Friday, August 30, 2013

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When you read this I'll be on my way to Paris with my lovely friend Rita.
A 7 day holiday enjoying one of my favorite cities. Can't wait !
Oh and today I bought actually two things from my autumn wishlist. I'll show them asap.

Kun luette tätä olen matkalla Pariisiin ihanan ystäväni Ritan kanssa.
7 päivän loma yhdessä lempikaupungeistani. En malta odottaa !
Ja ahh, tänään ostin itse asiassa kaksi juttua syksyn toivelistalta. Näytän ne mahdollisimman pian.

xoxo Maria

Thursday, August 29, 2013

home made.

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A blueberry pie I made from the berries we picked with my mom. Delicious with vanilla ice-cream !
There is something really special about a pie you make from ingredients you have picked yourself. There is more effort to it and I think it even tastes better :) Or maybe I'm just imagining things, but at least this home made blueberry pie was really tasty whatever the reason for it was :D

Mustikkapiirakka jonka tein niistä marjoista jotka kerättiin äidin kanssa. Herkullista vanilja-jäätelön kanssa !
Siinä on jotain ihanaa ja erityistä kun leipoo aineksista jotka on itse keränny. Jotenkin kun sen eteen näkee enemmän vaivaa sen huomaa paremmassa maussa :) Tai sitten vaan kuvittelen, mutta ainakin tämä kotitekoinen mustikkapiirakka oli herkkua, oli se syy sen makuun sitten mikä tahansa :D

xoxo Maria


ps. And to not seem totally off track from my project of being healthier, I did go to body pump and body combat today and after exercising for two hours I felt really good because I knew I had given my best and sweated like a pig :D

ps. Ja jotta en vaikuta siltä, että olisin totaalisti unohtanut projektini jossa pyrin terveellisempään elämään, on mainittava että kävin tänään body pumpissa ja body combatissa ja kahden tunnin urheilun jälkeen oli kyllä loistava fiilis kun tiesin että olin tehny parhaani ja hikoilluit kuin sika :D


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

berry picking.

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Yesterday we went berry picking with my mom :)
And you never guess what I ate today with my porridge.. blueberries of course ! Delicious :)
And right now I'm waiting for a blueberry pie to come out from the oven. Ahh. Life is good.

Eilen mentiin keräämään mustikoita äidin kanssa :)
Ja ette tietenkään arvaa mitä söin tänään aamupuuron kanssa.. mustikoita tietysti ! Herkkua :)
Ja nyt odotan että mustikkapiirakka tulee uunista. Ahh. Onnellista elämää.

xoxo Maria

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

monday choice.

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OUTFIT:
Knit Mango
Shorts Zara
Bag Zara
Sunnies Cubus
Necklace Lindex (new!)
Shoes Lindex

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Yesterday I wore this. I really liked the soft tones of this outfit.
Now I'm off to sleep.

Eilisen asua. Tykkään kovasti asun pehmeistä sävyistä.
Mutta nyt nukkumaan.

xoxo Maria

Challenge number 2.

I got this challenge from Iina and because it's been almost a year since I've done this kind of challenge, I thought why not and decided to do it again. In this challenge I will tell you 11 things about myself and answer 11 questions Iina made. Then I'll challenge 11 bloggers (who have less than 200 followers on Google) and make 11 questions for them :)

