2017/01/31

THE WINTER TAG | BT

It's time for January's blog team blog post you guys! 
This month, we decided to do a Winter themed tag and there are 11 questions about Winter or you know, Winter related stuff and we're all going to answer them in our own blogs. Winter is the best time of the year (if you ask me) so let's roll on to the questions! 

// On aika tammikuun blogitiimipostauksen! 
Tässä kuussa, päätettiin blogitiimin kanssa tehdä talviteemainen tag-postaus jossa on 11 kysymystä talvesta, tai - talveen liittyvistä asioista. Kaikki omissa pikku blogeissamme vastailtiin näihin kysymyksiin ja jos multa kysytään, talvihan on vuoden parhainta aikaa joten jatketaanpa kohti kysymyksiä. 



1. Do you like cold weather? 
// Pidätkö kylmästä? 

- Hate the cold weather, when it gets to -30°C degrees but when there's a bit bearable temperature like -10°C degrees I'm completely fine with it. 
// Inhoan kylmää kun on -30°C astetta pakkasta, mutta kun on vähän siedettävämpi lämpötila kuten esimerkiksi -10°C oon ihan okei sen asian kanssa. 

2. What is your favourite thing about Winter? 
// Lempiasia talvessa? 

- Snow. Snow is the best thing on Earth. 
// Lumi. Lumi on parasta koko maailmassa. 

3. Coffee vs. tea vs. hot chocolate? 
// Kahvi vs. tee vs. kaakao?

- Coffee runs over these all, although, hot chocolate comes as a tough second. 
// Kahvi voittaa kaikki, tosin, kaakao tulee hyvänä kakkosena. 

4. Do you like to spend time outside during Winter? 
// Tykkäätkö ulkoilla talvisin?

- YAS. 

5. What is your favourite piece of clothing during Winter? 
// Lempparivaate talvella? 

- I absolutely love to wear knits. 
// Neuleet. Niitä rakastan. 

6. What is your favourite Winter memory? 
// Paras talvimuisto? 

- When I was little and learned snowboarding. 
// Kun olin pieni ja opin lumilautailemaan. 

7. Over-knee socks or woolen socks? 
// Polvisukat vai villasukat? 

- Woolen socks. 
// Villasukat. 

8. Hockey skates or figure skates? 
// Hokkarit vai kaunarit? 

- Hockey skates, feels better on feet. 
// Hokkarit, tuntuu paremmalta jalassa. 

9. Your pet peeve in Winter? 
// Inhottavin juttu talvessa?

- This is easy, -30°C degrees. 
// Kolmenkympin pakkaset. 

10. Do you like snow? 
// Pidätkö lumesta? 

- Read the answer from question two. 
// Ks. kysymyksen 2 vastaus. 

11. What is your favourite Winter sport? 
// Lemppari talviurheilulaji? 

- Ice hockey all the way. 
// jääkiekko.  





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2017/01/30

22 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 22 YEARS

"I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22
Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
You don't know about me but I bet you want to
Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22"


Yeah so, today is my 22nd birthday and I started this post with Taylor Swift lyrics. Seriously jazz, what has gone into you? To be honest, I don't feel like being 22. I feel like being 12 in 22-year-old's body. 22 is also such a funny number, isn't it? 


 NOTHING IN LIFE COMES ON A SILVER PLATE

This is something everyone should realise at least at some point in their lives. There are things you want, you need to work your ass off to achieve them. I wouldn't be where I am at the moment if I took things for granted. 

SOMETIMES IT'S JUST BETTER TO LET GO

By this, I mean toxic people in your life. I've lost so many good friends during these years and I'm so sorry to be not sorry if I sound like a proper bitch right now, but I'm glad that those people aren't in my life anymore. Too much drama, too much negative energy. 

 IF YOU DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT

I spent 16 years of my life dreaming of living someplace else than where I used to live. I did it, I moved away and sorry to not be sorry about this either, I'm happier than I've ever been. 

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THINGS YOU CAN'T AFFECT

This one I learned in Summer 2015. There are things where you can't affect and you just need to accept them. 

 READ BOOKS

For me, this has been so close to my heart. Nowadays, being busy with blog and work and everything I haven't had a proper time to read books. That feels so awful. Reading is so important as you might know and I prefer actual books instead of e-books or books you can listen to, so I really need to get my reading game back before all books disappear to the Internet. 

LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR SUGARCOATING THINGS

I used to sugarcoat my sayings so much in my earlier years. I mean, why I can't just be honest and say my opinions out just the way I feel? I realised this a couple of years ago and I've never been happier. Life is too short for sugarcoating. In certain situations. Not whenever or where-ever, but in most places. 

SONGS WILL GET RUINED

When things happen in my life, I tend to listen to music while thinking about them. There're a few songs that I'm not able to listen to anymore because they bring back so many sad memories. Thank goodness, there will always be new songs. 

 BEING WEIRD IS OKAY

I'm so weird and it's okay. 

 LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO WORRY WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK ABOUT YOU

This one I learned when I moved from a small town to the big city. Life is seriously too short to worry what other people think of you. 

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOMEONE WHO WILL TALK SHIT ABOUT YOU

Sad, but true. There will always be someone who is jealous of the things you've achieved, but thankfully - it has nothing to do with you. I mean, why should I feel bad about it? There you go, talk, talk & talk - I can give you something to talk about. 
I know pretty much everything there's people saying about me, especially in my old hometown, but guess what, I couldn't care less. If I hear something that really amuses me, I usually do something that makes them talk about it even more. That's my own little game I enjoy playing. 

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE AN ADULT

Don't get me wrong here. I know there are responsibilities like bills and other stuff and there will be even more of those now when having a child, but guess what - life is too short to be an adult. I've always secretly hated when people say that they can't do certain things because they're adults now. Living on their own and being a certain age. Guess what, you can! You can go to toboggan slide during Winter, as an adult and have fun. You can go to amusement park and ride all those rollercoasters, eat a bunch of cotton candy and then throw it all up. That's life. Being adult don't make you have to stop living your life. 


 TRUE FRIENDS WILL STICK WITH YOU NO MATTER WHAT

Jenni, Petra, Teemu & Jere, this is for you. 

 YOUR MOM IS USUALLY RIGHT

No matter how much I hate to admit it, that's the way it is. 

I DIDN'T NEED A FATHER TO GROW UP AS A PROPER HUMAN BEING

For me, growing up without a father was hard. I thought I needed one because everyone else seemed to have one too. I felt so awful for not having one. Oh, and look at me now - here I am, as a proper human being, living my life, not giving a damn. 

 THE LITTLE THINGS ARE THE ONES THAT MATTER

In everything. 

 FOOD IS NOT MY ENEMY

I've never been diagnosed with an eating disorder but I guess I've always had one. I've also realised that food is not my enemy. I've also noticed that even though I was forced to eat during primary school because "children of Africa are starving and I'm ungrateful enough to leave a food on my plate" that noise is not in my head anymore if I'm finished with eating. I don't also suffer from panic attacks anymore, when there is you know, something on my plate that I've got no clue of what it is. 

HIGH HEELS ARE NOT FOR ME

I'm just not made to walk with those things. Sneakers, always and forever thank you. 

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE FIT

I mean, there are people who love to get fit and being on a diet and spend countless hours at the gym. That's not for me. I'm not overweight, I walk a lot and I eat healthily, that's all I need in my life. 

NEVER GIVE UP

If you want something, work for it. 

NOBODY HAS IT ALL FIGURED OUT

I have never had it all figured out. Life is so much more exciting when you haven't got it all figured out. 

TAKE A LOTS OF PICTURES

This has been my motto ever since I got my first camera. 

 ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR HEART

There have been a few times when I didn't follow my heart. It's not something that I regret about, but it's something that keeps me thinking how my life would be now if I had followed my heart instead of my brain. It tears me to pieces sometimes, but I know I've made all the right choices. 


2017/01/29

NEXT HAUL


I'm a bit late from the party, but I discovered Next in December. I found out that they're selling some of the most adorable baby clothing out there and I couldn't resist ordering some bits and bobs for Dino from there. The way I found out about Next is pretty simple; I'm following some people over at Instagram who had bought stuff from there, so at one Tuesday evening home alone, I decided to see what they have to offer. Also, I knew that Dino's little wardrobe doesn't have that many pants/joggers in it, so those were needed too. I also bought all of the clothing in size 68-74cm, just because babies grow up so damn fast. Let's see what I found! 


These adorable dungarees were the first thing that popped right in front of my eyes. They're absolutely adorable. I can't even stand how adorable they are. I can imagine my little creature to roll on the floor wearing these. So freaking adorable. They were only 12€, so that's not bad for dungarees. 


I've been obsessing over the animal prints so badly lately, in baby clothing, and if there's a bear in it - I will buy it. I've got no idea where this is coming from but you know, I'm just going with the flow. These were 9€ and I can't wait to see them on Dino. Holy potato, he's going to be a fashionable little man. 


