WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE WITH A BLOGGER? | HUBBY WRITES


Today is quite a different Friday over here at the blog as I decided to give myself a day off and let my husband do the talking. So here you have it, J telling you what it is like to live with a blogger. Enjoy!

FAMILY PICNIC AT SUOMENLINNA, HELSINKI, FINLAND


This is so so late, the post of mine of Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. I mean, we went there at the last weekend of May, to be exact. But hey, better late than never? Don't they say so?

I thought I needed to wind off a bit from all the stress involving my preparing for the entrance exam I had in 29th of May, so Suomenlinna seemed like a perfect little getaway from the hectic "normal".

10 THINGS TO DO IN TROMSØ, NORWAY WITH A TODDLER


Heading up North with a toddler? Don't worry - I've got you covered.
Today I am sharing with you 10 things you can do in Tromso, Norway with a toddler. There's actually plenty to do and some of all of it is even free, so could it get even better?
There's nothing stopping you from visiting in the "Paris of North" now, is there?

MIDSUMMER CELEBRATIONS


I took my family to my favourite place, also known as a forest. I also forced them to wear white clothing. I had a camera stand with me, and a friend who was behind the camera and we managed to create some wonderful pictures of the three of us.

OH, THE MAGICAL MIDSUMMER


Happy Midsummer everyone! Today, I'm going to share with you some spells we Finns tend to cast during the Midsummer.
Midsummer is truly the most magical time of the year.

REINDEER POSTCARDS FROM THE FINNISH LAPLAND


I've visited in Lapland only once in my life. It's funny though, would think we had travelled there with the family during the Winter like the most of Finnish families do but not until I met J and visited his grandparents for the first time. I was promised snowy trees, Northern Lights and reindeers.
I didn't see Northern Lights, as it was too warm.
I didn't see reindeers anywhere, as they were locked up in their fencing.
Snowy trees, those there were plenty.

SELF-CONFESSED MAGIC PANTS


I'm going to begin this post by saying out loud what we're all thinking about; WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING JASMIN!!? -YES, this is an outfit blog post. I haven't done these since the days I used to blog in Finnish. Though, to be fair to myself I haven't been really comfortable in front of the camera in ages. But yes, guys and girls - meet me myself and I and my self-confessed magic pants.

MY TOP TIPS FOR A 20-HOUR CAR JOURNEY WITH A TODDLER


We recently took a 20-hour road trip with our toddler and now I'm here telling you how to survive from one. I mean, if you're smart enough, you'll fly from Helsinki to Tromso. It's a one hour flight.
But if you want to do something a bit more memorable, you take a road trip up North. Sooo, how did we survive?

TROPICAL YOGHURT SMOOTHIE | SUNDAY SMOOTHIE


Another Sunday, another smoothie. This time, I decided to do something different and freeze the main ingredients before throwing them all in a blender. It gave the smoothie a slushy vibe, to be honest, and I absolutely loved it. Also, this one is tasted by D, the hubby and my brother and I got three yesses for sharing this one over on the blog.

TURNING THE SIDE TABLE FOUND FROM TRASH TO A WINE BOTTLE HOLDER


Ever since we got back from Norway, I've had this motivation for a change inside of me. Also, I've been inspired with plenty of new home projects (I'm growing potatoes on our balcony, for fuck's sake) and I'm absolutely loving this feeling. Last month, we had this large dumpster thingy in our yard where people were able to throw all the stuff they didn't need anymore or wanted to use anymore and while we were taking some of our trash in the dumpster (the leftovers from our renovation) I saw this cute side table in the corner of the dumpster.

ENTRANCE EXAM & STRESS, WHAT DID I LEARN ABOUT MYSELF?


If you've been following me on my social media channels, like Instagram and Twitter, you know what kind of enormous stress I went through up until my entrance exam day at the end of May. It was absolutely ridiculous. I was hardly sleeping, eating and I blamed myself for every moment spent doing something else than studying. It was absolutely awful.

ARCTRIC-ALPINE BOTANICAL GARDEN | TROMSØ, NORWAY


I did my research about Tromso pretty well and knew that Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden was a must place to visit. There is plenty of flora that I'm not allergic to, like conifers, lichen & bryophyte. Ah, our arctic flora is just perfect, if you ask me.

BANANA SMOOTHIE | SUNDAY SMOOTHIE


Bananas, those funny little things. They're actually surprisingly healthy, even though its said that they can make you gain some weight. Though, I'm here to start your Sunday morning with a refreshing banana smoothie, with only 3 ingredients to kick-start your day!

MORNING AT TELEGRAFBUKTA | TROMSØ, NORWAY


I feel like I keep repeating myself for the fifty millionth time throughout all these blog posts about our trip to Tromso, Norway - but seriously, I didn't have in my mind that it would be so warm up there. The Gulf Stream was definitely on our side during the trip. Although, the forecast wasn't. It promised rain for the whole week even a day before we left home, so obviously, we had packed warm clothes with us. Next time we need to pack our summer gear too, just in case and see the whole car explode from all the stuff there is.

MAY VIA INSTAGRAM


Instagram-wise, my May game was on point if I can say so myself. The pictures from Tromso have lifted my feed on a completely new stage of which I'm a bit worried at the moment, as I'm sure as hell not able to get this beautiful pictures anywhere else. + I haven't planned any new travels if a quick visit to Stockholm doesn't count in July.
I'm afraid I'm going to flop if I post something after all these. And that's bad, I have no clue how to get back to normal anymore.

FJELLHEISEN | TROMSØ, NORWAY


GUYS, we did something so freaking cool! We went on top of a mountain. We didn't climb there on our own, although that's something I've planned to do one day as this wasn't sure as hell the only time we'll visit in Tromso. A mountain we went, is called Storsteinen and it's 421m above the sea level. I can tell you, the view was pretty damn amazing.

AVOCADO SMOOTHIE | SUNDAY SMOOTHIE


HEY LOVES
Welcome to my Summer series called "Sunday Smoothie"! So through the June and July each Sunday, I'm going to share a new smoothie recipe with you. This is something I'm super excited about because D and I have been experiencing with different smoothies. So today, I'm going to share an avocado smoothie recipe with you.

BLOGGING GOALS | JUNE 2018


AS IF it's June already!? How the time seems to be flying! We're officially in the middle of the year.
It's the time of the month when I'm sharing my blogging goals for the month, so let's roll onto them already, shall we?