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12 months + 12 blessings: My new Thanksgiving tradition

23 Nov 2017 year summaries

When does something become a tradition? After doing it one time + then deciding to do it again one year later? If so, then I’ve stumbled upon a new Thanksgiving tradition for myself. A new (now, old) way to be give thanks + celebrate this very American-ish day while welcoming the season of rituals, magic, and traditions. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. And, at this point in my life, the actual day, today, is alsoRead More

I’m totally ok not having a car: Reflections on a spontaneous road trip

4 Nov 2017 sweden

Lina + I don’t have a car. And most days that’s totally ok. Some days, however, I long for the convenience and freedom that I feel when I live in the US. But, all in all, I’m perfectly happy walking + taking public transportation everywhere. Actually, I really really love it. I mean, it’s good for me + good for the world. So, it’s totally win-win. Buuuuut. After growing up and driving around for about 35 years non-stop, there areRead More

Why we love hosting friends for the weekend

15 Sep 2017 gatherings

I’m so lucky to have the friends I have. And I’m talking to all of you out there, near and far. And I’m even luckier + happier when they come to visit for the weekend. Especially when it’s friends who live in other countries that I don’t get to see that often. That’s the freaking best. (Hint hint to all of you who haven’t made it to Sweden yet. Hehe.). And I guess you could say that my home hasRead More

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