Roadtrippin’

Hello dear friends!

Sorry for the slow update. I feel so guilty for not writing in such a long time but I’ve just felt so uninspired and I’ve had a lot of stuff on my mind.

Last weekend I went to Sweden with Bogdan. We stayed in my moms apartment in Helsingborg and on Saturday we took the car and went on a roadtrip along the coast. We went to Höganäs to shop at Lager 157, a sort of outlet store with really cheap yet nice clothes. We stopped along the way in Domsten and Viken. The sights were beautiful and I couldn’t help thinking about how badly I wanna live by the sea. It’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. The sea makes me so calm and happy and I just need to live right by the sea someday. Yes, I NEED it.

Oh and another thing… I’ve been thinking about starting a youtube chanel for some time now but I just haven’t been able to get my thumb out of my ass and do it. Also, I’m not 100% sure of what to do or talk about… It’s something I really wanna do but I think I would feel insanely awkward. But “who remembers a coward” like Ernst Kirchsteiger says.

Here are some pictures from our roadtrip!

I’m posting these pictures with the risk of my mom seeing that I borrowed her shirt after swearing I wouldn’t touch her clothes… Meh, It’s worth it… I think.

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Copenhagen favorites guide

Hello dear friends!

On Saturday my family came to visit me in Copenhagen.  We had such a lovely day and the weather was perfect. I showed them around the city and took them to some of my favorite places here in Copenhagen. I thought I’d make you a little guide and talk about these places so you know what you have to do when in Copenhagen.

Eating

PapirØen (The Paper Island- Copenhagen street-food market)– Close to Nyhavn you´ll find this culinary heaven. It’s a large shed filled with local food stands that serve they’re own specialties. Here you’ll find everything from falafel, to burgers to, indian food, to danish smørrebrød. My favorites are the Indian butter chicken and the pulled duck.  If you come here on a sunny weekend at lunchtime, be prepared to sharpen your elbows. It is so insanely crowded. Good thing is you can bring your food and go sit wherever you want. I alway sit at the end of the dock, in front of the opera house and enjoy the view. If you’re able to go here mid-week, I would suggest it because it’s way less crowded so you will get a chance too look around without wanting to punch people.

Trangravsvej 14, Warehouse 7/8, 1436 Copenhagen K

Quesadillas from the Tacos Chucho-stall
Not sure from which stall this deliciousness comes from but if I remember correctly it’s a fired cinnamon-bun with ice-cream and chocolate and caramel sauce… I mean…
My all-time favorite: Butterchicken at the India-stall
Yummy falafel from FALA FALA
Pulled duck from Duck it

 

Makes you this happy…

Nicecream– I am absolutely addicted to this place. It’s a vegan ice-creamplace (for those of you who frown your nose at the word vegan, fear not this stuff is honestly tastier than normal ice-cream) It’s made from coconut milk instead of dairy and their cookie ice-cream sandwiches are to die for. They also have healthy ice-cream bowls made from frozen bananas that taste too good to be healthy but they are(!)

There are 2 Nicecream-places in Copenhagen. Make sure to check their opening hours before to avoid major disappointment…

Enghave Pl. 10, 1670 København V

or

Elmegade 30, 2200 København N

I’ll just let these pictures speak for themselves…

Torvehallerne– This is a market with food, flowers etc. There are cafe’s and restaurants inside where you can find yummy stuff to eat or you can just stroll around and look at weirdly sized fruit like I did…

Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K

Giant lemons and midget pineapples at Torvehallerna (did I mention I was very into self tanning at this point…)

Shopping

The Organic club– This is a vintage concept-store that I absolutely love. They have a fine selection of second-hand clothes, different price range but nothing too expensive. They also have some accessories, interior and organic cosmetic products. They have a membership which is optional that allows you to get points for the clothes you leave there. Then you can chose to pay with your points but anyone can shop here and pay as usual.

