Weekend Coffee Share – New House


Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!


I am sitting here in my new house writing this coffee share for the first time. We moved in earlier this week, and it is just starting to feel like home here. I’ve spent the majority of this week finding the right place for things, and making my daughter’s and my room ready. Starting with my daughter’s room first of course. I couldn’t place her new bed where I planned to put it, since it was an inch too long..Her room is tiny and very cozy, but this slight change of plan throw me off little bit, since we had to move a closet, and take down a big shelf (that was pretty well attached to the wall,) to fit her bed at the only wall that was long enough (if I didn’t want to place her bed directly under the window and cover the only heater in the room.) In the end it turned out great. We are going to print some new photos and decorate her walls with, as soon as we can agree on which ones. All fun stuff.

The only thing that took some time in my room was to put  my new bed together. It went pretty smooth. I did that yesterday afternoon. I have actually not slept in my bed yet, since it had such a strong smell of new when it was time to go to bed yesterday. (I’m very sensitive to strong smells.) It seems comfortable though, I’ll try it out tonight. I still have some decorating to do in my room as well. I like to not hurry with the decorating, and live in a place for a while until I know how I want to make it my own. I’m a minimalist and I don’t want lots of stuff or decorations, but the ones I have I am very picky with. Very picky..

I do like our new rental house a lot. It has a unique charm. It is more than 100 years old, but is completely renovated on the inside. It is small, the minimalist in me like that. It has everything we need (2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and a full bath/laundry-room) on less than 500sqf. 


View from my bedroom. I love the old stonewall, so typical for the Swedish countryside.

How are you doing? How was your holidays? Please tell me all about your week. Can I get you a refill on that coffee?



Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

47 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – New House

  1. I am glad to read how yu are settling down and getting your home looking so
    welcoming. Of course I will come for coffe and bring a newly baked chocolate cake.
    I do so like your windowsill shelves and plants.


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  2. I’m glad you finally are able to settle into your new place! Looks great. And your bed – I can see how one inch one way or another would throw things off 😉 And no long commute 🙂 Have a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead!

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  3. Small, but sweetly cosy, perfect for you two. It looks rural, out of the hustle and bustle. Will you have room for a small garden? I liked the window with the spider plants. Every home needs greenery! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Eliza! It is rural, but only 15 min by bus/7 by car to the capital city of the region. We even had two deer grazing in outside this morning. There is room for a garden, but I have not talked to the landlord about that yet. It is true that every home needs greenery. ❤

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  4. Hi Maria, yea 500 sq. feet would be snug, but it does fit you well. I’m glad this part of the move is finally settled and now life can settle in with the new job and enjoying home with your daughter. Let the good times roll.

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  5. What a cosy little place, love the light that’s coming in & the stone wall, all the window views look like they have such a pretty outlook. It must feel so nice to be settling into your homeland & I look forward to reading & seeing what amazing wonderful things this journey holds for you & your treasure.

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  6. I love the excitement of moving into a new place. When I was single I moved almost every year. We’ve been in this house for more than 25 years now…sort of makes me nuts…and we’re accumulating too much stuff. When I moved often I threw out stuff regularly. Ah well…husband lived in one house for years before we got married…we’re just different types of people!

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  7. I ENJOYED coffee with you today. I too love your daughter’s room and all the little horses in her chair. Her room looks so cozy and warm. I have made a bed like that with my daughter! I was glad there was the two of us, you did a great job! I enjoyed your photos, the indoor plants with the sun shining in, warm, cozy house! Thank you for the coffee! 😃❤️

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  8. Looks perfect for the two of you. And I still miss the wall mounted heaters which give a much more even heat compared to the many different varieties of heating we have here in northern California. I understand your sensitivity to odors – I also have allergies and am sensitive. I am sure you will like this new home. 🙂

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  9. New house greetings

    you know how you never quite know what you have till you move house, and sometimes even then you can discover things that you packed the last time you moved and never quite got around to unpacking, unless of course you have mastered the art of not being a hoarder hahaha

    Compliments of the New Year

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    1. Thank you! I’m a minimalist and I actually don’t have anything that I don’t use. I go through my things at least twice a year and donate/sell what I don’t need. On top of that I downsized a lot more when I moved to a different country recently. This was an easy move. Relatively easy. 🙂 Thanks for having coffee with me 🙂 I’m a little sow getting back since I don’t have good internet at my new house yet. I hope you had a great weekend, and that the new year got off to a great start for you.


  10. What a beautiful place. I so like the way you are doing up as I also like plants inside and also not too much things as clutter. I am not that much of a minimalist as I have lot of books, but very neat and tidy.I wish you the Very Best of Luck in your new home and in a new year too. Lots of Love, Light and Healing Energies coming Your way 🙂 ❤ 🙂

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