choose mindset

choose mindset

Positive or negative – choose your mindset!

What is your view on life? A positive outlook or a negative one? In our hallway we have this carpet that I love! Love the zigzag and the colours against the wooden parquet. So often, when I pass through the hallway, I take a quick glance to see what I see. To be honest I don’t always see the positive arrows but most of the time I really do.

My father was a great optimist and I think I have inherited a lot of it. I think that the best name for my general view on life is that I am a realist, a positive realist. What are you?

xx Happy Sunday

Carpet from ellos.se

Vilken inställning har du till livet? Är glaset halvfullt eller halvtomt? Vi har den här mattan från ellos i korridoren, vad ser du? Går du framåt eller bakåt? Jag stannar ofta till och känner efter vad jag ser och oftast ser jag de positiva pilarna, men inte alltid. Skulle nog säga att jag är en positiv realist. Vad är du?

Kram och trevlig söndag!

my friday tip

my friday tip

my friday tip

My little finger tips are giving you my Friday tip!

Totally in love with Essie’s new Gel settler. The most amazing is that you remove it with normal nail polish remover. The colour of the moment for me is Sand Tropez. Happy Friday!

xx

Helt oslagbara Essie Gel settler är veckans tips!

xx

my daily choice

my daily choice
This is my daily choice if only I could.

My favorite freshly squeezed juicy comes from Joe and the Juice! Stress down gives me the perfect zing of ginger and sweet taste of strawberries and apple. Normally I have it with a Tunacado sandwich but today the sushi craving was to big.

Juice from Joe and the Juice // Bag Chloé Fay wallet

Happy Thursday!
xx

Daglig dos av ingefära och jordgubbar, en Stress Down juice från favoriten Joe and the Juice.

Trevlig torsdag!
xx

today’s detail

today's detail
Today’s detail is a little bit of lace!

It is both sweet and cool to have a little bit of lace hoping trough in your v-neck. My lace top is from H&M but you find them everywhere. This one is nice from Zara and you find another favourite at Anine Bing.

Have a lovely Thursday!

Dagens lilla detalj är att låta lite spets komma fram. Just det här spetslinnet kommer från HM men du hittar spetslinnen i alla butiker.

Trevlig torsdag!

shirt my way

shirt my way

A the moment I love to shirt my way through life!

It comes and goes for me, the need of wearing shirts. I get so tired of ironing that I can go a whole year without wearing a shirt, haha. But at the moment I am loving it, could be because I will soon start working in an normal office environment (more about that later). Zara have an amazing shirt collection at the moment, all types of shirts, all colours, fabrics, with or without ruffles, embroiled – everything works. I have picked out my favourites for you. I love the top one, oversize with an asymmetrical hem, crave it in fact! The light blue one is just so sleek and then with the cute detail pearl on the mid length sleeves. I am not a ruffle kind of person but with the trend everywhere even I feel the need for som frill. The grain army inspired one with the untidy hem is already in my closet and I wear it a lot!

All shirts from Zara.

För närvarande är det bara skjortor som gäller, det enda jag ser i butikerna. Zara har en helt fantastisk kollektion just nu, du hittar ållåt, färger, material, brodyr, volanger – allt funkar!

xx

bargain leather and suede

bargain leather and suede

bargain leather and suede

Spring at H&M Premium Quality means bargain leather and suede!

I feel Spring coming, it is windy and sunny at the moment in Stockholm. A great place to find great Spring pieces, in lovely materials is at H&M Premium Quality. The leather and suede pieces are priced just right. Just look at the items above, great style, materials and great prices. As I have said before this is really my go-to-place for special items at affordable prices. I love the large suede shopper (difficult choice black or grey) as well as the one with metallic interior. Then the high heeled leather sandals, they will be worn out this year! The golden either loafers are to die for and the leather skirt with buttons would look great at my new office.

Du hittar så fina vårgrejer på H&M Premium quality! Speciellt bland skinn- och mockaprodukterna, titta själv här!

 

the quick fix

the quick fix

the quick fix

The quick fix to change up your bedroom!

Last week I made the best quick fix ever to our bedroom. Try it yourself: stand in the room and look around, in what way could you swap around the furniture? I choose to put the white chest of drawers on the opposite wall and it transformed the whole room. I also added a new green plant and did some tidying away on the top – what a transformation! The room feel bigger and brighter as we previously had a bark side table on that wall (which I by the way put in another room only to change that room up a little as well). Such a low budget – big effect update!

