venerdì 29 maggio 2015

{this moment}

I'm joining Soulemama today. 
 {this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

This is the last This Moment post. Soulemama is ending this wonderful ritual and of course being her project this can't exist without her. I will think to my own friday project or I will find some blog friend to follow in some adventure.
Thank you to all those who visited and enjoyed my moments during these months.

martedì 26 maggio 2015

A stroll in the garden

Hello dear friends ! First of all I wanted to thank you my new readers and all the lovely people who visited here in the last few days, a lot of you ! Thank you again and again and please feel free to leave a comment, I truly love to connect and make new friends !
Here we are today for a new stroll in my garden. If you want to see the garden in the past weeks here our first walk and here the second.
But let's start ....

Old and new decorations. The garden is getting always more lovely.
The weather is getting a better: sun, higher temperature and very long days
( it's 23:13 and still no night ! Just a bit darker ) and finally my vegetables are growing ( ok, beside spinach and carrots ... very cold rain soon after I put the plants on earth and the little ones didn't make it ... )

Close to the steps, near the door strawberries and garlic

Greenbeans and peas

In the second bed spinach and carrots ...

The first rhubarb bush. Time for pies and syrups !!!

Onions are getting bigger and bigger

  Onion and strawberries bed, gooseberries bushes, huge rhubarb flowers

Ever changing wild flowers ....

And one of the two small greenhouses to host the most delicate thing
(tomatoes, peppers ...... )

I really love how the garen is taking shape, a lot of work but so worth, and I an't wait to taste the first things !

Hopefully you enjoyed our walk. See you agaon in one week.

venerdì 22 maggio 2015

{this moment}

I'm joining Soulemama today. 
 {this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

giovedì 21 maggio 2015

Makes me happy

Today I'm here to share something that makes me so happy. As someone who read this blog or follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed the slight obsession that I have developed in the latest months about up\recycling, and lately, about my newest passion: baskets ! Yep, few weeks ago I started just for fun to make baskets out of old clothes striped down ( by me )  and hand sewn and I loved it. I find it so creative and relaxing and the idea that something so beautiful comes out from old items destined to the trash, well makes me feel so good at so many different levels. Back to the point. Few weeks ago I had the chance to visit this lovely shop here in Loviisa '' Krinti ''. I immediately loved it. It features only very high quality and high standard items, going from wool to espresso machines, from vintage to handmade, everything from local artists\artisans. Usually I am quite shy when it comes to talk about what I do, but something there made me feel at ease to just ask if it would be possible to bring few of my creations to see if something could fit the lovely atmosphere. Long story short, my baskets now are happily waiting for a new home from their spot in Krinti !!!! I'm so thrilled and excited about this collaboration. I'm so happy and excited that finally my creativity is finding its very personal way of expression. Litterally I let my hands and my soul do all the job while my mind just rests and I love the results ! Here few pictures I took today when I brought few more items to sell.

I'm really really happy.
This gonna be a great summer !

martedì 19 maggio 2015

A stroll in the garden

Here we are for a new stroll about my garden. For the previous one here it is .
So a week went by, we mostly had rain and cold so I couldn't really make much outside, but still something has been done and my beloved plants have started growing happily ( or at least making ME very happy lol ).
But please, put on your comfy gardening boots or shoes and follow me outside. Never mind taking your jacket, today we have blu sky and +15 C !!!

Just out the front door the small bed will host aromatic plants. Still waiting for the weather to warm up a bit more, but we filled it.

In another old barbeque we  planted some strawberries.
 A little duck in ceramic is enjoying it.

Grass has started growing

Near peas and greenbeans bed we put another one that will host spinach and carrots.

Rhubard is growing. I circled it with few big stones. 
I can't wait to start making pies and syrups.

The real firepit is become more alike to the one in our minds :)

Onions are growing really well !

Stawberries ( in the bed ) and gooseberries ( the bush ) are in great shape !

Tulips are such a joy !

Poppies are about to blossom

And all of a sudden the trees are green ! Really, in Finland spring is amazing. One day everything is all brown and muddy and sad and next morning everything is green and you can't believe all this could happen overnight. It's so much different from Italy, where the seasons are not SO dramatically different and one slips in the other slowly. Here they are so different and so sudden !!

Ok this is a bit off topic, but the first pic is my road as it is right now and few of my favourite flowers :) the oldest, the youngest and one of the 'middles'.

What about you ? Do you have a garden ? Flowers, vegetables or both ?

Happy Gardening !

lunedì 18 maggio 2015

Show time

Last weekend was a busy one here on the Omena Puu. My oldest doughter had her spring dance show and my husband takes care of the music, so basically the two of them have been gone for 2 full days ( saturday and sunday ) and today's whole morning. We've been blessed by a very springish day during the weekend, so the five of us here at home managed to get a lot of fun on our own. And of course sunday evening we attended the spring show as well, which was really beautiful and of course moving for this mama-heart.
But here few pictures from our special weekend ...

Seba and Milla with their bubble machine are creating a dream fairy garden ...

Pure magic ...

Milla and James

Seba and James

So beautiful ! 

Gaia soon before the show

These pictures are from the contemporary group coreography. It was a 25 minutes long coreography danced on Sibelius music. Two of four musics were played live by a string quartet, so very complicated ...

Here the Street Dance group. No pic during the coreography, it was only two minutes long and very fast, I didn't want to miss it trying to 'catch it' with the camera. An exercise of mindfulness ;)

Here the end with all the groups

And here my quintet ... my most favourite people on earth.

How was your weekend ? Hopefully you enjoyed a good one !

Have a nice week lovely people <3