Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cheese Delights

You need

100g or 1/2 cup butter
2dl or 0.8 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cold water
50g-100g or 1/2 - 1 cup grated cheese (I would recommend to use cheese that has a strong flavor) and crumbled Feta cheese 
1 egg


You can also add garlic, pepper, white pepper, oregano, basil and/or Parmesan cheese.


1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Add cold butter and cut it into the dry ingredients using your fingers.

3. Add cheese and water. Try not to stir too much.

4. Roll the dough into a long strip and put it into your fridge to harden up.

Take a break. Read some blogs, get lost on Pinterest or something.

5. Preheat your oven (200C/400F).

6. Cut the dough into slices (about 2cm/0.5-1') and brush them with egg wash.

7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.

Perfect with a cup of tea! Try with a dip!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Daring to dream

I dream to see

1. Pacific coast highway, California
2. the Slovenian Alps
3. Christmas market somewhere in Germany
5. Jellyfish lake, Palau
6. A houseboat, Amsterdam
7. Buenos Aires

I dream to learn

1. about mental coaching
2. how to tie beautiful bouquets 
3. to be more self-confident
4. to be better at household chores
5. to have more self discipline
6. to have natural conversations with strangers
7. about making my blog beautiful

What do you dream about? 

5 Random Things

1. Chocolates are on their way

Couple days ago I wrote about receiving delicious chocolate from Canada. Now Finnish chocolate is on its way to Canada and USA. I hope Angela and Ashley will love their chocolaty gifts! Info about the Chocolate Sisterhood HERE.

2. Did you notice the new ad spot?

There's a new ad spot in my footer! Check it out :)

3. White chocolate brownies

Yummy! I made THESE today. A fabulous recipe! 

4. Grease lighting!

I am a huge fan of musicals. Needles to say, I was pretty excited that our Movie Buff Sisterhood movie was Grease. Check out Ashley's blog on Monday to read about our thoughts. 

5. NHL season starts soon!

I loooove ice hockey. My favorite team is Pittsburgh Penguins. Do you support a sport team? My sponsor Kelly, is a Saints fan. I got to admit, though I don't follow (American) football, their chant is pretty cool. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


You still have couple days to participate in this month's Blog Challenge. 

Chocolate Sisterhood - Canadian Chocolate Treats

Today I found something lovely in my mailbox. Angela from The Clutter Box sent me chocolate from Canada. 

Not just any chocolate! It was quality chocolate and interesting flavors from ginger to honey. What a delight. Thank you so much, Angela!

I'll sent her some Finnish chocolate, and I hope she'll like it as much as I've loved her chocolate gift.

More info about the Chocolate Sisterhood HERE.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Movie Buff Sisterhood - Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine is the first Movie Buff Sisterhood movie. 

The Plot

"Little Miss Sunshine" tells the story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreak, and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarrely funny landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge." comingsoon.net

I loved this movie, because there were so many interesting themes: dysfunctional family, dealing with disappointments and crushed dreams, defining oneself, how the the world around us defines us... 

But the biggest theme, that combines all the things mentioned  above is:  

"Life is a journey, not a destination" is a cliché but still true. In Little Miss Sunshine the characters went trough their own life journeys. Their destination weren't what they had planned, but still during their journeys they learned something important - something that made them stronger and more free. They needed these journeys to learn and grow.

Our life journeys


"I'm currently on a journey in life where I'm trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with my life and feeling incomplete. I'm keeping my faith strong and acting out on my beliefs to get where I'm trying to go. Of course, it's hard but I will continue keeping on!"

We are all on a journey to somewhere or something. I guess we should  stop for minute and reflect what we've learned on our journey.

Mrs K:

"Looking back, I now understand there's been many journeys in my life. One of the biggest journeys has been my journey as a wife. I've learned so much about myself during the last 4 years."

Have you seen Little Miss Sunshine? We'd love to hear your thoughts about the movie!  

