Green fingers and hard work!

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Sorry for the bad picture quality, it was evening and I had a lightbulb burst in my kitchen while snapping the last pictures, typical!


Being outside makes me feel free, healthy and happy – it gives me room to breathe and to destress.

Having my own garden plot is very important to me, I love gardening and last year was my first year with my bed own garden plot! I live in an apartment and since I love growing my own food and I want to be active, the garden was an excellent idea! I have been down there almost every day for the past two or three weeks, removing weeds and making the garden ready for another summer, I can’t wait to start planting things out and seeing it grow! 

Today I bought a lot of seeds; Lettuce – two kinds, cucumber, carrot, spring onion, radishes, peas, tomatoes and so on. I also got potatoes from last years harvest, that I saved and am using this year, so I won’t need to buy more potatoes. I also saved some zucchini seeds from last year, and some bell pepper ones too. I can’t wait to see it all planted and growing, it’s gonna be so exiting.

   

Got this whole patch ready and planted some potatoes, it’s even raining right now, so the potatoes will be very happy! I’m sure they will grow pretty fast, the soil in the garden is amazing and we use recycled compost soil when we add more to our gardens, so it dosnt really need any fertilizer! 

  

This is the entire spot that I got cleared today, I got pretty far! It’s hard work and I’m sore all over now, but it’s worth it, I love being able to go out here and just relax and do some gardening. The two garden beds contains lots of strawberry plants by the way – my favorite fruit!

Hope all of you guys have an amazing and fun hobby that you love just as much as I love being in my garden! The passion is all that matters, and when I’m in the garden, I’m calm and happy, my garden is my way of calming down, what’s yours?

See you guys online! xx

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Looking back at 2014

How was my 2014? What do I wish to add to my resolutions in 2015? What do I wanna remember and what did I treasure in 2014?

It was first of all a year of new-found confidence in myself, a year where I found strength and pursued happiness, the beginning of 2014 was dark for me, and hard, filled with a lot of mistakes and things that I wished I had taken care of in 2013 or even the year before that.

Here is a little resumé of events:

A trip to Thailand in the beginning for 2014 in late February was a welcomed event and I fell in love with the country, the people and of course the faith they have! (I have always been into buddhism) I learned to stand tall in Thailand, speak up and to be a bit on my own, in a different country. I was there with my mom and sister, and they weren’t fond of speaking too much english, so I jumped in and translated and spoke, ordred and took charge. I went off on my own, to explore Thailand too, which was amazing and relaxing and an eye opener, that showed me, that I can be on my own, and be just fine.

A break up with my ex was also one of the events that occured in 2014, a goodbye to six years of relationship, but not in my case with sadness, but relief and a new-found condidence and strength. It was not the right thing for me, and I did not feel happy, and being with someone should make you happy. It seemed to get me down all the time, and I felt that I was walking down a very wrong path in my life. It was for the best, and it taught me to live alone in my flat, and to appriciate myself and the friends that chose to support me through this difficult and turbulent time, rather than to judge me and point fingers.

A garden plot was rented, and I spend a lot of time there, growing my own vegstables, flowers and fruit and tending to my plants, it was relaxing, just like therapy and I needed to do a lot of thinking and soul-searching in 2014, and that, I did in my garden, my little escape, and my place of solitude. I love my garden, and am keeping it in 2015, where I want to do even more gardening, and grow more healthy vegstables and fruit, that I can take with me home and cook/eat. That garden was my escape from a turbulent time in my life, and it made me so happy.

Two sisters finding eachother. My bigsister has been at my place a lot in 2014 ever since I got to be on my own, and we have found strength in eachother, and become a lot closer, I am truly blessed to have her in my life and I can’t help but think, that closing one door always opens another, this year I closed many doors, but also opened many, and one of the doors I opened, and that I am very thankful for, is this one. My bigsister and her youngest son, has been stopping by my place a lot, and we have watched movies, had take-out, went out for photo-shoots with the dogs, and had many hours of happiness together, and a lot of bonding. Things have been so much easier this year, with my bigsister around, and I could not be happier to have such an amazing sister!

Finding happiness was not easy, it was frustrating, hard and turbulent but also so rewarding and heart warming and a healing experience for me, a time of growth and self-awareness. A new chapter of my life started in year 2014, where I found the man I wanna spend my life with and where his family also became my family. Two trips to the UK has been made in the year of 2014, where I went by myself, to be with the man I love, and I have gotten a lot more confident traveling alone, and being in another country on my own. The relationship grew so fast, and became so much more than I ever hoped for or dreamed of, we are so happy in eachothers company, and I feel stronger, more organized and just so full of curage and drive when I am with him. This is how I want to be, this is the person I wanna be when I am with someone I love. I did not only become someones girlfriend and joined his family, but I also became a bonus mom for three adorable kids, and started a fantastic friendship with the mother of the kids too. I feel surrounded by happiness and I have never experienced so much love, my heart has not only healed, it has also grown. I found so much happiness in England in 2014 and for that, I am truly grateful.

