Sunday, July 25, 2010

Some Mouthwatering Pictures Before I Leave!

I am currently living in crazy town. Packing for a family road trip. We will be away a week and a half but I feel like I'm packing enough for a year on the road. Plus my one-year-old is constantly unpacking the things I just packed. We are leaving tomorrow and we will have the best time!!! We are going to my cousins wedding, museums, castles, visit family and friends and just enjoy each other's company!

There will be no blog posts while I'm away, but I will have some pretty pictures for you when I come home. And a lot of your lovely blog posts waiting for me!

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. My parents were babysitting and me and hubby stayed in making a three course meal and watching "Valentine's Day".

Entrée: Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil in balsamico vinegar vinaigreitte.

Main course: grilled peppered filet mignon topped with fresh thyme, butter and garlic fried mushroom, oven fried potato wedges with bell pepper, egg plant and red onion, oven baked tomato and red wine sauce.

We forgot to take a picture of the dessert, we had panna cotta with mixed berry sauce. The food was great and we had a great time hanging out just the two of us. After we had watched the movie and stuffed our faces with fresh strawberries and chocolate we went up to a nearby mountain to watch the sunset. (It finally DOES set again! The time of midnight sun is over!)

I wish you all a great week!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Midnight Sun

I'm having a hard time going to bed in resonable time. Since I have kids, I don't have the luxury of choosing when to wake up even when we are on summer break. But the midnight sun is keeping me up. And ok, I have to admit. Sometimes it's more due to a movie or a book. I just started reading the Twilight series and I am in serious doubt..... Team Jacob or Team Edward?

So one night I decided to take some pictures using only the light flowing in from our hallway windows. No flash, no electrical lights. The pictures where taken around midnight.

The nights are bright but not very warm. My kitchen garden doesn't seem to mind though and we are harvesting the fruits (or rather vegetables) of our (not so hard) labor.

Yesterday was the first dark evening since spring due to a thunderstorm. I really enjoyed it curled up on the couch with the hubby watching Avatar.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare?

When I got married I got a lovely vintage slip/nightie from one of my best friends. It was accompanied by a sweet note. I have always cherished this "gown" but it has been hanging hidden away in my wardrobe. I just thought it was too beautiful to wear to bed or being hidden under another dress but I never figured out a good way to show it off. So what do you think about this? Could it pass for a dress or do I look like I just forgot to dress?

I tried wearing it over a slip that belongs to a dress I have and dress it up a bit with a necklace and some heels. The cardigan keeps it from looking too bare and "lingerie" like.

Vintage slip/nightie, slip belonging to an old dress I have, cardigan United Colors of Benetton, shoes Donna Girl and necklace some silver charms and a chain from my childhood.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sky High

I bought new shoes.

That is kind of a magical phrase to me. New shoes makes me happy. Shoes are great, they don't highlight my love handles. They don't have skimpy shoulder straps that won't cover my bra. (And I need a bra after two children.) They will still fit me even if I gained a few pounds. They can make you taller. Help your posture. And they can change an outfit (and your attitude) completely!

I've had my eye on these shoes from Monki for a while. Today they were 75 % off! So now they live in my closet. Wiiihooo!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Heritage for the World

So, finally I give you the pictures I promised you this Saturday.
This is the church I sang at last Friday. The church of Oldtown was built in 1492. The church tower was built in 1851.

There are three ways to enter the church grounds, here's one.

The church ceiling and inside walls were originally covered in medieval paintings, but sometime in the 1700s they were plastered white. In 1909 the original murals were rediscovered and around the altar the plastering has been removed.

As I was sitting in the sacristy waiting for the funeral to begin I noticed the soot coming from hundreds of years of candles burning. It kind of makes you think about who might have sat in that room one hundred years ago, two hundred years ago....

Blue bells at the foot of the church.

Surrounding the church is the church town.

In old times, from around the time the church was built to around year 1900, people living far away from the town came to live in these little houses during holidays. They met to sell and buy merchandise and produce, to get married, baptized and buried and to celebrate christian holidays. People came by horse and wagon in the summer and sled in the winter. The churchtown was a common meeting place for the people in the region. Most of these little houses are still privatly owned. There are many rules how you may use your "church house". The church town and the church holds UNESCO World Heritage status and a lot of tourists visit every year.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Let's Twist Again!

Yesterday I was booked to sing at a funeral in town on the way there I rocked this sixties album that I have.

These songs just make me want to look like this:

And ride in this:

And WHY does nobody sing like this anymore????

Tomorrow I'm gonna show you the beautiful church where I sang. It is a UNESCO World Heritage.

Be-Bop-A-Lula for now!

Scarf, ear clips and shoes vintage, sunglasses old H&M, random white tank, skirt was a gift from mom and cardigan Åhléns.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

From the office to the beach

Yesterday I was working at my parent's funeral home because one of their employees had lost her voice. It is kind of hard answering the phone when you cannot speak... So I spent the whole day in the office answering phone calls, taking care of customers and tapping at the keyboard.

Summer has finally arrived and the office was HOT!!!! Luckily I was seated behind a large desk that goes all the way to the floor... I kicked off my shoes.

Later in the evening I kicked off another pair of shoes...

...on the beach!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Girls Night!!!!

I loooove girls night! I always have, but since I became a mom I appreciate it even more. This week me and two of my girlfriends had girls night, or actually it was more like half a day.  We had a great day with a Sex and the City theme. A few months ago we took this online test to see which character from we were most like. It was so spot on! My friends are Carrie and Samantha, of course! And I am Charlotte. Ha, ha! Makes sense....

So we decided to go together and watch Sex and the City 2 dressed up as the characters! That's exactly what we did, but before we went to a large thrift store and to some stores in town for some shopping, we went home to Camilla (aka Carrie) and got ready for the movies! After the film (which was a real treat! So much eye candy!) we went to a local sports bar (there isn't that much to choose from in our small town on a week night!) for some drinks and food!

I bought this fabulous seventies dress,

these beautiful suede shoes

and these cute clips!

We tried on some hats in town, I kind of regret I didn't get this one...

Camilla's apartement got a little messy as three girls where trying to get ready in half an hour...

...while eating. This is me in character as Charlotte!

Here we are, three chicks at the sports bar! From left me (aka Charlotte), Marica (aka Samantha) and Camilla (aka Carrie).

And there is my vintage clutch on the menu.

I loved the movie, talked a lot of girl talk, made some great shopping finds and ate some great food! Thanks girls for a wonderful time!

"Charlotte" ready to go!
Pearl necklace H&M, dress clothes swap, cardigan Lindex, umbrella thrifted and shoes my wedding shoes!

I hope you all had a great weekend!!!