Browsing Tag

candles

  • be

    wednesday wisdom. rules of living #11.

    today’s post is all about one of my other favorite things (besides travel and photography and spirituality!)… nesting. and what i mean by that is creating a home that is warm, inviting, friendly, comfortable,…

    23 Apr 2014
  • gatherings

    party time!

    happy friday, friends! here in the mcguire-eriksson household things are full speed ahead with preparations for a full-blown housewarming/christmas party called “eat, drink, & be merry”! that’s right. tonight we’re the hosts with the…

    13 Dec 2013
  • be

    nesting day.

    i’ve got nothing special planned today – which is always a good thing in my world. it’s really gray outside. drizzly and chilly. and the hard rain, with possible thunderstorms, is on it’s way.…

    21 Sep 2013
  • life

    a little bit of everyday life.

    happy saturday, my friends. i don’t have that much to say right now… or perhaps i do, but my words are reserved for another purpose. but, i thought i’d just post a little pic…

    19 Jan 2013
  • be in the wild

    happening now.

    snowstorm + coffee +christmas music + reading + writing +candles sending out a cozy, wintry, monday morning greeting from snowy sweden to all of you, all over the world. peace.…

    10 Dec 2012
  • gatherings

    one intensively awesome weekend.

    friday. saturday. sunday. first weekend in december… check. cooking. baking. snow. the theater. family visitors. friends. open house. thanksgiving. more snow. christmas market. church. work. advent. christmas market. thanksgiving again. candles. sunday night collapse on…

    3 Dec 2012
  • in the wild

    november rain.

    “Now and then sprays of rain flew over and misted our faces. Every time I refused to wipe away the wetness. It made the world seem so alive to me. I couldn’t help but…

    27 Nov 2012
  • be in the wild

    even gray is beautiful.

    “Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp…

    18 Nov 2012
  • in the wild stockholm

    njut av november.

    this month is looking good! CD release party. woo hoo. road trip to skåne (southern sweden) for a traditional family goose dinner. my love & i loooove skåne! a pop over to denmark on the…

    1 Nov 2012
  • be

    i’ll pencil you in.

    one down and two to go. days of work, that is. tonight i met with the youth. it went well, though many of them were out of town/busy. still the ones that were there…

    12 Oct 2012
  • in the wild

    i can feel it in the air.

    it’s unusually warm today. like 20/21 celsius or 72ish fahrenheit. and really weird out. sunny, stormy, damp, rainy, humid. like something’s coming. like a change is gonna come. but, i guess changes actually are…

    11 Sep 2012
  • be

    sometimes i just need a reminder.

    some days you expect the sun to shine, and instead rain falls from the sky. and then, other days, you believe it will be rainy & cold, only to realize that the sun breaks…

    12 Apr 2012
  • life

    9:00 am

    got my bottomless cup of coffee. lovely french music (sandrine kiberlain) in the background. two candles lit. a snuggly blanket to take the chill off. and cozy clothes on. my workday has begun… a…

    21 Feb 2012
  • be the seasons

    surrounded by darkness.

    it’s here. the longest night of the year. today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere of the world. the shortest day of the year, which means that there is more darkness today…

    21 Dec 2011
  • be

    in keeping with yesterday’s theme…

    say yes. keep walking. never give up. listen to your soul talking to you. and if you’re scared, take a breath & then jump! it’s all worth it, i promise. embrace life and know…

    20 Dec 2011
  • life

    hmm… it’s saturday. ♥

    good saturday night, my dear friends. it’s a cold one here in sweden. in case you are dying for a weather update (and even if you’re not, you’re gonna get one. hehe)… there is…

    17 Dec 2011
  • life

    it’s time!

    well, it’s the end of november and we’ve celebrated thanksgiving – that cozy all-american holiday. lots of planning, lots of waiting, lots of cooking, a little stress thrown in, & lots of food. yes,…

    27 Nov 2011
  • the seasons

    the middle of november.

    November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The…

    17 Nov 2011
  • in the wild

    höstens mörker.

    for those of us in europe, the time changed last weekend. for those of you in the states, it changed last night. that means that it is the time of year when it becomes…

    6 Nov 2011
  • life

    the colors of my day.

    it’s late afternoon and the candles around me, the coffee warming me, the raindrops dripping down my windows, and the music playing in the background are all creating a warm, inspiring, calm feeling inside…

    18 Oct 2011
  • life

    a sunday in october.

    feels like a typical fall, october day today. after taking care of business this morning – me working at church & lina home cleaning & organizing, we settled down for our first afternoon together…

    9 Oct 2011
  • happy fall!

    it’s here! this beautiful time of year!!! cool, crisp air. colorful leaves. fuzzy blankets. cozy, warm homes. and soon… pumpkins!! the entrance into our apartment. outside our kitchen window. just lovely. happy first day…

    23 Sep 2011
  • life

    feels like summer is almost over.

    it’s sunday night. and completely dark out. in fact, it’s been dark for at least two hours now. the day was cloudy and chilly, and we stayed home. just hangin’ out. it feels like…

    14 Aug 2011