it just so happens that this month’s ten on ten post fell on a regular ole day in the middle of my staycation vacation. my love + i have been traveling in sweden a tiny bit, having fun day adventures, my brother’s visited sweden, and it feels as if the past few weeks have been exciting + busy – a calm busy, if that makes sense.

in any case, this month’s ten on ten post is filled not with all of the crazy adventures that we’ve been having, but the regular moments found in a landing day. a day after a trip and just before another little trip. just an ordinary day.

but, as i always say, there is so much beauty + joy to be found in the ordinary. simplicity really is what life is all about.

my wake up view first thing in the morning

view from bed uppsala

every morning, even before coffee (!!), i hydrate. it’s become a ritual that refreshes + focuses me.namaste water kitchen
so many photos. so little time. i edited about 200 photos in the morning. whew!
blogging home
while zola the cat soaked up the warm sunzola
then, we were both hot. so hot that she slept + i just sat there. melting. but, thank you summer, for coming to sweden!summer me hot sofa
to deal with the heat, my love + i went out for an iced coffee. and, you know, it’s no biggie that there is a castle in the background of this café photo. no biggie at all. yes, i live in a fairy tale.

iced latte coffee

a long, slow fika. the way it’s meant to be.summer me coffee
a walk through town to do some errands. and the river was crisp + gorgeous.
uppsala river
a long, relaxing, spontaneous dinner outside with family + friends at the old train station in uppsala.stationen uppsala

there is nothing like walking home on those long, warm swedish summer nights
vaderkvarnsgntan home uppsala sunset
bonus photo: i woke up to the cat meow-ing at 4:00 am. she just wanted attention. after 30 minutes of trying to get back to sleep, i noticed the living room wall glowing. i got up to see, and this is the sunrise that was happening outside my window. breathtakingly amazing.sunrise

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”  ― Laura Ingalls Wilder

oh, and,  by the way, it’s treat yo’self tuesday! so do something today that refills + refuels your soul. something just for you! have a magical, beautiful, regular day, lovelies.

onwards + upwards! xoxo