AMOR VINCIT OMNIA ~ LOVE CONQUERS ALL!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Loreen, a true artist has arrived

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Loreen has won the hearts of most people in Europe and soon the rest of the world :-) I love her winning song "Euphoria" but the acoustic version of "My Heart Is Refusing Me" is beyond beautiful, it shows how powerful and pure Loreen's voice truly is! Posted a two of her songs here and hope you enjoy!!

 "My Heart Is Refusing Me"

 Winning song, "Euphoria"

 Until later music lovers

  xoxo

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Why I admire Kofi Annan!

At the heart of volunteerism are the ideals of service and solidarity and the belief that together we can make the world a better place. In that sense, we can say that volunteerism is the ultimate expression of what the United Nations is all about.”
Until later my sweethearts!

xoxo

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

cutest things!

Some people just have that dancing gene :-)



How adorable isn't this Dormouse?! My sister would probably say I sound the same hahaha



Until later my friends!!

xoxo

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring is around the corner!

For the first time in a long time we could enjoy the warmth of the sun and even though it was snowing yesterday and on Monday, today let us know spring is here!! I love to look out the window at the office and feel the rays of the sun embrace my face and watch the colorful clothes and accessories on the women and men walking outside. Swedish people are known to shy away from bright colors but these past years more and more colors are finding their ways to many IKEA closets around our elongated country :-) Personally, I love colors, the brighter the better!! I love my red coat, my many colored shoes, scarves, bags etc but my latest purchase really got me in spring mode. I got 6 bottles of nail polish, all pastel colors making you long for summer. The colors I bought are numbers 034, 035, 122 and the other 3 single pictures. I know I'll probably run to the store and buy more cause they are small and cheap so the more the merrier! All I need now are colorful pants, preferrably a cute pair of Royal Blue pants and more shoes!! I have my eyes set on a cute pair of slingback high heels with true summer color but we'll see if I'll get them, translation - if I can afford them. Aahh sweet shopping addiction.


Until later my sweets

xoxo

Cover of Adele's Someone Like you

Great "Someone Like You" cover by Alexa Goddard. For some reason I did not expect this voice to come outta her but Alexa has a beautiful and original voice. Good luck Alexa, I see success in your future!

Enjoy!



Until later my sweet sweet friends

xoxo

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Motivation!

Not only does she have amazing hair and great fashion sense, Jennifer Aniston has a killer body! If there is one body in Hollywood I wish I had it is Jennifer Aniston! At the age of 43 her body looks amazing, and a lot better than my 28 year body. She has, what I like to call the perfect body. Fit, strong, healthy and with curves in the right places :-) Seeing her motivates me to work harder on my body! After getting a very nice (and expensive) yoga set I should really start doing yoga and with beautiful weather around the corner I will soon enjoy long walks in the woods and by the water.


Until later my sweethearts!

xoxo

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bonnie Tyler

I really like music from the 80's and Bonnie Tyler is a true icon from the 80's. I, for some reason, listened to "It's a Heartache" and seeing the lyrics instead of just hearing them made me realize that most of us have been in a situation where we lived the words she delivers with a determined and her trademark husky voice...


...and instead of wallowing in our own misery we should listen to the upbeat and famous (was sung in Shrek for all you 90's kids :-P) "I need a Hero". This song and lyrics shows us what we should look for in love, not literally but your own idea of hero, who ever that may be. Thank you Bonnie for all the songs you have given us, they are epic!



Time to take my pretty dog out for a walk!

Until later my darlings

xoxo

Euphoria All.The.Way!!

I have uploaded a video here and I really think you should listen to it, it is Sweden's choice for coming Eurovision Song Contest. Her name is Loreen, singing "Euphoria" and the song is really good and for the first time in a long time do I agree with the choice Sweden has made. Let us hope countries vote for the song and not because they are neighboring countries....Good luck Loreen, we are all proud of you!!!!



