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Tove Jansson’s 100th Anniversary and Moomin Exhibition at the Arabia Gallery in Helsinki

We recently visited the Arabia Factory in Finland. Arabia has been manufacturing Moomin mugs for decades, and held a Moomin Exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, one of the…

Must do for Finnish Design Lovers: Visit Arabia Factory in Helsinki

Artists are the rocks stars of Finland I recently visited Arabia factory in Helsinki. More about the factory, it’s history, amazing historical findings done from the factory attic, the showroom and why Arabia is the…

My Finland in 20 Instagram Pictures

It’s Instagram Travel Thursday again – and now with a new format. Starting this month, we will be hosting Instagram Travel Thursday link collection only once a month, and a new collection linky will be…

Orange List: Hot Costume and Party Halloween Trends for 2014

Sponsored content. BuyCostumes.com has revealed the “Orange List”, featuring this Halloween season’s top 10 hottest costumes, and top 10 party themes and treats. Check out the hottest costumes this year and how to be trendy…

IKEA Launches 2015 Catalog with a Parody Video

The IKEA 2015 catalog has gotten my attention. I can’t help it. I don’t even know which continent we will live in January, but I sure hope I will live within two hour drive from…

Back on Campus in Style

It is time to say farewell to summer, and, for many, dust of the textbooks for a new semester. Whether you are in the city or a picturesque East Coast Ivy League campus, heading back…

Tove Jansson’s 100th Anniversary and Moomin Exhibition at the Arabia Gallery in Helsinki

Tove Jansson's Moomin Exhibition at Arabia Factory and the anniversary of Tove Jansson

We recently visited the Arabia Factory in Finland. Arabia has been manufacturing Moomin mugs for decades, and held a Moomin Exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, one of the…

Must do for Finnish Design Lovers: Visit Arabia Factory in Helsinki

Visiting Finnish design Arabia factory in Helsinki

Artists are the rocks stars of Finland I recently visited Arabia factory in Helsinki. More about the factory, it’s history, amazing historical findings done from the factory attic, the showroom and why Arabia is the…

My Finland in 20 Instagram Pictures

FINLAND in 20 photos at @skimbaco

It’s Instagram Travel Thursday again – and now with a new format. Starting this month, we will be hosting Instagram Travel Thursday link collection only once a month, and a new collection linky will be…

Orange List: Hot Costume and Party Halloween Trends for 2014

Wizard of Oz

Sponsored content. BuyCostumes.com has revealed the “Orange List”, featuring this Halloween season’s top 10 hottest costumes, and top 10 party themes and treats. Check out the hottest costumes this year and how to be trendy…

IKEA Launches 2015 Catalog with a Parody Video

Experience the power of a bookbook™  - IKEA catalog ad 2015

The IKEA 2015 catalog has gotten my attention. I can’t help it. I don’t even know which continent we will live in January, but I sure hope I will live within two hour drive from…

Back on Campus in Style

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It is time to say farewell to summer, and, for many, dust of the textbooks for a new semester. Whether you are in the city or a picturesque East Coast Ivy League campus, heading back…

Orange Tuesday for Halloween Shopping

orange tuesday - it's like Black Friday for Halloween costumes!

Sponsored content. Have you heard of Orange Tuesday, yet? Orange Tuesday is for Halloween, what Black Friday is for Christmas. Orange Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, is when it’s time to start thinking fall…

Inexpensive Summer Guest Bedroom Makeover

guest bedroom on a dime

This marks our third and last summer in Sweden, and each summer we’ve had visitors for several weeks. This summer is no exception. Each year we have made changes and additions in the way we…

Our Easy 4th of July Parties

easy 4th of July Party ideas

Happy 4th of July for those who celebrate! 4th of July is one of the favorite holidays in our multi-cultural family. I love being almost an American by association, and I love celebrating the 4th…

4th of July Party Music Playlist

4th of July 2014 Music Playlist via Skimbaco on Spotify

The easiest way to set the mood for your 4th of July party is to fill it with the right music. I created my 4th of July Music Playlist on Spotify, and it’s ready to…