Hi pretty ladies,
I wanted to share my moodboard of the week with you guys.
Never let your past experiences harm your future. Your past can't be altered and your future doesn't deserve the punishment.
I need a vacation. Badly.
Monday, 4 March 2013
Thursday, 17 January 2013
I've been away for a long time, and I'll explain why shortly.
I was emotionally and physically drained for almost two months, because my whole world was changing. On a normal Wednesday night after work, K told me that he was miserable and really disliked being with me. I won't go into any details, but I'll tell you that I tried to fight for us, but in my honest opinion I think he gave up.
We broke up 11 days ago, after dating for seven years.
These 11 days have been the best time of my life. I haven't spent one evening by myself, since my friends and family are very supportive and have shown me exactly why I love them the way I do. My favourite girlfriends took me out last Friday. I've never been single in a bar before (since I was 17 when I met K), before last week, that is... I was literally alone for 30 seconds, before I found myself surrounded by random guys. Not exactly what I wanted from a girls' night out, but it sure made me feel a hell of a lot better about myself.
What surprised me was that I actually like being single. My face hurts from constantly smiling for 6 days. I'm genuinely happy. I'm motivated more than ever to work, to get out of the house and to dream about my future.
2013 means a lot of happy moments for me. I'm planning a trip to see my family in London and a three-week vacation in Thailand and Australia in August. Ah, I just can't wait.
I'll store my happy moments in a mason jar. I got this tip from a friend who suggested that I write down some precious moments, things that make me smile, happy thoughts and positive things on small pieces of paper and put them in a jar. I'll go through the notes in December and look back on the happiest times of my year - some of the moments and happy thoughts will probably surprise me. So far I've written down things about my friends and family, last weekend (oh. my. God.) and work. I really want to remember all the things and people that have made me smile this year. You people should definitely do this, too.
|Store your happy moments in a mason jar to look back on them later.|
Being single means that K won't be shooting my outfit posts anymore, so unless I find a new (and hopefully handsome) photographer, my outfit posts are on a break. I'll post more about interior design (and my house, which I am NOT selling, by the way), inspirational photography, yada-yada. I blog a lot more often on Lil'Fit, since training and coaching is my day job and writing about health comes really easy to me. I'm also on Instagram, uploading pictures of my baby pug Nuppu and fitness stuff almost daily.
When someone walks out of your life, let them. There's no use in wasting your time on people that leave you. What you make of yourself and your future is no longer tied to them. Yeah, you may miss them, but remember that you weren't the one to give up. I have absolutely no regrets.
I won't bore you any further with my personal stuff, I just wanted to let you know that I'm ok.
Hope you're well, you'll hear from me again soon.
Ulrika & Nuppu
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Planning and prepping my meals for next week, baking a batch of protein cupcakes and browsing interior design articles on Design*Sponge.
These pictures stood out to me today.
Hallways, studies and bedrooms.
Guess what I'm working on at home....
Now, as you look at these pictures, keep in mind that I don't want everything in these pictures. I love the details - the brick wall, the turquoise door, the branch lamp (love!!!) and the desk with just a sheet of glass. Look at the colour combinatons, textures and lighting.
*Imagine my mind being blown*
Hope you're having a great weekend, sweeties.
I certainly am.
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Coatigan Vero Moda
White knit Vero Moda
Purple jeans Vero Moda
Leather lace-ups DinSko
Friday. First snow.
I couldn't stop smiling. Not because of the snow, but because of people's reactions on facebook. "OMG it's snowing <3<3<3" times a hundred on my newsfeed. Ahh, I just love my friends.
Here's my everyday wear, all my favourite knits in one outfit. Since it's -10 degrees Celsius around here, this isn't an exaggeration. On the contrary, I was standing still for 10 minutes while shooting for this post and I was freezing (hence the two pictures). Need. More. Wool.
Still loving my pink hair. I've had it for a month now and my mum noticed it yesterday, lol. Apparently I've hidden the pink tips well (by braiding my hair and wearing it on buns etc).
How are you guys doing?
Has winter found your home town yet?
//P.S. I've missed you guys.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
So. I've been quite miserable for almost a month now - my red hair was chopped off and dyed brown, and I was supposed to get superlong hair extensions with dip dyes. Since I'm an idiot (:D), I ordered the wrong extensions and had to wait for new extensions for almost a month. How depressed can you be over bad hair style..? Very, apparently.
My original thoughts was to get blonde tips, but since I've seen them all over the place I thought they look too usual and boring.. So this is what happened. Pastel pink and purple dip dyes in dark brown hair. Like it? I love it.
How are you guys doing? Anything new this week? :)
Ulrika & Nuppu
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
I really need dip dyed hair, and it's got to be something extraordinary.
I'm getting my hair done on Saturday, and the style isn't going to be anything conventional. My hair wizard Katri has got something extra special planned for me (with extensions, whoop whoop!). These are my inspirational pictures. What do you think? Should I go through with it?
Thursday, 20 September 2012
I stumbled across this very mesmerizing page last weekend, when K's baby sister sent me an email saying that she loves these designs. Hannah Zakari is an independent boutique with jewellery, stationery, art, bags and other accessories by indie designers (often handmade). The emphasis is on cute, quirky and unusual designs.
I browsed the jewellery section for a few hours, and this is my wishlist. Short, isn't it? :D
My favourites, i.e. "must-haves", are: the monocle man by Finest Imaginary, everything by bRainbow, the panda pendant by Depeapa and the anatomical heart by Verabel.
I love the fact that these designs are mostly made by hand, plus the fact that it's really improbable that my coworkers and friends will wear the exact same accessories - that's why I buy indie bags and accessories. Most of my friends and coworkers read my blog, so this goes out to you: don't buy these items unless you're getting them for me !
Hannah Zakari has free shipping worldwide, yippee. No more ridiculously expensive shipping fees ! (I live in Finland, far away from everything and it really bothers me that I have to pay £10 for shipping. boo.)
Funny that I stated just a few weeks ago that I don't like to do wishlists or present my most recent finds on my blog, and here I am, writing this post about jewellery that I "neeeeeed" :D Well.. Sometimes I'm wrong.
Picture source: the Hannah Zakari webshop
/Ulrika & Nuppu