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The other day my best friend recommended me to watch the documentary ”Finding Vivian Maier”.
She told me about the fact that a man had found old photos and she thought it would interest
me since I really love things from way back. I therefore had know idea who she was.

Throughout the entire documentary I was stunned, speechless and I had goose-pimples everywhere.
Vivian was such a peculiar person. Mysterious, strange but also utterly brilliant. Her sense for
photography is beyond anything I’ve ever seen before. They inspire me. My favorites are the ones
you see, especially the one with the woman in the dress. I believe I’ve stubbled upon that picture
a lot of times, but I had no idea it was Vivian.

I’m even thinking about taking photography more seriously now. I mean, I sort of already do,
but mum said I could take her old camera and we are already making plans on going out and taking
different photographs. I’m very excited. I’ll probably post the results here.

If you haven’t seen the documentary yet, I really encourage you too. It is amazing and inspiring,
and definitely one of the best documentaries I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. So go, go, go!

I hope all is well, see you soon and stay positive!

 21 januari, 2015  Posted by at 06:34 Films and more beautiful things No Responses »
Jan 192015
 

My first cover of 2015. I have some really nice songs in store to cover and I’m overly
excited about it, but I thought a really good start would be this one. It is pretty,
romantic, cute and short. Almost too short if you ask me. I fell in love with it
when I saw ”God Help the Girl” and sort of couldn’t get it out of my mind.

I picked up my old ukulele for this though. I felt it would give it a more neater sound,
it would add to the cuteness of the song. And also, I really missed my old ukulele!

I hope you all enjoy it and I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. I
wish you a wonderful and happy week, and I’ll see you soon. Stay positive!

 19 januari, 2015  Posted by at 09:10 Everything and more 4 Responses »
Jan 152015
 

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Hey lovelies!
One of my goals this year is to let myself be more creative than I was last year. I’m gonna make
myself find time and energy to at least illustrate, craft or write a couple of days a week. This is
cause I know how happy I get when I do create things.

My first creations this year is notebooks. You can never have enough of them, can you?!
I’m even quite obsessed with them myself, I believe I have at least five laying around empty.
But still, you can’t have enough of them. I like small notebooks cause they are really easy to carry
with you and write in when you have a sudden idea or read a nice quote somewhere. I’m also a
sucker for lists, and small books are the best for that.

I know you might think that is quite tricky to make your own notebooks but it is really easy. And
incredibly fun. The best part is that you can design and decorate them exactly like you want!
And it doesn’t cost much either! I learned bookbinding from this wonderful youtube, SeaLemon.
Click on her name to get to her channel. She makes amazing DIY’s and the best bookbinding videos.

If any of you wonder, I used saddle stitching for these which is the easiest stitching I’ve tried,
but she has a bunch of different ways to create books. I think there’s a tutorial for Tom Riddle’s/
Voldemort’s diary on her channel as well. I really recommend you all to go and look at it.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week and are feeling well. Thank you for stepping by and
I’ll see you soon. Stay Positive!

 15 januari, 2015  Posted by at 02:40 DIY No Responses »
Jan 102015
 

Hello lovelies!
I’ve had a very calm and productive first week of the year. I’m even quite surprised at my
own creativity. It’s an incredible feeling to wake up and want to craft craft craft!
Also, my positivity persists, which is the best thing. A lot of the things that worried me just a
month ago has slowly decreased and I feel this calmness that I haven’t felt in a long time.
So, to sum this up I’m already loving 2015!

Okay, moving on. This week I’ve been waiting for my books to arrive. Or at least parts of the order
I did on Bookdepository. After waiting for almost a week, they finally arrived yesterday. A fantastic
little friday treat.

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First off is my Harry Potter books. I’ve been wanting to read them for a while but didn’t really
feel like buying just one book and then have to wait. I basically waited for the right moment to
purchase them and now they’re finally here. My best friend and I are having a read-a-long, which
basically means we are reading the books together, and believe or not, we finished the first book
in less than 24 hours. I can’t even believe it myself, but oh, I loved it.

I’m a sucker for films but books are just a little better at times!
Other than the Harry Potter series, I got a few stand alones. Just to fill my shelfs.

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The first book, ”The Society of the Crossed Keys”, is a gift from my dearest best friend Izza.
It’s the author that Wes Anderson got inspired by while making The Grand Budapest Hotel, and
if you don’t know by now, I love that film and everything about Wes Anderson films so I’m very
excited to get to that book.

Then we have ”The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Isn’t that cover amazing?
I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and even if it wasn’t on my wishlist, I just felt like I couldn’t
leave it behind. So excited to get around to that book as well.

And lastly, ”All my friends are superheroes”. I’ve heard so many great things about this book and
although it’s really short, I just think that I will love it. I did a little sneak peak and by the look of
what I saw, I know it will be on my favorites list. Can’t wait!

