Sunday tea

Every now and then I make myself afternoon tea instead of coffee. And after many hints here and there my hubby surprised me with this Oiva teapot last November! Iโ€™ve been admiring this pot for ages so it was more than welcomed to join our Oiva family! I also like the fact that if we have a guest who wants to drink tea instead of coffee, this is so much prettier to have on the table than running back and forth with our old black tea kettle ๐Ÿ˜€ It necessarily doesnโ€™t sound too bad but everyone who has seen it knows what Iโ€™m talking about ๐Ÿ˜€

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Super ginger – tea from Davidโ€™s Tea. Iโ€™m currently trying out their 12 tea sampler of caffeine free teas.

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Wishing you a peaceful Sunday!

XOXO

Weekend Recap

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Last weekend was busy one as it tends to be these days. But we finally got started with our long postponed project – painting the walls ๐Ÿ˜€ We moved here, gosh almost 3 years ago (which got me thinking that I’ve been writing this blog almost 4 years now. Crazy! ) But let’s not get side tracked ๐Ÿ˜€ We live pretty quiet and settled life, we don’t jump on the walls and things like that ๐Ÿ˜€ Still we could start seeing life lived in this house. That includes little scratches from opening suite cases against walls, random finger prints, also our vacuum cleaner leaves annoying marks to base boards if we’re are not careful. Anyways our original plan was to get this painting done last year before Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€ HA. We are still not done yet but so sooo happy to get the project started.ย Other things that took place in the weekend were that we were cleaning our garage and storage. We took a load of stuff to Value Village and other donation centres. And a little shout out if you didn’t know this but you can donate your old clothes to H&M at least here in Vancouver area. And when you take your old clothes there you get a $5 coupon to shop there per one bag! I think that’s so great! You can read more about it hereย .ย I’m saying this because whenever I mention it to my friends they’ve never even heard about it! And yes, they do shop there ๐Ÿ˜€

What else. Oh yes! Remember when I was looking to buy a new hairdryer? You can read about it here. Well the GHD hairdryer and straightener are FABULOUS! So I ordered their soft curl iron too last week ๐Ÿ˜€ And I absolutely love it! Here are the best pics I could come up with ๐Ÿ˜€ Actually I was taking pictures to show my friend the end result.

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Last but not least? Still thinking if there was more to this weekend ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t remember but we got some fresh mountain air to our lungs this weekend too. Sunday morning we went for a hike. And our dog went for her first swim for the summer. Water in the lake was ice cold but didn’t seem to bother her ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ok now I remember, our toaster broke completely and I lost like half of my thumb nail with it! So gross!!!! The handle came off. We have a 4 slice toaster and the other half handle came off almost two years ago and our toaster have been functioning partially and I’ve been wanting to get rid of it for a long time. But because the other half worked there was no need to throw it away ๐Ÿ˜€ Well now it got a permission to go! So this morning I toasted my bread slice in the pan with the scrambled eggs ๐Ÿ˜€ Works that way too!

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Happy Monday!ย 

Less Than a Week

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I’m happy to say that it’s less than a week before we take off to Caribbean ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so excited that I can hardly wait! My workouts get harder to follow through the closer we get to the take off. There are always so many things what need to be taken care of and normally there’s little time to work out. But now I’m going to push it through these last days no matter what! I try to get my workouts done in the morning so that there are no excuses later ๐Ÿ™‚

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Now beside workouts, these past couple of weekends I’ve been browsing different stores trying to find new vacation gear, skirts, shorts, bikinis, shoes etc.. and I couldn’t find anything that I liked! ๐Ÿ˜› Sadly I threw so many old summer clothes away, when I was cleaning my closet last year without realizing that it’s always hard to find beach stuff this time of the year. (Trying to remember this in the future.) But what I’m going to do next is to go and take a serious look into my closet and see how many days I would survive with what I have ๐Ÿ˜€ I still have time to shop if I have to. But I hope I can find something! Fingers crossed!

Did you watch the Oscars last Sunday? Either way, you probably heard who won and what.ย I’m so happy for Leo!!!! <3ย  About time, really!!! I haven’t seen The Revenant yet. They were filming it here, not the whole thing but some parts of it, so I feel obligated to see it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Enjoy your week!

XOXO

Planning

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I hope you had another great weekend and you feel energized and recharged for the new week! Iโ€™m surprised how Iโ€™ve started to feel that I canโ€™t wait it to be Monday again ๐Ÿ˜€ Our weekends have become more hectic over the years and Iโ€™ve started to enjoy weekday routines more than the full weekends ๐Ÿ˜€ But at same time Iโ€™m very happy that I can finally โ€œrelaxโ€ and be in the weekly flow without feeling obnoxious or waiting it to be over. Itโ€™s nice to be able to enjoy everyday as it comes. Of course some days are easier than others but Iโ€™m happy to be generally happy in my weekly routine. That hasnโ€™t been always the case ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways, hereโ€™s a couple of pictures of our morning.

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My favourite planner combo at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sheโ€™s doing the Monday face for me! x)

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Our house is still full of Christmas goodies and candies. So hard to fight it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Happy Monday!

XOXO

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