Grow it yourself. We’re growing Watercress on toiletpaper. Takes just a few days to grow and will be on the dinner table during Easter.
Todays Easter Crafts. #diy Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
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;
Some branches of willow and cherry tree have been around for the last weeks. I change the flowers, cut the edges and give them fresh water every now and then. And tulips make me so happy this season! I do think it’s true. Tulips do keep the doctor away ???.
Cherry tree, willow and tulips this snowy and white Wednesday. Guess who chose the candles… Not me. Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
This summer my way of living changed. During the last 7 years I have been suffering from arthritis, been through surgeries that has not helped etc. This summer I found out my shoulder had been broken a while ago and since I had not seen a doctor for it – it had turned into something called Frozen shoulder. It was painful day and night (even for me used to pain from my arthritis). Then my ancle broke and I realized, with a helping hand from my doctor, that it was time for a big CHANGE.
Since August I have started to eat healthier (for me that means not 2 cinnamon buns and 4 sandwiches a day etc 🙂 and to focus on power walks and gym training trying to build up my muscles. Nothing hysteric, no forbidden food (I still eat everything but not ALL the time). I have lost 14 kg, even if the kilos are not really important. And I feel stronger. I am not in that kind of pain any longer. The most important.
I try to eat food like this half of the days in a week; Avocado, eggs, rye bread (Swedish style), veggies AND…
since we bought a new mixer that is a blessing- homemade Hoummus with lots of garlic… I use it instead of butter. Takes 2 minutes to make. The same as soups.
Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
With this written I wanted you to know what I have been struggling with these last 6 months. It has and it is tough like xx some days. BUT you can always change your way of living. One step forward each day… Don’t look back. If you are in the same position and need some help to get started – email me, leave a comment here on the blog or send a message on Insta! I’ll try to help. Let’s go… ?? Kram Johanna
Rushed into ICA supermarket yesterday evening om my way home and grabbed 3 packs of flowers. This time these flowers were all fresh for the day:
1 Lovely branches of cherry tree. Can’t get enough of them this time of year. Gives me hope of spring.
2. Willow (vide).
3. Pink bluebells (prärieklocka).
Start with cutting all the stamks of the flowers. Then put the branches from the cherry trees. Continue with the willow and finally the bluebells.
Photos: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.