Sunday March 29 2015 65 comments

4 x sunday

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♡ Finishing that big wardrobe cleanup, and putting these spring sweaters back into shelves. And replacing their storage box with a couple of really wintery wool sweaters, that remind me too much of winter. Besides, today was the day when clocks were changed into summertime, now isn’t that the right day to do this!

♡ Vaatekaapin siivous tuli nyt päätökseensä tältä erää. Karsiminen jatkuu kun olen henkisesti valmis, luopuminen ei ole helppoa. Hyväksyn nyt sen, että onhan ne paitapinot hyllyillä vieläkin horjuvan korkeita, mutta enää ei ole henkareilla kolmea paitaa per henkari, eikä paitapinojen takana ole piilossa toisia paitapinoja. Nyt on tulossa satsi vaatteita ja kenkiä blogikirppikseen (tavoitteena toteuttaa pian!), mutta suurin osa päätyy ensi perjantaina Kaapelin kirppikselle. Tästä lisää infoa lähempänä vielä.

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♡ The weather is so depressing outside, that I think it’s a good excuse to have flowery springy feeling inside. With curtains closed in my white girly hiding place, where don’t exist such things as bad weather, uncleaned dishes, dust… Kidding. But I really want to take care of my home and keep it as a place where I feel good in, and invest in small things sometimes like fresh flowers. I’ve become pretty good keeping flowers fresh as long as possible, like putting them in my cold window board at nights, changing the water to a really cold one daily (with tulips that works), and cutting the ends when they grow too long. And when they look like almost dying, putting a couple ice cubes in the water, that’s how to get one extra day.

♡ Ulkona on niin masentava ilma, että eikö olekin tarpeeksi hyvä syy ostaa tuoreita kukkia kotiin? Siinä unohtuu ulkona tihuttava sade, ja on edes vähän keväinen fiilis, kun saa tällaisista pienistä jutuista kotona nauttia. Olen oppinut nyt parit niksit tulppaanien kanssa, jotka moni varmasti jo tietääkin, mutta esimerkiksi öisin maljakon pitäminen viileällä ikkunalaudalla, päivittäin veden vaihtaminen kylmään (ei liikaa vettä), ja varsien leikkaaminen niiden kasvaessa turhan pitkiksi – siinä parit jutut. Ja kun kukat näyttävät siltä, että paremmat päivät ovat pian takana, pari jääkuutiota maljakkoon veden sekaan, ja siitä yksi ekstrapäivä lisää! Näin oon ainakin kuvitellut. Ja ihan viimeisimpänä päivänä ennen hyvästejä, voi varret leikata paljon paljon lyhkäsemmiksi, ja laittaa kimpun isoon vesilasiin, siinä se on söpö vielä viimeisen kerran. Sitten nikseihin, miten sanoa hyvästit kukkakimpulle, kuinka päästä siitä yli ja jatkaa elämää, ja kenties löytää seuraava, vaikka sattuukin. Vai lopetanko mä nyt vain tähän.

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♡ “I found the most wonderful cleaning products!!”, I cheered to my friend. “Did you just say cleaning products? Are you like okay?”, that was the response. But isn’t cleaning so much more pleasant with lovely smelling sprays and cute bottles! Now my home smells like clean sheets. And those bottles match with my kitchen towel, so I don’t have to keep these hidden. And that is like a huge deal…. Plus I only realized that when putting them up in my kitchen near that towel. Ooooh my, I gasped, now this is faith.

♡ Löysin Hulluilta Päiviltä nämä Laura Ashleyn siivousjutut, ja oi miten hyvältä ne tuoksuvatkaan! Onko huolestuttavaa olla fiiliksissä enemmän siivousainelöydöistä, kuin parista vaatelöydöstä, joka on tosi kivoja nekin, mutta kun nämä söpöt suihkeet… No, nyt mun koti tuoksuu puhtailta lakanoilta, ja voin keittiössä pitää näitä hyllyllä esillä. Koska ne matchaa tuohon keittiöpyyhkeeseen!

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♡ Lately I’ve been working out almost daily, listening to my body what I feel like doing, and having a good variety of sports from yoga to tennis to gym. Even a small 30-minute workout can give such a good mood. I think I mentioned this earlier already, but I’ve found out that working out in the mornings is better for me than in the evenings, besides that the gym is more empty, you feel so good rest of the day. But I still always need my breakfast first, I’m so unfocused if I’m feeling hungry. Life begins after coffee and porridge.

♡ Viime aikoina on tullut liikuttua kivan monipuolisesti, kaikkea tenniksestä joogaan ja salitreeneihin. Mulla ei muuta tavoitetta ole, kuin hyvä fiilis. Voin sanoa, ettei pää olisi kunnossa, jos en liikkuisi. En yhtään ihmettele, että masentuneillekin suositellaan lääkkeeksi liikuntaa! Aamutreenit on tuntuneet mun jutulta, paitsi että sali on tyhjimmillään, on loppupäivän aikaansaanut olo. Ennen aamiaista en silti pystyisi lähtemään liikeelle, olisi muuten liian kiire sieltä pois, eikä varmaan keskittymisestä tulisi mitään.

