10 000 visitors & my life lately

There are titles like ”life and death” on my blog drafts, so you know it’s a slight struggle for me to write about the ordinary life and what I did on the weekend and so on. But I have heard, that I’m a quick learner, so I’m not that easily defeated. Or actually – I am pretty easily defeated, especially if it’s a children’s game and I’m on my third glass of wine. In that case though, I’m also pretty hilarious company.

After the past week and weekend I feel pretty defeated as well – in a way you feel after a good, positive game, might I add.

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I got to celebrate a friend’s bachelorette party, and it was super fun. The party lasted for 22 hours for me, so when I finally got home I fell asleep instantly. We went to Tallinn, we went shooting (I was super bad), to Tallink Spa to relax a little and after that we cruised back to Helsinki and to Clarion hotel. We had a suite where we got ready for the evening and I almost feel emotional when I think about the view we got from up there. It was pretty amazing to just stare at your own city from that high up, enjoy some great white wine and talk about whatever with a friend. And what’s obviously the most important thing, is that the bride-to-be was happy and everything went well.

helsinki clarion hotel view

The next day I went to my sister’s and spent the night. I forgot how nice it is to stay in your big sister’s care for a day – and wake up the next day to even more sisters around. We had a nice brunch and after that we headed to our place.

May Day was calm, but fun. I applied glitter for everyone and we drank sparkling wine and danced. I love dancing with my sisters – we always come up with ridiculous new moves and if an outsider looked at us, it would probably look like we all just had a stroke. That day as well, I fell asleep pretty quickly.

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Glitter, glitter and more glitter.

The next day was special and not only because of the traditional First of May brunch. Well, obviously I love brunches and it was nice to have almost the whole family around the table, but there was one other thing.

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know: my blog hit it’s first ever 10 000 unique visitors per month! That is crazy. So, I don’t know. I guess I’ve thought about it this whole week and I am lost with words. It’s probably getting old, but I am so thankful for each and every one of you. This blog is my biggest passion and I hope it shows to you. And as I said on Instagram, I couldn’t have done it without Risto. He’s to thank for the fact, that this blog is up and running. Ever since I first said it out loud, that I would like to blog seriously, he never laughed. He’s always been there for me. Just like you have, for clicking to this site.

Two great ways to hide the fact, that you’re tired.

So, it’s been a crazy few days. Both emotionally and physically, since my body is still requiring more sleep. I’ve heard that the older you get, the less sleep you need. So I guess I’m still fresh and young in that department, since I can easily dream ten hours straight.

By the way – I chose (I mean, random number generator did) the winner for the giveaway, that closed on Monday. I have contacted the winner personally. And hey – there is a new giveaway coming soon, so if you missed that one, don’t worry.

Okay, so that’s what’s up. Except, one last thing: Why do passport photos always suck? In my last photo I looked hangover (probably cause I was), and this time wasn’t that much better, except that I had eyebrows on – on my last photo I used zero makeup on my brows, how is that even possible? But hey, it’s just one bad photo. Who cares.

I wish you a great weekend! Mine is hopefully gonna be quite chill, except the concert I’m going on Saturday. VIP-tickets, here I come!

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And hey, how are you?

My heart is tilted

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best friends photoshoot

These past days it have felt, as if my heart was tilted. As if it did not know how to be or which way to beat. As it it was sick, just a little bit.

There have been some sad news and some good news. Packed together as usual. But somehow even the good news have turned bad news in my mind.

It feels selfish to long for someone, when all they are doing is living their life to the fullest. Seeing the world, conquering their fears and enjoying life. But it feels as if so many people around me are leaving. Not for a holiday, but for a longer period of time. Months, years. Including my sister, my best friend, my other sister and my other friend, who’s already gone, and who I miss terribly.

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My best friend Pinja flew back to Australia and I have tried to understand why it feels so bad to have one friend move to the other side of the world, when your world is full of wonderful people. Packed, even. I have come to the conclusion, that every relationship is unique and no matter how many friends you might have around you – no one can replace the place, that is reserved just and only for that one person.

Wednesday night, as I was crying the whole car ride back home, I thought about this. You can live anywhere you like, you can have whatever job you like, you can stress about your looks, but what is it, that actually makes you happy? What really makes me happy – and what is actually important in my life, are family and friends or to put it simply: love. There’s a painting in our home that says: Home is whenever I’m with you. And I couldn’t agree more – maybe that’s why I painted that painting.

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There’s always a silver lining though. At least that’s what I keep telling myself and so far I’ve found that.

  • The past week was amazing. I got to spend so much time with Pinja and there were lots of laughs, one photoshoot and a reminder, that true friendship can take the distance. There was also a hilarious visit to the grocery store, when all we bought was literally just ice cream, cake, cookies, candy and chocolate.
  • There’s still time, before my sisters leave and the time spent with them is never boring. Even if it was just a few hours with a cup of coffee. I wish I could write every blog post with my sister – they become hilarious – even though it takes double time to write it and half of the text needs to be wipen off.
  • There’s a glitter party this weekend and I plan to cover my friends in glitter. Could there be a better theme for a party? Feels good to see everyone, relax and maybe have a drink or two – especially after this roller coaster of feelings I’ve had this week.friends

These photos were from the photoshoot we did with Pinja. It was hilarious and not the least, because my sister got to play a photographer and she couldn’t hate it more. Somehow she still always comes through – how is that for true love. You’ll be seeing our photos here on my blog, on my insta (@charlottaeve) and Pinja’s insta (@pinjaelisa).