How I spend a Friday night…

Friday!! 

How do I spend a Friday night? Updating the blog… I really have to update the blog more often!! But now I’m on the roll…

Update in progress...

Update in progress…

Well as y’all know I’m really into photography 📸 and I’ve ordered some really cool Polaroids from Photobox and also I found some really cool frames too.

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Lots of great people in these Polaroids, such as top riders Laura KrautEdwina Tops-AlexanderPatrik Kittel, Jessica SpringsteenYazmin Pinchen, Alexander Zetterman and the Swedish blogger/top junior rider Nellie Berntsson…. also Baby T, Jaspis & Randy… I totally love these pics!!

A small gift… 

Also the official LGCT photographer Stefano Grasso gave me a gift 🎁 since I’m a big fan of U.S. rider Jessica Springsteen and posted one of his pictures and gave him credit in my Facebook fan page, he wrote me a message and said he wanted to give me a small gift as a ”thank you” which was a picture of Jessica and Cynar VA.

Jessica & Cynar VA  Photography by Stefano Grasso/LGCT ©

Jessica & Cynar VA
Photography by Stefano Grasso/LGCT ©

I’ve finally got printed and framed… LOVE ❤️ itttt!!

xx, 😘😘

Photography Class

Photo Bomb Deluxe 📸

As y’all know I’ve been taking photography classes and I want to share it with you. So here’s some of my work… hope you’ll enjoy it!

Photos session in action 📸

Photos session in action 📸

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I snap pictures whenever I get a chance to… I use Nikon 📸 and my iPhone 📱

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Next big photo session will take place at Falsterbo Horse Show in July 📸❤️🐴🐎💨🙈

Until next time, I wish y’all all the best 😘😘😘

I’m back!!

Hello – I’m back and now I’m going to start to update the blog more freqently… 

I’m back!! I’ve been tucked way because of choir rehearsals, concerts and of course work. May is the busiest month working as a teacher!! Grading kids, get ready towards the graduation ceremony and set up a plan for the fall semester…

But now I’m back at the blog and I’m going to start updating the blog more freqently and share my daily life and thoughts about all kinds of things.

Stay tuned… to be continued…

xx, ❤️

Gothenburg Horse Show 2017 – the best week of year!! Lots of pictures – Photo bomb =)

Gothenburg Horse Show 2017 – WHAT a week!! 

Hello again!!

it´s been a while, but I´ve been very busy with work and last week (February 19th-26th) I spent in Gothenburg working as a volunteer at the Gothenburg Horse Show 2017. I was working as a caterer and serving meals to 300 volunteers, grooms, Vets, FEI people, Longines People and the pony club, junior and young-riders. But the GHS also have CSI5***** and the FEI World Cup Jumping – Western European League Final before the big World Cup Jumping and Dressage Finals in Omaha, Nebraska in the United States of America.

Well, I´d 8 great days in Gothenburg and I made lots of new friends and met great people and some of my favourites riders.

Nellie Berntsson – we meet again!! 

I´ve met swedish top junior rider and blogger/author Nellie a few times and she does remember me! Maybe cuz we´ve met and she´s so sweet and such an INSPIRATION and a Role Model to me even though she´s just 17 years of age!! I told her when I met at an autograph session she had at at ALFAB Häastlastbilar exhibition booth at EuroHorse that she inspired me to start blogging and of course I chose to start my blog at Spotlife where she´s a part of their blog profile/family.

Nellie Berntsson (fellow Spotlife.se blogger and top Swedish Junior rider, she ended up 3rd in the junior class) and I at her autograph session.

Nellie Berntsson (fellow Spotlife.se blogger and top Swedish Junior rider, she ended up 3rd in the junior class) and I at her autograph session.

I also purchased two lucky charms (got one for free) to put on the bridle from Hästsmycken who shared exhibition booth with ALFAB. Go check them out, you can design yourself or buy already made charms. contact them through DM. I know Nellie has bought lucky charms from them.

bought two lucky charms and got one for free. These are really lovely and Baby T is going to look so cute in them.

bought two lucky charms and got one for free. These are really lovely and Baby T is going to look so cute in them.

Goodbye Call ASK -we THANK YOU for all you´ve done for Team Sweden through the years and wish you a happy retirment!!

i can´t believe that Casall ASK 18 years(!) young has done his very LAST show in SWEDEN, it was an emotional farewell ceremony Saturday night, February 25th before the Gothenburg Trophy class. I cried my eyes out as SWEDEN thanked Casall ASK and his long-time partner Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) said farewell to Sweden and boy oh boy, am I going to miss out on these two in the ring.

Thanks for all the MAGICAL moments you´ve given us, Casall! #FarewellCasallAndWeThankYou #YouWillBeMissed #CasallASK

 

THANKS for EVERYTHING Casall ASK!! You´ll be missed in the ring, you´re SIMPLY THE BEST <3333

THANKS for EVERYTHING Casall ASK!! You´ll be missed in the ring, you´re SIMPLY THE BEST <3333

Photo bomb from Gothenburg Horse Show 2017 below, pictures taken by me: 

I took lots of photos, here´s some of them!!

