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Norlii Box April 2021: Fika

I received the April Norlii Box in exchange for an honest review.

Ska vi ses över en fika någon gång? – Swedish for “Shall we have a coffee together some time?”

I miss meeting a girlfriend for tea or having one over for a cup, something I made a point to arrange once a month or so in pre-COVID days and always thought I should do more often. In Sweden these social coffee breaks with friends, family and neighbours are more a way of life, something people make a priority daily or even twice a day, usually accompanied by sweet baked goods (and tea or another drink if coffee’s not your thing). They call it fika (pronounced fai-kuh) and it’s said to prevent burnout, boost creativity and productivity, improve longevity, and increase happiness, among other things. It’s also the theme of the latest Norlii Box and maybe my favourite so far! The Scandinavian home and lifestyle box ships every other month from Denmark to Canada and the US. Continue reading “Norlii Box April 2021: Fika”


Currently coveting

Happy Sunday, everybody! I hope it’s bright and sunshiney where you are. I’ve been up for an hour and I’m already contemplating a nap, as you do when you #springforward. Maybe a nap and then bake something? These cinnamon twists were a big hit around here (thanks for the recipe, Hygge in a Box!) and really fun to make. In the meantime, here’s a few fun things I’ve had my eye on. Continue reading “Currently coveting”

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Sweet Reads Box February 2021 🇨🇦

I received February’s Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

Please forgive me for the late unboxing, everybody! I should have shared February’s Sweet Reads Box last week but I’ve been having a hard time settling in and focusing on anything. I know I’m not alone in that but it’s still frustrating. If you’re new to Sweet Reads Box, it’s a monthly Canadian book box for anyone who loves to curl up with a new novel, coffee or tea, a delicious snack and a few other bookish treats (mugs, journals, bookmarks and other fun surprises). Essentially it’s me time delivered (which also happens to be the Sweet Reads Box slogan). Continue reading “Sweet Reads Box February 2021 🇨🇦”