What makes you feel beautiful?

What makes you feel beautiful?
Last week that was one of the questions around the dinner table.
That made me think about making a difference for someone. For me that’s something I strive to do. Something small can make a huge difference for others. That is exactly what makes me feel beautiful. When I can make a change for someone.
I don’t like to measure beauty with a pretty face or so. It’s so much more. We are all beautiful and unique in our own ways.

I always want to help others in need, in which way I can. Everyone can contribute in some way.
Once, when I was in Northern Thailand, I was so taken with the beauty of a little girl. Her laughter and joy made me realise how miserable and unhappy many of us are, and yet we have everything.
I couldn’t sleep that night, so I updated my personal Facebook status, in hope that more people could help those children.
This will be in swedish, I hope it will translate for you guys:

November 3, 2015

”Hej. Kanske den enda o vettigaste status jag nånsin skrivit. Snälla läs!!

Mitt liv förändrades idag. Något otroligt. Jag & Kristin fick idag äran att vara med en dag på ett barnhem här i Chiang Mai. Se hela farmen där 20 barn lever, där dem odlade alla grönsaker, alla frukter, komposterar för att sedan använda till odlingarna. Precis så som allt, o alla borde leva. 
Dessa barn kom från byar uppe i bergen, där många av barnens föräldrar var syskon med varandra , vilket inte är så bra såklart. ;( bless .
En tjej var så skadad i hyn att Lillan fick tippa på tå, Huden var så tunn. tänk er att hela huden på er kropp fjällar, o spricker ÖVERALLT, det blir sår och ofta stramar huden så, att hon inte klarar att stänga sina ögon då huden spricker runt ögonen. Men tjejen hade det finaste av skratt o var så tacksam & glad för att finnas. Ett hjärta så stort att jag i detta nu skäms över hur man själv lever o ibland glömmer man hur bra man faktiskt har det.

Dessa barn, är övergivna av sina föräldrar, många med drogproblem men oxå många som inte vill ha dem pga skadan som blir av inaveln. Helt sjukt. Vi hade med oss massa leksaker, lite godis .. & imorgon ska jag donera pengar,

Lyckan jag fått uppleva idag var något otroligt. Den var äkta. Jag sitter i detta nu och gråter en skvätt, dels för hjärtat är så fyllt, men aj så ont det gör på samma gång. Ingen kan göra allt, men tillsammans kan vi hjälpas åt.

Jag tänkte be mina vänner o min familj att samla ihop en slant till detta barnhem. Snälla ni, det kommer göra stor skillnad. Det lilla blir mycket här, & jag har själv varit med och upplevt idag vilken otrolig grej det kan bli när någon bryr sig!
Om ni vill hjälpa till skicka mig några kronor via SWISH. Så sätter jag in dessa pengar imorgon kväll—-> till dem som behöver det bättre än du! 💗💗💗 mitt nummer: 07050979*

tack. When you give love, you get love”


This message alone lead to 29 shares, 45 comments, 76 likes &
13.900 SEK to the orphange.
All because of the experience I had earlier in the day. That made a huge difference in 20 children’s life. I write now and then to check in with Joy House in Chang Mai, they do an incredible job. Will forever keep them in my heart.

That is what beauty is for me, what is for you?





2 years ago I met beautiful Michelle for the first time. Such a gentle soul. She moved here for love, all the way from America. Which for me is the most incredible thing to do for someone.
My dear boyfriend Jake did that for me, I’m forever grateful.
Michelle recently moved into FGL Store and we are so excited! Now our space is even more special. She has upstairs as her place.

Michelle has a very warm heart and always very wise. Such a talented lady with many skills, to mention a few,

Yoga teacher
Reiki Healer
Wellness mentor


The other night I was invited for one of her gatherings over dinner. Deep conversations throughout the night with many new faces. Michelle dreamt of organising dinners for groups of women for the past five years, I’m glad you’ve chosen Varberg as your starting point. The most perfect way to connect with new souls.