It´s been nice and it´s been real…. Until next time, all the best!!

xoxo,

Clara

New Year – New Hair!!

Hair salon…. It´s been too long!! 

I finally made my mind up and decided to set up a date at the hair salon called LYKO and their Studio by LYKO… I kinda knew that I wanted to do, no haircut but I wanted to have an ombré hair or balayage. My biggest role model and inspiration is the U.S. top Show Jumper Jessica Springsteen, I´ve ALWAYS loved her hair so she was also a huge inspiration. So off to the hair salon I went… I´ve never been at the hair salon I booked before! That made it all even more exciting!! I did go there for a consultation with their hairdresser J and showed some pics of what I´d in mind and what type of colour I wanted.

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This was my inspiration...

This was my inspiration…

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Jessica Springsteen arrives at the Longines Los Angeles Masters Opening Gala Evening at Los Angeles Convention Center on September 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Masters Grand Slam Indoor)

Jessica Springsteen – My biggest role model and I´ve ALWAYS loved her hair!! Here´s she at the LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Jessica Springsteen arrives at the Longines Los Angeles Masters Opening Gala Evening at Los Angeles Convention Center on September 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Masters Grand Slam Indoor)

Okay! The moment of truth! below is a picture of what my hair looked like before the big transformation…  My hair WAS a disaster!!

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Before – my hair was a disaster!!

I´m so READYYYY for this!! Got some tea and chocolate <3333

I´m so READYYYY for this!! Got some tea and chocolate <3333

 

Lyko has their own chocolate!! LOVE <333

Lyko has their own chocolate!! LOVE <333

Then here´s the after pictures!! SOOO in love with my new hair do <3<3<3

The OUTSTANDING result!! IN LOVE <333

The OUTSTANDING result!! IN LOVE <333

The OUTSTANDING result!!  Taken from the side... Styling by Johan -IN LOVE <333

The OUTSTANDING result!! Taken from the side… Styling by Johan -IN LOVE <333

My hairdresser use Matrix products, both colours, schampoo, conditioner and their styling products! They´re really GREAT !! LOVE them <3333

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Also I´ve another really GREAT tips, if you´ve had stressful periods on and off, for me I lose lots of hair which isn´t fun! So I´ve found a really great thing called SugarBears Hair Vitamins… Twice a day and your hair will THANK you <3<3<3 You can purchase them at SugarBear Hair Vitamins

SugarBear Hair Vitamins <3<3<3

SugarBear Hair Vitamins <3<3<3

SugarBear Hair Vitamins <3<3<3

SugarBear Hair Vitamins <3<3<3

 

Love my SugarBear Hair Vitamins!!  <3<3<3

Love my SugarBear Hair Vitamins!! <3<3<3

 

I´m back !!!

Hello! 

I´ve been very busy over the Holidays plus that I´ve started working at a new school, it´s in the same school district though and I´m working as a music arts teacher and some hrs a week at the After School Activities Centre.

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Currently it´s a little stressful at work, get to know the kids and to set up the new Music Room and make sure I´ll get all the things I need for my classes and so force! But so far I really do like it…

R.I.P. Jaspis Van Cordula´s Hoeve 1999-2016

Also something totally unexpected happen during the Holidays as well… the owner of the horse named Jaspis that I´ve ridden since 2012 decided to put him down a couple of days before New Year´s Eve 2016 but I din´t get to know until like two days after she´d done it. Truly sad, since I did´t get the chance to say goodbye to my main man. You´re missing <3333

In May 2016 I also had to say goodbye to our cats Otis (1999) and Randy (2003) since they were both very sick and we did´t want them to suffer, I lost three beloved animals in six months time. Though I know they´re in a better place!!

I lost three beloved animals in six months time. Though I know they´re in a better place!!

 

R.I.P. Jaspis Van Cordula´s Hoeve 1999-2016 <3

R.I.P. Jaspis Van Cordula´s Hoeve 1999-2016

Handy man – putting together IKEA furnitures

Got a new writing desk last weekend and I really do LOVE to put IKEA furnitures together!

My new desk from IKEA :)

My new desk from IKEA :)

 

My New Years resolution is gonna be that I´ve to better to blog, post more and maybe start to vlogg?? Tell me what y´all want this blog to be about. Comment below and tell me what YOU like.

Woohoo !! I got a job !!

WHAT A WEEK… AND IT CAME OUT WITH A GREAT ENDING !! 

Hello, this past week has been really rough in many ways, stressful time at work and the anxiety for that I have to have a job January 9th. The feeling of not know is killing you…

Also I’ve a lot of fun and heavy responsibilities at work, Christmas is around the corner and the kids are rehearsing towards the Christmas graduation ceremony coming up and December is without no DOUBT the most stressful month for a music arts teacher with so many things going on. But it’s fun though and I can see a progress in every class and when the kids like it and really wants to it to be good, makes my job so much easier!!

