Browsing Tag

fika

  • life stockholm sweden

    stockholm is for lovers

    for valentine’s day, my love and i took the 30 minute train ride from uppsala to stockholm. how amazing is it that we live so close to stockholm! it blows my mind, and i…

    15 Feb 2015
  • culture life

    when life is like the movies

    there is a scene in one of my favorite movies, ‘you”ve got mail’, that, when i see it, i think to myself, “i want that to be part of my life”. i’ve looked all over the…

    29 Jan 2015
  • culture

    gatherings

    the best thing about thanksgiving (besides the food – nothing can care to the food!) is gathering together. it’s such a simple concept. just get together and enjoy. but, i love the word, gather. it…

    28 Nov 2014
  • culture gatherings

    fika comes full-circle

    today is my love’s last day of school at her university. ever. i dropped her off this afternoon, and will pick her up tonight after 8:30 – this is her long day. in the…

    25 Nov 2014
  • life

    the beauty of the everyday

    hi friends! It’s been a while since i’ve done a regular ole “what i’m doing now” post, so i thought i’d surprise you with a little wednesday greeting. it’s been a pretty cozy day…

    5 Nov 2014
  • in the wild sweden

    crossing sweden: coast to coast

    hello! well, it’s been a whole week – or more, actually! – and i’ve been totally off the grid. no telephone. no internet. no nothing. only the bright blue swedish sky, the hot yellow…

    13 Jul 2014
  • asheville life

    hello

    hello, there, friday lovers. just wanted to pop in and greet you as we begin the weekend. who’s ready for it?! i’m sure my dear, sweet love is ready. she’s been incognito all week…

    2 May 2014
  • the sacred everyday

    sensory overload. part 13.

    hi friends! it’s monday, again. time for a new week and time for my weekly sensory overload post! i find it pretty fun to go through my photos from the past week, and notice…

    31 Mar 2014
  • the sacred everyday

    sensory overload: part 9

    you know how some weeks are just regular weeks? well, that’s how this past week was. just regular life – not that that’s bad. but, it’s those weeks that seem regular, boring, mundane, and/or…

    3 Mar 2014
  • the sacred everyday

    sensory overload: part 7

    this past week was all about one thing: S N O W ! i’m pretty sure that there was snow falling from the sky at some point for six days straight. crazy! at the…

    17 Feb 2014
  • be

    fika dreams do come true.

    you know, 2013 was a year of making dreams come true. but, more of that later when i do a few posts on looking back through the year. one of the dreams, though, is…

    18 Dec 2013
  • photography

    sensory overload. part 3.

    hi! it’s tuesday, so i’m a day late. but, oh well. i’ve been pretty busy on account of it’s not your ordinary week here in the states… it’s thanksgiving week!! and that means that…

    26 Nov 2013
  • create + inspire

    missing you & moving on.

    you know what? i miss blogging here on a regular basis. i miss it a lot. i miss y’all a lot. i suppose that my lack of blogging has been mostly because of my…

    2 Nov 2013
  • be culture

    making dreams come true over a cup of coffee.

    i’d like to introduce you to the new series in asheville’s Mountain Xpress newspaper… “the fika files” that’s right! today is the day that my first story was published in the independent newspaper, the Mountain…

    23 Oct 2013
  • the sacred everyday

    oh yeah. i made it.

    i’ve got the whole entire weekend off! let the festivities begin! i’ve spent all freaking morning in bed, catching up on some favorite tv series. gonna head downtown in a few minutes for a…

    22 Mar 2013
  • 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
  • photography

    helloooo, july.

    happy first of july to all you wonderful people out there. in sweden, the sun is shining, the air is warm, and the birdies are chirping. however, i’m still stuck in my bed… blogging,…

    1 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    midsummer love. ♥

    this was my 5th midsummer celebration in sweden. i’m almost a pro. hehe. this year we celebrated at the camp where i took my youth last weekend – the church owns the camp &…

    23 Jun 2012
  • life

    midsummer’s eve.

    had a fabulous afternoon fika to start the midsummer festivities. it’s been a really beautiful day. more pics & such to come tomorrow… peace out, peeps.…

    22 Jun 2012
  • life

    passing time on a thursday.

    morning fika at a cozy, old cafe.  a little midday shopping.  a few stolen moments thinking of my love.  a late afternoon walk in the sunshine.  an evening planning meeting at work. (planning for…

    14 Jun 2012
  • life

    my view(s) today.

    well, here’s my take on the photo challenge for today: your view. i decided to snap a few little shots throughout the day to show my view at different times & different places. take…

    9 Jun 2012
  • life

    a holiday, a happy niece, & a hat.

    today is sweden’s national day. 24 hours to celebrate being swedish. flags are flying everywhere and many cities have activities for all people, like outdoor concerts, traditional dances, public fikas, and lots of sales…

    6 Jun 2012
  • day 20: something i can’t live without.

    well, with today being my love’s birthday, and the fact that she is the most important thing in my life, this post is most definitely inspired by her and our celebration of her throughout…

    20 May 2012
  • day 17: snack.

    my evening snack tonight. swedish style. crunchy-ish bread with butter & cheese. real butter. real cheese. yummy cheese. that don’t come pre-packaged and pre-sliced. i get to slice it myself with a cheese slicer…

    17 May 2012
  • sweden

    the city on the west coast: gothenburg.

    if you know me, or have visited my blog before, then you know that i love to travel. i crave it. i yearn for it. and i am always longing for my next trip to some place…

    2 Apr 2012
  • be

    what’s waiting for you?

    it’s been a good day. it started off a little if-y, though. spent the morning in a long meeting surrounded by a lot of negative energy actually. why must people always see the problems…

    26 Mar 2012
  • life

    everyone’s out & about.

    it was the first weekend of spring. we changed our clocks ahead & the days grew longer. the weather was beautiful. it was pay day on friday (for most people). and everyone – and…

    25 Mar 2012
  • stockholm sweden

    a tiny little road trip.

    helloooo friday!!! i’m starting this weekend by blogging from my phone because we’re beginning another little road trip right now. this time we’re headed north to uppsala & stockholm. yeah. and we’re on a…

    2 Mar 2012
  • life norrköping

    everything old is new again.

    yesterday i mentioned that i went to a baby’s name-giving service (like a baptism, but not) in an old swedish building. the building, now owned by the city, was built in the mid-1700s in…

    8 Jan 2012