One Miles per hour

My Swedish American love story.

Category: Holiday

Mother’s Day!


This year was my first year actually BEING celebrated on Mother’s Day instead of just celebratING. Though I still of course got my mom a nice gift & wished her a happy Mother’s Day it was my turn as well! I must say I miss the good old days when a card with handprint hearts or the word “Mother” misspelled was enough to put a smile on mommy’s face… nowadays I get requests for a new pair of heels, botox, or a massage at a top notch salon.. well I guess that’s what happens when you start to work yourself 😉

I can’t wait for the days Miles comes home from school and hides something in his room & can barely hold in his little secret of what he made me at school or what him & daddy got at the store. This year since Miles is only 5.5 months old I woke up (after sleeping in till 9) to Marcus & Miles in the kitchen with an all American breakfast at the table and fresh brewed coffee. After breakfast we hit the town and walked around state street people watching as there were tons of moms and kids out together… so cute.

I had to work that night unfortunately but it was a Mother’s Day jewelry party with champagne, mimosas, wine, cheese, & I got to showcase and sell jewelry to all the ladies! I was only here for a couple hours and made some pretty good money and all the ladies had an amazing Mother’s Day away from their kids…

Mother’s Day is an interesting holiday & I saw a survey in the newspaper the other day stating out of all the women who were surveyed only 3.8% of them claimed they got to do what they ACTUALLY WANTED to do on Mother’s Day which believe it or not was spend some ALONE time or time with just the girls! I totally understand and it’s only been this year that I was celebrated.

I love the idea of gifts and brunch with the kids the morning of, but followed by a massage or wine with friends sounds like a PERFECT Mother’s Day to me….

just a thought 😉

How was your Mother’s Day…. I know Sweden doesn’t celebrate till November if I’m correct…




Miles’ First Easter


Glad PÃ¥sk everyone! Happy Easter!

This year was one of the best Easter holidays I have probably ever had or at least since I was little enough to enjoy the egg hunts, waking up to easter baskets, and meeting the easter bunny 🙂 I know there is a true meaning behind Easter and I respect those who have their own traditions but now that Miles has entered my life I want to make each hoilday as exciting and special as they all were for me.

Easter for me when I was little was filled with family, good food and tons of candy and cash filled eggs! I loved every part of it.

Nowadays since my brother (17), sister (20) & I are all grown our parents spoil us with a little mani/pedi gift card or an outfit along with some quality family time at brunch or dinner. Unfortunately this year everyone had work and their own agendas so we didn’t get to all meet up but Marcus & I knew we had to do something special for Miles’ first Easter.

Since I went out last night I woke up… tired… I guess you can call it & Marcus made breakfast and took care of Miles while I rejuvinated… I am so lucky to have such an amazing man I can count on in times of need. I can tell you this, I won’t be going out for awhile. It just isn’t the same anymore now that we have a baby to care for day and night and especially with breastfeeding, drinking and staying out late seems like more of a hassle than an enjoyment… though it was a fun night 🙂

Anyways we headed out for sushi lunch then hit the park to fly our kite (Miles loves watching it). We sat and watched tons of families hunt for eggs, BBQ, swim and just enjoy the amazing weather we were blessed with today. We even all 3 fell asleep together on our picnic blanket under the warm sun… perfect.

We came home when it got cold and windy and I did a quick power clean of the house and started dinner… salmon, rice & asparagus 🙂

Miles was surprised with a little egg hunt Marcus set up in our living room which was adorable and we snapped some cute shots of him “finding his eggs”. I love knowing each year we get to set our own traditions and create a wonderful holiday experience for our little man.

Miles is now in the bath as I sit and catch you all up on my day & dinners just about ready… time to say goodnight. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and continue to read along as I post each day!

Comment and let me know what you did for Easter

xoxo puss puss






Missing bunny


So we drove around looking for an Easter bunny most of the day. When I was little there was one at every shopping mall. There seems to only be one in all of Santa Barbara and it’s at a huge egg hunt, train ride, kids day sort of event we would rather avoid.

Since Miles is only 4.5 months old it seemed unnecessary to do the whole event just for a picture with a bunny :/ so family pictures were all for today. Guess this tradition will have to start next year…

Marcus, Miles & I enjoyed ourselves at Marmalade Cafe, one of my favorite lunch spots in SB!

We shared a tuna taretare, tuna melt and some wine and salad 🙂 mums!!!

It’s such a nice feeling knowing this is my family now and everything starts with us. We get to start our own traditions and choose what we want Miles to participate in and understand the importance of! I can’t wait till he’s old enough to find eggs and leave carrots out at night for the Easter bunny to leave a basket filled with toys and candy in the morning. Or as in Sweden dress as a chimney sweep and go around to neighbors delivering Easter cards in exchange for candy.

I love having an international family though it’ll be confusing and different each year depending where we live at least we have options and we will all be together!

What’s your Easter tradition?

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Our first Easter as a family


Here are some pictures we took at the park today for Easter with our little family. We hired a photographer to take better ones but these were taken with my phone 🙂

More coming soon!

Happy Easter everyone