New Year, New Me… Blah!

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Lately has been all about relaxing and trying to get out the rut that’s been taking me down a bit. All about warm baths, good entertainment, long walks, talking to good friends, and hugging my boyfriend a little extra. I definitely don’t feel that ‘New Year, New Me’-vibe, but maybe this rut also brings some kind of new me at the end. I’m waiting for the creativity to bloom! If you guys are also experiencing less of a ‘New Year, New Me’ here’s a few things I’ve been doing, that really makes a difference:

Talking to people I love.
That is really so important. Although I’m really an introvert, I love people and how they can spark some inspiration into me. Both good friends, but also strangers.

Long walks.  
This is really when I relax and get inspired. I often listen to a podcast to zone out, but I also love just taking in the surroundings. I always have the note open on my phone ready to write things down.

Being creative.
Writing, drawing, taking and editing photos.

Or let’s say baking. I don’t love cooking, but baking I love!

The other day I found myself suddenly decluttering my inbox, which felt extremely good. Then I continued with my bedroom drawers. Then some cleaning. I was on a roll, and it made me feel really good.

Let me know if you guys have any tips on how to get out of a rut, or if you find the ones above helpful. I would love to hear from you.

Xx Christina

TV-shows I’m enjoying

January is my favorite month when it comes to TV-shows. This is when all the shows come out with second seasons or continue after their Holiday break. Edward and I are definitely going to be watching Designated Survivor, Special Victims Unit, and The Bachelor (I already think I know who Arie he’s going to end up with!). Here are three TV-shows I’ve been binge watching lately.

The Crown

Second season came out in September, but since I hadn’t even finished the first season I didn’t pay much attention. It definitely isn’t a show for Edward, which is probably why we stopped watching in the first place, but I started watching again in December and I’m now onto the second season which is a little more dramatic in the romance area, whereas the first season focused a lot on Churchill and the rules of the Crown. I’m loving the old days of Britain, the beautiful scenery, and the language. If you’re up for a piece of history this one is very enjoyable.

The Good Doctor

I’ve always loved ‘hospital’-shows like ER and Grey’s Anatomy. They made me dream of becoming a doctor when I was a teen. Not that I ever went forward with that. Suits made me want to become a lawyer… I’m not a lawyer either. The twist to this show is that Shaun Murphy, the main character, is autistic. He also dreams of becoming a surgeon, and he is extremely talented. I love all the layers of the show and diving into why we’re so afraid of something different. Here the ‘different’ aspect is Shaun having a mental disease. I think it’s very healthy for us all to get to know more about diseases like that.

This Is Us

Edward and I have been watching from the beginning last year, and we love this show. If you thought your family was fucked up, you should watch this show. Growing up I always thought it was a tragedy when there was trouble in my family. I am a divorce child, an only child, an have two stepsisters and two half sisters. My parents both have new spouses. We all have our flaws. This Is Us is about a family full of those – flaws that is. It is so dramatic and full of love & laughter.

Let me know down below if you’ve watched any of these shows? If not, I would love to know what you’re watching!

Xx Christina

What I Wish For In 2018

7b4d38a1-7df7-41dd-8113-a661b6cc2dafIt’s that time of year. As promised yesterday, it’s time for my New Year’s Resolutions. There aren’t that many (You can also check out my 2017 high lights and last years New Year’s Resolutions), but I guess less is more!

Here’s my new year resolutions for 2018:


I want to continue vlogging into 2018. More videos to come everyone! You can find my YouTube channel right here and catch up on the first 5 ones if you want. <3

Work out regularly

A classic one! But since I’ve struggled quite a bit with my back injury the last years I’ve worked out less and less. You all know I just bought a bike, so that I can bike to work, but I actually also joined the gym again. Wauwza. I bet I’ll feel much stronger and energized in a couple of months. We’ll see how my back likes it…


I want 2018 to be the year I started reading Harry Potter (don’t judge me, I have not read a single one). Am actually not quite sure how many books there are? But I’ll see how far I get in the saga. I do have Steve Jobs biography to finish first, but then I’ll start.


