Elf on the Shelf and an outfit

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En elf har flyttat in i vårat hus för att hålla koll på barnen innan jul! Haha, kul och från och med i år en ny tradition för oss. Ska bli spännande att vakna upp varje morgon och leta efter han och se vad han har hittat på. Imorse fattades en choklad i Eddie-Bos adventskalender. Antagligen för att han rörde Elf igår. Det får man visst inte :)

An Elf has moved into our house to keep his eyes on the kids before Christmas! Haha, fun and from now on a new tradition for us. We are excited to see what he will do and be every morning when we wake up. Today he had stolen a piece of chocolate in Eddie-Bos Advent calendar, probably because he touched Elf yesterday. That’s a no no!

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Vi åkte iväg tidigt igår morse för Eddie-Bos match, och Johan tog Oliver till hans träning. Efter det var jag på ett välgörenhets-event. Så detta mys fick bli på eftermiddagen istället.

We had to leave early for Eddie-Bo’s game, and Johan took Oliver to his practice. After that I went to a charity event, so this Elf thing happened in the afternoon instead of the morning!

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Efter kakor och bok var det dax för party med alla föräldrar från Eddie-Bos lag, himla trevligt. Så här såg jag ut, inte på den tidiga matchen dock, då var det mer mys och mindre piff!

Leather pants -Frame   Bag -Gucci  Earrings -Intermix   Old Boots -Alexander Neel  Jacket- Acne, that I’ve had for over 15 years!!

After cookies and reading it was time for party with all the parents in Eddie-Bo’s team, so fun. And this was my look yesterday, well not at the game though. Then it was less make up and more cozy clothes!

 

 

 

About the moss cones and my day

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På spisen just nu – supersnygga ‘mosskoner’ från Fleur Detroit. Är du pysslig, plocka mossa, köp en kona och limma och använd nån tråd vetja. Stjärnan är en gammal favvis från Ikea. Tavlan -ett foto, taget under en brygga en vinterdag för länge sen i vårat Smålandshus. I vasen ska jag sätta vita amaryllis har jag tänkt. Ljustaken är från Klong.

On the mantel right now – green moss cones, from Fleur Detroit. If you are crafty you can make them yourself with glue and some thread. The gold star is an old favorite from Ikea. The picture -a photo from under our dock on a beautiful winter day many years ago in our Smålandshus. The vase is waiting for some white amaryllis. Candle holder -from Swedish Klong.

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Hej! Jag påbörjade detta inlägg tidigare idag, men hann inte färdigt innan gäster ramlade in. Det är nu fredagkväll och jag har haft en sån härlig dag. Jag har bla varit i Eddie-Bos skola och varit ‘Mystic Reader’. Varje fredag kommer en förälder och överraskar, och får läsa böcker för klassen i 30 min och det var alltså min tur idag. Så mysigt! Efter det hämtade jag hem Oliver från skolan, och han hade sin nya tjej Adria över på play date. Dom går i samma klass och är såå himla söta. Dom älskar tydligen varandra. Jag frågade vad dom gillade bäst med skolan, och Adria svarade – To see you Oliver ♥ Hur sött.

Efter det kom några vänner över på fika, vi åt saffranskladdkaka, och tomtegröt (gjord i crockpotten, bästa) Senare kom fler vänner över på middag. Jag lagde smarrig lax i ugnen. Annat härligt idag -solen lyste!! En bättre fredag!!
Trevlig helg och tack för att ni kikar in här hos mig!

Hello! I started this post earlier today but didn’t get done before some friends came over. It’s now Friday night and I’ve been having such a great day. I was a ‘Mystic Reader’ in Eddie-Bo’s class today, so fun to show up as a surprise and read books for his class. I picked up Oliver from school and he had his new girlfriend Adria over for a play date. They are classmates and are soo cute. I asked them what was the best with school, and Adria said – To see you Oliver ♥ How cute. 

After that some friends came over for fika and ‘Santas rice pudding’ (that we Swedes eat a lot around Xmas. I cooked mine in the crockpot, so smart!) Later more friends came over for dinner, and I cooked a yummy salmon dish in the oven. Another good thing today – it was sunny!! That was my great Friday!
Happy weekend and thanks for checking in here!

