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Simple Granola Recipe & Birthday breakfast

Today we celebrate Maria on her… 28th… birthday. ?

Napoleon and I woke her up with singing and the kitchen smelling of cinnamon and homemade granola. It is really easy to make! And tastes delicious.

And then we celebrated the Birthday girl!

I wish for many more healthy, joyful years together on this earth and for Maria to grow old with me. ❤

Granola recipe

2 dl sunflower seeds

2 dl pumpkin seeds

2 dl puffed rice

4 dl oats

1 dl coconut flakes

1dl water

0.5 dl oil (coconut, or flax seeda or any other healthy oil)

1 banana

Honey (drizzle it on top)

Cinnamon and other spices you like. I kept it simple today. ?

Just mix all the seeds and oat together, add the water and oil and mush the banana in there. Add cinnamon and honey.

Put it in the own for about 20 min, 200 degrees (Celsius). Et Voíla!

Lots of love to you all. Have a Pawsome week! ❤

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Wedding cake and gold

Flavour inspiration! Today, on our wedding-cake-baker Alexanders birthday, we went for a tasting of cakes at Mr Cake in Stockholm. Yum!

Since both Maria and I are allergic to gluten we only ate the mushy filling while Alexander focused on the whole cake. ? Perfect combo for the big slices of cakes!

We tried out salted caramel and the choclate cake with raspberry.

I loved the salted caramel! It was so tasty! The choclolate one I didn’t like so much. But that was Alex and Marias favourite. I was hoping for some more original flavours. Like caramelized pinaple or juice cherries or something.. (I’m just making it up, but it sounds good right?!)

The Swedish fika ended in us deciding on flavours! And now we let the creative juices of Alexander flow freely. ?❤ Let Mr Cake..bake!

Oh and another thing! The Gold for our wedding rings arrived on Monday so yesterday I started working on our rings! ??

Lots of love to you all! Have a Pawsome night..or day ?

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Wedding dresses part 2

Did Maria find her wedding dress?

Nop not this one….

Stunning! But… No. Not this one either.

But she did find a cool, elegant one. And we bought it! She will be gourges! ❤❤❤

But this dress is for us to know and for you to see at the wedding day. We like it a bit old fashion style. Oh wait, that means I shouldn’t have seen it! ?

So what about Märta?

Let’s just say that I am sort of still searching for a dress.

Olé!! ??✌

Happy Sunday to you all ❤❤❤ ~ Märta & Maria

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The wedding dresses…

We tried on…

But did not buy!

Let’s just say there are some gorgeus dresses out there, just not for us. ?

As you can see on the look of our faces. ?

The classical look – it’s just not for me.

Maria though, my bride to be, looked stunning! But not so amused… ?❤

(Maria is standing on a little footstool ??)

I still feel like I want a completely different kind of dress.. but let’s see.

Thankfully we had moral support with us. ❤ Thank you Birgitta!

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Lots of Friday love to you. ❤❤❤ Xoxo Märta & Maria

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Wedding dresses! 

Morning  time again and I am in my quiet zone. The inspiration is flowing and I just started to look into wedding dresses online… Wooah one can get stuck for hours! 

I love design in so many ways – just beacause of the playfullness of forms and colours, the creative process! 
Finding the balance of alignments to enhance features is an art. Almost like a dance! In dance we strive to find the perfect alignment to creat beautiful shapes and forms – different constallations – and the skill is not far from creating designs (shapes and forms) in other fields. It is all a dance – a creative expression of life! And when done skillfully – a fantastic creation you can’t take your eyes from. Pure joy, if you ask me. 

So sittning here, in the cosy Hotel bed with my bride to be sleeping her beauty sleep next to me, feeling joyfull about planning the wedding and looking at dresses. Who would have thouth, some years ago… ??
  

 

But I realized I’m going to need some help!! So please comment down below if you have any ideas for where to turn to for a beautiful wedding dress! 

I like a modern touch, Scandinavian simplicity, with a bit of a romantic touch. That said- it wouldn’t surprise me if the dress I’ll wear at the end will look quite different. ? Things never turn out the way we think, so it is best to aim at something and then just go with the flow. 

…..(She woke up ?❤)….. 
I wish you lots of love and creativity! And please send me ideas for dresses/designs/website! ? ?????

❤❤❤ ~ Märta 

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Planning the engagement – The rings ?

Being the freedom lover I am plus having to learn to trust another person and having them close enough to get to know the real me, without loosing myself in the relationship, was one of the reasons i felt I wanted to be the one to pop the question. If I ever would. 

You see, I was one of those girls who never dreamt of getting married. As a child I thought the idea of a wedding was terrifying; having to stand in front of a crowd admitting and declaring the love for someone. And non the least, I had to learn to feel free within my own relationships. This took me some time and hard work. I didn’t learn it as a child so I had to teach myself as an adult (with great help and guidence). 