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♡ Favorite song right now: Years & Years – King

♡ Lempibiisi juuri nyt: Years & Years – King


65 Responses to “4 x sunday”

  1. Katie says:

    beautiful sweaters <3 Marianna, when will you put some photos of your wardrobe? I just can not wait!

  2. Kim says:

    love this! Your pictures are always gorgeous!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me .. Now offering blogger ads!

  3. Natali says:

    Lovely details! I like Laura Ashley cleaning products, they’re the best ( and Method ones too ).
    Love your workout gear these sneakers are so cool!

    ️http://lartoffashion.com

  4. Ashley says:

    I know exactly what you mean about spring. I’m trying to brighten up my home, too!

  5. Aleksandra says:

    Thank you for the tips how to keep the flowers fresh, my mother always buys tulips and roses so I hope now they last longer :P I love the colours of the sweaters so typically you!

    Have a nice week :)

    Greetings from http://ola28.blogspot.de/

  6. Emma says:

    It’s good to hear you workout everyday! Im trying to do the same!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  7. Merilin says:

    Hey,

    With those sweaters I remembered that once You made a post about your trip to Tallinn and mentioned that there are very good (cashmere) sweaters You always buy.

    May I ask from which shops have You bought those?

    I really like the sweaters You wear.
    And I am a Tallinn girl looking for perfect sweater:)

    best,
    Merilin
    kmerilin.blogspot.com

    • Marianna Marianna says:

      I probably meant merino wool sweaters? And wool sweater over all, they are so much cheaper in Tallinn and such a good quality. Hand made and ladies selling on the streets and town squares :) But hmm best cashmere sweaters I own are surprisingly from Zara!

  8. Alessia says:

    I just cleaned my walk-in closet and it was so hard to put away old clothes. Im gonna bring those to flea market :) Have a great week!

    – Alessia

    http://stylist-diaries.blogspot.fi/

  9. nueyork says:

    The sweaters are all so, so beautiful! Have an amazing week. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  10. Paige says:

    Those sweaters look so cute! And yay for working out almost daily, I’ve been trying to get back into shape, too! God bless you! <3

  11. Magie says:

    Hi Marianna! where did you buy your black bag with gold details? You take this bag to gym :) Btw beautiful sweaters and pictures <3

  12. Maireem says:

    Love the pictures and especially the flowers :)

    http://www.maireem.blogspot.com

  13. Lovely post !
    The tulips are really beautiful !
    Love, L

    http://www.Lsfashiondiary.blogspot.com

  14. Shannon says:

    I really enjoy your daily life type posts like this one. It shows a more personal & real side to a blogger I think.
    I also agree that cute bottles & nice sprays make cleaning so much more fun. I hate breathing in the chemical smells when using ordinary cleaners. I might have to look into these ones. Laura Ashley always has really pretty stuff for the home. I never new they sold detergents & such though!

    THE FASHANN MONSTER

  15. annie lee says:

    wonder if you ever buy any amazing but ugly looking products? hahahah :) your house is full of pretty stuff!

  16. Nikki says:

    Lovely pictures.. I absolutely love tulips, and your white knit is so pretty! X

    http://www.fashionable-passion.blogspot.com

  17. Nidhi says:

    Your pictures are so pretty! Your workout clothes are too cute!!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

  18. Mariana says:

    Everything looks so lovely!) I think this flat suits you very well – everything is so tender and girly) Love that song too! And also i recommend to listen to their other song – “Shelter”, it’s good too))
    Have a good Monday! :-*

  19. Monika says:

    Your pictures are so beautiful and inspiring! Every time I read about your sports routine I always say to myself “I should go to the gym, too” :))

    Monika
    http://www.365affairs.com

  20. Lauren says:

    Didn’t know cold water keeps your flowers alive much longer! Really need to start doing this! Thanks for sharing these tips x

  21. Louisa says:

    hey Marianna :)
    I’ll travel to New York in April for the first time and was wonderung if you could maybe give me some tips on where to go, where to eat, etc.! That’d be amazing :)
    LOVE
    Louisa

  22. Jay says:

    Hi Marianna! I hope I haven’t bored you yet with all my comments lately… :-) one thing I like about this post is the positivity on how you express yourself, this is the Marianna I like to see. So much better than how your February seemed to have went and how it affected you. Glad to see a happier you, I’m sure I’m not the only one noticing that. Keep it up! :-D

    Second if it were up to me I would send you flowers everyday just to make you happy and see you smile. I really would… Sending positive vibes and a big cyber hug your way!

    Take care beautiful!

    Jay

    • Marianna Marianna says:

      Hi Jay! Haha, not bored at all. Thanks for making me smile! And I’m so happy you can see the change, that’s how I feel actually. Cyber flowers are enough, thank you :D Take care you too!

