2017/06/23

10 THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY AT THE MOMENT


Times like this, we need to cherish those little happy moments in our lives. I've had a hard time being happy lately. I know, I've got everything okay - baby is happy, healthy, fed, he got clothes on and he's been behaving nicely. I've got a wonderful husband by my side and amazing friends. Then again, there are days when I just want to roll myself to my blanket and never come out, curl up there and eat endless amounts of junk food just because I hate myself. So it's important to stop thinking what are the things that are actually making me happy and that's why I'm going to share my list with you and couraging you to think, what does make you happy?

2017/06/21

OATMEAL CUPS FOR BREAKFAST


You all know the Facebook page called Proper Tasty by now, I believe. If you don't, have you been living under a rock? Haha. Well, I have never tried any of their recipes, even though I've wanted so I decided to go with easy one for my first try and that's how I ended up trying granola cups with yoghurt and berries.

2017/06/19

MY SUMMER MAKEUP LOOK


I do wear makeup all year round, except when I'm abroad and if I'm travelling to somewhere warm like Spain for example. There I won't use makeup, just to get some tan in my face haha! Anyhow, summer in Finland is cold in a way that makeup can be pretty easily used and everything won't fall off your face.

2017/06/18

INK INSPIRATION | HAVING A TATTOO FEVER


I've got a massive tattoo fever at the moment and long story short, I'm about to get one this summer. I'm not going to tell you what it is yet, but I decided to gather around a post about ink inspiration. They say, tattoos should always have a story behind them but to be completely honest, mine is not going to have a story behind it. It's something I enjoy and want and yes, I'm prepared for it being on my skin for the rest of my life.

2017/06/16

100 PLACES I WANT TO VISIT BEFORE I DIE | PART 1


The travel bug has bitten me and it has bitten me hard. The best part of the whole situation is that I really don't have any money to travel at the moment, like further than Sweden so I decided to gather around this little series I call "100 places I want to visit before I die", of course, there are probably plenty more that aren't going to be mentioned but I'll be listing 100 places where I'd love to travel, at the moment.

2017/06/14

MY SUMMER PLAYLIST 2017


It's that time of the year when I share my summer playlist with you guys. This year it contains a lot of Spanish music, rock & pop/punk. Those just get me in the mood and oh, there are also a couple Finnish songs in the mix. I hope you enjoy!

2017/06/12

DIY: NEW LOOK FOR IKEA MALM DRAWER


It's time to talk about my dear friend, dc-fix, once again. I like to do low budget changes around the apartment at the times, especially now when I'm basically spending most of my time home with the little one so I tend to get bored with way things look. That's basically the reason why I've dc-fixed most of our things here. And well, because dc-fixing stuff is cheaper than buying a new furniture.

2017/06/11

MY COUSIN’S GRADUATION PARTY


Gaudeamus igitur,
Juvenes dum sumus. 
Gaudeamus igitur,
Juvenes dum sumus. 
Post jucundam juventutem,
Post molestam senectutem,
Nos habebit humus. 
Nos habebit humus. 

2017/06/09

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD


Lovely Nora from over at dreamerachiever.com nominated me for this one lovely blog award, thank you, Nora, that's lovely! It had been a while since I last did any of these tags and last February (yeah, I know I'm on time with these) I was tagged in two different award tags so that's pretty cool. 

2017/06/07

TASTY VEGGIE BBQ STICKS


Today, I'm going to share my favourite BBQ recipe with you. You can do these on the grill or in the oven, I did them in the oven as we don't own a grill. I like to cook all kinds of stuff from vegetables and this, as I said is one of my favourites for the summer. It goes well with meat and stuff and if you don't want to make this only from the vegetables you can also add some bacon or meatballs to the sticks. I find it easier to make sticks only from veggies and for the side something from meat because I'm not able to eat meat.

2017/06/05

WHAT’S IN MY BAG? | 2017


It has been quite a while since I've last shared my bag contents over here at the blog. Almost a year ago, to be exact. If you want to see what I had in my bag a year ago, click here, I can promise it's way different than you're now about to see haha!