Istedgade 124, 1650 København V

 

Pictures borrowed form The Organic Club

Notre Dame– A supercute interior-store. They have a lot of stuff and I can walk around in here for hours. I’d advice you not to bring your boyfriend here, he’ll just follow you around like a lost puppy looking really scared and uncomfortable…

Nørregade 7, 1165 København K

Picture borrowed from notredame.dk

Søstrarne Grene– When I was a kid my grandma would always buy stuff for me when she visited this store. They have everything. Interior, craft supplies, accessories, food etc. It’s like Flying Tiger but “nicer”. The prices vary but most of the stuff is really cheap. It’s also a nice atmosphere in here with classical music playing in the background.

There are a few stores in the city but the ones listed below are the most central ones.

Amagertorv 24, 1160 København K

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Kultorvet 2, st. th. 1175 København


Sightseeing

Nyhavn– Despite of how touristy this place is, it’s actually really beautiful. If you go here on the weekend you might just wanna take some pictures of the colorful houses and then get the heck out of there asap because it’s just too crowded. However, if you come here in the middle of the week when it’s less crowded, I suggest you stop for a brunch at one of the cozy restaurants along the canal. It’s quite pricey because of the location but most places have ok brunch or lunch deals.


Boat-tours– Touristy? Yes. But not to underestimate. This is such a nice activity on a sunny day. I’d recommend you do this mid-week because there are too many people on weekends. There are also smaller boats you can rent with a group of people if you wanna drive around yourself instead of going on a guided tour. Some of them have tables so you can eat on the boat. You find the boat-renting stalls and tour-boat stations along the canal in Nyhavn.


The round tower– Close to Nørreport metro station, on the way towards Strøget you’ll find this tower. You can walk all the way up to the top where you’ll find a beautiful view over the city. It takes a while to climb but you can stop along the way and read about history regarding the tower. There’s even a shop where you can buy souvenirs. Good thing is that it doesn’t have any stairs. It’s just like an upward spiral to the top which I loved because I hate climbing stairs. So even if it’s quite far it doesn’t feel as hard. (I’m not lazy I promise…)

Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København K

 

Pictures borrowed from visitcopenhagen.com

I hope you enjoyed this guide. Please leave a comment and let me know what your favorite Copenhagen-places are.

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The story of a spoiled girl who forgot how to climb

Hello dear friends!

I woke up this morning with a positive attitude. I’ve been really confused about my life and my career and I still am, but I felt motivated to sort shit out this week. I called my dad to get some advice. Let’s just say I didn’t catch him in a great mood and our conversation just left me in tears feeling like a complete failure. I know he is trying to help me in his own tough-love-kind-of-way and I know I’m no picknick as a daughter but he also have no idea how hard I’m trying and what a progress I’ve made. I’d like to get some cred for that instead of having someone point out all the misstakes I’ve made. I´ts not like Im not aware of them but if I was gonna spend every second regretting the misstakes I’ve made, I wouldn’t do anything else.

I’m gonna be honest with you, I’m spoiled. I’ve been spoiled my whole life. Financially spoiled that is. My parents have been separated since I was 3 and since then I’ve always just lived with my mom and I mostly just met my dad at special occasions because he has always worked a lot. However he has always supported me financially. Cliché much?

My dad would show up twice a year on my birthday and Christmas and bring me the coolest gifts or take me to Toys R’us and let me pick whatever I wanted. Preferably something really huge like a bouncy house just to mess with my mom. It takes no Einstein to tell this messes with a Childs brain.  I have met my dad more often later in my life but our relationship have never been the same as me and my moms.

I know I’m spoiled. I’ve never been ungrateful though. I was never the kid who would cry and scream on the floor because I didn’t get what I wanted (maybe because my dad always bought me what I wanted… just kidding).