Our next movie is Grease (9/29)! Oh, I love musicals :) Ashley will be hosting so check out her blog next Monday! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

5 Random Things

1. Little Miss Sunshine

The first ever Movie Buff Sisterhood post will be published tomorrow! If you've seen Little Miss Sunshine, I'd love to hear your thoughts tomorrow.

2. Amy Lynn Andrews' Useletter

I'm not a fan of email newsletters from bloggers etc. But I love Amy Lynn's weekly newsletter is really amazing. I always read it and get new ideas and info. Get it here.

3. Puzzling

4. Candle making

This fall I'd love to try candle making. Have you ever tried? Any tips or ideas?

5. What is your unicorn name?

Mine is Merry Blue Berry. Find out yours HERE.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Are you feeling lucky?

I'm giving an opportunity to one lucky blogger to have an ad on my sidebar for free. Go to my Facebook page and find a lucky code! Be quick! :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Super exciting movie news!

I am part of a Movie Buff Sisterhood with Ashley and Claudia! We'll be watching great movies and write about them on our blogs. We'd love you to join us! Here's a list of movies and post dates!

Little Miss Sunshine, 9/22
Grease, 9/29

The Shawshank Redemption, 10/13
Beauty And The Beast, 10/27

To Kill a Mockingbird, 11/3
Maleficient, 11/17
Gandhi, 11/24

Mother of Mine (by Härö), 12/6
Miracle on the 34th street, 12/15
The Time Traveler’s Wife, 12/29

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Learning To Say No

Telling people "no" has always been difficult to me. Not to burn-out and to actually enjoy the things I do, I've started to learn it. Here's how

1. Don't answer right away

Ask for time to think. I've noticed that it's much easier to say no (if you need to) when you have time to think things through.

2. A person who is tired and not passioned can do more harm than good

You might ruin things if you say yes despite being tired, stressed out and not passionate about the cause.

3. It's not personal

Stop thinking that you are insulting someone by saying no. You might even do him/her a favor: see number 2!

4. Do something well, not many things poorly

Always remember to ask yourself: "If I say yes, am I able to do it well?"

Read more:
Learn the art of saying no 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Challenge - September Topics


1. Choose an August topic (or several)
2. Post a link (below) to your post
3. Put a Blog Challenge button somewhere on your blog. E.g the post or sidebar. OR mention you're linking up with us! 

Get the button and read more info HERE.

If you'd like to co-host, email Mrs K: iammrskblog@gmail.com

5 Random Things

1. My sister got married

Yesterday we celebrated my sister's wedding. It was a lovely celebration. Colors: pink, orange and purple.

2. A new song

I sang Stevie Wonder's I just called to say I love you at the wedding with my brother. Check out other songs I've sung at weddings.

3. Paw problems

There's something wrong with my cutie pie's paw. She's limping. Poor thing. This is her when she's feeling 100 percent awesome:

4. SNL

I love SNL. I think Kate McKinnon is awesome! 

5. New music 

Some new indie music for ya.

Monday, September 1, 2014

How you can make me love your blog

This post was inspired by Ashley from That Southern Mama. She writes:  Why I Return To Your Blog?

1. Your blog design

Your blog design is the biggest thing for me. I love if your blog is simple, unique and stylish. 

I want to find posts easily! 

2. Feeling included

I don't like blogs that are public yet the blogger doesn't interact with all the readers. If you make me feel that you have a VIP readers then you will not make me fall in love with your blog. 

You can make me feel included by answering every comment and possible emails and by giving a new reader a chance to get to know you easy. 

3. Short yet thoughtful

I'm not going to lie, I love short posts. I often don't read long posts, I might skim them through. Short posts, that are written thoughtfully are amazing.

Thoughtfulness also means that your posts are not replicas of other bloggers' posts; your posts are unique. I don't like posts that you just "had to write" to have "at least 5 posts each week". If you don't have anything to say, don't post anything.

4. Photos, photos and photos!

I love blogs with beautiful photos. Don't use low quality photos. If you don't own a great camera, use pretty public domain/creative commons pics - and maybe edit them with Photoshop/Picmonkey.