scary elevator


Our elevator was acting a bit crazy few weeks ago. I just had a bad dream during the night and I was still feeling a bit awful about it. My fiancé said that on that Wednesday when I walked out of our front door I just left standing there, went completely pale and was staring to the hallway like I just saw a ghost.
Hah, maybe our building is haunted or something, but that day the elevator was acting out.
What did I saw then when I walked out that door?
First I saw a light, which was bit odd at first, because usually when I walk out pop the door I have to turn the lights on. It's pitch dark there.
Elevator doors were wide open and the light that reached to the hallway was coming from that elevator. The doors were wide open and there wasn't anybody in it.
It was so creepy and it had never happened before. So no, I'm not using that elevator anymore.
And yes, every day I get home from work, I take the stairs to our floor. 5th floor.
But it's just good exercise right?

Jasmin

home inspiration @ IKEA

One of my closest friends got here today and I brought him to Ikea with us. 
Reason I wanted to go there was to get to see what's new, because it has been a while since my last visit over there. I got so super inspirated. Especially with the kitchen section. 
I really can't wait until we get our own apartment. The one which is completely our own and we can re-decorate and paint it however we want. 
And the best part of it? Designing our own lovely kitchen. 


The oven in this last picture is absolutely adorable. I fell in love with the second it got into my sight. So freaking adorable. 


I love the way how Ikea shows their designs. It definitely makes me want to buy it all and I guess that's the best part of going there. 
Money flies away from your wallet like bird set free. 
That lamp was only 12,99€ and I don't know yet where I would put it, but when I do know - I will buy it. It's so simple and beautiful. 


I used to enjoy so much of dressmaking, but when I moved out from mom's I really haven't used the sewing machine since. I think it would be lovely to start all over again. Would need a bit practise to be honest.
Only thing we bought was that world map print board and I'll get back to you with it later when I'm showing you little something we're about to do in our little kitchen. 


Jasmin

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the pros and cons of being a blogger

With every hobby, job and a thing you do has it's own pros and cons. I decided to make my own list of the pros and cons of being a blogger. You know, blogging is a hard and committed work
This is basically for everyone who is wondering to start a blog or wants to know more about blogging. 



PROS:

- you can express yourself

- planning posts is actually
really fun

- receiving lovely and supporting
comments makes you happy
and gives you the motivation
to go on

- gaining readers is more
rewarding you could imagine
"Wow, someone actually
reads this crap!"

- you'll get to join amazing 
blog community and meet
people all around the world.
Or your country if you're 
writing with your native 
language, that is something 
else than english.


CONS:

- hate comments.
It's a thing you should ignore 
completely and not mind about.
Is it easy? 
Not really. 

- when people imagine that blogging
is easy source of income. 
Want to hear the truth? 
If you're not Zoella, it really isn't. 
It's a really hard work that gets you
to the point to earn money from
your social media influence.

- scheduling. tweeting. promoting.
Wouldn't it just be easier if everyone just
magically finds your blog 
without promoting it in any way?

- when people say: "you're doing
your blog-thing just because of all the free
stuff."
Yea, well. Hate to break it to you but
we don't get free stuff floating from 
our doors and windows. Umm. Nope.
I wouldn't mind tho.

- writers block. 
There comes a time when your
inspiration is gone. It can last
days, weeks or even months
but it will come back eventually.
Sooner or later.


Do you have anything to add to this list of pros and cons of being a blogger?


Jasmin

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the kiwi fruit


I'm obsessed. 
Kiwi fruit is something that not all of us find delicious. This February I've been more than obsessed to these goodies. I don't know, I kind of enjoy of it's taste. 
I did a bit research about kiwi fruit and I found out how healthy it actually is, so for me I guess - this is a good obsession. 
It contains a lot of vitamin A & C and it also contains magnesium. 


KIWI FRUIT - BANANA 
SMOOTHIE
(serves 4)

YOU'RE GOING TO NEED:

- 5 kiwi fruits
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 l of vanilla yoghurt

HOW TO ROLL WITH IT? 

1. Peel the kiwi's & bananas.
2. Put all the ingredients to the blender.
3. Flavor it with honey or add muesli if you want it to be more "foody".


Jasmin

190216 | MY DAY

I've seen a ton of these kinds of posts where you're using snapchat to My day blogpost. I'm currently writing this on our way home. J's driving and I'm basically editing pictures.
It's really early wakeup tomorrow because I got work, but I guess I'll survive. At least I hope so.


