Friday, February 24, 2017

WHY LUSH ROSE JAM SHOWER GEL ISN’T FOR ME?

WHY LUSH ROSE JAM SHOWER GEL ISN’T FOR ME?
You might know that I'm a huge fan of Lush. There haven't been a product that has disappointed me, but have we gotten to a point when there actually is a product that I don't enjoy using? 


ROSE JAM SHOWER GEL | LUSH

As I told you before, I haven't been enjoying using this product. As much as I love Lush and their products, this one has got some serious issues with me. I bought a new shower gel before Christmas, this Rose Jam shower gel because I had run out of my old shower gel. I was thinking "yeah, it smells like roses, so that might be the one for me as I like the scent in general."
Well, this one doesn't - at least to my nose - smell like roses. For me, it mostly reminds me of Karjala beer (Finnish brand of beer), that has been opened 5 hours ago and left on the table. I really don't know why, though, it might be because of my pregnancy that I really don't enjoy the smell of this or then it's just bad in general.
Otherwise, the product is basic Lush. It makes your skin feel so lovely after showering and the scent stays on your skin for a quite a while. This is absolutely wonderful for ones who enjoy the harsh smell of roses and for ones who won't smell the beer instead of the actual scent lol!

Have you tried this shower gel before? What did you think of it? 


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SWEET POTATO SOUP WITH COCONUT MILK

SWEET POTATO SOUP WITH COCONUT MILK

INGREDIENTS: 
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic nails
  • 500g sweet potatoes
  • 1 jar of tomato purée
  • 1/2 red chilli (completely optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable fondué
  • 4dl coconut milk
  • 6dl water
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

HOW TO ROLL WITH IT?
  1. Remove seeds from the chilli, peel onion & garlic. Cut them into small pieces and sweat them in the oil. 
  2. Peel the sweet potato and slice it into small cubes. Add it to the pot with water, salt & fondué. Boil them until sweet potatoes are soft, then add tomato purée and coconut milk. Poach them for a while. 
  3. Mash the soup with a hand blender, add water if the soup is too thick. 
  4. Season with pepper if needed. 
TIP: Serve with fresh cheese bread.






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Monday, February 20, 2017

DREAMING OF LABOUR | 39 WEEKS PREGNANT

DREAMING OF LABOUR | 39 WEEKS PREGNANT
HEY-OO, today we're 39 weeks pregnant. 
There's only one week before the due date. 


This is one of those posts I literally thought wouldn't go live. As a matter of fact, I had a different blog post planned for today - well, not so different, it was about dreaming of labour but then the faith got on the way and decided that I and my pregnancy brain wrote the post and successfully deleted it without even realising it until yesterday. So YAY, I'm so super proud of myself right now (sarcasm alert). There's also another reason why I thought this wouldn't go live. 

PREDICTIVE SYMPTOMS

I've had a quite a few of those. 
Or well, there's so many ways to see these things. Some pregnant women say that they didn't have any before they went to labour and some of them say that they had everything weeks before so yeah. There's also not any research results about what really starts the labour, but I love to juggle with the idea that it might be getting pretty damn close soon. 

contractions
 Last week I had painful contractions, I mean, super freaking painful. 
They've been here since then, but there's nothing regular yet which means that they're just painful Braxton Hicks or something, god knows what but I needed a painkiller. Sadly, that painkiller helped and a few nights ago when I had a promising feeling that this is going to be it, well - it wasn't. 
But I felt like my pelvic, stomach, back and hips were going to explode. 

nausea
I've been ridiculously nauseous lately. Especially during the evenings, nights and mornings. Yeah, it seems to be all part of the deal but I like to imagine it might have something to do with the fact that labour is just around the corner. It might not have anything to do with it, but I read from the forum that pretty many were nauseous before going to labour. Although, this my thing has been going on for several days now so I believe my nauseousness doesn't have anything to do with upcoming labour.

 period-a-like feelings
I've had these feelings for a couple of weeks. It basically feels like the morning when your period is about to start when your lower back and lower stomach is on fire. Just me? Okay. 

bye-bye insomnia
I've been sleeping incredibly well throughout the whole weekend. I don't know what this means but I'm enjoying it as long as I possibly can. 

nesting
Nesting is strong at the moment. I've washed all the baby clothes, organised the diapers, cleaned or well, organised our apartment. I actually believe that this nesting thing affects to my husband also, he's been going just as nuts as I have lately. 

