THE BEST THERAPY IS A LONG DRIVE AND MUSIC

We totally forgot to post our road trip play list from our latest road trip together. Whoops 🙈🙉
The key to an amazing road trip is of course good people and good music. If there is something we absolutely love, and you are going to read a lot about on the blog, is music. We can listen to anything ( literally)
Everything from Prince to Ben Howard. You name it!!🤣
Anyway, here is the list of the song we recently listen to during our “mini” trip a few days ago. It’s not the newest songs but sometimes it’s nice to “relive” some memories.
Hope you enjoy 😊

🖤 T – shirt Weather // Circa waves
🖤 100 Strangers // Circa waves
🖤 Something I need // Onerepublic
🖤 I lived // Onerepublic
🖤 Yellow // Coldplay
🖤 I Know Why // Robert Schwartzman
🖤 Old Pine // Ben Howard
🖤 Something Just Like This // Coldplay, The Chainsmokers
🖤 Do You Think About Me // Benjamin Ingrosso
🖤 Love on the Weekend // John Mayer
🖤 Without You // Parachute
🖤 I Can’t Get Enough // Rooney
🖤 Fader // The Temper Trap
🖤 Kids // OneRepublic
🖤 Cold Cold Man // Saint Motel

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Friday in Pictures

Yesterday the three of us finally got time out of our very busy schedules to hang out with each other. We had a really nice and lovely day outside as we were finally starting to feel that summer is almost here.🌞 We didn’t really have any specific plans for the day, so we just decided to take a little trip into Salt Lake City and then take it from there. So here is our Friday for you…

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Our first stop (of course had something to do with food 😁 ) was to “Settebello”, one of the best pizza places in Salt Lake. We would highly recommend this place if you’er looking for good pizza.🍕

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The choice is too hard!!! 

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One thing that we really like about Salt Lake is that we can find small bakeries that reminds us of our hometown Stockholm! This little cafe called “Eva’s Bakery” was one place that we came across while strolling around. They had a lot of really yummy things to choose from, things like different kinds of pastries or different kinds of cakes,  and the interior made you feel like you were stepping into an old romantic movie.

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Sometimes you just need a reminder of where you are! 😜

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We ended the day by going to the movies and watched the new “Pirates Of The Caribbean”, and we were very satisfied by how the movie series ended, as we have been fans of these movies since the very start.

I must say, it has been a good day!

Quote of the day!

A few years ago I got the idea to start writing down different quotes that I heard (mainly from movies and tv series) and now I have a long, great list that I love to read over and over again, and the list just keeps growing. So I though why not start sharing some of them with you. Here is the first one…

“Happiness is catching”

 – Call the Midwife

This is one of my favorite quotes! It’s so straight forward, and yet so very important. So remember to try to be happy. I know that it can be hard some days, but trust me you can go a long way by showing just a simple smile. The best thing about smiling is that you often give a little part of your smile to someone else as well, because it’s so contagious. With that said, I really would like to encourage you to show your happiness everyday, and then realize that your day is automatically brighter by doing so. I also think that it will help you realize everything you have to be thankful for. I am a strong believer that your happiness can have a huge impact on someone else’s life as well, and I think that one of our “duties” in life is to help and encourage the people around us.

– E

MAKE EVERY DREAM A REALITY!

The engine starts to run and we are moving, after reaching 200mph we are ready for takeoff. I look out the window over the beautiful but gray landscape, and I think to myself, I did it.

23 hours later after two flights I am finally surrounded by what now will be my home for little more than 10 months. I feel excited and happy, though a part of me is freaking out a bit. This is no longer one of my biggest dreams on a piece of paper, it is actually reality and I couldn’t be more proud of myself.

Ever since I can remember, taking one year of high school in the United States has always been on my ” bucket list,” and now I’m finally able to say that I can cross that off.

How many times have you written down all your biggest dreams and goals on a piece of paper and promised yourself, one day you’ll do it, but end up never doing anything to make it happened because it’s “too hard”? ( probably way too many times) Believe me, this was me on a daily basis until I actually found a way to make my dream come true. So here is my top five tips on how you can turn your dreams into reality!

🖤 Write it down: take out a piece of paper and go 🍌. Write down every single dream or goal you have, whether they are big or small. Remember, only the sky is the limit.

Tip! Make a cool design or outlook to give you inspiration every time you look at the list.

🖤 Hang it up: place your ” bucket list” where you can see it and always be reminded about your dreams and goals.

🖤 The five stars: for every single dream or goal. Put down five things you have to do or accomplish to fulfill it. This helped me a lot!

🖤 Keep track: one of the most important things is to be organized and know how you are doing. I used a calendar to write down every single checklist and important dates etc. Reminders on iPhone is my number one go to app when it comes to keeping track of things. It’s amazing! I also kept a journal to write down my personal thoughts on my progress.

🖤 Stay motivated: YESWe all have those days when we just want to crash on the couch and watch Netflix, and sometimes that is absolutely okay, but not if it happens too often. Find a hobby you love so whenever you lack motivation take a break and do the things you love so that you get your motivation back and increase your inspiration to keep on going. For me it is painting on canvas.

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All You Need is Great Friends and a Tank of Gas!

We can’t believe it! We are finally posting our first mini trip together on the blog. This is so exciting!! The most random road trip ever, so typical us though. It all started out in Provo Canyon, UT (it’s such a beautiful drive and perfect for longboarding if thats your style). We really didn’t have a game plan (what’s new 😜) so to be honest we just followed the road until it took a stop, which was ca 2 hours later. But oh how fun it was!!

What’s a Road Trip without milkshake and French fries 🍟

                                                 Rest stop in the middle of nowhere                                                                                                    [ Vi ] – Which way are we going?                                                        [ El, Jo ] –Who Knows! 🤣

Of course we had to stop at Krispy Kream Doughnut. I don’t think Johanna’s obsession with doughnuts 🍩 can be described with words!! But we love her anyway 😉

Second Year ✅ 

I can’t believe that we have only had our blog for less than a week and I already have my first advice for anyone thinking about starting a blog. Don’t start a blog the same week as finals!

I can honestly say that I have never had a more stressful finals week that this one, so much to do and not enough time. I think the hardest part with finals is that you can feel that you’re so close to being done that the motivation and energy is not really there.  There are so many papers to write and project to do and so much information to cram into your head which makes it impossible to know where to start. Even though I try to prepare and plan everything in advanced it still gets overwhelming. So if anyone has any good advice, please let me know!

Having all that said, I can’t believe that I’m ending my second year at university. Where does the time go? When did I get so old? It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago since I graduated from high school, even though a lot has change since then. It’s always a  bittersweet feeling at the end of a school year, because I can kind of take a second to think about where I am right now in my life and where I’m heading next. I also know that there are a lot of people that I have met during the year that I might not never really see again ( Sometimes I even wonder what really happened with some of my old classmates 🙂 ).

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Trust me, my desk is not always this organized 😉

Although there are a lot of work at university I have really enjoyed it so far. I love that there are so many different people I get to meet, people with different backgrounds and cultures, there is so much to learn just from the other students. I also like all the opportunities there are, and new things to try and experience. I think that university suits me a lot better than high school ever did and I’m excited to see what else this experience has in store for me.

  • – E

Get 2 know us!

JO

🖤 What is your favorite book?

One of my passions in life is reading books. It might seem boring for some of you, but for me one of the most relaxing things is to be completely lost in a separate world where you can imagine yourself as another person. One of my favorite authors is Jojjo Moyes. I think I’ve almost read all of her books except for 2 or 3 Oops 🙊. My all time favorite book is After You which is the sequel to Me Before You. I read it during a difficult time in my life, and to be honest it was almost like therapy for me. I absolutely love that book. It mean so much to me!

🖤 If I could travel anywhere right now, where would it be?

That’s easy! I would fly to London, England in a heartbeat! Then take the underground to Covent Garden and eat at my favorite fish and chips place 😂

🖤 Favorite quote?

“Grow through what you go through”

-Unknown

🖤 What is one of your passions?

I have a lot of passions in life, but one of my biggest passions is to paint on canvas with acrylic colors especially blue ( don’t know why ). I wouldn’t say that I’m the best at it, but it helps me to relax whenever I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It gives me a break from everyday life. I usually just paint different shapes and abstract things, whatever I feel like.

🖤 Best life advice?

One life advice I would give all teenagers out there is to never to give up!! The boundaries are imaginary. The obstacles are made up and the limits don’t exist. Never let anyone make you believe that you can’t do something, the most important thing is to never care what others might think. Do what you love and don’t let anything or anyone stop you.

VI

🖤 Something you like?

I love the moment when I walk past a person that just smells incredible, especially if it is a guy. There’s just something about men’s cologne.😁

🖤 Biggest pet peeve?

Easy! If you’re a person that doesn’t wash your hands then you and I can’t really be friends, but I hate to say that because I do want to be your friend, so please just wash your hands.

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Don’t even get me started on double dipping.😂

🖤 Favorite Quote?

“Life’s Tough, Get a Helmet.”

-Eric Matthews

🖤 What is one of your passions?

Life is my passion! ( cliche but so true )

🖤 Best life advice?

 I honestly believe that thinking about others and taking time off of your life to help the people around you will make your life much happier and more successful. We often get too caught up with ourselves that we forget that people need people, life is better when you have people to share it with, therefore we need to be there for each other.

EL

🖤 If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, what would it be?

I have never met a person in my life before that loves seafood as much as I do. I’m not kidding when I say I would be able to eat shrimp everyday for the rest of my life.

🖤 If you got the chance to compete in the Olympics, what sport would you compete in?

For winter it would be the ice dancing, always wished I could do that. For summer I think it would be swimming just because I love to be in the water.

🖤 What was your dream job when you were younger?

When I was about five years old my dream job was to become a midwife, haha is that wired?

🖤What is one of your passions?

There are so many things that I really love to do, and I’m always up for learning new things, but one of my biggest passions in life is dance, all different styles equally. I love to just move around and being able to have control over my body, and it really is the best work out.

🖤 Best life advice?

I think that it’s important to see the good in everything life throws at you, and to have family and friends close, you need them more than you think! 🙂

ABOUT US

Hello! Thank you for making a stop here at our page!
We are just three Swedish girls living the best of both worlds, a mix of the American dream and the Scandinavian life style.  All we want is to enjoy life and try to live it to the fullest, and we believe that everything you do is more fun if you do it with your best friends (and what is better than having family as best friends?). There is so much we like to do together and we really have been through everything together, all from the best times of our lives to our saddest and hardest times. So these pages are all about us (and you) to have a fun place to read some of our fondest memories and explore this beautiful world we live in together.

This is a brief history about us. First, I think the only right thing to do is to introduce you to our name. Joviel is a matchup of our names, Jo stands for Johanna (the tall “blond” girl), Vi stands for Victoria (the one with the long, long dark hair), and last but not least, El stands for Elisabeth (the short haired girl). We were born in the suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, living only five minutes apart from each others houses, which ment that we spent pretty much all of our free time together. During recent years we have had the opportunities to live in the United States, getting the high school experience and now the university life. We have always had our own fun projects going on and we are always trying to find new adventures to do together. We decided that blogging would be our next new thing to try, we always though it would be a good idea to have somewhere to write down our fun adventures, travels, tips and ideas, so that not only we can enjoy them but you too. With all that said, welcome and enjoy!