Happy weekend

Kitchen from Falerumkök

Jag kör vidare på bilder från Brokinds-huset i Sverige. Blir helt varm i kroppen varje gång jag kommer in i detta kök. Rummet är 70 kvm, men tycker ändå med alla material, färgval och öppen spis att det blivit en varm och harmonisk miljö.

Det är fredag och jag sitter i skrivande stund i mitt stökiga amerikanska kök. Blir ju så ibland, men jag gillar det inte :) Ska ta tag i det alldeles strax innan jag och Oliver ska gå och heja på Eddie-Bo som ska springa ett lopp, ‘Fun Run’, med sin skola. Sen är det fullt upp med barnens aktiviter hela helgen i vanlig ordning. Så mysigt att va hemma hos dom igen!

Trevlig helg på er!

I keep posting pictures from our Swedish home. Every time I enter this kitchen I feel so good. The room is about 760 sq ft, but I think with the mix of materials, color scheme and the chimney, that it makes it warm and cozy.

It’s Friday and I’m at the moment sitting in my messy American kitchen. Yes, that totally happens, but I don’t like it ;) But it’s time to clean up before Oliver and I will go and cheer for Eddie-Bo – ‘Fun Run’ in school coming up. The weekend is filled with the kiddos activities as usual. It’s so nice being home with them again!

Happy weekend!




Six years in this house


Idag är det exakt sex år sen vi flyttade in i detta hus. Kommer så väl ihåg hur Eddie-Bo var 1,5 år då och hur vi två åkte runt på miljoners byggmöten. Han va smidig han, det hade aldrig funkat med vilda Oliver, haha. Herregud vad tiden går. Våra första sju år här i Usa bodde vi i Novi, och vi hade inte tänkt bygga nytt när vi hade bestämt oss för att flytta till Birmingham. Men, vår mäklare sa efter att tittat på trettio hus som inte dög i mini kritiska ögon -Cissi, jag tror du måste bygga ett hus’. Well, sagt och gjort!

Today it’s exactly six years since we moved into this house! Eddie-Bo was just 1,5 years old and I remember how the two of us went to a million building meetings. He was so easy to bring, that would not have been the same with wild Oliver, haha. Time flies! Our first seven years we lived in Novi and we never planned to build, when we decided we wanted to move to Birmingham. But our realtor said after looking at about thirty houses – ‘Cissi, I think you have to build your house’. Well, said and done!




Kom precis hem från pilates, och det känns så skönt att komma igång igen. Jag gillar ju att träna, men på sommaren blir det bara inte av med alla vänner och familj på besök, ingen barnvakt och så :) Jo jag har en man, även om han mår bättre så kan jag aldrig ta några planer för givet. Och springa saknar jag, men kan tyvärr inte det med min rygg.
Hursom. På vår stora köksö står nu en bukett med hortensia från trädgården mixat med lite annat från affären.

I just got back from pilates, and it feels so good to be back on a schedule again. I really like to workout, but I never do in the summer time, with all friends and family over and no babysitter :) I do have a husband and he’s doing better but I can still never count on him if I have plans. 
Anyhow. On the big kitchen island – a bouquet with hydrangea from the garden mixed with some other greens from the market.

Kram//Xx Cissi

Fresh flowers and I’m tired


Beautiful flowers from Blooming Design in Linköping, love that place.


One bouquet for the table and the other one I put on the kitchen island. I also bought a new tall tree for that corner, but I realize I couldn’t get it in the car :) so need to figure that out (dad I might need your help!). They have 50% off of all green plants this week, just saying…




Except for this quick flower shopping trip by myself and after that a nice ice cream trip with the kiddos, we have been fighting most of the day. Gaaaaaa they drove me nuts today. I hope for a more normal and peaceful day tomorrow. Now Netflix and candy for this tired moma :)

Kram//Xx Cissi

Weekend plans




Normally every Friday morning the kids and I walk or bike to Eddie-Bo’s school and I drop them off at 8.44am. Oliver sees one of his speech therapist their Friday mornings. And yes, the first bell rings 8.44 and the second one 8.49 :) After that the doors close and you have to go thru the office and the students get a tardy (förseningsanmärkning)!. That happened ones for Eddie-Bo and he didn’t like that AT ALL… so after that he wants to leave early. Perfect!

But today is not a normal Friday. Eddie-Bo has another hockey tournament coming up. We are now on our way to Sarnia in Canada, it’s about two hours from our house. He’s very excited and not sad at all to trade a school day for hockey :) Their first game starts at lunch time today.

I hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!! I will!

Not so lazy day after all


Hello from the kitchen island, that I use a lot! I kind of miss a big bouquet of fresh flowers here, but I cut off a piece of my big monstera, better than nothing!


If you are building or renovating and thinking of marble or silestone/quarts (kvartskomposit) I would go with the later option. We have real marble and it’s very sensitive, you can see a lot of matte stains.


Since we had no plans today, we decided to join Emma and Henrik for a trip to Greenfield Village, and today it was a ‘Day out with Thomas the train’. So a train ride, a ride in an old T Ford, fun playground and more filled our day. I thought we were done after that but Eddie-Bo really wanted to go to Henry Ford Museum as well, that is at the same place, so we did. He especially wanted to see the old kitchens, furnitures and airplanes again :)

Now we are back home and I’m so tired!! No energy to cook dinner so I’ll use UberEats, if you don’t know what that is – it’s an app where you can order dinner from different restaurants and they deliver to your door. The app is connected to your card, so you don’t even have to get your wallet, just order the food! Love all services you can get :)

Morning coffee



Hello from Sweden in the middle of the night #jetlagged! My plan was to post this in the morning, but I’ve been so busy with the kids, getting installed, a building meeting, friends and family that came, wrapping gifts etc. So nice to be here though and the flight went perfect. I’m so proud of the boys, that are so used to travel, but still, you never know!

Well it’s now 1am and time to make an attempt to fall asleep (6h time different if someone wonders).

Good night!

Friday sparkly kitchen


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!


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.


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.


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!!

Fresh flowers


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Beautiful fresh flowers from Fleur Detroit, my favorite flower shop in this area. The black candle is also from there. I have to see if they come in more colors… It’s time to get rid of all Halloween decorations and now I’m starting to dream about Xmas… most wonderful time of the year!!

Pumpkin season

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The pumpkin season is here and these green ones are my favorites! Yesterday I took the boys to a Bowers farm, where they cold pick there own pumpkins. Pictures to come!

I’ve been baking today and I’m now waiting for my Swedish girls to drop in for fika time!

Kram//Xx Cissi


Guesthouse kitchen


Almost done, only a shelf or two are missing!


When we stayed in the guesthouse in the beginning of the summer, I was using this black rolling cart a lot. The kitchen table is really small, so it was perfect to load up for example the breakfast. A morning tip from me!

I see in this picture there is still some blue plastic under the hood, oh well that’s better compared having the plastic inside the oven when you use it for the very first time. If that happened last summer? Oh yes!!

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An upgrade from last year, knobs from BeslagDesign! Work and look much better than tape :)