Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Another Little Spring Haul.

I told you in my last post that April’s a bit of a weird month for me. Even if I love the spring and look forward to the summer I always feel really tired and uninspired in April. I don’t even feel inspired to do the things I usually love like reading, blogging, thrifting, crafting and so on. I think that my allergies are the reason I feel so tired but I don’t quite know why I loose my inspiration to do things I really like. Like I’ve said before, it’s nothing serious, I’ll be my old self in a couple of days or maybe a week but I would still love to hear what you do to motivate yourself to do fun things when you aren’t your regular self?

This blog is supposed to be about the enjoyable things in life so I thought I would share a few spring items that I got when I went shopping with my mum this weekend (luckily I felt very inspired to do some shopping):

Monday, April 21, 2014

April Update (Currently).

I've had a little blogging break for the last ten days. I don't know but April is always a weird month for me. I feel really excited about the fact that it's spring and that summer is around the corner but I'm always really tired and feel a bit uninspired in April. It's nothing serious, I think it's my allergies that make me tired and my allergies are always the worst in April. But this easter weekend I've had time to relax so I think I'm back on track. So I thought I would do a "currently" post for the month of April:

Loving: Trail-running and hiking. The weather's been really nice this months so me and Daniel have been able to do some hiking. There's nothing more relaxing than being out in the nature. I've also started doing some trail-running. Even if I've been really tired this month I've doing better than ever with my running!
Excited about: That it's time to start planning our travels for the summer.
Craving: Sugar! It's a good thing I've been doing good with my running this month because I've been totally failing my attempts to eat healthy. I've been eating chocolate, licorice and ice-cream almost every day. I have to stop doing that...
Obsessed with: Everything yellow. Yellow is my current favorite color!
Eating: Licorice and ice-cream.
Drinking: Tea.
Reading: TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Listening to: Zac Brown Band - Jump Right In
Feeling: Excited but tired.
Doing: Running, hiking, sleeping, reading magazines and spending time with my family.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


It was such a lovely and sunny day yesterday (still a bit chilly though) so I got inspired to add a few green touches to my home. I went to our garden shop and brought home some daffodils and some pretty twigs. I don't know if this is a tradition in many other countries but in Sweden we always bring home twigs during easter and decorate them with feathers and colorful eggs (of course I had to do it with a more neutral touch, you know I'm not that into colorful decorations). People usually use birch twigs but that would be impossible with my allergies (that would be like bringing the enemy home with me).

Making these kind of little extra touches to my home always makes me ridiculously happy and excited. Do you have any special decorations for easter or spring?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Thoughts.

I hope you've all had a nice weekend and a good start of the week. Men and Daniel spent the weekend at my dad's house. He lives in an old cottage (from 1909) about two hours from here. It was a nice and relaxing weekend. For today's post I thought I would write a little about what's been on my mind lately:

1. I've been starting to drink tea again lately (I'm not sure why and when I stopped). I've also realized that there's a big difference between different teas (I guess I knew that before but I didn't care). 
2. Why do you always find the best thrift stores in the country side? My dad lived really close to one of the best thrift store I've ever been to. It was a huge place and they had so much good stuff! I got the old beer bottle and lantern in the picture above (I've been looking for a lantern like that for ages).
3. Me and Daniel have decided to not travel to the states for our summer vacation this year. It feels a bit weird because we've been doing that for the past six summers. But I'm also pretty excited because I know we'll have a great time roadtrippin' through Europe. We're mainly going to spend time in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and France. It's going to be awesome.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Wishlist.

I never did a wishlist in March so I thought I would do one early in April. While I was putting this together I realized that this month's wishlist has a color theme. Maybe not the most suitable theme for spring (I guess it should be more colorful). Bu oh well, here's a few things I wouldn't mind owning at the moment:

1. I got one of these universal atomizer from Sephora for my friend Malin for Christmas. Now I kind of think that I probably need to get one for myself as well. I would love to be able to carry around my favorite perfume with me all the time.
2. I would like to have a really nice vase. The ones I have at the moment are really plain and boring. We all know that I love brass so I think this vase from Ferm Living is really pretty!
3. I seem to have a thing for vases at the moment, these miniature ones from Kähler look nice.
4. You've seen the cushions from by nord on several of my previous wishlists. I just think they're gorgeous! I especially like this one because it looks like a water color painting.
5. I can never have too many scented candles. I love everything with fig so I think I would really like this candle from Rituals.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Weekend.

As some of you might know I'm trying to capture my weekend in pictures ones in a while (I've been trying to do it every other weekend). I mostly do it because it's a fun thing for me to look back on and because I like to share what I've been up to. This past weekend was pretty much a perfect weekend in my opinion. It was a perfect mix of city life and being outdoors. I also got to hang out with friends and spend a lot of time with Daniel. This is what my past weekend looked like:

1. I get off work early on Friday's so I decided to go for a run before Daniel got home. I got to try out my new trainers from North Face. 2. Daniel's sister Mia came over to our house on Friday night. We had some delicious seafood, talked and played boardgames. 3. On my my way to Gothenburg to meet up my friend Anna and do some shopping. 4. A cider and a seafood lunch in the sun 5. A break from shopping 6. On Sunday me and Daniel went out on a little hiking adventure (we walked for 6,5 hrs) 7. The weather was perfect! 8. But we got lost (no worries, we lost the trail but we had a good map!).  

Monday, March 31, 2014

Random Haul.

We got the first real spring days this weekend. It was sunny and warm (warm in this case means 13 degrees celsius, that might be freezing for some of you but oh well). Me and my friend Anna celebrated the nice weather with a little shopping trip. We decided to ditch the mall and the big chain stores and went for some more unique stores and boutiques. I thought it would be fun to show you the things I got:

1. Me and Anna have a pretty similar taste in interior design and home decor so we always enjoy going to that kind of stores together. I got a cutting board that looks like it's made of drift wood (I love that look) and a little vase from Lindform. I really like the vases from Lindform, they have so many different ones and it would be nice to have a little collection of them.
2. We also went to this store that only sold different soaps. If you've been reading this blog for a while you know that I have a thing for soap (does that sound weird?), so I couldn't keep myself from getting a new one. I also got a new wooden soap dish.
3. I haven't gotten any new beauty products in a while so I thought I would treat myself with a body oil from Björk & Berries (it smells amazing!) and a face mist from Lush. I've liked most of the face mist I've tried but I think the ones from Lush are my favorites.