Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Good Morning my dear bloggers

And a Merry Christmas to you!

Seeing as i am in Norway, i did the majority of my celebrating yesterday evening with my boyfriend and his wonderful family.

So today i am spending the day relaxing in my awesome Christmas jammies

Catching up on some reading

Eating my body weight in Chocolate

note: this is not my body weight!  ;)

Watching a bit of Alice in Wonderland
eurgh hello grubby TV

All while playing around with my brand new love

Yep that's right folks i finally got a decent camera so expect the photos on my blog to be a lot nicer!!

Also keep an eye out later this week for a cute little giveaway i have in mind!


Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

I am unbelievably excited for Christmas right now.
mainly because Norwegians do the majority of their celebrating on Christmas eve
(i know it's weird right!?)
but that does mean tomorrow is going to equal good food and Christmas presents!

So that means i am signing off for the next couple of days to induce myself into a food coma and play with new presents!

before i go i will leave you with some photos of my recent trip to London to see family and friends.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Oh How Pinteresting- Christmas Baking edition

Todays edition of Oh How Pinteresting
(hosted as always by the lovely Michelle)
Is focused on the joyfullness that is Christmas Baking!!


As i am technically on a diet i have limited myself to only baking on Sundays
 so i have decided to pick some of my favorites to share with you.

Yay for Advent Baking!

Mince Pies! of course, they are a must bake at christmas time even though the Norwegians are convinced they contain actual meat!

I was going to just make normal simple shortbread but i think i will be trying out this recipe as well!

Christmassy cake balls yum yum yum

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

Mmm chocolate bark is a perfect gift idea :)

So Ladies and gents (if there are any that read) what do you like to bake at Christmas??

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tuesday Loseday

Now that the Holiday season here and there is a lovely layer of snow covering the ground i really find myself falling off the diet wagon more often then i should.
 this is the season to bake sweet treats, eat with friends and generally be Merry!
and my motivation to go for a walk outside has been lacking.
who want's to go and walk in the snow for an hour when their boyfriends mum can show them how to make donuts fried in Lard! (they are actually delicious!)

(and it is a big but to go with my big butt!)
New Years eve is fast approaching which means New Years resolutions are right behind, 
and i have decided to get a head start on mine and try and reign in my sweet tooth for the holiday (sort of)

Using inspiration from a bunch of different blogs and websites i have decided to try a new method
6 days on 1 day off

This way i stick to healthy eating 6 days a week and then allow myself one day a week to do some Christmas baking and indulging
not that i intend to spend the whole day gorging
 i just want to allow myself a little freedom to do what i love
Bake and Eat!

I also started the Walk to Run program on Nike+
which gives me a motivation to go out in the snow everyday and also sets me reasonable goals each day.

If any of you ladies are looking for a similar program and want to join up
 i would love a blog running buddy!!

sorry for the wordy post, i promise further Tuesday Loseday's
 (oh yes i plan to make this a regular thing)
will be more interesting.
and lastly because i love this pin and should have it printed out and hung on my wall

Monday, 5 December 2011

I got maaaiil!

You may remember a little while ago i took part in this...

A nail polish swap that was hosted by Tara and Celia

I was lucky enough to be paired with the wonderful Lena over at Mom to Memphis and Ruby
and just the other day a lovely little package arrived!

In it was a super sweet note

and these three adorable nail polishes!

I was so pleased to find an Essie nail polish in there as i have been desperate to try one FOREVER!

I have never tried any Sally Hansen nail polishes before but i am soo impressed i wore this colour for a week and it did not chip once!! it is much better than my OPI Meet me on the star ferry and it is almost the same colour!

Perfect shade for Christmas and the New Year

The Essie Power Clutch is B E A utiful! i would never have picked this colour out for myself but i am so glad Lena gave it to me because i LOVE it.

Oh also by the waaay did you know that i am taking part in 

Mrs. Monologues

annd you can enter to win this

to enter click HERE the giveaway ends Dec 9th

More of these bracelets will be appearing in my etsy store as soon as the weather will co operate and give me some nice lighting!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

and so the countdown begins...

It's December 1st, 
officially only 25 days until Christmas 
(or 24 if you are a crazy Norwegian)

and now 

It is totally okay for me to be listening to Christmas songs everyday!
My new favourite is

It is time for advent calendars

and Christmas displays

also i may have gone a little wild in Ikea a couple of weeks ago!

cute Christmas tea towel
Christmas themed tumblers

Totally useless gifts after Dec 25th 
whatevs they are CUTE! 
can you tell  i am super excited for the Holiday!?

are you guys as excited as me???

