Sunday, January 5, 2014

I'll have to calm down a bit. Or else I'll burst with happiness.

Helsinki, 4 degrees

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I recently read an article that introduced me to a lovely idea of keeping a happiness jar. Have you heard of a Happiness Jar? According to the article, it's an idea started by Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of e.g. Eat, Pray, Love). There even a Facebook page called Happiness by the Jar. The idea is that you write the happiest moment of each day down and stick it in a jar. At the end of the year, you can look back and enjoy all the happy memories. I'm now hunting for the perfect jar to start our Happiness Jar for 2014. Who else is in? Do you know any good places to find a beautiful jar?

Luin hiljattain Voicen artikkelin "Tee vuodesta parempi ja säilö hyvät hetket - katso ohjeet Onnellisuuspurkin tekoon", joka kertoo hauskasta ilmiöstä. Ilmiö on saanut vastikään alkunsa kirjailija Elizabeth Gilbertistä. Artikkelin mukaan ns. onnellisuuspurkkiin kirjoitetaan vuoden kuluessa pieniä lappuja, joihin kirjataan elämän hyviä hetkiä. Tarkoituksena ei suinkaan ole odottaa lottovoittoa ja kirjoittaa vasta sitten, vaan ihastuin ideaan kirjoittaa esimerkiksi ihanasta päiväsaunahetkestä, hauskasta ravintolaillasta ystävien kanssa, taivaallisesta jäätelöannoksesta tai suloisesta hymystä kahvilan kassalla. Aina kun kirjoittaa sattumuksen, keskittyy samalla hyviin asioihin elämässä. En malta odottaa lappujen lukemista vuoden lopuksi ja huomata, miten paljon hyvää onkaan vuoden aikana tapahtunut. Nyt etsin vain täydellistä purkkia! Onko teillä antaa vinkkejä siitä, mistä voisi löytää hyvän onnellisuuspurkin?


This Christmas I got an early Christmas gift when I won Nespresso's Umilk coffee machine on the Finnish blog Dinner 4U2! Thank you Dinner 4U2! The ones of you who follow me on Instagram have already seen some of the photos of this blog post, but I thought this piece of good news was something I wanted to share with all of my blog readers. The coffee machine comes in black and white, but I chose a white one because I thought that it went better with our otherwise white kitchen. 

Tänä jouluna sain yhden joululahjan jo ennakkoon kun voitin Dinner 4U2 -blogin kautta Nespresson Umilk -kahvikoneen! Kiitos Dinner 4U2! Lisää kilpailusta voit lukea täältä. Ne teistä, jotka seuraavat minua Instagramissa, olette jo kenties nähneet joitakin tämän blogikirjoituksen kuvista. Tästä huolimatta, halusin jakaa tämän ilouutisen teidän kanssa! Valitsin valkoisen kahvikoneen koska mielestäni se sopii parhaiten meidän vaalean keittiöön.


Those of you who remember that I stopped drinking coffee, don't be alarmed. I'm still not drinking coffee every day, it's just a random delight for me nowadays!

Jotkut teistä ehkä muistavat, että lopetin kahvinjuonnin jonkun aikaa sitten. En vieläkään juo kahvia päivittäin, vaan se on minulle harvinainen herkku!


What new routines are you starting this year?

Mitä uusia rutiineja sinulle on tälle vuodelle?


24 comments :

  1. Oh that is such a great idea! I definitely think I will have to give this a go :)
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. How nice that you like the idea :)

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  2. The Happiness Jar idea may indeed work! I think I have seen some really cute jars at Ikea last year, but they should always have some there.
    What is your favourite kind of coffee at the moment? I'm not a huge fan of it, but sometimes it's nice to have a cup of coffee with some whipped cream on.
    As regards new routines, I think I'd like to become more like a morning person this year. And of course I would like to write regularly in a blog again!

    Have a good start of the week :)

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    1. Good idea, I should pay a visit to Ikea. It's been far too long since the last time :)
      I always drink espresso, single or double, no milk. But of course a cappuccino is delicious as well, I just don't think it's that healthy on a regular basis.
      Your new routines sound very good! I hope you'll stick to them!

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      E

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  3. nice idea!
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  4. the coffee machine reminds me of my mom's Keurig machine

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  5. a happiness jar sounds like such a cool idea! and omg you will love a nespresso machine, they are amazing!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM
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    1. Thanks, I'm happy you agree with me :)

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  6. this jar thingy is pretty trendy here in Estonia. pretty much every other blogger talks about those jars and I think one even sold a jar but a full jar that was already filled with those tiny writings. so I know it exists but to be honest with you I'm not that crazy about it because I know I would probably be too lazy to read the notes after 12 months :P when it comes to finding the perfect jar I guess you could check Stockmann for example. I'm sure they have plenty of options there :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Really? Here I haven't heard anyone talk about it :) I love being nostalgic, also with photos..
      I try not to visit Stockmann that often, we have so many other great stores with personal service, but maybe I should for the jar, you're right.

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  7. Nice idea :D

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com

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  8. Hi sweety, hope your start to 2014 has been a great one :) Love the idea of the happiness jar, its so sweet. yay for the Nespresso maker, you can wake up every morning to it now :)

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    1. Thank you Sam, it's been good so far! :)

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  9. Love this idea! Keeping a gratitude list, in any form, is the perfect reminder of good things! I'm a new follower and am so glad I discovered your blog - would love for you to check out mine!

    - Kathleen
    http://www.fashionablelaughter.com

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    1. Thanks, I'm happy that you agree with me. Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

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  10. What a lovely Idea :)

    Happy new Year!

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  11. Nice*
    Maybe we follow each other !?
    Let me know if you follow me & i´ll follow back :)

    Greetings <3
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