We were eating away on finger food, paprika hummus with different vegetables, cheese platter, sourdough bread and wine.
After that we had our main course waiting for us. During the main course we discussed two topics chosen for the night. Time passed by so quickly and we sure enjoyed one an others company. Deep conversations with a lovely group women is never a bad idea.
More info below regarding the dinner.


 ”A gathering for women to commune, to create, to dive into deep conversation and enjoy delicious, plant-based food while doing so.
This supper club is a monthly offering I’ve been dreaming up for the past five years, and I’m so excited to finally find a space to make it come alive!
Each month I will bring a new topic to the table. The more diverse our group of women, the more diverse our conversation. Feel free to bring your girlfriends along for the ride, but also know that it’s totally cool to show up solo and see who you might meet.”
It’s my goal to create community wherever I go, because as humans, connection and relation is what we need most. And nothing brings us together better than food.

DATE : Friday, April 20th

TIME : 18.00 – 20.30

INVESTMENT* : 350 sek

RSVP : There are 11 chairs available. Please email me at tinyyogaspace@gmail.com to reserve your space via swish payment.

-all you need to bring is your self and an open mind-

Make sure to browse around whilst visiting michelles’s site, it’s beautiful!

-Thank you Michelle for everything,




My friend Marie is the most gentle soul. Always so happy and encouraging. She is a ‘doer’ for sure. Never a dull moment. She’s driven by feeling. That’s what I love about artists, how they create when they get that ‘feeling’. Marie has been a potter for over ten years and has her studio outside their lovely house.

Their house is one of the oldest in Bua. The house was built by Marie’s grandparents, so it’s been in their family for generations.

Mary, as I call her, also paints and makes the coolest sculptures.
Next time I will sit as a model, god knows how that’s gonna go because I’m so shy.
– No no, you will not even think about it when you’re sitting there naked for few hours. 
-You don’t think? nooooo, of course not, I will talk you through it the whole time.
I do like to put myself into awkward positions though, I believe that’s the time you grow as a person. So I will do it. (scared) hahahah.
We also decided I need to learn more about pottery, and obviously I need to create my own series of cups, plates and bowls. Looking forward to becoming your student Mary.

We see each other weekly over a cup of coffee. Every time there’s always a new subject to talk about, the love of hens, dreams about living in Europe and we often talk about flowers and our gardens. We hangout in her studio a lot, I literally want everything she creates.

All the dreams about southern Europe and small caraffes of wine,
Mary gave me her first made caraffe. I love it!
Perfect to pour a glass or two.

Wishing I can buy this pot. It’s made by Daniel, a relative to Mary. Fingers crossed that this could be mine!

Love the details in this home, all the doors are original. Same with the floor. The house it’s only a tiny part. Their green house is so beautiful and not to talk about the garden. I will bring my camera again and share more photos with you.

Thanks for all the sunshine Mary. You must visit her online shop. Full with beauty!

Till next time



During the years 2011-2012 I was travelling the world. Spent a year in Australia and ended up working in Thailand for a while. I was sharing my photos in Instagram, not very popular back then but I had a few followers.
People asked where my pants were from. Since they were in every photo, basically never took them off!
I started to buy the pants and ship them home. It was no harder than that.
All Bangkok sales men and women told me ”you should buy it for good luck”
More and more people asked about these pants so I sent hundreds home to Sweden.

After arriving back home, I began working as a chef in Varberg’s Stadshotel. I was able to sale the pants in the hotel, and through the hashtag (#mirandasinstabyxor)

Some of my friends were travelling and when they were in Bangkok I told them where to go and send me more, the demand for the pants was growing.
I knew I could do something bigger with this. Since I loved travelling and spending hours
in the markets it was always going to have potential.


Everyone in Stadt hotel told me about Kristin and how we have to meet, ”you will love her”,  ”she has painted her clock yellow” and how she writes like a ”famous author” . They said that her blog was so dreamy to visit and how you would get lost for ”at least an hour” if you start reading it.