I've lost my appetite
There are times when I could eat a horse and nowadays when that feeling creeps out - I'll definitely eat. Why? Because I've lost my appetite. Thanks to nausea and the fact that my stomach is a mess at the moment, I've taken advantage of every little moment when I'm actually able to eat something. Being hungry, nauseous & pregnant is not a good combo. 


Okay, let's cut the crap. 

I really don't think these are real symptoms about anything, to be honest. I mean, when you're 39 weeks pregnant and waiting for your little one to arrive you can't stop yourself listening to every little thing your body does or feels and then you probably end up searching what it could mean from Google. At the middle of the night, ending up with the feeling that this is it, I'm going to labour soon. 
For some reason, that's how the human mind works. You wait and wait and wait and wait until you're literally too tired to wait anymore and you can't wait for something to happen. I personally believe that the baby comes when he's ready. There's no tricks and symptoms that could tell or speed the process. If there was, I'd probably had this baby already. 

If there could be one that has done something, it might've been the first symptom I've had. I mean, painful irregular contractions are something that is doing something down there. Or so I've heard from the nurse. It can also be, that they don't really do anything - but they're more likely to do something. Who knows, maybe the little one comes out tomorrow, today or 3 weeks from now. 


We're having a new maternity clinic appointment on this Wednesday. And yeah, like the nurse said - we might have a baby when we go there. Well, as an extremely superstitious person like me, I'm pretty sure she jinxed the whole damn thing. 

This week I haven't been as tired as I was a couple weeks back which is such a relief. But more I sleep, less my brain seems to work. I've been so out of this world the whole week. Living in my little pregnancy bubble. 

Let's do a little poll for the end, when do you think this baby will be born? Guess the date & time in the comments down below and let's see who gets closest! 



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Sunday, February 19, 2017

5 MOST POPULAR POSTS IN 2016

5 MOST POPULAR POSTS IN 2016

Well, hello! 

Today, I decided to do a little throwback back to 2016 (yeah, I know, we're all so over 2016 by now), and share 5 most popular blog posts over at Little Things With Jassy in 2016. 
I did a little gather up last year too, so why not continue the tradition? 


#5 3 MONTHS DOWN, 6 MORE TO GO

On August 18th, 2016 I shared a little "secret" with you. I was getting fat. In a good way of course. Now here I am, rolling around waiting for this little man to get out. I'm so ready.


#4 GETTING CREATIVE WITH H&M WALL STICKERS

On November 22nd, 2016 I shared a little DIY with you including a baby crib from IKEA and wall stickers from H&M. I still love that setting to pieces. That looks so adorable.


#3 3 SIMPLE SNACK IDEAS FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY

Okay, these goodies work pretty well also somewhere else than at a pre-Christmas party too! In this one, I shared the recipes for a cupcake shaped mini cheesecakes, Christmas styled raw chocolate and those delicious cheese-tomato squares. Did you try any of these out?


#2 WHAT'S ON MY IPHONE?

For some reason, you were super interested what's on my iPhone haha!


#1 5€ MAKEUP BRUSH SET FROM EBAY - YAY OR NAY?

This one was my most read post in 2016 and it still hangs on the list of the most popular posts.


What would you like to see over at Little Things With Jassy in 2017?
Let me know in the comments below :-)


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Friday, February 17, 2017

SNEAK PEEK TO OUR BEDROOM

SNEAK PEEK TO OUR BEDROOM

The bedroom is one of the places in our apartment I really enjoy hanging out. Mostly because I love to sleep and secondly because I absolutely am loving that little creative space in our bedroom I created in December. I've been hanging out in our bedroom a lot lately. Maybe it's because of the maternity leave or then again it might be because it looks so pretty. Who knows? I just love everything cosy & that's exactly what our bedroom is like. 

I love to fill our bed with all those decorative pillows and I've got a plenty of different options for duvet covers I've been hoarding for us during these years I've been living on my own. Or well, with J. It's so important to me that the bedroom looks like you want to wrap yourself in it and I've noticed that I've been sleeping way better when the environment is visually appealing to me. I don't know, I'm  a visual person haha! 

We have also finally proceeded in our lives and we have managed to get that lovely World Map board on our wall. We bought it back in February 2016 from Ikea, so it was about the time already. Gosh, do you ever buy something and then you're just forgetting it existence and end up finding pretty stuff you've bought ages ago from the back of your closet? That's what is happening to us pretty often. 


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