My morning basically started with the wrong shoes. It was 0°C degrees out and everything was kind of frozen and really slippery. Converse definitely wasn't the right choice for today's shoes. I've learned that and now I just have to remember that. 


I couldn't resist buying a huge Olaf when I saw it at the Hamley's. It was so cute! I'm also pretty sure that I became "that weirdo who's obsessed to Frozen" at work today. Also, my boss had no clue what this snowman was so I basically had to educate him. 
J also had put a very random reminder to our family group reminders so of course I got a bit confused. 


Today at work was absolutely exhausting once again and I was ready to leave after 1PM today. I'm still super tired but instead of sleeping during this little road trip back to home I decided to write this post. 
I also took a picture of my outfit for today at the locker room and I'm wearing:

Parka - Noisy May
Jacket - Vero Moda
Top - Ted Baker
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - Converse


J picked me up from work and Olaf and I were waiting him outside in the little rain. It also takes almost 3 hours to drive to our moms place. 


We had a pitch stop at Riihimäki ABC to fill the tank. 


Well obviously I had to take pictures of Olaf on the road. It's just that I get really easily bored when I'm on the car so I need to entertain myself somehow. This is a normal 21-year-old behaviour, right? 


The real reason we took this little road trip today was my cousins prom. She was absolutely stunning! I loved her turquoise dress. This is a tradition in Finland at upper secondary schools. When seniors are leaving for reading vacation for the finals, sophomores are dancing to school, family and friends. After the prom they're having an afterparty where they usually get absolutely wasted and continue that celebration going to a cruise to Stockholm. Hah, been there, done that. 
All for celebrating being oldest at the school.


I found this lovely wine bottle from the liquor store and it has my favourite hockey team shirt & logo in it. I didn't buy it tho, but it was just fun! 
Our tradition is to get something to eat from the local grill "Vilkku" and I always have french fries with grill seasoning. It's my absolute favourite and these are best fries I've ever had ever. Really. So damn good. 


We had time to stop by and have a cup of coffee at one of my best friends house and it was really nice to see her after a really long time. 


Now we're on our way home and my usual wake up at 4AM waits. I think we'll be home at 12AM so I can sleep for 4 hours, but it was totally worth it. 

Jasmin

the breakfast club

First of all I want to point out that I featured in BeautyBugg's blogger of the week post and you should definitely go to check out this lovely blog. 
Click *here* to read the interview. 


Sunday is basically the only day of the week when we're able to sit down to a same breakfast table together. Last Sunday I did these amazing american style pancakes and I decided to share recipe to these lovely little creatures with you.
We have this tiny egg frying pan and it was like made to cook these pancakes, so I highly recommend you to use one if you got one.

PANCAKES (x5)

YOU'LL NEED:

- 2,5dl of milk
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 2,5dl of flours
- oil to the frying pan when being cooked, but I used butter because it doesn't get so hot and burn the pancakes. 

HOW TO ROLL WITH IT? 

1. Mix egg and oil to the milk.
2. Add dry ingredients and mix it well. 
3. Heat the frying pan and use oil/butter to cook. 

Serve with maple syrup, sugar or fresh berries and enjoy. 

Do you have any special days when you really load your breakfast? 



Jasmin

white chocolate cake for the Valentine's Day


Instead of making a usual round cake, I decided to make this recipe more Valentine's Day -ish-. 
I had this annoying heart shaped silicone cupcake mould and I just basically did 8 tiny cakes. 

YOU'RE GOING TO NEED: 

bottom: 

- 170g oat biscuits
- 75g of butter

filling:

- 4 gelatines
- 1 tablespoon of citron or lime juice
- 200g of white chocolate
- 200g unflavored cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 2dl of double cream


HOW TO ROLL WITH IT? 

1. Melt the butter, crush the cookies and mix them together. Press the mix on the bottom of the mould. You want to add some baking paper if you're doing this as a whole cake and using springform cake pan (Ø22-24cm).

2. Soak the gelatines in cold water for 5 minutes. 

3. Whip the sugar and egg whites. Then whip the double cream in a separate bowl.

4. Melt the chocolate and whip the cream cheese in the chocolate. Boil the citron juice and soak the gelatines in, then whip it together with white chocolate mix.

5. Mix carefully the creams and the chocolate mix together, pour the filling in to the cake pan and leave it in the fridge for a night. 


Jasmin

what I got for birthday

If you didn't know yet, my 21st birthday was last Saturday. I did not ask anything as a gift, but you know how it goes. Somehow few people managed to buy me something, so thanks to all.



