Lyckan Home

Hello & welcome to us.
Jake & the girls house in Bua. ( Girls meaning 6 hens and 3 doves and I )

Soon a new family member joining us. December 12th I believe, somewhere around that date anyway.
Trying to get our house sorted in time before our lil’ boy is born.
Hall way got new curtains and we moved our wardrobe as well.
Due to the baby’s crib in our bedroom.

At least there’s a bed, but I think baby will be between us right? Lights and a whale mobile will come up soon. Perhaps a grey canopy .

Hanna Wendelbo’s print sisterhood mandala on the left  and Lisa Burenius art work is next to Hanna’s piece .
It looks like it’s a pink horizon with a pink whale in the water – can you see it what I see ?

The octopus was a gift from three girls up north – Thank you so much – a pressie when FGL celebrated 1 year. So thoughtful.

Our pink love seat is the favourite in this house. A big print by Lisalove will soon go up on this wall to.
Always hard to snap a photo from this corner – there’s so much light..

I think our kitchen could be our top spot. 5 meters height to the ceiling it gives a spaceious feel.

I’m wearing our polka dot duster it’s from our newest collection .
Did you read my update about the whole process? If not, you find it here.

Many people always ask where we bought our kitchen table.
It’s a blocket find since years back. My best tip to find lovely old things is to visit blocket daily.

Blocket is good for finding prints and cabinets too.

The two ladies in the picture above is made by talented Lisalove.se

I havn’t open my little gift from Hanna Wendelbo, the box was so beautiful so I kept on my drawer.

The bedroom upstairs with the flower wallpaper – carnation garden from Boråstapeter. We covered our ceiling and walls with it. So nice.

On the other end of the loft is a bed covered in baby clothes. Think I bought two bodies out of all ..

My gran knitted pieces are the cutest of them .

Jake & I spent few days to clay these walls in here. Not the most exciting job – good result. Looks like concrete. I can highly recommend clay walls in a bathroom, gives it a complete different feel compared to tiles top to toe.

this was all for now I think.
A little glimpsie from our home.

x

 

My hair products.

Hi guys.

As you may or may not know, for the past six months I have been collaborating alongside Schwarzkopfpro Sweden.
For over 3 years I’ve been using their products and my hair has never been better.
I’ve never been this blonde before, and my hair has never been this strong, healthy and looks amazing.
I’m so glad for this teamwork because I feel I can really speak highly of their products.
Not only for their products, the people working with Schwarzkopf are deeply professional.
I met many of them throughout these years and super happy to say I’m an ambassador for the brand.
Thank you all.

This is me just before my hair was getting dyed.

after.

In this update you will see my products I use weekly.
I wash my hair once a week.
Remembering the days I used to wash my hair every day, that’s insane.
With great and right products  for your hair  – once a week is good enough.


1. TONE ENHANCING BONDING SHAMPOO

Caring, sulphate-free shampoo with cold pigment that retains cold blonde tone. 
Helps create new bonds and strengthen weaknesses.

2. KERATIN RESTORE BONDING CONDITIONER
Caring conditioner. Protects and repairs blond hair as well as helps create new bonds.

3. TONE ENHANCING BONDING MASK
Deepening and repairing treatment that helps to create new bindings. Provides hair with cold pigments to maintain and enrich cold blonde tones.
I use the Bonding mask twice a month, I leave it in for a about 10 minutes.

4. Oil Ultime BARBARY FIG FINISHING OIL
Cactus fig oil too very dry, brittle and coarse hair.
Gives radiant shine and compassion without shrinking hair. Smells amazing!
Daily use.

Check my stories today on Instagram.
All these products above are sold in any saloon who works with Schwarzkopf – my hair dresser in Gothenburg has them all. If you are looking for a colour specialist – I can highly recommend Studio BonBon in Gothenburg.

Thank you everyone for making me fabulous everytime.
x

the process

At FGL Store we work towards being as sustainable as we can.
We strive to create a long lasting wardrobe.
Our garments are developed with a family business in Jaipur, India.
They work with small-scale production and with a unique technique, dabu printing – where they use clay and wood blocks to print patterns on fabrics.

Patterns are carved out of wooden blocks that are dipped in the mud and then pressed on the fabric.

The printing process:

Each family has its own prescription of clay used for printing and the ingredients are clay mud, limestone, mimosa tree, wheat and grain mud. It is Dafu Devi who works with our fabric in the picture above.
After pressure, sawdust is poured over the pattern so that the pressure does not smuch.

