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!

UPDATES

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We celebrated 1 year in our store last week.
Got a lovely gift from three very thoughtful girls. Thank you.
Will show what it was inside soon as a get my camera back from the store..

Lots of pop ups visits  in the store. Follow us on Instagram to see who and when.

Fruvintage did us the honor all the way from Stockholm.

Last weekend Lisalove.se drove 13.000km to join in for a day. She is pure gold, what a talent. Glad to finally met her in person. Her art is fantastic.

Kristin & I organized a Lecture day which turned out brilliant.
So happy and grateful for this new chapter. Soon we release a new date – stay tuned.

A lot of structure and future strategies for FGL.
We’re nominated for an invironmental price in our city Varberg.
19th of October we’ll find out out if we are the lucky ones.

New dates for more workshops is up and running, think we might have the best christmas gift : WORK SHOP WITH LISA BURENIUS AT FGL STORE:  

Spring & summer collection ordered – heaps of products in linen, beige and soft grey colours coming 2019.

End of October and the start of November we will get some new fab pieces to us. Jewellery and clothing. The blue polka dot duster arrived few weeks earlier than expected!  Always fun.

I borrowed photos from Kristin since I forgot my camera the other day.

 

I think this was all for now.
Busy days – which we both loves.

 

Thanks for now.
M

This update is a payed collaboration with my own buisness.

FGL Lecture day

8th of October.
A day full with creative ladies, power and knowledge.

For quite some time, we’ve been talking about how there is a ‘hole in the industry’ when it comes to an inspirational day or more like an educational day for influencers.

Often we meet for different occasions, usually dinners, promotion of products and so on and so on.
Many times there are the same questions coming up, but there’s never enough time to go through them all.

So the 8th of October;
-Educational day for influencers happened at FGL Store.

Kristin & I put together few topics that we wanted to bring up.
Our dear friend was moderating the whole day, cannot thank her enough for her brilliant expertise.
Our day started with Emma sharing her knowledge on Disc analysis. A theory that comes from William Moulton Marston back in the 1930’s. Emma is, by the way, so great at speaking in public – such an entertainer. You can book her at Finnvedens säljkraft.

Everyone has different behaviour styles. Knowing and understanding peoples different behaviour styles creates a more corporate climate. It also provides a greater self-awareness  and communication easier.
Using this knowledge is good for anyone, both private and in work.

Before we sat down we’ve chosen 3 cards each – 2 cards that described you well and 1 that didn’t.
Next up was: Diana Dontsova – Diadonna.

Winner of the big food blog award price 2017. She always amazes me with her beautiful pictures and mind blowing recipes. She is very spot on and has seemingly endless knowledge when it comes to her business and how to build up your brand in social media. Diana is also a blogger at Feminina.

HannaHanna Wendelbo.

This inspiring multi talented woman creates patterns like no one else.
Always sharing flower bouquets in her feed and Hanna designs the most beautiful wall papers.
Her multi talent inspires many, she’s one of a kind!  When she was 7 years she dreamt of becoming a clothing designer – few years later her dream came true, she’s now created the pattern for the new brand Soie Belle.

Two very inspiring woman with a lot of compentense in this industry -Thanks for making our day extra special.

The schedule was busy from start till finish.
Never ending conversation throughout the night – We could kept going till the morning I think.

We agreed that this event has to happen soon again it was truly a success.
Keep your eyes out for new dates.

Thanks for joining in: Daniella Witte, Lisa Burenius, Jennie Blomkvist, Marina Evertsson, Anna Norrman,
Diana, Hanna, Marlene Agemo, Helena Lyth, EmmaMalin Persson .
So happy spending time with you all. A very grateful heart.

x

This update is a payed collaboration with my own brand FGL Store.

 

 

 

LISA BURENIUS

Lisa Burenius. A real queen. She’s an artist, a creator and a doer.
Last week we were invited to her home for a delicious breakfast.
Health from start till finish.
It’s almost like Lisa cook like she create her art. So colourful and beautiful.

I known Lisa for 5 years now I think. She is very inspiring, from top till toe!

Her latest project. Beyonce. Cool right? S O L D .

Even her messy floor is arty.

I copied Lisa and bought myself the same sofas – I fell in love straight away when I seeing them few months ago right here.

So I don’t forget to mention she has her own collection of clothing too,
check them out. 