But I have always had that security in the back of my mind that my dad will always save me if I’m broke. When I was in school I never felt guilty about my dad helping me with money. I was so hard working and committed and I felt like I would be able to pay back one day because my education and ambition would make me rich and successful. This obviously just added to the pressure and I went pretty much straight into the wall at one point. I had to quit school in Paris (you’ve heard the story) and move back home with no education and no job. I lost my ambition for a while and since then I’ve had to really struggle for the first time in my life. It sounds pathetic to say struggle because obviously there are people who have it way worse and my problems are tiny in comparison. I’ve still had my dad to help me whenever I needed but this time it’s not without guilt. I am so confused and I don’t really know what to do with my life career wise. I have a lot of ideas but they all require a budget which I don’t have. So I’ve been struggling with where to begin and how to reach my goal.

I know that I will be successful, I’ve always known it. My problem is I’m not sure how to get there and I am so stressed about getting there asap. I know I’m still very young but the thought of spending 3 years of my life in school is just freaking me out. I want things to happen right now. I’m ready to work harder than anyone but does it have to take suuuuuuuuuuuch a long time before reaching success? If someone told me: In 6 months you’re gonna be successful if you work hard on this. I could do just about anything, but not knowing how or when or what is such an agony. I am so scared of wasting my time. I want to spend it on the stuff that counts.

The frustrating part is I know I would be the best boss in the universe. If someone gave me a company to run right now or unlimited money to start my own I would be so freaking good at it. I know that’s not how it works and that you have to start from the bottom and work your way to the top. I just know I am so much better at the job up there on the top than all the stuff down here at the bottom. I’m down here looking for an elevator to get straight to the top without having to climb the ladder. The ladder is so crowded and people are elbowing each other to get to the top, it scares me to even get in there. I was on that ladder you know. I hadn’t come super far but I was on my way. Somehow I lost my grip and fell down all the way to the bottom and after that It was like I forgot how to climb. I know there is no elevator and no one is ever gonna build one. So if I wanna get to the top I will have to take the ladder.

I realise when writing this what an insane and naive person I sound like but this is an honest blog and this is where I’m at right now. I’m gonna sharpen my elbows and get  back on that ladder. Wish me luck.

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Foodie weekend

Hello dear friends!
I’ve had such a lovely weekend with my friends. On Saturday I met up with Klara to try out a vegan ice cream place called Nicecream, in Vesterbro here in Copenhagen. We ended up doing some vintageshopping as well and had lunch at a place called Zakabona. It was such a lovely day and the food was really tasty. The ice cream tho was to freakin’ die for! I had an ice-cream cookie that was so tasty, I’ve been craving it ever since we left the place.
On Sunday I went to do some sightseeing around the city with my boyfriend and some of his friends that were visiting from Romania. While I was still getting my beauty sleep they went to see the little mermaid (emphasis on little). Then I met up with them and we went to Nyhavn and paper island to have some lunch at the street food market. We had butter chicken that was so delicious. (If you’re reading this Emma, I had coriander and I actually loved it, can’t believe I’ve caved and started to enjoy that soap tasting garbage).
After paper island we went to Christiania, no man in their 20’s comes to Copenhagen without having that on the list. We walked trough it, soaking up some sun and passive weed smoke. Then we went to Bogdans brother to chill and play games. A really lovely weekend, I’d say.


 

