fredag 31. desember 2010

new years eve party wishlist

Cardigan: H&M / Dress: ModCloth / Tights: Pierre Roberts / 
Shoes: ModCloth / Brooch: Oasis / Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

I think I can safely say that these red beauties are my biggest shoe craving at the moment
- I am sure they would work wonders for just about any outfit and especially for the New Years Eve party! Add a bit of 'Ruby Woo' lipstick and you are fit for fight! Wouldn't you agree?

And on this last day of the year I would also like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of my readers in 2010. Whether you stop by once a day, once a week or once a month you are most welcome and I am looking forward to getting to know you better in 2011!

torsdag 30. desember 2010

and we are off!

Leaving for 'home' today and just wanted to say goodbye and wish you all a happy New Year - I can't wait to eat my mom’s cooking and see my family and friends again for a few days!

We don’t have internet access at the cabin but I will be back in Oslo and posting regularly again from Wednesday the 05th of January - and I promise to take a ton of pictures up north!

So until then fare thee well - and see you in 2011!

onsdag 29. desember 2010

raw nostalgia

~ Pictures: H&M ~

Once again I find myself smitten with the latest H&M home collection! 

This time they have named it 'Raw Nostalgia' - a very fitting name for this rustic collection filled with natural colors and warm greens. And don't you just love the styling?

mandag 27. desember 2010

monday morning randoms

~ Pictures: WeHeartIt ~

Good Monday morning!

How was your Christmas? Mine was just perfect! Nothing but nice and quiet days with just me and Cas and loads of good food, walks out in the snow, watching season 5 of Entourage on DVD and leveling archeology (in World of Warcraft for you non-geeks).

This week I will work until Thursday and then we will jump on the plane to go up north to visit my family and friends for New Years. Can't wait to dig in some of my mom's cooking, see 'the nettes' again and celebrate New Years Eve with my family!

What are your plans for the upcoming week? And how was your Christmas celebration?

lørdag 25. desember 2010

so who won?

Cas pulled the note with 'Stylizimo' on it out of the jar so grats to Nina on winning my giveaway! Send me your address on and I'll mail you the price sometime this week!

Thank you so much to everyone that participated - and I am sure there will come more chances!

I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas so far? We have been sleeping late, watching a lot of Entourage and enjoyed a lot of lovely food. Oh joy!
And I must say that I have been very lucky on my presents this year as well - nothing but useful and lovely things! Thank you so much to all my family and friends - you rock :)

torsdag 23. desember 2010

happy holidays!

~ Picture: Call me cupcake ~

Few hours of work now and then it is finally Christmas! I can't wait! Me and Cas will fill our holiday with loads of good food, slacking in pajamas in front of the TV and going through my clothes for stuff we can donate to charity. As it is we simply don't have any place to put his things so something has got to go!

I will stop by tomorrow to announce the winner of my giveaway but other than that posting might be a bit irregular during the holidays - just so you know!

Happy holidays ♥

onsdag 22. desember 2010

oh no you didn't!

So yesterday evening when I got home from my dinner and bowling with work I called up Cas on skype just to say good night.

Me 'yay, just two days left now!'
Him 'two days? hehe - I will be getting on the plane already tomorrow!'
Me '...what?!'

And such is my life living with a practical joker! 

The only thing I can be sure of is that if he is given the chance to trick me - he will!

Ah well, TODAY is better than tomorrow!

tirsdag 21. desember 2010

right now...

I'm reading ~ Still 'The Black Dagger Brotherhood' series by J.R.Ward. Last book now!
I'm listening to ~ Madrugada, John Mayer, Lissie
I'm watching ~ Nothing at the moment. But will probably pick up some show on dvd for the holidays. Any suggestions?
I'm dreading ~ Hmm... Nothing really. Or maybe that the weather forecast for Oslo promise us temperatures towards minus 25 degrees celsius next week. Brrrr!
I'm excited about ~ A lot of things! Cas moving in, Christmas, traveling up north to celebrate New Years Eve with the family, presents, today's dinner party with work. What's not to be excited about?
I'm craving ~ Nothing special at the moment. But I am excited about my presents and about all the good food that the holiday brings!
I'm wanting ~ That the days will just fly by and that Thursday will be here before I know it!
I'm hoping ~ That each and every one of you will have a happy holiday!

Pssst! Don't miss out on my giveaway!

mandag 20. desember 2010

monday morning randoms

~Pictures: WeHeartIt~

Good Monday morning cupcakes!

How was your weekend? Mine was nice and quiet but full of anticipation! The big week is finally here and Cas have got his bags packed and his passport ready. Oh joy! 

This week will be a buzy one - I have a dinner party and bowling with work tomorrow, Wednesday will be all about some last minute cleaning, Christmas decoration and a whole lot of butterflies in my tummy before Cas finally comes 'home' on Thursday! And Friday is Christmas Eve! Phew!

