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

 

Routines

hi,

What I changed in my life lately is the ‘bad habbits’. Or I should accually say changing, cause I’m still working on getting better.
Running your own buisnesses it’s really easy to work all the time. The weirdest part is that I’m the one doing it to myself, even if I have the power to not to.

All the years I’ve been working in places, it’s been within certain hours. 7-16 or 15-24, the boss I had back then didn’t tell me to do -a little bit more work just before bedtime did he! Why do I do it now when I can decide for myself. It’s not healthy at all.

Schedule. Schedule. Schedule. The key. So is long lists, if I’m not done with my todo’s in the  afternoon I can do it the following day… not till late in the evenings.

Bad habbits:

  • To check your phone first thing in the morning, like 6am.  Like why?  no thanks.
  • To read Emails/Questions just before getting in bed. Great to give your brain More to think of just before sleeping. NOT REALLY.
  • To always recieve whatsapps/msgs/or to check IG 100 times a day. Check them within certain hours.
  • To choose work over exercising and taking care of your body.

New habbits:

  • Create office hours. To give yourself the respect you deserve.
  • Book in time for training in your calender so you can’t blame ‘work’ .
  • Follow your todo list.
  • Don’t feel bad for not working as much as you used to do.

 

I’m working everyday to get better, be smarter, be healthier, and not feeling guilty over Not working as much as before, (full time job + 2 buisnesses) old bad lifestyle I guess.
If you have any tips, advices just hit me up! Always happy to hear your story.

Much love to you,

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

yesterdays delivery

I received the most beautiful delivery yesterday.

– A bouquet with the finest of all flowers.
Look!

Kristin held a workshop on Monday night together with Boråstapeter, the whole night was a ‘full in bloom’ kinda a thing, if you didn’t read my previous update it’s here.
The evening was stunning, and now this bouquet! My heart burst with joy.

If you only knew how much this means for me, especially on a day like this. So Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again.

Flowers truly do have healing vibes..

xx

IN BLOOM

Ok guys, this will be an update from Kristins house and her workshop last night.
Prepare for bloom bonanza!

Yesterday we were invited for a workshop in her lovely home, together with Borås tapeter. They just released their new collection In bloom.
Every single piece of wall paper in there, stunning!
Jenny Hahne the illustrator behind some of the patterns were with us all night and she shared her story when creating these lovely prints.

This is the book you should look for when in the store.
( Sofia Jansson just re done her office with the print you see on the book cover. Check it out here )

Kristin chosen the Thistle in bloom, such a magical piece that as well. Perfect for their kitchen.

Chestnut blossom totally took me by storm. It’s not even funny how you can fall in love with a pattern this much,
I had a very simular years ago from Borås tapeter. Since we renovated the whole house it’s now long gone. The one in blue is made for our bedroom upstairs, for both walls and ceiling I think. Go big right?

We got to see some of the original pieces from long back..

Dinner was served in the green house, food from Verket! – Varbergs best restaurant.
Kristin also ordered sunshine and +16 degress for last night. Could’nt get any better than this accually.

Hanging out with creative, inspirational girls a whole night is always a pleasure. I’m so grateful.
Here’s to strong women: may we know them & may we be them!

Natahlie & Matilda – Babes in Boyland.
Nanna – Nannakerstin
Catarina –Annacate

A funny thing with meetings likes this, is that the camera always eats first.

Kristin in action.

Nanna & to the right Diana – Diadonna.

Creative dinners as it’s best. I tried my hardest to create a new pattern for next years collection, let me just say I’m not an artist ! hahaha! Creating is good for your soul thou..

I’m very sure the whole of Sweden will be ‘in bloom’ all year around..

Thanks Kristin & Boråstapeter for a magical night,
….and thanks to all the girls who made it so special.

that this is not a sponsored post.

 

 

MY WEEK

My week has passed by like crazy. Sitting here thinking of everything that has happened over the past few days… time flies when you’re enjoying it.

