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???