Life update

Hi friends. Please accept my sincerest apologies for going MIA. I cannot guarantee that I am back fully just yet, but hopefully I can blog more than once every other two weeks. I should be back to blogging regularly after July 29th.

Why have I been gone? Where have I been? What have I been doing? I have not been blogging due to my workload in school. I am used to traveling during the summers, not having classes every day (although I will travel again in August, YAY, but more on that later). I am taking two of the toughest classes I have ever taken before, in addition to a third class. The classes have the same number of assignments, exams, work, etc. as regular three-four month classes, only we have to get everything done in seven weeks. After this summer semester is over I will finally have officially graduated though!! My days the past month have looked like this: wake up at 7am, get up at 8am. Workout, study, go to class, study, go to bed around 2am. During the weekends I have worked and studied. I am mentally exhausted and drained, as well as very sleep deprived, but I am not complaining because I can see the finish line. I will say that I have finally been working out consistently every week and I do not think I would have been able to keep my head above water these past couple of weeks without working out. Endorphins are the best. Thank you for reading this rant. HUGS

 

Delicious pasta with arugula

Tip of the day: If you want to look healthy eating a pasta just throw some arugula on it (you are welcome). All jokes aside, I love arugula. I love it on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, with salmon, in salads, you name it. It will make anything feel fresh and taste even better.

Selfie overload

I really wish I was back at The James Chicago, what a wonderful stay we had. The location was perfect, we were in the heart of Chicago. The staff at the hotel were so kind and helpful with everything from restaurant recommendations to sightseeing options. I have nothing but good things to say about this place! HUGS

New Years Eve

Get ready for a rainfall of pictures from New Years Eve. What an amazing way to end 2016 and begin 2017. Food prepared and cooked to perfection in addition to great company, the best combination (for those of you who read my blog regularly you already know that there is nothing I enjoy more). Mike was missing because he had to say in the US to work but other than that this New Years could not have been any better. Thank you all for this wonderful day. 

Erik and his humor, it never fails. 

Beautiful sisters <3

My gorgeous best friend <3

Pretty ladies!

Alex and Simon had been prepping for this dinner for about a week. Just look at this menu!

Our first course in the making!

Hard working guys! So many thanks for this mind blowing dinner. 

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The second course which also happened to be my second favorite. 

At it again!

We had a different kind of wine paired with every course, so well thought out and planned. 

The fourth course! Just wow. Everything was so delicious. 

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This was my absolute favorite! Can this be in front of me again right now? My mouth is watering just thinking about this.

YUM YUM YUM! Need I say more?

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There were so many fireworks everywhere. I love fireworks!

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Cheers to 2017!

The brilliant masterminds behind the creation of the dinner!

It was way too windy for this so we did not really succeed, hehe, but we tried!

Ended the night with dancing in the living room <3

Thanks to everyone for making this New Year a good one <3 Also, special thank you to Simon and Alex for an incredible food experience!

1 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEARS!! Today was spent on the couch with the exception of a long walk to get some fresh air. We have been watching SKAM which is a Norwegian TV show that everyone is talking about (here in Sweden too). It is addictive, and a must see. Relaxing and cozy day to say the least. Tomorrow I will post about NYE and our amazing dinner. I hope you all had a great end to 2016 and a wonderful start to 2017!
 

A beautiful and delicious dinner

What a dinner, wow. Everything was beyond delicious and the presentation of the food was beautiful. Cannot say I have done much else but eat ever since I landed in Sweden, but I am not complaining when the food I am being fed is this good! HUGS