We've almost been married 4 months, on September 22nd, but I have still not changed my last name everywhere. To my defense it is such a project and there are certain steps that need to be taken.

Now I've gotten my SSN# update, drivers license, bank information, work emails etc. What I still need to update is my health insurance, payroll (asap), cellphone carrier and eventually passport. Although the passport won't be updated until I visit Sweden and get my green card application processed. Anyways, baby steps and hopefully before we celebrate our first anniversary I'll have it all updated.

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Two weeks ago I tried my first spinn class in like 8 years, and to my surprise I really enjoyed it. I've always said before that I "hate spinning", but maybe it wasn't the actual spinning itself, but the studio and instructors I had. Now I've been going to SoulCycle and LOVING IT!

Today after work my girlfriend and I are trying out a new studio called "Flywheel" in Chelsea. Feels like a great way to start this week!

Mostly finding new muscles lol

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This weekend has been a lot of fun. Here are some photos and comments from each day.

On Friday my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to an early dinner and drinks.

We tried a new spot in Brooklyn called "Bearded Lady". They had a good Happy Hour on oysters. So yummy!

On Saturday we went a few floors up to a neighbors photography exhibit. Fun fact, she is Swedish as as well.

Later that evening it was finally time for a proper girls night out with some great girls I met through SWEA.

Such a fun night that ended at one of my favorite spots, Jimmy at the James in Lower Manhattan.

On Sunday I slept in and so did this little guy 😜

And per our Sunday tradition we made a nice breakfast with some bacon, eggs and mimosas (just because). Love mornings like these with my better half!

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So it's been about 48 days since we mailed in my green card application. They say it can take anywhere between 30-90 days. So at the moment we're halfway. I am keeping all my fingers crossed that I receive it soon and it doesn't go overtime. According to our lawyer it can do that as well, especially with Trump as president...

Anyways, once I get my application approved they will issue my work and travel authorization. Which is what I am really waiting for. Then I can travel as I please (right now I can't leave the country) and work with anything I want (with no visa). Anyways, let's practice that patience and keep checking the mailbox everyday haha #struggleisreal

So the story behind this photo. I made my own bouquet for our city hall wedding ceremony. I didn't think of it before, but I guess I chose the thick stemmed roses, and they made the bouquet soooo heavy (ops). So here I'm flexing and showing off how I can "lift it" LOL 😂

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This past Saturday we finally had a party for my husbands 30th birthday. We invited some friends to our apartment for drinks and appetizers. It was a really fun night, but as always I never manage to take ANY photos during the party. I'm always focusing on being a good host, making sure everyone have drinks, food, talking to everyone etc. You know how it is. But it was really fun and my hubby had a great time.

Now both mine and his birthday is out of the way for this year. And I am not looking forward to next year, because then it's my turn to turn 30!!! 😱

A home made red velvet cake for the birthday boy!

Here are some of the snacks, but more of it was in the fridge, and the different jello shots. I think you never get too old for jello shots, they're fun ;).

I couldn't convince my husband to take a group photo together, so it was just Merlin and I haha. Although he doesn't look to be enjoying it too much either lol.

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Another fun thing we did last week during my husbands birthday mini-getaway, was apple picking. We found this little family owned farm in New Jersey. And since we went during the day on a Thursday, there was barely any people there and we got the farm all to ourselves. We picked about 20 lbs of apples, so tonight I'm making an Apple pie. 🍎

Look at all these #apples!!!

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It's been a hot minute since I updated this blog, but it's been a hectic birthday week for my husband's 30th. My surprise gift to him was an overnight stay at a golf resort. We played 18 holes at Black Bear Golf Course in Franklin, NJ. The weather was perfect and we had such a fun 24 hours.

I got him these custom golf balls too which had "swing your 20s good bye" written on them. He loved them!

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This weekend I decided to finally put up some curtains in our loft apartment. We have really tall ceiling and big windows, so I've been holding off on getting curtains because I knew it was going to be quite the project. Anyways, I took some photos of the process and thought I would share them with you!

Since I couldn't just buy ready made curtains, I decided to visit the "Garment District". This is an area of like 4-5 blocks filled with fabric stores.

I walked around for a good 1,5h just looking at different patterns, fabrics AND prices. Since we're not staying in this apartment for more than 6 months or so, I didn't want to invest in super pricy curtains. So the ones for $35-45/yard were quickly "disqualified" haha.

Eventually I decided on this pattern. Quite a bold choice for being me, but I really liked it.

Once at home, this was Friday night, I began the work of actually getting the curtains the right length, hemmed and getting the curtain rod up. This took me a good 3-4 hours, but I finally got it all up all by myself.

And the next morning it looked something like this! The ribbons tying the curtains together are temporary, so please ignore them.

But something like this! As you can see we live in a loft apartment, so the "living room" and "bedroom" are back to back haha. But I guess that's New York City living for ya.

I also updated our pillows a bit, and went for more "natural colors". Don't mind the hair though, it's too hard to keep a dark blue couch completely clean with a dog that sheds.

Here he is - the one that covers all of our furniture in white short hairs 😂

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The weekend came and went quick, so quick that I didn't even take any pictures. I gotta get better at that, to capture little moments in everyday life. What I did capture was our Sunday breakfast (always food pics haha). Since my husband was leaving the next day for a week long work trip I wanted us to have a cozy weekend breakfast. It's one of my favorite moments! ❤️

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For my birthday a few weeks ago I got some gift cards to Williams Sonoma. This is a dangerous store if you love cooking, kitchen appliances, accessories etc. But after some careful deliberation 😉I decided to order a new sauté pan. I chose this one from the All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel brand, and I'm IN LOVE with it. Is that weird haha, it's just so pretty and I'm really excited to use it this weekend.

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