Thursday, March 29, 2012

{a mystery picture and missing calvin}

Can you figure out what this above picture is all about?
Love it. :)
Made by the art museum in Helsinki, Finland.

Found these pictures of my favorite comic, Calvin & Hobbes. Miss this little dude and his tiger friend. I feel a comic reading marathon coming on later today...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

{some easter ideas}

Some Easter ideas for you. Click here to see more and to see the links to these pictures.

I love the idea of an egg hunt lunch. I'm going to do that for Sienna for sure.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

{you know them bunnies... they multiply fast}

Gotta love our little girl! Yesterday she brought paper, markers, glue and pom poms to her bedroom when she was going to bed. She said that she had plans to work hard in the morning. The result? This cuter than cute bunny waiting for me on the wall when I got up this morning. So apparently the bunnies keep multiplying. Who knows how many there'll be by the time Easter's here. :)

If you want to see a clear, non edited photo of these garlands I made last year, click here.

Monday, March 26, 2012

{excited about easter!}

I don't think I'll ever get sick of that saying. :)
I'm so excited that Easter is just around the corner. I love Easter! Just about as much as Christmas. Such a happy time of year.

I know, I know... I'm probably overdoing the photo editing thingy. I can't help it. Everything has to look summery and warm right now. I'm so done with winter. :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

{do you think i have enough yet? :D}

{which one's your favorite?}

Another word I like:



1 a crisp tart apple having usually yellow or greenish-yellow skin strongly flushed with red and used especially for cooking
2 a highly admired or very admirable person or thing

The CEO's retirement speech was a pippin.
"[Judge Len Goodman of 'Dancing with the Stars'] said … that the dance was 'first class.... It was crisp, it was sharp, it was like a pippin.'" — From an article by Allyssa Lee in the Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2011

English speakers have experimented with the use of the word "pippin," which germinated from the Anglo-French word "pepin," meaning "seed" or "pip of a fruit." "Pippin" has been used to refer to a part of a pea embryo, a grain of gold, and a grape, but those uses were not hardy enough to become firmly rooted in the English language. The word did take root, however, in the soil of the northern regions of England, where it is used to describe a small fruit seed. In addition, it has widespread use as the name of a crisp, tart apple and of a person who is unique, usually in a pleasant way.

Friday, March 16, 2012

{get ready for green!}

A green set of journaling cards is now available at my Etsy shop. Just on time to celebrate St. Patrick's day.
Don't forget to wear lots of green tomorrow! :)

I really need to take new pictures of these last ones. They turned out terrible. Wrong color etc.

And here's today's free printables:

My version of a quote I saw on Facebook. :)

Happy Friday everyone! :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

{rocks rock!}

I finally decorated these. The top one is my favorite.

This is where I keep my Project Life journaling cards. More Marimekko! Can never have enough. :)

Today is a very special day for me. It "only" took me 20 years to apply for it but this afternoon I'm going to become Canadian. I'm already quite emotional about it. I'm pretty sure I'll be crying my eyes out during O Canada. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

{mustaa ja valkoista}

I bought a photo album for my Project life pages. Black cloth. I added a Marimekko Focus print on the front.
So many circles. I'm in heaven! :)

Finished another page for the album. I love the 6 x 6" pages.

Siis voi että miten paljon tykkään Finglishistä. Niin hauskaa. :)

We've had +10C days lately. Snow has been melting. Sun is shining, which is pretty typical* for where I live on most days. I'm sure we'll still get some cold & snowy days but I can't help but feel like Spring is just around the corner. So this morning I made some butterflies for our wall.

Talvinen temppelikuva odottaa edelleen vaihtamista. Liian kylmä kuva mutta kun sain sen anopilta lahjaksi... Mutta aion silti vaihtaa sen! Kunhan muistan ja jaksan tsempata. :)

*Last September we had ONE rainy day, for example. It was mainly sunny.

 Lately I've been browsing houses that are on sale. There's a great website where you can see the houses that are on sale in any area of the city. Pictures of the inside & outside. As I was browsing the houses, I couldn't help but get a bit bummed out. The houses here are so not my style. Everything is traditional. I didn't find one minimalist, modern house. :(
So I spent some time browsing Scandinavian blogs and dreaming of a house/home like that. Needless to say I've been having black and white on my mind a lot.
I don't know if I could ever have bright white walls again. I do crave for color in my life. For warmness since the winters here are usually cold and long. But if you asked me right now, I'd paint everything black or white. :)
Then I'd add some deep purple or olive green or warm smokey gray or wood to the mix. Silver too.
I could do a lot with our current house, of course. But for some rotten reason, I'm just not a renovator type of person. Wish I was.

Cute, tiny summer cottage. :) Would make a fun art studio as well.

Haluan mustan himmelin!

Click here to see my Home file at Pinterest. There you'll also find the links to these pictures.