2017/12/13

A MUM BURN OUT, IS THAT A THING?


A mum burn out? Is that a thing? That's what I'm thinking of today.
I know when the baby comes around everything starts to roll around the baby. Basically everything. Even though I've managed to take showers and even thought how one might say they don't have the time to shower, and I've managed to stay on top of the things. The apartment is clean, there's not a single dirty laundry at the end of the week and each day all toys have been picked up from the floors.

2017/12/10

5 WAYS TO BRING CHRISTMAS TO YOUR HOME


It's ridiculous that I'm writing this post. At the moment I'm looking at the huge pile of moving boxes next to me. There is a shitload of moving boxes everywhere. Would they look better if I added some fairy lights and a jolly good Christmas decorations around them and put on some Christmas songs?

2017/12/06

AN OPEN LETTER TO DINO


"Let me love you a little more
before you're not so little anymore."

2017/12/03

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… A TOASTER.


My Christmas wish list is ridiculously short this year. I wouldn't dare to ask anything for me because I feel like people will spend enough money buying things for Dino. And this toaster is super expensive. Or well, I think that 129€ of a toaster is quite expensive but at the moment I'm lusting over a 2500€ dining table so I think this toaster is better on my wish list than that table.

2017/12/01

MY BLOGGING GOALS | DECEMBER 2017


IT'S FREAKING DECEMBER! WHAT? HOW? WHEN?
I mean really, it's the chapter 12 out of 12 of the book of 2017. Where the fuck did this year go? Time flies when you're having a baby? This is insane. It's time to share my last goals for this year.

2017/11/29

PERFECT CHRISTMAS SET FOR DINO | CUBUS & KAPPAHL


So J and I went shopping last month. It had been such a long time since we bought something only for ourselves and this time, we were shopping keeping in mind that we weren't going to buy anything for D. Though, you know how it goes - Christmas is arriving and Christmas things are arriving in the shops. We had to pick something for D!

2017/11/27

CREAMY GARLIC POTATOES


I think Gordon Ramsay has planted the idea of hating frozen food into my head. We've usually buy creamy garlic potatoes frozen because J is only one in this household who eats them and yeah - D doesn't eat them yet but I decided that it's time to give up from all that frozen potatoes and try making my own from the scratch. And no, I did not plant the potatoes before using them. I bought them from the shop. This was surprisingly easy to make by myself from the beginning, this will definitely go to my book of recipes I'm going to give for D when he moves out when he's old enough to do so.

2017/11/26

9 MONTHS | DINO


Oh, well. Hello there! We've kept our little bundle of joy alive for 9 months (that shouldn't be an achievement, it should be a norm but I kind of wanted to start this with a joke). It's ridiculous how fast the time seems to fly. This month, we have been walking supported and been curious about why our apartment is filling up with cardboard boxes and where do all our things disappear?

2017/11/20

TASTY ENCHILADAS


2017/11/19

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO CREATE A PERFECT WINTER EVENING


I hate to say this, guys, but my favourite season is here! I know you all love Autumn and so do I but I don't love it as much as I do love Winter. I'm 100% Winter gal, perhaps because I was born in the middle of it, who knows? I'm here today to share six things you need to create a perfect Winter evening for yourself and others around you.

2017/11/17

20 BLOG POST IDEAS FOR BLOGMAS


Here I am, sipping my cup of tea on Saturday evening, setting myself in the Christmas mode as Christmas is here soon! I'm way too excited about Christmas. Mostly, because it's D's first one and I want to make it the best one we ever had. I'm like a kid in a candy store at the moment.

2017/11/15

GETTING COSY IN THE BEDROOM DEPARTMENT


I don't know how I come up with these headlines, to be honest. I'm on fire? Not really, I'm not. I'm just a weird girl from Finland who has been blogging for way too long.
Let's get cosy in the bedroom!

2017/11/13

TOMATO SOUP WITH MOZZARELLA


Tomato soup would now be my first choice when it comes to soups, as I'm allergic to tomatoes or something. Eating them makes me uncomfortable. Anyhow, J enjoys so that's why I'm occasionally trying some variations about the basic tomato soup.

2017/11/12

5 THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY AT THE MOMENT


Sometimes it feels that we don't appreciate things that are making us happy at the moment. We hold on to the bad things and we tend to think everything is going horribly wrong instead of thinking those little things that are pretty freaking well in our lives.

2017/11/10

MY TOP TIPS FOR BULK WRITING POSTS


I told you before that I bulk write my blog posts. Or at least the ones I can write in advance. So what is bulk writing? I think it's writing more than one or two posts the same day. Bulk writing is something that is an essential for me to keep up with my blogging schedule and as I'm writing this one, I've already written two posts today and I've got one left to write today.

2017/11/08

SPICING UP THE LIVING ROOM


So, I've got two posts planned up including some lovely things we bought from Ikea end of last month. Ikea is always so exhausting! If I'm completely honest I hate going there. I want quickly in and out even quicker. I'm weird, I know but I'm not one of those people who fancies going out for shopping things. I prefer everything delivered to our closest mail office or right to my doorstep.

