Pick Up Your Umbrella

Star in a Suit

Pappa! Thanks for everything you have done and sacrificed for us. You are always ‘absurdly’ proud of us even at times when we might not deserve it the most. Oh, and thanks for giving us your nose and cheeks too 😉 You are a star in a suit. Happy Fathers Day. Love from your girls. … Continue reading


Af snökristaller klara står fältet prydt; om några veckor endast är allt förbytt. I glittren emot solen och fröjden er; snart sjunken I som tårar i jorden ner. I, vinterns vackra blomster, snart vissnen I, men utaf edra tårar skall blommor bli. Om några veckor endast är allt förbytt: af vårens väna blomster står fältet … Continue reading

Young.Bold.Beautiful – Liebster Award

Yay! I recently got the exciting news that Shoebox-Living has nominated to the Liebster Blog Award by the whimsical Canadian blogger Hallo Scarlett. I “feel” for Hallo Scarlett after reading the sweet story about her little green house. As you probably know by now; I’m a die-hard fan for home make-overs and anyone giving TLC to the old, torn … Continue reading

New house. No Shoebox. No turning back.

If you are a regular follower, you probably picked up that I’m on a quest searching for a new flat in Hong Kong. The truth is that my boyfriend and I have been looking for a larger apartment the past three years (not kidding!). However, as anyone living in Hong Kong know, the hustle and … Continue reading

Sun, Waffles, Paint

I first thought about writing a DIY from my little painting session the other day but decided to skip it as I believe most of you know how to to use a brush and paint. Let’s just say it was not really anything groundbreaking; I just added a little bit of white and pale pink paint … Continue reading

Home is where your heart is

Silence. Nature. Organic. Humble. Simplicity. Home. Sanity. Back-to-Basic. Falu-Red. Childhood. Relax. Traditions.

The circle of life – Day 31

Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory It’s strange. Today is the end of this writing challenge and the funeral for my beloved grandmother. When this all started in beginning of May; my grandmother was still here with us and I was in Hong Kong, living the life as I know it. My grandmother silently passed … Continue reading

The Green Grass – Day 30

Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go A few things come to mind for Day 30 topic Letting Go. I always had a hard time to let – go and been more comfortable with holding-on. I’m the typical person that dwell in memories and nostalgia – romanticising the good memories and blow the bad out of … Continue reading

Music & Memories – Day 29

Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post Hemma – Kristina ifrån Duvemåla: A song about “hemma” meaning Home in Swedish. A song I’ve listed throughout the years while pondering the same question “where is home?”. Written by Björn and Benny … Continue reading

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