy working with FGL this week as we have so much news and those orders are coming in like crazy! Even managed time for an extra photo shoot for a very exciting collaboration which is coming this June. Fun!

Besides all this I have been cleaning like a mad women (according to me, because I never have time to clean usually). But this week has been so good, rinsing every corner of our house, some old favourites are up for sale on Tradera actually. Recently sold my peacock chair and our blue velvet sofa! Happy days.

– Spent every night in the garden too.
Thursday night our boat came alive, after 25 years being on dry land, that made us super excited for this summer. Time spent on the ocean is never a waste!

What makes this week extra special is the sunshine and the heat. I love it so much.

Spending my Saturday in FGL Store, so come and visit me please. Store is open between 11-15 but we might have to shut down a bit earlier due to our workshop that starts at 15 o’clock.

 

Thanks! Enjoy your weekend.

x

FGL STORIES

Hello and good morning!

Talk about boiling hot days in Sweden right now. +25 and more I’d say. Everyone walks around with big smiles. Such a change. Some sunshine is what we all needed.

What I wanted to share today was little bit regarding our website FGL Store. Have you visited before? If no, you should.

It’s a little more than just a shop accually. We share our FGL happenings under Stories.  You can read updates with recipes or see ‘behind the scenes’ pictures while shooting new products to mention few..

The latest update were about our events we had these past months.
Next one up is Workshop with Lisa Burenius.  This will be the last event before summer comes.  It has been very popular and it’s only few spots left. If you would like to join in make sure to book a ticket here. Come alone or bring a friend.

Looking forward to the 19th of May. Hope to see you there.

m

 

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The start of a new week

A new week started and my day has been rather productive. Full with fun things!
Me & Kristin started with a phone meeting with a potential partner. Very exciting.

We recieved new dresses in four new colours.

Right now you can help to pick a name for the new design – Right here!
If you leave a suggestion you have the chance to win a dress, well worth it!
Do it before tomorrow night.

 

I think this Monday has been the hottest in Sweden this year, +22 degress. Wowza!
The whole week is looking mighty fine for a lot of sunshine. I like!

Tuesday: Will be spent in Bua. I’m gonna prepare few updates here on the blog. Shooting some pictures for collaborations I’m doing this month. That’s really one of the best things with being your own – When you can use your home as your office.

Wednesday: I’m working in FGL Store 16-18 o’clock. After closing time me and Kristin will have a sunset shoot – Lots of products coming in every week now so we better be productive, especially when weather is like this!

Thursday: Fingers crossed that our boat is ready for it’s first adventure! It’s public holiday so we thought we could spend the day out on the sea.

Friday: Not sure yet how my day will look like. Depends on how productive I am in the start of the week.

Saturday: Working at FGL Store. Yay!

Sunday: All day off. 

I will end this day with a power walk and tea in my green house.

Good luck with pick a name for the dress! Looking forward to see your suggestions..

xx

 

 

 

 

 

Save the date

Save the date! 3rd of May at 18 o’clock Anita from Kvinnojouren i Varberg will do us the honor and come to FGL Store. You can book it online right here.  It’s only 20 sek to join in.

Lecture on men’s violence against women –

Sweden is one of the world’s least uneven countries. Nevertheless, men’s violence towards women is one of our biggest social problems.

Thousands of women and children seek shelter on the country’s women’s journeys
every year. Every day around 100 rapes are committed. Every tenth child is forced
experience the dad’s violence against mom. Worldwide is the men’s violence
an obstacle to women’s and children’s human rights.

Anita on Women’s Journal in Varberg has extensive knowledge about men’s violence against women, and a long experience of supporting women who have been exposed to violence. We need to broaden the knowledge and therefore invite our entire network of contacts this evening.

You do not need past experience to become volunteer or in order to engage in the matter in other ways.

Meet us at FGL Store, Birger Svensson Road 16E, Varberg. Coffee and cake will be served.

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Our project Sisterhood BY FGL has reached out to many souls so far and it really means a lot to us. To make a change and speak up ! We want to help and so can you. See you the 3rd of May 18 o’clock.

Spread the word please.

m

 

LA SHIRT

hi hallo,

The last week passed so quickly and I can’t believe it’s a ‘new Monday already.
I’m sorry for the poor updates lately but it’s been a lot on, had to build up my energy again.

So here I am. Mondays are always great fun cause I update my Instagram with Hello, whats your name and where are you from? So many sends their love from here and there. The power of the social media is pretty cool, you can reach out to so many. Thought it was a good idea to start my monday morning with say hello to everyone like that! You can join in, right here.

