Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spring bag: vintage leather backpack

I recently got this vintage leather backpack, and now I’m using it all the time. It’s perfect for spring. I can carry everything I need and more in this, so when I leave home in the morning I have everything I’ll need for the whole day, including my laptop, camera and Kindle.
I haven’t used a backpack since high school, and I can’t think why. It’s so versatile, and I think it looks good too.

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The perfect Swedish going away present

I’m invited to lunch at a friend tomorrow, and I didn’t realize I needed a going away present until very late. All the shops were closed and I won’t have the chance to get anything tomorrow, so I had to come up with something else.
Then I got the idea to bake Swedish cinnamon buns! Everyone loves them, and it’s nice to bring something homemade. I’m pleased with how this batch turned out, although I usually actually make them in different shape. I’ll show you next time.

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Swedish spring activity: picnic in the park

The weather has gotten a lot hotter these last few days, and everywhere around town you see people in shorts and shirts having picnics and barbecues. I just had this year’s first picnic, with Swedish-styled baguettes and Dutch cherry tomatoes.
Spring may be a little late, but better late than never.

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Green gloves and pink ballerina flats

I have a pair of new grass green leather gloves and a pair of new pink ballerina flats. What a nice spring duet!

H&M nail polish Pinkastic. I tried to swatch it already, but sadly, it's a bit on the sheer side

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DIY preparations: shopping for pearls

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I love buying pearls. Whenever I walk by a store that sells loose pearls I just have to buy some. Even if I don’t have any idea about what to do with them at the moment, I know I will sooner or later need them for some DIY project. Pearls are so versatile and pretty, and while I’m not using them I can store some of them inside my wolf box.

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Prepping for a Sunday swim

Tomorrow morning I’m planning to go swimming, so I’ve just made all the necessary preparations. These include charging my underwater music player and filling it with tomorrow’s work-out soundtrack. Tomorrow I’ll listen to Millencolin and this week’s edition of The Economist.

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Gnocchi and Valborg

Gnocchi (this time they turned out pretty large...)

This weekend the whole Swedish student community is preparing for the biggest party of the year, Valborg. Here I shortly explained what it is. This year it falls on a Monday. A lot of my friends are coming over from different parts of the country to celebrate this holiday, so it’s going to be really really fun (as always).
Today, however, we’re taking it easy and making Italian gnocchi (click for recipe).

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