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Comfy

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O ne of my favorite things about living up here in Norway is when it comes to the end of October it starts to get darker around 4 O'clock in the afternoon...& by 5 it's practically pitch black. I love being able to light the candles & get comfy with a cup of tea that early...& you do appreciate & take advantage of the daylight you actually get.  Made loads of these cake pops today... Easy & yummy!  By December month I have a tendency to crave a little more light, so the snow is more than welcomed then... The white covered ground & even the moon lighting up the evenings is so nice. But for now, I'm enjoying every moment of the darkness that embrace us. I do often ponder about how it is in other parts of the world... What do you consider a cozy evening? Is it a stroll along a beach, with a warm breeze & sand between your toes? A quiet moment for yourself in a chair, reading a book? Or getting to have a shower, something to eat & a warm bed

Exhausted...

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H aven't been feeling that great lately... High fever & loads of pain. So this is basically how I've spent the last few days: My cat Loke always get clingy every time I feel this crappy...& he just crawled up on my lap again, so guess it's time to put down the PC & relax a bit more. Hope you've had a lovely weekend, wherever you've been.  ♥ ~Linn. What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be. ~S.

Warmer days

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H aven't been feeling that well today. Took me just about all day to get warm. Hope it won't become a thing with me this winter...living popsicle don't seem that fun. o.O Aaanyway, I've been soaking up tailgating, picnic's & warmer days on Pinterest . Here's a few of the cozy pics I found...  Tailgating... Best car EVER by the way. ;) A  Picnic in those surroundings would be like having vitamins injected straight in my veins. With some  comfort food ...  Soup  maybe? ...&   Tea au naturel. Old fashioned outing . I actually remember the tartan thermos from growing up... :P Love the colours... Perfect picnic setting. Easy grub-a-dub-dub ... Bon voyage ... R eally hope we'll have a few more of those warmer days this fall, cause it would be nice to put on warm clothes, pack some food & hot beverage & head on out... ~Linn. You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person. ~Alec Waugh.

Snowtober

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W ell HELLO there, Snowtober ... O.o I took this pic just when it started to snow, so it's a bit whiter now... I 'm one of those that don't believe any other weather forecast than the one I get looking out the window. But have to admit, they were spot on this time. It's *bliping* snowing outside! I like snow, but  just wish it would stick to the winter months & leave autumn alone. ;) I mean, one day it seem like the whole world is illuminated by the roaring fire of fall & the next it's all a bit shabby chic'ish... #shitish   Pardon the shitty video, it's just me testing out a new app on my phone. ;) B ah! ...& here I was looking forward to trying out my new fishing rod & blessing my newly acclaimed black bucket with at least one fish...or with my luck in mind; maybe some kelp? :P Yes, it's pink... ;) Bought it in Sweden yesterday... So cute! G uess I'll be filling another bucket today then. The floors are in dire need o

Bakeware

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T he darker the days, the more I crave for cozy evenings laced with tea & homemade cookies. I'm not much of a baker, but I do wanna learn. :P Practice make perfect, right? So hopefully I'll get more than bull's eye cookies, muffins & pie crusts in my resume these next couple of seasons. ;) *Fingers crossed*  T o help me in this arduous task I've been scouring the www for bakeware & similar items to make the experience less grueling. Ended up at Williams Sonoma & I'm so glad I stayed there a while... This Personal Embosser  would make homemade gifts look so good!   This cup would fit right in to my rather eclectic teacup collection., don't you think? ;) I'm absolutely drooling over the colour of this KitchenAid mixer . #Love  How about some Gumball Eyes in a jar on Halloween? This Nordic Ware's cake pan makes a huge a** cupcake, so fun! Everyone needs a bit of sparkle , right? ;) These Ravens  would make the mornings

British Edition

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O n the way home from the physical therapist today, I stopped by a news stand to see if they had the latest issue of Country Living British Edition ...& they did! It's the only magazine I read on a regular basis, so I got quite excited. They always have the nicest recipes & seasonal inspiration. When I'm through with them I usually cut out what appeal to me most & stick it in my inspiration books. It's a good way not to hang on to too much paper... Although, I must admit that they do look good in a magazine rack or on a bookshelf. ;)   Whilst waiting for the bus: "Nooo, I did not know that." ;)   On the bus, looking at rustic beautiful pics & dreaming of woolen socks... I know I've said this before, but it really is a well balanced read if you're into things as Interior, Gardening, Crafts, Food & so on... So if you haven't read it yet I highly recommend checking it out. ;) Here's a few links if you feel the urge to fol

Grrrgggllbbbrrrgglll!

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Y ou know, I think all we women have some sort of aspiration to be the perfect version of our self. The perfect Mother, Wife or whatever... M e, I want to be the one that gets up at 6AM to prepare freshly baked bread & a hearty breakfast...apron & all. Then wake my son up at 7 promptly & invite him to join me at a perfectly set table... "Blueberry pancakes anyone?" A great way to start the day. But, NoOo...  R avn came out from his room around 5 minutes to 8 this morning & stated what time it was. I slowly lifted my head up from the couch, just to catch a glimps of him through what I only can describe as some sort of nest of hair that apparently had accumulated in front of my face during the night. I clawed my way out of it & made him some lunch in just about 2.5 minutes before he hugged me & walked out the door... As he said goodbye, I said something in the region of "Grrrgggllbbbrrrgglll!" & went face down on the couch again... A

Want vs. Need

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I t's that time of year again, when the shops start sneaking in things that shouldn't really be out until late November. It feels wrong seeing stuff with snow crystals & Santas on now. We should be celebrating autumn's abundance...not the Ghost of xmas yet to come. On top of that people's already started to ask me what kinda "pressies" I want for my birthday & the holidays this year. o.O There's loads of unnecessary things I want...& a few things I truly need that time of year... Like warm socks, tea & candles...that's a need of mine since I use it, or rather abuse it. :P Now, what I want ...that's a whole different ballgame. Let me give you a sneak peak at my looong wishlist: This  Merve Kahraman's Hybrid Chair    would look great as the head seat at the dining table, right? 1. Gun Doorknob , so much fun! 2. Chick-a-dee smoke detector . 3. Iron Man arm lamp . 4. Great wallpaper !. 5. This is the ultimate birthday cake

Gone to wwwaste...

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K now what? I've probably thrown my internet router in the trash...cause I can't find it anywhere. o.O How the hell I managed that, I do not know. So I've been without the www on my PC  for a couple of weeks now...not the end of the world, but I have to admit that it felt nice to get a new one. :D Here's a quick summary of what's happened these two weeks: ...which is basically nothing. ;D  W ell, I'm gonna crank up the volume here... Cause I'm off to do the dishes & clean the floors & need music for that. Just waiting for my son to come home from his trip abroad. That means hugs & gifts. Win! ;P After that I'm making myself scarce, cause he's having friends over. :D Hmmm... What to do, what to do? Any suggestions? ;) H ope y'all are enjoying your weekend!? ...if not; at least try to make the best of it. ;) ~Linn. "Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you."  ~Spanish Proverb.