Counting the days

… And currently I’m at 11 days to go. Say whaaat??!!

All of the final things are falling into place. Since the last update a couple of weeks ago, I’ve received my visa, gotten the subletting of my dorm approved, the Learning Agreement has finally been signed and received (only took like a month, ugh), received my CSN scholarship + loan.

Also, thank God for my nurse at the vaccine place. She told me about a special form of Meningitis, which is spread by air and is a super serious inflammation of the brain that can kill you in a couple of hours if you don’t receive the necessary care or have taken a shot for it. If you survive, you usually end up losing a limb or two. Yikes! So I was most certainly grateful for her recommendation and took that vaccine. Phew!

But on to more fun things! I’ve started planning with my roomates about how we’re gonna decorate our living area. I love interior design and decorating, so this is sooo much fun for me! I’m not entirely sure about our vision for the bedroom when it comes to colors etc., but we’ve decided on going for blue, white and gold for the bathroom. It’s gonna look so nice! So below you can find some things that I would love to incorporate both into the private and the common areas of our living space ๐Ÿ™‚

Home Decor

 

Duvet, Mug, Mirror, Rug, Pillows (1, 2, 3), Paintings, Vase, Candleholder, Frame, Towel, Bathroom set (mug, jar, soap pump)

 

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What summer is all about

I hope you’ve all been well and enjoying summer to the fullest! Because summer is supposed to be enjoyed, no matter the weather. So here are some of the ways in which I’ve been enjoying summer life recently!

Going out with friends



A day with mom visiting Vaxholm and its fortress



Brunching and hanging out with this gorgeous lady

Game night



Catching up with dear old friends and enjoying some amazing Italian food


Spending time in nature

Now I know I haven’t exactly been the best with updating recently, but there’ll be a change about that once the exchange semester comes around. Until then, you’ll just have to hang in there and enjoy whatever is happening before then! Xx

Bikini love

 Hi everyone!

Since my traveling to the wonderful, sunny and warm California is getting closer and closer with each day that goes by, I’ve recently started looking at what kind of stuff I might need to get before heading off to this new adventure. 

One of the things on the top of my list has been a bikini/bathing suit. I definitely have quite a lot of beach/pool time ahead of me, and feeling and looking great during that time is an absolute must for me!

So now I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite beachwear brands Elsa and Rose! They have the prettiest bikinis and bathing suits. And guess what?  We’re now offering 15% OFF on any of their bikinis from Elsaandrose.com! Just use the code ‘RUTAMOZURAITYTE15‘ at checkout to get your discount. 

Check out my favorite picks below and ENJOY!!! 

Kiarah

KIARAH

Scarlet

SCARLET

Seraphina

SERAPHINA

Tiffany

TIFFANY

Zoe

ZOE

31 days to go

And it feels insane!!!

In exactly one month, on the 22nd of August, I’ll be leaving what’s been my home for the past 15 years and head towards new great adventures. I can’t wait, it feels absolutely surreal!!!

While in the U.S., I’ll be staying at a place called University Village Apartments (UVA). It consists of buildings with differently planned apartments. The last photo ย of the floorplan is what my living situation will look like. I’ll be sharing a double bedroom with one other girl, and we’ll be a total of six girls in the apartment. I already know whom I’m going to be living with, and they all seem like incredibly fun, social and outgoing girls. I can’t wait to meet them and get to know them better!

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Otherwise, everything’s been going great! I’ve found someone to rent out my dormroom to, my visa is on it’s way, I’ve figured out how I’m gonna get around once I land in LA – so life is good! What’s left to do for me right now is to sign the Learning Agreement (which has been taken forever to get done because of all swedes disappearing as soon as July starts), get some vaccines sorted out, and start packing up my stuff! I’ll be staying at my parents’ during the last couple of weeks because of my new tenant. But that’s definitely not a problem, especially since I’ll be getting a straight ride to the airport once it’s time to leave!

I’m super duper excited and I just can’t wait for whatever is in store for me on the other side of the Atlantic!

Rome – Part II

After some great relaxing days in Assisi, it was about time to head back to Rome for a final few days before going home to Stockholm!

So what did we do during these last days in Rome? Well surprise surprise, we visited some more absolutely stunning churches!


We got to visit the Catacomb of Priscilla, which contain some of the earliest known Marian paintings, dating back to the early 3rd century. It’s also 13 km long! This place was really something special.

We also spend quite a lot of time just walking around Rome and enjoying its scenes. Something I’m really missing about it is the ancient beauty of the city.



During one of the final evenings, my sister and I decided to divert from the group’s plans and go and have dinner at our favorite restaurant in Rome, Doveralรน. Although we loved the group we were traveling with and we had a lot of fun, we both felt like we needed some alone/sister time, so off we went!

What other way to start a nice dinner than with drinks? Mine was a fresh apple/mint drink, while Milda’s drink was more fruity and exotic.

We really weren’t that original that evening and apart from the drinks in the beggining we ended up ordering the exactly same foods ๐Ÿ˜› Their Carbonara was absolutely delicious!

And what more traditional could you order for dessert than Tiramisu?

So that was basically all from our trip to Italy! I loved going back to some of the places I’ve been to before, as well as having some new exiting discoveries and experiences. Can’t wait to my next travel plans!

See you soon! x