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How I’m not shopping for an entire year, and why.

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daily life / goals / life / lifestyle / new year / resolutions / shopping / Uncategorized

One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to do absolutely no shopping for one year. My decision to make this resolution is partly due to the realisation that I had way, WAY more clothes than I was actually wearing (thank you, moving) and partly thanks to this article by Ann Patchett.  I decided that, for one entire year, I would not buy anything that was not consumable or something that I absolutely needed. Things […]

hello, i live here now

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daily life / life / lifestyle / musings / spring / summer / sweden / thoughts / Uncategorized

If you had told me, one year ago, that at this time next year I’d be waking up in the Swedish countryside to this view, I’d have laughed in your face. Yet, here I am. As with almost everything in my life, this situation is only temporary (we are going to try to eventually buy an apartment in Uppsala), but I can’t tell you how excited I am to spend spring and summer here. Swimming […]


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blog / daily life / February / lately / life / valentines

And the first month of 2016 is already over! That went by fast. January (better known to some as the ‘Monday’ of months) was busy and a bit crazed. With multiple visiting guests, school back in session, and some big projects at work, I’m actually pretty exhausted! Still, I’m ready for February. February signifies warmer months to come, although that’s really hard to believe right now since I’m looking out the window at a snow […]

sick day essentials

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blog / body / candy / cough / daily life / downton abbey / easter / home / sick / tea / tv

Hi friends, sick-day essentials by lena-barclay After being almost chronically exhausted for the past three weeks, my body finally called it quits on me and got sick. I’ve been fighting a sore throat, phlegm, headaches, itchy eyes, and an achy body since Sunday night. As much as I hate being sick, it does have the perk of reminding me how amazing my body is in the grand scheme of things. I mean, I’m a nail-biting, […]