Juhannus

Every year here in Finland, we have this holiday called Juhannus and people consider this celebration as important as Christmas. I personally don’t celebrate it but since I moved here, every time for Juhannus we are going to look for a kokko – the traditional midsummer bonfire. This year we were all tired and quite late so most of the kokkos that we have seen were almost off. And the weather has not helped us at all – rain, mellow weather and cold.

But at least I got to “vlog” a bit our Juhannus adventure so here it is. Enjoy! 😀

Unboxing Estonian Prize Pack Sweepstakes by Kerli

I’ve been literally praying for so long to be able to recover the lost footage of this unboxing and it’s finally here! It’s June already and although this was filmed in March, I promised that I will make an unboxing of it so here it is 😀 Freshly uploaded! Enjoy!

(*keep on watching until the end to see the links of the products)

May

May has been a quiet and a busy month at the same time but I am back with a new mini travel vlog 🙂
Although I had many plans for my trip to Helsinki, they all have been ruined by the cloudy cold weather.

A trip with adventures – although I had two cameras with me, the moment I wanted to take photos in front of Tuomikirkko, I took the DSLR out of my bag and I was wondering why it was sooo…”not so heavy” until I realized that I have forgotten the battery in the unplugged charger…And also my friend came from Romania here for the first time so it was wonderful to “relive” moments from my first visit to Helsinki which happened in 2013.

 

A day after Easter…

I almost forgot how wonderful it feels to spend time in nature doing some…”unusual” things like drinking something from a fancy glass or eating Easter eggs 😀 I just did it on the 1st day of Easter, grabbed my tripod and some “snack” and off I went into the woods and I must say that I froze up. Never trust the Finnish sun!

A little adventure never killed anyone! 


Before you ask, the choker is from Asos and I’m stunned by its beauty! 😍

And it’s now on sale! Get it while it’s cheap! 

Maltese Cross Brooch

I come back on WordPress with a topic that I have never written about or discussed with anyone before: brooches and vintage.

When I was little, I used to stare at my mother’s amber brooch and I remember I used to love looking through it so much that it really calmed me down. It felt like I’m getting lost in an infinite shades of gold and orange. Now I have created an obsession with brooches. Especially during winter, I’m getting really bored of wearing coats for such a long time but adorning them with such a luxurious jewel, it changes the shape and the seam of the boring winter coat. (talking about winter, it’s April and we woke up with snow today 😀 yay!)

A few weeks ago I went to a vintage store and I immediately got captivated by the shape, the rhinestones and the beauty of this cross brooch-pendant that I got. I knew there was something special about it so, I did some research and it is called “Maltese cross brooch-pendant” and it’s vintage. But mine…I guess the last owner cut off the”extra transparent rhinestones” (I don’t know the right therm for them) or it got stuck in the lady’s scarf or probably it has been dropped many times. But still, it is wearable and extremely beautiful! And why do I love vintage so much? Because I carry on the story of a certain piece of jewelry or home decoration. And for me it’s interesting to find out more about what I buy, the history and last owners.

With that being said, I guess it would be a great idea to show you someday my jewelry collection or do some thrift/antique/vintage hauls on my YouTube channel in the near future 😉

 

Once upon a December

I’ve been wanting to record the song “Once upon a December” for a while now but I didn’t have any free time or good disposition (the lack of sun here in Finland makes me really tired sometimes).

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But yesterday I finished everything: from recording to filming and some extra photos in my “home studio” 😀 So everything is done by me!

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The voice might sound like it’s coming out of a jar because I’m still learning my recording software but I’ll get there! Appreciate the effort, please! 😛

So, here you have my cover of “Once upon a December”. The movie has a special meaning to me and each time I watch it, my thoughts fly to my grandmother who is waiting for me home in Romania so I dedicate this to her with all my heart ❤

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