Apr 072015
 

 
 
 

”Maybe you are only good at typing. Being good at one thing, in this world, is enough.”

When you feel down, watch this film. It’s one of the loveliest things I’ve watched in
a very long time. French films are kind of a guilty pleasure, I always seem to like them in one
way or another, but this is up on my list next to Amélie. It takes place during the 1950s, which
for me is gold already. The colors are glorious, so is the music. The casting is wonderful.
I even think Déborah Francios (the main actor) has resemblance to Audrey Hepburn.
And lastly, of course I fell in love with the gorgeous dresses that is shown throughout the film.
I had an urge to buy vintage dresses before this film but now it’s more intense than ever.

Definitely a five out of five star film. If you need to be cheered up (as I felt I needed before I
watched this) go and check it out right now. It’ll sure lift your spirit and make you smile several
times.

Stay positive!

 7 april, 2015  Posted by at 08:36 Films and more beautiful things 2 Responses »
Apr 032015
 

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Happy Easter everyone!
I’m not really a easter person in all honesty. In Sweden (if you’re not a christian) easter is
mostly about eating as much candy as you can, but since I don’t eat candy anymore I can’t
really enjoy that either. However mom (also known as the easter bunny in our family, but
don’t tell my little brother that) surprised me this morning with two eggs. One filled with
pamper items such as face masks, a wonderful comb and a new cream for my face.
The other one was filled with the normal healthy chocolate bars that I usually eat. It was a
really sweet surprise and definitely something I needed at the moment. I haven’t been
feeling so well, neither have a slept well the last couple of days and that usually makes me
really grumpy and emotional. So getting a little goody egg was very delightful!

I hope you have a nice easter holiday and stay positive!

 3 april, 2015  Posted by at 06:19 Everything and more No Responses »
Apr 032015
 

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March was quite a good reading month for me. Although the majority of the books I read were
graphic novels, I still had a wonderful flow. I managed to finish the Harry Potter series (which I
still miss) and I finished this lovely book, A Man Called Ove.

It basically follows a grumpy old man named Ove, who believes that only driving a Saab and holding
strict routines is the right way around. When a boisterous young family moves in next door, his world
suddenly changes its side. It also tells the tales of loss, unexpected friendship and to accept one another.

I fell in love with this. Really. It’s such a humorous, cosy, heartwarming and touching story.
Fredrik Backman is also a splendid writer, every chapter is like an individual and very thought-trough
story. And he has definitely won my ”book” heart. If you get the chance to pick this up, I really
recommend to do it. It is available in english for those who can’t understand swedish (although I truly
wish you all could just read it in swedish, cause it is rather glorious in it’s original language).
I actually love Fredrik’s writing so much that I bought another one of his books and I’m planning to
read all of his works in the near future.

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This month I’m planning on getting some novel reading done and try to skip the graphic
novels. I have too many novels waiting for me on my bookshelf at the moment, and the situation
doesn’t get better when mom suddenly says, ”If that’s a book you really want you should get it.”
But then again, if there’s something I don’t feel a shamed of spending a lot of money on, it’s books.

Anyway, I’m starting April with this beautiful and delightful book. For those who might not know I’m
a huge fan of Wes Anderson’s films and can’t really get enough of them. When I found this at our local
library I literally gasped and reserved it right away. And for the last couple of days I’ve had my nose
stuck in. It’s so interesting to get to know Wes Anderson’s thoughts and ideas, as well as seeing all
the behind the scenes photographs that are included in the book.
Matt Zoller Seitz (the author who inteviewed Wes) just recently published an individual book for
The Grand Budapest hotel, which is my favorite Wes film, and I just need it in my life. Definitely on
my wishlist right now!

Are you reading any books this month, and if so, do you have any to recommend?

I hope you all have a wonderful week. See you soon and stay positive!

 3 april, 2015  Posted by at 06:10 Books 2 Responses »
Mar 242015
 

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° While going for a walk in the beautiful weather, I finally saw signs of spring. There are
flowers growing everywhere and it makes me so happy.

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° I spent a lot of time filling some pages in my sketchbook. There’s really nothing that calms
me more than an hour spent on illustrating.

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° Walked in to my room to find my dog all alone, sleeping, on my bed and I just had to
capture the moment. Also, this is my favorite part of my room.

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° Although getting back to reading after finishing the Harry Potter series has been hard, I’m
finally back on track. Currently reading this wonderful Swedish book that I’ll make a review
of as soon as I’ve finished it.

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° Painted my nails in polka dots cause there is never a time where you can’t wear polka dots.
Also, it was my grandmother’s birthday and I wanted my nails to look pretty.

How was your last week?
I was suppose to upload this post last sunday, but then I got distracted and totally forgot about it.
Better late then ever, right? Anyway, I hope you’re well and that your week is going well so far.
I’m taking it pretty easy this week, finished my assignments early and really have most of the week
off to do what I want (almost). And in all honesty, it is nice. I might spend a little too much of it
in my bed in front of series though, but let’s not talk about that, haha.
See you soon and stay positive!

