Creating the life of our dreams – ANYTHING is Pawsible!

Month: December 2017

Dykes on  bikes on the way to Organic market in Ubud

Today we became dykes on bikes, yeay! ?? … and went to the local market that is once a week on Saturdays here in Ubud. 

All organic. Imagine all the colours, the tastes, the textures, the flavours, the smells and the impressions.  Wow! I will let the pictures speak for them selfes. ????? 

And at night we went to our near by restaurant, Paddy Points, enjoying our first evening sun. ? 

Before I had to run an errand and got caught in the rain. Literally soaking wet! Then Maria and I went back home, dodging a lot of toads.. 

Good night from our cocoon, safe from frogs and heavy rain! 

Xoxo ~ Märta ❤

First yoga in Bali ?

Last night we tried another restaurant for dinner here in Ubud, or more like it, a café – Café Vespa. The feeling was more western than the other places we’ve tried. 

We shared a big coconut. They are so delicious here in Bali! The taste is fresh and not too sweet. Not to mention all the healthy benefits from drinking a coconut. A really good thing is to squeez some lime in to it. Yumie! 

Maria had an Italian inspired veggie dish and I had an Indian inspired dosa (sort of a crepe but glutenfree) that I filled with mashed sweet potatoe, spinache, schreded coconut and hommus. Delicious! 

Today we had our first yoga session and since we’ve been jetlaged from our arrival to Bali, we started off with some gentle restorative yoga at this nice place close to our house outside of Ubud. 

In the middle of a rice field, in the open air, together with Oscar the very relaxed  yoga cat, we got into a good vibe with some rewinding yoga. 

And off course, we chilled off with a dip in the pool afterwards. ??? 

 

Tomorrow new adventures await… 

Lots of love ~ Märta ? 

Bali night – Delicious vegan dinner in top rated restaurant  

In the middle of the rise fields, in what felt like a small piece of jungle, we sat down in a little wooden mini house, one with no walls and just a dinner table in the middle and cusions around it, to enjoy the Balinesian night. The smell from the kitchen reached us and we got really excited for what was coming. 

Our dear friends Melanie and Tobias, whom stayed in Bali many times, took us to an all plant based restaurant. They had preordered the starters for us and we understand why. The jackfruit tacos tasted like heaven. And the rest of the dinner to follow were just as good! 

Fresh juice and a probiotic drinks. 

So if ever in Ubud, Bali, try restaurang Moksa! ???? 

Now time for a stroll in Penestanan. Plenty to discover! Lots of love ~ Märta ❤ 

Touch down Bali! 

We landed in Denpasar late at night after travelling about 27 hours. It was dark, warm and very humid. 

After an hour drive on quirky roads, Agus, the driver, let us off outside of Ubud. At our studio apartament, we got a glimpse of the palm trees and the rise fields in the dark night, before we collapsed in our “princess bed” – a beautiful bed with a big mosquito net arround. Like a cocon of comfort. Finally we got to sleep. Despite of the loud nature! Imagine frogs, toads, birds, insects etc. playing a symphonie of the tropical night…

Today we slept in… went around the neighbour hood – here are our first impressions of Bali so far- we feel so relaxed ??? 

Ho ho ho Holliday on Xmas Eve! 

Happy holidays and God Jul as we say here in Sweden! ❤??

We are just about to board our first flight and so we decided that today, on Christmas Eve, on our way to the sun ?? we give you our first vlog! 

A short one ? We’ll soon come back for more. Lots of Love ~ Märta and Maria ❤

456 days without coffee

Could you go 456 days without coffee? I just did (and now I’m about to receive a medal from the Swedish King Carl Gustaf). Anything is pawsible, don’t forget that! 😉

Why am I living a life without coffee (who does that?)

I’ve read that it’s harder to get pregnant if you are over 35 years old and drink more than two cups of coffee every day. I drank three cups and I was 36. Just to show the Universe that I was willing to do anything to get pregnant, I quit coffee (and boy do I enjoy my coffee)! Just like that. Three days of intense headache and then it was done. Or was it…?

Hell no! I miss my coffee every day. I even miss to use my beautiful coffee cups from Le Creuset. And I miss the social thing with coffee that no tea-drinker in the world could ever understand.

One more reason for not drinking coffee was that my iron levels were low (way to low). And coffee makes it harder for the body to absorb iron, hence no coffee.

Unexpected benefits

In the beginning I only drank green- or rooibos tea and nothing with caffeine. This taught me to really listen to my body. It became so much easier to decide when I needed to rest or to take a nap. As you all know I still suffer from my burnout and have low energy levels throughout the day. Before I could take a cup of coffee and go on with whatever I was doing for 1 or 2 hours more before taking that nap. Now I couldn’t without the caffeine. I tuned in more and started to listen to myself. And also, I don’t need to pee as often… 

Unexpected disadvantages 

I’ve gained weight since I quit coffee. Has combustion reduced? Or… did I eat more sweets as a supplement to coffee? I guess we’ll never know. 😉

20 more days

I’ve decided when and where I’ll have my first cup of coffee (for a really long time). I’m going to order an organic black coffee to my first breakfast in Bali! Yey! Less than 3 weeks away. I can almost smell the coffee right now. Delicious! I’ll try to just drink coffee in the mornings. I’ll give you an update on how that goes.

Have you ever quit coffee? And for how long? Why did you do it? Please comment below.

 

IVF-update: Two lesbians on the pill

It’s time for an update, don’t you think?

During the summer we did, not one but two, IVF-trials. One with a fresh embryo and one with an embryo that had been frozen. It still amazes me that this is even possible!  And I am so grateful that we live in a country where we get this help (almost) for free. I’ve joined some American IVF-groups on Facebook and boy do they all struggle. Especially with money for the treatments but also with hormones affecting their bodies and of course a lot of tough feelings. I not going to lie. This is hard. All of it.

I got so caught up in the process of conceiving a child that it almost became my entire reality. For a while I thought obsessively about what food I ate and didn’t ate. I also thought a lot about the fact that I’m still struggling with my burnout. How does this affect my body? Is it even possible to get pregnant in this state that I am in? If I am so low on energy that I barely can exercise can my body then handle a pregnancy?

Meet this little girl (still without a name), our friends lovely, beautiful daughter.

 The questions and thoughts just didn’t stop. That’s when I felt that I needed a break from all of it and I’m glad we made that decision together Märta and I. We have two more embryos in the freezer and I want them to get a fair chance. I need to approach our coming IVF-treatments with a much more laid-back style, otherwise I don’t think I’ll ever get pregnant.

My nephew Mario and I (He’s named after Super Mario Bros)

We love it when Mario comes to visit us in Stockholm!

We decided to wait for at least six months before we do another treatment. That will give me some time to get my body back on track. The hormones gave me endometrial seizures (that hurt like hell) and the cure for this is to take the opposite hormones which is going on the pill. So here we are, two lesbians on the pill, not knowing what the universe has in store for our future. ? It’s kind of exciting and we are now focusing all our energy on our new projects as viral entrepreneurs.

Our pawsome family 🙂

 

Happy Friday!

Maria

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