2017/06/04

MY TWO GO-TO HAIR STYLES | MUMMY EDITION


Oh, it's been way too long since the last beauty post appeared over here and it's time, after three months to finally get myself back in the game again and do one of those. Beauty related stuff has been a huge part of this blog ever since I started taking this thing seriously and now they have fallen a bit behind and been replaced with the baby related stuff.

2017/06/02

MY BLOGGING GOALS | JUNE 2017


Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's June already. When May was such cold and snowy (which definitely wasn't normal), I'm glad that by the end of the May we got our summer/spring already and we got 20°C degrees. Ah, it's nice when you don't have to wear multiple layers of clothing whenever you're going out.

2017/05/31

JACKETS FOR SUMMER | LINDEX BABY MINI HAUL


A few weeks ago we did a little shopping trip and we stopped by at Lindex to check their baby clothing. For some reason, each time I go shopping I come home with a bunch of stuff for Dino but nothing for me. Kind of makes me wonder why! (sarcasm.) Here I am, showing you two most adorable things I found! Ah, these are so flipping cute.

2017/05/29

MY BUCKET LIST FOR SUMMER 2017


This is going to be the first summer in a while when I'm not adding travelling to Spain on my summer bucket list, interesting. Interesting, that's what this summer is going to be all about. 
Well, I've got a little bucket list for me to share over here so let's get started!

2017/05/28

20 BLOG POST IDEAS FOR SUMMER


I can't believe that we're living the last week of May already. Where did the Spring go? 
For me, June has always been the month that starts Summer. Usually, our summer vacations start in June so that's pretty obvious. Although, I've been on a vacation for a while now, so it sure does feel way different this year. 

For today's post, I decided to gather some blog post ideas for Summer. 
There's never enough of these right? 

2017/05/26

3 MONTHS | DINO


I can't believe that that little milk monster that is sleeping next to me at the moment is already 3 full months old. It's insane how fast time is flying by, it feels like yesterday when we got back home from the hospital. Okay, maybe not yesterday but a week or so.

2017/05/24

THE SPRING WEDDING


Remember the bachelorette party from earlier? They had their wedding last weekend.

2017/05/22

TOP3 NETFLIX SERIES ATM


As you might be aware, I've got a plenty of free time on my hands at the moment. Or well, I used to have. I've started to finally get back on top of the things, so my free time a pretty proportional concept. Anyhow, I've had time to watch Netflix once again and I've found three new series I'm about to recommend to you.

2017/05/21

HAUL: NEWBIE BY KAPPAHL


I picked up some adorable things for Dino from KappAhl a few weeks ago. I love the Newbie collection and even though they are well, a bit more expensive than H&M baby clothes they're still cheap when it comes to baby clothing. Baby clothes are pretty damn expensive now when thinking about it - one shirt goes for a couple of weeks and if you're lucky, it goes a month. Anyhow, I'm going to show you these adorable little things I picked up!

2017/05/19

BLOGGING WITH A BABY


I don't know how I've done it, but I've done it. I've managed to stay on top of the things at the home with the baby and with the blog. Each time I write my to monthly blogging goals; "get something up". Why do I do so when I know I'm going to keep up with the schedule of posting 4 times a week?
Well, you'll never know what happens. Maybe someday that one faithful day arrives and I don't have anything to publish at 8:00 am.

2017/05/17

MY HUSBAND’S FAVOURITE: MEATLOAF


I'm not a fan of a meatloaf, but my husband seems to enjoy it. At least the one I make, because well - I tend to make a bit different meatloaf than the meatloaf usually is.
As a basic meatloaf, I find the recipe boring so I've created this one trying out different meatloaves and this one is the one. At least if you ask my husband.

2017/05/15

THE REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD


The gorgeous Maisie from over at lovemaisie.com tagged me to the real neat blog award. Thank you, Maisie, that's so lovely! Maisie tagged me in this in February, but as you might be aware I was a bit busy doing other things back then so I decided that now would be a good time to do this.

2017/05/14

NEW IN: BEDDING | URBAN OUTFITTERS


We bought a new bed earlier this Spring and we noticed that all our sheets and duvet covers were too small for it. That's the most annoying thing to discover, even though we were aware that our new bed was going to be larger than our old thing we called a bed. That wasn't even close to a bed - it was basically two mattresses on top of each other, so if that's something to call a bed, go for it. 

