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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 […]

Smått & gott

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It’s March! Why did January seem to last for a year while Feb and March are flying by?  Time is so strange. Maybe time is flying by because we’ve been doing a lot after a relatively quiet start to the year. First off, we moved! Our new place is on the outskirts of Uppsala, and we are in the forest/countryside but still only a twenty minute drive to Uppsala and my office. It is SO […]

Go, go, go

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Don’t let this serene winter landscape fool you – things have been hectic and crazy AS PER USUAL*. So, what is new? Glad you asked: 1. My 1-year work contract has miraculously been extended to a permanent position, so THAT’S HAPPENING. 2. We’re moving! Again! To Uppsala, but for real this time. GOODBYE gruelling 1.5 hours commute from southern Stockholm and HELLO adorable little Swedish farmhouse (with a forest for Winnie to roam freely) that […]

Monday blues

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Is there anything more versatile, revolutionary, and just plain cool as denim? A staple in every Western girl and boy’s closet since the 1950s, denim is one of those few clothing items that truly never goes out of style. It’s physical form may change from decade to decade (skinny, straight, boot-cut; bedazzled, ripped, bleached; dresses, jackets, skirts, jeans, etc.), but denim continues to remain an indispensable component of most peoples’ wardrobes. They can convey any […]

choosing positivity

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So…I’m an idiot. In doing what I thought was a routine emptying of my photos on Google+, I accidentally deleted ALL of my blog’s photos. Yep, ALL FOUR YEARS of them. Yesterday was not great – I beat myself up all day, all while trying to frantically recover the lost pictures (no luck). Today, I feel a little better. As Conrad wisely pointed out to me, I can choose how to view this incident. On the […]