What is your plan for the upcoming week?

lørdag 18. desember 2010


It's time for my first giveaway here on SignePling - to celebrate that I have passed 200 google friends and above all YOU guys that keep coming back day after day to read my ramblings on life in general or have a look at my amateur pictures!

I hope that everyone can find something that tickles their fancy among the few things I've picked out:

♥ 'Tips for Vintage Style' by Cat Kidston - The sweetest little pocket interior book.
♥ A soft scarf in soft blues and peach tones. I really like this one so I almost kept it for myself!
♥ A small scented candle in the scent 'Clean Warm Cotton' that came with my perfume.
I just love this scent that really lives up to its name!
♥ A roll of cute fabric tape. Don't even get me started...
♥ A package with the cutest bear sticky notes. Perfect for leaving small notes for your love on the fridge or the bathroom mirror!

All in all a little parcel that I would say represents me well and contains a few of the things I love in life!

How to enter:

It's easy! Just follow SignePling and leave a comment below about why you read my blog!

A winner will be chosen on December 24th - because that is when we Norwegians celebrate Christmas Eve! No better time - am I right?

Best of luck to everyone and have a lovely weekend!!

fredag 17. desember 2010

friday favorites

~ Pictures: WeHeartIt ~ 

Mmmm! Cinnamon - lovely cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, apple and cinnamon tea or just cinnamon sticks as Christmas decoration. Love!

A happy birthday to my mom and a lovely weekend to each and every one of you :) 

torsdag 16. desember 2010

4 things

Got this tag from the lovely Amber Blue Bird and think it is a fun one so I'll play along :)
But I am going to do it in English only or it will be a mile long!

Four Shows I Watch:
1.   True Blood
2.   Dexter
3.   Heroes
4.   Entourage

The shows I watch on dvd counts right? Because if it doesn’t then I am in trouble! I just don’t watch much TV but Cas and I like to get our favorite shows on dvd and watch a few episodes every now and then if we get bored.

Four Things I Am Passionate About:
1.   Photography
2.   Books
3.   Music
4.   World of Warcraft

This is a tricky one because my attention span is very short and what I am passionate about one month can be something else entirely the next! Like with reading it can be ‘on’ for a long while and I just plow through 2-3 books a week and then suddenly it is ‘off’ and it can take two years before I pick up another book. And with wow I tend to play a lot during autumn and winter but less in spring and almost not at all during summer. 

I know – I am a bit strange…

Four Phrases I Say A Lot:
1.   'Wait what?!' - every time something surprises me
2.   'Pfffff!' - I don't believe you
3.   'Ow really..?' - nope, still don't believe you!
4.   'You can forget about it!' - no really - just forget it!

Four Things I’ve learned From The Past:
1.   My temper can get me in trouble...
2.   I rather have 1 really good friend than 100 acquaintances. Actually make that 1000 acquaintances! My friends are the kind that will jump on the first plane to come to your aid if you need it and I would do the same for them.
3.   My first impression about people is usually the right one. Unfortunately this is somewhat of a self fulfilling prophecy since I don't tend to give second chances...
4.   Don't worry so much about what other people think about you! You can't please everyone so just be yourself and stay clear of the people that you don't 'click' with!

Four Places I'd like To Go:
1.   Thailand
2.   South Africa
3.   Trinidad and Tobago
4.   New Orleans

Four Things I Did Yesterday:
1.   Got a package in the mail from the lovely Mrs Hardy.  

PS: If you haven't seen her blog yet you need to check it out - she is very creative and talented and I still can't belive she made this diningroom table all by herself in a matter of hours!
2.   Ate a burger for lunch and just bread for dinner
3.   Played wow
4.   Skyped with Cas for hours

Four Things I Am Looking Forward To:
1.   Cas moving in with me the 23rd of December (duh!)
2.   Christmas
3.   New Years Eve up north with my family
4.   Finding a little cat friend or two that can move in with us

Four Things I Love About Winter:
1.   Northern lights or Aurora borealis
2.   Snow
3.   Christmas
4.   Downhill skiing

Four Things on My Wish List:
1.   A new cabinet or dresser for our apartment
2.   A desk that is big enough to fit both me and Cas but still does not look like a monster
3.   Tickets to Paris in spring
4.   A complete purple le creuset set

And To Round It Up - pass the tag on to 4 other bloggers:
1.   Jude from Food & Life
2.   Sarah Elizabeth
3.   Katie from The Bright Life
4.   Kitty from Kittys Paradis

Answer if you want to - but no pressure!
And to everyone else that wants to play along consider yourself invited as well!

I have also done one of these tags with different questions before and if you want to read those answers you can check them out here.

~all images from WeHeartIt~

onsdag 15. desember 2010


~Picture: Pinterest - edited by me~

Good Wednesday morning!

How is your week coming along? I had a good time at the Christmas party with work yesterday but as a result of the unknown amounts of cava we consumed we are all a tad reduced at work today. But at least most of us are present in the office at 10.00...

