So it’s finally time for my part two of this little series, a bit later than I first planned but sometimes life just gets in the way of things. I did a blog post recently of what I think is the key points when it comes to Scandinavian style within interior and now I thought […] … Continue reading Repost: Scandinavian Fashion
Thank you, IKEA for letting me at least look Swedish cheaply. Oh, great meatballs too. **Fun fact: I have a massive tattoo of Marimekko's famous "Unikko" poppy print on my upper thigh. This is how much I love Scandinavian design.
Who is my favorite Scandinavian? Could it be Ville Valo? Maybe Black Metal? Find out!
My hubby's mother and step father are with us right now visiting. Today we went to Chicago. Boy, did they buy a lot of Christmas gifts. On the train, I was reading my book all about hyyge and it came to the section on what Norway calls it: Koselig. I looked to my husband and … Continue reading Realization of Hygge
Something I will need to get used to is the lack of daylight hours in Norway during winter. I think I may not mind it. I always thought snow looked better in the dark. It glows and twinkles under the moon. The quiet and the gentle hum of the winter wind is enough to lull … Continue reading Learning Norwegian Hygge
I've got social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression and OCD. I don't write about this as though I'm happy about it. Quite the opposite. Being an American that is often seen as quiet and shy is not very well welcomed in this culture. I get snarky rude comments, ignorant questions, embarrassing moments, and flat … Continue reading Social Anxiety and Norway
Some time ago I stumbled upon blog post by a Russian make-up blogger where she was discussing natural aging and surgery methods for staying young. Her position was firm and clear. The blog had a compilation of celebrity photos: those aging naturally versus those who use plastic surgery and the botox injections, – and the […] … Continue reading Consumerism: United States vs Norway