As I said, if there's an animal in it - I will buy it. These elephant joggers did not make an exception this time haha! They were too adorable & they came in 2-pack so for two pairs of joggers, 11€ isn't much. Such a bargain. 

Aren't they adorable? 


2017/01/27

MY TRAVEL BUCKET LIST


"I haven't been everywhere,
but it's on my list."

It's been a while since I've done a proper travel post and now that I'm finally inspired and up to it, I decided to share my lifetime travel bucket list with you. It's such a fun list, it keeps growing every time I lay my eyes on it. So this is more like places I want to visit before I die kind of a list instead of an actual bucket list - because my budget is kind of tight at the moment so it might take a while to see all these locations.

* picture from here *

OUR HONEYMOON ROADTRIP

This is the first thing on my travel bucket list. As you might know, we went to Spain last summer after our wedding just because we needed two weeks off from life lol. We've got all planned and savings started for our little family to take a road trip through the US. Although, we're not so sure yet whether we're going to rent a car or are we going to fly from destination to another. We've planned our trip to start from NYC, you know - shopping and having pizza for a couple of days, visiting WTC memorial and stuff. Then we're heading to Florida to see if there are any relatives around and Disney World. Then, of course, the must visit Los Angeles with all those tourist attractions and last few weeks of our 1,5-month trip we're going to spend in Hawaii. 
Yeah, all planned. Now there's just the money left to save lol! Might take a while, though. But that would be the ultimate honeymoon dream. But this is definitely something we're both dedicated saving for. 

* picture from here *

MALDIVES

I just need to visit there before the water level rises too high and these beautiful islands don't exist anymore. I've heard that there's nothing to do over there, but then again - two weeks in the middle of the ocean with white sand, palm trees, and the sun is like heaven on Earth to me. Just enough for me. That's a place I will visit sometime soon. 

* picture from here *

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

Okay, I might have a little obsession towards islands. But what can you say? I'm a 100% beach girl. I love the fact that there's hot sand everywhere. I love the ocean breeze and salty water in my hair. And yeah, I live in a country that doesn't offer me what I need to satisfy my need of beach. That's it, I'm moving to Santa Maria. 

* picture from here *

CANCÚN, MEXICO

Oh I once followed this girl over at Snapchat and she spent three weeks in Cancún and I absolutely fell in love. Nothing more to say. 


BERLIN, GERMANY

I visited in Berlin back in Spring 2015 and it was absolutely wonderful! Although, it was with two close friends. I'd love to take J there with me next time I visit and I know I'll visit there someday.
Fun fact about that picture; my uncle didn't believe I took that photo myself during our trip lol.

* picture from here *

LONDON, UK

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never been to London. It's kind of weird because I've changed planes on Heathrow so many times, but I've never actually been to London. That needs to be fixed and someday, I can say that I've been to London. You know, more than at the airport for 4 hours or so.

* picture from here *

ICELAND

During late 2016, I felt this massive need to travel to Iceland and that need has not gone away. So now, it has earned its place on my bucket list. Can't believe I've never been to Iceland before and it's so "close" you know. Few hours on a plane. 

So there was a little sneak peek to my little (or not so little), travel bucket list. 
What's on yours?


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2017/01/25

5 WAYS TO FIND MOTIVATION FOR BLOGGING

You know the feeling when your motivation for blogging just suddenly disappears? 
I've got 5 ways to help you with that. 


These are some things that have helped me through the tough times when I've been feeling unmotivated with blogging. I'm not saying that I'm a professional when it comes to blogging and motivation, but I discovered in my days as a daily blogger that lack of motivation, especially when taking pictures, is a real thing you might deal with pretty long times. 

1. IS IT TIME TO UPDATE THE LOOK? 

Have you been stuck in the same look for a pretty long while now? For me, personally, I find it so inspirational when I change the blog layout from time to times. It really does get me inspired of writing on a whole new level. It doesn't have to be anything big, just changing social media buttons might be enough for someone. For me, it's the whole layout or nothing. 

2. SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

Cut off all your social medias and touch for the Internet for a little while. It might seem a hard thing to do, but in this world, it's more than necessary sometimes. If you notice you've been too caught up with the social media, it might help when you shut down that laptop, turn off the Internet and start living your life through life, you know. 

