Thursday, March 20, 2014

Questions

Many of you have asked for a "question day". So ok, let's have one today! 
Ask whatever you want and I will chose 10-15 questions to answer! 
Rude, too personal or questions that is just inappropriate will obviously not be published.

(pic, Tiger and me, five years back in time! So young!)

102 comments:

  1. What is the real colour of your hair? In this picture you have dark roots but in the more current pictures your hair is very blond.

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    1. I'm born super blond and will get very blond in the summers. But since I got older, my hair got darker. So I'm dark blond or ash blond. On the picture above you see the natal colour in my roots, but I put some contrast on the picture so it probably look darker than in reality.

      I colour my eyebrows every second week. I'm so light else in eyelashes and eyebrows, well all body hair!

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  2. Don´t know if it is to personal, then just ignore it, I am just curious and will not mind. But is M still working in Zurich? Going there every week and you alone with the kids? I kind of thought you both would live and work in Stockholm when you moved back?
    And an other question, about fashion. Do you plan what to buy, like - "this season I need a black turtle neck and a white T-shirt". Or do you just fall for something and find a way to combine it? Laila

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    1. Yes, he does for now. But hopefully it will change before summer. It's not easy for a Swiss man to get a good job in Stockholm. They are not use to work in the same way as here. It's much more superduper work abroad and very goal focused. More big project and just more interesting actually.

      I know it's crazy, but it is what it is at the moment!

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    2. Laila: Sometimes I know that this season I need this and that - other times I see something or someone on the stress (never in Sweden though) that I really get inspiration from, maybe a colour, a material or a cut - then I try to find something like that and will not be settled before I get satisfied. I'm hopeless when it comes to be patience.

      Often I go window shopping and see something I just fall madly in love with. Then I normally buy it or give it one night. If I still want it the next day, it's mine.

      But I try to take one in and something out. I feel disgusted when I have too much of everything, which I tend anyhow. The older I get, the less I want. Or not less, but I get bored easily. Often I wear a dress maybe one or two times, then it feels boring. It's stupid but try. And then I sell it in Stina's Vintage Store and someone else becomes happy! It's very good!

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  3. What does M do in Sweden, working with?

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  4. Did you varicose veins vanish after pregnancy?

    Regards
    Natalie

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    1. Good question! Mine was horrible, I mean the worse I've ever seen myself during the pregnancy of Leon. During Alexis I looked perfect. But they were black, stood out and my whole back side of both legs .... It was so horrible. I also got it ... between my legs actually. I'm telling it out loud since many women gets it and have a lot of pain, but don't talk about it.

      But it ALL disappeared the same day the little monkey was delivered. Like magic. I did not believe something like that was possible. I have small traces of it, but I mean, I though I would have to do surgery or hide my legs forever in the future So I am very happy!

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  5. Hej Stina, du har ju rest mycket och undrar vilken stad eller vilket land som har varit din absoluta favorit?
    för övrigt är du galet attraktiv både på utsidan och insidan:)

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    1. Thank you, those words are beyond kind. I need a little bit of make up to look pretty though (mascara!!! and colours on my eyebrows).

      Hard question - I love Paris of course, it's hard not to focus too much on what happened on a special trip which makes you love it more - it don't give the city true and correct analyzation if you know what I mean since I'm impacted by the surrounding and the atmosphere.

      But Barcelona I truly love, most parts of Italy also, most parts of France actually, I love Miami and can truly feel LA, San Diego is so much fun without children of course and with the right crowd. I adore Morocco and had the adventure of my life in China and Australia. Love Sicily and the small islands around, the sailing in Caribbean was magnificent and such a kick.

      I'm sorry - I love the world and cannot chose! I just got a romantic trip from my man wherever I want (that is manageable without the kids, so a couple of nights only, which means Europe) - but can't decide where to enjoy passion with him .... hmmm.... sorry, no true answer.

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    2. Curious, why do you say San Diego without children of course? Have always considered San Diego to be the most child friendly destination in the US and it always comes out so well on surveys of best USA cities for children.

