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T minus five months to 30

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I know, logically, that turning 30 is not a big deal. Emotionally, however, it is a big deal, to me anyway. While I’d love to be able to say that I’m completely immune to the hegemonic, old-fashioned, patriarchal bullsh*t that surrounds our society, I’m of course not. I do feel panicked about turning 30. I am not sure why, but I do. If you’re older than 30, you may be thinking, ‘lol, JUST WAIT ‘TILL […]

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

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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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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 […]

five tips for hosting overnight guests

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Happy Hump-day! Graduation + wedding season is just around the corner, which means friends and relatives will be flying in to join the celebration. While it’s great to have everyone come together, sometimes it’s not so great to have a million people (or two) staying at your place. Usually this comes down to lack of preparation and then feeling embarrassed by your messy place or annoyed by your guests’ snoring while sleeping on the floor next […]

home sweet home

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Hello! Last weekend, I went on something of a cleaning kick. They don’t happen often, but when they do, I go all out. When I was done, the house looked so beautiful that I wanted to document it to give you a little tour of where we call home (and to remind myself WHY daily tidying is worth it!).  Let’s start with the kitchen, shall we? Our home is a somewhat-modern townhouse, with a pretty […]


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{so excited to try recipes from this cookbook} Not too much to say about this week except that I’m beyond wiped out, and it’s not just from spending last weekend sick as a dog. Work has been super busy, and my energy is not on the level I need it to be. Still, tomorrow is Friday and I could not be happier! I’m going to try to chat with my mom (not easy as she […]

dream room

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Umm, how utterly GORGEOUS is this bedroom decor? The combination of the Mexican serape, the bright pillows, and the fluffy sheepskin just make me want to crawl under the covers with a good book. We are starting to think about our next place of residence (yay renting!), and my head is buzzing with decor ideas. I saw this bedroom styling via Lulu and Georgia (although the blanket in the photo is sold out! Sob!). I love, […]