Thursday, January 25, 2018

January Mood

Hello out there!
January hit the outside world with it's cold side. The days are frosty, but slowly getting a bit longer. That makes me feel kinda positive, thinking of spring and warmer days to come. 

To shorten the cold time a bit, I bought myself a bouquet of tulips this week. Makes me happy to have some spring flowers in the apartment.
A stroll through the bookshop made me leave with a new book - Paris by Hemingway. A hommage to my favourite city. I also finally got my hands on a beret which I am wearing a lot these days.

The beginning of a new year always makes me think of travelling. So I am happy to say that the boy and me already have made plans and set some things in motion.
In march we will travel to Prague with friends, a city that has been on my travel list since a while now. Super happy about this, can't wait for march to come.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

❅ Merry Christmas ❅

Christmas morning: Had some vegan pancakes today and I finally could light the fourth candle on my advent tray.
 Merry Christmas, everybody! 

It's here, christmas eve! Can't believe it's this day again, christmas came so quickly. There was so much to do this past week, sending out christmas mail to my friends, getting and decorating our tree, making some cookies, buying and wrapping the last gifts. But now it is all done and finally I can enjoy the free time to come. This morning I made some vegan pancakes for me and the boy, just to start this day very good. I already unwrapped some gifts, the ones from my love and one from a dear workmate. I am so happy what I received, some people just know me so well. ♥

 Now it's time for me to get dressed in my new dress and drive to my family. I can't wait for some christmas time with my dearest people.

I hope you're having a good holiday season and enjoy time with your families.

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Christmas things: A book "the mistletoe murder and other stories" by P. D. James, christmas yogi tea and some smoking candles with a christmassy scent.
Time to burn my gingerbread scented candle. Got this for a few euros and I love it. // We also had a little baking session yesterday evening. I made some star-shaped cinnamon cookies, my favourite vegan cookies and some normal cookies in different shapes.
Wrapping time: All of my gifts are finally wrapped and packed. So in love with the cute animal wrapping paper ♥

Sunday, December 10, 2017

❅ Happy 2nd of Advent ❅

Moomins by Tove Jansson, image found on pinterest
Happy 2nd of advent, lovelies!

Christmas is coming closer and I still need to buy some gifts. This week I visited the first christmas market, had some mulled wine and it snowed almost every day! We also made some cookies to give as a secret santa gift for friends. I still need to bake my favourite vegan cookies, which are so easy to make!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Christmas musings

Christmas market with beautiful surroundings.

Hello lovely people,

 two more weeks to go until christmas. This week my lovely "advent wreath" (well, it is not really a wreath, more a tray for candles) arrived! Just in time for the second of advent tomorrow! I am really loving it, it looks so timeless, is minimalistic and I can use it every year again. I just need to get my hands on some walnuts and fir branches to complete it's decoration. It is still looking a little bit bald.

Anyway, it snowed today (again!). But it is not a winter wonderland, the snow melts quickly from the ground, only the rooftops and the trees are still covered with a little white blanket. On the radio they said that around christmas it will get colder, so maybe we can hope for a white one? That would be so wonderful, I can't remember the last white christmas here...

Today I went to the city and ended up in the bookshop (as always). Of course I bought a new one. But I have to finish my christmas books that I bought for december. So the next time I will be busy reading.

Today I made some banana pancakes for breakfast. They are so simple to make and you need less ingredients. I put some vegan choco creme on top and some frozen berries. As a hot spicy winterdrink I had the "Kurkuma Latte Vanilla" by Sonnentor.

Vegan potato carrot soup I made about a week ago, some cress on top and some yummy rye bread as a side dish! Perfect winter dinner! // I am currently reading "Mystery in white", a christmas crime story.

This is the book I bought today. A fantastic fantasy novel, it looks like it is more aimed for younger people, but it isn't. I think it's kind of a fantasy story for grown-ups ( :
Cozy christmas market. One of my favourites here in the area. Went there with my boyfriend and his parents. We enjoyed some mulled wine and I had a Langos which was so yummy. I bought some little christmas gifts, some finnish honey & essential fir oil.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Christmas market coziness

I am in a total christmas mood! This week me and my mom went to our first christmas market this year and it was so cozy. We had some white mulled wine, I bought some christmassy incense and some candles that smell of cookies.

The city was decorated with little stars, shining in red, orange and yellow. It's the most beautiful idea for a christmas market decoration in my oppinion.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

❅ Happy 1st of Advent ❅

Moomin image found on pinterest
Happy first of advent, everybody!

Today I woke up to a snowy landscape, it got really cold these past weeks. The snow gives me the ultimate december-christmas-feeling! ♡ Yesterday I visited a small christmas market (the first one this year) in a little village next to my home town. The villagers sold homegrown tea blends, homemade jams and herbal oils, herbs and spices. Apart from that you can find some selfmade advent wreaths, ceramics, cake and hot drinks. This year I only bought a selfmade rye bread fresh out of the oven from the old bakehouse. At home I made a warming carrot/potato soup for me and the boy with some pieces of the bread as a side dish.

So today marks the first of advent, 3 more weeks until christmas, wow! And there's still so much to do, buying gifts, sending out christmas mail, visiting christmas markets, baking cookies . . .

I will leave now for some coffee 'n cookies with my family. Wishing you all a wonderful day! ♡

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November favourites

Hey dudes, I quickly wanna show you my favourites/things on my wishlist for november.

1. Since I love the fashion of the seventies, this paisley blouse is a dream to me. Found at Indiska.

2. I've got an eye on the nordic collection from Broste Copenhagen since a while now. This teapot is available in three colours, but I guess this coal one is my favourite! Hopefully I will get my hands on it soon and brew some lovely tea in it during the cold months.

3. A book. Of course! I became a real bookworm this year. This book "the bear and the nightingale" by Katherine Arden passed my way so many times already. A winter story, perfect for cozy winter evenings.

4. Love this colour of the Ruby Red lipbalm by fat & the moon. Made of essential oils of clove and orange.

5. An autumn scent, but why not using it in winter as well? A sweet and spicy scent to warm the soul. Oh, and I really love Caradamom! ( : From my all time fave Lush, o. c.! ♡ ♡

Sunday, November 26, 2017

November Coziness ♡

Autumn reads and a beautiful card I bought.

It's already the end of november and it is starting to get cozy here. Soon the christmas markets will start and I am so keen visiting a few of them. Can't wait for drinking mulled wine and looking at some stalls with selfmade things ♥ Sooo ready for christmas, who else is?

A few weeks ago the forest looked still very autumnal and colourful. When I went there today all the pretty leaves were gone and it already looked very bleak.
Things that I carry with me for a sunday coffee at my grandparent's place: An illustration book, a mandarin, some art cards and my favourite book by paperblanks.
Last week I went to my favourite café to meet my friend Janet. We spent some quality time talking and sipping on pur hot drinks.
Table situation: Cappuccino, milk coffee (with almond milk) and a brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce ( :
Yesterday I got myself a beautiful autumnal flower bouquet. I like treating myself with flowers from time to time. I also bought this little Korifee (?) tree and started to decorate it christmassy already.