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Transparent

When I started this blog I was determimated to make it an honest, unfiltered space where I could write honestly about whatever I wanted. That was easier said than done. I did’nt realize how hard it is to put yourself out there. My main idea with the blog was to mix impronant subects that are close to my heart, with inspiering posts about fashion, interior etc. I realize it’s been mostly the later.
I had a huge argument with my boyfriend today and when he questioned why I had’nt posted on my blog in forever and said he worked harder on coding it than I do writing it, I got furious. Who was he to tell me what to do? I said “my life sucks and no one want’s to read about it” (did I mentioned I’m having a bad day?). After I calmed down I realized he was right, it just hurts to hear the truth sometimes. I was so eager to get my blog “ready” so I could start and he spent hours and hours making it look the way I wanted. Then it was time to start bloging and suddenly it was all in my hands. I love bloging when I’m having a good day. Then I feel inspired and motivated to share all that happiness with my readers. But on days when I’m not feeling so well, I just don’t post. This is my misstake. I’ve been doing the oposite of what I intended to with this blog. I want to write about even my worst days. Maybe If I had found a blog like that when I was 14 and anxsious I would’nt have felt so lonely.
I wanna tell you a little story about myself. I was always the ambitious, determinated girl who knew exactly what she wanted to do. In 7th grade I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer and from there that was my only goal. I got into a textile and design-oriented gymnasium. I was working my ass off to be best in my class, I was the teachers favorite and I honestly think everyone expected me to go far in life, I certainly expected myself to go far in life. I remember how my classmates would freak out because they were’nt sure of what to do after we graduated. I would feel sorry for them and thinking I was so lucky for knowing what I wanted. After school I got accepted to the fashion design programe at Istituto Marangoni in Paris. A prestegious school within the fashion industry. I was proud of myself and I kept on working my ass off the first semester.
Ever since I was 13 or 14 years old I’ve been struggeling with anxiety and panic attacks. It’s been up and down ever since and I’ve been to therapy a few times.
So when I was in Paris, my angsiety hit me again. I had been fine for probably 2 years before this, with barely any panic attacks at all. But I think the stress got to me. I started getting panic attacks in class, wich resulted in me skipping classes because I was afraid. Eventually I dropped out because I did’nt know how to handle it. Looking back I think I should have told my friends, but I was too ashamed. They seemed to be doing fine, why would they understand a weirdo like me?
I would call my mom and my grandmother at night because I was freaking out. I wanted to stay in Paris because going home felt like the biggest failure ever. I blamed all my anxiety on my school, because it had been so stressful. That might have been the trigger but it was so much more than that. I enrolled in a french language course. I think I went there 4 times but I had panic attacks every damn time and I ended up just isolating myself in my apartement. At one point it became almost unbarable beeing around people, even going 20 meters down the street to the supermarket was too much for me.
In the end of June, I got rid of my beautiful apartement and moved back home to Sweden. It was such a relief. I felt better that summer and my anxiety calmed down, although I can’t say it really went away completely since then. Even if I was feeling better I was struggeling with the fact that I had quit school and left Paris. I felt like such a failure. What were people thinking about me? But most importantly what was I gonna do now?
After this a lot of stuff have happened, I could write about it all but I don’t think anyone would have the patience to read. To sum it up: I got a job at my dads company, I moved out of my moms house and bought an apartement in Malmö. I met my boyfriend in Copenhagen and started going there to see him every other weekend. I still had anxiety on and off this whole time. I quit my job and got a new one in a bridal store. I sold my apartement, I moved in with my boyfriend in Copenhagen, I got fired from my job at the bridal store and from there I have struggled a lot.
Despite all this beeing really hard at times, I would’nt want to change it if I could. These struggles made me who I am. I am working every day on beeing brave and not letting my angsiety stop me. I have a family who always supports me, the sweetest friends and the most amazing boyfriend in the world. I know I have a lot to be thankful for. My problem is I tend to focus on the negative and I just see all the things I don’t have instead of the things I do have.
I feel like l’ve been on this mission towards happiness, to find my way out of anxiety. The problem is I gave it too much attention, to much focus. Instead of just living my life I’ve been in a constant battle with my mind. My new mission is to stop treating life as a mission. Just live and let anxsiety come and go and not give it more focus. What deserves my focus are my friends, family and above all my boyfriend who have had to put up with so much and still keeps believing in me and pushing me and suporting me.
I’m not sure what my purpose with this transparent post was. I guess I just needed to break the ice. There might be someone reading this who have had similar struggles and if my post can help even one person feel less lonely, I think it’s worth putting myself out there.
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Interior dreams

