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Life in Sweden

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Well, hello! It’s me! God, I am a terrible blogger. As soon as life gets in the way, ZAP! The blog just goes right to the bottom of the to-do list. Eh, oh well. I always come back, don’t I?? Anyway, as you probably put gathered from the lack of activity here, life has been INSANE. I know I always say that, but this time I really, really mean it. Between work, travel, a husband in […]


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Last year, when Conrad and I celebrated our marriage with my French family, we followed the celebration with a week to wind down in Sweden. During that week, we took a day trip from Stockholm to Uppsala, where some great friends of ours live. Before making our way to their incredible farmhouse just outside the city, we spent a few hours exploring Uppsala. The town is one of few medieval cities still left in Sweden, […]

summer in stockholm

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I think I can honestly say that there is nothing better than Swedish summer. It may only last one week per year (sob), but when the sun shines, the whole country just comes alive! After our France/Italy/Switzerland extravaganza, we had planned a few quiet days in Stockholm with my dad and brother before heading back to Colorado. Unfortunately, as soon as we got to Stockholm both Conrad and I became pretty sick (probably due to travel, lack […]

christmas in stockholm

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Hello and happy Tuesday!  As it was Martin Luther King Jr. day in the US, I decided to take Monday off from blogging as well.  I have to say, I missed you guys! So, I’m making it up to you with one final Sweden post, and even though I am so incredibly late on this, I thought I’d share our family’s Christmas! As you can see so far, the Girerd-Barclay’s are QUITE the party animals… […]

eight hours in helsinki

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And the Scandinavian adventure continues! Every time we go to Sweden, I try to plan a mini-trip to see a little more of Europe and since my best friend, Nora, was in Helsinki for Christmas, I thought it would be fun to visit her in Finland for the day! We used the same boat company as we took to go to Tallinn last year, and one boat-rocked-sleep later, we awoke to sun (SUN!) in Helsinki. Fresh of […]

a day in stockholm

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As some of you know, we spent the last two weeks of December in Stockholm. My dad lives there, and it’s where our family always meets up on the holidays. On one (rare) sunny day, we decided to venture out into the cold and tour the city before the sun went down. Our plan was to catch a ferry that tours the archipelago, so we headed towards Östermalm. Unfortunately, the ferry was closed that day, […]


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It’s been awhile since there’s been a ‘lately’ post up here! Blame it on being busy, bad weather, laziness (most likely), bla bla bla…who really cares? Here’s a quick snapshot of what life has been like lately.  {first signs of spring}  {weekend baking = homemade lemon tart (recipe here)} {supporting the husband-to-be at this awesome show} {spring cleaning means drinking wine before noon – see foreground} {skin detox using my favorite mask, formula 10.0.6 deep […]