Fashion,Lifestyle,29 July 2019

These pictures speak for themselves. My boy and I are more or less constantly attached, and I’ve been trying to maximize physical contact with him, since he clearly needs it from me. My girl lost her second tooth and gets more independent day by day. She always flowers during summer and we enjoy following her development and growth. It’s amazing how two human beings can be so different even though they come from the same parents.

Our yesterday started with some horse therapy at the neighbors here at the cottage. They live right next to us and we can both see and hear them from the yard, which adds so much value to our stay here. Especially for the kids, who love feeding them hay and pet them. Preferably many times every day.

We are maximizing our time here by doing all kinds of activities. Yesterday we drove to a kid’s concert held nearby and spent a few hours jamming and swimming in the lake. Today we are doing more adventures before we return to the city to take care of some necessities as well as visit more relatives and friends. Also, I’m finally going to the hairdresser for a fresh haircut. Been pushing the appointment for weeks already, so now it’s finally time.

It’s been amazingly hot these past few days. Last night, I noticed that my fingers looked like sausages- so swollen from the heat! I almost got a bit scared, but it looks like it’s better today. I have a tendency to get really bloated and gather fluid when it’s hot (or during my pregnancies) so I need to keep hydrated and limit my salt intake when I start to swell up like a balloon :).

Follow our adventures on stories today, here!

dress by elseadeliadubai

11 tips on how to make the most out of your mornings

Health,Lifestyle,personal,18 February 2018

Never ever go to bed without washing your face! It has a greater effect on your skin than you think and your evening routine helps you calm down, care for yourself and clean off the day.

Air out your bedroom and create a cozy environment to sleep in. Cool and fresh air makes it easier to calm down and fall asleep and clean sheets is true luxury.

Don’t overdo on the salt at night. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, but as I’m sensitive to salt I blow up easily. I feel much better in the morning when I eat something healthy before I go to bed. I try to stick to eating quite neutral tastes because I find that strong spices disturb my sleep.

Skip alcohol. If you feel better without alcohol in your life don’t be afraid to quit drinking completely.  At least cutting down a little probably doesn’t hurt anyone?

Less screen time at night. Yeah, yeah, it’s easier said than done, but I notice a big difference in the quality of my sleep if I expose myself to screen time before going to bed. Podcasts or audio books are much better options for me.

Go to bed on time and wake up earlier than you have too and forbid yourself to hit the snooze button! Waking up without feeling stressed is the best feeling in the world and the greatest start to a new day. Light a candle, listen to the radio and do your morning routine without being in a rush. Remind yourself that it won’t take you more than five minutes to feel awake. Even 10 minutes extra gives me a more harmonic start to my day and mood.

Shower in the morning. This is of course very individual, but my day gets a much better start if I take time to shower in the morning. I feel fresh and clean and ready to take on the day. It’s weird how much energy only that gives me.

Wake up to a clean and organized environment. The thought of dirty dishes and toys everywhere gives me anxiety; therefore, I try to clean up at night so I can wake up to a new day with peace of mind.

If you’re feeling stressed out at night write down your thoughts and to-do’s. Collecting your thoughts on paper makes it easier to let go and calm down.

Make the bed! When I was a child my mum was anal about making the beds every morning. If the bed isn’t made when I get home at the end of the day it makes me feel sloppy and lazy. I feel much more productive when I make the bed before leaving the house in the morning.

Start with the most critical thing that has to get done that day.” Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain

Bra and shirt from KappAhl

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä