Thursday, December 5, 2013

December's ramble

Hey, guys!

First and foremost, as you can see, I have now added my social media icons on the right side of the blog. I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about this (because I am shy and generally rubbish at keeping up with so many different platforms), but since I was asked and thought it could be fun to get in touch with you guys I added them up anyway. My instagram is my personal one, so it's more so lifestyle than beauty and fashion, I use tumblr relative a lot recently and have just now dowloaded twitter (mostly cuz I wanted really badly to enter an awesome giveaway) and pinterest, which I also have been visiting only now and then. If you guys are interested - now they are there, feel free to reach out, you don't have to, but if you like it - don't hesitate :)

On to the post, you have, as always been wonderful! Both on my food post (which I will continue doing and I am glad you enjoy them too, hopefully we can all find some good recipe inspirations - yesterday I made mini pizzas from pita bread - yum!) and on my small wish list, I plan to do one for beauty too. I actually found one of the items at H&M - the coziest, comfiest, biggest, warmest sweater I have ever owned :) So, one thing down! And it was 149 dkk, which is not bad at all for a winter sweater. I will wear it to pieces, I promise you.
I included some pictures, so you guys could see how it fits and let me assure you, I am not a size S, I picked it, because it was very large and this fitted the way I wanted it to.

You know, I'll confess something. It's sometimes a bit awkward for me, when so, so many people doing haul videos say: "Oh, and I picked it up in a size x (which is usually my normal, actual size), because I wanted it to be reeeeeeeeeeeallly oversized on me." I don't know, if I am just that big(ger) or I like my clothes to fit in a different way, but that's strange to me sometimes. Anyway, if you take this for a reference, I needed to go down in sizes and as you can see, it's still pretty baggy.

That being said, what's coming your way this upcoming month are hopefully more holiday posts. I am not advanced enough in this to organize anything or commit to anything, but I can promise to take you guys along with that I am doing.

I am going to be baking and cooking a lot, I am going to be making some presents (if it works out), I'll be seeing friends and family, I'll be studying (off the topic - the 1st day back in Danish school I found out I had an exam the next day!, will hear about the results soon, but if I passed - I need to go to another one next week!) and I'll be dressing up and going out and all that fun stuff :) I hope you'd like to see it.

Today, starting off the festive theme, I wanted to share my weekend with you guys - we went to pick up a Christmas tree and decorated our apartment, so Saturday we had a nice, slow morning with a dellicious breakfast, and then we went to the Bazaar, which is a market, to pick up some veggies. It's a great place to go, because they have an amazing variety of stuff and it's just so much cheaper than in the shops. I mean - look at all that delliciousness! If that doesn't make you want to eat healthier, I don't know, what will.
We then went to a regular grocery shop and stocked up on the rest we needed. I am also cooking a national Latvian dish for our pre-Christmas dinner with our friends, which I will also post in the upcoming days; then we went home and relaxed and cooked and took it easy, but Sunday... as you know was the 1st of the month, it was the 1st Advent and oficially the start of the month of Christmas :)

You see, back home (in Latvia) everybody is entitled to one tree for Christmas. Of course, you have to go to particular places, but we've always found our trees ourselves you can say, while here in Denmark people have to pay, so I have never been at a Christmas tree market before in my life and let me tell you - they have really made it magical :)













I mean, the way it's organized is neat to begin with. One can borrow a saw and walk around freely, keeping in mind only the height of the tree, if you have a specific budget in mind, because that's what affects the price; one can shop in their butique, sit at their cafe, drink warm Christmas drinks, eat aebleskiver, which is a Danish treat, peppernuts, sugar and cinnamon roasted almonds, visit their 6 m tall Santa (I chose the picture where a little girl walked in the shot, just so you could see the proportions. It's absolutely huge!) and basically, pretend your visiting the North Pole.

We then went home and decorated the place, while I was baking my mom's apple pie. My boyfriend's parents came for a visit in the afternoon and after the cake, coffee, tea and snaks we went out for a nice little walk!

I was honestly exhausted after that, considering we were also getting up really early, but man, I had a good time! For the first time I felt the Christmas spirit in me :) Now I have so many ideas for what I want to cook, make, do, see and listen to!

What have you guys been doing? Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Leave me your comments below, I would love to hear from you and will reply as always :)

Talk to you soon!

Renate 

26 comments:

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  2. Cuuuuute :)
    lets follow each other on bloglovin and GFC?
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  3. Love cozy sweaters like that, and all those Christmas ornaments, I'm in love!

    Brigita,
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    1. Me too, absolutely :) bring on the winter!

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  4. Lovely post & photos! I enjoyed reading it. The sweater look very nice and cozy. I'm glad you got into the Christmas spirit! I like this time of year. Baking is a must for the holidays. That pie look delicious! You should share the recipe. I love baking too. Stay in the Christmas spirit. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks, dear :) It is, I have already been wearing it loads!
      I really did! Have been baking & cooking so much in the past week!
      I didn't think about sharing the recipes, but I'll definitely do ;)

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  5. so festive!

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    1. Oh, thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it ;)

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  6. Hi dear,

    I like your pretty blog, I'll be back more often =)
    Do you want to follow each other on GFC and maybe social media?
    Let me know so I can follow you back.
    Kisses, Ana
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    1. Thanks :) Sure, I'll check it out!

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    2. Thank you so much for following me, just started to follow you on GFC
      Kisses, Ana
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  7. I get so excited when I see Christmas decorations, such lovely pictures. Also I adore the sweater, and the social media icons on the side of your blog look amazing. It's a great idea, that way we can follow more with you :)

    -Vogue&Heels
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    1. That's nice, thank you ;) You're too sweet!

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  8. Aw, love all of the christmas decor photos.

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  10. Love your jumper!
    Lovely collection of photographs - very festive <3

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