Will You Make Your Dreams Come True?

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Are you dreaming of something? Something that you think is impossible to get or fulfill? I think some dreams are best to stay as dreams but many of us would live a happier life if we could find a way to make our dreams come true. Mindset is the most important thing! If you really believe in something, you can find a way to make it happen.  For me, changing my 9-5 working days, to a digital lifestyle, now living with my ...
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Out With The Old - In With The New

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi! Did you have a nice and calm Christmas? Did you eat a lot of yummy Christmas food? I really hope you did this special time of the year. We spent Christmas at our home here in Gran Canaria except for a visit with friends to a restaurant which served a delicious Swedish smorgasbord.  Now, we have a new year ahead of us. Are you looking forward to it? Somehow I think a new year is always a good thing, no matter if ...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS - FELIZ NAVIDAD - GOD JUL

by Monica Bergkvist Home and Family
Hola! Already time for Christmas! I'm so looking forward to it. We are going to have a calm Christmas just with the family. Except on Christmas Eve when we are going to eat a Swedish smorgasbord on a restaurant with friends. Maybe Santa will visit us there also?! ;-) It's raining here in Gran Canaria right now. I love it! To be able to just be inside for a change. Although I feel so sorry for those who come here over Christmas to ...
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I Got Order From The President!

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi, Do you ever wonder why some people spend their energy on things that you wouldn't think should matter to them?! Do they live such a boring life that complaining about others, make them happy? Or are they just stuck in negative thoughts which make them jealous? I don't know...but I do know I will not let that kind of people affect me. I think being nice, happy and polite even to them make positive energy flows. Who knows, maybe one day ...
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KENT - When You Are A Real Fan!

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Do you have a passion for something? I do, as you might know by now. ;-) I love living my passion as in "living my digital lifestyle"; study and working in my digital business. One of my biggest interests is compact living and I intend to develop my business in that area. My husband has his own interests and one of his greatest passion is music and Sweden's most famous rock band Kent. He has been on several concerts through the years ...
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My Local Market In Gran Canaria

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi, how are you? I'm doing fine except for some "problems" with my cats... They go to their robot litter indoors but the other night I woke up of my cat laying next to me, smelling sooo bad! He had left a brown trace in the bed and in the house. He must have stepped in his own poop in the cat litter. Changing all the bed linen, shower, clean the floors and the worst thing, to bath the cat, are not ...
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Live Everyday With Passion!

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi! How are you? Do you feel like you are living your life to the fullest? Do you live everyday with passion? Or is life passing by? Are the days like a routine? Or just a transportation to the weekend?  I know, we all have different starting points and needs. I do think though that many of us can live a happier life if we would listen to our inner voice and not care so much about what other people think of us. ...
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Compact Living - My Small House In Spain, Part 4

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi there! I´m thrilled! It´s not just me who like compact living solutions. I have had a tremendous response to my last blog post. Thank you all for that, makes me truly happy. So, for those who like me can´t get enough, I will add some more in this post also ;-).  The kids were free from school today, went to the beach but it was very windy. Got home and I tried to write a blog post but I couldn´t come up ...
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Compact Living - My Small House In Spain, Part 3

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi! My passion is compact living! So, I thought why not share my latest compact living solutions with you, doing so in part 3 of my serie "Compact Living - My Small House In Spain". This way I will make it easy for you to find the other parts if you would like to see the transformation of my house. The house seems to be in an endless transformation since it´s so much fun to come up with new ideas and decoration. ...
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My beach Walk!

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi there! Hope you are having a great day!! Thought I would just share my beach walk from today.  As you might know, we live compact in our little house in Gran Canaria. It´s not always easy to put 3 kids to bed in the same room. Therefore either my husband or I sometimes take the little one for a beach walk to make him go to sleep in his baby stroller.  Today it just struck me, what an amazing beach walk we have. These sandcastles! ...
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A Different Lifestyle!

