lørdag 30. april 2011

pink lemonade






What an enjoyable Saturday I have had!

The day I spent grocery shopping for a Norwegian style brunch we are making for Casper's family tomorrow, picking flowers from a tree in the neighborhood to put in my brand new Fenton hobnail milk glass vase and enjoying my absolute favorite drink; Lorina Pink Lemonade in the sun.

The evening we have spent dining at Lofoten Fiskeresturant and boy did they serve some good food!

What about you, have you had a nice weekend so far?

fredag 29. april 2011

come may


Happy weekend cupcakes! How have this last week in April been treating you? Oslo has really been showing off with wonderful spring weather and temperatures and it seems that it will last over the weekend as well. Oh joy!

Me? I am a busy bee these days - there are just so many things that need to be done when you are moving! I need to find a moving company and that is quite a task alone I must say - so far I have been receiving offers from 7000 to 35 000 kr (1330 - 6700 $) for the same job... How is that even possible? On top of that I am looking for jobs, looking for an apartment and need to plan some sort of 'good bye' party or dinners with just about everyone I know in town before we move. Phui!

So if you don't see me around as much as usually these days - at least you know why.

Anyway, all that stress will have to be put on hold now and wait until after the weekend because we have Casper’s parents, sister and uncle coming over to visit us in Oslo this weekend. Looking forward to seeing them again, it seems like ages ago I visited them in Holland last 
autumn!

Hope you all are well cupcakes and enjoy the weekend!

torsdag 28. april 2011

hasbeens



Have you seen the oh-so-lovely sandals Swedish Hasbeens designed for H&M this year?
If you ask me they are just as lovely as the originals and for 1/4 of the price!

My pair is already on the way in the mail and while I am waiting I am fantasizing about my next purchase from Swedish Hasbeens. What do you think about these? Or maybe these? *swoon*

Purse, dress & hasbeens from H&M / Cardi from Ginatricot / Lipgloss from MaxFactor

tirsdag 26. april 2011

shades of gray

 1, 2, 3 & 4

 1, 2, 3 & 4

I have gray on my mind these days!

I am fantasizing about how I want our new home to turn out and gray is a big part of that mental picture. Thoughts like 'Now why didn't I paint this one gray earlier?' or 'I wonder where I can find a matte spray in just the right shade of gray?' are constantly rummaging around in my head.

And in that lies the question. What is the right shade of gray for us?

Should I go with a cold gray that touches up against blue and that will go just perfectly with a pastel colors scheme? One that makes me think about driftwood, the sea or concrete.

Or should I go for a warmer gray that blends well with natural materials like wood, wool and stone? One that is perfect to pair up with a warm shade of pink or beige.

What is your favorite?

mandag 25. april 2011

monday morning randoms

Images: WeHeartIt

Good Monday morning cupcakes!

How has the Easter weekend been treating you so far? We have had the most wonderful time with sun, summer temperatures and a lot of good food and relaxation. Today we are rounding it all off with rosemary and garlic marinated lamb & a bottle of red wine. Yum!

What have you been up to this weekend?

søndag 24. april 2011

the collection


Some of you have been asking how my milk glass collection is coming along so here are a few pictures of the pieces I have been able to get my hands on so far.

At first I imagined that I would be collection decorative pieces only but then I fell in love with a Sunkist juicer and now I am collecting various kitchen items as well.

I am trying to take it easy and not buy more stuff these days since we are moving soon and it only means more stuff to drag all the way across the country, but let me tell you it is hard with all the lovely milk glass on Etsy! I am still awaiting a candle holder and another vase that is on the way in the mail but after that it is full STOP!

One of my favorite items so far is the small fan shaped hobnail vase from Fenton that you can see in the middle picture. So pretty! Next up on my wish list is an identical big one.

You can also see a few more images of my collection here & here.

lørdag 23. april 2011

looks ain't everything!


Earlier today I decided to test out my cooking skills with these strawberry and white chocolate muffins with vanilla glazing. And let me tell you - when it comes to baking I am no Martha Stewart...

Now, I know they look like road kill but I can ensure you they taste like heaven!

Do you have a talent for baking?

torsdag 21. april 2011

onsdag 20. april 2011

pastel easter


For weeks now our home has been filled with yellow tulips and Easter lilies.
Figures that now that the Easter is finally here I have quite had it with them for now!

So today I bought pale pink and white roses. Typical me. 


Happy Easter cupcakes!

tirsdag 19. april 2011

pink grapefruit


For me it is not quite summer until I have a new white dress hanging in the closet and a fresh box of body butter from The Bodyshop on the bathroom shelf.

This year I ended up with this dress from H&M and the scent 'Pink Grapefruit'. It smells amazing!

Do you have any spring rituals?

mandag 18. april 2011

monday randoms

Images: WeHeartIt


Happy Monday Cupcakes!

How has the weekend been treating you? And are you already sitting with your feet on the table enjoying your Easter holiday or do you have to make it through another few days at work like me?

Me and Cas are planning a nice and quiet Easter at home with just the two of us, a lot of good food and season four of Supernatural. Sounds just like the perfect Easter to me!

What about you, anything exciting planned for Easter?

søndag 17. april 2011

have a lovely sunday


Oh Sunday, lovely Sunday! The sun is peeking in the window and I am enjoying a cup of tea with honey while Casper is making his Sunday specialty for breakfast. 

