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Happy Easter!

To celebrate Ishtar, I decided to pimp some Easter decorations I had in my stash. I used some of my favourite scrapbook papers:

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I’m participating in these challenges and link parties:

My Romantic Home- Happy Easter Show & Tell

Craftin Desert Divas- Craft It Up Link Party Challenge #29

ASWC Together Linky Party

613 Avenue Create- Challenge #68 Anything Goes

A Creative Romance Challenge- Eggcellent Spring

Challenges For Everybody- Challenge #40 Anything Goes

-Thrifty Finn- Spectacularly productive-

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

notre dame, paris, gargoyles

notre dame, paris, gargoyles

notre dame, paris, gargoyles

This week’s theme is On Top. Here are some friendly gargoyles on top of Notre Dame. Yes, I have an never-ending supply of pictures of Paris. You’re welcome :D The pictures themselves were taken on a very gloomy day, so I ran the pics through some photo actions. Namely HEFE from an Instagram-action set. I recommend downloading it. There are many sets available, even for free! Anyhoo, if you are interested, you can find links to other interpretations of this week’s theme HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

Pinteresting vol. XXIV

Thrifty Finn, Pinteresting

Is it as sunny where you are as it is over here? I’m not complaining though. Only couple of more extra degrees and I can finally switch to using spring jacket. And how about your Easter plans? I have nothing, NOTHING to do. That’s what you get for being single and live hundreds of kilometres awat from your nearest and dearest. Well, my sister lives here and she said she will be dropping by on Sunday but it probably means she just wants something computer related from me.

Aargh.

To make matters worse, I had a fit or seizure or something few weeks ago and decided to do Herkuton Huhtikuu, which means Treatless April and back then I didn’t realize Easter would be in April. So I can’t even get Kinder-eggs to cheer me up. Why? Why don’t I ever think these things through? Anyhoo, here are some of my latest pins…

Margaret Berg: Poppies

Illustration by Margaret Berg

Isn’t this wonderful? I don’t usually go for this type of floral illustrations, I’m all about granny florals but there’s something very charming in this. The illustrator Margaret Berg is originally from South Africa and lives now in the US. Her style is very commercial and by the looks of her portfolio, she has done some TV and movie work ie. retouching images, poster work too.

strawberry mascarpone yogurt pie

Image via Dessert for Two

My treatless April hasn’t been easy. Even with 17 days of no candy, cookies, ice cream, chips or anything like that, my cravings haven’t lessened. Just the other day I tweeted that as soon as May 1st is here, I’ll be stuffing my face with chocolate and any other sweet thing I can get my hands on. Basically, not a day goes by when I don’t pin yet another pie or cake recipe. And someday, I will make them ALL! Oh, and the delicious thing in this picture is Strawberry Mascarpone Yogurt Pie. I’m weeping as I’m typing it.

Carrie Strine Lattice Quilt

Quilt by Carrie Strine

Originally I pinned another picture of this quilt but as I went to get the original from the site, I spotted this horizontal one over there. If you remember, I have a quilt in progress too. It just that I haven’t gotten any further than cutting the pieces. Well, not even that, since I moved to a new apartment and got a new, bigger bed, I have to cut more pieces to get a big enough quilt to work as bedcover. At this rate I’ll be done 2020 and probably not even then. Anyhoo, this quilt is called ‘Latice‘ and it has the sunny, retro vibe I’m looking for. I may have to add some pink to my quilt too.

Pineapple Crush Drinks Recipe

Recipe by Fetepress.com.au

Didn’t I post drinks last week too? I just realized that not being able to eat chocolate is not as bad as not being able to get some wine. You see, in my eternal wisdom, I decided that alcohol is also banned this month. How stupid am I? The. Worst. Easter. Ever. This delicious recipe is called Pineapple Crush and I think it’s going to be my ‘go to’ drink this summer.

Now, you may understand that I might be little bit on the edge with no sweets and alcohol to keep my mood on a pleasurable level. The following T-shirt captures this situation, oh heck, my entire personality quite beautifully:

thug life shirts, delicate flower, fucking lady

T-shirt by Thug Life Shirts

YEAH! What they said!