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi! The days here in Gran Canaria pass too fast. Does time flies by when you have fun? Probably, but it´s also another life here which is more social than in Sweden, during the Winter. You do want to spend time with friends here, friends and family visiting from Sweden, work, studies, go to the beach with my kids and more.  When the hours of a day aren´t enough, something has to be put back... For me, it´s been my studies. I ...
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Monday...

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hello there! Did you have a great weekend? Quality time with your family? I certainly did! Amazing? YES! Exhausting? YES! Do I enjoy that it´s Monday? YES...!! Is it ok to feel that way? Well, a few years ago Mondays were my worst day of the week. Spent like half of the Sunday worrying about Monday. A new working week at a job I didn´t like anymore. Today, I love Mondays since I love my studies and work.  My kids really like their school ...
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The Mindset Of An Entrepreneur

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi, Hope you´re having a great day! I just had lunch in the sun with my husband. Nice to have a little "date" while the kids are at school. The weather here in Gran Canaria is just perfect. Quite windy but that´s very welcomed since it cools you off.  We have been in Gran Canaria for some weeks already. I have been really busy but busy in a fun way. It´s like good and exciting things are happening without me searching for it. ...
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Kid-O-Bunk - Now In Gran Canaria!

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hey! This time I'm going to tell you about a very practical and fun compact living bed for children. It´s a foldable bunk bed that easily can be converted to a sofa or two single beds. Smart, right?!  I have written about this bed on my Swedish blog before but now it´s time for an update and also make my English-speaking readers aware of this awesome compact living bed. During last Summer, my kids got to be test pilots for this bed. The ...
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Living My Digital Lifestyle!

by Monica Bergkvist Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hola! Hope you´re fine! In Sweden, I get reports of the worst snow weather in hundred years this early! I love snow but I know by experience how hard it can be when it´s impossible to get to work, no buses are running and you are unwillingly stuck at home or waiting for a bus which won´t come. I guess I would have treasured the fact that I can run my business from anywhere, a little extra if I had been ...
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My Cat Escaped At The AirPort!

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hola! I'm now in my other home, in the Canary Island Gran Canaria. We left a snowy and rainy Sweden behind. Glad that I could witness the first snow of the year. I love snow!!! This time, like many others during the Winter, it disappeared fast when snowing transitioned into raining. We had a lot of luggage although we already have plenty of things in our little house in Spain. We probably have too much but we are going to be away for ...
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Travelling with a baby stroller & car seat as hand luggage!

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi, I thought I would tell you about my experiences of travelling with a baby stroller and a car seat for kids, as hand luggage on an aeroplane. As you might now I have a passion for compact living and baby strollers. I also like to travel and therefore it's probably not a surprise when I tell you I love compact baby strollers which you can travel with as a hand luggage when flying. There are a couple of different strollers to choose ...
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Celebrating Halloween?

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Are you celebrating Halloween? Do your kids go "trick or treat"? Halloween is a rather new tradition in Sweden but it seems to get more popular each year. I welcome it, as I do with everything that makes people happy. I think it´s a fun and different thing. I have been on several Halloween parties over the years. My oldest son wanted to have a party a few years ago. My husband and I went all in. Maybe a little too ...
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A Moose In My Garden!

by Monica Bergkvist Travel and Leisure, Home and Family
Hi, hoping your day is great!! It´s only a few days left for us in Sweden before we move to Spain, Gran Canaria. Leaving this rainy, cold and dark country for Gran Canaria´s sun all year around, the parrots in the palm trees, dolphins and colourful fish in the sea. That´s really exotic, right?! Well, Sweden is also an exotic country, just in another way. We live in a suburb with lots of villas, about 20 kilometres south of Stockholm. That close ...
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Compact Living - My Small House In Spain, Part 2

by Monica Bergkvist Home Improvement, Home and Family
Hi, I hope you enjoyed the first part of our compact living and how we made room for the family (5 people and 3 cats) in our small house in Gran Canaria. Now it´s time for the second part, showing you before- and after photos of our bedroom, bathroom and outside space. Also, I want to highlight that when things don´t go as planned, you still have so much to be grateful for. This is the bedroom before renovating. There´s nothing wrong ...
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