Sunday, October 31, 2010

{bye bye halloween}

 most people will celebrate halloween tomorrow but for us it's over. we went to our church's "trunk-or-treat" tonight so that we can have a regular sabbath day tomorrow. our church's parking lot was full of cars and people handing out candy to the kids from their trunks. it was fun to see everyone's kids dressed up and you didn't have to walk for hours to get more than a bag full of candy. :) when the evening turned chilly, there was hot chocolate to drink. i'll post some pictures later.
all of the above images are from martha stewart. i've said this before - martha's people are all perfectionists and i love that they take so much pride in their work that everything really ends up being perfect.

 i found these two cool images when i was searhing for halloween make-up pictures. i love stuff like this!

i almost studied to become a make-up artist once (million years ago, it seems) so that i could do fantasy make-up. all the things you can do with make-up... love it!

Friday, October 29, 2010

{the fun side of halloween}

 today is crazy hair day at sienna's school in honor of halloween. i have barely dropped her off at school and here i am sharing these pictures with you all. you know me. :)

 first i teased her hair. then sprayed it with silver hair paint and golden glitter. added some bling bling eyebrows and painted the half a butterfly.

happy friday everyone! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

{which version do you like the best?}

ps. i haven't thought of the words of the song much and i'm not sure if they're good or not. i kind of tune them out and listen to the melody only. if that makes sense. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

{as goofy as always... and loving it!}

itse pidettiin kameraa kädessä ja otettiin kuvia. vasta muutaman kuvan jälkeen tajusin että jay ilmeili. :D

he jotka ovat lukeneet blogiani jo kauemman aikaa, tietävät että unelmani on jonain päivänä asua portland, oregonissa. tänään olen taas mietiskellyt että osaisinkohan asua taas sellaisessa paikassa missä sataa usein. aina valitan miten kuivaa täällä albertassa on (iho ja hiukset kärsii) mutta toisaalta rakastan niin näitä upeita, kirkkaita, aurinkoisia alberta päiviä. varsinkin syksyllä. ah! ei enää ötököitä mutta on edelleen lämmintä ja luonnossa upeat värit. saisipa molemmat - meren sekä sinisen taivaan. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

{gotta love love! even when served with a twist.}

i had my doubts about this book when i bought it. it was totally unnecessary. i absolutely loved it! :)
the vampires, zombies and warewolves added just the right amount of sillyness and comedy to one of my favorite love stories.
i will forever and always be a hopeless romantic. sigh.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{comfort food}

what do you guys cook/bake when you need comfort food?
whenever i need some comfort, this is what i crave - pannukakku.
i love it! it's so fast and easy to make. it warms you from inside out. it's delicious!
here's the recipe:
2 big eggs (or 3 small ones)
2 TBSP sugar
2 + 2/3 cups milk
1 + 1/3 cup flour (add through a sieve to prevent lumps)
little bit of vanilla
mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl. let it sit a bit in the fridge (maybe half an hour to an hour).
preheat oven to 400F.
put 2 TBSP of butter or margarine in a 9 x 13" oven dish. place the dish in the oven and wait until the butter has melted. take the pan out and pour most of the butter/margarine into the batter. mix. pour the batter into the pan.
bake for 30 to 40 minutes. until it looks dark brown in some spots. sprinkle some sugar on top. eat warm.
serve with your favorite jam. i like e.d.smith's strawberry jam with it.
try your best not to eat too much. :)
ps. it's normal for big bumps to form on the pannukakku. check it a few times while it's baking and stab any big bumps with a knife to flatten them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

{no ordinary love}


 punkin. that's how sienna says the word pumpkin. love it.
some cute punkin pictures (and one "eek" one) to get you in the mood for halloween.
the inspired room
good housekeeping magazine
parents magazine
martha stewart
better homes and gardens magazine

Thursday, October 14, 2010

{siennan synttärit}

 pink princess party for sienna (two months ago! that's how behind i am with our photos) since that's what she wanted. i know the hearts look valentiny but i was in the mood to make some. mua naurattaa niin tuo halpa muovinen pöytäliina dollariliikkeestä. näyttää siltä että minusta on tulossa kanadalainen. :D
forgot to buy flowers this year!  
we had two parties: one for little princesses and one for the family.
i kept everything simple again. no stress about parties is my new motto. :D 
the little girls decorated princess crowns and wands. i painted their faces quickly with some pink swirls.
sienna got to blow birthday candles twice.

they grow up so, so fast, don't they?

{another good one}

loved it!
loved it!
loved it!
did i mention i loved it? :D

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

{sekalaisia kuvia}

 minun lapsena piirtämiä. en voinut uskoa että sain ne tutulta suomen reissulla. hän oli säilyttänyt näitä kaikki nämä vuodet.
olen siis käymässä läpi suomen reissun jälkeisiä kuvia. laitan tänne sitä sun tätä kuvista.
 tällaista kaikkea näkee meillä nykyään. jayn opiskelu on ollut tosi stressaavaa. vapaa-aikaa tuskin ollenkaan raukalla. kaksi vuotta enää, kaksi vuotta enää, kaksi vuotta...

 elokuussa meinasin tukehtua metsäpalosavuihin jotka tuli british columbiasta asti. huh huh. ei ole hyvää astmaisen keuhkoille, ei.
 helmiletti sekä kidettä ja kiharoita = iloinen tyttö.
paljon lyhyemmät hiukset = äiti yrittää olla itkemättä. :D

pari kuvaa west edmonton ostarin huvipuistosta.