The things in 2014 that I wanna keep:

My fantastic garden, staying as close to my sister as I became in 2014 and my amazing boyfriend and his whole family, my friends that supported me through rough times.

For my resolutions in 2015 I wanna add:

Being more active, getting more confidence in myself and believing that I can accomplish things I set my mind to, spending more time with the kids.

I know I neglected the blog a bit, and for that I am truly sorry, but 2014 has been a hard year, but an eye opener! In 2015 I will write a lot more amazing stuff about make-up, outfits and styles and decoration! Be aware, the posts will be raining down in here, have a good 2015 people, and I hope you had a great year in 2014, and have a lot of fantastic things to take with you into the new year!

The joy of a clean home

Yep, I had a major case of cleaning insanity! With my birthday coming up just around the corner and all, I had a lot of work to do, so I started today and will take it from here on, until Saturday, where my birthday is going to be held. I haven’t been looking forward to my birthday at all, maybe because I had to share my big day with my sisters graduation party, yea I guess it sounds really selfish, but the fact is, me and my sister ain’t really getting along that well most of the time, so it’s pretty damn hard to share a party with someone that you don’t get along with. I think she feels the same way…

I really don’t blame my parents or anything, but the whole thing is turning into a mess and I hope to have it fixed when Saturday arrives, cause it has been keeping me awake at night for days. Next year, my 25th birthday is gonna be at my place, and it’s gonna be my own party, cause I just know this ain’t working out another time!

Oh well, now we at least know never to do this again, and my fiancé had even wanted to throw a surprise party for me, but he said he wouldn’t be able to, due to this birthday that already is planned ahead. -Maybe next year? I hope so! Cause next year is really special!

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Gardening

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I had to plant my one plant in my little “garden” in a different pot, cause it just grew way too big to fit in with the others, I’m gonna get another spice in that missing corner some other day, it looks all empty now! I’m planting peas in the empty tin pot, I will post you guys some pictures when it grows!

Now I’m lying in my garden sofa, just relaxing, enjoying the little sun Denmark has to offer! ❤

More rain, aww..

Well, my plants loved it!

A rainy day is always good for something, atleast my plants thinks so. My basil plant is extremely happy, all my little purple Campanulas thrives and the Spanish Daisies that I planted a few of, are looking really cute! Today I went to the malls gardening centre, and bought some more flowers, and a tin flower pot, to all my spice plants. I alredy planted alot of it, and I bought some more of my favorite little flowers, the Campanulas. Their just so easy to water and they stay neat and pretty the whole summer. I also bought more spice plants for my little ”kitchen garden” so I have chives, parsley and Lemon Melissa. It will be wonderful to have it outside, and just cut a little bit off every time I have to cook something wich needs some spices in, and when it gets cold outside, I just take it inside. The last thing I bought was two big English Geraniums, in a very pale pink, that I love. They are now placed in flower pots wich are hanging up on the walls. Pictures of my little balcony garden will come soon enough, I simply love what I did to the whole balcony, it looks perfect. I also want pots who is hanging from the sealing, one in each side, just to make it pretty, it will be great.

Rain, Rain Go Away!

When the rain stopped…

Spring is truly upon us here in Denmark, and the apartment is getting ready for the summer now, with flowers, strawberries and a basil plant, wich needs a ton of water! But basil is such a needed spice for me, so I had to have it.. Its amazing! Soon I will get more, probably I will buy a huge flower pot for all my spice plants, so I know excatly where I have them. But I am in love with the colors that I choose. Purple and white, wich kinda is my favorite color I guess? Its just nice looking and simple, but I did plant more flowers, this time tulips, wich will be intresting to see grow! – If they grow! I kinda kill my flowers, I dont know why, but I do, so this year, with my new apartment and all, I am trying my very best to learn about gardening, and my basil was no beginner plant, luckily for me, I read up on it and havent killed it yet. But my little garden is my private sanctuary, to relax and get my hands dirty. Its amazing!

Do you guys have any good ideas for what I could plant in my little garden? Something that will be fairly easy to take care of, and will come back the following years maybe? I like that its a returning plant, I dont know why excatly, it just makes it easier, cause you only have to buy the plant once. Except for the spices, I want my flowers to return. Its not always that your so lucky with your spices though.