After the printing process, the fabric may dry out in the sun before it gets dipped in color.

We’re working with Indigo – from the flower Indigo.
The fabric is knocked against the stone hills for the clay to let go and for the fabric to be clean. Then it is dried again.
The process ends with the fabric being boiled in a large copper pan in a bath of alum and dried flowers for softness and color strength.
Then it is once again dried in the wind and sun. Minimal environmental impact. It’s incredibly much work and proud little family companies behind this shirt.

And now we are extra happy when wearing our shirts and skirt that’s printed and dyed with the same procedure.

All garments are sewn by hand and are made in small collections with a durable thought behind them, contrary to “fast fashion”.

What they are working with in the pictures above, is what I’m wearing today.
Polka Duster, Polka skirt . Just released in our store.
Polka shirt will be in our shop by Tuesday.

No two textiles are exactly alike. All garments are made at purposely slow pace.
Production time purely depends on our beautiful mother nature.

 

Thanks for chosing FGL clothing. It means a lot to us.

x

Thursday thoughts

It’s been a week of reflections.
For 9 months I’ve been my own boss to the fully.
Before that I always been working double or tripple, with my two buisnesses together with a full time job. That’s not a life style I could recommend really. But it taken me where I am today and I’m extremely grateful for my hard work through these years.

When I look back I can’t really understand how I made it possible.It’s only 24h in a day, I guess full focus and determination.

The brit summer made us a visit last week, hot air came in over the ocean and a mystical mist covered the fields. Had to stop and enjoy the beauty for a while.

Bua was covered.

I stopped to pick up Jake and we went to watch the sunset.

Back to the reflections – What’s do I do nowadays ?
I title myself as a content creator. An influencer.

What does an influencer mean exactly?
For me it’s the new kind of Media house.
You create content for companies for exemple.

I choose my collaboration with care, and things I feel I can relate too.
I LOVE being creative, I get the chance to ‘do it my way’ working like this.
it has given me a whole new life style cause I can focus on what I enjoy the most.

The other day many of you shared your experiences regarding your own proffession in my feed and what drives you forward.

It was such a treat to read all these stories – what you all basically had in common was to make a change for someone else. Many mentioned –I do what I love which made me so happy.
Another thing that was brought up a lot,  many of you have stop working full time in one job, you also today with following your own dream. Part time employed, part time your own boss

I mean how amazing is that?!
To live your dream.
I give thanks to social media and the opportunity it has given many. To be able to reach out and it has open many doors.

Hooray for that.
Thanks for always encouraging me, sending me a message, leave a heart now and then. It truly means a lot. I try to respond to it all. I love my social network.

 

Enjoy your weekend.

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Dinner at FGL Store

There are few socially acceptable ways to talk to strangers.
Our dinners bring potential new friends together, unexpected conversations with unknown people.

Here in Sweden, everyone needs to step out of their comfort zone a bit more often, I feel.
FGL organised a social dinner at our store last night and it was such a treat.

From start to finish our day was rather busy. Kristin finished our slide show just in time whilst I was tasting the stew at 17.59 just in time before guests arrived.
WE THOUGHT!

18.10 – still no show. At this point we started to feel we may of organised it for the wrong day?!
After checking the invitations, luckily it said 18.30! Relief!

Panic over, we had 20 minutes to spare. Instagram stories and final check on the food.

11 girls gave us their honour this evening. Many drove for hours to join. We’re so grateful.
The evening started with a toast and sharing our story of how it all started.
Rewind to 2012. Was a bit emotional talking about it all, what a journey we’ve been on from the beginning up until today. Seeing old photos and sharing it with many filled our hearts.

At the table we all introduced ourselves. Followed by the nights topic; Courage.
Listening to each and everyone was beautiful. We all agreed that sitting around a table sharing our life stories is not at all scary.
In-fact the opposite – It’s amazing. I hope we organise another dinner soon.
This quote made me think earlier, thought it was very beautiful….

”We want to make the world a friendlier place, and we believe we can, because all friends were once strangers”

Right now I’m getting ready for Varbergs galan, along with the other 699 other people who are attending I guess.
Tonight I’ll borrow Kristins green dress – luckily it is ‘awrap’ because mama has grown a lot lately.

FGL Store has been nominated for an environmental prize – sat, wondering, can Kristin and I win this? FGL Store and two other companies…

Wish us luck!