Some of you have already seen my apartment, but some things are different and finally we got some new shelves!
Christmas decorations should all be about candles and magic. There is no better way to welcome the holidays than focusing on what truly matters and turning your home into a magical place of joy!!
Hanging decorations to your windows can be a sweet initiative to feel the festive season.
Rembermer also that natural elements are also easily accessible, affordable, and make for great holiday centerpieces. Check out those lovely green and red cherry branches
These natural bundle brings an element of a fresh forest to your home décor. The branches with Green Berries add organic interest to its surroundings, while the red ones match the Christmas spirit.
For an enchanting display, place these branches in a nice vase 🙂
Merry Christmas / God Jul to y’all!
When you move from a hot country to a cold one like Sweden, you need to be extra positive in your thoughts.
Don’t expose yourself to the rain and wind until you freeze like hell. Think about all the wonderful things you are going to do when you get back indoors. Like: light candles, take a warm bath, drink hot chocolate, read a good novel, drink glögg by the open fireplace, bake or cook something delicious, get under the down-covers with your little cats, etc.
Swedish people survive their winter doing lots of Mysa.
Mysa is the Swedish word for enjoy oneself. We almost have this in English with the word snuggle, but if you’re gonna be mysering in Swedish, you can do it with someone, alone, or even in a café.
Ex: Ikväll ska jag mysa framför tv! (Tonight, I will cosy up in front of the tv!)
Oh, my swedish still sucks but I know the cozy words, hahahaha
Yes, the Swedes do get really tired of the darkness, rain and snow and they usually take at least one annual trip to sunny locations a year. However, they still hold a place in their hearts for these warm, cozy nights in front of the fireplace or candles when the storms are howling outside.
This weekend I won’t be doing any mysa, I will be more partying and dancing my ass off with my babe Jamie to celebrate her birthday, but you try to enjoy your mysa.
When I’m exhausted, I usually gravitate toward activities that drain me even more. But we deserve to take a break, so i decided not to ignore my body’s whispers for rest. Today was time to relax and chill.
I listened to music, played with my cats “Antonio & Ophelia” and I can say that this quality time was so much pleasurable.
Today was all about recharging, having breakfast in bed, meal plan for the next week, I went to gym, and I had a new nail-polish. The idea was to give my body, mind, and heart a chance to relax and recharge. I owe myself the gift of a deep breath and a view of the long sunset.
After all, we can’t increase the number of hours in the day, but we can increase the quality of those hours.