Hello guys!
Spring is getting closer and it’s making me long for some change. I am happy to announce that me and Bogdan have decided to move out of our little room and into an actual apartment asap. I will start working for my dads company in Sweden soon. I used to work there before but quit last summer when I got a job in a bridal store in Malmö. I don’t regret it because I’ve learned a lot and got some experience since then but I’m also happy to be back there. I’ll be working part time and that gives me time to work on my own stuff as well. I really want to start my own company. I will give you more details about it later, but at this point I’m still in the brainstorming process and the idea have changed many times over the last months. All I know is that it will involve fashion and it will be EPIC. So stay tuned for that.
My home has always been very important to me. For some it might sound shallow but it’s actually the opposite. My home is my sanctuary, my safe space where I can relax and recharge my batteries. I love interior and making my home look pretty and homy. It’s like therapy for me. When I don’t feel satisfied with my home-situation I become out of balance and as the libra that I am, I don’t deal well with my everyday life when I’m out of balance.
These past months I’ve been living with Bogdan in a very small room. We literally do the dishes in the bathroom sink because we have no kitchen. Its been cozy and romantic and all but let’s face it, there is only that much “we are so in love, we only need each other, we could sleep in a tent and be happy” a person can take. Especially for the anxious, slightly spoiled princess that I am. Don’t get me wrong, I’d choose our love over a comfy home any day of the week but if I can have both don’t freakin’ mind if I do.
Between searching for apartments and contacting landlords I’ve drifted away onto interior websites and of course my dear old friend Pinterest. Even though I don’t know how our new home will look like I still find it ridiculously satisfying to plan the interior into the tiniest detali.
For all you interior freaks who read this without rolling your eyes, this collage is for you. Enjoy!
    
               
         
Source: Pinterest

 

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one step closer

Hello  friends!
I’ve had a really crazy weekend and I wasn’t feeling well at all. I made a post on Thursday that I was suppose to post but never did because life decided to give me a big fat slap in the face and generally just giving me a really hard time.
Im not gonna get into detail about my weekend but I’m gonna give you the post I was suposed to post on Thursday, so here it is:
This morning I had an interview for an internship here in Copenhagen. Guess what?   I got it! I’ll be interning as a graphic designer for 2 months at what appears to be a pretty cool company. It’s right in the center of the city, in a gorgeous office that looks kind of like the apartment I imagine myself having when I’m rich and famous.
I felt immediately inspired as I walked in there and I’m so excited about this! It’s just an internship for now but it’s a great opportunity for me to develop my skills and build a portfolio that’s gonna help me in the future.
I feel one step closer towards my dream. I honestly have to say this is the first job I’ve ever had that is actually something I want to do haha…

 

