Friday, June 29, 2012

Juhannustakin juhlittiin

Juhlimme toki tänäkin vuonna juhannusta "vanhalla talolla", kun yläkerta jo ammotti tyhjyyttään mutta alakerta oli vielä ennallaan. Tarjoiluista näpsäsin pari kuvaa aivan alussa, sen jälkeen kamera unohtui...

Here's a few pics of our this year's Midsummer Party which we did have despite the circumstances (moving)... I forgot about my camera soon after having taken these...


It's Been a Week

... since I last sat down. I absolutely, positively and definitely HATE moving.

The very few good sides about it include the fact that I could finally use the lavender scented Laura Ashley shelf papers I bought months ago in Marshalls. I feel so good and suddenly very bree-van-de-kampish in the middle of this on-going mess of a "new house". The "old house" is done, finished, cleared, cleaned, over. Finally.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gimme My Daily Memes

I admit I'm totally addicted to Facebook not only because I meet my friends there but for the memes and pictures I see there every day. Here's fun selection for you. You've probably seen many of these already but anyway, I think they are great.

The courtesy of I think my mom's gone crazy

Don't you just love Latino Rebels jaja!
An explanation...

Another wonderful page: The Retroscope
This a m a z i n g image is from here and was widely distributed in Facebook recently.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I Miss You Guys

And I miss normal life... We're in the middle of the moving business now and I so wish it be over. But it ain't. The kids are with me all day, it's 40C outside, I've lost my new watch somewhere and I don't know where my camera is. I miss social media... but need to go on for another couple of days at least. See ya!

Photo from here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dreams 'n Stuff

I have gone absolutely crazy with Pinterest... and the timing couldn't be worse or better or I dunno, really. I am packing away and dreaming about the new decor. And it is all very graphic dreams, it seems... I'm getting the keys tomorrow!

Photos from:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Short Hair -- Lyhyt tukka

Toisille lyhyt ei tule kuuloonkaan, toisista se on epänaisellinen. Ja onhan pitkä tukka ihana, jos se on. Mutta kaikille ei sovi. Leikkasin noin 22-vuotiaana (aikuisiän) ekan lyhyen ja siihen aina palaan. Joskus yritän kasvattaa, mutta ei se vaan onnistu.

I am a fan of short hair. I think I got my first (adult age) short cut at around age 22. After that, I've sometimes let my hair grow but always always go back short, sooner rather than later. These girls kinda inspire me... no introductions needed, I'm sure :D

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Favourite Day

Monday, querido Monday, thank you for being here again, sunny and warm, and full of new hope.

I've started the first preparations for our move into the new house end of this week (already!). But most of the time - as usual - my Monday is spent head up in the clouds. Ideas, ideas, and PINNING them...

I need this this kind of bookshelf on rails.

I need simplicity and peace of mind.

I need TWO shower curtains for more style...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Slumber Party

This Saturday, Maia is having a slumber party. She invited some friends over -- and I must say to my relief not all could come this time... We've had five girls + Luis since 5 p.m. this afternoon and as I'm writing this around 10 p.m., things are finally calming down...

I fixed a cosy place for the girls to hang out, and for the night we put some extra mattresses on the floor.

Good night, sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dogs Against Romney :P

I saw the funniest bumper sticker today! You know that the Presidential Elections are in about 6 months here in the U.S. and what these people really do good is campaign for their candidate AND rally against the opponent. It's great fun at its best to follow.

My neighbor Michelle's husband's competitor, the republicans' Mitt Romney - the story has it - once put the family dog on the car roof on a family trip. The poor dog threw up but apparently survived the ordeal. However, American dogs know better now. I think we should listen to them. Woof!

"I Ride Inside"  Dogs Against Romney

And here's a popular image of the Obama dog Bo, riding inside the Air Force One!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Päivän asu - I Am Wearing a Swatch

I recently bought a new watch because the battery of my old watch died and I just didn't ever get it replaced. So, time became ripe for some new winds in the watch sector... I have always fancied Swatches, and have had a few, too. How about you?

Päivän asusta onkin jo aikaa... Täällä painellaan jo ihan kesähepeneissä. Kellokin on kesäinen, eikö? Käy todistettavasti harmaan mekon ja valkoisen hameen kanssa ainakin.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I Miss Peas

It isn't often that I miss Finland but now I do. I miss the home grown strawberries and peas sold in the market place and I'd die for a coffee break under the mild Northern sun with my friend Ulla. And I miss those salty crèpes for lunch and Valio ice cream. All (but Ulla) with a hint of Kaurismäki, of course...

♥ Helsinki.

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Favourite Day

Sometimes life treats you good, sometimes you treat it badly... In a woman's life, there are days full of shiny, blowy hair and perfect skin and then there are days (and nights) of anguish and messy looks.

Okay, enough of philosophy. What I really wanted, was to share these two images of my all-time-icon Kate Moss. I think she's had an amazing life. Have a great Monday!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Shoes

I know I already have a few pairs but it's summer and one sure needs some kesärämpylä. So, here's pics of my latest canvas beauties. Bought incredibly cheap at Marshalls -- or Marsu, among friends.

Both pairs by Franco Sarto