Have to agree to what my colleagues said, it was a dreamy world, Krickelin.
I worked as a chef and Kristin was a waitress. One day she asked to take some photos of me whilst working, ”your tattoos are cool and it’s for the hotels blog”, she said.

– ok. I felt a bit awkward, because the boys I worked with were giggling away. hahaha!

Our daily talks lead to more photos and hang outs.
Kristin fascinated me, a creative soul that also works just by ‘feeling’.
Hopefully Kristin felt the same about me, we lived very different lives and were fascinated by one another.

In a blog update back in 2012 I wrote;

‘Idag har jag tänkt lite på vad fint det hade varit och ha någon som
kommer hem efter jobbet, kramar om och säger att han saknat mig.
Att kunna kramas när man vill liksom..  Ta vara på det ni som kan!
Lite kanske för jag varit hemma hos Kristin,  hon verkar leva sånt
där liv som jag en dag vill ha. Rörig 3- barns mamma som pusslar ihop vardagen
och ibland glömmer saker. Hon är fin den där Krickelin. Fota kan hon med.
Jag fick äran att vara med på lite bilder’  7th of aug 2012.

After the summer of 2012 I left for a new adventure. To meet up with the man I feel in love whilst travelling the winter before, he lived in Sydney. I packed my bags and left, 8 months later we moved back to Sweden.
More pictures were taken with Kristin, with hens, with horses and me dressed in Kristin’s wedding skirt in a abandoned house.

We didn’t know it at the time, but it was the beginning of our journey together. I was still selling my pants through instagram and Kristin had her blog and photography.

Eventually we came together with our own specialities and started a mutual company on those grounds that would be named For Good Luck and later FGL Store.







Fairfax Flea Market

I love finding the old and used. Always an untold story behind every piece and the feeling of re-using is awesome. Keeps the wallet happy too!

My last purchase was a vase from the flea market in Fairfax, Los Angeles. Top market to visit by the way. A must if you like vintage art, jewellery, pottery, candles, etc.
Perfect way to spend a Sunday, in the sun, according to me.

Heart shaped glasses, perfect buy for that upcoming shoot in Joshua Tree.

It’s basically crystals shops in each corner in LA. Crystals aren’t as expensive here as back home.

Just after this picture was taken I found the vase of all vases.

It took all my space in my hand luggage, heavy as hell, but so worth it.
Don’t hesitate when finding stuff abroad there’s always a way to bring it back home if you really want it. One time I brought a floor lamp all the way back from Greece to Sweden. Just a bit of subborness is needed.






Linneá my farmor & Mentor in life

Meet Linneá, my ‘farmor’ and she turns 100 at the start of June.
One more powerful lady you have to look for. All my life we´ve been sharing our stories over cups of coffee. At 3pm obviously. Important to drink a cup or two at that time!

When I grew up she took me and my sister Karolin to Europe every year. Twelve trips all together, last one to Tunisia, when Linneá was 89 years young then. That’s 10 years ago, and she still keeps saying how wonderful it was.
In the end memories are all we have and  I’m so grateful for those we have created.

Besides being the best travel companion, ‘Farmor’ -translation fathers mother- has always been a great mentor in my life.
Kind words, positive thinking and being involved in everything I’ve done. She taught me that I can do anything I want to!

Everywhere in her home there are memories from different harbours they travelled to. Linnea and her husband were sailing during the second world war.

Gran is full of stories from back in the days! Long before the war started.  You could sit for hours and  listen to them.

The ship Anita illustrated in the picture below was the one in which they sailed with during the war. 1939-1940.

My grandad had permission to go home for two days during that time, for his own marriage.
They got married 1940 in June.

Newly weds, then off he went, to return after six long months at sea.

Back then they could only get updates via radio, news paper or written letters. To pass time Linnea would sew and knit whilst waiting for her husband, Bror.

The green curtain in the picture, was made from that time! Still going strong. Talk about having a story untold.