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YESSSSSSSSS, I did ittttttt !!!

I GOT MY DREAM JOB AND I’M NOW A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE !!

Since a few weeks back I’ve known that on December 21st I’ve no job, since my current job was only a temporary position as a music arts teacher, I really hoped for that they would keep me and I really like the elementary school and the kids I’m at now, so my boss said I’ve to re-apply for the position when they got word from former music arts teacher that she’s decided to quit.

So I applied for my own job and thought that since it’s in the middle of the school year, I might have a big chance keeping my job since not as many switches job in the middle of the semester… but two weeks passed and I still haven’t heard anything from my boss. Then I got to know they’ve offered the position to another who applied for the job as well… now I’ve to start looking for jobs in the middle of the school year and on top of that having a stressful time at work since it’s Christmas season and lots of things going on.

I told my team colleagues that sadly I’ve to go, and they thought it was sad since the music arts had really worked out well compared to last year and that the kids told them they likes my classes and that they learn things and I’ve also got positive feedback from other colleagues as well and I get a confidence boost and try to find things to teach about that are fun and meaningful to the kids. I’m so sad to leave such wonderful colleagues and kids, and so I started to apply to a bunch of places and I got a few interviews.

Amobg the job applications I sent in there was one position I was very interested in and it seemed to be a really nice elementary school downtown and great opportunities for me to build up the music art subject and set up the classroom after what I want and what I need.

After a week of waiting I finally got the call Friday 12.02.2016. I was at work and got a real kick from that call and ran around the place like a happy kid on Christmas Day… yay !! But still I haven’t told the kids if that I’m unfortunately not going to stay… I’m going to miss them all and I’d a great time and I’ve learned a lot and grown more into my roll as a teacher.

I met up with my parents downtown after work to celebrate I received a BEAUTIFUL bouquet of flowers from my parents and told them about what kind of position I got.

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I received a BEAUTIFUL bouquet of flowers from my parents, they’re my biggest fans and they support me no matter WHAT !! I couldn’t be where I’m today without you !! Love you

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Just wanted to share the GREAT NEWS with you guys!! All the best and have a nice weekend ❤️

xoxo,

 

 

Sweden International Horse Show – SIHS 2016

Sweden International Horse Show 2016 

This weekend I’m back in Stockholm to attend Sweden Horse Show 2016 with my aunt and my cousin’s daughter. So since one of my fellow Spotlife blogger colleague Nellie Berntsson was going there to have a book event for her second book, and I really like her, she’s a big inspiration and a great role model to me.

Always great to see Nellie and she did remember me and we’d a chat and took some pics and she signed my book.

Nellie and I at the book event at SIHS

Nellie and I at the book event at SIHS

It’s been such a great day and some really great sport as well… the matinee was so much fun!!

We made the blog !! 

Me and my cousin’s daughter was featured on Nellie‘s blog. Thank you !!

Nellie with my cousin's daughter at her book signing event at SIHS :-). Finally she got to meet her, since she's one of her idols <3

Nellie with my cousin’s daughter at her book signing event at SIHS :-). Finally she got to meet her, since she’s one of her idols <3

I'm featured on Nellie's blog :-)

I’m featured on Nellie’s blog :-)

Christmas is most wonderful (NOT) time of the year!!

WHAT a day !! Thanks to Bruce Springsteen for making my day !! 

Today’s been a really rough day at work, chaos and just not my day !! Also I’d to rush downtown for a job interview and thank god it went well… At the time I’m very busy at work and have so many Christmas tunes on my head I don’t even know which one I’m singing. So stressed out at the moment.. hope it’ll get better soon though.

As soon as I got home I just dropped EVERYTHING and put on the live stream from The White House in Washington D.C. where President Barack Obama handed out the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 21 recipients such as Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Robert Redford and my all time favorite singer and bestseller Bruce Springsteen!!

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*”Bruuuuuuce!” Bruce @springsteen receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom Honor 🎖 from President Barack Obama who also said: ”I am the President. He is the boss.” 😂🔝💯🎖👍🏻 #PresidentialMedalOfFreedom #BornToRun #BruceSpringsteen #TheBoss #legend #EStreetBand

Here’s a link: https://youtu.be/nKIBLJtYigE

A big thanks for getting me through the day, Mr. Springsteen 💯🔝❤️🎖

 

❄️❄️❄️ Walking in a winter wonderland ❄️❄️❄️

The winter has come… and it’s freezing cold outside !! Lucky me that I bought a new winter coat on sale last week -much appreciated these days 😊

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Snapped a photo on the train ride to work…

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From what I hear it’s chaos in the traffic because of the weather… in Stockholm they’d 15,3 inches (39cm) of snow in 24 hrs !!

 

What have y’all been up to? Tell me in the comments below :-)