Now I feel great with our relationship! It sure has it’s challenges and it’s ups and downs, but that’s just life. And I am so grateful for having this experience. To have Maria by my side, as my love, my support, my peaceful companien and as my challenge. And also soon to be; my wife. ❤ Lucky me. 

Thinking that I in the begining of our relationship, when my dad got sick in cancer and past away within 3 months and my family was just torn apart, I almost walked away from Maria. I start to cry every time I think about it. Thank God, with Maria’s help, I decided to stay. 

So after all of this, I’m sure you can understand that I wanted to be the one asking HER to marry ME. ?

Last year I started learning silversmithing. And the idea came to mind (plus Maria and her sister Christel insinuating by showing me the ringfinger ?) that I should make the rings and pop the question. 

And so I did! Thin silver rings. Since I still don’t know what kind of design on a ring both Maria and I would actually like to wear most of the time (no obligation to wear it all the time). But a symbol for love that looks so great (or simple) we’d love to wear it a lot. 

About the proposal, we will soon tell you all about it! ???

The idea is that I am going to make new rings during this spring, I just have to come up with a design we like first. (And actually, we both are quite found of our simple silver rings ?). Got any ideas for design? If so please share them with us in the comment field below! 

Wish you lots of  ❤ and happiness from Bali ~ 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 ❤ 

Fantastic funny Friday!..with Spanglish guests on the way

I wrote yesterday about spreading the love. To send a loving thought, reach out a helping hand once in a while or just burst into a beautiful smile. We can all do that. ?❤ 

There are many ways to spread some joy, so since it’s Friday today, I’ve decided to keep it simple and share a happy, funny picture of Maria that I took in bed last Sunday morning… I am still laughing! ? I love my little book nerd, looking like Santa Clause! ??? (Notice it was the first time ever using an application like that! I think I nailed it, don’t you?!) 

And just to even it out… Here is a funny pic of me from this past week, om my way to work in the snowstorm… looking like a misplaced turtle. ?❄? 

Keep on spreading the joy and love in anyway possible! ❤❄❤ 

And tonight our Spanglish guests arrives… Qué bien! 

I wish you all a fantastic Friday! ~ Märta 

Compassion

I looked up as I was zipping up my jacket, ready to leave for work and go out through the main gates of our apartament building. I spotted a man who tried to get in. It was clear he wasn’t in a good state, affected by something, maybe drugs. I looked down for a second just to quickly decide how to handel the situation. 

The man started knocking on the door, begging to be let in. I opened the door and told him to go up to the supermarket with me instead, but then I realise he was freezing and about to collapse. I then heared the tone in his voice, desperately asking to be let in. And so I did. 

I called 112 right away and let some electricians working in the basement know that I was upstairs with this man, clearly affected by something. (Did they pass him by on the way in?). 

This young mans name was Martin. And he had spent the whole night out in the freezing snow, as it turned out getting numed by sniffing some chemicals. Probably he stayed out on our neighbours patio. 
Waiting for the ambulans I had called for, I noticed he could communicate somewhat. I went for a blanket and helped him zipp up his jacket as he was so very cold. 

By the first seconds meeting him at the door I realized he wasn’t dangerous, he was desperately asking to be seen and helped. 
I stayed with him, patting his back and talking to him about what was going on until the ambulans came. Then I left. Just as I heard his mumbling words “Thank you so much”… Me, who only did so little. 

I was shoken up. Not so much by the fact of meeting Martin, a person with a drug addiction,  a man in his early 20’s, spending the night in the street. What especially got to me, and made me cry as I walked away was that it happens every day, so close by and most of us are so numed by it, we start to ignore it. We don’t even look at people on the streets as fellow humanbeings, as equals. 

They may have ended up there by making bad choises, having terrible childhoods or just simply by fucking up. But don’t we all sometimes fuck up? And what do we wish for then? My guess is; compassion. And a helping hand. To be seen, and to be heartfelt. ❤ 

I hope you all are warm, loved and seen in some way and that you all send Martin a loving though. ❤ 

Let’s spread the love ❤ ~ Märta

Swedish nature and a unicorn

I’m visiting my hometown Alingsås for a couple of days. Celebrating a birthday girl and Father’s Day. I don’t have much time to write when I’m here, since it’s a busy schedule, but I still like to share some pictures with you.

My brother and sister (who is standing on her toes because I’m taller than her) and their kids

Birthdaygirl Nikki and her new unicorn

I went for a (long) walk with my parents in the forest yesterday, along came the dog Alfons who’s my brother’s. Look at this fantastic nature.

Off course we had “Swedish Fika” in the forest next to one of the many lakes around here. The weather couldn’t be better and it was a perfect sunny Sunday walk. A healthy contrast to the sometimes very stressful city life in Stockholm that I’m used to.

Alfons and mom

Dad


 

Emelie (my sisters youngest daughter)

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