A Swallows meaning -is an enduring symbol of a promise to return. 

Pictures of her mum and dad and auntie hang on the wall.
Linneás Auntie Hilda lived in Chicago for years, but came back to Sweden cause she and her best friend Britta opened a bed & breakfast together in Frillesås, they had it for years. When they retired they moved into the city and shared an apartment. Imagine back then, two women living together. Little did they care.
I’m really glad they stayed together until the end!

Linneás is very well known lady in Bua. The oldest too I guess. Since her memory is like no others, she is really special to this village. All her stories about everyones relatives and how this village was built up by the local families.
She always says that anyone can come by for a cup of coffee, so please do.

I can only finish with saying I love you lots, – your grand daugther Miranda.


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,





I love creative strong women who follow their dream. It’ always inpiring.
Especially the ones who mix dreamy stories with pictures.

Sally Mustang is one girl I’ve been following for a long time. It’s about yoga, travels, everyday life, art, love & being 100% true to yourself.
Her pictures and stories are always fun and creative.
She’s giving me a dose of Australia daily. Thanks dear! She updates her instagram everyday, and right now she’s in Bali.
One day I will join one of her yoga retreats.

Pictures from Sally Mustang.com


Another inpiring soul is Andrea behind Earthyandy. She’s living in Hawaii with her family and she’s sharing the most amazing vegan recipies and lots more! Her pictures is breath taking, so so colorful! Look here ! I can’t get enough.
She’s really inspiring me to become a better version of me.
Thanks for sharing about all the good stuff Andrea. ( I wanna live in Hawaii too )

Lucky me Kristin bought me some Activated charcoal when she were in Sri Lanka so I’ve been making this bad boy smoothie a couple of times.

Black Pina Colada Detox Smoothie

1/2 cup coconut water

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 cup pineapple

2 frozen banana

1 tsp activated charcoal

1 cup ice

1 head dino kale or 1/2 cup baby kale (optional)



Pictures and reciepies all from Earthyandy.com


Here is some fact´s about Activated Charcoal:

-What is Activated charcoal? It is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body before the body can absorb them internally. When using activated charcoal for natural healing choose a product derived from coconut shells or other natural sources.

The first time I had ever tried activated charcoal was when my friend Jenelle who runs Well’n Proper Juice Company brought some over when one of us had a cold.  She made an activated lemonade which tasted just like a refreshing lemonade! The first time she brought one I was nervous about it but the second time after doing some of my own reading I was excited to drink it!

One of the most popular activated charcoal uses around the world is in emergency trauma centers around the world for the treatment of poisoning and drug overdoses. Now more than ever people are benefiting from using it for a number of reasons including the reduce bloating and gas, lowering cholesterol, treat bile flow problems safely during pregnancy, and even prevent hangovers. (I was just talking to a lady the other day that said she and her friends ALWAYS use activated charcoal to skip hangovers and swears by it). That is a pretty good sign that its does a good job soaking up junk in the body…”

I always gets very inpiried by the simple tips. & the natural ones.
Here is a reciepe on lentil soup that I  have done few times to.

Vegetable Red Lentil Soup


2 cups small lentils (I prefer red)

2 russet potatoes (chopped)

1 med white onion (chopped)

2 carrot (chopped)

5 celery stick (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped of crushed)

1 ½ bay leaves

1 ½ fresh dill

2cans stewed tomatoes

10 ½ cups vegetable stock

1 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro

1 tsp pepper

salt and pepper to taste or use lemon ( I use lemon)


1) In a large soup pot put a tablespoon of water and add onions, garlic, carrots, potato, and celery. Saute until vegetables are almost tender.

2) Add the diced tomatoes with juice, bay leaves, parsley, lentils and the stock.

3) Bring to a soft boil stirring occasionally until the lentils are soft, reduce heat and simmer

4) add fresh parsley and dill at the very end for most flavor and freshness!


Enjoy your Monday, I’m making us a lentil soup as we speak!