Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fashion Friday - LV Bag

Yes,I have one. I got one before I turned 40. I used to think that meant "success". I still kinda do. But I had forgotten to use it for awhile. I'm now using it again (as a vanity kit) as I'm rushing from one job to another, and sure do benefit from some freshening up of my make-up at times...

Audrey H. had one, too as early as in the 60s. Yeah, that is precisely why I have one, too. you guessed that right.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DIY Tuesday - Halloween

OUR GOAL
Best Halloween House of the Street
DONE SO FAR
Some Spooky Decorations
REMAINS TO BE DONE
Some More Spooky Stuff

Idea from Pinterest

Monday, October 21, 2013

Favourite Day - Trying to Remember That..


Successful people replace the words "wish", "should" and "try" with "I will". Ineffective people don't. (unknown)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tale of Two Bags

I've got a bag, or two... I am currently SHARING BAGS 'N' STUFF with my daughter... Luckily, I have TWO of these baggies from JC Penney's one is red and one is green. Maia's got the former, I've got what's left...


Bag and shirt JC Penney's
BF jeans Gap
Shoes ASOS

All Time Favourites

Before we moved to the United States, some two years ago, I compiled a list of my all time favourite American things. My blog was still mostly in Finnish then, but here's the complete list of those posts again.

Can't say my fave things have changed much, can I...


Kaikkien aikojen Amerikan suosikkini on Jackie O. alias Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Salamurhatun presidentin John F. Kennedyn vaimo Jackie (1929-1994) tunnetaan tyyli-ikonina sekä rohkeana ja sofistikoituneena naisena, jonka elämää varjosti "Kennedyjen kirous". 

On sanottu, ettei "kukaan nainen ollut hänen veroisensa yksilöllisyydessä, ettei kenelläkään ollut sellaista tyylin ja kauneuden tajua, ja että hänen elämänvalintansa tekivät hänestä kerrassaan ainutlaatuisen historiallisen henkilön."




Starbucks ei ole vain kahvimerkki tai kahvilaketju, se on ilmiömäinen brändi. Kahviloita on noin 17 000 ympäri maailmaa, Washingtonissa lähes joka kadunkulmassa. Ensimmäinen liike avattiin vuonna 1971.

Kanadalaisen toimittajan Naomi Kleinin kirja No Logo (2000) nimesi Starbucksin yhdeksi maailman brändiöykkärisuperpahiksista. 




Kaikkien aikojen Amerikan suosikit -sarjassani kolmossijalle pääsee The Max Factor Beauty Museum. Museo sijaitsee vuonna 1935 perustetun Max Factor -kauneussalongin tiloissa, Hollywoodissa.



Heywood (Woody) Allen is my All Time American Favourite number 4. Great great comedian whom I felt in love with at the age of 9.

Noin 9-vuotiaana näin elokuvan Sleeper (1973). Se oli rakkautta ensi katsomalla.

Rockefeller Center on suosikkini New Yorkin rakennuksista. Se sijaitsee rakastamallani 5th Avenuella ja symboloi amerikkalaista unelmaa.

Rockefellerit olivat viime vuosisadan vaihteen teollisuus- ja rahoitusalan pamppuja ja vaikuttivat monien New Yorkin pilvenpiirtäjien ja tunnettujen kiinteistöjen taustavoimina.

All Time American Favourites number 6, and these fashion blogists agree: 


Madonna Louise Ciccone on aina ollut THE suosikkini! Ja kuuluu tietysti myös kaikkien aikojen jenkkisuosikit-listalle. Ilot ja surut on jaettu runsas pari vuosikymmentä...

...mutta livenä tiemme kohtasivat eka kerran vasta Helsingissä 6.8.2009.


All Time American Favourites Series continues...

Breakfast at Tiffany's... (Ihana ihana traileri!) 

Oih ja voih, kaikkien aikojen Amerikka-suosikkini numero 8 on Tiffany & Co., josta Holly Golightlyn tavoin haaveilen joskus ostavani jotakin...

Jelly Beanseja valmistaa Jelly Belly -niminen yritys, ja niitä on kai valmistettu jo sisällissodan aikana... 

Ekat kahdeksan makua olivat: Very Cherry, Lemon, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Root Beer, Grape ja Licorice.
10. Tennessee Williams

Kymmenennen sijan ottaa näytelmäkirjailija Tennessee Williams.

Oma suosikkini Williamsin teoksista on Lasinen eläintarha (1944), ja erityisesti kohtaus, jossa Tom Wingfield, sisarensa Laura ja jäääätävä äitinsä Amanda nauttivat aamiaista... Ah!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Luis Is 11

My little Luis turned 11 on October 5th, and had a sleepover with just a couple of buddies over at DAD'S!!! Male fun at its best: Infinite hours of video games, Five Guys Burgers and a movie night. And of course ever-faithful Maia had to join the fun...

Cannot but LOVE my big, newly indepenDISH... kiddies.
Which was very good. I had a FREE night, just went over to take these shots the next morning and hadn my present to the Bday boy - the FIFA14 game I bought with my last money. Parenting. Changes. But it ah, so great. Always.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

First of All... Malala

It's been a while. Life's been so breathtakingly busy... No time or energy for blogging. And I have so many things to share now. FIRST, however, I wanna talk about Malala Yousafzai, 16. Why? Cause she's been in the States these past days and we have all fallen in love with her!

Malala's personal charisma is awesome! I saw her on TV, and she visited The Obamas and she has a NYC based Malala Fund now and she was a favorite for the Nobel Prize for Peace this year and she is just

g r e a t!! 

Today, she was quoted by The Washington Post as she spoke to world financial leaders at the Annual Meeting of the World Bank and the IMF.

Luis and Maia are so getting THIS for Christmas! Photo from The Washington Post
May Allah bless this girl!