Nov 152014
 

 
 
 
 
 

TCM managed to air this on a day when I was very sad and did this cheer me up? Yes.
Was it cheerful, bright, funny and adorable? Yes. Do I have a crush on young Frank Sinatra? Yes.

I don’t know what to say really. I’m just sort of stunned over how much I loved it and needed it.
If you love films that are funny, cute, bright, cheerful, filled with music and dance and beautiful faces
then you should watch this.

Seeing Gene dance makes me want to be able to dance more gracefully (I can dance, it just
doesn’t look as graceful as I’d hope, haha) and hearing Frank sing one of my favorite love
song (”I fall in love too easily”), well, that is sort of good to be true. And it’s all in this film.

Also, before I go let me just tell you one thing.  Gene has a smile that can light up an entire room and
Frank has eyes as blue as the ocean in Greece. Just saying. Stay grand and see you soon!

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Nov 152014
 

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”This autumn came with the color grey mixed with the leaves on the ground and all I could do was to just stare 
blankly ahead and move forward.” A lot has changed. Not just with this autumn but this year. My mother mentioned
it the other day. ”A lot of things have happened to you this year”, she said. And I nodded and mmh-ed.

It is true. A lot of things has changed. The list would be so long I’d probably fill more than two pages. And even
if I used to be the person who’d hate changes, it hasn’t done much harm on me. I’ve grown. I’ve become stronger.
I’ve cried many tears, oh yes, but I have fought. I know now though, that without my mother I wouldn’t have done
it.

The last months has been tough ones. In fact, ever since I graduated school life has been pretty tough to deal with but I’ve
carried myself through it. Every part of it. I’ve been lost, splattered pieces of myself on the floor. I’ve picked up the
pieces and slowly tried to put the together again. Sometimes I meet the wrong edges, sometimes the right ones.
But to feel how much stronger I’m getting every day, how I’m no longer a weak bird with a broken wing but a strong
human with a determent mind. That is a wonderful feeling.

This week a important person in my family passed away. It was very shocking for me to suddenly deal with death.
It has never happened for me before and I guess I thought that it only happened to others. But then it
happened and I realized how strange it is that a person you’ve known your whole life can be here one day and be
gone the next. It frightens me in a very odd way. All of a sudden I know how it feels. And it punched me hard in the
face.

I’m walking towards better and for that I’m very proud. My blog is my happy place and I’m sorry I rarely write. I
just had to find that happy place again and slowly get back. I want to use this to place express myself and reach out to
people. Thank you for reading. I promise I’ll try to write less poetic posts very soon.

Stay grand and I see you soon.

 15 november, 2014  Posted by at 10:00 Thoughts and words No Responses »
Nov 152014
 

My dear friend Jenni created a project called ”The selfie project”. It’s all about self-love and appreciating
who you are. I have always thought that being who you truly are is the most important thing so I just
had to participate. Jenni basically asked us to send her a selfie of ourselves and then answer the following
sentence, ”Name one thing you love about yourself.”

At first it was hard for me to name just one thing, which is oddly surprising. I used to hate everything I saw
in the mirror. And this was two years ago. I used to think that I wasn’t good enough, not pretty enough, not skinny
enough etcetera. But throughout the last years I’ve slowly walked towards feeling better. Loving yourself
shouldn’t be so hard, but yes, the sad truth is that it takes quite some time to just accept yourself.

I just decided one day that I would stop pity myself for everything, stop dress up for someone else, stop
trying to impress people I don’t even know and just be the beautiful me that I am, but for me only, stop
feeling constant anxiety about my body, stop feeling bad over all.
From that day I worked forward. Sure, I had bad days, real bad days. I still do. But I’ve never stopped working
forward. You need to love yourself first before you can love someone else. That might sound like a cliché quote
for some, but it is the truth and you know it deep down.

So when I got the question, or statement, to name one thing I love about myself I truly sat down and started
to think about myself. I realized how beautiful I truly am. With my big blue-green eyes that keep changing with the
light, my dimple on the left side of my cheek, my birthmark that look like it’s part of the world map, my long but
stable legs, my long but beautiful arms, my cheeks that are high and looks like bits of apples every time I smile.
I choose to write my eyes, because they are the reflection of my soul and my most beautiful feature.
The feature I’m most proud of. I don’t know but in some way I just always loved them. Adored them.
And I’m happy they are there and functioning well.

For my personality, there is so much that I love. If I would meet myself I would probably fall in love with my personality.
I love my quirky, sweet, kind, creative, serious, quiet, positive and beautiful personality. I would never trade it with anyone.
I love that I’m a dreamer. I love that I’m an observer. People sometimes call me a ”wallflower” and I see it as a compliment.

So what I truly want to say with this post is to love. Love yourself. Throw kindness around you like confetti. One of
my favorite quotes but it’s very true. Love every bits of you and don’t be embarrassed to. Some days will be harder
than others but you will get back on track. Always know that you are beautiful!

Be sure to read Jenni’s wonderful blog post here.  

Stay grand and see you soon!

 15 november, 2014  Posted by at 09:39 Thoughts and words No Responses »
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A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through pinterest (you can find my account here) and I was looking at
different wristwatches and find this old looking clock with a 80’s touch to it. I asked mum about it and she
immediately told me it was a swatch clock and that she used to have a lot of those when she was younger.
My first thought was that I wouldn’t find swatch clocks anywhere now but to my surprise you can still buy them.
On their actual site. And there are tons of different, glorious clocks. Some are quite pricey and some not.