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Oh How Pinteresting - DIY Gift Edition

Today as always on a Wednesday i am linking up with Michelle from The Vintage Apple


I love giving gifts at Christmas and i think it is even nicer to give handmade gifts as it adds that personal touch! 
So here are my pinterest inspirations..

I want this!

I think this is an adorable extra little gift idea especially if you are giving someone a cute tea cup or something ;)

I adore how these look and you could put in some lovely christmassy ingrediants

I am working on an idea for something like this for a co worker of mine!

Yummy how good do these look?

Did you guys link up this week?? do you have any go to homemade Christmas gifts?

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins

So on sunday night i decided enough was enough i had to get my not so little arse back on track and plan myself a week of healthy eating and exercise..
cut to late Monday evening, exhausted from work and experiencing a hardcore sugar craving, 
so i said what any self respecting person would...

Fuck Ze Diet!!

and rummaged through my cupboards untill i found the ingredients for something sweet and satisfying which in this case was a muffin mix and some gingerbread spices

and lo the Chocolate Gingerbread Muffin was born! and gosh darnit it they were deeelicious!

I feel like giving the recipe is a little redundant seeing as i made them from a packet mix and just added some extras but what the hell i might as well...

You will need:
  • 1 packet of muffin mix (or whip up your favourite basic muffin recipe if you have the time and patience)
  • gingerbread spices, i used a pre mixed spice mixture but i did a bit of searching on the ol'googleator and found this
  • Cocoa powder
  • brown sugar

How i did it:

1. Make up the muffin mix according to instructions, seeing as i was kinda breaking my diet and felt a little guilty i used natural oil in place of melted butter.
2. add in two teaspoon of spice mix. now i know you might be like whaaat that is a lot of spice but i really wanted these muffins to be warm and inviting and i love that deep spice flavour
3. add in a tea spoon of cocoa powder
4. mix all together and divide into muffin cases, sprinkle a little brown sugar on top and bake in the oven according to instructions
5. gobble down accompanied by a hot chocolate because let's face it we clearly aren't on a diet at this point ;)

The result: winter ready bliss

Hope you guys enjoyed ;)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fun With Our Phones Monday Link Up

I really like this Monday link up, it gives me a jump start on the weeks blogging and also encourages me to use the camera on my phone a bit more.

So here i am linking up with Savanah Smiles for

I did my first babysitting job in Bergen for a lovely family and i kind of fell in love with the idea of a corner fridge!

a must for my ideal kitchen, if only that would't take up all the space in the new kitchen :(

I bought  a super cute new nail polish (for waaay too much money)
OPI  - My Private Jet
I got all dressed up and tried to take some cute phone photos!
It didn't happen...

apparently i cannot keep my eyes open for photos :/

It was the first sunday of Advent so i got to light one of my cute purple candles

It's weird but in Norway advent apparently HAS to be purple!

do you like my cute advent candle holder! it was a steal for 20kr
damn the photo is bad :/

Feeling in the christmas spirit i started christmassyfiying (thats a word right!?) our apartment

and then i spent my Sunday super hungover watching Twilight...

judge me as you will ;)

So what did you guys get up to last week??

Sunday, 27 November 2011


I haven't forgotten about my weekly challenge to photograph an outfit of the week so here it is..

Out shopping with the lovely Alyssa from freeways and fjords.

This was taken before i tried my first slice of pumpkin pie (yum) and the rain decided to try and drown us!

Jumper - Lindex
Long shirt - Cubus
Leggings and long socks - H&M
Boots- Ecco

I really wish i had managed to get a proper photo of my outfit i wore later for a 30th but i was too tipsy to remember!! i did take some posy camera phone pictures which i will show you instead ;)

next time i will for sure get a proper photo of the outfit!

what do you guys think?

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

oh how Pinteresting - all that glitters edition

As always(ish) i am linking up with the wonderful Michelle from The Vintage Apple for her Oh How Pinteresting Link up


Now that the Holiday Season is upon us i have a sudden urge to make everything glittery so today's link up is dedicated to all that glitters (and needs to be in my life)

Infinity scarf + sequins = perfect for a casual night out with friends celebrating the holiday season without going too far over the top! simple and subtle can be sparkly too!

I recently got a similar one to this and have been wearing it over a neutral pink with looks super pretty and all the little girls at my work are waaay jealous ;) so mission accomplished!

only one word is truely needed for these! DIVINE! and if i could i would wear them everyday even to work. then the little girls would worship me i am sure!

Super cute! i really need to find one of these to go with my little black dress for our works julebord!

are you ladies in that glittery festive mood yet??