This week me and Kristin is updating our FGL Store with a lot of news.
Out latest member is LA shirt,  it’s already a big favourite ! Comes in blue and black.

Michelle that recently moved into FGL Store has a class of  yoga+tea this Thursday.
Be quick to book it before is fully booked.
I’m gonna treat myself to a reiki session this week if I’m lucky. Just about to book it accually.

Also I hope you follow us on FGL Stores instagram, if not you can do it here. a lot of things happening right now so instagram is always a good idea!

All my love to you,

speak soon.

m

THE WEEK

Monday.
Me & Kristin met up early and continued packing heaps of t-shirts. So happy and excited with our Sisterhood collection. Speaking to Kimberly who works for Kvinno Jouren in Varberg, she said they have eight new volunteers since FGL launched thw collection! It means a lot!

In the afternoon Emma came by, we were going through the lecture for our up coming event. She also helped us organise the T-shirts. Thanks for that!

Wednesday.
A day to remember. Bless my little gran, Linnea, who sadly left us. She’s lived a long and happy life. Two months shy of 100 years old. Trying my best to stay strong, so grateful for the love and laughter we had together. She will be forever missed.

The days after Wednesday have been hard, there have been ups and downs of course.
Unfortunately I missed our Lecture Thursday night, but I heard it was great. Great feedback on how well Emma & Kristin presented it all. We are planning away for new dates so keep your eyes open for updates.

Saturday.
Spent the day in FGL Store. Thanks to all lovely costumers who always makes it so special.
There is a sale on right now, -30% off our Polka dot dresses. Don’t miss out!

Sunday.
Felt like a ‘lazy Sunday’ when waking up. The clocks have gone forward and we’re nw officially into spring time.
I’m soon going to pack my bags for few days in England.

Enjoy your Sunday.

m

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FGL ALL DAY

Me, Kristin and Emma have been planing away for our up coming lecture next week. It’s amazing that our event sold out straight away! So excited for it all! Working with like minded souls is always fun,
Kristin and I have done a DISC analysist test with Emma recently and it was not a chock that both were dominant yellow. (+ a mix of the other colours, more about that next week)

Yellow Personality Tendencies

  • Optimism
  • Enthusiasm
  • Makes good impressions
  • Verbally articulate
  • Likes to help others
  • Creates entertaining climate

Yellow Personality Weaknesses

  • Following through
  • Overestimating results
  • Misjudging capabilities
  • Talks too much
  • Acts impulsively
  • Jumps to conclusions
  • Over commits
  • Acts first, thinks second

Here is some more facts regarding DISC Theory:
‘Human behavior is not cut and dry or black and white, which is why DISC theory consists of a combination of these DISC Personality Styles.

It’s possible, but rare that someone only has Dominance within their Personality Traits, but more likely that they have Dominance as the highest factor, with Steadiness as a secondary factor, and a little bit of Influence as a third.
Taking into account someone’s primary, secondary, tertiary and even absent personality traits allows us to see the unique blend of their DISC personality types and how this affects their every day actions, preferences in different environments, communication with others, ability to organize, reactions or avoidance to conflict, and more.
By understanding someone’s DISC personality blend, we can take proactive steps to placing that person in environments where they’ll feel comfortable and empowered, approach them in a way that they’ll react positively to, and better understand and predict their actions and reactions in general. Human behavior is complex, yet predictable’

It’s the “color palette of the personality”.
The DISC Theory research that Marston conducted in the 1920’s continues today to give us great insight into human behavior and DISC Personality Types.

I have about 40 pages to read about my ‘DISC’ personality, I can only say I’m looking forward to getting a better understanding of myself, a tool for life. This is what we will discuss next week on our event.

I stayed a bit longer after we closed tonight, such a nice office space.

A lot more events coming up so check our site out,  FGL Store. We released a workshop with Lisa Burenius. I can tell you a bit more about that tomorrow.

/m

 

More greens to the people!

We ended the week with an after work .Both me and Kristin have been so jet laged, but that didn’t stop us –  The release of our Sisterhood collection had to be done.
Which turned out to be a huge success! T H A N K S  to all of you!

We wanted to celebrate a little with friends yesterday so FGL Store turned into a living room full with friends.
So many nice souls came by – life always feels extra special having sweet conversations with friends.

Karolin’s super happy because she’s moving down under in three weeks time – Lucky her! She surely will be missed here. But I know what great adventure awaits her, so I am more excited because of that, loved my years in Sydney!

