Monday, June 18, 2012


Went to a Viking Fair today with my sister, and on our way home we snapped a few shots... Some of these photos I actually like :)
Here is something I don't think I've shared before.... read on....

Since March I have lost alot of weight, and I am still shedding them off by the week! Yay me!!!

I am finally starting to feel like my self again, comfortable in my own skin. I was always a chubby girl with boobs and thighs and I always will be...

But when the weight started being very unhealthy and dangerous, as well as being a natural stopper to what I wanted to DO... there was time for majour changes.

After years of struggeling to shed them, and nothing working at all. My doctor finally told me I had only one choice left... surgery.

So I had surgery done in March (a sleeve gastronomy), and since then life has been pretty much great. I feel great. I work out, I eat right, I can do exactly what I want to do, and not worry about my body not being able to.
It was a though choice to call, but one I will never regret. It's still a long way to go though, and I have to remind myself everyday to be GOOD to my body!

See... this was me, last September... less than I year ago. Those clothes no longer fit me... :)

My sister and I. Eva donning her viking costume :) I can finally raid her closet!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Q&A time

A lot is going on here these days, I have so much in the books. So many things to plan and do, it just leaves zero time for anything else... and then to spice it up alittle... Mr. Cold came over to say hello... and brought me the gift of sneezes, snot and fever! Yay! Aren't I the lucky one?!
Either way I am just popping in to answer a question I get asked ALOT these days...
"what paint, and shade, did you use on your dining chairs"?

well I used TWO shades of colour. Both in high glossy oil-based paint (Lady Interior from Norway).
The colour codes are in Norwegian too, and I just dont know if they would work if you give them to international sellers.

The first colour is a darker shade, called "lavender". It is an old colour used alot in the 50's in Norway. A sort of toned down turquoise (gray'ish). It's muted and lovely.
The code for that one is: 3010-G10Y

The lighter shade reminds me more of a tiffany blue. Still muted, but just a tiiiiny bit lighter than "lavender". The code for this one is: S2010-B90G

two of my chairs are in the lighter colour, the rest is in the darker shade.

Let me know if you end up getting the shade mixed in the US or the UK ect. I would love to know if they understood the codes :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

On Display

I have collected Figgjo china for years now, most of it is tucked into my two slim glass display cases, but I felt my cups just didnt shine there... So I decided to add some hooks to my platerack, and they show off so much better now.

I screwed the hooks in by hand, no measuring tools. So they do look a bit helter-skelter... and thats the way I like it. Careless organization really...

I mainly collect the mint green patterns, but sometimes other colours sneek their way in, like the pale yellow ;)

The buffet underneath is something of a puzzle for me. I have wanted to paint it for years, but could never decide on a colour... but I think I might have cracked that code now, and will be out buying paint tomorrow :) Stay tuned!