3. TAKE A WALK, LONG SHOWER OR BATH

I find myself really inspired when I'm doing my such eco-friendly showers. By eco-friendly, I mean a complete opposite. I just sit on the floor, under a hot shower and think about things. I once had an idea for a song while I was in the shower. I don't know why this gets me so inspired, but it does. 

4. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

Sleeping is the answer to everything. Just mark my words and repeat after me, sleeping is the answer to everything. 

5. WRITE DOWN THINGS 

I usually write down things when I'm inspired. They might be only just a few word sentences or just words that don't make any sense afterward - but I find writing down really motivating and inspiring. 

How do you keep yourself motivated for blogging? 


2017/01/23

FEELING SO 35 WEEKS PREGNANT


Is it safe to say that I kind of would like this to be over already?
We're officially 35 weeks pregnant today and there are two weeks left until the baby is fully cooked. We took some baby bump pictures yesterday and it made me think that we should've done it much earlier than at 35 weeks pregnant. I mean, I love my body at the moment but holy potato I looked like a whale in most of the pictures. Otherwise, we had so much fun. Can't wait to get that baby out and take pictures of him.

FOOD CRAVINGS

I've got another one! Finally! I thought I'd survive without throughout the whole pregnancy but no. I've developed myself a new craving and it's tea. I mean, what the actual *bleep*? Tea? Since when have I started drinking tea? Well, apparently two weeks ago when I found myself buying teabags from the market. I've always been more like a coffee person, I love my coffee strong and black but now I've been drinking more tea than coffee. It's so weird. I'm weird. What.


BABY BUMP IS EVOLVING

During these five weeks, my bump has slowed down growing. That's a relief for me because if you read my previous pregnancy update you might know how I was afraid I was going to carry a 5kg turkey around at the end of the February. Well, thank god I am not.  Of course, I want my baby to grow, but let's be honest - no one doesn't want to push a 5kg baby out between their legs.

WEIGHT GAIN DURING PREGNANCY

In five weeks, I've gained 2kg. That's probably due to the fact that I haven't been working during the last 4 weeks and all I've pretty much done has been Netflix and chill lately. Chilling with nuggets. Okay, I don't like nuggets - don't know why I said so.
So far, during the whole baby thing, I've gained +7kg in total and that's not even bad. I'm pretty sure I'll be reaching 9kg before the baby is born so I might not fit in my old jeans right away but hey, at least I'm having a goal.


HOW AM I FEELING?

You know, in general.

I'm feeling huge.
The baby is moving like crazy and once I was sure that he's going to break my rib bones.
My back hurts like hell.
I can't stand more than 20 minutes.
I look like a penguin when I walk.
I absolutely hate when people have a need to touch my baby bump. I love my espacio personal.
I haven't slept at all for weeks.

We had to go to see a doctor last Saturday because when I woke up I saw stars and my head was aching like hell. Midwife/doctor examined me and everything was completely okay with the baby. For me, on the other hand - they believe the pregnancy has made my migraine worse. So thank goodness it was only a migraine and not pre-eclampsia. YAY. She also told me how much the baby weighs at the moment and he's 2,48kg. So no 5kg turkey on the way, YAY.

But then again, I'm feeling well.
I'm so happy that this is over soon and we'll get to see our little baby.

2017/01/22

EGGPLANTS WITH MOZZARELLA & SALAD

We've been trying out some new dishes lately.
It has been super refreshing, to be honest. Usually we end up making pasta or macaroni or something else and I was more than excited to try out something that doesn't include any kind of meat. J had a few concerns because he hadn't eaten eggplants before, but even he enjoyed this dinner. 


EGGPLANTS WITH MOZZARELLA & SALAD
(serves 4) 

INGREDIENTS: 

- 3 eggplants split in two
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 3 Ambrosi mozzarellas
- 4 tomatoes
- fresh basil

for the salad: 

- salad
- cucumber
- basil
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil


HOW TO ROLL WITH IT? 

1. Heat the oven to 200°C degrees. Rub some olive oil to the eggplants, season with salt & bake them in the oven for 20minutes so they'll get softer. 
2. Slice the mozzarella & tomatoes, place them on the eggplants and bake them in the oven about 5 minutes or as long as the mozzarella has melted. 
3. Put some basil on the top, prepare the salad - serve with fresh bread and you're ready to go! 

Super simple & delicious. 


2017/01/20

BABY’S FIRST BOOK | DESIGN LETTERS


Now that we've passed the Christmas and the Holiday season when everyone wants to buy gifts for everyone, even if it was an unborn person yet I believe it's safe to say that we're having a boy. Gosh, it has been so hard to hide it for this long, even though my mum and grandma has been telling me all the time it is a boy. But yeah, I wanted to avoid all this Holiday fuzz and having those unnecessary baby blue coloured gifts haha! 

