Pinteresting vol. XXVI


Hello, hello, hello. Did you watch Eurovision Song Contest? I did of course. I drank wine and tweeted through the night. Even though none my favourites won, I’m super excited that Conchita won. She is fierce! But let’s get to Pinterest…

serge ibaka, basketball, hot, sexy, man

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When I started my Pinteresting postings, I usually had a hot male as my first image. With this, I’d like to return to my original posting style. That gorgeous, gorgeous man is Serge Ibaka and he is a basketball player. I pinned to this my Man Fashion-board as so far I’ve resisted the urge to create a board called Men I’d Like To Hug.


Are you suggesting that I meant to use another word instead of hug? You sick perverts.

thinkin bout dat summer body


Speaking of hot bodies…How many of you convinced themselves that THIS year you would look in the bikini? Or in any kind of swimsuit? Please tell me, I wasn’t the only delusional one. Well, it WOULD have happened if there hadn’t been so many setbacks with my recovery, pushing my working out almost 3 months out of schedule. However, after only two weeks working out, I can see definition in/on my legs and shoulder line already. I guess it’s good that I’m so out of shape, results show up much faster.

See, I’m totally a positive personality. Speaking of nice personalities…And I’m not even embarrassed…Here’s another picture of Serge:

Serge Ibaka

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Am I having pre-pre-menopausal hot flashes or is it hot in here? Someone was the first in line when they gave out the beautiful genes. Don’t you just want to crab a jar of Nutella and then just…Wait, what? How dare you? I’m still sticking with Men I’d Like to Hug. Hug. Hug. Hug.

Marry me, Serge.

Wait, what?

I’m a hormone filled immature idiot. I know. Maybe a nice, refreshing drink will cool me down…

kiwi and blueberry mojito, drinks, summer

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When I saw this recipe, it was an instant drool fest (as was the image of Serge). Mojitos? Love. Blueberries? Love. Kiwis? Love. This looks so delicious (as does Serge). The recipe is a bit fussy and requires quite a bit of work (as Serge would, I’d imagine) but I think it could be worth the effort (like Serge). This drink would be perfect for summer barbecues but there’s a risk that after making all that effort to prepare the drink, I wouldn’t want to share. (Like Serge).

Oh, what the heck. Might as well admit…

it ain't gonna spank itself

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Thrifty Finn-Definitely a hormone filled village idiot.


On The Move: Weekly Photo Challenge


On the move. Barely. My recovery from my second surgery in December has been really slow and I wasn’t able to start working out until now in May. I swear, my first exercise day was brutal. I walked out of the gym seeing things double. After yesterday’s leg day, I took the bus home so that I wouldn’t have had to walk the stairs to the train platform, even though I had to wait longer for the bus. (I also wore my short workingout pants and people kept staring at my hairy legs). Sexy lay-dee, I am.

Anyhoo, I’m on the move again, how about you? If you are interested, you can find more fascinating interpretations of this week’s theme HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

P.S. Those crumbs on the left are croissant crumbs.

Pinteresting vol. XXV

pinterest, Thrifty Finn

Spring, spring, springety, spring! The weather has been amazing over here. Well, not today, today is miserable and cold but in general the summer is definitely on its way. Not a moment too soon. We need sunshine and picnics and other summery things!

As per usual, I’ve been pinning away and here are some of latest pins:

Tom of Finland, cross stitch, kit, embroidery, gay


I thought the Tom of Finland-stamps were cool but now Finnish post office was outdone by the crafty community. Australian based company Pearler designed this kit in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation.

flamingo sunglasses, bonne maison, style

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Different kind of fierce but fierce nonetheless. The blues, the bling and the flamingo. And talking about birds…

Károly Reich, hungarian, fantasy, illustration, peacock

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A peacock by Hungarian artist Károly Reich.

DIY, Kate Spade, stool

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The fabulousness continues…DIY boudoir chair. (I refuse to use the s-word as in my mind it begs the continuation word ‘sample’).

motto, quote, let's make better mistakes tomorrow

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I love the sentiment but more importantly, it came from a board ‘Your Sassy Gay Friend‘ by Pinterest-user Brad Jacobsen. I guess the first pin influenced all my pin choices today ;) Here’s one more rainbow for the road:

care bears, vintage, original


Love for all,

-Thrifty Finn


Recently Thrifted…



Some frames I may or may not use for framing my favourite vintage fabrics, some more :D vintage fabric, and yet another silkscreen. The dark fabric is yardage, there’s about 6-7 meters of it. The mustard coloured fabric is a pair of curtains. I paid about 25€ for all of these.

-Thrifty Finn-

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring!

I feel that we should be already posting about summer themed photos. I can’t remember the last time Finland was this green THIS early in the May. Anyhoo, I went thrifting today and on my way home I spotted this pink tree. I don’t know its name so I’m just going to call it Thrifty Finnimus Amorus:

pink blossoms, tree, spring



Today’s weather was very freaky. There was sunshine, there were clouds and then there were hails and soon after sunshine again. Unfortunately the sun was gone by the time I got home, so I decided to run these images through some Instagram-filters to put some sun in the pics:

pink blossoms, trees, spring



Lovely. Me thinks. If you are interested, you can find more interpretations HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-