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    3. I mean, of course it's child friendly, the whole US is, but I would like to enjoy it without children. A road trip through the states with M only!

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  6. Can you please tell us a little bit of you youth/early twenties? What were your thoughts, aspirations, hopes, feelings? I'm in that age now, and I was wondering if you could perhaps give me some of your best tips of life! I love your blog, been reading it for years! You truly are an inspirational woman! Lots of love. A

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    1. Ohhh that's a dark side of my life where I did not feel good at all. I was mostly depressed, felt like i had no idea what to do with my life and had a lot of issues with myself. I would never like to be anything under 27 years old again. Those years where crazy but also so destructive. I did many things wrong but was eager to develop and always read a lot and believed in the capacity of the human, that you can do whatever you want, become whoever you want and really create yourself from the true you.
      I meet the man I married when I was 19 years old. We had a god life but it was never meant to be I know now. But he was a very nice man, nothing bad to say about him.

      My best tips must then be:

      - be crazy in your youth, dare doing things you feel like testing, never restrain yourself from dreams but strive for them. When you will get older and have children, you will be so stuck, in norms and in family life and professions. I'm beyond happy for all my wild, crazy years and even my darker years. They all made me who I am and I can read people easily since I've experienced so much with myself and my own life path.
      - Study! It's boring, but do it! even if you wont work with what you studied, it's so good to have there as a fall back!
      - Don't settle to young! Don't get children too young.
      - Do what you want NOW! M's brother terribly went away five years ago. He is soo missed and I would love to have meet him. Both M and me knows this, that life can end radically and therefor you should focus on doing what you want, or get what you want, say what you want NOW.
      - Trust your instinct and don't give away yourself to easily. I mean, don't open yourself to anyone and just give out yourself to the world. You should always smell it first!
      - Travel! Travel, learn, appreciate, respect other people and other cultures.
      - Never expect anything from anyone before giving it out yourself!

      Good Luck Dear young girl! Life is so magical! Ups and downs! I love the downs after they've passed, everything incredible happens after them!

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    2. Was going to ask almost the same question.. Such great and inspiring answer! Love your blog Stina :) Kram

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    3. I agree with Nathalie, thank you for such a generous response!

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    4. Oh, I'd like to know how M. and his parents managed to live with this terrible loss. We are in the same situation, and it's so hard to live on .... Hugs B.

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    5. They don't of course, they are very hurt by it. More I don't want to comment. Hope you understand. I cannot write about any other persons feelings. But loosing a child must be the most devastating that could ever happen to any human being.

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    6. Please apologize, if my comment seemed to be too personal. I wrote it spontaneously, as a deeply concerned and mourning mother, like a rhetorical question. But it is very kind and compassionate of you that you nevertheless gave me an answer. Hugs B.

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    7. Thank you so much for your answers, Stina! I really appreciate them. Have a nice weekend!!!!

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    8. B - I'm so sorry for you, from the bottom of my heart I can't even start to understand how that must be for a mother. I hope you find strength from somewhere.

      The biggest and warmest hug from all of my soul to you.
      /stina

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    9. Now I am moved to tears. Thank you so much, Dear <3
      Big hug and take care /B.

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  7. How old is tiger? And how has he reacted to his new life as a family dog in his olden days? / kristin

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    1. Ahh Kristin, you are so lovely to ask that! I love how Tiger has a smiley face.

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    2. Poor Tiger. It's not fun since he never liked children. Sometimes I'm thinking of giving him to someone who is kind, have time and without kids - but how can I? But he is adapting well, but dream of the good old days.

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  8. Hello Dear Stina,

    Thanks for giving us opportunity to know you better. Once, I have read on your blog about your story about having kids. I think you did not have kids for sometime and doctors said that it is not possible? Am I right? Then somehow that post forwarded me to your old swedish posts where you were telling everything in detail but I couldnt understand very well. What was the reason behind. to be honest I afraid that I am having a similar problem. What and how was the time period you went through? Can you tell a little bit in English if it is not private for you? If it is private please ignore my question.

    Many warm hugs from Germany!