 24 mars, 2015  Posted by at 07:09 Everything and more, Illustrations 1 Response »
Mar 162015
 

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Hello lovelies!
Last week was a mix of stress, exhaustion and sunshine in all honesty. Most of the stress and
exhaustion comes from the fact I’ve been struggling with a difficult assignment in my school
course. My anxiety is back like a dark cloud and I’m really trying to deal with it the best that I
possibly can. Being tired is something I dislike with my entire being cause I don’t like
wasting time doing nothing. However I had to be fair to myself last week and just allow myself
to do nothing without feeling guilty. Last week ended up looking like this:

– Finished reading the Harry Potter series and that felt incredibly bittersweet due to they fact
that I’ve been spending the last three months in the Harry Potter world. (Why did Lupin and
Fred have to die though, why?)
– Watched the entire fourth season of Girls. In love with that series!
– Got extremely happy everytime I walked in to my room because of the beautiful roses
I got from my aunt, grandmother and grandfather.
– It was sunny the entire week, which made me think of summer and summer means a lot of
good things (like finishing the course I’m taking, reading lots of books, going on
adventures and getting the results from my university application, waah)
– Yes, I got a haricut. Just a tiny trim, but a very pretty one.
– Got back to watching New Girl again and realising how happy that show makes me. There’s
no other show that I adore more. Zooey Deschanel is just the best!

How was your week? Did anything interesting happen? I’d love to read about it in the comment
section below. Other than that, I hope you have a wonderful Monday and week. Stay positive!

 

 16 mars, 2015  Posted by at 07:34 Everything and more No Responses »
Mar 072015
 

 
 
 
 

”I’ve realized that no matter where you are, or what you’re doing, or who you’re with,
I will always, honestly, truly, completely, love you.”

Oh dear, where to start. I’m quite picky with romantic films in all honesty. They have to
truly make me feel something to get a 5-star from me. And this did truly, deeply, make me
feel something. I can’t really put my finger to it but it is one of those films that will probably
live with me for the next few days. Lily Collins and Sam Claflin are exquisite actors, and I think
their natural chemistry makes acting for the actual characters more realistic and beautiful.

Definitely a 5-star film for me, recommend it to anyone who really want to see something
romantic but with the more drama side to it.

 7 mars, 2015  Posted by at 05:15 Films and more beautiful things No Responses »
Mar 072015
 

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Two photographs from this week. 
The weather has been truly beautiful this week, at least most of the days. We are finally getting a
glimpse of spring here in Sweden and it is rather lovely. More sun please!
I also got some happymail from my favorite illustrator, Fran Menses/Frannerd. Her artwork is
ravishing and is basically what inspired me to come up with my own illustration style. You should
definitely go and check her out, you won’t regret it. These pieces makes my room even lovelier to
be in.

Have you had a good week? Has anything interesting happened? I’d love to read about your week
in the comments below. Have a wonderful weekend and stay positive!

 7 mars, 2015  Posted by at 04:58 Everything and more No Responses »
Mar 072015
 

Hi-Hello!
Due to lack of inspiration, I have been putting making videos off quite severely.
Sometimes it just doesn’t feel right and I truly dislike to push creativity when I don’t
feel it wholeheartedly. And then out of nowhere when I was doing the dishes and listening
to my ipod this song came on and I just got all my inspiration back.

So here it is, I’m actually quite proud of it and I hope you like it.
(yes, those are my glasses, and yes, that’s how I look with them on)

Stay positive!

 7 mars, 2015  Posted by at 04:49 My music No Responses »
Mar 032015
 

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Last weekend I went on a spontaneous trip to the local thrift shop. I wasn’t really determined
to find anything to be honest, and I feel as though that’s the thrill with thrift shops, you never
really know what you will find. To my surprise I did find four books and a beautiful LP Vinyl
of the ”High Society” soundtrack, which is one of my favorite films, and this only cost me about
6 dollars. The best part is that three of the books I found are on my reading list.

I hope you all are having a great week so far. Stay positive!

 3 mars, 2015  Posted by at 05:50 Books, Everything and more No Responses »
Mar 012015
 

 
 
 

”Back home everyone said I didn’t have any talent.
They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French.”

Gene Kelly. That’s all I can say really. He just makes me smile in this silly way and
no matter how much I love Fred Astaire and James Dean, there’s this special place for
Gene. His films are like no others. This was a beautiful balance of musical, dance, elegance,
comedy, love and Gene. That’s all. Just go watch all of his films and you’ll be happy, trust me.

Stay positive, (and look at Gene’s smile)!

 1 mars, 2015  Posted by at 07:03 Films and more beautiful things No Responses »