Bonne nuit print meandmyprint.com // plant Plantagen // Mirror IKEA // Black granit box Day Birger and Mikkelsen

Snabb inredningsfix!

Förra veckan gjorde jag en härlig förändring i vårt sovrum! Så enkelt, prova du med: Ställ dig i sovrummet och titta runt, vad kan du flytta runt och ställa på ett annat sätt? Jag flyttade våra vita byråer till väggen mittemot, köpte en ny grön växt och städade undan lite av det jag brukade ha på byråerna. Voila, rummet känns större och ljusare. Mycket eftersom vi hade ett svart sideboard på den väggen, som jag för övrigt ställde i ett annat rum och förnyade även där. Billigt och med suverän effekt!

Kram från mig

my favourite tree

my favourite tree

I got a beautiful specimen of my favourite tree for my birthday!

Ever since moving to Glyfada outside go Athens in Greece in 2007 I have a crush on olive trees. We had several on our balconies in Greece and brought one with us to Bulgaria and after that Sweden. But one container move was all it could handle so I said goodbye to it two years ago. Happily my parents-in-law gave me a new one for my birthday. Olive trees are amazing and grow to be 2000 years old when growing freely in Greek conditions. I love the fact that the leafs ar beautifully green but on the backside almost grey, it gives the tree life. It is really the perfect interior design piece.

Pot Cloudy, design Hanna Wessman

Jag fick mitt favoritträd i födelsedagspresent!

Ända sen vi flyttade till Glyfada, utanför Aten, i Grekland 2007 har jag älskat olivträd. De fanns överallt och vi hade flera på våra balkonger i lägenheten. Så härligt att återigen ha ett olivträd hemma. Jag fick det här fina av mina gulliga svärföräldrar i födelsedagspresent. Älskar, älskar olivträd så fint att ha hemma. Prova du med de är inte så svåra att hantera som många säger.

Kruka Cloudy, design Hanna Wessman

because it’s my birthday

because it's my birthday

because it's my birthday

A special gift because it’s my birthday!

One year older! I had the most special early birthday celebration yesterday with our family. Receiving the sweetest gifts from my parents-in-law and close family. This morning my husband and the children came with candles and lovely presents. The girls had made the cutest presentations on their iPads, with family pictures and the cutest notes of affection. So funny to see how their minds, skills and imagination evolves from year to year. I got the bag/wallet of my dreams (yes a clear hint was given, it is always needed ladies, they want our help) the Faye mini from Chloé in tanned leather. A gem as I am tired of the big bags and, also, if you need to bring a bigger bag just put the “wallet” in it. Love it!

xx

En speciell present eftersom jag fyller år idag!

Så är jag ett år äldre! Firade igår med släktingar och fick så fina presenter. Mycket kärleksfullt uttänkta av mina fina svärföräldrar och släkt. Imorse kom man och barn in med sång och fantastiska iPad-presentationer. Fascinerande att se hur barnens fantasi och kunskaper formar presenterna. Jag fick en fantastisk present och ja, jag hade tipsat, lyssna på din man om han ber om hjälp, de vill ju ge något som du verkligen vill ha! En Faye mini från Chloé, plånboksstor och underbar eftersom jag tröttnat på att alltid ha en väska. När jag behöver en väska stoppar jag bara ner “plånboken” i den. Helt perfekt!

kram

a great buy

a great buy

We had friends from Gothenburg visiting this weekend so of course all the malls in the area as well as the city center got a visit. At the Ellos concept store at Mall of Scandinavia I bought this little beauty. I have eyed it for a while and finally bought it. Such a beautiful piece for the dining table and also to have a few stems of flowers in.

xx

Vi hade finaste vännerna från Göteborg här i helgen och det blev massor av shopping och mys. Vi besökte både stan, Täby C och Mall of Scandinavia. På Ellos home köpte jag äntligen fina karaffen Mary!

xx

new in

new in

New in my wardrobe!

Had a lovely lunch and browse of some stores with a sweet friend yesterday. I ran into this simple and clean but stunning shirt/top at COS. I just love the simplicity go it and the material is stretch cotton twill, so, so comfortable. Like the typical office shirt but so much more comfortable. The little ruching is cute but not too cute, just my style.

Nytt i garderoben!

En härligt bekväm och samtidig otroligt snygg och elegant blus från COS. Titta vad som händer när man har en härlig tjejlunch!

xx

always have hope

always have hope

Remember to always have hope!