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11. Things about myself

1. Lately I've been doing a lot of sports, especially body pump. I'm just hooked with the feeling you get after surviving an exhausting workout with bigger weights than the last time.
2. My favorite flowers are peonies, hydrangeas and carnations. I could just take pictures of them all the time. Well I also get crazy about pink blossoming trees... 
3. I love turkey fillet's ! I could eat them all day everyday :D most of my friend's know this and they always laugh at me when I eat them.
4. I've had a celebrity crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt for oh so many years ! I fell in love with him when I saw him in 10 things I hate about you :D I think it was my first "grown up"-movie.. good times.
5. I really like my legs. I've always liked them even though they are not super skinny or anything.
6. I have this dream about learning korean someday.. I had this phase where I would listen a lot of korean music (well I still do sometimes), watch korean tv-series and things like that.
7. I love being up late. There is something really nice about the atmosphere when it's dark outside and almost everybody else is asleep.
8. I sometimes think what I would say in english because it just sounds better.
9. When I was little I used to take the laundry and pretend I'm a cashier while folding the clothes. 
10. My favorite fruit is watermelon. 
11. I love playing singstar :D Singing some random finnish songs or songs from the 80's is just awesome.

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1. What do you think about death penalty if you think about it ethically and morally ?
2. What kind of interior decorating do you like ?
3. If you would write a book, what kind of book would you write ?
4. How would you dress up to Oscar-gala ?
5. Where are you in your life in ten years ?
6. Your favorite movie ?
7. Mention a weird habit of yours.
8. Mention a thing you like in your character.
9. If you would win 100 000 in the lottery, what would you do with the money ?
10. You decide to go to a time machine, you end up to period with dinosaurs instead of 1920's. Of course the time machine brakes, so how do you survive among the dinosaurs ?
11. What was your dream job when you were a kid ? Is your dream becoming true ? 

1. I think it's not a man's job to decide about someones death. And if the criminal has done something extremely bad, death is easy and quick, so is there any point? And the ones who have to kill him must suffer also, I think it's wrong to make them do it.
2. I like really modern and white kind of clean look, combined with romantic and old details such as decorative photo frames etc, but not rustic. My pinterest album "dream home and decorations" says and shows it all.
3. I think I would write a random recipe-interior-lifestyle-clothing-book :D With tips to keeping your place clean, how to have healthy breakfasts, my favorite outfits, cupcake and cheesecake recipes and even some lovely poetry or texts among all of these. It would be a beautiful picture full of pictures but with texts too, because books with pictures only, gives less... I think.
4. oh wow. I would love to get a chance to dress up as nicely as the stars who get to attend Oscars. But I think I would wear something ruffled with a big puffy hem. I was able to wear something like this in our school's gala and I loved how pretty I felt in it, you can see the dress here.
Here are also my favorites from this year's Oscar gala, Amy Adam's dress is maybe the closest one to the dress I think I would wear :) 
5. Hopefully living in a beautiful apartment/house with my husband :) Working, doing sports and meeting my friends often. I also hope that even if I someday give up blogging I will never give up photography. 
6. There are too many ! But here are some of my favorites: Wimbledon, The Holiday, Fast&Furious (especially the fifth is awesome), The Host, Knight's Tale, Batman-movies, .... 
7. Singing/dancing to old songs while I'm alone at home...
8. I'm not really shy and I really like that about myself. 
9. I would buy an apartment in Turku, well I would take a loan too but at least I would have a great amount already paid ! I would also buy tickets to America and make a roadtrip there with an old cool american car which I would rent. 
10. :D welllll. Dinosaurs eat almost only veggies and stuff, so I wouldn't have to be afraid of them (in theory).. And I've been in scouts when I was younger so I do know something about surviving in the wilderness, but on a long term I think I would starve or freeze to death in the night time or something .. :D But I sure would miss many things from this life ! 
11. I wanted to be a real estate agent. I think I would still kind of like the job, but at least now I'm not planning to become one.

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Questions I made:
1. Who was your favorite artist when you were little ?
2. Name your 5 favorite pieces of clothing, that you have in your closet.
3. Describe a perfect breakfast.
4. Do you have style icons ? If you do, who are they ?
5. What do you think about the quality of clothes nowadays ?
6. Name 3 of your favorite shops.
7. If you could date a celebrity, who would it be ?
8. What is your dream traveling location ?
9. Mention 5 things you like/love about yourself.
10. Describe your dream guy.
11. Name your top 3 purchases for autumn 2013.

