Part of the basement

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Sist jag visade bilder från källaren var efter en vild play date, stökigare än nånsin :) Nu har vi hållt riktigt bra ordning pga av många husvisningar. Jo det leks för fullt däremellan, men det är utrensat och då är det mycket lättare att ha ordning, helt klart.

Last time I showed pictures of the basement, it was a complete mess after a wild playdate. Now we have been keeping it clean and organized due to all the showings. But the kids still play a lot in-between. But after sorting out a lot of stuff, it’s easier to clean up and keep it neat, that’s for sure.

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Och här har vi gymmet och golfsimulatorn! Åh kommer sakna denna källare i framtiden. Men, vårat nya hus ligger vid en riktig golfbana, så jag tror att grabbarna kommer spela där.

And here is the gym and golfsimulator room. Oh, this basement will be missed in the future. But, our new house is located next to a real golf club, so I guess the boys will be playing there.

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Pics by Nikki StylishDetroit.


Fun weekend

Hej från källaren! Wow, vilken fantastisk kväll jag hade igår. Älskade Emma fyllde 40 och det firade vi så alldeles!! Lite bilder från kvällen kommer imorrn. Annars får du kika in på min instastory nu @cissifranzen.

Är hemma och myser med Oliver just nu. Senare ikväll ska jag iväg igen på tjejkväll med middag och konsert – denna gång Pink! Älskar henne, hon är grym live. Har nog sett henne 5 gånger. Första gången var 13 år sen, då hon öppnade för Justin Timberlake!


Hello from the basement! Wow, last night was so fun. We were celebrating my friend Emma that turned 40!! Will post some pictures from the night tomorrow. Otherwise you can check my instastory @cissifranzen.

Right now I’m having some cozy time with Oliver. Later tonight I’m netting up with the girls for dinner and concert – this time Pink! I love her, she’s incredible live. I”be seen her 5 times. First time 13years ago when she opened up for Justin Timberlake!


Super Bowl Sunday


Igår var det Super Bowl Sunday! Finalen i Amerikansk Fotboll alltså. Jag tittade inte så mycket på matchen, men Half time show missade jag inte. Jag menar Maroon 5 och Adam Levine i bar överkropp, helt ok för mig :)

So yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday. I didn’t really watch the game, but I did not miss the Half time show. I mean Maroon 5 and Adam Levine shirtless, totally ok with me :)


Vi var hemma mest hela dagen med våra vänner som är på besök, och Emma och Hank kom över. Barnen spelade mini stick och hade så kul ihop. Senare när barnen var i säng drog vi iväg till Redwings team party. Oh my vad kul det va! Party på en söndag, love it!

We spent most of the day at home with our friends who are visiting, and Emma and Hank came over. The kids had a blast playing mini stick in the basement. When the kids were in bed, we took off and joined the Redwings team party. Oh my that was so fun!! Party on a Sunday, love it :)


Henrik ‘Arne’ enjoys our bar. He’s also my best ‘fika buddy’!

Nu är det måndag och vi är tillbaka till vårat vanliga schema. Just nu sitter jag i väntrummet medan Oliver är inne hos talpedagogen. Så jag passar på att uppdatera här och också komma på nån god middag till kvällen! Kanske Biff Rydberg?!

It’s Monday and we are back to our regular schedule. I’m at the moment sitting in the waiting room, while Oliver is doing speech therapy. Also, trying to come up with a dinner menu for tonight!

Kram//Xx Cissi

20 min in the basement


Igår kväll smet jag ner i källaren alldeles själv och njöt av en en kopp kaffe och magasin, innan jag stack iväg för att se Aladdin på Detroit Opera House.

Last night I snuck down to the basement all by myself to enjoy a cup of coffee and a magazine, before I took off to see Aladdin at the Detroit Opera House.


Älskar att bläddra i magasin. Särskilt om inredning.

Love magazines. Especially about interior design.



Det är lördag kväll och vi har precis kommit hem från Eddie-Bos match och kalas. Och Oliver hade träning innan dess. Han har mått bra i två dagar, men nu tycker jag han är lite vissen igen… Det blir en lugn hemmakväll här med familjen!

It’s Saturday evening and we just got back home from Eddie-Bo’s game and birthday party. And before that Oliver had practice. He’s been feeling good for two three days, but now he’s a bit weak again… A calm night at home is waiting!

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