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Quick Update

16 Aug

The weekend flew by once again (like it always does) and now we are getting ready for my parents to arrive on Thursday morning! My dad is still in a bit of pain with his ribs and is hoping the doctor will prescribe him some more “heavy duty” drugs before he heads over here. He’s been able to relax at home for quite some time now so hopefully that will help speed the healing process up a bit. While my parents are here we plan on showing them around Helsingborg, bring them to my office for “show and tell,” have a barbeque at Joachim’s family’s house, head to Stockholm for three days for a boat tour, sight seeing, shopping and meeting up with Joachim’s mom. Then we’ll head back down to Helsingborg, possibly go to Copenhagen or Malmö, drive them up the coast to check out some small coastal villages and then we’ll decide what else we want to do as the days come.  Pretty exciting stuff huh? I can’t wait!

This past weekend Joachim and I went to his family’s house for dinner to celebrate Alex’s 18th birthday on Friday! Saturday we slept in then went for a walk downtown to an international street market that was in town for the weekend. There were booths from all over — France, Spain, Holland, Germany, Turkey, etc. with food and little things from each country. We managed to buy some fudge from the English booth and were going to buy some Thai food for lunch but decided against it. Saturday night we met up with some friends from work and went bowling and then headed back to our apartment to put our new beer pong table to work! We decided to have a mini tournament in which Joachim and I won, but we did have an unfair advantage. Sunday we spent the day cleaning and hanging out (like always) and watched The Lincoln Lawyer. Was a really great movie!

I will try to type up some posts while my parents are here but I’m sure you’ll understand if I don’t have a whole lot of time to do so.  Hope you’re having a great start to your week!



Blog inspiration

28 Apr

Ever since I’ve moved to Sweden, I have found myself reading more and more (amazing) blogs that  have truly inspired me. The ones that I usually find myself reading are usually fashion/interior design/cooking/style blogs all mashed into one. I have decided that I want to add some of these features into my blog so I can find more inspirations to write instead of just giving updates.

Which leads me to my first food/recipe post.

A big thing here in Sweden is to have “fika”- or coffee and sweets break- towards the end of the week. Fortunately, my company provides the sweets for us- ranging anywhere from cinnamon rolls (kanelbullar) to fresh berry cheesecakes. At Joachim’s job, they too have these so-called fikas but they take a more “someone is delegated to bring in a treat on a specific day” approach. Thus, today was Joachim’s turn to bring something so I was the the one who was declared the “head baker” last night. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love to bake-cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins, really anything triggers my baking bliss. I think this stems from memories of my mom and I spending days in the kitchen baking sweets ever since I was little. Even now, we usually spend a day or two in the kitchen around Christmas time and make as many cookies as humanly possible. Which cookies did I make last night, you ask? Of course, my infamous chocolate chip cookies that I wrote about in my blog post yesterday. I managed to snap some pictures on my iPhone of the sweet, little things which will have to suffice until I get a better camera to use for my new **updated** blog.

I am weary of whether or not I should let you in on my SECRET recipe… I guess if I get enough comments about wanting the recipe, I’ll have to put it up 🙂 Enjoy! And try not to salivate too much over the pictures!