torsdag 31. mars 2011

do what you love, and do it often

Happy Thursday cupcakes!

How is your week coming along? Mine has been good so far and now it is only 1 day left until the weekend. Saturday we are going to a farmers market in town and I just can't wait! All those homemade treats makes my mouth water just from thinking about it :)

What about you, do you have anything exciting planned?

onsdag 30. mars 2011

In full bloom

 Sometimes beauty comes at a steep price. 
Like the latest fashion from Dior or designer furniture.

Sometimes you can get it for free. 
Like something handmade or a gift from a friend.

Other times you can get it for almost nothing at all. 
Like a thrift find or these amazing tulips from Rema.

Prettiest tulips I've seen all year - and that for only 5$!

{ 5$ / 3,60€ / 29 kr }

mandag 28. mars 2011

some randoms. on a monday.

Images: WeHeartIt

Happy Monday cupcakes!

How has the weekend been treating you? Ours was nice and quiet
with only a lot of good food and a bit of shopping on the agenda.

And yes, I am getting along quite well with ms. Melody.
I even think she is quite the cutie by now!

Do you have anything exiting planned for the upcoming week?

Have a happy new week and be sure to take a
moment to enjoy the lovely spring weather :)

søndag 27. mars 2011


Cas found himself a new friend yesterday. Her name is Melody DeLonghi and she kinda looks a bit like a small spaceship. { And just between us - she is quite noisy as well... }

But Cas promised me that she is capable of whipping up and amazing Iced Coffee so I'll play along. For now. Maybe we will learn to get along eventually!

Enjoy your Sunday cupcakes

lørdag 26. mars 2011

just keep calm...

  1. Short dress - H&M
  2. Shoes - from H&M
  3. Letter I - from Marjji
  4. Pale pink vegan leather bag - from Tracce bags
  5. Tiny french pink brooch - from Hope & Vanilla
  6. Milk Glass Coffee Cups - from Big Mommys Attic

How has this last week in March been treating you? Oslo has been showing off with great weather and spring in the air all week long! It does not get much better than that!

For the weekend we have planned a shopping trip downtown today to get some things we want to bring up north and later we are going to have a go at making homemade foccacia. YUM! Tomorrow we are indulging and making homemade chili burgers. Even more YUM!

Enjoy the sun, the spring and the weekend cupcakes!

{ And would you look at that! Not a single 'via'! You happy now Lisa dear? }

torsdag 24. mars 2011

life is short

You and me poster - we are going to get along great! I can feel it!

You can remind me of the important things in life. 
 I promise to find you a nice big frame that you can live in while I am awaiting your arrival.
I'll even dust you - at least every once in a while!

We are just meant to be ♥

onsdag 23. mars 2011

the aurora

At the end of March 2011 the Norwegian photographer Terje Sørgjerd travelled up north to photograph the Aurora Borealis.

Four years of waiting. 40 kilos equipment. 22 000 pictures. Several nights out in 25 degrees below Celsius. A clear sky and one gigantic storm on the sun. This is what it took to create this 1 minute and 55 seconds movie.

Next winter this is where we will be living. And it makes my heart skip a beat!

{ Pssst! He alos made another cool movie called glimpse of Norway if you didn't quite get enough yet! }

Video: Terje Sørgjerd / Music: Gladiator soundtrack "Now we are free"

tirsdag 22. mars 2011

got the blues

 Jacket, dress and cardi: H&M / Boots: Dr. Martens / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

To call this a wish list might be stretching it a bit since I already caved in and bought 
over half of it - but at least I still need me a new pair of docs and some aviators!

And why is it that nearly everything I buy these days is some kind of blue? 
I swear - my whole closet has got the blues soon!

What is your favorite color? And what do you plan to dress in for spring? 

mandag 21. mars 2011

some randoms. on a monday.

Happy Monday cupcakes!

How was your weekend? Mine was nice and quiet and we just spent the time snuggeling up on the couch and loading our batteries for a new week. 

For some reason I am really low on energy these days and most days I am in bed by like 10 in the evening. SO unlike me! So if you find me a bit absent some days you know I just snuck off to bed a bit early ;)

How about you? Any exiting plans for the upcoming week?
Hugs and a happy new week to you all

Images: Colorbox/ WeHeartIt / WeHeartIt

lørdag 19. mars 2011

start a collection

I have been in love with milk glass for just about as long as I can remember and I finally decided to start my own collection with these tree lovely vases from Etsy. Now I just can't seem to stop browsing the web for more bits and pieces to add to my tiny collection.

Are you collecting anything?

torsdag 17. mars 2011

onsdag 16. mars 2011

more mint

I just adore my new vases in mint from Vintage Kompagniet!
Can't wait to get my next order filled with cups from Rice and tea from LØV.


mandag 14. mars 2011

monday morning randoms

I hope the living are safe.
I hope the missing are found.
I hope the dead are at peace.

Images: WeHeartIt / Words taken from here

søndag 13. mars 2011

My favorite day of the week!

pick your battles

  1. Dandies Letterpress Notecards [via]
  2. Asos Premium Leather Front Pocket Shopper [via]
  3. Tiny Sky Blue Leather Journal [via]
  4. Lemon Sugar Scrub [via]
  5. Pick Your Battles Print [via]
  6. Brown heels [via]
I had to order that print. Just had to! If there is one thing I need to learn in life it is this. 
Can't wait to find a spot for it to hang in our soon-to-be-new apartment :)

fredag 11. mars 2011

right now...

