tirsdag 30. november 2010

slow down

How is everyone's Christmas shopping coming along? I have only a few presents left now and I am going to take my time and enjoy finding just the perfect thing and get it all nicely wrapped up!

Don't forget to take a moment and a deep breath in the midst of all the Christmas hustle and bustle. Light some candles, have a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of red wine. Put your feet up on the couch. Listen to some nice music or pick up a book. Just slow down for a little while and enjoy the season!

mandag 29. november 2010

the pistachio milkshake

For those of you who suspect you might be missing out if you never tasted a pistachio milkshake - let me just confirm that. Ulla was in awe and had finished her before the Club Sandwich even made it to our table. Cas is so crazy about it that he can make the trip over to the Nighthawk Diner for a milkshake alone. And they serve them 'to go' as well.

Now aren't I just a walking poster girl for my favorite diner?! 
I promise I'll shut up about them for a while now...

monday morning randoms

Pictures: WeHeartIt

Good Monday morning everyone!

Yesterday was good, we ignored the fact that is was a blizzard outside and made it to the marked. It was freezing! Unfortunately I didn't find any gifts there but Ulla found the coolest pillow for her couch so it was not all in vein! 
After the marked we enjoyed a pistachio milkshake and a Club Sandwich at The Nighthawk Diner. I am not kidding - they serve the best Club Sandwich ever, so if you are ever in Oslo you know where to grab some lunch!

This week I still have a few gifts left on my shopping list and on Saturday we are having a Christmas workshop over at Ulla's place. 
Anyone have any tips about something nice and easy I can make?

Wish you all a lovely week!

søndag 28. november 2010


Today I am looking forward to pancakes with maple syrup and a pistachio milkshake at the Nighthawk diner and then a trip to the sunday marked with Ulla. A Sunday does not get much better than that!

Enjoy what is left of the weekend cupcakes :)

lørdag 27. november 2010

be still my heart

  1. Aubergine original water color painting [via]
  2. Hand Beaded Silk Peacock Feather Ring Pillow [via]
  3. Amethyst Lampwork Sterling Silver Necklace [via]
  4. iPod cell phone case in eggplant [via]
  5. Eggplant Satin Flowers [via]
  6. Blackberry Sage Scented Handmade Body Lotion [via]
How has the weekend been treating you so far? I've been buzy installing Win7 to my PC and naturally I got a few problems with it and had to reinstall a lot of stuff! Just my luck!
Tomorrow I am planning a trip to the market to get some Christmas shopping done - and totally going to pick up one of these lovely milkshakes since I am already in the neighborhood. Yum!

Have a happy weekend everyone!

fredag 26. november 2010

friday favorites

I think my love for Owls might come from the same place as my love for bumble bees.
This teddy bear of the bird world puts all laws of physics to shame by being able to fly! 
But look at them go! Aero-dy-what? Who needs it?!

Have a lovely Friday night cupcakes!

torsdag 25. november 2010

blistering cold

Parkas: H&M/Hat and gloves: Ginatricot/Wool Tights: Pierre Robert/Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Stay warm cupcakes! (And a happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans!)

onsdag 24. november 2010

sweet like chocolate

What could be better than hiding inside with a good book, a warm cup of tea and something sweet when the cold is lurking around the house?

Oslo is freezing cold these days and this upcoming weekend the forecast promises - 12 °C. 
And since my current winter jacket is getting a bit too cold I'll have to go hunting for a new winter parkas that will keep me warm even through the Norwegian winter.
And if I am lucky I can get a few more Christmas presents done at the same time!

How is midweek in your corner of the world?

tirsdag 23. november 2010

while we wait...

A few candles and a short trip in the woods or to the Botanical garden is really all you need to make a nice Christmas decoration. But a bit of cute tape won't hurt either. Cheap & Chic!

mandag 22. november 2010

our little future

I was going to post my usual Monday morning randoms, 
but when I opened my e-mail this morning I found this.

~ ~ ~

Dear Signe,

If you're reading this, it means I actually worked up the courage to write to you so good for me. You know me very well and I tend to go on and on about how hard it sometimes is to put word to feelings for me. But this.. this is the hardest thing I ever had to write.

There no easy way to say this so I’ll just say it, I met someone online.
It was an accident, I wasn’t looking for it, it was a perfect storm.
She said one thing and I said another and the next thing I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life in the middle of that conversation.
Now there this feeling in my gut that she might be the one.
She is completely nuts in a way that makes me smile highly neurotic, a great deal of maintenance acquired.
She is you Signe, that’s the good news.
So sorry to tease you with the build up.

