Sunday, September 29, 2013

[new Etsy shop item]

My macro flower photograph is available at my Etsy shop now.
Sizes 8” x 10” and 11” x 14”.
This photograph looks gorgeous when framed with white matting. Try printing it on metallic photo paper at a professional photo printing place. Makes a beautiful gift! Sorry to toot my own horn but what can I say, I love this photograph.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I have taken a vacation from Etsy but my shop is active again. Just for fun. It's not like I'll be getting rich or anything. :) 

Monday, September 23, 2013

[Some videos I took at this year's Heritage Festival]

Eritrean dancing is always my favorite.

Croatian knife dancing.

Hawaiian dancing.

Chinese martial drumming.

Friday, September 20, 2013

[it's raining, it's pouring... not!]

Not much rain where we live but thought I’d share these Project Life cards anyways. Maybe some of you can relate.

We had three gorgeous weeks of over +25C weather. Now it feels more like fall, especially early in the morning. Our cat crawled under our blanket to sleep the other night. Head and all! Just a little hint to turn on the furnace. J

Happy Friday everyone! Make the moments count!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

[last batch of summer vacation photos]

Bye, bye California and your many gorgeous flowers! See you again soon, I hope!

Another stop in Vegas. The view from our room at the Excalibur.

Some lovely creatures at the Mandalay's Bay Hotel's Aquarium.

We got to touch the sting rays! They felt so smooth.

Love the winding drive through the mountain canyons between Vegas/Utah.

The best ever fast food place - Cafe Zupas in South Jordan, Utah. Freshly made salads (mine had mixed greens & berries & crushed cinnamon almonds), soups, sandwiches and desserts. Real, tasty food! Healthy for ya! We need Cafe Zupas here in Edmonton! Please and thank you! 

These photos are from downtown Salt Lake City.

Had delicious home cooked lunch at the Lion's House Restaurant (freshly baked buns!). The vanilla cream soda I drank there is the best pop I have ever had in my life! 

Visited the home of Brigham Young.

Not enough time in Salt Lake City on this trip. Wanted to see more. Next time!

On our way home, we saw this statue in Butte, Idaho:

Our Lady of the Rockies is a white, 90-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary, set high on a hillside overlooking Butte.

Gotta love summer road trips! Until next time... 

Friday, September 13, 2013

[fall colors]

Love the cheerful fall colors in these Marimekko Unikko bags. Yes please and thank you! J

We are having gorgeous fall weather. Yesterday we broke a record – it was +32C. “Only” +28C today. It’s been like this for couple of weeks now. I can handle it! J Love the bright yellow trees against the bluer that blue sky! Oh how I wish this time of the year would last longer!

Happy Friday everyone!

Tästä kuvasta tulee Suomi-ikävä!

Friday, September 6, 2013

[Need a good book to read?]

I really enjoyed this book.

A lovely historical novel about 1920’s USA and what a woman’s life might have looked like back then. Well written.


Happy Friday everyone!

Monday, September 2, 2013

[more summer vacation photos - Disneyland]

Maybe Darth Vader wouldn't have been such a meanie if he had actually gone to Disneyland. :)

Disneyland is always fun. Minus the long waits in line-ups. But even those are made bearable by the beautiful or fun things to look at.