Browsing Tag

holiday

  • 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
  • in the wild

    whoa! it’s december already!

    i think this month snuck up on me. i was totally not prepared. like, not at all. first of all, november flew by like nothing i’ve ever experienced before. it felt as if it…

    2 Dec 2013
  • gatherings

    let the holiday season begin!

    it’s official. the turkey has been eaten. the food coma has been cured. and the official holiday season has begun. the happy girl christmas dance has commenced! as i type this, christmas music is…

    29 Nov 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom. 7 ways to be grateful.

    i came across an article in the huffington post about 7 things that thankful people do, of the 7 habits of grateful people. i thought it was really interesting and it really rang true…

    27 Nov 2013
  • life

    red, white, and woo hoo!

    i celebrated the fourth of july with a few fellow americans in sweden for the first time this year. fun! of course, i have celebrated every year one way or another… last year was…

    5 Jul 2013
  • gatherings

    my six senses instagram easter weekend.

    i realize that it is already wednesday, but i’m still gonna share my weekend pictures now. i figure as long as it’s not the next weekend, then i’m still safe. just wanna let y’all…

    3 Apr 2013
  • the sacred everyday

    spring break staycation.

    when i got home from work tonight, it hit me. since i took off 2 weeks from work and then,plans changed, i now have 2 weeks of freedom in front of me… beginning right…

    30 Mar 2013
  • life

    i don’t wanna miss out.

    time is flying by. i won’t say how many days we have left in the states, but it is not many. sure, we’ve been here for a while, but it feels like we got…

    8 Jan 2013
  • asheville life

    reynolds shenanigans: loose in asheville.

    12 bones: popular hometown diner in asheville. obama eats here every time he’s in asheville. my sis-in-laws studio in the river arts district. she’s a potter. typical asheville. the grove park inn. an amazing…

    30 Dec 2012
  • create + inspire

    a mid-holiday hello.

    hey people! well, i’ve been in the states, in my home state, for almost two weeks now (gaaahhh!!), and the time is flying by. i have soooo many pictures to share. soooo many thoughts…

    28 Dec 2012
  • winter solstice

    the darkest night.

    The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they…

    22 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
  • be

    mornin’ all. december is here!

    “As I sat on the porch on that December day . . . I leaned my head against the rail and sighed deeply. The way I figured it just then, my summer may have…

    1 Dec 2012
  • photography

    flying solo in december.

    well, there are only 2 days until december begins. who’s jumping for joy with me? yes, i am super duper excited, even though it is an usually stressful time of the year for most…

    29 Nov 2012
  • lists

    top ten tuesday.

    introducing… liz’s top ten things she should be doing: 1. writing my next blog post (or 2 or 3) for from death to peace (my memoir) 2. writing a proposal for work 3. creating…

    27 Nov 2012
  • the sacred everyday

    winding down.

    it’s late sunday night. well, not so late. but late enough. or perhaps i’m just tired. i’m feeling mellow. chill. good. it’s been a fairly busy weekend, what with being at work every day.…

    25 Nov 2012
  • photography

    gratitude 30: week 3. (the holiday edition)

    happy thanksgiving!!! it just so happened that my weekly gratitude 30 photo challenge post fell on thursdays. and you know what that means… it means that this thursday is an extra special post. a…

    22 Nov 2012
  • happy 4th!

    it could’ve been a bad day. it could’ve been insanely emotional, filled with tears and sobs, and the longing of being in the states with the rest of my family. it could’ve been a…

    4 Jul 2012
  • life

    minimal movement.

    this is pretty much all the #movement (photo challenge word today) i had today. seriously. remember how i said that swedes celebrate important holidays on the eve before the actual day (christmas eve, easter…

    23 Jun 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

    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
  • north carolina

    day 13: mom.

    happy mother’s day to all you mothers, mothers-to-be, and woman who are like mothers to others! where would we be without strong women in this world… to inspire us, challenge us, and encourage us.…

    13 May 2012
  • life

    instagram easter.

    word on the street is that Facebook has bought instagram for $1 billion. that is crazy. really crazy. and, while i love instagram (you know i’m addicted) and i tolerate Facebook (it helps me…

    10 Apr 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    a simple message.

    it’s here. valentine’s day. sad face. or… valentine’s day! happy face! regardless of how you or i feel about this day (and i, for one, am one who has a love/hate relationship with this…

    14 Feb 2012
  • life

    saturday night… the best i can do.

    it’s saturday night. the apartment is now cleaned and i am sitting under my blanket, candles are lit, the cat is purring beside me, and i’m ready for a cozy night at home. it’s…

    19 Nov 2011