Hempea & Archetype – Two sustainable Finnish Brands You Should Know About

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When I was younger I didn’t care much what fabric my clothes and other textiles were, and I never checked what fabric a piece of clothing was before I bought it. Now it’s usually the first thing I check and if the material of a garment or textile doesn’t feel nice I simply won’t buy it. I also want to favour more sustainable and natural fabrics, both because I like them better and because it’s better for the environment.

What We’ve Been Up To

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Hello there! It’s a sunny and summery day here in the Porvoo countryside and I suddenly felt it’s about time I write something on my neglected blog. A little update, long overdue.

The Perfect Toy for any Child (and Parent)

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Esnaf Wooden Magnetic Toys

Well hello, it’s been a while! Last time I wrote we were still in the midst of corona, whereas now life is starting to get back to normal. The girls have been back at nursery for a month and I have been going to my office (with just one other person there) but Matthew continues to work from home.

Hello from Home!

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Howdy ho from casa Äikäs-Adams! How is everyone holding up? Getting cabin fever or maybe secretly enjoying social distancing? I want to keep writing down how this absurd time is affecting us – so here’s a wee update from us 🙂

It’s All About the Corona

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I know I haven’t blogged for more than two months – life has just gotten more hectic after starting full time work and studies that I have chosen not to stress about it and just write if I feel like it. And clearly I haven’t haha.

First Week of Work

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My first week of work is done and dusted, and so far everything seems great! I also had a webinar for my digital marketing course, and next week I’ll have my first day at school where I’ll get to properly meet all my new schoolmates 🙂

Ikea Duktig Play Kitchen Makeover

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Ikea Duktig Play Kitchen Makeover DIY

I’ve just finished another DIY-project of mine – that I obviously want to share with you guys. I’ve been wanting to get the girls a proper play kitchen for a while, so decided to pimp the Ikea Duktig one for Maya’s birthday (two months ago…). Since I didn’t finish it then I thought I’d do it as a Christmas gift instead.

A Finnish-British Christmas

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Christmas 2019 is done and dusted, and as usual it makes me feel a bit blue. You look forward to and prepare for something for so long and then suddenly it’s over in just one day. But I can comfort myself with that it was a good one; the first Christmas in our new house – with Matthew’s parents here too.

Winds of Change

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Things are finally moving forward and the future looks a lot clearer for me, which is such a relief as I feel about 90% less stressed. Now I can just focus on preparing for Christmas and enjoying the holidays before our new life begins at the beginning of January!