Thrifty Finn- A delicate flower and a fucking lady

Edited to add…My sister just called me and told that she will be bringing her computer because some mumblemumblemumble. I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!

 

 

 

 

Sweet Mother of 90s

90s, floral, flowers, fashion, style, music

Original image via calibakers.com

I’m continuing with some more news about Finnish popular culture…The other week, Finnish Broadcasting Company asked around in social media for people’s favourite 90′s songs. Today they announced the list, with some comments. My favourite:

When I heard this song for the first time at the youth association disco, it blew this heavy rocker’s mind. You wanted to dance even if you didn’t have the skill and knew that heavy rocker wasn’t supposed to like electronic music.

The song he was talking about was of course Prodigy’s No Good:

What was interesting that Spice Girls, Oasis or Blur didn’t make the list. The reason was that the votes for them went to several different songs. Personally I think that ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ should have been there but maybe next time they can make a TOP 10 90s girl/boyband-song list. Backstreet Boys’ ‘Everybody’ being the number 1 of course. Anyhoo, the TOP 10 90s songs (with links to respective videos) according to Finnish people are:

  1. Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
  2. Deee-Lite: Groove Is In The Heart
  3. The Cranberries: Zombie
  4. Guns’N’Roses: November Rain
  5. Haddaway: What Is Love
  6. Queen: Show Must Go On
  7. Culture Beat: Mr. Vain
  8. Suede: Trash
  9. The Prodigy: No Good (Start The Dance)
  10. The Garbage: I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Another personal note. Although I do love Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is In The Heart’, I think ‘Good Beat’ is way better. I didn’t discover until last summer and it has become my most played and loved song. Oh and Miss Kier has an amazing Tumblr, you should check it out.

Thrifty Finn- Wishing that she could pull of a bodysuit like that.

Pinteresting vol. XXIII

pinterest, thrifty finn

Today, I’m on an exceptionally good mood. Why? Because I had a date last night. And it went well. *insert a little butt wiggle dance here* Since I’m on such a happy mood, here are some of latest happy looking pins:

mood board, Bohème Circus, watercolour text

Mood board by Bohème Circus

This pin lead me to find an incredible paper eye candy blog, called Bohème Circus. I don’t know if the writer is French or from somewhere else but her work has been featured in Marie Claire Idée. She also writes in English and in French, so it’s possible she is French Canadian. I probably should have asked. Anyway, if you go there, you just end up drooling after every picture.

vintage trim, blessed serendipity

Image via Blessed Serendipity

Aah, vintage trim…My best vintage trim find is from few years ago, when I found tons of trim they use in Sámi people‘s traditional costumes. Naturally I made this find in Lapland, since that’s where Sámis live.  Anyway, hoarding ribbon is never a bad thing. The blog, where the image is from is called Blessed Serendipity and it’s a treasure trove of other vintage goods. Pyrex, anyone?

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flat via Go Jo Lo

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flat via Go Jo Lo

Now that we have safely established that I am a crazy cat lady (sans the cats), we might as well celebrate the fact with these shoes. Last fall I found a version of these at a Parisian flea market but alas, they were one size too small. But maybe it was a good thing. My compulsory gay bestie/stylist would never have let me hear the end of it if I had bought them.

He’s an ass ;) …But this next fellow isn’t:

cute, marsupial, bow

Image by GaS125 on deviantART

Eep! There’s so much cute sass in this picture that I just can’t handle it. I’m sensing a cute aggression fit is on it’s way. Eeeeeeeep! Can you handle this? I still can’t. If, however, you are a cold-hearted bastard, there’s always…

Mary Kate McDevitt, Miami Cocktail co, summer, drinks, cocktails

Designs by Mary Kate McDevitt

Alcohol! To warm your heart and/or to make you (albeit temporary) happy. I pinned these on my Branding & Packaging-board because I liked the style and the typeface. When I began reading what’s actually in them, I thought I wouldn’t mind if I could get these in Finland too. Not that I’m not talented mixologist/hostess anyway but this would take so much pressure of my summer picnics (read: drinking alone watching Netflix because I’m too lazy to put on pants and leave the house to see actual people).

Thrifty Finn- My Pinterest profile is HERE.