Thursday plans



Hej, hur mår ni? Jag mår bra. Tycker det är mysigt med grabbarna på besök, och det värmer mitt hjärta att se Johan glad och aktiv. Även om han får vila emellanåt så klart.
Det är kallt och isigt ute, skolan stängde igår igen… gaaa. Men barnen gillar det och fick bla leka med kompisar och gå på bio.
Annars rensar jag papper och styr upp, planerar huset i Sverige och ska iväg och träna strax. Senare idag ska jag ta våra vänner på ‘Cissi’s Detroit tour’ och ta med dom till Redwings-matchen!

Hello, how are you? I’m good. I really like having the guys visting, and it warms my heart to see Johan happy and active. Even tho he has to rest in between. 
It’s freezing outside, and yesterday was another snow day…. gaaa. But the kids loved it and they had friends over and went to the movies. 
Right now I’m doing paperwork, planning for the Swedish house, and soon on my way to work out. Later I’m planning to take the guys on ‘Cissi’s Detroit Tour’ and bring them to the Redwings game!


February 1st


Hej februari! Hur fort gick januari egentligen??!! Börjar denna månad med att vakna upp i Buffalo, NY. Det är totalt svinkallt här, men bilresan på 4,5h igår gick fint.

Hello February! How fast did January go??!! I start this month waking up in Buffalo, NY. It’s so freaking cold, but the 4,5h car ride went great yesterday.


Jag var hemma i 1,5 dag. Hann med att packa upp och tvätta en massa, packa för denna resa, klämde in två pilates pass, ta lite bilder här hemma och gjorde i ordning våra två gästrum. För nu har nämligen fyra grabbar anlänt från Sverige. Johan och Oliver är hemma och ‘hostar’ (alltså inte hostar som att va sjuk…)!

I was home for 1,5 day. I got time to unpack all Mexico bags, do tons of laundry, pack up for this trip, two pilates sessions, took some photos and fixed our two guest rooms. Because now we have four Swedish guys visting. Johan and Oliver are home hosting!


Tror nog att vardagsrummet med speciellt öppna spisen – kvalar in på ‘mest bilder genom tiderna’ här på bloggen. Men den är min favorit-detalj här i vårat Amerikanska hus!
Nu är det dax att åka till Eddie-Bos första match i turneringen!

I think the living room with focus on the fireplace – is in the top of ‘most photos on the blog’ thru the years. But it’s my favorite detail in our American home.

Now – time to go to Eddie-Bo’s first game of the tournament!



About the moss cones and my day



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.



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!


Halloween coming up


Färska bilder från vårat Amerikanska ‘spooky’ vardagsrum! Barnen har nu nedräkning till Halloween, som alltid firas 31 oktober i Usa. Dom började dekorera redan när jag var i Sverige gullisarna. Inne har jag flyttat runt liiite på grejorna, men ute har jag inte ändrat nåt iaf ;)

Fresh pictures from our American ‘spooky’ living room! The countdown for Halloween has begin for sure. The boys started to decorate when I was in Sweden, too cute. I’ve just moved around some things inside, but I’ve not touched any of the outdoor decoration ;)



När man ser magasinen på denna bild, kan man ju tro att vi bygger Willa Nordic (fick dessa kataloger av uncle Mats i somras som jobbar där. Så himla fina hus!!) Men så är inte fallet, vi bygger Lågenergihus!

By the look of the magazines you would think we build a Willa Nordic house in sweden (i got those magazines from uncle Mats, that works for that company. Amazing houses!) But we are building a ‘Lågenergihus’ – means ‘Low energy house’ 





Har ni dekorerat nåt än, eller hoppar ni över denna dag? Det är hög tid att skaffa Halloween kostymer! Eddie-Bo vill va clown i år och Oliver vill va precis allt. Han har ca tjugo olika karaktärer han velar mellan!

Hörrni, trevlig helg på er!

Did you decorate already? It’s also about time to get Halloween costumes. Eddie-Bo wants to be a clown and Oliver wants to be everything. I think he has about twenty options in his head!

I wish you a great weekend!! 

Peonies and rose wine kind of day


My garden peonies are blooming, me love!!! I also love that I finally got rid of the old coffee table. It was thirteen years old with too many scratches plus destroyed from a leaky vase. I decided to move down this black table from our bedroom… so now it’s empty in the bedroom…


Table// Bo Concept   Rug// Layered   Candle sticks// CB2  Vase// Restoration Hardware  Blankets// Hermes and Missoni  Sofa// Italmoda (also really old and need a facelift, I’m waiting for a new cover to arrive!)




The most beautiful flower in the world – I think!

You know what?! Someone told me it’s National Rose wine day (thanks Jana for the info, hehe) So time to pour up a glass of chilled rose wine :)
Cheers to you all!!

No power in the house


Sunday in our house and we have no power. No fun!! Cozy for a bit with fireplace and candles. But it’ gonna be chilly soon,  it’s freezing outside and the weather is nasty. I’m thankful for great neighbors though, that shares a cord from a generator so we can charge phones and use the coffee machines etc. Also thankful for friends that have power, wifi and dinner ready when you show up uninvited :) Thanks Dev!



Reading time in front of the fire. This book, haha, perfect for kids that love hockey and farts :)

Kram// Xx Cissi



Flowers and snow


Fresh flowers from Papa Joes!






These long candle sticks are back in the living room, from CB2 and the big blueish/smoke hurricanes are from Restoration Hardware.


Hi from a snowy Birmingham!! It has been snowing a LOT, and yesterday all schools were closed -snow day is what they call it. It surprises me every time. I think that happened one time of all my school years in Sweden :) But, I’m not complaining. Me and the boys had a fun day. We went bowling and went to see the new movie Pete the Rabbit! It was so good and we were all laughing a lot. My favorite James Corden, from Carpool Karaoke, is the voice of Pete :)

Today we had hockey early in the morning, than some of my girlfriends with kiddos came over, and now I’m saying hi to you while the boys are sledding, and tonight we are going out for dinner and drinks!!

Kram//Xx Cissi

Before and after


From our Swedish home! I love this area with the original fireplace even though it went thru a big facelift and we got great storage with doors and handles that match the kitchen. And very special to me -my grandma’s chair that I got reupholstered (omklädd).

Now over to before:


Hard to see in the picture but the ceiling was very low. Did I keep anything? Yes I did! The tile floor and the inside of the fireplace.


Work in progress.


Details -Brass candle holder and candles from HilkeInDesign and vase from Iems in Jönköping.


I’m so happy we could open up the ceiling, expose the beam (that now is stained/betsadand add spotlights!


Hope you like to see some before and after pics!

Kram//Xx Cissi

Happy weekend





Fireplace and candles are a must every day now these cold days! And fresh flowers never hurt. The house is all clean and organized and I’m extra happy because my brother and nephew are coming into town tomorrow!!

It’s time to pick up Eddie-Bo at school and then a cozy Friday night at home is waiting.

Happy weekend peeps!!

Santa baby…


On my wish list Xmas 2017 – Flos Staccia table light… so dreamy! I think it would look amazing on the built in side table in our Swedish house ↓



An update on this house renovation will come tomorrow!

Kram//Xx Cissi