Most of the Finns celebrated Halloween this year on 4th of November and that’s why yesterday when we went to the grocery store, the town was almost empty and a few of the stores were closed. And I was wondering why, until I checked my news feed and my beloved Finnish friends were sharing photos of their outfits and then I realized that all my decorations are now in boxes in our storage room waiting to see the light of the day next year -_- So yeah, I celebrated Halloween when there was still snow outside and it felt like a spooky Christmas to be honest xD
(coat from the Boho clothing store (Raatihuoneenkatu 29
13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland )
So yeah, here is a video of this year’s home decor! And subscribe to my YouTube channel if you are into music, art and life in Finland 🙂
’till next time!
Two years ago I started my journey to Finland and now I can happily say that I permanently live here ❤
I wanted to go somewhere and film something exciting for my readers/subscribers but all my plans have been shattered by the nasty weather…so I ended up in front of my laptop playing this game called “Influent”. While playing, I recorded myself talking nonsense and just having fun failing 😀
Enjoy the video and cheers to two years in Finland!
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! 😀
*this post was supposed to be here on 1st of December but…I fell asleep 😀
The long-awaited month and my most favorite one has finally arrived! It’s here and it came together with the snow! It couldn’t be more perfect and more beautiful than this!
December caught me painting.
I’m not a professional painter or anything like that, just a simple amateur. And I’ve decided to paint a winter cardinal to be in tune with the weather. Plus I want to give it as a Christmas present to my beloved grandmother because she will adore it and will always cherish it. She loves birds and nature and this will make the perfect Christmas present for her! I must say that handmade presents are the best! Although Christmas is about enjoying each other and being grateful that we have reached another wonderful celebration, I always give presents to everyone as a sign of gratitude because I want to make people happy plus I’m a generous person. So yeah, that moment when your make-up table becomes an art workspace 😀
I only need to find a frame for the little canvas, I’m gonna wrap it nicely and send it to Santa 😉
The weather, the Christmas music in the background, the fairylights and the smell of vanilla coming out of the oven make such a great atmosphere! Are you wondering what am I baking? Well, I made a sponge cake. I haven’t made one for more than a year and it was about time. And in case you want a little personal update, I’m trying to cut out sweets and I’m doing quite well by now but today I had cravings for something sweet so baking was the solution. Easy to bake, simple and nourishing.
Have a wonderful December and hopefully I’ll be more active on my blog these days!
“Puhutaan Suomea” (EN: Let’s speak Finnish”) is a magazine targeted to those who are learning or are interested in learning the Finnish language. Last May I was featured in the magazine and they gave me a chance to show people who I really am and why did I move to Finland.
“Why?” you may ask. Love is the answer!