August 17, 2018

I stumbled upon these cards while on a walk during maternity leave and just had to buy a stash even though I make greeting cards myself. With the intricate design and attention to detail they caught my attention right away. The pictures I took don't really do them just...

August 3, 2018

I was introduced to The Danish Way of Parenting by a coworker while I was still pregnant and looking for some helpful tips on raising a child to be happy and healthy. She had read it herself and highly recommended it. I had already read through a number of books about...

July 21, 2018

Hey all you Scandinavians! Are you looking for some new gear to show off your heritage pride? If so, I've got the place for you. Last summer I introduced you to Midsommar, a t-shirt company based in the Twin Cities and they just released new tees right in time for the...

July 6, 2018

I do! I do! I do! 

Alright so I took norsk while attending Luther College and studied abroad at the Universitet i Oslo, but that was over 10 years ago. It is fair to say a little brushing up is in order.

I took the liberty of doing a few things to get reacquainted with t...

June 16, 2018

I grew up in a large family with younger siblings that I helped babysit and have taken notes as I've watched those around me become new parents. I thought I had an idea of what kind of upbringing I wanted to encourage for my son, but I figured that as a new mom it woul...

May 31, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting a sweet lady by the name of Suzanne Kramer at her Scandinavian antique gallery in River Falls, WI. Suzanne is the real deal. With two old barns full of amazing finds she is a wealth of knowledge on Scandinavian antiq...

May 1, 2018

We have a cute little announcement to make! Our little nisse has arrived. Meet Leif Erik Oksnevad. He was born on March, 13th 2018 at a teeny 5 lbs 4 oz. He is an amazing little guy and we couldn't be happier. 

I made the hat myself out of the same wool I used for...

March 8, 2018

I mentioned awhile back in our maternity photo shoot that I would designate a special blog post to the little jackets I made for the dogs. I will start out by saying that I am not great at sewing. I have only done a little bit of it in my life so these are no means bea...

February 19, 2018

I am a very lucky person in that I have been blessed with some amazing friends. I think it is obvious to anyone that knows me (even if they don't know I have this blog) that I am very proud of my nordic heritage so it was very sweet when my friends surprised me with a...

January 21, 2018

First off I want to apologize for the delay in posting. With the holidays, two colds, and a spell of the flu I wasn't able to find time to get anything together. On that note however, my posts will likely be more sporadic in the months going forward. Although the excus...

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