Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

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This how I remember Swedish New Year's Eve when I was growing up back home in Sweden.......
Happy, Healthy & Prosperous Year to you all!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

This last week have we had several days of heavy rain and some parts of SoCal more or less got flooded out, had mudslide etc. Today’s weather though was beautiful with a blue sky and warm sunny weather.  011

View up the street


View down the street


The hillsides have turned green just like in the spring


Beautiful sight of the mountains in the distance, this is how close I like to be to the snow, not a feet closer ;0)  


Hope you all have a continued Merry Christmas!! 

Thursday, December 23, 2010



God Jul, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Glædelig Jul, Fröhliche Weihnachten

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

SWEA OC Swedish Christmas Fair

I have no idea what happened to this week, just a whole lot of work I guess and to top it off and nasty cold, oh well things could be worse ;0) Last weekend was I vendor at the SWEA OC Christmas Fair and on Sunday is it time for the SWEA LA Swedish Christmas Fair.


Me & my great helper, Jenn ♥



Some of the things I sell, Dala Horse and Moose things are good sellers


Sweet neighbor vendor


You could buy t-shirts with Swedish and Viking designs


All kind of clogs


This is my favorite table, fika bread and limpa, yum!! 


St Lucia and her maids appeared twice, it was so sweet  to see and listen to them sing


Friday, November 26, 2010

Swedish Christmas Fair


Please, stop by the Swedish Christmas Fair in Costa Mesa, CA this weekend  if you have a chance. Welcome!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!



Had a a quiet weekend. Woke up Sunday morning with a cold, not fun but it will hopefully pass soon. We had much fewer Trick or Treaters this year than we have had the last couple of years. Hope you have a great week!

♥ Helene

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fun Saturday!

Our neighbor Chuck down the street stopped by with his Model A Ford and him & Thomas took it for a spin around the block.P1010001 P1010004 P1010005 P1010006 P1010007 P1010003 P1010008


Afterwards drove we in to Original Parts Group in Seal Beach and picked up a few parts for the El Camino. P1010009 P1010010 P1010011 P1010012 P1010013 We had a nice lunch at Schooner or LaterP1010015 P1010016

Bought a yummy Limpa at the Great Dane Baking Company 


and on our way home did we drive by our old house and street……P1010020


Sunday, September 26, 2010


I’m just saying, what happened  to the Fall?!?!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Norco Farmers Market


Last Saturday when I enjoyed my morning coffee and reading the newspaper I saw a small notice that it was the Grand Opening of a new Farmers Market in Norco that day. Norco is small town just north of where we live so of course I have to go there and check it out.



By the time I got there was it almost time for the vendors to pack up their things but I managed to buy some fresh strawberries if nothing else.


I will fore sure go there again but a bit earlier next time!

♥ Helene

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Feeling Blue?

I sure hope not, that you are feeling blue but if you do maybe a new Teapot can cheer you up?!


Blue Saxony Teapot

♥ Helene

Monday, September 6, 2010

and the winner is………

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Congratulations!! Nancy of Coeur d'Alene, you are the winner of the Bag of freshly roasted coffee, please email me your address and if your prefer whole bean or ground and your package will be on its way later in the week as soon as the coffee is roasted. Thank you to all of you that shared my day!

♥♥♥ Helene

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day!! No Labor for three days, yeah!!


Enjoying the 3-day weekend!! We went to Costa Mesa and the Labor Day Cruise today, a lot of nice cars and the weather was great, even a cool breeze from time to time!



Very nice Willy’s Coupe


It’s fun to see all the sweet rides cruise around!


Very nice Chevy Wagon, mine will be as nice one day!!


We stopped at IKEA on our way home.


Thomas enjoys his Swedish meatballs!


We stocked up on some Swedish food, candy and cookies, yummy!!


Nice sunset on the drive home after a fun day out and about!