I’m still waiting for three more books and I’ll probably show you those later. I’m also thinking about
maybe writing some reviewing posts about these books. I want to make more posts about things I
really adore and share that love with you, my wonderful readers. What do you think about that?
Would that be fun to read?

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful week and that you’ll have a calm and nice weekend as well!
What was you favorite thing about this week? Leave a comment below, I’d love to read!
I’ll be back soon but until then, stay positive!

 10 januari, 2015  Posted by at 07:50 Books No Responses »
Jan 052015
 

 
 
 

” I had onions at lunch. I had garlic dressing at dinner. But he’ll never know,
because I stay kissing sweet, the new Dazzledent way.”

Finally, I got around to watch a Marilyn film, and a wonderful one at that.
I have to admit though, I’ve seen a few films from the 50s and I can clearly say that there is
two sides of the film industry of that time – there are the really wonderful ones and the
ones that are wonderful but a little strange. This film falls in the last category.
That doesn’t make it any less enjoyable though. I don’t think I could have picked any other
film to start with when it comes to Marilyn films.

The costumes, the scenery and amazing color, and the lines. The lines are my favorite part.
I love the word they use quite frequently – ”goose-pimply”. It’s another word for goosebumps and I
just think it’s so lovely, haha. Also the way Marilyn speaks is rather unique. I know that all
actors and actresses learnt to speak a certain way in acting school around this time but they
way Marilyn speaks is so different. I can really tell why she was so loved around that time.
She really was a doll!

If you haven’t watched any Marilyn Monroe films yet, I recommend this as a start.
It is fast, bright and it even made me laugh and that is always a plus for a film if you ask me!
If you want to know more about it, click here.

Stay positive!

 5 januari, 2015  Posted by at 06:40 Films and more beautiful things No Responses »
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Hello lovlies!
Am I the only one who feel like it’s Sunday? Getting days off like this make everyday feel like a
weekend, but I seem to be one day a ahead from everybody else, haha.
Today is a very calm and cosy Saturday. The kind of Saturday I love. Where I get up early enough,
eat a nice breakfast, do some exercising and then just do what my heart desire. As I mentioned in
my previous post I’m still waiting for my new books to arrive so in the meantime I just felt that
I needed to read something.

I picked up this very Swedish classical book that has been sitting on my dusty shelf for years, since
I was a kid I believe. I remember trying to read it when I was around 13 but it frightened me
and never managed to finish it. I thought it was time to do that now though, it’s been a long time
since then!

Also I was thinking about something today. Isn’t it strange how much you want winter when
christmas is around, but as soon as christmas is over you long for spring? I found it very strange
since I’m a person who adores christmas, and now I seem to already have grown tired of the look
from our christmas tree. Ahh, I don’t know. It’s been sunny today though and it made me feel like it
is spring outside. But I’m pretty sure that if I’ll step outside it will be so cold that I regret what I just
said.

I’m off to do some illustrating now, all the inspiration I’ve been longing for hit me last night and now
I’m just ready to get some illustrating done. I hope you all are having a great weekend so far. It is so
nice to see that there are more of you that are stepping by to read my blog.
Well well, I see you soon and stay grand!

 3 januari, 2015  Posted by at 02:52 Books, Everything and more No Responses »
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The first day of the year started off being gloomy. Only outside though, not inside. I was really
feeling the rush from leaving a rough year behind, so I was having a rather cosy and nice day.
With gloomy days I always get a little extra creative, therefore I started making some bookmarks.
I’ve been planning on making some for a long time but haven’t gotten around to do it.
However, I ordered a bunch of new books (which I’m planning on reviewing here on my blog) after
christmas and I felt that I really wanted cute and personal bookmarks.
Also, I feel as though bookmarks are sometimes really overpriced and it isn’t worth it when you can
personalize and create your own. It’s very easy and quick to make.

If you want inspiration for bookmarks I recommend checking out pinterest. I usually find most of
my inspiration there when making things. And yes, for those who wonder, that is a Downton Abbey
desktop. I’ve gotten quite obsessed with that show, haha!

I hope you had a lovely first day of the new year. I’ll come back soon, stay grand!

 2 januari, 2015  Posted by at 11:54 DIY No Responses »
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It’s been a very strange year in many ways, but what’s most important is that I’ve learnt
so many things about myself. How important it is to believe, love and take care of yourself.
But also about being brave, stepping outside of my comfort zone and live in this very moment.
It hasn’t been my favorite year, and I don’t think I’ve really had a favorite year quite yet, but I’m
very thankful for 2014. It has helped me realize what is important and what is not, who are my
real friends and who are not, and what I really want to do with my life, at least for now.

I thought it would be really fun to say goodbye to this year with a list, so let’s here we go!