THE BOOK OF TEEMU & 
A GIFT CARD TO THE BODY SHOP

This book is something that I got from my lovely co-worker Maija. Thanks Maija. It's biography of our very own hockey legend, Teemu Selänne. I can't wait to read that book. 
The Body Shop gift card was from my soon to be mother-in-law. (Note to self: find a better nickname for her.)



NIKE iD'S

These lovelies I got from... ME! Thanks to my lovely fiancé who introduced me to this website where you can design your own Nikes. I'm just loving these. 



TED BAKER CELIAA
HAND BAG

Okay, how many times I've told you guys about my amazing fiancé - Well, he knows how to treat a woman. I'm terrified to even search how much this must've cost, but I absolutely love this. 

Jasmin

REVIEW: LUSH the kiss lip scrub

This one was in my *lush haul* last month and now that I've had time to try it out properly, I can write a review about it.
All opinions and notes are completely my own.




Packaging in this lip scrub is gorgeous to be honest. It's small glass jar with black lid. I don't know, maybe because the actual product is pink it's such a cute little jar. My first impression based on the looks of the product was great.
On the inside of this jar, is something else. Not in a bad way though.
I like the way it smells. It has candy-ish scent in it and it reminds me of the strawberry and salty liquorice. It also tastes like those candies.
The actual product is a bit gritty like scrubs usually are, but this was a lot dryer than I expected.
I mean, that if you take this too much on a tip of your finger - it will drop before it'll end up to your lips. It also has these heart shaped decorations in it and that kind of bugs me.



They don't taste as good as the scrub does, but I can't see their point in this product. This lip scrub would be really good on it's own with out the heart shaped decorations in it.
Otherwise, it really does it's work. My lips feel soft, smooth and kissable.
And it does taste delicious too, if I haven't pointed it out yet.

FINAL JUDGEMENT:

4/5, it's great. I would've left those hearts out of the product.

Jasmin

mouthwatering chocolate cake

I baked this cake for my birthday last Saturday and it was so delicious that I wanted to share this recipe with you too.
It's  basically a mix of two chocolates and when it comes to chocolate you really can't go wrong. Am I right?
I found this recipe from the magical world of the Internet and here's the *link* to the original one.
It's in Finnish but no worries, I'm going to translate it in english here. Enjoy the recipe :-)

// Leivoin tämän kakun mun synttäreille viime lauantaina ja se oli niin hyvää, että tahdon jakaa tämän reseptin teidänkin kanssa. Sehän on sekoitus kahta suklaata ja kun on kyse suklaasta, niin se on kyllä semmonen yhdistelmä ettei juurikaan mikään voi mennä vikaan. 
Löysin tämän reseptin kinuskikissan sivuilta, ja klikkaamalla *tästä*, pääset reseptiä tarkastelemaan hieman tarkemmin. 



YOU'RE GOING TO NEED:

base:

- 200g of Oreo's or "Domino" cookies
- 50g of butter

filling:

- 5dl of whipping cream
- 600g (6dl) of vanilla yoghurt 

white chocolate filling:

- 1/2 of cream/yoghurt mix
- 4 gelatine "leaves"
- 120g of white chocolate
- 1/2 dl of water

dark chocolate filling:

- 1/2 of cream/yoghurt mix
- 4 gelatine "leaves"
- 100g of dark chocolate
- 3/4 dl of water


HOW TO ROLL WITH IT?

1. Line the bottom of a springform cake pan with baking paper and oil the rest of the pan. 
I didn't remember to oil the pan so it was quite hard and messy to get the cake out of it, so I highly recommend you to do so. 

2. Crush the cookies with a blender and melt the butter. 
Mix melted butter and crushed cookies together and fill the bottom of the cake pan with the mix.

3. Whip the cream and add vanilla yoghurt to the cream. Split the cream mix to half.

4. Soak both fillings gelatines in two separate bowls in cold water. 

5. Cut chocolates in to a small pieces to a separate plates and melt the chocolates in the microwave. 
Remember to do it with mild heat so nothing won't get burned. 

6. Heat both fillings waters in separate pots boiling. Add gelatines and let them melt to the water. 


7. Do the white chocolate filling first, so you don't have to wash your mixer in between. 
Mix white chocolate and gelatines to another half of the cream/yoghurt mix and dark chocolate and gelatines to another half. 

8. Pour first a cup of a white chocolate mix to a cake pan, then a cup of a dark chocolate mix and keep going.
Let the cake cool down in the fridge for 3 hours and it's ready to be eaten.

Jasmin