Easter decorating – the minimalistic way

Hello everyone and Happy Easter (if you are celebrating it)! After our last vacation in December 2017 and no annual leave days left until April 1st this year, having a long weekend feels amazing. My plan has been to simply rest, exercise,  watch movies and read in bed. Apart from this, we’ve also been cooking…

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Thinking about socks

I hate to admit it but I have too much experience with unnecessary shopping. For me, unnecessary shopping means buying both clothes, objects, books or food I will actually never use or consume, and buying too much of the same thing. I’m sitting on my couch writing about overbuying as, lately, I have been reflecting…

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Confessions of a former shopaholic

First of all, apologies to all of you who might have been waiting for a weekly post. It’s been almost two months since my last post… Believe it or not, one of the reasons for this absence has been my self-criticism. Quite often I end up overthinking and end up going from being realistic about…

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Our minimalist home – How we got here

We moved into our own apartment two years ago and we had almost zero furniture to take with us from our previous places. As we had to furnish and decorate the living room with open kitchen and the bedroom at the same time we decided to invest in the essential furniture pieces we might need,…

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One month of no shopping. Reflections.

It’s the end of January which means I’ve (almost) passed my first month of no shopping. I have eleven more months to go and I’m just as excited as during the last days of 2017 when I decided to take this challenge. Why is it that I’m still excited? I have so many reasons! To…

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Counting in Japanese

Hello All! Last week I felt really motivated to study Japanese. I’m a morning person, so at 6.30 I was sitting in the kitchen reading and practicing from the book I mentioned in my previous post. My work starts at 9.00 and I usually leave the house around 8, which means I had enough time…

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Getting started with Japanese language

Japanese language is considered to be one of the most of difficult languages to learn. Probably no surprise there! I’ve started learning this language for several reasons and the number one reason is falling in the love with Japan and Japanese culture. Both my boyfriend and I love it and we’ve already been twice in…

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Taking a walk on a cold Saturday morning

Today we woke up to cold but sunny weather in our beautiful city, Stockholm. My boyfriend felt like going for a walk to maybe take some photos around the city and then grab something to eat. I loved his idea so after breakfast we got dressed and headed out to enjoy our morning – lunch…

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It’s been only three days…

It’s been only three days since 2018 and my challenge started and I feel FINE! Seriously, I’m back at work, meeting friends, trying out ramen recipes and January sales or going shopping are the last thing on my mind. However, I’m still collecting packages for the things I bought in December, and so far it…

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