2017/05/12

10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 3 MONTHS AFTER HAVING A BABY


Dino is going to be three months old this month. 
These three months have been the most interesting three months in my life. Even though I was taking a lot of care of my little brother when he was a newborn, there's still some new things I've learned about taking care of the baby and about myself as well. All the diaper changes, bottle feeds, bathing and how to put a baby to sleep got from the back of my mind like a lightning at the very second we got home with the baby. Now when I'm thinking about it, I'm quite happy I had to look after my brother as much as I needed to back in the days, because I probably would have been completely lost with the whole baby thing. Anyhow, there are still few things I've learned and I'm going to talk about those. 

2017/05/10

THE BACHELORETTE PARTY


My ex-co-worker & my good friend is getting married this month, so at April 29th she had her bachelorette party. That was a day including joy, laughter and a shitload of snow. Yeap, April 29th and the ground were white.

2017/05/08

NEW BED | BEDROOM UPDATE


After five years of planning, we've finally got ourselves a new bed. Damn, that took long. Before this new one, we had basically two mattresses on top of each other and that was no good for anyone sleeping in it. Basically me, I was fed up before I got pregnant and I almost lost it while I was pregnant.

2017/05/07

MARRIED FOR 1 YEAR


Today is our first wedding anniversary and that's why I wanted to share two of my favourite pictures from the day. Would you believe if I told you that they're taken in the middle of Helsinki?

2017/05/05

BABY MASSAGE - THE BEST THING ON EARTH


Our little bundle of joy have had slight issues with is tummy. It was the worst when he was five weeks old and that's when I discovered baby massaging. I can say this with a hand on my heart that it's the best thing I've discovered in a while. Dino had a hard time to be after eating and the times got even harder when it became doing a poop (yeah, I said poop). It got to the point when pooping was a one-hour screaming show and it wasn't making any of us feel great. 

2017/05/03

IT’S THE PARTY SEASON | 3 OUTFIT IDEAS

Summer is moving fast towards us (I still can't wrap my head around it, I feel like Christmas was few moths ago) and so is the party season. I decided to log into my Polyvore account after a little while and create three outfit ideas for this party season. Let's roll into inspiration! 


flower girl

2017/05/01

MY BLOGGING GOALS | MAY 2017


I've got some serious goals for this May. 
Damn, how is it May already!? 
Time seems to fly by so fast nowadays. 

2017/04/30

GLADA VAPPEN! | BT


It's time for a monthly blog team blog post and this month we decided to do something that's pretty accurate. We went ahead and chose to make a May Day-themed blog post and what would be better for May Day than share a recipe for these pretty little funnel cakes.

2017/04/28

MY PLAN FOR LOSING THE ”BABY WEIGHT”


HEY-OOO, it has been an interesting couple of months and by interesting I mean the fact that I'm finally able to tie my own shoe laces and most of all - I can see my toes. I can see them and I can reach them. Goals, right? 

2017/04/26

2 MONTHS | DINO


Ah, I can't believe that our little bundle of joy is two months old today. Time seems to fly by so fast and the super tiny baby I had a month ago has turned into this strong milk monster. Milk monster that doesn't smell like a fresh baby anymore. Milk monster who used to be the same size as the bunny.  Heck, he's a grown ass little man already! 

2017/04/24

5 THINGS I MISS ABOUT BEING PREGNANT


If there were things I did not miss about being pregnant, there are still a few that I do miss. 
I mean, we all know by this far that the pregnancy wasn't my cup of tea in any way, but there are still few things I miss about being pregnant. 

2017/04/23

5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT SPRING


Spring is such a wonderful season. 
Although it's not my favourite season, but there are still few reasons why I love it so much. As a true Winter enthusiast, I still like the fact that the Winter ends at some point and that has something to do with the fact that I kind of love Spring. 


2017/04/21

OMBRE VANILLA BUTTERCREAM CAKE


Sooo, here's the second cake I'm about to share with you. 

This one is basic cake filled with blueberry filling and coated with vanilla buttercream. This one is blue inside and ombre outside, decorated with some blue sprinkles. 

2017/04/19

OUR BEDTIME ROUTINE


I'm ridiculously bad at routines. 
I've never had ones. 
Now I need to create ones from nothing. 

