The calm can begin

We are all set for Christmas! The cleaning is done, the Swedish meatballs are made and stuffed into the freezer and all the gifts are wrapped! I think it’s the first time I’m really prepared and not in a stressed hurry the hours before the Day. I decided to go small on the “Julbord”, the […]

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Christmas in every corner

Now we are ready for Christmas, almost every corner of the house is decorated, the trees (we got 3 this year yes, a bit climate shame I know) are done and candles can be lit all over the house. I bought this candle holder last time we went home to Stockholm a couple of weeks […]

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Decorating the tree

There were a lot of oooh’s and aaah’s when we decorated the tree this afternoon, Alva and me. She opened the first box of decorations and thought it was filled with so much fun and prettiness she stopped to admire each one of them. Then she decided it was more fun to play with them […]

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The tree is in!

Yesterday evening we went out for the Christmas tree and this is a very important moment to me. Each year, same procedure. The rest of the family watch the show “mama pick the tree” that can vary from 10 to 40 long minutes and consist of me going “that one, or no that one, or […]

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Swedish Christmas things

I’m a true Christmas lover, it’s my absolute favorite time of the year, I live for December! :) But I also love to celebrate winter and to extend the pleasure as long as possible. So I decorate a bit every day, I don’t deck the halls first of December, I start with the Christmas lightning […]

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