Listen and enjoy my sweethearts!

xoxo

Fighting for a change

Sorry I haven't updated the blog lately but I have a wonderful reason! I got a job at an organization called 1,6 millionclub (1,6 miljonerklubben)! Woohoo I got a job :-D About time haha This organization was founded by Alexandra Charles who, after some research, realized there isn't a lot of research concerning women's health and there is also discrimination against women within the health care sphere. Most medicines are developed based on research done for men, also medical directions are based on men's health. This means we do not really know much about women's symptoms or how to correctly diagnose various diseases or prescribe the correct medicine. All women and men should support this cause because this problem affects all of us!
(Alexandra Charles, a truly inspirational woman)

The name of the club stems from when the organization started in 1998 and there were 1,6 million women in Sweden over the age of 45. 1,6 million women who were affected by the lack of reseach within health care. Today we also have a "sister" organization supporting women younger than 45 years. I love to go to work every day because I know I am working for a great cause and I learn a lot from my female coworkers and events we plan for our members. Please look this organization up and let us all work for equality!

Until later my friends

xoxo

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Whitney Houston

Sad to witness her funeral I take comfort in the fact that Whitney Houston's songs and artistic work will forever live in our heart and memories. Boyce Avenue have recorded a beautiful cover of one of Whitney's wonderful songs "I Look To You" and I just wanted to share it with you guys...

Enjoy!



Until later my sweet friends

xoxo

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Summer hit song!!

Fell in love with this song the instance I heard it and of course I must share with you guys!!! Brazilian Michel Teló is behind this "time-to-shake-your-booty" song. "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" in Portugese and "If I Catch You" in English, Michel makes sure all the ladies get up to dance and sing along to his summer hit song 2012!!! Enjoy both the English and Portugese versions, I know I do!! However, I must say I prefer the original, Portugese version :-)





Until later my dancing buddies!

xoxo

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Icon, Inspiration, and Legend

I woke up this morning in a good mood, I turned on my computer and checked my email. After laughing at an email I had received I headed over to twitter.com (my regular path when turning on my computer) and was bombarded with R.I.P Whitney Houston. I prayed with every cell in my body that it was a stupid twitter rumor but found it unfortunately true. I, along with the rest of the world, have lost an icon, a legend with the voice of an angel. My prayers and thoughts go to her family and I hope she has finally found peace. We have lost an angel that has returned to her true place, heaven.

Whitney, you have been a true inspiration to millions and will keep inspiring many more for generations to come. You may no longer be with us physically but your voice and and genius will live forever!

Today the world mourns the loss of a wonderful artist but will forever celebrate a legend.

Rest In Peace Whitney Houston, you will live forever in our hearts and I Will Always Love You.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A commercial I actually want to see!

There is a song in Swedish I really like and if you listen to the nice song and good music you will never be able to guess what it is for. It was made as a song for a commercial for a gambling site, UNIBET. She sings about the love for the game :-) Listen to the song "För alla oss" by Game On. and see what you think!



Until later lovers of the game, whatever game that may be :-)

Ps. Just noticed one of my favorite bartenders G. from one of my favorite bars, BagPipers Inn is in the commercial haha!! Oh my next visit to the bar is gonna be so much fun!

xoxo

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Love Rock N Roll

One song that will guarantee a dance outta me is "I Love Rock N Roll" by Joan Jett! It never fails in bringing my mood up, and also it somehow makes me wanna drink beer, hit on a bunch of guys, and trash a place...aahhh the wonderful musical scene of the 80's :-)

Don't forget to listen to "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett, women (and men) across the world should learn to not give a damn what people think! Be proud of yourself and don't listen to the negative crap others have to say!



Until later strong and unique friends!

xoxo

The 80's called....presenting Go-Go's!

While being born in '83 my memories of the 80's is filled with block-colored clothes, huge and preferably curly hairdos, and awesome music. Glee is today a very popular show (as most of us know) mostly thanks to the music. In all the seasons we get to enjoy great music from different decades, the 80's being one. "We Got The Beat" was sung in the 3rd season, with the all the Liberace pianos spread across the school, and it made me want to check out the original song (as many Glee songs do). In the video below, made the year before I was even born, we have Go-Go's with Belinda Carlisle as lead singer. This was an awesome band, only women, rocking and having a blast! Check out Belinda's dance moves, takes me back to Carlton on Fresh Prince of Bel Air :-) Enjoy!



Until later 80's lovers

xoxo

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This is EPIC!!!

