Tuesday, February 12, 2013


For Lent I am giving up shopping. This should be interesting for someone who feels an inexplicable draw to the mall. I find the western materialism out of control and disturbing and yet I'm right there with the next person running to the sale or to buy the latest "in" color. I don't need anything and neither do my kids. So, until Easter, I am going to put a stop to the unnecessary spending. I don't need black shoes, or any other colour for that matter. I have enough scarves to last a lifetime. Even Emmi who is only 6 months old has more clothes than she can ever possibly wear. So, no more shopping. 

PS. On a side note, this is the year that I am going to start early enough with the Easter grass:)

Friday, February 8, 2013


I made a photobook of Emmi's first six months. Hopefully the link works and you can see it here:


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Wish Jar


I finally did it; I made a wish jar. I have been talking about making one for years. Almost every time there is a birthday or anniversary or some other special occasion, Pentti says that he is stuck and has no idea what to get me. (This despite the fact that I have suggested/dropped hints left and right. But I digress...) Anyway, what often ends up happening is that he buys me nothing and I get upset. Or, he buys something I don't like and then he gets upset because I am so picky. So, the wish jar is going to magically erase all of that tension. Pentti can go to the jar and choose to buy any of things I have suggested in there.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Emmi turns 6 months

The boys have been so sweet to Emmi, even though they were both disappointed that she was a girl...