We had no casserole for the soup or even a blender 30 minutes before everyone came -Kristin had to go and buy some stuff. Typical us!

When cooking to a bigger group of people I enjoy making a soup, especially if you don’t really know how many is coming. Soup is perfect for these occasions because it’s always nice to have some left overs! Tastes even better one or two days later.

Yesterday I made my personal fave.
Green Pea Soup with a Herb creme
4p

  • 600 gr frozen green peas
  • 2 diced onions
  • some fresh chili
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Fry all this in some butter/oil for 2-3 min. Add:

  • 8-10 dl water
  • veg stock
  • 1 squeezed lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-3 dl sour cream / cream whatever you have really

Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Blend it all – Voila! If you have some white wine, add that too!
With this I made a herb creme as it gives the soup an extra touch of flavour

Herb Creme

  • 3dl sour creme/ or mayo / use what you have in the fridge
  • 1 squeezed lemon
  • some honey
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Fresh mint / chives / parsley don’t be shy! use a lot.

Boil some eggs, cut in half and serve with the soup! Don’t forget the levain bread.
Enjoy!

Check Krisin’s blog for another recipe from today’s hang out!

m

Sisterhood Collection

8th of March. International Womens Day.

It was meant to be today – the release of our new collection Sisterhood,
Last week when planning, we simply said Thursday next week will be good, enough time to finish it all. Turned out it is International Womans day! How fantastic, it feels extra special!

The collection is very close to our hearts.
FGL have been working very hard for the past 6 months to make this happen.
The tee’s have their own power names, such as Speak UpBe strongFreedom to mention a few.

We want to share with you what we believe the right to freedom is for all women.

-It is to not be afraid of being physically and mentally abused and raped in your own home.
Everyone is entitled to feel free – without fear.
Everywhere – but above all in your own home.
This is a right and at the same time stating the obvious.

Therefore, at FGL Store we have created a collection to draw attention to this taboo subject.
Above all, to highlight the problem in our society. We want to share knowledge, encourage civil courage and commitment. This is our way of reaching out to people.
Violence in homes must be prevented and stopped.
Together with Women’s Shelter in Varberg, we aim to highlight the information below.
Our thoughts are that many would like to help out – but don’t really know how.

If you hear or see a woman being physically assaulted, call the police immediately. You can remain anonymous. Simply reacting when you hear or see something that worries you, may save someone’s life.

• If you suspect that a woman is being abused – reach out a hand. Offer support.  Be prepared to be rejected. But on the day she needs to escape a destructive relationship, she’s likely to contact you.

• All women need an escape plan for the day that they have enough courage and strength to leave. You can call the women’s shelter and ask for advice if you are unsure about how to get help for an abused woman.

• The Women’s Shelter always needs volunteers.  It could be to take calls from the hotline 3-4 times a year or give your time when & where the Women’s Shelter spreads information.

• The Women’s Shelter is always in need of cellphones, ipads, diapers, hygiene articles and basic supplies plus somewhere to store these items.

• Most importantly, they need housing – so women have a chance to start a new life.

• Maybe companionship is something you can offer. Have a coffee or go for a walk.

 

With all our love,

The

 

#sisterhoodbyfgl

Tomorrow will be extra special.

Tomorrow, on International Women day, we release our Sisterhood Collection. It feels extra special this time as we have put further thought into this project.

End of summer 2017, Kristin and I spoke about wanting T-shirts in our store. We had few thoughts and design ideas. Then over lunch we started to put thoughts into action, lucky us to have a friend who is a design illustrator. GREAT! Lots of love to you Jennie! You helped to make it happen !
One day later we visited Jennys studio, she had few sketches of our ideas and it was love at first sight!

We have been in India a few times now and have seen many poor women. WE NEEDED TO START A PROJECT! With a damn good cause! Time to take action – The Sisterhood collection was born.

The whole Autumn there has been so much truth regarding #metoo. Peoples incredible pain has now become general knowledge after so many brave women spoke up about their horrific experiences.

These are some of the reasons why we wish to help women and children in need.
Yesterday we met the three ladies behind Kvinnojouren i Varberg  
Starting from tomorrow – with every purchase from our Sisterhood Collection 10% of the profits will be donated directly to them.

Head over to Kristin to read about her own story, thanks for sharing. You are a very brave and strong woman!
More information tomorrow about this subject and how you can make a difference!
Thanks for reading,

m