2017/11/06

CREAMY GARLIC PASTA


As I've probably mentioned a few times too often, my hubby loves pasta. He could eat it every day for dinner if possible. So that encouraged me to try a new recipe. He always wants meat in his pasta, but this time there weren't any. Funny though, even he did know that there was no meat - he said it tastes like there was meat in it. Don't know what kind of taste palette he does have, but umm. Okay?

2017/11/05

MY WINTER BUCKET LIST 2017


AH, Winter is going to be here in any minute and I honestly can't wait. Don't get me wrong, I love all seasons but there's something in Winter that makes me love it the most - maybe it's because I was born in the middle of it? Who knows, but I love it!

2017/11/03

OUR MORNING ROUTINE


A little disclaimer: not all of our mornings go like this, but most of them do. Oh and this is basically D's morning routine because he pretty much is ruling here (not in the proper meaning of the word). But as a mum, I can't schedule everything my baby does so these aren't the exact times - these are the times we usually do these things. Haha, and trust me, D is pretty hard to be scheduled. He gets it from his mother.

2017/11/01

MY BLOGGING GOALS | NOVEMBER 2017


I can not believe Christmas is next month! Gosh, and there are 3 months left until D turns 1. That's just insane let me tell you, it's insane how fast this year has flown by. It's time to have a look for my November blogging goals.

2017/10/30

62 DAYS OF FREEDOM


Most of the women know the relieving feeling when they take their bra off after a long day and falls down on the sofa to relax. Most of the women know the struggle of finding the perfect bra to go with their panties, find ones to feel comfortable in and ones that support enough. Most of the women know the feeling after a good jog outside. How you can run as fast as you can, jump over the branches or other obstacles and just run. Run like never before. 

2017/10/29

GOING BACK TO WORK NEXT MONTH?


18.11.2017
That is the official day when my maternity leave ends. Will I go back to work? That's something I decided before D was even born and now I know I made the right decision.

2017/10/27

8 MONTHS | DINO


So, if I was telling you in the 7-month update, how I felt it was the month the most of the things happened I was wrong. Which most of you probably already knew based on their experiences as a mum. Though, this is all so new to me.

2017/10/25

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH INSTAGRAM


These type of blog posts are all over the Blogosphere at the moment. Even to the point when I started hating these posts and until when I wanted to put my spoon in the same soup with everyone and share my little thoughts about the matter.

2017/10/23

BREAKFAST PORRIDGE | 3 WAYS


Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, or so the say. I've been trying to learn this whole new breakfast thing, just to be an example for Dino. It feels kind of odd to make porridge, but I'm trying to learn how to - just for Dino's sake. I won't be eating porridge ever in my life, though, I've got too many bad experiences which I can open up later if you like to hear.

2017/10/22

SLEEP DEPRIVED MUM | HALLOWEEN 2017


Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep.
This Halloween I'm definitely going (here at home probably) as a sleep deprived mum. Which is, pretty accurate as even though we've been so lucky that D isn't waking us up through the nights, I'm so freaking tired all the time. Guess why? Because I'm an idiot and I can't get myself to bed early on the evenings.

2017/10/20

LUSH AMERICAN CREAM | REVIEW


I lived over three months without a conditioner. I just haven't had the time to order a new one and then I just kept postponing it over and over again and my hair got incredibly tangled. I might be one of those people who can't live without a proper conditioner?

2017/10/18

LET'S TALK ABOUT DADS


Today, I'm here to ramble about stuff. This must be one of the deepest blog posts I've ever written on this blog but it will do - sometimes, you have to go a bit deeper to get your voice out.

2017/10/16

ZUCCHINI LASAGNA


I did this tasty zucchini lasagna couple of months ago for the very first time and since that it has taken a frequent place to our monthly menu. J absolutely loved it and even my mum said that "hey kid, you can actually cook!" I guess that was a compliment & I'm going to take it that way haha. She has never said anything like that to me before.

2017/10/15

7 REASONS TO VISIT FINLAND


Finland is having its 100th birthday this year and that means that I made a promise to myself to include some blog posts about Finland. Finland is a country I'm calling my home, even though there are decisions made by the government that most of us don't enjoy but after all, we've got everything super well here.

2017/10/13

5 BLOG POSTS I’VE BEEN LOVING LATELY


It's been such a long time since I've shared anything blogging related if you don't count the goals I share for each month. This time, I decided to share some blog posts I've been loving lately. Like always with these, I don't want to give my own opinions about anything. I'll link the post and small caption of it and you'll see why I fell in love with the post by reading it.

2017/10/11

LET’S CHAT ABOUT STATS, BABY


I have been knowingly following my Instagram and Twitter growth for the past month or so. It's because J loves to do graphs so each evening I tell him how many followers I've got on each platform. I've never thought stats are important but when looking at the tweets on my Twitter timeline and what brands want from collaborations - it always ends up with the discussion of stats.

2017/10/09

TORTILLA PIZZA


I tried to make tortilla pizza for the very first time and I've got no regrets. I found the original recipe from the Stockmann website but hey, I'm me so I changed it a little. It had all those odd ingredients so I wanted to variate a bit simpler recipe.

