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I have been living at my home now for about 1 month. The initial feelings I had the first night at sleeping in this house was feeling nervous, yet excited. I had a new home, a new person to live with (my boyfriend) and the whole place to ourselves. We knew that we could design it however we liked, we knew that we could make food for ourselves -- whenever we wanted. But the best feeling of all that I felt was that, and to no surprise, I was finally free. I was free from a home that I had been feeling so lonely in, a home that I did not feel comfortable being in. I left all the depression in my parents house and started a new life in this house, with Alex.

Do not get me wrong, I love my parents and they had been nothing but good to me, but the depression and anxiety I built up in that house made me hate living there. I felt like I was trapped in my own home. So when I got the chance to live with Alex and renovate our soon-to-be home, I jumped at the chance. I had never held a hammer before, so when I got assignments, like building walls and carrying many heavy things. I was out of my comfort zone. But I was determined that I wanted to have a place where me and Alex could call home together. And now we have. We have a lot more things to do, like bathroom and kitchen, but we are on our way.

​We have done so much and I am so proud of both of us that we have actually renovated our house with our own hands -- together with Roger and Yvonne but still. This is a place where I am proud to call home. I am free of depression and the other feeling I left at my old home. This place is a new start and the place that I can make my own choices, without feeling like I am disappointing someone.

I simply love it here, I love being with my favorite person everyday and wake up next to him everyday. 

Amanda Maria.

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Home blog 5

This weekend, we had made and colored all walls. I have colored SO much! I am so happy that it is over! Alex has done the worked on the walls and helped me color. Alex's father, Roger, has done the floor in our bathroom and the window. I really feel as this is a home more than a room when I look at the bathroom and the soon-to-be kitchen area. It is all so exiting and overwhelming.

Our goal is to be done with the bathroom until Alex's graduation and right after that is done, we will work with the kitchen.

I am so ready for this all to be completed, so that I can cook and bake in my own kitchen.

Amanda Maria.

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14 Carat gold ring with a black diamond and a white opal...

​Today I got surprised as I vad received by a package from DHL. I immediately knew that it was my latest purchase from Mejrui. But I had not gotten any indication (e-mail, text etc) that it was on its way (it was made-to-order). The only I knew that I would expect order to ship May 9th. 

This little jewel is beautiful. It looks to dainty and beautiful on my finger. It looks so much bigger on the pictures than it is in real life. I simply love it. This is going to be my new everyday-wear jewelry.

I love Mejuri. The brand does beautiful things that fits my style spot on.

Amanda Maria.

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Surprise brunch with a wonderful friend...

When I woke up this morning I saw a text from my friend saying that she wanted to make some brunch with another friend and me. I, of course, said yes and rode to Enköping with Alex.

I got to her new apartment, we watched Hannah Montana the movie, made some pancakes with whipped cream and ice cream and ate it. It was so delicious and it was so fun to talk to Jennifer after a long while apart.

Amanda Maria.

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Soon we have a bathroom and colored walls...

Today, Alex and I have worked all day. I have colored the walls with the first coat of paint and painted the walls in the bathroom. Whilst Alex has made the wall for the bathroom. He will work tomorrow so I will continue the work by myself (Roger and Yvonne will help if needed). When we complete something, it feels a little more like home. We really want to be done until the second of June (Alex's graduation). I think that we actually can do it, if we work every weekend until then...

Wish us luck!

Amanda Maria.

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Some things I have picked up this month...

I have been doing some internet-shopping as the new month came by. I picked some things upp from Lyko.se, H&M.se, elgiganten.se and CDON.se.

From Lyko I got their "Lyko Box" spring edition. There were many travel-size products but I like to try out some new products I have never heard of before. I also got a peeling face-mask. I love it, it ripped my skin but, god, it felt good. The last thing I got was from Milani, their comfort oil. I wanted it to be my replacement of the Clarins comfort oil, but I did not like it that much. Kind of a fail.

Next up, games! I got Mario Kart for the Nintendo Switch and Dishonored 2 for PS4 for Alex. I really enjoyed Mario Kart (we have not played the whole game yet) and Dishonored 2 seems to make Alex rage quite a bit (do not know if it is good or bad..).

Last but not least, H&M. I got two pillows for our couch. I love the print of the pillows and it was something we missed on our couch.

We have bought some other things, like, some shirts from H&M, a boat ride to Tallinn in July (!!!!), and some important things for that trip. But these were the things I wanted to share with you. I will of course share our trip to Tallinn but that is exactly 70 days away.

Amanda Maria.

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It has a lot more stuff than the last time I checked in with you...

This is what our place currently looks like. Our living area and bedroom is done, my mom and I went to Ikea yesterday and bought our wardrobe and a mirror. We soon have a wall and door to our bathroom, it will take a while but for the time being we go up to Alex's parents bathroom.

I love our little living room, it is everything I have wanted. I love to have our own space. Alex and I have lived here for a week now, and I fall in love with it more and more for every day I live here.

Amanda Maria.

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Spring is finally here...

After some days of rain and snow we finally got a few hours of warm hours a day. I love how warm the weather is, this is the perfect spring weather. I cannot wait until May -- when you can go with a small jacket and dresses. I am so ready for summer and autumn.

Amanda Maria.

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​We are one week into owning our first home and we have done so much to our home. We have cleared everything up, made a wall on our stairway, Alex's dad is soon done with the bathroom and we soon have a door. It is really starting to look like a home where we can live in. If we work hard tomorrow as well, we may be able to sleep there.

I am so proud of Alex and I. We have worked so much everyday after school and work and we always think about it. I love how much we can put our laughs onto the place we live in. It is weird, but I love it. I really want to move in there, everything is perfect in that little space.

Amanda Maria.

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There is much to do... But this little place is mine and Alex's first home together...

Alex's father had this garage as a storage room and now, after much discussion, it is ours. We have a lot to move and built, but I know it will be fantastic when we are done. Yesterday, we moved everything away from our soon-to-be kitchen and toilet (last picture) and tomorrow, we will move everything from the main room (second to last picture) to their new storage room. On Tuesday I believe that Alex and his father will start to built some walls.

I am so excited to move and start my life for real together with Alex. We have gotten so many things from my family (microwave, plates, etc) and there are more to come I believe. I will continue to show the progress as I really want to look back at this from time to time and re-live the memories.

Amanda Maria.

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