Candles everywhere

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Hi! Can’t get enough of candles this time of the year! This is from our dining room.

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We have so much snow. Yesterday the schools were closed a ‘snow day’, and we ended up having a great family day. We started the day at the gym, the kids love their kids club, so while they had fun I was working out with my PT. After that we skated for an hour plus  went sledding, so much fun but man we were all tired after that and my muscles are so sore today!!

My mission for today is to finish up all Xmas shopping. I order most stuff online, but tonight I have a date with Jana including dinner and shopping at the mall!

Happy weekend to you all ♥

Glögg and Lucia

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My cousin brought a lot of glögg from Sweden, yeah! These two are on my top list. Here in the States we can only buy the dark red ones without any alcohol, at Ikea or Plum Market, that I normally mix with some redwine. That’s aslo tasty, but theses two took it to another level! Warm glögg and lots of snow, amazing combo!

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Normally by this time of the year we have our big Xmas tree up, but I decided that the little one in the basement is enough. And I will have my lumbar jack hubby to cut down a tree in his own forest in Sweden!

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This furry blanket is actually a Xmas tree skirt (julgransmatta) and I have matchy blankets in the sofa. Old favorites from Restoration Hardware (in Sweden you can find similar ones at Newport) and I might pack up the tree skirt and one blanket for our Sweden trip… sometimes I wish I wouldn’t care so much about details like this, hehe :)

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Also. Today it’s St Lucia’s day and I’ve been enjoying all Lucia posts on instagram. A tradition I miss every year. For you who don’t know, Lucia was a saint from Italy that came with candles in her hair to bright up the darkest day of the year. As a kid you dress up and sing, at every school and childcare centers etc. Click here if you want a peek! That’s what I will show my kids right know and give them some hot chocolate and ‘lusse buns’. Need to keep traditions alive!

More lights and some inspo

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Another string light, this time inside of the lanterns. Perfect for both outdoors and indoors!

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And how cozy with snow, love it!!

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A simple wreath is hanging on the door.

In Sweden where we have double doors I might steel this idea I found at Pinterest, also love the tree in the basket!


It’s dinner time and today I’ll serve homemade chicken fingers, nom!

Update on Eddie-Bo – Fever is gone but he did a X-ray yesterday since it was not better. But today he can bend his knee again and he was back at school, puh!

Kram//Xx Cissi

 

Winter wonderland

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-Mom, look it’s snowing!! Great words to wake up to, finally some snow!

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We had to cancel our plans for today, both Eddie-Bo’s game in Toledo and the early Redwings game. He still runs a fever and the knee is not better either.

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Can’t bend it so well…

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From happy to cranky all day! He’s so frustrated he can’t run and move and most of all play hockey! He hates his life today… He’s very dramatic, my poor thing! His warm cool winter camo coat is from Zara, if you wonder :)

Kram//Xx Cissi

 

Friday sparkly kitchen

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Hello there! Raise your hand if you like to clean like me!! Sorry but for real, I think it’s relaxing and very satisfying. At least when I can listen to music and the kids are either not at home or are playing and are happy, like right now :) That can change fast though!

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Everyone is home today, Oliver just had speech therapy in the morning, Eddie-Bo is feverish and has lots of pain in his knee, he’s limping and can’t bend it so well. I took him to our friend and chiropractor Marc, that explained feverish kids can get like a virus on the joints, that is painful. You always learn something new every day! Eddie-Bo got a treatment and got taped like a pro athlete. Hubby is exhausted and is napping at the moment… can his head just get healthy soon!!! That was today’s update on the family.

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If you’ve seen my previous post, this black candle holder also got a makeover with the spray paint. And thumbs up for my blooming amaryllis – in a pot from Target and the bowl is from West Elm.

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This is the spray paint I used, bought it at Home Depot for less then $4. Next on my spray list is a big vase.

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Time for me to prepare afternoon snack and then play some board games with the boys. Later our babysitter is coming, and I hope hubby feels better so he can join for dinner with some friends!

Happy weekend!!