First glögg of the year


Hello lovely Sunday! Our bar is one of my favorite spot in the house. While the kids are playing with lego, I’m sitting here sipping on glögg/mulled wine. We Swedes drink that for advent and xmas, so it might be a little bit early for that, but I’m slowly getting into Xmas mood! It’s rainy and foggy outside and we just got home from an away game in a freezing ice rink, so I needed something to warm me up. Sauna will help as well and after that we’ve decided to watch The Lion King!

Kram//Xx Cissi

Alla helgons dag




Today is All Saint’s day/Alla helgons dag in Sweden. A day when we light candles for the ones that are not with us on earth anymore. Me and the boys were talking about our baby angel, a special moment for us ♥ I love them so much, they are so wonderful and sweet and I’m so proud of them. We’ve been having a great day together, with hockey, flag football and lots of play and cozy time at home!




Mexican mule


My favorite drink -Mexican Mule, in my  #franzenresidence copper mug!


Mix a good tequila, ginger beer and lime (maybe some simple syrup). If you don’t love tequila like me, you can use vodka -Moscow Mule… or bourbon -Kentucky Mule.




Right now I’m alone in our bar, but in any second uncle Mats and four thirsty Swedes (I presume) will join me! Uncle Mats, our most frequent visitor, I think he’s been here fourteen times!

Cheers and have a great weekend!!

The spring is here


Hello beautiful Friday! From freezing degrees to 70F/20C just in a few days! We’re back home after a family bike ride into town, with a stop at the frozen yoghurt place, yum :)


I  brought some spring down to our basement.



A little tip, I made a side table out of this planter, just turned it up side down. Quick fix! (Old planter from Target).

Time to go outside again and enjoy this weather, before it’s time to make some tacos!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Basement & skating

This cute brass side table is from Arhaus, and I’ve had it in the wine cellar for a years. But now it got a new spot.



Fresh pictures from the basement.

We just got back home from brunch and before that we took both Eddie-Bo and Oliver skating. Oliver was not interested at all last year, but today he had fun and got better and better for every minute!
I’ve invited all our Swedish friends tomorrow for a 1st Advent party, so now I’m gonna prepare for that!

Kram//Xx Cissi