This one, that I purchase, is the Miss Fraise one. It is really nice on the wrist and cute and lovely and I just really
love it. Right after I bought this, they launched one with bananas that I like too. Favorite fruits and wristband clocks
are a nice combination.

It arrived nicely in the beginning of this week and I’ve been wearing it ever since. I didn’t even know how much I
missed having a wristband clock until now. It’s so nice to have the time on your arm whenever you need it, instead of
having to find your phone when you need to know the time. And it’s adorable too, which makes it even better.

Stay grand and see you soon!

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This is such a cute, different and lovely film.
Great music, wonderful and quirky characters, romance,  seriousness and my favorite
kind of fashion. This inspired me quite a lot. I also fell in love with Olly Alexander’s
incredibly curly hair. It definitely made me want to get a 60’s inspired fashion style even more.

When I first saw the trailer of this film, I knew that I needed to watch it. I knew it was
a film that I would like and I sure was right. Did I know it would be a musical? no, not at
all, which made the film even better. I spent last night listening to the soundtrack on repeat.
I’m surprised over what a great singer Emily Browning is. This is just a swell film, go watch it.

Stay grand and see you soon!

 13 november, 2014  Posted by at 11:23 Films and more beautiful things No Responses »
Nov 102014
 

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From a magical sunset a couple of months ago. I’m just gonna let the pictures speak for themselves.
Stay grand and see you soon!

 10 november, 2014  Posted by at 03:29 Everything and more No Responses »
Nov 012014
 

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I have some really good news to share. A couple of months ago I created an account on Spinnup.com. It’s a site
that helps you to release your music on various famous streaming and downloading websites and give you 100%
royalties. You can release a single, EP or album, but you have to pay an amount for it every year. It’s not much
and the fact that it will make your chance to get notice a little bigger, I think it’s really worth it!

Anyway, what I was going to tell you is that my original song ”Darling” is now available to both purchase and
listen to online. You can find it on Itunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify. Listen or purchase if you like, it
would truly mean so much to me if you did!

That’s all, thank you, see you soon and stay grand!

 1 november, 2014  Posted by at 06:19 My music 1 Response »
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Happy Halloween everyone! Although it was yesterday, I hope you all had a good one.  I had a very calm and lovely
halloween spent at home with my family. My little brother, my mum and I carved a pumpkin for the first time and
it turned out like this. Isn’t it cute?

I didn’t plan a costume this year because I haven’t really felt the halloween spirit to be honest. It’s not my favorite
tradition, but I don’t dislike it either. Dressing up is really fun and I wish I could do it more, but this year I just
haven’t felt it as much! But my brother really wanted me to dress up. So I surprised him with a last minute costume
as Wednesday Addams from ”The Addams family”. It’s not the best, but it made my brother happy!

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What did you guys do for Halloween? What was your costume? I would love to read about it in the comments
below.

See you soon and stay grand!

 

 1 november, 2014  Posted by at 05:35 Everything and more 1 Response »
Okt 292014
 

The free time that I get between homeworks and other things, I spend mostly on illustrating. And just
recently I figured I wanted to give myself more of a challenge and start to do portraits. With challenges,
you practice and with practice, you develop.

Harajuku street photos always inspires me. I love the diversity in people and styles. I love how one thing
or item can make them stand out from the rest. Therefore I decided to browse through some japanese
street style websites and find a few photos that inspires me and has a lot of diversity in color. These two
are the ones I started with and to be honest, I feel really pleased with the result.

PicMonkey Collage

The things that caught my eye on this pictures was her glasses, and also the fact that most of her outfit contained
the color blue (which I love to work with because it’s my favorite color).

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Red is also a color I love to work with. It’s bright and it makes me happy in this odd but lovely way. So when I found
this photo I immediately saved it and started illustrating right away. I find the photos at street photos stylearena.jp.

See you all soon and stay grand!

 29 oktober, 2014  Posted by at 11:10 Illustrations No Responses »
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Long time, no writing!
I’ve had so much to do recently I had to put my blog on hold for a week or too and to be honest I haven’t really
had anything worth blogging about either. Anyway, during these busy weeks I’ve been reading quite a lot. If you
are quite a book nerd like me, and follow the book networks online you know that oktober means booktober!
If you haven’t heard of booktober before, well, then I shall explain it to you. It means that you read one book
each week of oktober. Simple as that. I did read more than that though, but that’s another story.

One of the books I read was this glorious and pretty one. Probably one of the loveliest and funniest books I’ve ever
put my hands and eyes upon. A Little Something Different is actually a love story but it’s seen through 14 perspectives,
or viewpoints. Even a squirrel and a bench have their viewpoints on this love story between a boy and a girl named Gabe
and Lea. It was hilarious, cute, unique and really a little something different (see what I did there, hahah!).
If you haven’t checked this out you really should. Sandy Hall, the author, really is a gem with words and I think she
did a wonderful job on her first novel. Also, I was lucky to pick this book up at a time when I was feeling down and it
turned out that it was exactly what I needed. It sort of became a happy pill and I was caught to it for 24 hours straight.
I wish it was longer, because it ended rather fast. Maybe cause I read it in one sitting.

See you all soon, and stay grand!

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