So yes, Dino is going to be a boy. 

To be honest, I'm so relieved. I'm not so sure how I would've handled growing up a girl. I must be the first mom-to-be, who has secretly been afraid of having a girl. I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with girls and I've always wanted a girl, but I don't know. I feel a hella more comfortable knowing that Dino is going to be a boy. I'm so bad at explaining this and now I've left myself wondering why did I even started explaining haha! But I hope you got the point. 


BABY'S FIRST BOOK | DESIGN LETTERS

I bought this book back in 2016 immediately on the next day when we found out that Dino is going to be a boy. Design Letters has two options for these books, baby blue and baby pink. So obviously I got it in blue. It's absolutely adorable! It has so many things inside and there's also cards and pages for each month from 1-12. This is one of those things that "if I'm ever having a child he/she needs this book". I'm going to fill it with cute polaroids from Cheerz. Everything's planned already, Dino is still comfortably in the womb. 


2017/01/18

LUSH SLEEPY BODY LOTION

J got me a gift card for Lush earlier last year and I saved it for the Christmas range so I could get something for Christmas. I had a bit of a trouble using the gift card because Lush UK won't accept online gift cards and I wasn't sure what to purchase from their Finnish website. You see, all the pots of their products are a bit more expensive and smaller here than they're in the UK, so I wanted to be sure on which products to use it. 

Anyways, I got myself this lovely little pot of Sleepy body lotion because I was interested in trying it out. I've seen reviews of it in plenty blogs so obviously, I knew that was the next body lotion I wanted to try out. Before I had this Dream Cream and I haven't quite finished it yet so maybe there was no need to buy a new body lotion at all. 


This Sleepy body lotion smells absolutely wonderful. It smells soft lavender and usually everything I've ever bought in that scent haven't been admiring me at all. This one is a difference because the scent is so soft. It doesn't really jump onto your nose or anything, it just floats by it. If you know what I mean. 

The colour of the product is also so adorable, it's this light purple which I've been absolutely loving at the moment (don't really know why, though). I've used this body lotion to moisture my belly and Lush has done a pretty good job to keep those stretch marks away! 
I literally have none of those. Or then again, it might be my skin in general - but who knows? I've been throwing a bunch of moisturising body lotions on it. 

Have you tried this body lotion? 



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2017/01/16

PREGNANCY BRAIN IS A THING

Before I go deeper into this whole pregnancy brain situation, I have a need to say that I've always considered myself as you know, a smart person. Or you know, I've never felt this stupid in my whole life. My problem-solving game has always been on top but nowadays I feel like my brain is completely off. I've been good at concentrating, I've understood what people have said to me and I've understood what I've read. Before I got in my third trimester, I thought that pregnancy brain is not a thing. Or well, at least with me. But I was so wrong. I was as wrong as a person can be. 


PREGNANCY BRAIN IS A THING

There have been a quite a few times when my brain has completely mindfucked me over and I've never felt this stupid in my life before. I mean, I'd rather take a weird food obsession (which doesn't seem to be a thing with me) than this incredibly stupid thinking process that goes through my head every day.


I HAD NO CLUE WHY WE PEELED POTATOES FOR THE MINCED MEAT SOUP

We were talking about peeling potatoes. Then I said that "oh, we haven't peeled any potatoes in this new apartment" and J quickly responded, "we had minced meat soup yesterday." I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that you actually peel the potatoes before you add them to the soup and I continued arguing against him. "Yeah, we had, but why would've we peeled potatoes for that?" When I finally understood, we had a such a good laugh and after that - everything has gotten to worse.

ONCE J TALKED TO ME FOR 15 MINUTES AND I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND A THING

I can look like I'm listening and registering everything that's said to me. Then again, I probably don't. I've got no clue why I'm having such a hard time concentrating on something that someone tells me. Usually, I can do two or three things at the same time, but nowadays - I can't do anything if someone has something to say to me. If I'm watching TV or writing, it might take a while before I notice that someone is talking to me.

