If you have ever lived in Sweden, you will know what the true national dish is. Pizza. What they do with pizza is genius. My favorite was when they took a whole pizza, added some ranch, and rolled it up into a large burrito like sandwich. Yum! Well, something new
Midsommer is one of the best holidays to be in Sweden for. If you don’t know what Midsummer is or haven’t experienced it, watch the video above. In 4 minutes you will get exactly what Midsummer is for Swedes. I miss Midsummer immensely, so here are 10 things you can
This has been a big week for Sweden’s royal family. Just two days after Swedish Prince Carl Philip married Sofia Hellqvist, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill welcomed their baby boy into the world. Yesterday, images were released. How adorable! The new prince weighed 3080 grams (6 lbs and 12 oz) at birth
The Swedish Royal Family arrives in style at Prince Carl Philip’s marriage to his long-term girlfriend Sofia Hellqvist. Nothing more fun than a royal wedding! And just two days later Princess Madeleine welcomed her second child into the world.
From what I had heard and read, Sweden is a country of innovation. Just take Ikea for example. A furniture business that not only sells their wares disassembled for convenience, production value and price point but excites people to master the skill of carpentry with little more than a pack
We’ll never know if there were any native Swedes among the crews of Vikings that were the first Europeans to set foot in the Americas, but later waves of Swedish migrants arriving in North America aboard the famous liners of the Cunard Line were among the main settlers of the
(without visiting Ikea!) Unfortunately for a lot of us the instant connection made when we think of Swedish design is world-wide home interiors giant Ikea, but there is so much more to beautiful traditional Swedish interior design than this. Natural materials, light-reflecting mirrors, fireplaces, stylish functional furniture and cosy textiles
There are some pros to living in a big city. Bozeman, Montana, where I first ended up, only had 30,000 people in the area. While many of them had Swedish heritage, there was not much Swedish culture. Phoenix is a whole different story though. I run into a lot of
I have fond memories of my time in Sweden, especially my two Halloween parties. Yes, they were big enough to make a splash in the local newspaper, but what was really fun was to see all my Swedish friends dress up and really celebrate this holiday all out. I remember
This post is sponsored by Stormin Norman, a pest control company in Phoenix, Arizona, that specializes in termite control and scorpion control. Let’s explore the extreme differences between the bugs of Sweden and the bugs of Arizona. Here in Arizona, the dreaded bug is the brown recluse. This nasty and
Halloween is coming soon. It may not be a native Swedish holiday, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t celebrated in Sweden, and it also doesn’t mean that your Halloween can’t have some Swedish in it! Here are 7 great costumes for a Swedish Freak like you for this Halloween. Viking
Hell on earth, falukorv and little red cottages Ever travelled through the Swedish countryside? Or at least seen it on TV? Did you notice that the majority of all buildings – homes, barns, boathouses, every shed – are red? Red cottages with white corners and other white trimmings are as
Saturday saw another Royal Wedding in Stockholm as Swedish Princess Madeleine married American/Englishman (he has dual citizenship. But for coolness sakes, let’s just call him American) Christopher O’Neill. And of course Swedish newspapers and media are all the more happy to report about it. I’m sitting here in the United
2013 Ice Hockey World Championship This year’s Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Stockholm and Helsinki (arranged in cooperation by Sweden and Finland). Those of you who are interested in ice hockey have of course followed the reports from the games, many of you with despair and raised eyebrows.