 

Mini tree

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Piffar vidare här i stora huset. Är nog just därför jag börjar tidigt, tar lite i taget och njuter av det! Njuter av mer ljus den varma känslan den ger nu när mörka november är här. Och ja det är mörkare här i Michigan oxå under vintern, men inte i närheten som i Sverige. Kämpa på ni där hemma som deppar ihop i mörkret!

I slowly keep adding some Xmas decor in our big house. That’s why I start pretty early because it takes time and I’m enjoying every step of it. Enjoying the cozy feeling it gets with more lights, candles and light strings. Wellneeded in the darker time of the year, and yes it’s darker here in Michigan too but not as bad as in Sweden. Scandinavian peeps- hang in there!

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Har som vanligt låtit minigranar flyttat in. En i köket och en här i hörnet i vardagsrummet, som sen får flytta till matrummet när julgranen kommer på plast. Men detta är också ett perfekt alternativ till dig som inte vill ha nån stor gran. Det går ju hänga i lite fina kulor också om man vill.

Like every year a mini tree has moved in. Or two actually, one here in the living room and one in the kitchen. Once the big Xmas tree comes I’ll move this one to our dining room. This is also a great alternative if you don’t want a big Xmas tree. You can also add some ornaments of course.

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Detaljer! Gillar denna platsbyggda hyllan så mycket.

Details! I really like this custom made ledge. 

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Så mysigt denna tid på året tycker jag!!
Lov-veckan går fort och förutom Thanksgiving har vi har fyllt den med en massa hockey som vanligt, pyssel här hemma, vänner över och lite rensning i förråd! Och nu ska jag ta barnen till kvällens Red Wings match.

Cozy time of the year!!
The days are going fast. We have filled the days with Thanksgiving of course, lots of hockey, been home a lot, been having friends over, and we have also been cleaning out one storage. And now it’s time to bring the kiddos to the Red Wings game.

 

 

 

Holiday spirit

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Hej! Planen var egentligen att vänta några dagar med julmyset… men efter ett besök på Swea’s Julmarknad med Luciatåg idag, kom jag totalt in i julstämning och var bara tvungen att börja dekorera lite. Åh så mysigt!! Så det har jag pysslat med idag. Min väninna Evelina och hennes tre små barn kom senare förbi på middag och vi mumsade också på en supergod saffrans-kladdkaka som jag bakade igår. Innan det hade grabbarna några kompisar här, så fullt hus precis som jag älskar. Just nu sover hela familjen och jag sitter här och njuter alldeles själv och lyssnar på julmusik, testar Chill Christmas på Spotify, verkar so far bra. Ett perfekt avslut på denna härliga lördag!

Hi! The plan was to wait a few more days to start decorating for Xmas… but after visiting Swea’s Swedish Christmas fair today I came home filled with the holiday spirit and I just had to start a little. Oh I love it!! So that’s what I’ve been doing today. Later my friend Evelina came by with her three little kids for dinner and we also munched on a yummy saffron cake I baked yesterday. Before that the boys had some friends over, so a busy day with a full house, just the way I like it. Right now the whole family is asleep and I’m enjoying being by myself, listening to Xmas music. (Chill Christmas on Spotify, so far so good).
A perfect ending of this Saturday!

Christmas Eve 2017

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Traditional treasure hunt that always starts with a note from Santa in the stocking, that after a few clues around the house, led them outside…

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… and ended in the boat house! This is a thing that Johan’s family always have done, and I love it. So cute to see Eddie-Bo and Oliver working together totally excited!

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Thor costumes were a big hit!!

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I finally got a tree and bought some ornament at Esq in Linköping – H.C Andersson, too cute!

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The rest of the day we spent at my brother’s house! Traditional Swedish julbord (smorgasbord).

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Yum!

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And in Sweden Santa comes with the gifts!!

A lovely Christmas Eve with my family ♥

GOD JUL

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God Jul – I wish you a very Merry Xmas!!

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Gingerbread cookies for Santa and two very excited boys. Tomorrow is our big day, yeah!

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We are at the moment watching Bingo Lottos Uppesittarkväll, a Swedish bingo tv show Xmas version, a tradition here! I have a few more gifts to wrap once the boys are asleep, but everything is under control and we are enjoying a cozy evening.

Once again GOD JUL – MERRY XMAS my sweet followers!!

We have a snow cave

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It wasn’t me who was the creative one today. Hubby spent some time to build this cool snow cave, with some help from the boys!

Gotta love the snow!!

Kram// Xx Cissi

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