Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal wedding and mine... ;-)

This morning I was curious to see Will & Kate's wedding and... off course...most importantly check out her dress!!! ;-) I found a video clip online and I was stunned...her dress is beautiful! So I watched the royal wedding for a while and that made me wanna watch our own wedding movie...not as fancy off  course, but since we are not royalty we could have our own style wedding, simple and relaxed on the beach.
I watched our wedding and again I was overwhelmed by the many blessings. My whole family and my best friend from Sweden came! It was such a joy to have them there! So many friends who helped us, my dress was given to me by a group of girl friends, I made my own bouquet and it actually turned out the way I wanted...haha! I got my wonderful husband!! It was just an amazing day! And I hope and pray Will & Kate will have as wonderful life as we do! May the Lord bless their marriage!

Here is a link to our wedding video if you would like to see it...and as I said, not royal style but real simple and relaxed beach wedding!

Ps. Check out the cute ring bearer...I'm glad we didn't have any rings on that pillow!! ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Photo-Christy Eriksson,

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carrot and Cilantro version... :-)

Yesterday I made this delicious soup I got from Rustique Art on Twitter, (Check out her blog, she have some really cute items on Etsy too!) I decided to try the recipie yesterday and made some changes from the original was a major success! My hubby (and myself) loved it! I served it with some Quesadillas. Here is my version of the delicious soup!
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted ground cummin (or 1 tbls crushed coriander seeds)
  • 1 pound carrots, sliced
  • 3 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch (about 1 cup) fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoons sour creme 
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and cumin. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until onion is softened but not browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots. Cook, covered, until softened, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a separate pot, bring stock to a boil. Add onion-carrot mixture and bring back up to a boil. Transfer to a blender or food processor, add half of the chopped cilantro and blend (in batches, if needed) until smooth. Season with black pepper and sea salt.
  3. To serve, return soup to pot, stir in the rest of the chopped cilantro and the sour creme, and reheat on low. Ladle soup into warmed bowls and garnish with cilantro.
  4. Serve with Garlic Bread or Quesadillas.

Here is the link to the original recipe

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

There is nothing like getting a big package from Sweden....

My parents are just so awesome and wonderful! They send these amazing packages with goodies from my home country, Sweden. They STUFF IT with candy, cheese, pickled herring, coffee, magazines...all kinds of delicious treats! Every time they send it I go to the post office and pick up this BIG, heavy box and I can hardly wait to get home so I can open it!! It is so exciting to see what's in it!! I feel like a little kid on Christmas!
Well, that is how my parents are...always so generous, caring and supporting! THE BEST!! Thank you/ Tack mamma och pappa!

Okay, I got a package today so I'm gonna go eat some candy and read my new magazine!
Have a great day!
God bless you!

Inspiring story...

Never give up!

He will be on Kauai, Friday April 22, 11:00-2:00pm, Kauai Marriott

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I got a car!!

I am so excited to tell you that we got a car for me olive green Hyundai!
Now I am able to go to the store and buy groceries, go to the laundry mat and do our laundry or just go to town and have coffee with my friend Catherine.... ;-)

I have spent all morning cleaning the was really dirty inside. Davo fixed some issues with the lights (I am glad he is an electrician and can figure those things out because I have no clue!!)
So now it is looking pretty good!

I am so happy and thankfull!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Crunchy chocolate chip cookies with almonds!

It's Friday afternoon, cleaning is done and now it is time to bake something delicious for the weekend! This is Davo's (my husband) favorite cookies so I'm sure my he is going to be very happy when he gets home! ;-)

Crunchy chocolate chip cookies with almonds!
(About 40 tasty cookies)

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
2/3 cups chopped almonds (or any kind of nuts)
1 bag of chocolate chips (I like to chop them a little)

1/ Mix sugars, butter and the egg.
2/ Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
3/ Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
4/ Make little round balls (of a table spoon full of dough) and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten the dough slightly with your fingers.
5/ Bake for 8-10 minutes.

And.... enjoy your Swedish"'Fika"

Window cleaning day!

Today is window cleaning day which was more than needed...right now I am just on a little coffee and cookie  brake. We call it "fika" in Sweden and that is a VERY important part of the day!! ;-)
When I am done cleaning my plan is to bake something delicious! I will be back later with photos and recipe!

I posted  my newest clutch/purse on Etsy today and I have to say I really like this one!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fun day at the Swap meet...

Our alarm clock went off at 5 was time to get up and get ready for the swap meet in Puhi. After a shower and 2 big cups of coffee we headed down the hill with our truck loaded with all the stuff needed. Driving down towards the ocean, we admired an amazingly beautiful sunrise. The ocean was deep blue and the orange/golden sun was on it's way up! I can't believe how beautiful it was.
We arrived to Puhi just before 7 am,and started to set up our spot. Pop up tent, tables, earring display and all the craft items. We had some early riser who came early, ready to shop! Even though the Swap meet had less vendors than usual, we sold pretty good. We had a little raffle and a young teenage girl won first price, a wallet! She was excited and so where her friends! We got to meet a lot of new people and even a guy from Sweden, who also grew up in Småland...That was fun, the first swede I met on this Island!

Here is some photos from our exciting day!
...and by the way, Thank you my dear husband for helping me hang all those earrings....I love you!