July 3, 2012

What are you up to?

I hope when you read this you’re relaxing somewhere! And staying out of the heat!

We have one week left over here in Sweden, and I’ve completely refueled on energy and “taking it easy” doing simple stuff.

Here’s some stuff we’ve been doing to relax and unwind!

Walking through DOWNTOWN!

Walking further from “DOWNTOWN”. (That’s the little village we live in from afar.)

Fishing with my brother…

…in lake’s where there are no other humans.

Eating soft ice cream with SALT LICORICE on top.  Insanely good.

Meeting the newest member in our family. Hello IRMA! My new cute little niece.

Finding some cheap vintage finds, like a new entry carpet $1.

And Swedish nature paintings which will cover a wall in our TV room.

And pondering some design questions…

..like what to do with this wall?

Next week I’ll look for a LARGE mirror to cover the wall, or several mirrors that I can paint to fill up the wall and reflect the lake. Also that little phone table with the old fax phone and black cord has got to go. Oh well, later this week.

What else can you do to relax and unwind?

A midnight bike ride through town…

…enjoying the bright Swedish midnight sky….

…and catching the moon.

Some stuff like that.

I hope you’re all getting to unwind this week, because soon the rat race is on again….

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  • Comment by Kelli — July 3, 2012 @ 5:49 PM

    great pictures! enjoy!

  • Comment by dawna jones — July 4, 2012 @ 6:52 AM

    What an absolutely beautiful place to be! So serene with nature surrounding you! I would be glad to unwind with such beauty around me! http://www.dawnajonesdesign.com/

  • Comment by Julia — July 4, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

    This looks just like my grandfather's cabin in Northern Saskatchewan. He immigrated from Sweden to Saskatchewan, and now I can see why–it must have looked like home to him. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos!

  • Comment by livelikeyou — July 4, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

    Funny to hear that. So many Swedes are nature lovers and when they immigrated ended up in areas that look just like here!

  • Comment by Danielle — July 4, 2012 @ 5:30 PM

    Awwww…so happy to see you both are relaxing and taking it easy :). Wouldn't that be wonderful if life was always so simple and peaceful. Makes me realize I/we need a break from DC so bad. And Irma is so cute! xx Danielle

  • Comment by livelikeyou — July 5, 2012 @ 2:13 AM

    I know we forget to just "live" sometimes. Getting so wound up in just reacting to what's thrown our way…

  • Comment by bethany — July 17, 2012 @ 5:11 AM

    i think the swedes do everything right — look at this! the scenery, the simplicity. this is BREATHtaking!

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