    PS: I think I should not say how I like your style and your blog (even I try to read your swedish posts :p with google trasnlate!)

    S.A


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    1. S.A. : me too, don't you love google translate?

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    2. S:A- yes that's what they said. And after so many IVF, injections, hormones and all kind of alternative treatments a little part of me started to believe them. But even so, I always had a feeling I was with the wrong man. I could see a international man, dark as soon as I closed my eyes and my mother always told me that I would get my own children.

      It's such a long story and I've written it before as you mentioned, but conclusion is that destiny/universe/my six sense/callitwhateveryouwant - tried to show me where I was (with my ex husband) was wrong. This is my firm belief. I now it by heart. I got solo many signs that a blind could see them.

      This doesn't mean that everyone struggling with getting pregnant needs to change man, but it means that something probably needs to change. You have to listen to your female intuition and keep seeing it in front of you. And if you can't, then take the wonderful chance to put yourself in a adoption Que. and save a already created little dear child somewhere in the world. It's just as big of a blessing and I did so in the end before splitting up.

      Some couple are meant to have biological children and some will get the chance of getting to save already excisting ones. Both are just as beautiful and life fulfilling.

      Warm hug and Good luck!

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    3. I had some Myoms that I took away by surgery - else I was perfectly fine.

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    4. Thanks for your answer Stina! I wish I can end up by you with two (or even more :)) kids...
      Hugs!

      SA


      PS: Tabitha, I can speak only 3 languages. If I was younger I would love to learn more. But thanks God we have google :)) Hugs to you as well ;)

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    5. As Stina said, not every woman should change the husband if she can't get children. My husband has a Problem and IVF could not help us. But I know: it's the right man. And now we have a small daughter which we have adopted 3 years ago.

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  9. So gourgeus such a lady!!!

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  10. Stina-ge oss dina bästa tips för att sköta om sin hy! Hur ser dina hudvårdsrutiner ut, vilka märken använder du? solskydd varje dag?

    Du är bara så himla grann kvinna:)

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    1. 1. Exercise (get sweaty, cleanse the pores and gives oxygen to the skin and the cells)
      2. Use Jan Marinis products
      3. Eat correct vitamins, minerals and eat as clean as you can.
      4. SLEEP!
      5. Be positive in your heart, see beautiful skin in the mirror and it will eventually come!

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  11. Beautiful photo! My question would be "what is your favorite song, and why?" I'm sure you have many, but is there one that really stands out....?

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    1. Ohh that's a good one! This might be corny but It's one of my all time favourite!!!

      Always makes me wanna move to Miami, get a pool house and party all night long!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyQVjGdJ60g

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    2. uh oh - the link didn't work, so I don't know what song it is?! Can't wait to hear! :)

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    3. it does: try again

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyQVjGdJ60g

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    4. It worked! That is a GREAT song, I love it too!

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  12. När blir det bröllop? :-)
    Kram Nina.

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  13. Hey Stina! Lovely photo, and you look just as lovely now :-)). My question is, what skincare and foundation do you use, your skin looks so healthy??

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    1. See answer above,

      I use Jan Marini but no foundation. Sometimes a little help from I:D!

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  14. One question dear Stina.
    You are very strong, it's true, but how long do you think you could live seeing M only the week end?
    I kept almost 4 years and it was very very difficult but I had no family nearby and no children.
    But I suffered so much. Well I was more lonely than you and sometimes it was very hard the evening.
    It's a long time ago but it has been difficult, really. If question too personal, I will undetstand.
    Hugs. Uta

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    1. Oh Uta,

      If I would have had no children, we would probably not be together by now. M manage very fine, but I would not since I would forget him during the long periods away. With forget him I mean, getting my own routines too strong and be too indented (which is always my problem in relationships, I seldom "need" anyone).

      You were very strong!!! I had Alexis so we had already done that journey together and focus was always to get us permanently together. M worked sooooo hard for that! He is amazing in many ways and fought for our family so much! Without his persistent character, we would not be here today!

