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upthewoodenhills Kitchen things! ♡ 23h

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upthewoodenhills Gbg is really hot at the moment! :) I'm working half days right now and enjoying the summer during the rest of the time :) 2d

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upthewoodenhills Pic from a lovely Sunday lunch and fika yesterday with @oliviathorden 4d

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upthewoodenhills My theme during this last week seems to be inspiring women :) So I'm continuing that theme with telling you about my friend Jenny. She is one of the most sympathetic and kind persons I've ever met and she runs the Gothenburg based brand @birgitochbenny. A few days ago I received this beautiful dress called "Eivor" from her. (Thank you!) Jenny designs all of her garments by herself, including dresses (in mostly floral fabrics), skirts, tops, ties and turbans with vintage brooches. She has a small sustainable and fair production of all her garments in Sweden and Estonia. I really admire her work and she is a true inspiration. 5d

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upthewoodenhills Picked these strawberries on our way to the sea yesterday. They taste amazing! :) 5d

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upthewoodenhills Spent this Saturday by the sea :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend. ♡ 6d

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upthewoodenhills Happy Friday! ♡ I've been experimenting with new origami shapes and patterns from time to time. Will show you more results soon. And I thought it was time for a dip dye baby blue pattern as well :) 7d

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upthewoodenhills #tbt - Fika at Palais de Tokyo in Paris last summer with @idelwood 1w

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upthewoodenhills Rainy day today! Working at cafées together with @lineld for a change. I really enjoy working at home but during rainy days it's nice to change environment. So far I've had the opportunity to meet inspiring women almost every day this week. This Monday I also had a picnic in The Garden Society together with @asollander and @jrnstrm! Two very inspiring new people in my life. ♡ 1w

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upthewoodenhills Went to see my lovely friend Nanna @nannakerstin in her beautiful home earlier today. We had a great morning with lots of inspirational talk. Thank you Nanna! ♡ Hope you all had a beautiful Wednesday! 1w

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upthewoodenhills Oh, well - the peony season seems to be over here by now. But the roses and hydrangeas have taken over! :) Sleep tight. ♡ xx 1w

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upthewoodenhills Folding paper today! :) Thank you so much for the kind comments on my posts from these last few days. I want you to know that I read every single comment even if I'm not that fast at replying these days. ♡ 1w

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upthewoodenhills As part of yesterday's instameet we also got to visit this beautiful interior store Market 29 @market29haga located in the neighborhood Haga in Gothenburg. Thanks for the lovely welcoming and for telling us about your brand and concept. :) 2w

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upthewoodenhills I had the most inspiring day today! I was invited to an instameet and had the opportunity to meet nine TOTALLY AMAZING, STRONG and INSPIRING women! I say YAY! for more instameets! Thank you so much to Li @lite_tyll and Charlotte @blackbirdstyle for initiating this and to @anyhowelisabeth @dromma @fridaschuler @gitbagge @hannawendelbo @nannakerstin and @photographybykarina for participating. I so love it when you can meet people irl and sit down and share your stories, perspectives, experiences and struggles - it turns out that we’ve all been through rough patches in our life and sharing and talking about them enriches us, gives us more knowledge and makes us see new perspectives and different shades. And a lot of the time it turns out that we all feel the same way about certain things, especially when it comes to being creative women working within the design business and. As women I also think these mettings are a great way of growing sisterhoods where we can help, support, encourage, lift, take care of and have faith and trust in each other. Just being able to relate to each other’s stories opens up for faith and trust.
I also think we are all dying for more transparency and the need to be humans in a time where the internet allows infinite opportunities for people to only show their best (or worst) sides. So that’s why instameets are important - they give so much inspiration and they allow us to be more transparent humans as well.

I had such a great time - thank you for sharing your stories with me!
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upthewoodenhills Sunday! Feeling alive and inspired again! Can't wait to get outside and enjoy the summer :) Wishing you a beautiful day. ♡ 2w

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upthewoodenhills Today I’ve been hanging out with my oldest brother and his family all day long. They are here in town for the weekend. Sometimes I forget how nice it is to have your family close and not 3 hours away by train or bus. We had a really nice time and after these last couple of weeks I really needed some family time. Thank you so so much for all your comments on the post I wrote yesterday. I truly appreciate your response. I know I’ve said it before but I feel so happy that I’m able to share my thoughts with you here. It’s a bit overwhelming to keep them to myself sometimes and it’s nice to put them out in the open a little now and then - and to know that I'm not the only one struggling with these things. Thank you for reading. Hope your weekend is beautiful. xx 2w

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upthewoodenhills This is probably my longest post ever so it will be divided into a few more comment sections. I’ve been wandering the streets of Gothenburg this evening. I’m trying to be calm, enjoy the summer, the scent of wild flowers and summer rain on this particular day. These last two weeks have been enormously challenging for me both on a personal level and work wise. I’ve been given some great opportunities that I’m extremely excited about and that involves collaborating in a few projects. But another part of me struggles with the worries that I’m not sure if any of these things will happen. At this point it's up to the other parties to make a decision about it. In spite of my worries of losing these opportunities I know that if I do it’s not the end of the world and I will at least be one experience richer. But have you ever felt that you wanted something so bad that you can’t imagine what your reaction would be if you should lose it or if it doesn’t happen? That’s how I feel at this particular moment.

This week I also had to say no to a work thing that I felt really really honored about but in the end it meant having to live with anxiety and pushing my limits both physically and mentally over a too long period of time. I realized that it was’t worth it. If you feel uncomfortable about doing something you have every right to be honest about it and say no. On a business level saying no and being honest doesn’t mean that your reputation or brand will be affected negatively - it’s actually the other way around - saying yes to something that you can’t deliver and live up to will definitely effect your brand negatively. It’s not personal for the other part, it’s just business. As the owner of a very small brand I tend to forget that sometimes.
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  •   upthewoodenhills @ecocreate4life Thank you so much for your kind comment. It really is important to be true to your path as you said. Thank you for reading. ♡ 2w
  •   photographybykarina Så bra du skriver! Kan inte annat än att hålla med om allt. Samtidigt är det så svårt. När man håller på något kreativt är det ju en spegling av en själv och man (jag) vill så mycket. Det är svårt att säga nej men att gå på sin sin känsla (kalla det magkänsla eller att följa sitt hjärta) är nog det enda rätta. Jag övar på att säga nej och tycker jag har blivit bättre och bättre på det. Det låter som om du har en spännande tid framför dig och jag är övertygad om att det kommer att bli bra! 2w
  •   owlikki så sant ♡ 2w
  •   annacate Hoppas vi kan ses och fika/prata snart! Fint skrivet, du är så bra 2w
  •   dromma 2w
  •   upthewoodenhills @annacate Ja, det hoppas jag med! Vi får höras och bestämma nåt nu i sommar tycker jag! Vill jättegärna ses! Tack för att du läste texten! 1w
  •   1happymess I really hope all your dreams come true, you are such a lovely person with a beautiful talent 2d

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upthewoodenhills #tbt from last summer! ♡ 2w

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