Pictures from my awesome weekend!

I think I just had the perfect weekend. It contained everything and a little more. The nicest part is that nothing was really planned but everything just happened and I've had so much fun!

Sav came home to me after work and we got ready together to go to Dot's in Deep Ellum to celebrate Hannah. Met so many nice people as usual and had a long interesting conversation about Jesus with a believer. Late, when the 'party was over' I went up to uptown and met up with Paula and Julia at Citizen. We had time for a little bit of dancing and a quick visit to a lousy afterparty before we fell asleep in her bed after we'd been cleaning out the fridge hehe.

We had an amazing brunch Saturday at our spot All good café in Deep Ellum followed by a little shooting session. Just love hanging out in Deep Ellum. It reminds me a lot about Williamsburg, minus the water! After some posing and sweating in the sun we met up with Sav at the Nylo hotels pool on the rooftop! Sooo amazing. Felt like I was back in Manhattan for a while. But the best part was that I was in Texas and could just dry myself and walk back to my car and drive away wherever I wanted to go. Didn't have the liberty in the same way in New York (putting down perks about Texas to make me miss New York less). After some tanning and chilling in the pool we got ready quickly and met up with the Swedish squad + Julia for a goodbye dinner for Alexandra that's leaving us soon after two years as an Au pair in Dallas. We went to Henderson Tap House and I enjoyed a delicious lobster roll amongst with a lousy mango mojito. It's nice to gather(almost) all of the girls sometimes.

We were so tired after the dinner so our party plans for the night fell apart and Paula and Janina came back to mine for some wine and chill but we ended up in bed watching a movie and the girls slept here. So cosy!

We woke up pretty early, at least to be the weekend and me haha and had some breakfast before we went out to the pool to tan. Julia joined us too and the kids came back home after an hour or so. We didn't stay too long cause we got hungry and decided to go meet up with Bea that just got back from a trip to Orlando with her hostfamily. We ended up in Deep Ellum for the third day in a row at a cool spot called Stirr. We wanted to eat at their rooftop bar but they already stopped serving food so we sat downstairs in the restaurant, worked fine too. I had a quiche and lots of mimosas haha. Got so tired after this. Didn't turn out to be that many hours of sleep this weekend when I counted. So we got some snacks and had a picnic in lakeside park. I wasn't that much of a fun company though cause I fell asleep on the blanket...but I felt so nice laying outside and just doing nothing.

What a weekend right?! So tired now again. A lot of work coming up this week too. The parents are going away over the weekend so I'm gonna be with the kids a lot. So definitely time for me to sleep a little bit now. Hope you guys had a good weekend too. And shoutout to Elin for letting me be a part of her sister and her boyfriends house warming party through FaceTime. Also to my mum and dad that I talked to quickly too for just being two life loving 50+ year olds that supports me during my time here and during my pink hair phases haha. Love you and miss you all!

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Old pictures taken in NYC...

I just like these pictures and Justin. I've had all off them as my backround on my phone several times so I just wanted to put them up here too in case they disappear somehow. Can't wait to see him preform soon again here in Dallas! His songs and his presence are like syrup to my pancakes. I need him in my life, at least a little bit every day!


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Find Arlo's food truck in Austin at 900 Red River Street...

On our way back to the hotel on Saturday we were hungry so we decided to ditch the dinner plans and just go for for food nearby. Annie found this Vegan food truck that was super close to our hotel and I'm so happy we went there. So yummy! We got tacos, burgers and sweet potato fries. The whole place was just so chill and cool. It was an outdoor bar next to it that opened later too.

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Swedens national day today...

After a long day with the kids it was nice to end it with a visit to church and some strawberry cake with some friends to celebrate the Swedish national day. Here dressed in some pink favorites and my new pink hair!

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Smiling on a Tuesday

A weekend on a ranch close to nature, good talks and laughs with my friends at home in Sweden and fun nights with my loved ones here in Dallas was exactly what I needed to get back to myself. I just need to put myself outside of my 'bubble' that I'm living in sometimes and see all the beautiful things I have in my life. I need to start to appreciate them truly before I can move on and focus on the future and the other amazing things the world has to offer that I haven't conquered yet. It's all mine if I just want it enough. I just need to figure out a way how to, when I'm gonna go get it and with whom. Or maybe I should just enjoy life as it is and let time tell the ending of that story...

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Saturday and Sunday in Austin with Annie and Paula!

Annie came to visit me in Dallas two weeks ago. We've been hanging out now in Philly, New York a few times, Vegas/Coachella and finally Texas. She's been an Au pair now for two years(!) and payed me a visit on her travel month before returning to Sweden.

We decided to take a little trip here in Texas to Austin. It's less then four hours away so it's a perfect weekend getaway! We were planning on taking the car but ended up taking a greyhound and it was super easy. We took an uber from my house to the bus station and a 'fasten' in Austin to the hotel. They don't have Uber down there so fasten is the way to go, fyi. I think that trip all together, door to door, was around 60$/person which is very good! I wanna go on more 'road trips' on my weekends off!