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Weekend in Sweden


This weekend me and my love went to visit my hometown, Helsingborg in Sweden. We took the train to Helsingør and then the ferry to Helsingborg. It’s pretty crazy and wonderful how you can go from one country to another so fast without taking a plane.
We borrowed my moms apartment for the weekend because she was staying over at her boyfriends house. We got there pretty late on Friday so we just relaxed and fell asleep. It had been a long and stressful day, especially for my love who had graduated in the afternoon. I’m so proud of him and he is now officially a multimedia designer.
On Saturday we took the car to Landskrona, where I used to live before moving to Copenhagen. I had scheduled an eye exam because I’ve felt really tired in my eyes lately. It turned out I had a small visual defect and needed glasses. It felt pretty weird trying on glasses, I’ve never imagined myself wearing glasses but I found a really nice pair and they’re gonna look fabulous. Since I just have a small visual defect I won’t have to wear them all the time, mostly when I have to focus my eyes like if I’m sitting by the computer or knitting (I’m 150 years old i know…).
After my eye exam, we went to visit my grandma, Bogdan hadn’t met her yet, after almost a year together! So I thought it was about time. After that we took the car out on the countryside to visit my dad, whom Bogdan also never met before. It was a little nervous, mostly for Bogdan I guess but it went really well and everyone seemed to like each other. My dads girlfriend made us her amazing waffles and we played with my little baby brother Malte while he listened nonstop to Babblarna.
Saturday was so insanely foggy an I was terrified of having to drive around all day. Since moving away from Sweden my driving-skills have gotten a little rusty. (The other day I even forgot to turn out the side mirrors and drove trough the whole city with no side mirrors and I didn’t even realized it until we parked)…  When we drove home from my dads house it had gotten dark and on top of that it was still really foggy, It felt so claustrophobic and I had to stop the car 2 times and cry because I was scared of being responsible of getting us both home safe. Sigh… Sometimes I get so tired of myself, seriously who got energy to be so sensitive? Me apparently.
We got home safe and then my mom came over with he boyfriend Anders and we all had dinner together and played board games.
On Sunday I took Bogdan on a little tour around Helsingborg, we went to Pålsjö forest and Pålsjö castle and just walked around and took pictures of the beautiful sights. Then we went to Sofiero castle and walked around in the garden. After I had promised my love we would go to a mall to get “gräddbullar”. There used to be a place called Gräddbullerian which made really nice ones in tons of different flavors but they had aperantly closed 🙁
In the evening we went to a really cool tapas restaurant called Pinchos. It’s decorated in a circus theme and you order everything trough an app on your phone. You can even pay for the dinner trough your phone. I wish more restaurants would try this concept, It’s just so simple and it feels really 2017.
On Monday morning we went back to Copenhagen, It was a very windy but very cozy ferry ride. I’m usually not a fan of ferrys, I feel the slightest little move from the boat and I hate feeling unstable and out of control (what a hakuna matata life I do lead, huh?). The ferry between Helsingør and Helsingborg however, Is really nice because its only 20 minutes and I feel close to land the whole ride.
Monday wasn’t just any day. It was exactly one year ago since me and Bogdan became a couple. As the hopeless romantic that I am I put a lot of pressure on days like that and it obviously bounds for disaster.
Tired from our trip we ended up having a huge fight as soon as we got home. There is something about important days that always makes people argue. I’ve heard most people have a huge argument when they get engaged or when they just got married. We put so much pressure on ourselves those days to be so happy and everything should be so sparkly perfect that we end up loosing it. We did make up again and we ended up having a really cozy evening. We cooked dinner together and wathced the Office until we fell asleep.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my weekend. I haven’t written so much before about my days and what I’m doing and it felt a little strange but I hope It’s interesting to read and not too rambling. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!
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Inspiration station

Hello dear friends!
I’ve decided to change my Friday favorites to a monthly favorites instead. That way it will be way more interesting because I’ve actually had time to try out some new things. So I will do a post about my monthly favorites by the end of each month. Sounds OK? OK.
I’ve spent a lot of time these past days trying to make my blog look absolutely flawless. I have to say I’m really impressed with myself over how much I’ve learned since I started blogging. My boyfriend was right, you really can google everything. By the way he should have 98 % of the cred regarding my blogs appearance. If it wasn’t for him it would have looked like absolute horseshit.
I have a lot of ideas and a good eye for design and aesthetic, if I may say so myself. However, I know absolutely nothing about code and my previous blogging attempts (there have been a few over the years) have all resulted in a frustrated meltdown followed by failure.
But now I feel really motivated to learn more and I’m lucky to have such a great teacher <3
Am I the only one who have’tn realized it’s already 2017? What happened? It was Christmas, then I blinked and BOOM it was a new year.
I always like to enter a new year with a positive attitude and a mindset that anything really is possible. But to be honest, I’m no green smoothie-drinking superhuman and I actually started the new year with the worst mood and a horrible attitude. I have so many goals and dreams for this new year and I was overwhelmed by everything I wanted to achieve. I have always had my eyes on the stars so to speak, but I tend to have absolutely no patience, which results in frustration over not reaching my goals fast enough. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one on this planet with this problem.
I want my blog to be successful, I want to start studying and I want to start my own company. I know I can achieve it all and I have faith in myself but I want everything to happen right this second, preferably sooner.
My motto for this year will be to work my ass off on the things I’m passionate about, but have patience and let things take time.
My little new year meltdown aside, I am so very excited about this year we have ahead of us. Is it just me or does anyone else feel a strong desire to buy stationary whenever it’s a new year? Also after summer, when we enter fall. It’s something about new beginnings that just makes me wanna get organised and buy a cute planner and a bunch of unnecessary stationary stuff just so I can make my desk look pretty and pretend I’m the most busy, successful person in the galaxy. Fake it til you make it, right?
I’ve decided to be brave this year, to step out of my comfort-zone and challenge myself. I know it will be scary at times but there is no greater feeling than the one that comes after overcoming obstacles and doing things you didn’t dare to do before.
I’ve Pinterested my eyeballs out since this year started (more than usually if that’s even possible) and I feel really motivated to go chase my dreams. I’ve put together an inspiring collage that will surely give you a little tingle of motivation in the core of your stomach, weather you’re feeling happy and ready to take on the new year or you’re fighting the winter-blues one day at a time.