This knitted hat by Swedish brand HOPE really sums upp my feelings at the moment and sends a signal to everyone that I meet to have the same. I have looked at it for a while and found it on sale this weekend so had to buy it. My mother-in-law is doing ok, but her tumour can not be cured so just hoping now to make it stable and hopefully out does not grow back too fast. She is the sweetest and so full of life, laughter and kindness. We hope to have her here for a while yet provided that she is not in pain or suffering.

My outfit of the day also consists of my favourite denim at the moment for Tiger of Sweden as well as my too comfy and cool winter boots, Mount Baker from Canada Snow, bag from Marc Jacobs and down jacket from The North Face, similar here.

Hoppet är det sista som överger människan! Älskar min mössa från HOPE som jag plockade upp på rea i helgen. Den är en del i min outfit idag och skickar rätt signal för hur jag mår för tillfället. Min svärmors tumör går inte att bota men vi hoppas ha henne här så länge som möjligt, vi gör det bästa av tiden. Är hos och med henne ofta. Glädje, värme och kärlek till alla.

xx

t-shirt frenzy


tee frenzie

I am in a t-shirt frenzy at the moment!

We have cold winter, up to -7 the last couple of days, and I am going mad for some summer feeling. Please I am longing for summer and not having to wear thick jackets, hats and gloves. Found som amazing t-shirts at Marc Jacobs but I also love the less expensive ones: Chocolate one from Zara as well as We matter from H&M.

Happy Thursday!

xx

Jag är galen i t-shirts och letar efter alla tecken på sommarvärme i vinterkylan. Här har ni några härliga exempel på dröm t-shirts. Från Marc JacobsZara och H&M.

Ha en härlig torsdag!

xx

cutest piggy banks

My girls bought the cutest piggy banks!

The children are definitely growing up! They get more and more into thinking rationally about their allowances. My Ella, 13 loves pink and she bought the pink robot where as my Nelli, 10, is all into grey and owls so she naturally bought the grey owl. Ella is all about saving for a pink scooter so she has her work cut out for her! You can find the piggy bank here.

soft under the feet

soft under the feet
So soft under our feet!

Having a tiny puppy at home who just started taking the stairs made for an update. The stairs now have soft carpets on each step. So smart, I found them at Ellos after being inspired buy a friend. So no more scary thoughts of little Cleo taking a huge tumble down the stairs. And it is actually so soft to walk on for humans as well! Happy Wednesday evening!

xx

DIY kids rooms

DIY kids rooms

DIY kids rooms

A little inspo – DIY kids rooms!

Ever since moving back into our house in Stockholm, two and a half years ago, I have wanted to fix and update the children’s rooms. Finally the time had come last week. I took Nelli and Hannes paint shopping and they both fell in love with the grey colour Industri by Beckers. We had the best team time, Ella, Hannes, Nelli and I as we painted both rooms. Being very picky, I first paniced a little letting the children use the rollers and brushes. Thinking it would not be perfect. What a load of b-s! The kids were great painters, so enthusiastic and meticulous. So let them if you can, we had a blast! So proud of them! We also got them new bedside table lamps, here, and the print Bonne nuit from my webshop meandmyprint.com looks even better on the grey wall in Nelli’s room.

my little sleepy head

my little sleepy head
Oh lord, my little sleepy head Cleo is so cute!

Our little puppy is growing up! Just over five months now and she is amazing. Very attentive and such a cool little individual. Loves to cuddle! She sleeps all night since she was three months and is becoming increasingly obedient. Knows what is allowed and not but still, charmingly, tries things she knows she should not. The whole family is in love and involved in forming her to be a great fit and addition to our family. I can not stress enough how much a dog brings to a family, the feeling of love, responsibility and union is amazing!

xx from Cleo and me

closet favourite

closet favourite

closet favourite

A new closet favourite is this blue-black knitted cardigan.

My sweet husband got me this cardigan for Christmas and I must say it has been used a lot!! Just love the colour and it is so soft and warm. From one of my favourite Swedish designers Filippa K. Now on sale!

 

fuck cancer

fuck cancer
Fuck cancer!

I really don’t use bad language on my blog but for once it is legitimate. I am sorry for no updates in the last week but cancer has struck our family. Yesterday my sweet mother-in-law had surgery to remove a 4×3 cm malignant tumour in her brain. It came as a total chock and has taken all our efforts lately. Hopefully they managed to remove the hole tumour, let’s see what the future holds. Please keep your fingers crossed that all will end well.

with love m