Monday – Meetings and FGL Store.

Tuesday – Organizing for my grans funeral.

Wednesday – FGL Store.

Thursday – Started my morning at Oken’s Hotel. Met up with Finnvedens säljkraft and we started our morning with a nice breakfast. Then onto a day full of inspiration! Varberg City joins forces with the local businesses in hope to motivate and encourage it’s people with everything from politics, health and general being. So we spent most of the day there soaking up knowledge, very nice! Kristin and I also met up with Emma Knyckare a women we both admire greatly. Looking forward to our future collabs..

Friday– time for another early social breakfast, Handelsbanken invited their costumers to breakfast, with guest speaker Johanna. Johanna gave us coaching regarding health and living.

Verket made us a very delicius breakfast.


Full of inspiration we continued to the beach for a shoot.

A very important one too, We wanted to speak up and show our support reagarding Sara Danius. This had to be done in a hurry, but it’s how we usually work anyway — 200% speed.
Luckily the sun came for a visit and gave us 18 degrees. I had three dips, and I loved it.
+8 in the water. F R E S H .

Come 3 o’clock I had my final meeting – great fun to plan the future with great people.

Back to our store by 4.30 to meet up with Jake who was doing some work there. So that’s where I ended my work week. Love my job.

ps. I also done a rinse in my wardrobe, check out my sales here. 

 

 

 

 

SPEAK UP

Ok, Friday 13th. It’s time to speak up, all of us. The date makes sense. Horrible things always happen on Friday 13th.

Kristin and I started first thing today. First subject was about #viknyterenblusförsara. Commonly used hash tag from today.
We felt that we wanted to show our love and support by speaking up by sharing this in social media and so did many others! Thank god. You should do it to. This has to end. NOW.

We had a dip in the sea after this photo was taken. I  jumped in three times. Well needed!
Enjoy your weekend lovers, promise you tie your blouse to.

 

Sustainable choices

Let me tell you about an old addiction of mine, Tradera. It started in 2008, when I was crazy about vintage porcelain. All I wanted was available at Tradera, it’s a goldmine when it comes to vintage design.
Such a great way of shopping, to buy something no one need anymore.
I don’t really shop a lot of clothes nowadays, but if I treat myself it’s usually from winning a bid..

Lately I’ve been selling many of my things at Tradera myself, it was time for a rinse.
It’s easy and fun, the process is simple and the buyer gets happy when winning the bid!
Like winning the lottery in a way.

Here is two of my favourites. A black maxi dress from Acne. + a Rodebjer dress.


This update is a sponsored post by Tradera.

Right now there is a deal at Tradera when selling 10 items. Maybe it’s time for you to clean out your closet too. I have my eyes on this special piece

/m

Almost 90 days since…

Hi hello bonjour,
Already Wednesday! Can’t believe how fast the weeks passing by.
Is it because of spring and the longer days we have now?
The time flies indeed, cause it’s already my 3rd month as being ‘my own boss’ HOORAY!

It’s still a bit unreal, to own my own time. It’s still weird on the 25th every month,
cause no monthly pay comes in as it has done before. But it’s ok.
Another thing that has been on my mind for a while is that we all work too much and too hard. For the cause of what? All my life I’ve been working more than 100% I can easily say 200% if I look back on my past. Shit! No thanks. Never again.

Time to enjoy more.
I’m so happy and proud over my decision to leave the full time job to only focus on my two buisnesses.
( It was kinda hard to juggle it all the last years. Renovations, full time job, +run two buisnesses, all at once..)  Woman please!

Feeling more free than ever. More balanced .. and happier.
If worst come to worst and I’m not getting enough work. I will become a fisher woman, told dad yesterday he has to teach me everything he knows being a captain/fisherman.
He was laughing but I said it’s my back up plan..

Thanks for reading, commenting, heartin’ it and all you do ! I’m beyond grateful!
So thanks again,

m.