The bad news is that I don't always know the right things to say or do and that scares the shit out of me, mostly because I don't want to be without you anymore.
Because if I am not with you right now I have this feeling I will get lost out there.
It’s a big bad world full or twist and turns and people have a way of blinking and missing the moment. The moment that could of changed everything.

I don’t know how it will go with us and I can’t tell you should waste a leap of faith on the likes of me.
But damn you smell good, like home.
And you make excellent burgers that has to count for something, right?

Only 1 month left now and then I can finally start my life with you.
I love you and I can't wait.

Faithfully yours,
Your kitten, Cas.

~ ~ ~

I teared up. He does this you know. Sends me little e-mails every now or then, when I least expect it. He writes me a poem for my birthday every year. And he loves to tease me like that! See, he might have had me worried there for a second if I was not so sure of him. 
I just laughed.

1 month left today! So like him to remember that and make something special out of it.

I love you right back Cas. You make me want to be a better person. 
And I promise to make you chili burgers at least once a month for the rest of our days!

30 days and counting!!

søndag 21. november 2010


The botanical garden in Oslo looks very different in November than it does in August, but it is still very nice in its ghostly kind of way.
And I was lucky enough to find just what I was looking for - will show you later what I am going to use it for!

And as you might or might not have noticed I have done a few changes to my design over the weekend. I wanted to make room for a bit bigger pictures so I swapped to a two column design. Do you like it? Can't stand it? Any feedback you might have will be welcome!

lørdag 20. november 2010

golden silence

  1. Gold droplet earrings [via]
  2. 'And birds did sing' fine art nature print [via]
  3. Ceramic eco friendly travel mug [via]
  4. Faceted Gold Vermeil Nugget Necklace [via]
  5. Sample Soap Collection [via]
  6. Vintage Deer Figurine [via]
Mmm, got to love a quiet Saturday! I slept long, falling snow outside and now my 
only plan is to enjoy my Iced Coffee and check up what is going on in blogland. 

And Harry Potter was nice btw, got a 5 on the dice from Ulla and me!

Have a lovely weekend cupcakes!

fredag 19. november 2010

friday favorites

Pictures: WeHeartIt

I have told you before about my love for poppies but there is also another flower that makes my heart skip a beat - peonies!

Where poppies are feisty red the peonies are shy pink,
where poppies are rough and wild the peonies are soft and romantic.
And the smell!

And - only a few hours left to go now before the weekend is upon us!
Du you have any exiting plans for the weekend?

I am going to go see the new Harry Potter movie with Ulla and I am looking forward to it like a kid going to a candy store! 
Other than that I am just going to enjoy a quiet weekend with some good food and wine and maybe even a trip to the Christmas marked at Blå.

Have a great weekend cupcakes! 

torsdag 18. november 2010

two evils

Picture: WeHeartIt, edited by me / Words: Mae West

 Good Thursday morning! How has your week been so far?
Just one day left until the weekend now cupcakes - hang in there ;)

~And a BIG thank you to sweet Amber that passed on a Blog Award to me~ 

onsdag 17. november 2010

tirsdag 16. november 2010

christmas wishlist - for the kitchen

This year I am hoping to find some nice things for the kitchen under the Christmas tree!

A  Le Creuset casserole and a Global cooking knife would be a dream come through but I am also in need of a good pepper grinder and some new potholders. 

And there is no such thing as too many cook books - just so you know!

Are you hoping to find anythig for the kitchen under the Christmas tree?

mandag 15. november 2010

monday morning randoms

Pictures: WeHeartIt

Good Monday morning! Did everyone have a nice weekend?

This week I have a big fat NOTHING in my planner! Yay! I just love those weeks where I have no place I need to be. But I think I might try out some new recipes and maybe do a food post - it's been a while since my last one. 
And of course I will try to get tickets to see the new Harry Potter movie!

Do you have anything fun in your planner this week?

søndag 14. november 2010

fragments of time

Ran to the store to pick up a coca cola in my new boots
Eggnoodles and shrimps with lime, coriander & ginger
Lighting up some candles to make it nice and cozy
~ ~ ~ 

Yesterdays party was very nice and Ulla liked both 
the print and the owl locked I had gotten her, yay! 

Today I have been a little hung over (damn you Champagne!) but I have 
still managed to get some laundry done and put up a new shelf. Go me!

Hope everyone is having a nice and relaxing Sunday?