I'm reading  ~ Interior magazines, interior magazines and more interior magazines.
I'm listening to ~ Ray Lamontagne 'Hold you in my arms'
I'm watching ~ About to start on Dexter season 3 and The Wire.
I'm dreading ~ Going back to the hospital for some more testing by the stomach specialists. I am positive about the whole thing but still dreading it a bit... How sick can I be when I feel almost fine - right? 
I'm happy about ~ That the hospital let me go home again for now! Let me tell you - Cas makes a better nurse than any of the staff at Aker Hospital!
I'm excited about ~ Moving up north! 11 weeks and counting! *happy dance*
I'm craving ~ Sleep! So happy I can sleep in my own bed again tonight!
I'm wanting ~ To find a nice little crib close to either the forest or the water for me and Cas.
I'm hoping ~ To stay healthy for years to come. Fingers crossed!

Pssst! And thank you for all the sweet comments you sent me while I was in the hospital, you guys are THE BEST! 

Image: WeHeartIt


So uhm, I sort of got stuck at the hospital! Just went to my doctor to figure out why the stomach cramps from last weekend never quite gave up and he admitted me to the hospital. What a big meany he is... Think they fear that it could be the appendix - but hopefully the CT I took yesterday will say otherwise and they can send me home again.

Thank god for my iPhone, interior magazines and your blog updates or I would be bored to death in here. Now that would look bad on my toe tag 'cause of death: boredom' :)

Keep your fingers crossed it is nothing serious ( I'm sure it's not - I feel quite allright!) and that they will let me go home today!

And enjoy your weekend cupcakes!

onsdag 9. mars 2011

And then some times it is not the colors that are worth swooning over
- but rather the lack of them...

Images from top left:  

tirsdag 8. mars 2011

great couples

Think most of you know that I am pretty nuts about Purple & Green by now -
but here are some more color combinations worth swooning over!

mandag 7. mars 2011

monday morning randoms

Good Monday morning cupcakes!

How was your weekend? I was buzy flipping through interior magazines and patrolling interior webshops for treasures while recovering from the stomach flu.
Yesterday we had anoyher trip to the Sunday market, pistachio milshake in hand, and we managed to find 3 new lovely vases and a silver tray that will get to travel with us up north. Oh joy!

And looking at todays images all I can think is 'Oh civilization, it will be hard to stay away!'

Wish you all a lovely week

Images: WeHeartIt

søndag 6. mars 2011

going north

Images: 1&3 - Erik Fokke / 2&4 - unknown

Now why would anyone go and move north of the polar circle?

Is it for the summer? With its seagulls, wild flowers everywhere and midnight sun? That's all nice and dandy but when you think about it - summer is nice everywhere! 

It's NOT for the spring that arrives late in May - that’s for sure... 
Is it for the winter? With its crisp air, aurora borealis and months spent in darkness? Where people hibernate in their homes with lit candles and just wait out the sun - and when it's first rays finally hits you in January you are filled with such joy that you can't even begin to describe it? It certainly has its charm, but I am sure that is not it..? 
Is it perhaps the autumn? Where the nights grow darker every day and the nature all around you is on fire with colors? When the storm shakes your house and blows you off the sidewalk?

Is it the front row seat to the ever changing dance of the seasons? 

Happening all around you so that you are sucked into it and feel like you are part of it all?

Is it the fresh seafood? 

Is it the moose steak every fall? 
Is it the fresh trout cooked on a bonfire?
Is it the blueberries growing right outside your door?

Is it in the roaring sea or the ever changing sky? 

Or when they meet up on the middle so that blue is all you can see?

Is it the time that just seem to move slower? 

Where everything moves in a lower gear and 'stress' is a very little used term?

Or is it in your blood? 

If you grew up in headwind with the salty sea breeze in your hair and the impatience roaring in your blood like the storm - can you really ever be happy anywhere else?

Beats me!

lørdag 5. mars 2011

Moving to a brand new place is the perfect opportunity to get rid of some things you have been keeping around for too long and to invest in something new to create a home after your taste where everything blends together well.

Here are some of the things that inspire me these days and some of the ideas I have about how our new home should turn out. Will be exciting to see how it translates from my head to an apartment that we have yet to find!

And thank you for your well wishes yesterday! I am feeling a lot better today already and the fever is gone - which leads me to believe it was just a quickly passing stomach flu or maybe food poisoning. Hooray, at least I can enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Now off to catch up on the blog updates I have been missing the last couple of days!
Enjoy your weekend cupcakes.

fredag 4. mars 2011

knocked out

I hate the stomach flu... 
But on the other hand one can always hope it is the flu and not the appendix - right? 

Have a lovely weekend cupcakes

Pictures: Vintage Kompagniet

torsdag 3. mars 2011

I live by it

Image from WeHeartIt / Edited by me

And thank you so much for all your well wishes about our big leap of faith  - we are looking more and more forward to it every day! I have already started to think about what we should sell, what we should bring and what we should buy when we get there. *smile*