ELDERFLOWER ICE TEA

hi guys,

Certainly been enjoying my days off to the fullest. Bad wifi is like magic to your soul. Totally needed to be off social media . Yesterday was our first day at home. We spent the day in the garden, in our boat. I was paying tons of bills it felt like. Replied on emails and busy working away with upcoming collaboration.

Our garden has truly blossomed out the last couple of weeks. I decided to make som Elder flower ice tea.
Also promised to share the recipe later on yesterday but ddn’t have enough time.

So here we go.

I had 3 glas jars that I filled up with different things:

1 with: Elderflower, mint.

2 with: Elderflower, raspberries.

3 with: Elderflower, ginger.

Pick and mix litterally.
I took a big casserole and boiled plenty of water, enough to cover the flowers. In 6 L of water I added some honey- have no idea how much but add as much as you like.
Let it get cool down,  take out what you added to flavour your tea. Add 1 squeezed lemon per jar.

Keep it in the fridge.

Voila!

m

Recently

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

Food and boats

Sweden havn’t been this warm since the spring in 1977 someone said. We have been spending our days in the garden, at the sea and finally finishing our deck at the front. It’s incredible such energy you get from days like these.

We went to my favourite island north of Bua – Nordsten. It was full in bloom. So beautiful!
The birds were busy laying on their eggs, so we were not alone.

My first veggie sausage. Not to bad.

And old friend of mine so texted the other day and was asking me to share my recipes here on the blog . I can surely do that but for your notice I might not have the correct measurements of everything. Hope it will give you an idea anyway.

Zucchini patties.

1-2 carrots
1 zucchini
1 halloumi cheese
Grate these – roughly size.

1/3 of an leek
1 red pepper – chop these up.
1 dl boiled quinoa

In a bowl: 2 eggs with 0.75 dl flour whisk this together.
Put everything in the bowl let it sit for 10 minutes.
Salt + Pepper.

I served this with a kale salad.

Kale
Apple chunks
Thinly cut red onion.

Think you should make a Cole slow with this as well ! Good luck.

 

 

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

 

This update contains commercial for FGL Store.

 

KOLLIJOX HOME

The other week I met up with my friend Jennie, aka Kollijox the artist.
I think many of you might know of her.
The most colourful person I know. And so talented. And lovely. Always get very inspired by her.

They live in the city center of Varberg and. It´s a ‘funkis’ vila. Like a box shaped house. Now I wonder why I ddn’t thought of taking any photos of the exterior.. next time!

She just painted her kitchen mint green and livingroom dusty pink. Just what we swedes need, some colour! Be bold it’s fun.

Creative people always inspires me the most. Things in every corner. Like small little things.
Like an extra spice is to your food basically.

FUN! & TASTY.

Here is the other side of her kitchen.

A livingroom in pink is never boring is it?!

The Hulk asks if you have a bad eye sight since you ‘piss next to the toilet’ maybe its not the eye, it could be your bent knob too.. I mean WHY NOT! this makes me so happy.

Jills bed room. Also by Kollijox art.

Zeke the dog joined us for a walk in the forest later on. It’s not a secret, Zeke is her little baby boy.

Jennie is not only a skilled artist, she is a master of creating gardens too.
She said she will have an exhibition in her green house: 10-11th of May. Between 11-17 o’clock.Don’t miss out!
A lot of great things will be for sale.

I need to come back again to take many more photos.. this was only few % of their house..

Thanks Jennie, you are awesome in every way possible!

x

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

 

 

 

 

 

Blondme

hi,

What a lovely Sunday. Started my morning in Gothenburg with my hair dresser, Ida, in her saloon Bonbon.
They had a lecture in colours and I was invited to be the model. How lucky!

Ida co-owns two saloons in Gothenburg, called Bonbon.
Eleven hair dressers work across the two places. I always leave with the biggest of smiles and the blondest of hair.
Scwarzkopf products = miracles. I use the ‘Blondme’ products.

This is the before picture.

Rebecca & Ida are working together and talking through the whole process. That’s why I really enjoy being a model on days like these, hair dresser language is hard, fast, but very interesting. They always speak in numbers …
8-11.6 together 6.46 yadaayada.
(This is not the correct mix, I made that up, but it really is like Greek!)

I always take a full bleach as a start.

This is my favourite part – rinse out massage. T R E A T.
After this they put a toner in – I always go for a cold colour.

2.5h later my hair looked like this.

Thank you very much. My hair is alive again after a looong dark winter.

x

 

 

A day with Kristin

Thursday is here already.
FGL & Kristin it said in my calender.

Kristin and I had a long todo list, when the day had come to it’s end, I can safely say it went bloody well.
No surprise that we started with the most creative projects, fun to both agree on that so fast too. Although it’s good to  prioritise the boring ‘important’ stuff first,  not today! 😉

 

Nr1: A shoot by the sea.
Pretty cold and stormy but the pictures turned out, sweeeell! It was the perfect weather for us coastal girls

Excited to announce 3 new products, being released today, in FGL Store.

The list was long and I was surprised we nailed it all, plus many more ideas were flowing.
Happy and proud to be part of such a great POWER team!

More news… FGL Store is set to host another another great workshop with Lisa Burenius, it has been so popular these past two times and super pumped for our 3rd one! Saturday 19th of May 15-18 o’clock. More info here.
It’s limited spots and they sell fast.

Lisa is super talented and such an amazing woman. You will get plenty of inspiration spending your afternoon with her. Hope to see you then.“Släpp taget så blåser vi på!

-Jag ska försöka lära dig så mycket det går om mitt sätt att arbeta. ”LIKA DELAR KAOS OCH ORDNING” /Lisa

This update contains advertisment for my buisness FGL Store.

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.

Advertising for FGL

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