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merry christmas eve: bringing sweden to the states

god jul!! hello, friends! can you believe that it is christmas eve already? how did that happen?! things are pretty exciting in our home right now. since it’s christmas eve, it’s the big swedish celebration day for christmas, and we are planning on putting on the most swedish julafton (christmas eve) we…


’tis the season for carrying on old christmas traditions + creating new ones

i seriously love heading out of town and going on a little christmas tree hunting adventure. it’s something that my family started as a tradition sometime when i was teenager. and we always, always went the friday or saturday after thanksgiving. rain or shine. it’s such a simple, meaningful thing…

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70th perfection

there is a thing that i discovered when i lived in sweden that is quite common – and fun. and it seemed like the perfect time to include it in my/our american life. you see, sometimes, when friends or family members have a birthday, they choose to celebrate together. they…

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this is who i am

i thought a lot about who i am, where i come from, and what makes me, well, me, while i was at the beach with my family last week. i didn’t overthink it, i just pondered how all of these people around me, my closest family members, are a part…