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HistoryPiece of Sweden

We can’t forget that this great country was founded by Swedes! A small town in Texas, remembers as their Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years. In 1916, Augustana Synod  sent Pastor O. H. Sylvan to Lyford, Texas to start the Bethel Lutheran Church there.  Members met in homes, as the building

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The Great Trump Escape
General

Everyone seems to be surprised about what happened on Tuesday. That is ok. If you want to escape Trump, there is at least one Swedish company willing to help. A Swedish advertising company, Round & Round, based in Stockholm, has put up a website called “The Great Trump Escape.” Since 1/4 of

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Swedes Safest Drivers
Life in Sweden

Sweden has been ranked as the safest drivers in a recent study comparing Sweden and 19 other countries and their death accidents on the road.  This is no accident either. Sweden has invested in the vision of having zero (yep, ZERO) accidents on the roads with their Vision Zero Initiative.  It happens

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ikea-malm-furniture
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Make sure your IKEA dressers are fastened to the wall! We all know and love IKEA for being super Swedish, and super cheap. At least they have cute, affordable furniture. I love the story of the founder of IKEA (which obviously I need to do a blog post about, as I

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Ikea Phoenix
Piece of Sweden

I miss Sweden. I’ll be the first to admit it. The little things, the food, and I only lived in the country for 2 years! Well, I know Ikea has some awesome Swedish things. But I am not a fan of Ikea. I don’t like the maze they make you

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swedeearth-logo
General

Earth Day is next Monday! Wow, that went so quickly! I’m still looking for folks to help us inspire people to love the earth through Sweden. The event is simple. Invite friends and family to a pot luck in your home, at a local community house, or in a park

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Generalspring

Between the Powers of East and West By the middle of April, spring has usually arrived in the southern half of Sweden, garnishing roadsides with yellow sun-like flowers of tussilago (coltsfoot, Tussilago Farfara), filling meadows and clearings with vitsippor (wood anemones, Anemone Nemorosa), and spotlike occurences of the increasingly rare

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drying clothes
General

A dryer is something that I grew up with in California, and I didn’t ever imagine that one could go without it. How else would you dry your clothes? Well in Europe, and in Sweden, drying clothes one doesn’t necessarily use a drier. Usually you hang them to dry outside

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Another Swedish Witch
holidaysLife in Sweden

The Swedish word for Easter – Påsk – has it’s origin from the hebrew “Pesach” meaning “Passover”. In Sweden it is considered to be a christian holiday but have, in reality, become a mix of chirstian and old folklore traditions.An example of this is Easter budles of birchtwigs that we

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