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Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

I have updated my spring wardrobe with this cool blouse from Stenströms. The wild animal print features a lot of species, but the funniest one must be the giraffe wearing sneakers.

And at the same time, when you’re looking at this shirt from a distance, it simply looks like a greenish shirt with an abstract print. A pretty flattering one, too!

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Spring treasures

Above you can see some of the things I like right now. Firstly, tulips! The first day of spring is here,  and what is more appropriate than tulips now? These days we always have fresh tulips at home. Somehow I got Hannes to understand that it’s as important as fresh bread on daily basis.

Secondly, I’m very much into Lucas Papaw Ointment now. It’s one of those great all-round products similar to Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, minus the weird smell. This ointment is based on fermented papaya. Also, it’s an Australian product, and anything from down under is pretty exotic here in Sweden, which I like!

And then we have children’s books. Isn’t it wonderful to get a chance to dive into that world again? I think it is, and I’m so happy I “have to” do it thanks to Johannes now! I especially like books which have nice artistic illustrations in them. What a nice first introduction to art for a child!


Sweden at the Sochi winter Olympic Games 2014

The Olympic Games of 2014 have become historical for Sweden. The fact is that Sweden has never won as many medals during winter games as this time.
I’ve been following the Olympics religiously  (as many of you know, we don’t own a TV, so I watch it online) and I can be nothing but proud of the Swedish athletes! Fourteen medals so far, and we are getting one tomorrow as well! Sweden is to meet Canada in the ice hockey final tomorrow. And we are aiming for gold!


Swedish Love Affair on Instagram lately

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With Greger and Titus (before he's had his hair done)

I’m going to share some of my recent Instagram shots for those of you who are not following me there (swedishloveaffair)!

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Me on the Christmas break in Gothenburg

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A couple of days ago in snowy weather. Wearing a cap knitted by my mother, of course!

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Reading one of Johannes' favorite books about the Moomins

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Yesterday at the children's library

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The lightness of being

Today I want to show you Titus’ new style! You can hardly recognize him now, right?

My mum got all the necessary equipment for grooming a poodle for Christmas, so one of these days she decided to try it on Titus. And voilà, here’s his new haircut! He got rid of so much fur (I kind of wish there was some use for it, though!).

He didn’t enjoy the process much, but he’s absolutely loving the result!


Croissants rolled in a can (Danerolles)

Croissants rolled in a can (Danerolles)

Croissants rolled in a can (Danerolles)

This is probably my favorite product right now. Six croissants rolled in a can, and all you need is to bake them! And they turn out great. These days we start every Saturday with fresh croissants, so delicious and easy.


Holiday spirit

Christmas is here in just 12 days! What, less than two weeks?! Where did the time go? And I still haven’t bought (or decided on…) a single Christmas present.

However, this is the first Christmas when Hannes and I have decorated our apartment for the holidays. We’ve even put up a Christmas tree with ornaments on it and everything.

Becoming a parent means that you get to experience a lot of things for the first time. This Christmas is not only Johannes’ first, it’s also our first Christmas with Johannes!

So far, he loves it! All the lights, the ornaments, the tree, the snow! Several times a day we take a “guided tour” of the apartment and look at every single detail of the decorations. What a blessing to be this new and fascinated!