  23. Céline says:

    I have started to buy myself fresh flowers every week and it has improved my mood so much! Now I really miss them, when I don´t have them around : ) Great tips to keep them alive as well, thankyou : )
    xo,
    Céline blogging on http://smultronstaellen.blogspot.co.uk

  24. Minau says:

    Great photos! Love tulips!

  25. Sorcha says:

    OH what A beautiful post! and pretty cleaning products?! how lovely! xx

  26. Rachel says:

    Hi Marianna,

    I am a long-time reader and love your blog content, but to be honest, I’m getting tired of hearing you complain about the weather in every post. It just brings such a negative tone to your blog. It’s okay to bring it up occasionally because I understand that’s how you’re feeling, but maybe only bring it up occasionally instead of in almost every post?

    -Rachel

    • Mia says:

      I have been reading all posts as well, but I’m always getting a positive feeling after them, it never felt like a complain to hear Marianna’s sharing. Obviously, it is her blog where she can say whatever she feels to, and she’s a human being to have various emotions, and I just feel she’s courageous to share them with the world where obviously not always that will get understanding…

      • Rachel says:

        Hi Mia,

        I was not trying to censor Marianna but rather trying to give constructive feedback on ways that would make me enjoy her blog even more than I already do. Of course, Marianna can continue to write about the weather if she so chooses. As a long time reader, I was just giving feedback in a respectful way, which should always be encouraged if one wishes to improve themselves and their business. Certainly, there is always the possibility that I am alone in my view, and Marianna does not have to follow it. I respect your opinion, so please respect mine.

        Best,
        Rachel

        • just saying says:

          If you lived in Finland, you’d complain about the weather too.

          • Marianna Marianna says:

            Hahah I started laughing, someone stole my words :D Yeah, the weather here is indescribable.

            Mia, thank you so much, feels good to read a supportive comment like that. I always try to share my real feelings and thoughts, and because of comments like this I feel good doing that. :)

            Rachel, thanks for your comments and sharing your opinion.

  27. Leanne says:

    Those flowers are just beautiful. Buying fresh flowers are part of my weekend routine. They’re such an instant pick-me-up!

    http://arumlilea.com

  28. Lovely photos. Those sweaters look so pretty xx

    http://penneychic.blogspot.co.uk/

  29. Lulu says:

    Search “I’m good” by the Mowgli’s on youtube, I think you would really like this song! I found it a few weeks ago and am obsessed :D

  30. Linda says:

    Such a lovely post! I’ve been looking for those Nike sneakers everywhere but can’t find them. Always adore your gym wear.

    Xoxo
    Linda

    lapetitebetise.blogspot.de

  31. Lovely photos Marianna. I love your sweaters!
    xo Jodie

    http://www.jodiecaughey.com

  32. Anna says:

    Lovely sweaters :) I own two of them :P haha what a surprise! I like the post. And I love white tulips, my favorite flowers. I hope you had a good start into the new week.

  33. Olya says:

    So inspiring, dear Marianna! When I saw those amazing colors on the first picture, I just smiled, because my mood went up immediately, truly beautiful!
    You sound really excited about the soon-coming time of sun, colors and light things to wear :)
    Thank you for those tips about tulips! I love having some fresh flowers in my place too, I’ll now keep them longer with your tips ;) xxx

  34. Kasia says:

    Where did you buy pillowcase? Lovely photos:)
    Kisses:)

  35. Julia says:

    So nice pics! I like fresh flowers, they create a nice mood!

    http://www.julias-secrets.com

  36. Aimee says:

    I love when you share the songs you’re loving with us! I would love it if you made a playlist to share (Spotify is easy to do that with).

  37. Nancy says:

    By far the cutest cleaning supplies I’ve seen haha :) I love the matching workout clothes! I’m thinking about buying some hot pink nike frees for jogging/walking hehe. Or maybe I should go for a more neutral color?
    And omg I’m in love with that song as well!! :D

    • Marianna Marianna says:

      Hot pink nikes would be perfect! I love colors in workout clothes and especially shoes, so I would say go with the bright colored ones! :) Thank you so much sweet Nancy! x

  38. Zuzanna says:

    Hi Mariannan,

    Have you considered linking your blog with Pinterest ?
    I think it would be great to be able to pin/collect your photos.
    You are a great inspiration to me.

    Thanks and have a faboulous day !

    Zuza

    • Marianna Marianna says:

      Thank you Zuza! :) I think my images are “unpinnable” because I mark them as private when I upload them on Flickr, thanks for reminding me, I really should change this! x

  39. Anonymous says:

    Where is the white jumper from? I love crochet!

  40. Patrizia says:

    Beautiful sweaters! Here it looks like spring has already arrived and we have had a couple of days with more than 20ºC :)

    http://www.thesmallnoble.blogspot.de

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