Gathering the Spring Green


This post is the second in my "picture this" series, the first one you can find here. I instantly smiled when I saw this photo as I love plants and general greenery but my thumbs are more black (pun intended) than green. I kill everything--even succulents! And no I don't overwater them... So this along with the fact that I have no space in my tiny apartment for any kind of plants, means that I have to go without having any indoors...

However, this picture has given me the bright idea to go foraging for plants, leaves and branches out in wild and bring them indoors. I love the idea of taping them to the wall and once they lose their luster, I can either move on to something else or go out and gather some more! What do you think? Is this a cool idea or nah?

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Swedish Style Easter









Happy Easter and Glad Påsk, folks! We like to dress our table Swedish style with blooming branches, feathers and eggs! It's so important for the hubs and I to embrace most Scandinavian traditions, so that my son won't miss out on Swedish culture because we are here in the states. He has the language so at least we are good there!

We will have a nice spread featuring short ribs, glazed carrots, potato salad and a nice kladdkaka (chocolate cake) with coffee and tea! I'm so excited for Sunday. I hope that you have an amazing Easter weekend!

a small facelift


Man oh man, I've been busy, busy, busy! And as you can see, I gave the blog a little facelift. I know I've been a little neglectful, but it was because I was working behind the scenes trying to make hometohem a better place to (virtually) be. I am going ahead with starting my new artisanal webshop and I plan to have a soft launch sometime next month... I am really excited about this new venture. I'll give you a bit more info nearer to the date... make sure to subscribe if you want to be the first to know!

Anywho, I just wanted to check in as the blog was looking a little sad! p.s. this photo pretty much represents what my place currently looks like as I've been crafting like mad. So much love.

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king's street


This one bedroom apartment seriously has me hyperventilating. It's friggin lovely and I wish it were mine. Doesn't that coat rack scream DIY? It's going on my super long list of things that I want to recreate. What say you? It's fresh, right?

via Stadshem

picture this / 01

Every now and again I run across a picture that really strikes my fancy. So, I've decided to post one picture (hopefully weekly) that I think should be shared. Everything about this styling screams my name. Though I've noticed lately that I've been attracted to muted pops of colors and it's reflecting in my home. I am slowly evolving out of the strictly black and white.

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