      Big hug,
      stina

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    2. Once more Stina thanks for your honesty and yes a big kiss on the nose of Tiger.
      And big hug to the most prettiest mum I know.
      Uta

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  15. Lovely photo, I actually really like it when you have your hair color like that, dark roots and blond hair.

    One question, what do you and your husband like to do to unwind - just the two of you?

    All the best,
    Astridur

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    1. When being at home: cook, drink wine and cocktails, make babies, and not much more ... Ha, ha ... plan the house. M works a lot with the house in the evenings so not much time yet.

      When not being at home: Travel, talk, talk about the future, look at good films, being out in the nature. And all things above of course.

      We've had so little time together, I mean, nice quality time that we almost forgot!

      Best,
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  16. Dear Stina,

    thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to get to know you a little bit better. This is one of the reasons why I love your blog so much and why I visit it daily, or sometimes even more than that. :-)

    My question is the same as Anonymous' asked earlier today, about your previous diagnosis of infertility. I stumbled upon your blog when you were pregnant with Alexis and when reading older posts, I found some where you mentioned your inability to conceive, your IVF treatments, the lack of success in that area - and yet there you were, pregnant and healthy.
    I always wondered what the problem was. Did you receive a diagnosis, was there maybe an underlying autoimmunity reason, did you make changes in your lifestyle, diet, etc, to get pregnant? Or were you simply with the wrong man at that time and it was not meant to be?

    I realize this is an extremely personal thing to ask and if you are not comfortable answering my questions, I will understand it and it will, of course, be perfectly fine with me. Since this IS so personal, I would like to share why I am asking - as Anonymous above, I might have similar problems, facing potential infertility due to various health reasons. If there is something that worked for you, it might help me and other women who have the same problems.

    I often think of you, how you were able to overcome your problems and have those beautiful little boys now. It is something that gives me hope and a story I can draw strength from.

    Wishing you only the best!

    Greetings from sunny Zurich,
    R.

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    1. See the answer above:

      I did everything "right" with my ex husband. I trained, I eat healthy, rested etc etc .... did not get pregnant.
      With M, I was drunk as hell, eat crappy, didn't exercise, did things you should not do, was in an emotional rollercoster from time to time ... So no, nothing there.

      But I do belive, and this is my empirical analyse of the subject, that it's much easier to get pregnant when you are under A LOT of alcohol in our body. One, the sex is much wilder, pure, raw normally AND, alcohol changes the consistent of the blood which has proven to be beneficial when wanting children.

      That's all I can say. Don't think I'm lunatic, I just have seen it so often! Alcohol is really good!

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    2. Explanation: With the sex I mean, nature creates sex to be built on passion, animalistic and pure. The everyday sex we try to find time for is not at all what nature indented for us. I truly believe HOW you have sex is of huge impact. The more true, the less boundaries, the more natural - the easier to get pregnant.

      That's why you "try" to make babies, it seldom work. Because you think about the baby (of course, been there) instead of making pure love to another person.

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    3. Thank you for being so honest! Everything you say about alcohol and pregnancy is sooo true, it happened to me three times. But I have myom so it didn't work unfortunately, hopefully in the future! Thanks for answering all the questions!
      /H

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  17. Love this idea of proposing some questions!
    Do you have any outfit you don´t like or regret of wearing it, and do you perhaps have a picture of it?
    Very personal: how tall are you and how much do you weigh? Me, i´m weighing around 60 kg and i´m always wondering about your figure…don´t know you to ask that question without sounding really weird.
    And as a tip could you do a "Flashback Style-post" maybe showing how your style developed!I truly love nearly everything you show us here (just clicked through every (!!!) post on this blog, can´t get enough of those fantastic pics!)
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  18. Astridur; LOVE OF COURSE!

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    1. Hmm was that an answer to me?

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    2. Marie: I am 170cm tall and weigh (last time I checked, at my parents place) 57kg now. Before I got Leon I weighed 54-55kg. Before I got my oldest I was about 57kg.

      I now you all love my outfit posts so much, they are my favourites also, so I'll try to give more of these! (Snow have to go away though ...)