I hope an unhealthy lunch at Burger King will mend us and we will be right as rain :)

tirsdag 14. desember 2010

christmas party wishlist

Cardigan: Ginatricot / Dress: ModCloth / Tights: Pierre Roberts / 
Shoes: Mugnai / Ring: Alex Monroe

mandag 13. desember 2010

monday morning randoms

~Pictures: WeHeartIt~

Good Monday morning cupcakes!
I am so glad to be up and jumping again and out of the house for the first time in what feels like ages! Isn't it strange how amazing it feels to have a few quiet days at home in the weekend or when you have holiday but when you are sick it gets old really fast and you are just dying to get back into society again?

This week I have a Christmas party with work to attend and I need to get a bit of Christmas shopping done. Among other things I need to find a moose roast somehow! I made one on Christmas Eve last year and now Cas thinks it should be a tradition. He is just crazy about traditions so I am pretty much prepared to eat moose roast on every Christmas Eve for the rest of our days...
I also need to get the apartment washed from top to bottom this weekend so that it is ready for Christmas and Cas moving in. Just 10 days now!!

What is your plans for the upcoming week? 

lørdag 11. desember 2010

oh yes you are!

Thank you so much for all the well wishes - you guys are the best! I am feeling a bit better today so I am hopeful this will clear over by the end of the weekend :)

Now it is back to the couch for me - have a lovely weekend everyone

torsdag 9. desember 2010

an hour well spent

Madame Butterfly White Tea & Jeanne d'Arc Living - The Christmas Edition

Sorry about the lack of posts yesterday but I woke up with what must be the flu or maybe a sinus infection so I am just spending most of my time curled up on the couch with a teacup and something to read or in front of the TV. Much like in these images from last weekend, but unfortunately it is just not nearly as enjoyable when you are sick!

I am also falling a bit behind on reading and/or commenting on all my favorite blogs so if you haven't heard from me in a while just bare with me - I will be back to my normal chatty self again when this wears off!

I also noticed that I have reached 200 GFC friends while I was passed out on the couch - what a nice surprise! I have a small giveaway up my sleeve and I will try to post about it sometime during the weekend or next week so be sure to check back in then :)

onsdag 8. desember 2010

light bowl

One of the easiest and loveliest ways of decoration for Christmas is to grab a light string and just stuff it into a bowl, vase or bottle. 

This is my take on it - a string of cones, bells and hearts in a flower pot!

tirsdag 7. desember 2010

I need you in my life...

Made by Gregory Bonasera
Found on Pinterest via Kingdom of Style
Pictures by MATMOORE Photography

honey bee

Picture: WeHeartIt / Music: 'Honey Bee' by Madrugada

mandag 6. desember 2010

monday morning randoms

~ Pictures: WeHeartIt ~ 

Good Monday morning!

How is life in your corner of the world? Oslo is cold but frankly who gives a damn about the weather when it is only 17 days until Cas moves here?! He is starting to get a little bit travel fever and I am just giddy and acting like a complete idiot in love half the time!

Have an amazing week cupcakes!

søndag 5. desember 2010

one for you and one for me

The hard part about shopping for Christmas presents is that I find so many nice things for myself as well! Most of the time I manage to resist the temptation but yesterday I found a nice deal on the scent Clean Warm Cotton and ended up buying it to myself. (And yes - I am actually going to try to get along with a perfume that is not from Dior!)

Have you bought any 'presents' for yourself?

lørdag 4. desember 2010

vintage christmas

  1. 'My Dear' Print [via]
  2. Christmas Gift Tags [via]
  3. Mangle Cloth Pillow [via]
  4. Candy Cane Gingham Skirt [via]
  5. Vintage Red Glass [via]
  6. Vintage Danish Beverage Carrier [via]
I just love vintage Christmas decoration, it's just something so romantic about it.
And you won't ever have to worry about it going out of fashion either - if its charm lasted through 30 years already chances are it will last a few more!

Wish you all a wonderful weekend

fredag 3. desember 2010

friday favorites

This week’s Friday favorite is dedicated to another one of my favorite blogs.
Fräulein Klein is written by the very talented and creative Yvonne who is living in the south of Germany. Here she showcases her home as well as shares her decorating ideas and DYI projects, food recipes and lifestyle. But the perhaps most noticeable feature is how she does it - through her mesmerizing images. Not only do I love her style and everything she puts in front of the lens but I am also smitten by how she edits her images and how her post are always so thought through and well designed.

Every time I visit I come away from it feeling inspired and with a smile on my face -- so if you haven't seen this gem of a blog yet I suggest you head on over and check it out!

torsdag 2. desember 2010

the joy of giving

I just love giving gifts! I love buying them, I enjoy wrapping them up and nothing is better than when you nail it and the gift is appreciated by the recipient!

Think I have it from my mom, she is just the same. Actually - I think she is worse.
Last year when I was visiting her in December she was done with all her Christmas presents for the year and when I revealed that I had a few left for my girlfriends she says 'Ooooh, we can go shopping for gifts, how fun! Won't you let me pitch in a bit so that the gifts to your friends are a little bit from me too? 

Got to love my mom!