THE AVOCADO PROJECT #2


SO! I've named the avocado seed from the previous Avocado Project - post, and his name is now Herbert. Lovely Zana suggested Mandy & after a week Herbert got a friend called Mandy, so welcome to the lives of Mandy and Herbert.
They have two other buddies as well, but they'll get along if Mandy or Herbert dies. So. Let's roll!

THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL | TROMSØ, NORWAY


What comes to your mind when you first hear the name, "Arctic Cathedral"? 
For me, I thought of this beautiful place on the top of a mountain or right at the peak of a fjord. To be honest, I'm not sure what my exceptions were for the Arctic Cathedral but I was absolutely blown away by its beauty.

15 MONTHS | DINO


15 months... I hate the title, as I'm not the kind of person who refers to their children age with months after the one year mark has been passed, but "1 year and 3 months | Dino" as a title sounded a bit tacky in my own ear, so 15 months it'll have to be.

POSTCARDS FROM TROMSØ, NORWAY


Tromso is beautiful, in its own way. The buildings out there doesn't differ a lot from the ones in Finland but it has a beautiful vibe with all the mountains peaking in for every other picture.

ONE IN A MILLION | KATE SPADE


The boys went off the hook with the Mother's Day gift this year. Though it didn't arrive for us before our trip to Norway so I didn't receive this one on Mother's Day to be exact and if you ask me, saying "Happy Mother's Day" would have been enough. D had helped J to pick up a perfect necklace (or so they say, I'm amazed by my 1-year-old's abilities to choose things) and it's absolutely perfect.

FEELS WEIRD TO STAY IN SOMEONE ELSE’S APARTMENT | TROMSØ, NORWAY


Airbnb's are funny in their way. You basically stay in someone else's apartment or house. You are a guest for the real people, not in a hotel. The feeling when you pull up to a strangers yard is absolutely surreal. I wanted to elaborate these feelings more in this post, as this Airbnb is where we stayed for our vacation in Tromso. You know, just walking to a random door opened by the people you don't know and you're staying with them for a while. So freaking weird but at the same time, it's refreshing. Meeting new people is refreshing.

HOME SWEET HOME | SUNDAY CHAT


We got home from Lapland a week ago and I'm pretty much thinking about returning there during the Winter time. I wasn't aware that I could find a place in this side of the planet I'd fell in love with as much as I've fallen in love with everything we saw during our little road trip. It's such an amazing feeling. I'm wondering how amazing everything would look during the Winter?

CHEAP & COSY AIRBNB | OULU, FINLAND


During our road trip, we didn't want to drive up North straight away for 15 hours, so we booked a room from Oulu via Airbnb to stay overnight. The location was wonderful, it wasn't too far from the road E8 which goes from South to North and the hosts were absolutely wonderful!

WHAT’S IN MY BAG? | NORWAY EDITION


Going to North is one of those trips where you need all four seasons of clothing with you as you can't really know how the Spring behaves. I did try to follow long-term forecasts about the weather in early May in Tromsø and at the moment when I'm writing this post, it's been looking okay for us.
By the time this post will be published, we've already been there. But what did I have with me?

POSTCARDS FROM KALAJOKI, FINLAND


PHEW! What a road trip we had. And yes, more about that later as for now I am here to share a quick stop from our journey to Lapland.

We stopped at Kalajoki and took a little morning walk on the beach when driving back home. Kalajoki is located in Western-Finland and its famous from its beach. Though I don't really know what I was expecting; but it definitely doesn't beat Yyteri beach in Pori, Finland. I'd say Kalajoki was a bit of a disappointment for me.

10 THINGS EVERY MUM SAYS EVERY DAY | HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY


It's Mother's Day today here in Finland and to celebrate that I decided to gather some things I'm sure as guilty of repeating multiple times a day. Let's have a laugh together, shall we!

WHAT’S IN D’S BAG? | NORWAY EDITION


I'm so excited about this blog post. I don't know why, but I'm buzzing. I guess it's because I've never shown what's in someone else's bag before. Either way, D is having a shitload of stuff with him. You know, babies. They need so much everything. I tried to keep it simple though.

CHICKEN AVOCADO PASTA | QUICK, DELICIOUS & TODDLER APPROVED


I wanted to share D's favourite lunch with you guys; chicken avocado pasta. This patch will last for three days, if you know, the toddler is the only one who is eating it.
If you're wondering where's the salt, there won't be any. It's no good for a tiny person's kidneys so I've basically had to drop all the salt out of our foods. It does good for us though.

MY TOP TIPS FOR COMING UP WITH BLOG POST IDEAS


Coming up with blog post ideas is extremely hard, especially if you're not a newbie in the blogosphere. Oh, how I miss the days when I started this blog and had so much inspiration and ideas for what to write. Nowadays, some of those ideas might come by themselves but some might need a little bit of persuasion. Or more persuasion. Or a lot of persuasions.
Anyhow, my point is - there will become times when the ideas just don't come. You'll stare at the blinking cursor. Let me tell you, there's nothing to be afraid of that blinking cursor - you got this.

DIY: A TEEPEE FOR YOUR TODDLER


Last Monday, I had this insane inspiration to build a teepee for my little one. You know, the ones you can buy from the store cost a shitload of money so I decided to get away with it a bit cheaper.
Also, I'm going to share with you how I did it, how much time it took from me and what you actually need for building your children their own teepee.
This took me 0€ to build, but to be fair we have just renovated our apartment from floor to the top so we have all kinds of wooden pieces still floating around our closet.

APRIL VIA INSTAGRAM


Time for a monthly Instagram round-up, right? April went by so quick, to be honest. Weeks seemed to go by in a blink of an eye and suddenly we were on May already. I'm pretty excited when it comes to the Instagram content for May and early June and I must say it'll be pretty Norway-ish haha. Whoopsie, although - why not to share all the pictures you want to share?
I've been thinking about posting twice a day so the whole month wouldn't be full of Norway and some content which is more from the moment would get shared as well.

BLOGGING GOALS | MAY 2018


AH, IT'S MAY. And it finally starts to feel like Spring already. The fact that it's May already, it means that our road trip to Norway is closer and closer. We're off to Norway this month, so my blogging goals are mostly guidelines for me than actual goals. Fuck it, that's what they're going to be the whole Summer haha.