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  19. I just love that you are brave enough to do this, my question is completely banal, what size do you take in Great dresses? I'm small but think I will need a size up from you.

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  20. Hi Stina! I check your blog daily and I enjoy your fashion soooo much!
    I have two questions:
    Firstly, I remember you had your lips done before. And maybe some botox as a specialised nurse yourself. Have you done any other jobs done on your face?
    Secondly, maybe this is way too personal and you could ignore it, but you wrote that you finance yourself with all these beautiful bags, clothings etc and do not rely on M for his support. You have all the haut-couture designer products and I am wondering how you manage your finance to be able to do that. Do you do investment, FX or manage some real estate or so?

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    1. I use to do Botox regularly, but haven't for the last three years because of pregnancy etc. I love it, both for my migraine but absolutely for the simple reason that you wont develop thos boring lines in your forehead and between your eyebrows.

      I have never used Botox around my eyes.

      I use to fill me lips regularly with Restylane. Haven't done that either for three years but would love to get some in my lower lip. I use to do chemical peelings regularly, but again, haven't done that in more then four years.

      I pay for all my things myself, if it's not a generous gift from my man for celebration, birthday or Christmas. My finances are my personal matter.

      Nothing else.
      Best,
      stina

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  21. Hej Stina!

    Tack för en bra blogg!

    Du har så fin hy, använder du fortfarande hudvårdsprodukter från Jan Marini? Har du några bra hudvårdstips som du vill dela med oss läsare?

    Ha en bra dag!

    /D

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  22. Jag undrar vad du tycker om Restylane dagkräm respektive nattkräm?

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    1. Menar du att de är "sådär"? Jag förstår inte vad du menar annars :)
      Vad rekommenderar du istället?

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  23. It's a pity that you have time for a new post but not to answer the questions you asked us!!

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    1. Give me a break, I'm doing it as fast as I can!

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  24. Oh, one more question. Which is your next dream-travel-destination? Where would you really like to go, if you could go anywhere? I recently bought an exclusive travel magazine about islands, and oh boy, the "resorts" that exist in this world. Everything looked perfect, the houses out in the water, the ocean, the food, private pools and sundecks etc... Oh give me some sun and warmth... /Laila

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    1. Exactly something like that! Maldives, Colombia, Mexico, tropical Islands ... And New York!

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  25. Everyone: Ladies, continue asking, I'll answer most of them little by little! Sorry for my sometimes late replies in average, it's not always easy to find energy in the evenings!

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  26. Dear Stina,

    I just wanted to ask if you think it would be possible to see some of your beautiful mothers outfits, like was mentioned during summer i think. Cross fingers. Would also love to see a post with different looks from different years from you. Thanks for sharing your life!

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    1. Ohh I wish i had time for that also. Some here and there maybe. But the interview I should finish with her!

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  27. What is your favorite book, scented candle, preferred food and drink?
    Thank you for answering this questions!
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  28. UPDATE: I'm sitting here, in the darkness (with my son watching a movie next to me and jumping up and down at the same time) writing the comments back to you.

    Now, a couple of hours later, in my quite desk I read through my answers and to my despair see that the spelling is catastrophe! I had not time to correct and just wrote without reading it through first. My sincere apologises for such bad writing! But I just wrote the answers in passion!

    Well, well ...

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  29. Will you put more things up in your stinas vintage store soon????

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    1. Any day now! Have a bunch of lovely things!

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  30. Hi Stina, I love your blog and your honesty. My question is simple although I am sure that the answer will be complex. Why do you blog?

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    1. Good question!!!

      I blog because it fulfils my creative need every day and get my brain active, open and curious. I blog because its somewhat an opportunity to get feedback on my photos and my thoughts. I love style and dressing, therefor it's fun to show it of. It's fun to dress for you guys!

      Sometimes I get disgusted by the narcissistic feelings that blogging also creates, but it comes with the program. I know people like to see me and what I'm wearing, so that's whats fun to produce and share.

      In the beginning, I took a lot of photos of food and more sort of "close ups" on things - but since every single blog does that now a days, I feel like I want to do it less and less.