I laughed so hard when I saw this clip on youtube.com. This must be the best way I have ever seen anyone handle what could have become a very awkward situation. Well done Lukas Kmit :-) Check it out!!


Until later my sweet sweet friends

xoxo

Sunday, January 29, 2012

When the World Stops Spinning

Fell in love with this song when I heard it on Switched At Birth and it is beautiful. Look out world cz here comes Kyler England...



Until later sweethearts

xoxo

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Best. commercial. ever

One sleepless night and Jesse Rosten has created the best commercial ever!! He got sick and tired of the beauty commercials and their obvious lies so this is his answer to them. On behalf of many women out in the world, THANK YOU JESSE ROSTEN! Hopefully after watching this video we will start seeing a change in beauty commercials...Yes to natural beauty!! Enjoy!



Until later my beautiful friends

xoxo

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oh My! 7 things about myself

My dear friend Sascha, creator of coffee and heels, nominated me to an award. The challenge is to tell you, wonderful friends, 7 things about myself...aaaaahhhh! I decided to make them personal and some are kinda embarrassing hehe. Are you ready?? Enjoy!

1. I am scared of the dark and spook easily!

    Yes, since my childhood I do not like the dark. It could have something to do with the fact that my imagination runs wild. If I'm in a room and you turn off the light, and I can't get out when I want to, I panic -- big time! I also get spooked ridiculously easy. Honestly, you don't even have to try that hard, all you have to do is talk in a normal tone with me and the slightest change I jump..hehe

2. I am paranoid that my zipper is open so I check it constantly :-)


    When I was in 3 or 4th grade I performed (mimed Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You) at the school's talent show (that should have been embarrassing enough but no!!) After I was done all my friends told me how awesome I was until these 2 guys, one year older than me, walked up to me and said: "hey, great job but are you aware of the fact that your fly was open during the whole performance? And it still is?" I was mortified!! To add salt to the wounds I wore all black with white panties -- eek. So now every time I wear jeans or pants with a zipper, I always check em before leaving my house and throughout the day.

3. I have a hard time eating in front of a guy I like


 (with my luck that would end up in my nose)

    If you wanna ask me out on a date and I accept you should know I hate going out to dinners for a first date. I do not know the reason why I have a very hard time eating in front of my dates but I do. It could be because my nose starts running whenever I eat anything! According to a doctor I am one of those "blessed" people who has "taste buds" in my nose and as soon as I eat something I like it starts running (read drooling haha) but no worries, it's not in a gross way, just sounds like it haha. Or it could be because I am paranoid food will get stuck between my teeth and my date is too kind not to say anything or maybe even worse, he does say something (mortified!). Perhaps it is because I have to run to the bathroom as soon as I am done eating (my digestive system is awesome!!) and I have a hard time visiting public toilets (ok for number 1 but NEVER for number 2). Or maybe because I am VERY clumsy!! Yes, all girls say they are clumsy but trust me, I am! Ooor maybe it is all these reasons combined.

4. I cannot stand smacking or any annoying noises especially when eating

    If there is anything that bothers me when eating it is to listen to someone smacking while chewing. Makes my skin crawl. Another annoying noise is when people draw the utensil between the teeth -- it has the same effect as drawing nails on a blackboard aaaaaaaaa


5. I LOVE sweets!!
    I am so grateful to be living in a country as Sweden where the candy is to die for and the pastry is perfect! During summer there is nothing better than a soft ice cream..yum! I refuse to give all this up no matter what!!

6. I am scared of the dentist
    
Yes, it is true. I am a grown woman but just thinking about the dentist makes me sweat and dread the day I have to go. Having a sweet-tooth and fear of dentist is not a good combination. Not at all! I fear everything from the waiting room to the dental chair and the tools :-(

7. I get really bitchy when I am hungry and when food is almost ready I automatically eat something sweet!

    If I am hungry and no food in sight the result is; me being a total bitch! I am not kidding. I have snapped, yelled, rolled my eyes, make snotty comments, etc -- not a nice person at all haha. When I am cooking or someone else is cooking and it is almost ready I look for something to eat (no part of the food that I am cooking because I don't like it when people start touching the food I am preparing or tasting it) -- S. always made fun of me for that hehe she always knew when the food was done, I started looking for something sweet :-D