I challenged:

- Nevaeh
- Happy Days
- Sea That Sparkles
- reetta v.
- Crossing Paths
- MondayNightFashion


Well not quite 11 blogs, but these six will do :)


xoxo Maria

Monday, August 26, 2013

fall favorites.

autumn wishes

My autumn wishlist looks like this. + I need a black coat for autumn/winter, but I'm so picky. Haven't found any good ones yet. Also a leather jacket has been on my wishlist for a long time, but as I have wide shoulders it's hard to find one that fit's me perfectly.. And I don't really feel like purchasing an expensive jacket which isn't perfect... The search continues !
As you know, I had my birthday on the 16th and I got a gift card from my parents as a present.. And I'm going to use it on one of these things on the wishlist. Can you guess what it is? Well I'll show you as soon as I get it :)

Mun syksyn toivelista näyttää tältä. + tarvitsen mustan takin syksyksi/talveksi, mutta koska olen niin nirso ja valikoiva en oo löytäny yhtäkään kivaa vielä. Myös nahkatakki on ollu mun toivelistalla jo kauan, mutta koska mulla on leveät hartiat on tosi vaikea löytää täydellisesti istuvaa yksilöä.. Ja ei innosta ostaa kallista takkia joka ei ole täydellinen... Etsintä jatkuu !
Ja kuten tiedätte, vietin synttäreitäni 16 päivä ja sain silloin vanhemmiltani lahjakortin.. Sillä aijon ostaa yhden asian tältä toivelistalta. Arvaatteko minkä? No, näytän sen kuitenkin kunhan saan haettua sen :)

xoxo Maria


pictures from pinterest, hm, zara, &otherstories, Kurt Geiger 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

saturday blues.

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Cheesecake recipe: click here :)

Juustokakkureseptin löydät painamalla tätä :)

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OUTFIT:
Pants Seppälä
Top Zara
Watch Kone Helsinki

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Pictures from today :) We had guests and after that I did some sports. And in the early afternoon we had even time to go for a walk with my mom :) A perfect way to spend a sunny summer day !

Tän päiväisiä kuvia :) Meillä oli vieraitaita ja sen jälkeen kävin vähän urheilemassa. Alkuiltapäivästä ehdittin äidin kanssa käydä jopa kävelyllä :) Täydellinen tapa viettää aurinkoinen kesäpäivä !

Good night !
Hyvää yötä !

Saturday, August 24, 2013

visiting.

I spent last week in Turku with my friends. Oh it was so lovely. Now I'll let the pictures speak for themselves :)

Vietin viime viikon Turussa ystävieni kanssa. Oli aivan ihanaa ja annankin nyt kuvien puhua puolestaan :)

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There are these really cute squirrels near my friends apartment. They are so friendly and they come really close in hope of getting some food. Cuteness overload !

Ystäväni asunnon lähellä on ihan supersöpöjä oravia. Ne on niin kesyjä ja tulee lähelle ruuan toivossa. Voihan söpöysyliannostus !

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Went to Café Art for the first time and well I think it won't be the last time :D Loved it.

Kävin Café Artissa ensimmäistä kertaa ja luulen ettei kyllä jää viimeiseksi kerraksi :D Tykkäsin kovasti.

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They are just so funny and sweet :)

On ne vaan niin hauskoja ja söpöjä :)

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xoxo Maria

Thursday, August 22, 2013

BLACKANDWHITE

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OUTFIT:
Shirt GT
Skort Zara
Bag Zara
Shoes Converse
Watch Kone Helsinki

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Sorry about the silence here on the blog, but I have been spending time with my friends in Turku area. Can't believe that soon I'm off to Switzerland for an au pair year and I won't see my friends in a long time. But I'm also really excited about experiencing something really different. So that's why I'm trying to spend as much time as I can with my friend while I'm still here in Finland.
But here is tuesdays outfit :)

