Monday, November 20, 2006

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

I`ve catched up on my sleeping & I though I should catch up on my blog now instead of reading "The Scarlet Letter" or "To the lighthouse" (I have been neglecting my blog during these intense period of studying, so I don`t feel that bad about keeping my books waiting).

There`s one thing that`s been on my mind now for quite a while & I`ve thought about writing about it, but haven`t had the time or the energy to do it. I read Anna`s post about Extreme Home makeover & there were a very interesting discussion in the comments... One of the points brought up was whether or not it is just a big commercial program & I`m curious to hear what you think. Is it a show where loving, caring and generous people help others or are thhey generous because it`s good PR?

Personally, I like the show. I`m touched by the stories of the families who are helped & by the kindness that people show them... (I usually watch the show with tears in my eyes)

Here`s links for those of you who also enjoys the show:
Extreme Makeover: Home edition
Extreme Makeover Blog

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I`ve been dreaming about a nice, big bed to snuggle up in with a good book and of course, I had all the time in the world to just relax and enjoy the reading... In my dream that is!
I don`t know why I`ve been so focused on beds, but I guess that happens when you`re so busy that the question "When will I have the time to sleep?" pops into your head more than once during a day...
Wouldn`t it be nice to have a bed with some nice linens like Chocolate and Aqua Bella Notte Linens Bedding or Country cottage Bella Notte Linens?

I really need to slow down now & perhaps then I`ll stop dreaming about sleeping ;-)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Appletrees & jewellery in the making

It`s really cold outside right now (well, actually it`s rather cold inside as well) and I just love how beautiful it all looks. I especially love the look of the appletrees... Appletrees are such a good sign of how the seasons are changing and the beauty of it`s many different colours are amazing, which I think is why I like it as much as I do. And appletrees means apples & apples means things like applepie, cider, fruitsalad... The appletree isn`t just a pretty face you know :-)

I`ve finally have had some time to sit down with my pearls & I`ve tried do create some jewellery. Right now, it`s only jewellery in the making because I`m not really finished yet but here`s how it looks at the moment.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

To lose sight of the shore

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of
the shore.”
- Andre Gide

I`m very impressed by all the wonderful bloggers who isn`t afraid of taking chances and doing completely new things. It`s very inspiring! And what`s even more amazing is the fact that there`s so many of them out there ;-) Here`s just a few inspiring bloggers who in one way or the other have done things I find very impressive.

Flossy sells some really pretty things at Amethyst Grove, including my favourites - her cupcake soaps.
Flitiga Myran is just about to open her own shop Cosas and I wish her all the luck in the world.
Nesting in the 21st Century has a very nice shop, Nesting with style, and she seems to have lovely Trunk Shows as well.
Creative Little Daisy makes her own bags and sells them at Daisy Bags. Everytime I look at Autumn`s bags I feel like sewing.
inspireco at has lots and lots of goodies on her website & I love the way she has organized her shop. Who wouldn`t want to find out what she is selling under A cherry on top?
Tales from Pixie Wood has her lovely country chic shop Cherry Menlove.
Posie Gets Cozy has so many nice things that she`s selling at Posie - rosy little things.
Julie Carobini`s book Chocolate Beach will be published soon.
One of my favourite food-bloggers, Chocolate & Zucchini, is writing a book.

Thank you for all the inspiration!

The picture is borrowed from Cosas. Thank you Anneli for being so generous with your beautiful photos!