The 1st

Hey.
I’ve got some news for you.
Exciting!
I am done with my painting.
Not done as in the exercise of painting but done as I have completed my very first painting.

It feels amazing.

I am happy.
A bit worried. But mostly happy.

Can I go and buy more paint and canvases now please? :)

Sorry, can’t show you a photo of it as I have no phone to take the photo with.

No smart phone – no life?

Ok.
Yesterday I handed my laptop and phone in to my old job.
As I start my new job on Monday if you’ve missed?

What happens as soon as I’ve done so?
My personal iPhone slips through my fingers and – BAM! – hits the stone hard floor.
Front display shattered to a million pieces.
Useless.
At first I panicked. I thought the end of the world as I knew it was near.

Today I wake up and it feels like a challenge I have to accept.
– How long can I go without a smart phone? Or any phone for that matter.

Challenge accepted. Bring it on, world. Bring it on!

DIY – Sugar Body Scrub

So. I don’t know if you might have noticed. But I am feeling very creative and in need of creating things right now.
I know, probably a faze.
Anyhow, I came across this lovely website on Pinterest. it’s recipes on how to make your very own body scrub – with sugar!
So I decided to give it a go.

I put my trainers on and walked to Whole Foods here in Camden and got my hands on organic sunflower oil, organic cane sugar and a jar to put the end product in.

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As the recipe says I also added cinnamon. Smells nice.
Then I put all the ingredients in a bowl, stirred until fully combined and then put it all in the jar.
Done! Easy peasy.

So how to do it?
Take 3 parts of cane sugar/brown sugar

1 part of oil (I used sunflower oil as it’s odour free but you can use olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil as well)

1/2 teaspoon of grounded cinnamon

Stir it all until thoroughly combined. Then you’re done.

And how do you use it?
Apply on wet skin, scrub and then rinse with water.

As the grains is fairly big this one is better for your body rather than your face.
If you want a facial scrub use fine white sugar and coconut oil (just a tip).

Feel beautiful & enjoy!

I’m scared

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See that?!
It’s scaring the … Well you know … Out of me.
This means I have to get to it. I can’t just talk about it anymore. Now I’ve bought a canvas, brushes and paint I have to do something with it.
At the same time it scares me it’s also so exciting!

Me, painting? What?

Ok. I shall see when I actually get to it.

We got our sofa today so that is the project of the day :)

See you when I see you!
X

I went Heisenberg on their asses

Do I have a tip for you.
Are you ready?
Sure?
Really sure?
Ok.
Here it comes..
Make sure you know when school start is around the corner.
And then stay clear of IKEA and museums.

With that said I’ve had a grand weekend.
After I finally got rid of that little stomach bug (puke pause) I caught when in Sweden for Christmas I felt like a new person. Yay!
The boyfriends bestie is in town and his girlfriend too.
Absolutely lovely people. 
Apart from hanging out on New Years (with me not drinking anything but water and eating a little toast) we went to the Science Museum yesterday.
And it was amazing!
If you ever get here to London I would suggest going. But on a weekday.
Another tip of mine would be to make a plan of what exhibitions in there you want to see and take them first. And then work your way around the rest. As it is a lot to take in.
My judgement may have been clouded by the fact that this was the weekend before kids going back to school and me being outside of our home for the first time in a week. 
The flight exhibition was my favourite of what we went to see.
We never did make it to the IMAX which is supposed to be awesome. I would like to see the deep sea. It’s apparently like being under water. Thrilling!

Today we went to IKEA to spend all our Christmas gift vouchers. Yippey!
We got a new sofa – like heaven on earth.
Sadly it wont be delivered until tomorrow. But you know, she who waits… Or how does that saying go?
Anyhow. Did you see Ally McBeal growing up?
I did. And I think it has made me a bit… weird.
I did a lot of killing, like in a video game, today at IKEA. No one was saved. Everyone in my way got slaughtered. Round kicks. Machine guns. You name – it happened.
I went Heisinberg on their asses.
But all in my imagination of course.
I need to point that out.  
Seriously though. Have you ever been to IKEA and not been completely stressed out by all the other people that just HAD TO GO there at the same time.
I mean like – Come on!

Anyhow. Me and the boyfriend survived perfectly.

Over ‘n’ out

You Got the Love – Cover by Mimi Oh

One of my friends Mimi Oh have done a wonderful cover of the
Candi Staton song You Got the Love
edited after boyfriend let me know that Florence + The Machine did a cover of it as well

This is filmed live at Filmhuset in Stockholm.
I absolutely LOVE this black and white video.
More of these please.
It becomes almost naked. In a way.
Vulnerable. Beautiful.

You can click here to view her YouTube Channel
Mimi Oh on YouTube
But most her material is in Swedish

New promises?

I’m sitting down looking out the window.
Blue skies.
Rain storms.
Sunshine.
Sun reflected in the water running down the pipe and creates glitter. Real life glitter.
Not the kind you buy in a DIY shop.
Beautiful.

It is now January and the year 2014.
I’m sitting down looking out the window.
I remember when I was little and my sister and one of my brothers tried to explain to me that when I would be 15 years old it would be the year of 2000.
I refused to believe them.
Makes me smile.

So. Did you do any New Year resolutions?
I did. Mistake.
Hehe. I normally don’t do them as I don’t believe in them.
But this year I fell for it.
My New Year resolution is…
Be more creative.
I know. I played it safe. But still.
I do need to be more creative. I feel that my body needs it. My soul needs it.
I need it.

Here it goes!

Hey guys – I’ve got a new job!

Yay me!

And now that it’s all communicated to colleagues and customers I can finally say it here too.
It’s not real until it’s on social media you know.

I have a new job.
So, the New Year & New Challenges is literally true. And so exciting!

I will tell you more about it once I’ve started and actually really know what it’s like.
But I have a feeling it will be awesome.

That’s all for now my little peaches.

xx