We managed to book an awesome hotel, both location and the environment inside and outside it. It's called Sheraton Austin Hotel at the capitol and I really recommend it if you're visiting. They had a lounge area that offered drinks and snacks 24/7 so that was very convenient too!

I tried to do some reasearch on Pinterest before we got there so we would know where to go. I used google maps to favorite locations and to add notes on some locations to simplify the visit. Based on that we decided to start our Saturday with a brunch at South Congress Café. So delicious and they had a cute backyard patio. We chose a more dinner like brunch and had a coffe too.

South Congress Ave offered a lot of cute places, nice restaurants, cool vintage stores and pretty food trucks! Definitely a must go if you're in Austin. We went to the capitol and hung out on the grass outside in the shade to rest from the sun after walking on the bridge over the lady bird lake.

We went out pretty late after some napping in the room to sixth street. It's packed with people and they have tons of bars along the street, worth a visit. Some bars/clubs were better than others.

We took it nice and easy on Sunday and went down to the lake for some paddle boarding. So nice to be on the water even if it was on a dirty river so you couldn't swim in it. We ended the day with a late lunch before we got ourselves ready to take the bus back to Dallas! Such a fun weekend girls! Thank you for great company.


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Mixed pictures from Pinterest...

I feel like I've been very emotional the last year. And I've been thinking a lot. All these new impressions from people and places has got my brain and heart going. So many opinions, feelings and things I want to do but I can't feel it anymore. Not in the same way. I don't know what that depends on. I'm almost feeling a little blasé. I miss having my mind working on 100% non stop but at the same time I'm enjoying having nothing to really care about. But reading those words that I just put down also makes me feel a little sad. You shouldn't live life without caring, it's such a great gift. Maybe I'm just taking an unconscious break from myself. My life in New York was so fast I don't think you could ever imagine, cause I'm having trouble understanding it too haha. After that it was the move, getting adjusted to a new life and preparing/getting excited for Vegas and Coachella. Now I don't have anything planned and I don't know if I'm really satisfied living with this family. (It changes from day to day but they've handled some minor situations well lately so that's very positive cause I expected something different). And summer is coming up in Sweden and I miss my friends, family and just Swedish summer in general. Many mixed emotions and thoughts about where I am, why I'm here and what I want my purpose in life to be and how I'm gonna fulfill it. But I don't feel present enough to take it one step further and put the puzzle together.

I don't know where I'm going, which direction my life's about to take. One of the reasons that I'm allowing myself to stay to still be in this stage is because I have good people surrounding me and making me feel safe and loved. So I'm just trusting the universe right now and are looking for signs or something to lead me back to my path, to my purpose, that I felt was really wide and steady a month ago.

Making this collage just made me feel a little, little distant. The pictures are beautiful and colorful, but instead of living through them I'm seeing myself watching from outside. I don't wanna do that anymore, I wanna get back in the game. Universe, do your thing. But I don't have that much patience left! I miss being myself.

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1. Top / 2. Jacket / 3. Jeans / 4. Top / 5. Shoes / 6. Earrings / 7. Top

I love all things yellow, orange and pink at the moment but all white is always beautiful, especially now during the spring and summer. I picked out some pieces from H&M that I thought you'd like too. I'm in love with the jacket, the jeans and the shoes. I've been using my vintage blue Levi's denim jacket so much lately so I wouldn't mind giving it a white sister and something to brighten up my looks.

What I love about white is that you can style it differently and make it look both boho and rock. Just chose the right accessories. I would go for a lot of bling mixed with smokey eyes and topped it off with a pink or red shade on the lips for a sexy and fun look!

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Shoes H&M / Shorts Target / Belt H&M / Shirt AmericanEagle / Earrings H&M / Sunglasses Free People

Who can resist to snap some photos when you see a pink wall like this!? Well I almost did haha, I was dead from walking outside for two days in the heat in Austin. But after some water and a few minutes in the cold I managed to keep my eyes open and pose a little before we got our stuff and went back to Dallas!

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The Weeknd preforming in Dallas May 4th...

I found out that The Weeknd was coming to Dallas but didn't put that much thought into it until the same day when I realized "I neeeeed to go!". I looked at tickets online but they were kinda expensive, not the best seats and I didn't find anyone to go with...I decided to get ready after I was done with work and just go down there by myself and see if they had any single tickets for sale. I ended up getting this awesome seat for 150$ which was crazy. I got seated like right next to him. He spent a lot of time close to us so I almost got uncomfortable cause he was so close haha. I felt bad every time I didn't know the song or got the lyrics wrong cause it felt like he really saw me...Gosh, issues!

His voice was great live but he didn't put up that much of a show when it came to the dancing. But Rae Sremmurd, that opened for him, and came out and did black beatle during the show, did a better job. Haha they and The Weeknd reminded me so much of the eccentric people in New York and all of our fun nights out together dancing. It was a little boring to go alone but all the memories I have with my loved ones and these songs warmed my heart and put a smile on my face. He's been covering all the phases and moments in my life; I've been crying, dancing and driving around listening to him. To watch him live and this close was almost surreal and so cool - definitely something to check of from the bucket list.

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