      I feel like I am appreciating life more because of the existence of this blog. Or actually, for the reason that I'm capturing them on my lens. Every now and then I say to myself that I'm too old and that I maybe should think about quitting, but then I would miss it endlessly and I've managed to get such an amazing, world spread group of women and some men, in all ages, with the same interest as me ... How could I not treasure that gift?

      And, there's so many young (20-28-ish) girls out there who blogs about other things then me, in a very young way - I hope I can give you a little bit more of a reality, life itself with everything in a fabulous and intellectual mix.

      I hope it answers your questions, at least a little!



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  31. Vackra Stina! Vilka fantastiska svar du ger oss. På riktigt, du är så begåvad, klok och fin så man blir lycklig av att läsa dina ord. Vill bara tacka så mkt för det. En liten fråga. Var skulle du helst av allt vilja bo/leva i framtiden? Om du bara fick välja ett land? Meddela gärna lite innan du lägger upp nya plagg i din Vintage shop. :) Kram

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    1. Thank you Dear Åsa.

      I would love to try to live in US (Miami or the other coast), maybe try a couple of years in Asia (Hong Kong or Singapore) and then buy a stunning, neoclassical house with palm-trees, beautiful architecture in the nice parts of Italy or maybe France.

      Hugs,
      stina

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    2. Åsa - M would never accept living in the US unfortunately ...

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    3. Why not? this is were I live for now, i dont intend to stay in the US forever but I am just curious why M would never even move here for a few years? Dorie x

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  32. You've got a lot of clothes, right....? Do you manage to wear all of them? I'm asking, since I own quite much myself and like this winter I've not had an good occassion to wear all of them, even though I like them all. And you've even more! :-)

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    1. Dear Marta.

      I wear not even 2 percent of them at the moment. It's such a pity. And by the time goes by, I get bored of them. Clothes hardly worn. Stupid.

      My daily life at home with the children is in a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a nice cashmere sweater.

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    2. Why do you buy clothes you do not wear?

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  33. Stina, hur håller du dig i form?
    Mat? Träning etc?

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    1. I was giftet with the truth that both of my pregnancies were more or less gone after just a very short amount of time. With Alexis it took about 3-4 month and then I was back to normal, with Leon it took 2 weeks to fit into my old skinny jeans and small 34 size skirts.

      Everyone I know, nows that I eat much and often. My new Lady A is so surprised to see a woman eat so many times per day. But I don't eat chocolate when I eat, a normal day looks like this:

      7am Breakfast with scrambled egg (2) and a double sandwish with butter and ham and a big cup of coffe.
      9am Some yoghurt with musli or a banana
      11.30a, Lunch, well cooked rests from what we had as dinner the night before
      2pmA banana and a smoothie
      4pm A sandwich again, just like the one for breakfast
      7pm Dinner, well cooked with carbs, protein, sauce and often butter since I put butter in all most carbs like pasta, potatoes, couscous etc. Often one glass of wine to dinner.
      10.30pm A double sandwich again with a glass of milk or yoghurt with cereals

      2-3 evenings per week I eat some chocolate or cookies in the evening, but never very much since it gives me headache with too much sugar late at night.

      Conclusion is that I eat pretty much everything I want, but in normal portions.

      I haven't exercised in a loooong time but started two days back!

      From now on, when I have Alexis in kindergarden and Lady A helping me at home and with Leon, I will go on my Orbitreck (like a spinning machine) at home every morning for 20 minutes, then I do some sit-ups and things with weight. That's it!
      Soon I will also start taking power walks. Hopefully with a neighbour who actually reads my blog!

      That's it!

      I

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  34. Dear Stina,

    I would love to know where you draw your strength from. What I admire so much is your confidence, strength and resilience. Did you have to cultivated it yourself or have you always had it? Having learnt perhaps from your parents or friends? From reading your blog you seem like a person who has always known herself well and believed in herself. You are the same Stina no matter what country you live in.

