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WHITE PEONIES

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Hi there! I hope you have been enjoying June at full speed. I’ve had to slow things down quite a bit lately since I injured my lower back while working. Actually I injured... READ MORE

FIRST DAYS OF JUNE

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Happy first days of June. I hope you’ve got a great start for the long waited summer months. They are finally here!  As June was approaching I started “undressing” our house and getting... READ MORE

BUSY BEES

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Hi y’all and good morning! I can’t believe that weekend is here again! Any plans? I don’t know what has happened during the week days but I feel like it’s fast forward to... READ MORE

ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL

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Even though it looks like we are strolling in Netherlands – believe it or not you can find these tulip fields in Canada! We got a chance to hit the Abbotsford tulip festival... READ MORE

WHITE PEONIES

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Hi there! I hope you have been enjoying June at full speed. I’ve had to slow things down quite a bit lately since I injured my lower back while working. Actually I injured my back the first time earlier in the spring but it went away pretty quickly. Now a couple of weeks ago I was lifting heavy boxes while working and it snapped again. I’m up now and been able to do some tasks thank God! But I still have to be really careful what I do.

I’m not going to bore you with the back injury details too much. And looong story short we are sleeping in our guest room now and waiting our new mattress to arrive. Our current mattress has gone bad, I mean it’s sagging, too soft for the circumstances and because of all this it doesn’t give us any support anymore. We have noticed the problem before but we have been putting it off thinking that maybe it’s something else, doing our workouts wrong or whatever. Also the mattress was pretty new (only 4 years old!!!!) And now that I hurt my back really bad again I can’t get through the night sleeping on it.

Funny and luckily our guest bed has a “better” and more supportive mattress than our own. It’s not perfect but definitely better. And I hope and pray that I can sleep my nights in it till the end of this week. We have been sleeping in the guest room quite a while now 😀 It’s been actually very cosy and it almost feels like a little getaway treat at our own home… just across the hallway 😀

On another note are you sick of peonies yet? 😀 After Instagram and the social media peony explosion? I’m not! And probably never will be. It’s my favourite flower of all time! <3  I’ve probably said this before but in my case I like peonies best when they are at this stage before they open. Even though they are really pretty like that as well. But this is my favourite part which sadly is super short.

 

To give you a little hint  – some times if the weather is really hot I put my peonies into the fridge (if there’s room) overnight so that they don’t die too soon.

Wishing you a wonderful evening!

XOXO

 

FIRST DAYS OF JUNE

posted in: Decor, Summer | 4

Happy first days of June. I hope you’ve got a great start for the long waited summer months. They are finally here!  As June was approaching I started “undressing” our house and getting ready for the summer months. That means that I’ve hidden extra blankets and throws away with some candles and other decor items. During the summer I like to keep things super simple indoors.

Probably everyone can underwrite that the house will be a quick turning point during the summer and most of the free time will be spent in outdoors. And in our case I like to keep our house simple and very easy to maintain. For example now that I’ve tucked all the extra things away I can just quickly wipe up surfaces and after that all is left is to vacuum and mop the floors. Fast and easy. During the winter months with lots of different decorations around the house  it takes time to get the whole cleaning process to even started.

Our upstairs get super hot during the summer and I’m not exaggerating it can get pretty close to the sauna temperatures. 😀 So it’s very important to keep things simple and more importantly COOL 😀 So I changed the bed linen sheets back which I think are the best material for the summer. They breath and keep you cool during the night. And I also like the fact that it’s OK if they are wrinkled. So no ironing needed 🙂

How do you prepare your home for the summer months?

XOXO

BUSY BEES

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Hi y’all and good morning! I can’t believe that weekend is here again! Any plans? I don’t know what has happened during the week days but I feel like it’s fast forward to Friday all the time. Now I’m finally taking the time and came to say hi and to let you know that I’m alive and well. 😀

We have been such busy bees lately and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. But as I mentioned in my previous post we had so many great things planned for this month so being busy doing exciting things is not bad at all. If you follow me on Instagram you probably know this already (if you saw my Instastories) that last weekend was a long weekend here in British Columbia and on Friday we drove to Seattle for a couple of nights. I just love that city and luckily for us it’s not too long of a drive from our place.

Also summer has officially arrived with a warm weather and I’m trying to transition from my jeans and sweater stables to an airy summer wardrobe. I got myself three new pairs of shorts for the summer and I’ve been able to test two of them. So far so good except I have to keep sunglasses on just not to get blind from my pale legs 😀 This girl needs some serious colour and fast. 😀 (with SPF 45 of course) Haha.. But all in all it feels so nice to get some vitamin D and I’ve been missing the easiness of just leaving the house quickly kicking some flip-flops on and being all ready to go.

Alright, I got some work to do today and the whole weekend is pretty much booked so better get on it. But I’m wishing you a lovely weekend and I hope you get to enjoy the sunshine where ever you are reading this from!

XOXO

 

ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL

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Even though it looks like we are strolling in Netherlands – believe it or not you can find these tulip fields in Canada! We got a chance to hit the Abbotsford tulip festival yesterday. And as we speak I’m kicking and asking myself that why on earth I haven’t gone there before!!! First time I even heard about this was maybe two years ago and I didn’t go!??! Now that I’m thinking I probably have seen people posting pictures from the festival but honestly thought that they are from Netherlands 😀 Hahaha

As a first timer there – when I stepped into the tulip fields I felt like I was without a doubt in a story book. It was every girls dream. The tulip fields were breathtakingly beautiful and magical. We took our time walking around the fields, admiring the scenery of flowers and taking a ton of pictures.

If you are interested you still have few days left to go. The festival ends on May 14th. I think this would be a perfect Mother’s Day weekend activity idea. Just make sure you get your tickets online a night before you go (or even earlier) since it’s the festival’s final weekend.

PS. You probably noticed that dogs are welcome too. We give paws up for that!

XOXO

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