Let’s make Someday Today!

We were watching the movie Knight and Day last night with Mr. T. I find that movie entertaining since it goes so overboard with the story. Funny, sad at places and packed with action & a romance flick – definitely my kind of movie. But I had forgotten already how the movie ends. And this ending really got me thinking how often we do this – talk about doing things “someday”. What are the things you will do someday?

 Someday is the magical place where we will have time and money and strength to do all things small and big which we have ever thought about doing. Someday the weather will be exactly right for the picnic. Someday the kids will be exactly right age to travel with. Someday it is rainy enough to clean the attic. Someday it is time to relax and not just perform all the time.  Someday the mortgage is paid and we feel free.

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Happy End of Year!

This December I concentrated more on doing than writing. Now I have a whole punch of new lovely memories to remember Xmas by.

Making crafts, picking the right tree, baking gingerbread cookies, choosing the perfect presents for the family… It has been a different type of Xmas for sure since Ms. Teen is not home this holiday season. However, with the help of the technology it is easier to stay in touch than it used to be. So Thank You Skype for allowing us those precious moments with our gal during this Season.

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Xmas magazines – here we go!

Okay, you know what is the best way to get into Xmas mood? Reading Xmas magazines of course! My mom came by today and dropped off our first Xmas magazine of the year. Yes! This is the beginning of a wonderful reading experience. I look and uh and ah every picture. Some more than others, I can admit that. I look at all the things I could make. If only I had the time, all the materials and… and…

All those lovely wreaths, decorations, the lovely houses, all that snow.. And that is the thing – the snow looks so lovely on the page of a magazine but I just wish it could stay looking so wonderful without needing the cold temperature to go with it.

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How to make ice lanterns

OK, spring might be here but I am going to share with you one of my happy thoughts from winter. Yep, suprises me too to find so many of them after all but denouncing winter.

Ice lanterns were my favorite outdoors decorations Xmas 2010. They are so lovely and really easy to do! I had totally 14 in my front yard and garden – could not be happier with the views. It was very cold in December, so making the ice lanterns was actually surprisingly fast also.

 To start off, these are the things you will need:

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Xmas Calendar 2010

December 1st

Happy December! The mornings and evenings are dark in our part of the world but I love the way lights can bring a wonderful scene out of darkness. Our gazebo is dressed up in blue this year.

What do You wish for Xmas?

December 2nd

Let’s make this season about connecting. Lets call friends, loved ones. Lets visit people we see less often also. Lets send lots of Xmas cards to show we do remember. Each little act will bring us closer to each other and help spread happiness all around. I believe small things can change the world, if just enough people do them.

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What to collect for the baby?

When Ms. Teen was born, I wanted to start a collection of figurines for her. Now that I have been writing this blog I totally understand how that came about. As we have discovered, I am a collector at heart. Just never fully realized it before.

There are nowadays ample opportunity to start collecting all kinds of figurines via the internet. But back in the day that was not the case. So, I was looking at Finnish opportunities and found Aarikka. Aarikka is a Finnish company making all kinds of lovely things out of wood. Since Ms. Teen is born in the end of the year, angels very naturally became the theme for this collection. So, each year, in the weeks before Xmas Ms. Teen would receive her angel of the year. Again, now, this seems as an obvious choice. Of course, collecting and Xmas.

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