That is it. Thank you for reading :-D
Here are some of the blogs I think should be nominated for serving my interest in various ways:

Karin Bylund
Baked By Madeleine
AnnaWii
A Pair and A Spare
Sandritta

Until later my friends!!!

xoxo

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Without You

Watched the latest Glee episode and I really loved all the songs, especially Lea Michele's version of "Without You". After going to Youtube.com to listen to the original by David Guetta ft Usher, I stumbled upon these two amazing men doing a cover. J Rice and Daniel De Bourg hit it outta the ballpark with this cover. I thought you guys could listen to all 3 versions and see which you like most, if you can make that choice :-)








Until later lovelies

xoxo

SOPA bill

It has been brought to my attention that there is a controversial bill trying to pass, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). According to news.cnet.com "It allows the U.S. attorney general to seek a court order against the targeted offshore Web site that would, in turn, be served on Internet providers in an effort to make the target virtually disappear. It's kind of an Internet death penalty."

Click this link or this link to learn how this bill will affect you.

For all you who enjoy streaming, listening to music, and find info on, say, wikipedia, will be affected and the victims of this battle. The 3 strong supporters are: MPAA, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Understandably, the organizations such as MPAA, Recording Industry Association of America, stand to gain a lot by the passing of this bill as it will "force" music, tv, and film lovers (such as myself) to start paying for all our entertainment. I also understand that the millionaires fear the continuing loss of income as fewer buy CDs, DVDs, and such but hey, here is a thought; STOP RAISING THE COST FOR EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME and people will start buying and pay more from your providers!! It is getting more and more expensive to go to the movies, buy a decent CD/DVD, and so on. Now that the economy is as poor as it is, you will not gain more simply because you remove the entertainment people can actually afford. Instead of getting rid of sites that provide free entertainment, try to come to an agreement where the internet users are not the biggest losers, as we would be if SOPA passes.

This bill does not leave any room for the accused party to protect or defend itself. No right to a fair and quick trial here. This is a typical "David vs. Goliath" scenario, except this time David has no means to defend himself at all and is sure to lose.

The thought behind PIPA and SOPA may have started with well-meaning goals but they are quickly getting dangerously out of control. This bill means that if a website filled with documents but has ONE page that may be infringement, SOPA will allow for the whole website to shut down. If a user uploads something that a company finds to be infringement the whole website will be shut down (think YOUTUBE.com).

I believe it is a direct threat to the First Amendment rights and people need to learn more about this bill. Instead of protecting the rich and large companies we need to look out for the true victims, Internet users and providers. The pro-SOPA organizations claim that thousands of job are affected, so are they claiming that if the SOPA bill passes they will somehow get those jobs back? What about all the people working for YAHOO, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK (even though I cannot stand this social network), YOUTUBE, and so on, what about their jobs?

Are we to step back instead of moving forward in society? This bill means a social online isolation where the US will become its own, online, island. As it is hard to strike sites outside of the US, this bill targets sites within the US and does not allow US members to enjoy the foreign websites that are accused of piracy, thus cutting the strings that are attached to other countries. To alienate yourself in this day and age is not the smartest move by, allegedly, some of the smartest brains in the USA.

Dear readers, go online and research this bill and do what you can to stop it! If we do not do something then it will be the end of the Internet as we know it. If you believe in a cause then speak up to make a change!

Until later my cyber friends

xoxo

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Look alike??? Ya think!

When I saw this video I almost fell off my chair...Needless to say that if Angelina Jolie decides to take a break from work, kids, or anything else this woman can take her place. As long as she doesn't speak the resemblance is eerie!! Check it out and see what you think.



Until later sweet friends!

xoxo

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Singing McDonalds order

Hilarious Todrick Hall singing his McDonalds order....check it out!



Until later darlings

xoxo

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bruno Mars "It Will Rain"



Such a sweet song by Bruno Mars 


Until later lovelies

xoxo

A bit late

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :-D I know I'm a bit late but I have not been sitting by the computer for the last month or so because life has been hectic with the holidays. I hope you spend the holidays with loved ones and lots of good things on the table! I wish nothing but the very best for 2012 to all you wonderful people across the hall, street, city, country, oceans, and continents!! Much love to you all from me and Nala!

Until later my darlings

xoxo