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The day I gave up on perfect days

3 May 2017 spirit + soul

As I was sitting in my lawn chair this past weekend, sunning + sipping on some wine. (That’s right. You read that correctly. Sunshine + sitting outside in Sweden!! Spring may have actually finally arrived!). Anyway, as I was sitting there, I started thinking about my favorite kinds of days. And what my perfect day would look like.   I soon realized that I cannot choose exactly what my perfect day would look like because I have so many differentRead More

the week that was sweden’s celebration of spring // 17

hello! and happy may day! so, this week has been exciting and fun. and i have a ton of stuff to share with you! first off… the weather has been all over the place. sunshine, rain, snow, wind, cold, and warm sunshine (not warm temps, though). very typical  april weather. but, we have now turned the corner. in sweden, we literally end the crappy, unexpected, undependable weather of april and enter spring… because in may, the weather suddenly becomes incredible and beautiful.Read More

valborg: an inside look at the swedish celebration of spring

1 May 2015 sweden

happy may day, friends! we survived valborg (see the post the other day to find out what valborg is) and had a great day! the weather people forecasted a crappy day of on + off rain and chilly temps. but. it was gorgeous! super windy, but beautiful. seeing the sun shine + blue skies on valborg is exactly what i asked for. we started pretty early by packing all of booze in backpacks and riding our bike to lina’s brother’sRead More

on the last day of april it’s time to celebrate

29 Apr 2015 gatherings

there are so many fun traditions swirling around this time of year… we are halfway through spring and headed straight towards summer. and, here in sweden, that is serious business. the last of april (sista april) is a day that takes all of that excitement about spring and life and warmth and growth and light, and calls for bbqs, bonfires, music, champagne, and outdoor fun, including letting animals out to pasture again. it is a day, especially in uppsala (whereRead More

a weekend trip at the beginning of the week.

29 Apr 2013 sweden

thanks to the swedes’ dedication to celebrating the coming of spring with wild abandon, i get a little road trip vacay just as the week is beginning. oh yeah, that’s right. it’s the annual valborg celebration in sweden. and what that means is that tomorrow swedes will begin the day with a champagne breakfast (at least this chick will) and then wander around outside all day long… enjoying the weather, grilling out, hanging out in parks. bonfires are also partRead More

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