Pahoittelut hiljaisuudesta täällä blogin puolella, mutta oon viettäny aikaa ystävieni kanssa Turun suunnalla. En voi uskoa että pian suuntaan kohti Sveitsiä, jonne menen au pairiksi ja en tule näkemään ystäviäni pitkään aikaan. Toisaalta kyllä odotan innolla että pääsen kokemaan uusia ja erilaisia juttuja. Mutta siis sen takia yritän nyt viettää mahdollisimman paljon aikaa ystävieni kanssa, kun nyt kerran vielä olen täällä Suomessa.
Mutta tässä tiistain asua :)

xoxo Maria

Sunday, August 18, 2013

birthday bakings.

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Coconut cupcakes

85g dark chocolate
½dl milk
1tbsp cocoa powder
115g butter
115g muscovadosugar
2 eggs
3tbsp crème fraïche
175g flour
½tsp baking soda

Frosting:
115g white marshmallows
3tbsp milk
3dl double cream
55g coconut flakes


1. Melt the chocolate, milk and coconut powder. Stir until smooth.
2. Whisk the butter and muscovadosugar until pale and fluffy. Stir in the eggs in small portions and add the melted chocolate-mix and crème fraïche. Carefully stir in the flour and the baking soda.
3. Put the batter evenly into cupcake tins and bake in 18-20minutes in 180℃/356℉.

Frosting:
1. Put the marshmallows and the milk in a bowl. When they have melted, let them cool down. Whisk the cream until hard and fluffy and add it with the melted marshmallows. Add 35g of the coconut flakes and put it in the fridge for 30minutes.
2. Put the frosting on the cupcakes and add coconut flakes on top of the cupcakes. You can decorate the cupcakes with melted dark chocolate if you want.


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White-chocolate blueberry cheesecake

200g digestive-cookies
100g butter

Filling:
400g melted white chocolate
2,5dl double cream
400g cream cheese
blueberries

1. Put parchment paper on a springform cake pan. Crush the cookies and mix them melted butter. Press it into the base of the cake tin. Cool down in the fridge or in the freezer while making the filling.
2. Melt the white chocolate. Beat the double cream and the cream cheese together with an electric mixer and add the melted chocolate while mixing.
3. Pour about half of the filling into the tin, add blueberries and add the rest of the filling on top of the blueberries.
4. Let the cake cool down in a fridge (or a freezer) at least for 3-4hours or overnight.
5. Decorate with dark chocolate, berries or whatever you want :)

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Marshmallows with chocolate and sprinkles

Marshmallows
Dark (or white) chocolate
Sprinkles of your choice
Wooden sticks

1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl and pour some sprinkles in another bowl.
2. Put the marshmallows in the end of the stick and dip them into the the melted chocolate. Then dip them into the bowl with sprinkles.
3. tadaaa :D let the chocolate harden before serving.

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Tomato-bites

puff pastry
cherry tomatoes
cream cheese (I used salmon and chive flavored cream cheese)
herbs of your choice (I used rosemary)
eggs

1. Cut the puff pastry in to squares. Spread the cream cheese evenly on the battersqueares leaving the edges "clean".
2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and put them onto the cream cheese covered squares and add the herbs.
3. Spread the egg on the "clean" edges with a brush and bake the tomato-bites in the oven for about 10-12minutes in 225℃/437℉

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We had also cocktail sticks with cherry tomatoes, brie-cheese, grapes, mozzarella and basilica.
And I made bulgarian baniza, a feta-cheese pie.

Meillä oli myös cocktail tikkuja joissa oli kirsikkatomaatteja, brie-juustoa, viinirypäleitä, mozzarella ja basililkaa. Ja tein myös bulgarialaista banizaa, fetajuusto-piirasta.



Due to laziness the recipes are only in english :D If you have any questions I'm glad to help you, just comment on the post below.

Laiskuuden takia reseptit ovat vain englanniksi :D jos on kysyttävää niin kommenttiboksissa autan mielelläni :)


xoxo Maria