WRITING SOMETHING INCREDIBLY WEIRD ON OTHER BLOGS

I don't think I should comment on blogs when I'm in this state of mind. Yesterday, I found myself from a super embarrassing moment when I was commenting on a blog post. I had this blurry image that I've seen this post somewhere before, then I checked the comments if I had commented anything on it because I was supposed to. Yeah, well - the first comment was something we laughed out loud together with J wondering that had this person even read the post before commenting. Then I commented on the post, scrolled back to the top and realised that it was my freaking comment that made us laugh. I was literally thinking "who's that idiot?" and then realised that it was me. I was the idiot. This has probably been the worst situation my brain has gotten me into. I was so ashamed and laughing at myself at the same time. Now I just keep wondering that the blogger who's blog I've commented on must think I'm an absolute idiot and how many other blogs I've commented on and totally blacked out whilst writing the comment.


So yeah, pregnancy brain sure is a thing. It's THE THING. And I can't wait for this to be over, I want my old brain back as soon as possible. Thank you.

Has anything like this ever happened to you before? Being pregnant or not?

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2017/01/15

MY SKINCARE ESSENTIALS

I had this feeling. I had this feeling that it's time for a change. I don't know why, really, but I believe it has something to do with this "new year, new me" bullshit. So what did I change? I changed (with the help of my husband of course) my blog theme and I feel so refreshed. It's those small things you know. 


MY SKINCARE ESSENTIALS

I have to be honest here before I start this post. Before I turned 20 I literally didn't give a shit about skincare or you know, cleaning my face before going to bed or so. That's so gross. Well, a year or two older and wiser, I've started caring. I've never had any pimples on my face or anything, but just so you know, keeping the face clean is just as important whether you have them or not.
I've been suffering from dry skin for my whole life and now I'm going to share a few essentials I have to keep this face looking as good as it does. Or well, I don't know about the face but the skin in it.


LUSH SKINDRINK FACIAL MOISTURISER

This facial moisturizer has been the absolute savior for my dry Scandinavian skin. Especially during the Winter time when it gets cold and everything dries up in seconds. I usually apply this on my face during the evening, because at the mornings I simply didn't have time to do so. Now when I'm on my Winter vacation + maternity leave, I've been using it at mornings too knowing that I can leave it to sink into my face as long as I want, because of most of the mornings - I'm not going anywhere.


LUSH DREAM CREAM & SLEEPY BODY LOTION

These two I absolutely love. How am I feeling that this will be another Lush post in the blog, by the way? The Dream Cream has been with me for a while now and it's been so good to me. I usually use these body lotions after a sauna or just after showering. Oh and I don't know if it's from moisturizing or from what, but I've got no stretch marks on my stomach even though I thought they would be a thing during the pregnancy. But if it's from moisturizing I swear these two has done their job pretty damn well!


THE RITUAL OF SAKURA MAGIC BODY CREAM

Okay, I know this is a body cream but I'm using it as a hand lotion. My hands have gotten so dry lately and I've literally tried everything. This seems to work, so I'm going to keep using it. It smells absolutely wonderful and does wonders for the dry spots, especially in my hand area.

Do you have any skincare essentials?


2017/01/13

MY HOME OFFICE SPACE


So this is where all the magic happens! 

We had an unexpected Sunday inspiration moment back in December and we went and bought a new desk to our little office corner in our apartment. This time, we didn't head to Ikea as a first thing when we were looking for a new desk. We tried something different instead and chose one from Jysk. It was such a refreshing change. Almost all our furniture are from Ikea and now we've had this little "growing up" moment and we've tried to look stuff for our apartment from elsewhere for a change. 

We found this desk at a sale, it was only 70€ and that was such a great find! Desks are usually pretty expensive so I'm really happy that we found a pretty one with such a decent prize. 


I find myself so inspired working at this little corner of mine. I call it my little creative corner. That grid actually used to be a grid basket we found from Bauhaus. J just took it to work and made a wonderful wall piece of it. I'm absolutely loving it. At first, I was thinking to put some Polaroid pictures in it, but then I found that wonderful free printable of a calendar from Pinterest, so I placed that there instead of those pictures. For the pictures I found a new location and I placed them hanging from that wonderful light garland. 

The light garland and those succulents are from Ikea and yes, we stopped by Ikea during our little trip too! It was right on the way so we couldn't resist. Those succulents were 5,99€ and the light garland was 9,99€. 

I'm so happy with this little space of mine! I would absolutely love to have a desk lamp somewhere close, but at the moment I believe I'm going to do just fine with the garland and a couple of candles. 
It's amazing how a little change can make one feel so much more inspired! This is a definitely a place where I'll be hanging most of my days before Dino is born. 


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Want to know how to make one of those chunky wool blankets? I did a post about it - here
 
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