 Have you done anything in 2014 that you’ve never done before?
I’ve been graduating school, attended a real prom, acted in a musical, toured with my music group
for school and had a blast, won a music scholarship, told a boy I liked him face to face, interviewed
people I had never met before and started studying online. A lot of interesting and amazing things.

What countries have you visited?
I haven’t visited that many places this year because as we all know traveling costs
a lot of money. But I did travel to Copenhagen before graduation and I’ve also been in
another part of Sweden for the first time which that was very interesting.

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What has been your biggest accomplishments this year?
I think my biggest accomplishments this year is the fact that I’ve stepped outside of my
comfort zone more, I’m braver now than I used to be. Together with that I’ve put more music
online, and gotten even more support and respons for it. It’s amazing and makes me want to
continue doing what I absolutely love.

Which songs will always remind you of 2014?
This is hard, but I think any The Fleetwood’s and Vance Joy song will remind me of this year.

What is the best thing that happened to you in 2014?
Probably winning the music award/scholarship. It was really an honor.
Graduating school was kind of amazing as well!

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Have you been happier or sadder than in previous years?
I think it’s been a mix of both. I’ve been really happy at times but I’ve felt really lost and down
as well. I think that it’s good to have some sort of balance. A little bit of sadness makes you
appreciate those happy moments a lot more. Over all I think I’ve been happier than last
year though, but there has been times that have been incredibly hard.

Were you in love this year?
Yes, but unfortunately it was only one sided.

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Favorite tv-series of this year?
I haven’t really seen an actual new series from this year, so I’d say Downton Abbey.

Best book you read this year?
Ohh, this is a hard question. I can’t choose one because I’ve enjoyed so many, but I’d say
A Little Something Different” by Sandy Hall, ”I Am the Messenger” by Markus Zusak, 
”Hollow City” by Ransom Riggs and ”Beauty: A retelling story of Beauty & The Beast” by 
Robin Mckinley.

Best film of the year?
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Enough said!

Top musical discovery?
That would be Vance Joy and Sleeping At Last. Two phenomenal and unique
artists that hit me right in the feels. I’d describe their music as a warm and safe
hug I never want to let go of.

How would you describe your style this year?
Probably that it has become even more girly and colorful. I don’t really like
dressing in just black anymore, I need color.

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Did you keep some of your New Year’s resolutions?
Yes, I did. I’ve been more positive, I’ve been writing more, I’ve definitely read more books,
I’ve been stepping outside of my comfort bubble and I’ve really started to believe in myself.

What made you feel good?
Getting back to illustrating and reading books. Something that I’ve probably needed for my
previous years but never got around to. I’m so happy it is such a big part of my life now though!

Who did you miss?
My big sister, but also my dad and my grandmother.

Is there anything you miss in 2014 that you would like to have in 2015?
More adventures, meeting new people and performing more than I did. I want to just get out
and see the world more.

Greatest wish for 2015?
To be healthy and happy, and for my family to be happy and healthy as well.
I wish to get even better at self-love and pretty much leave my comfort zone. Not completely,
but almost. I also have this tiny weeny hope and wish that 2015 will be the year where I feel more
happy and joyful rather than lost and empty.

I’m ending this list by saying that I wish you all a happy new year. Let’s make it a great one!

 31 december, 2014  Posted by at 01:45 Everything and more, Thoughts and words No Responses »
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Here are some of the wonderful and lovely gifts I received this year. Most of the things on my
wishlist was films and as you can see I got very spoiled and received them all . I’m so grateful!!

Getting a flu right after christmas wasn’t really what I’d planned on, so I haven’t got the time to
enjoy any of the things I’ve gotten much yet. I’m longing to paint with my new posca pens. They
have the most gorgeous pigmented colors and I can’t wait to start with some portrait and other
things.

The elephant plushie has been my companion while staying in bed the last couple of days. I
even named him ”Steve” because I felt it was wrong for him to not have a name, hihi.
Super thankful and happy for my gifts, I just want to get better now so I can enjoy my last week
before school assignments starts again.

I hope you are all well and I see you soon, stay grand!

 28 december, 2014  Posted by at 02:25 Everything and more No Responses »
Dec 282014
 

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Hello lovelies! I know this post is rather late but I’ve gotten the worst kind of flu and I
just started recover from it. I hope though that you all had a wonderful and jolly christmas.
I feel as though it passed by way too fast but I have to admit, I’m ready to start the new year.

Moving on to this post, this is the dress I talked about in an earlier post. Isn’t it neat?
It’s very comfortable and appropriate for large dinners where a lot food should be eaten, haha.
The dress is from asos and the red stockings from a local swedish store. Although I managed to
rip them during the night so I’m not sure If I’ll be able to wear them again. But the whole outfit
was as superduper comfortable.

How was your christmas? Did you do anything special?
I’d love to know!

See you soon and stay grand!

 28 december, 2014  Posted by at 02:13 Clothes oh clothes No Responses »