Happy Easter to you! Let’s enjoy some family time and plenty of Swedish food!
And the egg painting started yesterday at our house…
Easter weekend starts today! Wish you all a happy Easter! Today I made these small decorations for the dinner table (or a small decoration to bring along to the Easter dinner including the vase).
Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
Buy a pot of small daffodils or grow them on the balcony (they last forever in the crispy air!).
Step by step:
Cut one flower and two petals from the plant.
Make a small wreath. Twist it together. You can use some wire. Bend the small tree branch or something similar to a nest around the opening of the vase.
Make a small bouquet of the flower and the petals. Their stems will be short and therefore use the wire to prolonger.
Make several to place at each dinner envelop (don’t mind my caotic table) or put a long row in the middle of the dinner table.
Or use like this. As decoration in the shelf.
Happy Easter to you dear readers! Love Johanna
One of Sweden’s best flower stylists is Gouteva in Malmö. From her I got this idea of using the petals from the tulips in yet another way. How genious?!
Roll the petals and stick them in the kind of vase or pot you want to use.
Fill the vase with water so the flowers get in touch with the water. In this way you can use a lot more vases than normal. And I only used only one branch of blackcurrent and two tulips in a green bowl from Iittala. Budget de luxe. Have a great Saturday! Love Johanna
As promised – once a day new easter crafts on the blog. So here is the best tips if you have kids who love dough or baking. Buy marzipan and let them create the cake decoration. Because a cake like this is actually what I am going for. To go all in is so much more fun!
My kids spent 2 (!) hours making different easter decorations out of 500 g of yellow marzipan. Keep in the fridge and they will last til next week.
Marzipan figures. Photos: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
Many people ask me what I have done to change my lifestyle. I normally focus on Interior Design, plants and garden, travel and some food. Things I like. But since you ask. Here is a pure health blog post:
Well, it is not super science. It is pretty much common sense. You probably know it already. But I’ll tell you what I’ve done the last 6 months to achieve where I am right now. Stronger, more painless, – 14 kg.
To get more muscles to protect the body from arthritis (one of my challenges) you need to work out. When you need to loose weight for health reasons (like in my case) you have to eat less than you normally do. And you need to know how much you should eat considered your body and goals.
So this is how I soon will reach my personal goals that I have set up:
Before you start – What are your goal/s? Only start when you know what you want to achieve! And put up milestones! ”When I reach that milestone I will go to a spa (that’s what me and my friend Emma did!) etc.
Selfie the other day after the gym. Sport top from Casall.
And invest in good quality in your training clothes! If you wash them carefully every time they will last for years.
It WAS tough to change what to eat and it still is after 6 months! The first weeks were really hard. And especially when you have a family that will be affected in one way or another… I told my kids that mom will eat more vegetables from now on to get rid of the pain and live a long life! Remember your goal!!!
And this weekend I baked scones with almond flour, oat, rye flour and linseed. Added a bit of honey. Had plenty of cheese and some butter. So yummy!
All photos: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
This is my way of trying to stay painless, loose some weight that was needed and feel good. It suits me and my family. Love Johanna ❤️
It is March and we still have a snowy and cold winter going on here in Stockholm. (Yes, you can actually go skiing outside my house in the middle of the city almost). BUT the plants are starting to wake up due to the more hours of light – thank heaven! And I am taking flowering shoots from almost all plants in the house. Figue, orange tree, myrsine (my new favorite you see in the pic below next to the tête a tête) – I take shoots from them all.
Have you tried it? Well, I did and it was actually a great start up for making new plans for my company and setting goals. A time to focus. That also meant we did skip to record a new episode of Trenpodden. But this week we are back. As normal. Friday early morning!
Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
There are journlists and bloggers that really inspire me in every way. One of them is Maria Soxbo who, among other things, is a great writer at Husligheter. Read her blog and get inspired by her honesty and direct texts! She also made my week writing like this in her newsletter;