Hello all my lovelies! I’m sorry that I haven’t been updating this blog so much during last couple weeks. My fall and winter is and will be quite filled with all kinds of activities and things to do but I’m trying to keep blogging.
So I think you all are curious about what is making me busy… It’s basically all areas of life:
As you might remember I got a new job at spring, then I told you it means more time for blogging, remember? (If not click here for the older post) I’m working in a position in which the busiest time is fall and winter – so even thought I have less hours my work is quite intense at the moment. Interesting but very responsible.
As you might have read from my about (here), I’m a medicine major and business minor. Those two areas require quite a lot of time in general. However this year I’m not studying that many courses because I’m trying to change university – and that has to be done via entrance exam so I’m already studying hard for that even thought the exam is at May. At the moment my campus is 300 miles (500km) from my home and I’m tired with all that traveling! So wish me luck to the exam!
3) Wedding Planning
We have just booked the some things and decided the date. It’s in less than two years from now so the planning will for sure keep me busy. I’ll write some wedding related material in some point. If you haven’t yet read about our engagement party you can start with that while waiting the wedding material.😉
4) Friends, Family and Relatives
And lastly irrespective of the fact that about 6/7 days of my week includes studies and/or work I still want to spend time with my friends and relatives. That’s one reason why I had to limit my online time – by doing that I can spend more time with people in real life. Lately we were in one big walking event with my mother and spouse, I was in a friend’s housewarming party and at the moment we’re taking care of my brother’s hairless terrier (which might be the cutest creature ever, or at least in top ten!)
We got so much wine as an engagement gifts (and already had some before those) that we decided to buy some kind of storing solution for them. We browsed through half of the Internet – most of the wine shelves are either huge or super expensive or both. After couple hours of browsing I found something that fits our needs – Ikea wine shelves. They are made of wood, are so small that they fit in a closet and you can apply 1-3 pieces on top of each other if you want more storage – perfect! And the price was around 10€ (12$) each.
Space we had was a part of our closet. It’s in coldest part of our apartment, had some space available and protects the wine from sunlight.
My boyfriend is putting together the pieces of our shelves – and it’s starting to look ready, yeah!🙂 These shelves are btw from “Hutten” series of Ikea, in case your interested to get your own one(s).
Closet❤ Hutten = Perfect match!
And the second piece fits in too, just the wine bottles are missing
In total this shelf has spots for 18 wine bottles. It’s better for slimmer red and white bottles than thicker ones. If you would fill this with sparkling, only 2 bottles would fit in row, which makes 12 in total. Luckily we have more reds & whites at the moment.🙂
My July 2016 nails are super girly and luxurious with plenty of pink and bling. I love to have girly colorful nails for the summer time and because my engagement ring is so bling I kind of has to have bling on my nails to make them match it, really right?😉 Or even if it’s not a must it looks darn good though!
These nails are acrylic stilettos with pink gel polish and small, clear diamonds. My index finger is some kind of acrylic mass that includes silver glitter.
Today I’ll write about what gifts we got just to a) share you how great surprises our friends and family gave us and b) help you when you’re thinking what should you give to someone on his / her engagement day. I hope you enjoy!🙂
1. Wine or the couples favorite drink
We got around 10 bottles of different wines because our friends know how much we enjoy learning about wine. In general anything related to couples hobbies and things they love are good gifts. If they don’t use alcohol go with tea set or special coffee for example.
2. DIY gifts
These are always cute and it shows that the giver has been giving a lot of effort to do something special. We got home made raspberry jam and homemade box full of everything cute and yummy.
3. Gift cards
This is always a good one. Especially if they already have everything and want to choose themselves what to get and when. Just make sure you give the card to store they like or that has so many different things that they can for sure find something nice. Also cards to restaurants, spas and such luxuries are excellent gifts! We got couple cards to big multi brand stores and one to spa hotel.
This is very common and nice gift. Especially for couples who love flowers this is a must. We got plenty of roses and some other flowers too.
5. Glassware, tableware, etc.
This kind of gifts are great especially if couple has just moved together and doesn’t already have this kind of things. In my opinion it’s always wise to ask wishes if you want to buy glass or tableware. We got set of Riedel Overtune Red Wine glasses that are in my opinion best basic wine tasting classes. We also got some Moomin cups which I’m collecting and some baking ware.
+ Everything cute or funny that suits to that specific couple is great. We got super nice smoothie glasses with straws, hearth shaped box of chocolates, some lottery tickets (big money was soooo close haha), cute serviettes… Thanks all for amazing gifts! We weren’t expecting to get that much everything nice.❤