We often work together, one of the event is our workshop at FGL Store.
Lisa teaches how to create in a way that has ‘no rules’  with few colours and just to let go and create,
-don’t overthink, don’t ‘over do’, or ‘over do it’ .

Great and intimate time together and the energy in the room when people are creative is truly magical. So much joy, and we grown ups don’t often work with anything that has ‘no rules’ . It’s very liberating.

Hope you join us next time. Could be the perfect christmas gift to yourself don’t you think?

And back again to our morning last week..

Thanks for a colourful breakfast and being a top friend. One of the things Lisa made us was
Golden porridge. So yum!
Here is a recipe I sometimes do, I think Lisa’s porridge had some quinoa in it as well.
You can use what you want litterally..

Enjoy this:

120ml (1/2 cup) almond milk
120ml (1/2 cup) water

½ tsp ground turmeric

1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3 grinds black pepper
3 pitted natural dates OR honey to taste
45g (½ cup) porridge oats
1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds or chia seeds

1. If you are using the dates, blend them with the milk and water until smooth.
2. Simmer the milk and water very gently with the spices for five minutes. A gentle sustained heat.
3. Add the oats and hemp seeds and stir occasionally until thickened to your liking.
4. Sweeten to taste if necessary, and serve topped with toasted nuts, bee pollen.

Toasted pecan nuts or other nuts and seeds that you fancy

1 tsp bee pollen.

 

 

My week in Pictures

7 days ago I turned 35 years old. Lots of love, wishes, gifts and donations – all to me.

Kristin gifted me a necklace and a night away at Håkesgård with Jennie & Lisa. I felt so spoilt. Stomach is still sore after all the laughter.

On my birthday we drove to Småland to pick up six Indian Peacock Doves. Right now they live up in our girls old coop.

I’ve done a collaboration with wonderwall this week too.

Dear Lizette came by the FGL Store one day and hopefully she will help us with our website. SEO optimise and the rest…

Zero waste project is a success, this kinda thing makes me so happy.

We had time for a selfie.

Wednesday afternoon Kristin & I hosted long distance guests – all the way from Japan. Yes you read right, Japan!

Say ‘hej’ to Mr & Mrs Maruo.

We’re so honoured. Social media is fantastic. Owners of a wallpaper shop and work a lot with Sandbergs and Boråstapeter.  Lots of pictures covering their walls, pictures of Kristin alongside her wallpapers, even some of me to. They told us that the Swedish interior is really popular in Japan.

So excited for the future.

Another day we worked away with new samples..

The Spring & summer collection 2019.

The view from Varbergs best balcony. Holdit.
I met up up with Karin, and discussed our future collaborations. From today up until Monday I have picked my favourites, and able to offer you all 25% discount! Use the code: Mir25 and click here.

6 items for 25% off – Cases, powerbanks, cables. Don’t miss out.
All the photos you see in Holdits magazine are actually taken here in Bua. Where I live! Nice!!

This Thursday our baby is already in week 30.
Celebrated that with washing mini stinks clothes.
How cute!?

Lisa Burenius invited us for a super healthy breakfast on Thursday morning. Like, can she please open a café ?
Lisa is not only an artist, but a very good cook to.
Honoured and grateful know all these ladies – they are all entrepenuaers, dreamers, doers – who simply follow their dreams.

Without them I wouldn’t of been able to resign from my previous job last January.
They encouraged me so much.

You are great all of you, thank you for the inspiration!

Soon to update more about our breakfast, recipes etc..
Heaps more photos to share.

Friday morning started with a radio interview with Radio Halland.
Regarding Världens barn.

After that the sun came for a visit in my kitchen.
My dahlias still going strong from last weekends visit to Marie.
She’s open on Sunday, you must pay her a visit.
It’s such a treat for your mind. Nature is pure magic.

The week has been very busy – full with fun stuff every hour.
Spending my Friday afternoon at  FGL Store with Kristin for some more decisions regarding our summer collection and we’re going to count all of our stock.

Happy Friday indeed!

& today you’ll find me at FGL. Lisa Burenius is there all day with art and T-shirts .
After closing time, we’ll having a workshop together. Today the class is full but there is till chance to join in for next Wednesday.

3rd of October 6pm-9pm. Book here.  Bring a friend !

That’s all for today.

x

 

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