This is the biggest New Year’s Resolution! Since we moved this year my credit cards have suffered just a bit, and for 2018 Edward and I have made a deal to make budgets and save up A LOT! I know it’s such a boring thing to put as a New Year’s Resolution, but also pretty important because we want to buy an apartment/a house in the nearest future.

Xx Christina

Top 5 Happenings of 2017

Last year I said “2016 has in many ways been an eventful year.” But damn, has 2017 been even more eventful. I think that’s how it goes. New, bigger things happen every year. I went through my wishes for 2017 to see if I actually accomplished some of them, and I’m proud to say I checked off all except one (play an instrument). Now 2018 is literally around the corner, so let’s go through this years Top 5 Happenings

5. I practiced being grateful and actually found a great difference in my mood, my expectations to other people, and to my life in general. It’s a real eye-opener. One thing I’ve been using to help is the 5 Minute Journal, which I write in first thing when I get up and last thing before I go to bed. I highly recommend it.

4. I started vlogging in December. But better late than never. Check out my YouTube channel right here and let me know if you wish for any specific videos. I have so much fun making them, so I hope that comes through! <3

3. I finally said stop at Nadine Johnson & Associates, took a month off for myself and some quality time with my family, and started a new job at Affordable Luxury Group September 1st. It’s the best change this year along with no. 1.

2. I read many great books among others this list of great biographies. I listened to many audio books, and right now Steve Jobs biography is playing. Today I’m actually heading to Barnes & Nobles to buy the first book in the Harry Potter saga (no, I have not read them yet, don’t judge me).

1. We moved to Manhattan into the most beautiful pre-war apartment in Washington Heights. I’m so, so happy. This was a change we both needed, as we now have another bedroom, a kitchen you can actually cook in, and are a part of a lovely neighborhood. All my wishes came true.

Stay tuned for my 2018 New Year resolutions coming up tomorrow!

December 16th: My favorite Christmas movies

One of my favorite activities that will guaranteed get me into the Christmasy mood is putting on a Christmas movie. So today I thought I would gather a little list for you guys! Maybe there are some movies on the list you haven’t watched yet, if not maybe you’ll want to watch them again (I re-watch movies all the time, which Edward never seams to understand). Do let me know in the comments down below, if your favorite movie is not on the list. I would love to watch new Christmas movies!


Harry Potter

All of them. But mostly the first ones. I love the magic of Harry Potter and how it takes you to a whole other world (I have a little dream of visiting the Harry Potter museum in England and also going to Ballard!). I’ve had the movies on repeat on cozy Saturday and Sunday mornings while eating breakfast in bed. It is one of my favorite December activities.


Love Actually

This one is actually playing in the background as we speak! Such a Christmasy comedy that delves into different aspects of love seen through different peoples lives. They all end up having some sort of connection in the end of the movie. This one is definitely a favorite, taking place in one of my favorite cities in the world; London. I can’t even choose my favorite scene, but if I had to… no, I can’t.


The Holiday

Another Christmasy comedy! This one is about the characters Amanda and Iris, two lovelorn women from California and London, who temporarily exchange homes to escape heartbreak during the holiday season. Full of love, coziness, and laughter. I love this movie so much, that I actually posted a photo of Iris’ house on Instagram the other day dreaming of spending Christmas there.

Jim Carrey as Ebeneezer Scrooge outside his counting house on Cornhill, London

A Christmas Carol

This one I was introduced to this year actually. I was watching Freeform (a channel that shows 25 days of Christmas movies non-stop) and there it was. It’s such a lovely story taking part somewhere in Britain. I love that it’s animated, and then all the magical music appearing throughout the movie!



A silly Christmas comedy starring Will Farrell as one of Santa’s Elfs. He learns that he’s actually a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father. The movie is filled with cute and funny moments, and lots of Christmas cheer. A movie for the whole family!


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