    Though a few years younger than you, I have gone through a similar experience having moved for love. I met my husband on holiday when we both lived at opposite ends of the world (Australia and the Netherlands) and I made the difficult decision to leave a life and career that I loved to move to where he was. Now we live in a third country (my 4th country in 3.5 years). I am happy and settled now but I wish I didn't lose myself along the way. You were able to embrace change rather than lose yourself in it and I admire that so much. I wish I possessed your strength back when my journey started so I would've been able to enjoy the amazing adventure more. What's your secret?

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    1. Wow, what a lovely story! Embrace it! It's a wonderful opportunity you have than many people live a whole life without.

      Well my mother was my mentor and she was very early for her generation to be spiritual in a nonreligious way, but yet in how powerful the human mind and soul is. I have a lot from her, my way of thinking, doing and acting. My father in another way is totally his own character and always pushed me to live a little bit on the wild side and not follow the book completely. He taught me to be a strong woman, independent and to create my own life path without needing any one else's approval. He also told me many times that many rules are meant to be broken and that's something I live by to this day. My dearest family and friends will sign to that. I'm much more then is shown through this blog and probably more rebelled then people think. I do things my own way, but always very honest and straight forward.

      My mother always raised me with a loth of love. My father also of course but he worked a lot when I was younger so I spent most of my everyday life with mum. She always took me under her wings, even when I did bad or failed and that sort of unconditional love makes you strong and it made me not at all afraid to try different path in life since I knew I could always fall back on them.

      But since I can remember, maybe around 12-13 years old I've always been the leader type, going my own way, fought for what I believed in and was never afraid of speaking my mind. In my early twenties I became more spiritual, learnt about the Law Of Attraction and Kabbalah and was faithful to those spiritual tools for long.

      All my mistakes, tries, experiences and my way of approaching life, is what made me like this. I take the opportunity to embrace the opportunity. To do something cool, interesting and nice of what I have, even if it's small and not interesting for others. It's a gift for sure. I think it comes from my mother who always told me to be grateful.

      I am strong, I'm very aware of that. It's very good but not always in a relationship and sometimes when I was younger I hurt people by being honest. Not by intention but by speaking the words from my inner self. In a relationship I need a v e r y strong man to be able to cope with me, to be a challenge of mine and to be intelligent and have something special for me to respect you and look up to you. Everything that comes to easily normally bores me a little.

      I decided to feel good and treat myself with forgiveness when necessary. But as I wrote in a comment answer to someone else, I'm often so present in my self-status that I have most of myself together and act with a realisation that there's always consequences to actions. Good or bad.

      Did any of this make sense to you?
      Best of luck!
      stina

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  35. Dear Stina,

    you wrote earlier before, that studying is boring. Once, you wrote, that you couldn't decide what to do in your early twenties. My question therefore is: what did you study and did you finally like it?

    :)

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    1. You must have misunderstood me. Yes, of course studying can sometimes be boring - but also interesting and so fascinating.

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  36. Hola Stina :)

    One personal question, I recall you dedicated one post to how-you-met-your-man. Yet, for some reason, you never mentioned where did you meet.
    How it happened was as romantic as common hence, it would be the cherry on top to know where about you met.

    Thanks in advance.
    Abrazos,

    Sara

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    1. Sara - some parts of the story are meant for M and me only. He would like to keep most parts of it as a secrete and now shared with people we don't know.

      Somewhere in Europe let's say!

      Best,
      stina

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  37. Gud så snygg, man dör ju lite. Vem är din favoritsyster i hela världen?

    Puss min kära

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    1. Well, maybe a dark beauty, as dynamic and complicated as me - and the only person in this universe who truly understands me completely, all my complex sides and cravings of life, but also who chose to take a ride of lives all beauty and adventures. That Sister is my SisterLove.

      Besos mi hermana corazonista!

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  38. which brand is the watch you wear on the picture?

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  39. How do you care for your bags and clothes (e.g. what do you fill you bags with, when storing them)? How do you keep your shoes nice

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    1. Bags: normally bubble plast!
      shoes: nothing or some ballets I put these shoe things in to keep them in shape. I take most of my shoes regularly to my shoemaker.

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