Sunshine award

Helsinki, 5 degrees

Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kind deeds are the fruits. Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds. Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.

This week wonderfully sweet Maiken of Maikeni blogi – Part of Me nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I would like at this point to send out a big shout out to her and thank her for the award since receiving one from you readers always gives me warm feeling inside! So thank you!

Here follows the rules for the award:

Here are the answers to my questions:

I: Are you pleased with your current job and/or studies? If not, what would you change?
Yes, I truly enjoy my job. I get to work in an international atmosphere and use all the languages I speak. I like the fact that I have versatile job description right now. That allows me to try different aspects of my field of work. I’m a person who looks for security so that is something I look for in a job as well. Maybe right now that is something I would like to change as well since we're going through an organizational change which adds to the insecurity of any workplace.

II: How important is fashion to you?

I think these quotes say it all: “Fashion is not simply a matter of clothes. Fashion is in the air, born upon the wind. One intuits it. It is in the sky and on the road.” ” A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

III: How many blogs do you read regularly?

It’s a tricky question..sometimes more, sometimes less, it depends on how much time I have on my hands. I try to read at least some tenish blogs on a regular basis.

IV: How often do you use your ID (Identity) Card?

Since I don’t have a driver license, I use my passport as my ID. “My second home” is the post office, due to the fact that I constantly sell and buy stuff through internet, and here in Finland we usually show some ID when picking up packages, so I tend to show it at least 1-2 a week at the post office. Besides that, I show it when picking up theater and event tickets if I have a booking because here it’s common policy to show your ID when picking up things like this. I also use my ID when I travel. Sometimes I get asked to show my ID at our liquor store Alko (even though I’m way pass the age limits here, haha). But I'm short so I guess it's understandable sometimes.

V: Name the last piece of clothing or accessory you bought.

Yesterday I received a new red dress that I intend to wear for upcoming Christmas parties. I also got another mustard color dress. Both were bought online from Ellos. The last accessory I’ve bought was a handbag at the Helsinki Vintage event.

VI: Name three of your best thrift finds.

I recently bought a full size Rococo style white mirror to our bedroom, and I love it! I’ve also found some beautiful pieces of clothing, jewelry and interior design items through thrift shopping.

VII: What is your favorite holiday?

I must admit that it’s Christmas when my whole family gathers at my mom’s place.

VIII: Which group(s) and/or singer(s) do you like?

If this intends music groups, my favorite is Coldplay. I also listen to a lot of Swedish and Italian music. I think some of the best musicians through time are Queen and Michael Jackson.

IX: Which TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?

Currently I’m watching Finnish Dance, a Finnish police TV show called Roba, the Swedish TV show Solsidan, and Finland’s most popular TV show Salatut Elämät because it’s a must for my boyfriend. I sometimes watch the Finnish Dancing with the stars. When X Factor, America’s Next Top Model or Idols is on, I’ll watch them as well.

X: You and junk food. What kind of relationship do you have?

I would say that I have a neutral relationship with junk food. I rarely eat it (maybe on average once every second month), but sometimes I crave for it. My favorite junk food is Subway.


Here are the bloggers that I put questions to and my questions to them!

The blogs that I nominate thanks to the fact that they bring sunshine to my life are:
Shop Style Conquer
The Scent of Glamour
Style at 30 
Coco and Vera
Frills and Thrills
The Chic and Cheap Blog

The questions:
I What have you learned from your travels? What has been your best trip so far?

II What was the last book you read?
III What is your favorite scent?
IV What is your food specialty? What food are you a master of?
V Name your favorite movies.
VI What is your favorite flower?
VII What is your relationship with blogs – how do they affect your life?
VIII How do you choose which blogs to read/follow?
IX If you could go anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be - why?
X If you would make a Christmas playlist, which songs would have to be on it?


What's your opinion?

  1. you're welcome, Elisabeth, and I'm happy to read all those answers since I found out quite a few new things about you and we have many in common as well. my favourite holiday is Christmas too and I like many of Coldplay's songs. oh and the red dress is fabulous!! I like this wine red shade a lot.
    anyway, thank you so much for answering my questions!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  2. Wow babe!
    Thanks for this! :)
    I'm following you,
    just wanted you to know <3

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  3. Nice quote !

    Would you like to follow each other ?
    Follow me and leave me a comment so I can follow back !

  4. Hi Elisabeth, congrats on the lovely award and thanks so much for passing it on to me. I will paste it on my blog. Was great learning all these new things about you. Love your choice of red dress, its so glamourous. I agree on the fashion quotes too! I had no idea you had to use your ID card to bok theatre tickets, any reason for this. Over here I usually just carry my drivers license card because the national ID is an entire little booklet. You're so good not to have junk food all the time, i think it takes some major determination!

  5. Thank you so much!!!
    It means a lot to me!

  6. Congrats lovely! What a great honour.

    Alexandra xo