                                 

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FriSunday Favorites

Hello guys!
Last week I decided to make a Friday Favorites post every Friday. Easier said that done apparently. I am sorry for the delay but this week you get a Sunday Favorites instead. I have been so busy these past two days!  Me and my boyfriend put our relationship to the test and decided to assemble IKEA furniture together. After some arguing ,sweat, tears and blisters later, we manage to put it all together without killing each other. If a relationship can survive this it means you’re pretty damn unstoppable.
It was definitely worth the effort because our room looks so cozy now! We both have a work space of our own and most important of all, we have drawers to fit all our (okay, my) clothes. I will take some nice pictures tomorrow when it’s light and show you guys :*
So for now please enjoy my Fri…ehm, Sunday Favorites!
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  1. Mindfulness coloring books
First up is, as the title states  are mindfulness coloring books. I think most people have heard of or seen these by now. It’s basically a coloring book for adults. Why? Simply because it’s pretty darn relaxing to color inside lines and It’s one of the best stress reliefs I’ve ever tried. I think it’s truly a glorious concept. I remember I used to love coloring books when I was a kid and how I would completely shut out my surrounding when I was focusing on coloring inside the lines.
So the main purpose of these books are to make you relax and meditate in a way. And it truly works. There is literally no possibility to focus on anything else once you get into your painting. There could be a tsunami outside my room and I wouldn’t notice. On top of being relaxing it makes you use your creativity which is also a great stress relief.
So why not just buy a children’s coloring book then, one may wonder. Of course you can, I actually did that a few years ago before the mindfulness coloring books were a “thing”. When I was at Disneyland, I bought one with Disney princesses and I have to admit I was slightly ashamed of it haha.
The difference between ordinary coloring books for kids and the mindfulness ones are that the later usually have more advanced patterns and requires a steady hand and way more focus than most kids possess. There are so many different types to chose from, a lot of them just have random patterns but those are a little too hippy for my taste, I personally prefer the ones that actually resemble something.
My favorite one is called “Förtrollade skogen” (Enchanted forest) by Johanna Basford. It´s actually a small book of postcards, which makes it even cuter because you can send them to someone you like, how nice?!

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2. Yoga with Adriene (YouTube)
I have been doing yoga at home for a few years. I strive to do at least a short practice every day, and I find both my mental and physical health improves when i do It regularly. However, I’m only human and tend to skip it now and then and sometimes even for weeks.
When I first started with yoga my main purpose was to get in shape. Over the years that’s changed and now the most important purpose of my yoga practice is my mental health. I have noticed what a huge difference it makes to my well-being.
I used to go to public yoga classes but honestly, I find it way more satisfying to do it at home, watching tutorials at YouTube. I can just open my laptop, put my mat on the floor and get started.
My absolute favorite YouTube channel for yoga is Yoga with Adriene. Since I found this channel I haven’t tried anything else. Its just simply the best. Adriene is so funny and charming and she has videos that fits all yogi-levels.

That’s all for this weeks favorites. I haven´t had a chance to try so many new things this week. I got a sweet little visit from my old friends Stress and Anxiety. So that’s why this weeks favorites are a little mindfulness-inspired. I’m sure there are a lot of people out there that can benefit from these relaxation methods, weather you’re super anxious like me or just generally stressed out by life.
Lots of love <3
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