Yesterday’s roadtrip

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Le chauffeur Jörgen.

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Photo stop!

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View over Lindos.

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And that’s where we spent most of the day.

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Lots of people in the afternoon, but it was still not loud or crazy.

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After Lindos Jörgen took us to Rhodes town, we passed tons of olive trees and mountain goats.

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We walked around in Old Town, very cozy and it’s surrounded by a big stone wall.

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We ate ice cream.

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And I bought new handmade leather sandals. Good to have a greek with me – helping dealing about the price while I was just smiling :)

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Not a single group photo so far, but here is part of the gang.

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Smile for dinner time at Medousa, a real greek place where Jörgen and Kirre have been to before. And that was also our last stop before we went back to the hotel.

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I can’t get enough of greek food!!

 

Lindos beach

Today we went on a nice road trip. We spent most of the day at this beach in Lindos. I brought my big camera but without battery of course, gaaaa not the first time… But I took lots of pictures with my phone, will post more tomorrow!

Atlantica Aegean Park

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What type of vacation type are you?! At home I’m always very active and have a hard time to just let things be, I’m always on the go, from morning till night. But, on vacations like this I turn into the laziest person on earth, haha. I’m reading a book and only leave the sun chair (even to the point in life that I enjoy the shade :) for lunch, swim, or play with the kids. But they even love to spend a few hours a day at the kids club so for real, I can be lazy :) But today I at least left the sun chair for a bit and took some pictures.

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Every time we pass the outdoor gym we need to make a quick work out stop.

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We are staying at Atlantica Aegean Park at the island Rhodes and it’s really good. It’s an all inclusive resort with ‘Bamse kids club’ and I’m impressed! The food is delicious and the entertainment team and kids club are amazing! Tonight I went wild and ordered a bottled of Sauvignon Blanc and stayed up late with my brother and Kirre, while hubby and the kiddos went to bed :)

What a day – Good night from a tipsy me, it’s time to get some rest. Tomorrow we have a car booked, even ‘lazy vacation me’ is looking forward to leave the resort for a day and explore the island!

 

In Greece

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Vacay mode is on! We are in Greece on the island Rhodes and it’s so nice. We are here with my brother Jörgen, Kirre and nephew Melker. Kirre is actually greek, her mom lives  in Greece, so I feel I need to learn some greek before the week is over! I have at least been eating delicious gyros, tzatziki and greek salad every day :) So far we’ve been lazy and just enjoying the resort, but we are planning to rent a car so we can explore the island.

Kram//Xx Cissi

The cement stair

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We have a cement stair!

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It’s still really empty, but i enjoy every step we are taking further away from the mess! We are planning to add a balcony over the entrance with two raw steal pillars and a black iron railing, wall scones/lights are still missing, and some more outdoor furnitures. Also planters and more greens will make a huge difference.

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Magical evenings

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Our view from the house is so magical and the evenings are so peaceful.

The past days I’ve have been busy with lovely friends and packing up and getting ready for our trip to Greece!!! We are leaving tomorrow and I’m so excited. It’s just a 3h flight from Sweden, so easy peasy. Last time we went to Greece I came home with a ring on my finger – that was ten years ago!

I’ve some friends that will stay in our house while we are gone and some workers will be here as well. And earlier I FaceTimed with babysitter Lisa that had a great time by our pool in Usa! So our houses stay busy as usual :)

My brothers

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My amazing brothers and I ♥ I’m very close to both of them, even though mom spread us out :) Jörgen is five years older than me, and I’m thirteen years older than Victor!! Victor has another dad than me and Jörgen, and I’m super close to both my dad and stepdad. One big happy family ;)

That was some short family info!
Kram//Xx Cissi

Carpet it is

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To answer yesterday’s question – I choose a carpet! I think it turned out great to mix a soft carpet with all other raw and industrial materials.

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And the the steal beam!!! A favorite detail we found under the old ceiling and walls. We added three spotlights on each side, and wrapped the sides with matching steal.

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Unfortunately the guy who measurered the carpet, ordered to little… and now it’s vacation time for almost all companies in Sweden. So those five steps have to wait a few weeks…

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A radiator cover and some other small details to fix – than it’s all done!! Woop woop!

Before and almost after

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Before.

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And after. Ok it’s not totally complete but welcome to our new master suite! Johan came up with the brilliant idea to get rid of the door opening you can see on the first picture, and down those few steps is now our master bathroom. And the bedroom was a kitchen before :) Need to find that old picture, I know I have it – so a before and after of that will come!

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Floor guy in action. Any guess what flooring I choose?!

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To be continued!

Countdown

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Hi, it’ Saturday morning here and we are having a countdown to Sweden’s quarter final that starts at 4pm, like most Swedes!! I heard on the news that many people are changing their schedules today so they can watch the game, like a wedding change their time, other sports are changing their game time etc. Pretty awesome and that shows how big it is, and how proud and happy we are about our football team!! I wish them their best today.

The picture above is from one of our bathrooms. For you who have followed me for a bit have seen it before. When I designed this bathroom, I decided to pick up a lot of colors and material from the kitchen – so the walls, vanity, faucet and hardware are totally matching. I think it holds it together and that’s a tip if you are building or renovating. It might also make your planning a bit easier, because there are so many decisions to make on the road.