2017/10/08

I FOUND A PERFECT LAMP TO OUR HALLWAY


So as you might know, it's getting super dark here during the Winter and we really had to do something to our hallway as it's insanely dark. When D's room and our bedroom doors are closed, there is no source of light which is pretty awkward in the situations when you order food for your door and try to pay everything in the dark.

2017/10/06

LUSH ANGELS ON BARE SKIN | REVIEW


So many of you recommended me to try this one out a while ago and I decided to give it a go. I was seriously in the business, as I ordered two of these accidentally. So yeah, the recommendation noted.

2017/10/04

A DAY THROUGH THE EYES OF DINO


07:15 - Damn I'm hungry, where's mum? What if I make some noises, will she know I'm awake? "Blaablaa". "BA!" She doesn't seem to listen, does she have something better to do right this very moment? There's something in my diaper and it's not feeling very comfortable. It smells weird. Maybe I should yell a little bit louder. "BAA. BA. BABA." Still nothing. What if I scream? "BYÄÄÄH!" Hey, now I hear something.

2017/10/02

HOMEMADE GARLIC BUTTER BREAD


I absolutely love garlic butter bread. It's basically the only "white" bread I eat. I found a killer recipe from the amazing world of the Internet and I decided to share my findings. I did some changes to the recipe but they turned out to be delicious!

2017/10/01

MY BLOGGING GOALS | OCTOBER 2017


Chapter 10 out of 12 in the book of 2017.
I think it's safe to say that this year has gone by in the blink of an eye. So today, I'm not only writing about my goals for the month - I'm also looking at them as my rest of the year goals. That's why some numbers might seem a little bit higher than usual. I don't know why, but this month I've got this thriving motivation inside of me and I really like to know where it leads me to.

2017/09/29

MY TOP3 NETFLIX ORIGINALS AT THE MOMENT


I've been falling in love with Netflix Originals lately and today I decided to pick three of them and well, suggest them to you guys. These all are available at least in Netflix Finland but I don't see why they wouldn't be available in other places as well because everything comes to Finland way slower than in the UK or in the US for example.

2017/09/27

7 MONTHS | DINO


I could start this update by telling you how freaking fast the time flies but I'm going to leave the thought hanging there. It's just insane that my little bubba is 7 months already. Or well, today he'll be 7 months and 1 day but who's counting days? Me. For Christmas. 88 days, if you were wondering.

2017/09/25

PINEAPPLE FAMILY | CASTOR FIBER TATTOO, FAGERSTA


I did it! I got a tattoo.

2017/09/24

MY TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING BLOG POSTS


I've been asked so many times, "how are you so organised?"
Even though, blogging is purely a hobby for me I'm using more time on planning my content than anything else I'm using time in the whole process. Someone even asked me to teach them, so here I am, sharing my secrets.

2017/09/22

SUMMER 2017 IN A NUTSHELL


This summer went by in the blink of an eye. Damn, this whole year has gone. Let's see what all fun things happened this summer.

2017/09/20

7 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU | OUR 7TH ANNIVERSARY


Yesterday my hubby and I had our 7-year-mark. I can't believe that we've been together for seven years which almost two years married and almost one year with a baby. I would've never thought when I got in the plane eight years ago, something this wonderful was possible to born. So here we go, seven things I love about him. There would be plenty more but then this post will lose its meaning.

2017/09/18

START YOUR MORNING WITH THESE DELICIOUS EGG TOASTS


I did something I've never done before! I cut a hole in a toast and cooked an egg in that hole. If this makes any sense? I'm amazed that it went as well as did, after all - it was my first time.

2017/09/17

SWEATER WEATHER | WISH LIST


IT'S THE SEASON PEOPLE, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Sweater weather is back and I'm absolutely loving it. I love all kinds of sweaters, I could wear them all year round (which is something I do, to be honest). Knits, jumpers, sweaters - I'm all yours and here is my wish list for this Autumn.

2017/09/15

RE-DECORATING OUR LIVING ROOM | TO-DO LIST


I decided to start a little Autumn/Winter project here at home. Or well, two but this one is the first priority at the moment. I want to do some changes in our living room. Brighten up the look a little bit and hang up some pictures and paintings on the walls. Damn, I hate white walls.

2017/09/13

I DID NOT WANT TO HAVE CHILDREN


Children are funny creatures, aren't they? Before I'll continue writing this post, I want to make clear that even though I didn't want to have children before - I would not change a thing that has happened to me during past couple of years. Children, if you want to put it like this - are a blessing. You don't make children, you have them.

2017/09/11

TASTY CHICKEN SALAD


This is one of our favourite chicken salad recipes. If you want, you can add dressing to your salad but I'm more like a no dressing kind of a gal so I won't use dressing. Also, if you want you can add some olive oil to the salad.

2017/09/10

MY AUTUMN BUCKET LIST | 2017


Autumn is coming towards us faster than ever, after all - it's already freaking September! How did that happen and how many times do I have to ask that myself again?
I thought that a little bucket list for Autumn would be fun to share so let's get on to it.
 
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