Life Lately: September 2017.



Watching | Literally zero films or TV shows... we've been too tired in the evenings to watch anything other than some reality shows/documentaries on TV. Arvinge okänd has been my favourite show on Swedish TV in recent years and I really hope they make another season.

Listening to | The most random mix including Tracy Chapman and Diana Ross (not at the same time though).

Consuming | The same answer as always at this time of year - satsumas :P

Reading | Just as I expected I didn't have much time for reading (or any of my regular activities for that matter) in September. I started reading Before the Rains, but haven't made it very far yet.

Visiting | Just some family, if I remember correctly (it was a busy month!). But we have had quite a few visits from relatives and friends who wanted to check out our new house.

Enjoying | Decorating + settling into our house and getting the move over and done with. All our visits to Ikea - I swear I will never grow tired of it! The occasional sunny days. Being a guest on the Paislee Press Creative Team.

Making | A few Project Life pages for my 2017 album, plus some pages for my Infertility album.

Looking forward to | Being able to just spend a weekend relaxing and working on my creative projects without feeling like there's a hundred things on our to-do-list that we should take care of first ;) It's getting shorter and shorter though! Just thinking back to how much work we still had ahead of us a month ago makes me exhaused.

Infertility: Documenting my journey.



Project Life: Paislee Press CT.

This month I am honored to be a guest at the Paislee Press Creative Team. If I had known back in January when I said that I would be available to participate in September that it would end up being one of the busiest months of the year for me, I would probably have picked a different month. However, it actually felt good to be "forced" to take a break from the process of moving and sit down and create some Project Life pages and I'm happy with how these turned out :)

Life Lately: August 2017.



Watching | Before the exhausting process of moving started we had time to watch some films, most notably Their Finest. We also started watching the new season of Sofias änglar on TV, it's my biggest guilty pleasure show.

Listening to | ABBA! I turned to the happiest music I know in an attempt to feel less stressed about the move :P

Consuming | Lots of Ikea lunches, because we've spent so much time there haha.

Reading | I read Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty and while I enjoyed it at times I was one again reminded of why I don't love chicklit (too silly/frivolous). Other than that I read Mindy Kaling's Why Not Me? which I liked much better. She seems to be such a sweet, likeable person.

Visiting | Does Ikea count? Well, we also visited my sister in Malmö, some relatives at their summer house on the island of Öland as well as my parents and Per's mother.

Enjoying | Our final week of summer vacation at the beginning of the month (already feels so long ago!). Visiting the Ikea museum (where the top left photo was taken). Getting to pick out new things for the house. My little birthday celebration at the end of the month that we managed to squeeze in despite being so busy preparing for the move. And last but not least, getting the keys to the house of course!

Making | I didn't have as much time to devote to my creative projects as usual so I only made a few Project Life pages for my 2017 album. I have only made some pages for July and I haven't started documenting August yet. I know that I will stay behind until things settle down again, but that's okay.

Looking forward to | Getting the move over and done with and settling into the house.

Project Life: June 2017.

Today I'm sharing the 26 (!) pages I made documenting the month of June. It was a busy summer month filled to the brim with beautiful memories and I think that's reflected in these pages. They are my favourite by far out of the ones I've made so far for my 2017 album. I ended up using a random mix of a great number of Paislee Press products as well as the kits that Liz Tamanaha has designed for the Becky Higgins brand. This is always a winning combination if you ask me :)

Around here: We're moving!

Project Life: May 2017.

During my vacation I was finally able to catch up with my 2017 Project Life pages. I finished documenting both May and June, which means that I am back on track again, working away on my July pages. Today I thought I'd share the pages I made documenting May.


Life Lately: July 2017.



Watching | We watched The Zookeeper's Wife since I had just finished the book last month. I found the film version rather disappointing what with all the unnecessary changes to the storylines and I had a hard time getting past the ridiculous accents (why not just use native speaking actors?). We also watched the Danish film Under Sandet which was infinitely better. Such a powerful story.

Listening to | Nothing that really stood out.

Consuming | Fresh strawberries and nectarines, all the ice cream plus lots of other delicious yet unhealthy food while being on vacation.

Reading | I read All the Light We Cannot See by the pool in Croatia. It's such a beautiful and moving read. I also read Glöm mig which wasn't the best but interesting enough to occupy me on my journey home from Croatia. Other than that I read The God of Small Things which is one of my all time favourite novels. I hadn't read it in a decade so it was about time I reread it.

Visiting | My parents, Per's mother and my aunt.

Enjoying | Being on vacation, going to Croatia and the awesome family reunion I helped arrange at the end of the month.

Making | Some real progress with my Project Life album for 2017. I finally finished documenting the month of May, as well as most of June. I'll be sharing the pages I made soon!

Looking forward to | Above all, moving into our new house in September! It makes me so much less depressed than usual about my summer vacation being over.

Project Life: Croatia 2015.

With our second trip to Croatia just behind us I thought I'd share my Project Life pages documenting my first trip to Croatia, in September + October 2015. I never got around to sharing them here back then (nor any photos from this trip for that matter), even though they were my favourite pages in my 2015 album. They were the last pages I made for the album and by then I had developed my style a bit more (2015 was my first year doing Digital Project Life). When I look at these it annoys me that I didn't think of adding drop shadows to the photos until after I finished this album ;)

I mostly used the Everyday Edition for these pages. It was brand new at the time and I found that the pink, gold and blue hues complemented my photos from Croatia really well. I also used a bit of the Moments Like These, Sunshine and Midnight editions as well as the Be Bright themed cards and the This & That value kit. This was my first time including (scanned) memorabilia in my pages.



Life Lately: June 2017.



Watching | We watched Despicable Me 3 and Kongens nei at the cinema. I was somewhat disappointed by the former because it didn't include the Minions enough. Kongens nei was very well-made and I enjoyed learning more about a part of history that I wasn't very familiar with. Other than that we've continued to watch The Office although our pace has slowed down because summer means that we're spending less time indoors. We are about to finish season 7.

Listening to | My summer playlist on Spotify (it's mostly filled with classic Swedish summer songs).

Consuming | Fresh strawberries as often as I can get the chance!

Reading | I finally finished The Zookeeper's Wife. I know many people think it is filled with too many irrelevant passages and descriptions, but I kind of liked it anyway? I have read several (fictional) novels about life in Warszaw during WWII in the past years and it was very interesting to compare them with a non-fictional story. Also, I liked the extra facts that the author provided about Polish Culture and customs. I realize that it's probably more interesting to me because of my Polish heritage though.

Visiting | Family in Stockholm.

Enjoying | Going to Stockholm for a weekend, celebrating Midsummer in one of my favourite places on earth, warm sunny summer evenings, taking Elsa (our kitten) out on longer outings, swimming in the sea, oh, and finally buying a house after four years of house hunting!

Making | Pages for my infertility album + 2017 Project Life photobook.

Looking forward to | I have a lot to look forward to right now, especially our upcoming summer vacation, going to Croatia for a week (including a daytrip to Venice!) and moving into our new house at the end of the summer :)