2017/04/17

CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH BABY BLUE WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE


As I mentioned earlier, I had a bit trouble deciding which cake to bake for the name giving party we held for Dino little over a week ago. So I did two and this is the first one of them. I absolutely love baking and especially when it comes to decorating, cakes are my favourite. 

Personally, I'm not that into eating cakes but chocolate cake is something that I'm willing to eat as well. So here's my favourite chocolate cake recipe, filled with vanilla-white chocolate finning, coated with white vanilla buttercream and with some blue white chocolate ganache dropped on top. 

2017/04/16

CRAZY DAYS HAUL | SPRING 2017


Oh wow, last week there was Crazy Days (Hullut Päivät) over at Stockmann and we visited there. We weren't supposed to buy anything, but you know - when you see all those pretty prices and yellow things everywhere, it's hard to resist. I have to say, I'm not missing work at all. Even the way the department house smells like brings back all those hours I've spent there and I'm more than happy that I'm staying at home with little D for a while. Anyhow, if you remember my previous Crazy Days - haul, there really wasn't anything to buy. This Spring, there was more than last time, probably mostly because of the baby. And baby clothes. Damn those tiny clothes are deceptive. 

2017/04/14

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING RECIPE


I've got some exciting news for you guys! This month, I'm going to share two different cake recipes with you and this is kind of an introduction for those two cakes. I mean, they're all covered with buttercream frosting as are these cupcakes in the picture as well. 

I had trouble to decide which cake to bake for little P's name giving party so I decided to make two little cakes! I love baking and cakes are really close to my heart. I mean, I really don't enjoy eating them, but decorating and baking parts are my absolute favourites. 

2017/04/12

POM POM BEANIE | GUGGUU


I'm not a big fan of kids high street clothing, but this Gugguu beanie absolutely stole my heart before I even had a baby. Gugguu is a Finnish kid's clothing brand with some adorable designs. I'll leave a link after to this post so you can all go check them out if you feel like it. 

2017/04/10

PYRY | THE NAME GIVING PARTY

Pyry
- thick snowfall. 
Dino's first name is Pyry. 
The meaning behind the name is very simple, at the time I was pushing him out of me, it was snowing like crazy. And well, I've always wanted to name my kid Pyry, so that's the name he got.

2017/04/09

7 USEFUL LINKS TO HELP YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR FLATLAYS

Flat lay photography is really out there. 
It has been quite a while. 
And I absolutely love it. 


For me, one of my blogging goals for 2017 was to improve my own flat lay photography. As I love them so much, why wouldn't I jump on the bandwagon and try to improve my own? So far, I can't say that I've improved that much. I've basically spent my early year studying the flat lay photography via different blogs and practising shooting those with and without a baby. Now, with the baby - I genuinely haven't had time to practice as much as earlier this year but I'm getting there. 
Anyways, I've found some wonderful tips for flat lay photography through Pinterest and Bloglovin'.

2017/04/07

5 THINGS I DON’T MISS ABOUT BEING PREGNANT


As you might know, pregnancy and especially the third trimester really wasn't my cup of a tea. Or coffee, as I prefer coffee nowadays (ah, finally back to my old bad habits). There are things that I miss being pregnant but today I'm sharing five things, that I don't miss about being pregnant at all.

2017/04/05

HOW TO STICK TO THE BUDGET?

As you might remember from a couple of months (or was it weeks?) back, I told you how we're budgeting our monthly groceries now when there's three of us and the most importantly, lower income when there's only one of us working. Everything has been going on so great and we've actually managed to stick to the budget. How?


2017/04/03

ACTIVITY PLAY MAT | DONE BY DEER


Several weeks ago, when Dino turned two-week-old we started giving vitamin D drops to our little bundle of joy which got him in such a bad mood. I mean, he's always been a super easy baby and those drops made his stomach turn around like crazy. This is a bit TMI now, but pooping in our house was flavoured with screams and cries each time it was coming out. Thank goodness it's all better now. 
That time, Dino had trouble falling asleep, which meant that nowhere was good. He didn't enjoy the sofa, the nest, the bed, his own bed or well, basically anything else than my lap. So I went to his room and picked up this Done by Deer activity play mat and placed him under that. It kept him entertained while I got the chance to drink my cup of coffee in peace.
 
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