On top of that I can look forward to a very short week at work before the Easter holiday.

Life does not get much better than this!

lørdag 16. april 2011

easter inspiration


Here is some lovely Easter inspiration from around the web:
  1. Easter inspiration from Helt Enkelt
  2. Helianthus Goblet from Anthropologie
  3. Kusmi Green JasminTea from Vintage Kompagniet
  4. Stunning Easter Decoration from Stylizimo
  5. Bunny Fold for Napkins from Martha Stewart 
  6. Pride and Prejudice, Penguin Classics from Anthropologie
And I wonder - what is your favorite Easter posts from the blogworld? 

Happy Saturday cupcakes!

fredag 15. april 2011

tgif


Finally Friday cupcakes! Phew! And just a few days left until Easter!

How are the Easter preparations coming along at your house? I have to admit that I am not the one that decorates the most for Easter, but at least I got some yellow tulips and I am sure to leave my few yellow things out on the table - for this week only!

We are planning a nice and quiet weekend maybe with the exception of a small trip to IKEA tomorrow to pick up a few things we need to bring with us up north.


What are your plans for the weekend? 

And have you started your Easter holiday already?

onsdag 13. april 2011

well hello good looking


Things to be happy about today:
  1. This adorable milk glass bowl that Cas found in a thrift store this weekend.
    We got it for 10 kr / 1,20 € / 1,80 $ - what a steal!
  2. 7 weeks left until we move up north! We are SO excited about it!
  3. That I ordered a new wide angle lens for my camera that is on its way in the mail.
    Can't wait to test it out!
  4. Just a few days until the weekend is upon us again and next week I have Easter holiday from Wednesday. Oh joy!
  5. Supernatural season 3.
What do you have to be happy (or sad) about today cupcakes?

tirsdag 12. april 2011

pink little thing


If you haven't seen it yet you NEED to go check out the work of the 
Danish Photographer Ditte Isager. I am especially smitten by her 
simple nordic interior images but her fashion shoots are equally incredible!

*swoon*

Image: Ditte Isager

mandag 11. april 2011

some randoms. on a monday.

Images: WeHeartIt

Boy oh boy did I get my wish!

I woke up today to an amazing weather and we have had temperatures closing in on 20 degrees Celsius. Was so nice walking home from work and not having to wear my jacket!

How has the weekend been treating you? And how is the weather where you are?

søndag 10. april 2011

spring wishlist


Ring now I am dreaming of warmer days where I can take off to work in the morning wearing this Ellos dress paired with a H&M Lace scarf, a House Of Harlow Sunburst Pendant and some Miss KG Pumpkin Espradrille Wedge Sandals! Oh joy!

Enjoy your Sunday cukcakes ♥

lørdag 9. april 2011

here today, gone tomorrow


Reasons to smile this weekend: 
Sun, spring, these fantastic marbled roses that smell of raspberries and milk glass.

Reasons to be sad this weekend:
That our dear friend Petter never woke up from his sleep again. He barely past 40.
Never take for granted your time on this earth, you can be here today and gone tomorrow...

torsdag 7. april 2011

good morning sunshine


Just one day left and the weekend is upon us.
Only two weeks left until Easter.
And a hot cup of LØV tea with honey.

What's not to like? :)

onsdag 6. april 2011

mandag 4. april 2011

lucky me


Look what I just found in my mailbox!

Thank you so much Brittany H for hosting the giveaway
and & Edor Jewelery for the lovely price  :)

monday morning randoms

Images: WeHeartIt

Happy Monday cupcakes!

How has the weekend been treating you? Mine have been sweet and relaxing - and I was even lucky enough to make it home yesterday with the sweetest milk glass bowl! Woop!

And today when I got to work I notived that it is just two weeks left until easter. Oh joy!

Enjoy the new week :)

søndag 3. april 2011

when you eat, appreciate every last bite


Happy Sunday cupcakes!

We are off to the Sunday Second Hand Market to see if we can find anything nice. 
Maybe even some milk glass if we get lucky! 

After that I think we will go grab some lunch at The Nighthawk Diner 
- and appreciate every last bite!

Enjoy your day :)

lørdag 2. april 2011

I would rather have Champagne

  1. Jadite shakers - Sadieolive
  2. Gray back pack - Kinies
  3. Cardigan - Ginatricot
  4. Champagne print - Dearcolleen
  5. Dragon clouds earrings - NotenboomCeramics
  6. Lunar globe - Tenhailmarys
Ah, lovely Saturday! I am just enjoying my iced coffee before we will jump in our brand new tracking boots and have a long stroll around town. We need to break them in and make them nice and comfy before we move up north so we won't have to struggle with blisters while walking some mountain!

And later I think I will have a go at making homemade focaccia. I never got around to that last weekend since I had forgotten to buy yeast. *shame* 
I am just such a rookie when it comes to baking!

What are your plans for this first Saturday in April cupcakes?
I hope you'll enjoy every minute :)

fredag 1. april 2011

lingering on


I had a look around the house and it seems that this weekend we are decorating with 'yesterdays' flowers. The flowers from a potted plant that had started to hang with their head still looks lovely in a vase and those fantastic tulips looks as good as ever in a bowl of water.

What about you, do you keep your flowers as long as you can or do you toss them out as soon as they show some sign of decay?