• Beneath

    Changing & Creating

    A couple of weeks ago I made a poll in my Instagram stories about the language of my blog. I asked my followers whether they would like to read my blog in English or in Finnish. The result was that 75% wanted to read in Finnish AND in English to 25% just in English. Thus, I have decided that I’ll start writing my blog in Finnish again (with a small conclusion in English) and use English in my Instagram feed as a primary language as I have done always. Pari viikkoa sitten teetin kyselyn Instagramin tarinoiden puolella ja kysyin seuraajiltani, millä kielellä he haluaisivat blogiani lukea. Suurin osa vastaajista toivoi,…

  • Beneath

    About taking risks

    As I have told you, I have had the need to do something more creative with my time than I’m currently doing. For the past eight months I have been carefully wishing and dreaming, thinking, planning and digesting some new ideas.  I think I’m finally at a place and time, that I have molded the wish into a plan. Right now, I have an idea, or even a few. During the last weeks I’ve taken that plan into action. I’ve done so much work to get here. There is still a lot to do and a lot more action to happen. Today though, I did the first concrete step into…

  • Family

    Easter Egghunt

    Last year I found these super cute refillable Moomin eggs from Stockmann sales. One for each of our kids. Last year I filled them with chocolate eggs and some Easter toffee (my favourite!). We went for a walk in the on the rocky beaches in the Southern Espoo. While the kids were admiring the views with their dad, I hid the eggs in the woods near by. Then I gave some clues to our eldest to help him find the eggs. Oh the joy when he found them! This year we are using the same eggs but instead of the beaches, we will be taking a picnic to our new…

  • Inspiration,  My looks

    My Project 333

    As our April move is getting closer and closer, I’m in desperate need to declutter our stuff. My love/hate relationship of decluttering my wardrobe is real. I hate to go through it but I love having a tidy closet! I’ve been reading a book about textile industry and its huge effects on the world. It’s called Hyvän mielen vaatekaappi and it’s written by Rinna Saramäki (2014). It’s written in Finnish (sorry!) so I recommend it to all my Finnish friends who cares about the world and wants to make smart choices while buying clothes! The book is divided in to two topics, first part is about the textile industry. Second is about…

  • Cuisine

    Näin leivot maailman parhaat mustikkamuffinsit

    Perheessämme ’COVID-19-karanteeni’ ei juurikaan muuta asioita. Vietämme paljon vapaa-aikaa kotona perheen kanssa muulloinkin. Tarkoitan tietysti, että harrastuksemme ovat peruuntuneet, enkä siis aio mennä kuntosalille, eikä poikamme ei pelaa koripalloa tai mieheni käy uimassa julkisissa uimahalleissa… Mutta olemme aina olleet, mieheni ja minä, kotikissoja. Tarkoitan, että rakastamme kyllä nähdä ystäviämme ja pitää hauskaa, mutta rakastamme vielä enemmän käpertyä kotiin; kokata, pelata lautapelejä, nauttia viiniä ja illallista omassa rauhassa! Joten oikeastaan nämä ajat ovat antaneet meille vain hyvän tekosyyn tuntea olomme hyväksi kotona ollessamme sen sijaan, että olisi aina pahoillaan siitä, ettei ole menossa ulos joka toinen viikonloppu! Viikonloppuisin rakastan leipoa. Tänä sunnuntaina oli minun vuoroni valmistaa aamiainen perheelle ja kaipasin todella…