Happy Swedes
Life in Sweden

As an American, I’m aware that most of us would proclaim that we live in the greatest country in the world because we’re the most democratic, wealthy and powerful. But one thing is for sure: we’re not the happiest. Based on my time living in Sweden, it comes as no

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Swedish Gem

Swedes do not have reputations for beating their own drums of glory. Rather than seek the limelight, Swedes are generally more fascinated by their work than by any honors or laurels that may be bestowed upon them. Even though they may not care about receiving kudos, we are not hesitant

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GeneralSwedish News

On March 30, 1926, Ingvar Kamprad was born on his family farm Elmtaryd in the local parish Agunnaryd. While this innocuous statement of fact appears to point to nothing of interest, if you add the initials of this child to the initials of his farm and nearby parish, you get

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Swedish mediaSwedish music

Melodifestivalen 2018 kicked off on Saturday night! Melodifestivalen is the music competition where Sweden picks the performer that will represent them at Eurovision in Lisbon this year. This year’s competition started in Karlstad with the first semi-final and will travel around different cities, with the final being held at Friend’s Arena in

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How to say I love You in Swedish
Learn SwedishSwedish languageSwedish vocabulary

I recently found out that quite a few people want to know how to say I love you in Swedish. Always a useful and beautiful phrase to know. I thought it would be useful if I put together the ultimate blog post for romantic Swedish phrases. Hopefully, you can either

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swedish proverbs products
New Products

A few weeks ago we added two new products to our shop! Now you can get a tote bag and mug with a bunch of Swedish proverbs! The tote bag is only $25 and is perfect for being green. Use this instead of a plastic bag at the grocery store. 

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Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup
Swedish Recipes

Swedish yellow split pea soup, or Ärtsoppa, is a classic Swedish dish. It has been traditionally served on Thursdays in Sweden since the middle ages and is sometimes followed up with Swedish pancakes for dessert. This is a great, simple dish, with only a few ingredients and is perfect for a

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Friends Arena
Life in Swedensports

People traveling to Europe don’t necessarily think of Sweden as being one of the premier destinations for watching football. Just last year, a prominent sports site ranked the most entertaining leagues in world football and made no mention of the Allsvenskan (which for those who aren’t aware is the top

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dag wiren
HistorySwedish GemSwedish music

If the name Dag Wirén doesn’t conjure up any melodies for you, do not feel bad. Outside of Sweden, not many people have treated themselves to (or been aware of) the musical creations of Dag Wirén. Collectors of modern and eclectic classical music most likely know his famed Serenade for

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