Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

Goodbye 2013.

It has been quite a year in many ways. I am thankful but  happy the new year is about to start soon. I am looking forward to a new start.

Wish all my friends a happy 2014.

Much love

Monday, October 7, 2013


I have been thinking lately if I should start designing a new collection for suvi ainoa again. Suvi ainoa was always a labor of love, an extension of myself. but I have to put it on hold when I was overwhelmed by a full time job,  a family to look after. And at that moment, you put yourself the last on the list, that was when I put suvi ainoa last on the list.

I received this picture from a Finnish friend, she bought this dress from my 1st collection when her daughter was still a tiny little baby. 4 years later, the dress finally fits her. That baby is a beautiful little girl now.

Thank you Hertta. I like the Finnish forest too.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013


The longer I have been away from my blog, the harder it gets for me to come back. Sometimes I almost felt I needed a big entrance, to have something important to say... Then I would write something but never publish them...

I remembered when I first started blogging, that was June 2009, Landon was only 6 months old, I had no idea what I was doing and no idea what this experience would've impacted my life.

A new mum in a new city with a new life. A little lost, a little lonely, then I met you all the wonderful ladies.

I miss those times, I miss Alliot, I miss Maia, I miss Kenza, I miss Yoli, I miss Wiebke, I miss FeiAn, Justine, Amelie, Sonoko, and many of the friends I met here. Some of us got connected on Facebook, I am thankful to have you in my life, thankful for you to let me know you are well.

Nea is starting her pre-school next Monday, Landon is going to kindergarten this year.

I needed to hear this today, thanks Wiebke, I found this on your pinterest

From here

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's day

I wish you all had a happy mother's day.

Daddy and kids made me a lovely card. Water color painted in pink on a big heart shaped card. Landon and Nea were holding it together, said, 'surprise!' when I came to the kitchen. Landon wrote every letter by himself. He still gets confused by 'd' and 'b', so he signs his name : Lanbon instead Landon.

Daddy baked a beautiful cake with strawberry, banana and chocolate, Nea cried when we cut the cake, she thought we ruined it.

Daddy took the kids to the zoo, I watched TV until noon, camped in the sofa, had tea and cake, watched a silly comedy, one episode after another. Laughed so hard, tears were running.

Went shopping in the afternoon. Tried on a few clothes, got discouraged and bored, decided it was time to start dieting...again...

In the evening, I was texting with my friend Erika, I told her I was hiding in the guest bedroom, so the kids wouldn't know I was home and I wouldn't need to give them the bath tonight. She texted me back : LOL

I love mother's day, one day a year, I can be a little 'selfish' without feeling guilty ;)

Saturday, April 6, 2013


I have been wanting to buy this coat for a while. It has my name written all over it. It is so me!

But it is most likely too big on me. Only size available is a Large. And final sale, no return. And...I probably won't have much chance to wear it. Too warm for southern California.

I guess I will pass (will I?)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Are you trying to tell mummy, you don't like to be photoed... 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

post holidays

Today started with sunshine and blue sky, but ended with wind and cold rain. I think I am spoiled by the weather here in southern California. I am pretty miserable whenever the temperature and the rain drops. I already forgotten how I survived the eight winters in Finland...

Christmas is over, the holiday fever, the excitement is settling down. I enjoy the post holiday time, doing nothing, feeling a bit guilty of over-eating but secretly happy that I have set myself free. So free that I finished a whole box of chocolate all by myself.

I still have some gift wrapping paper and ribbons left, I knew I wouldn't have needed all these when I bought them, but they look so nice, prettier than some of the gifts. Time to store them together with all the Christmas ointments when it is time to store them, maybe next weekend... Tomorrow we are going to the mountain with snow, the Finnish man in the house misses snow and the kids wants to visit Peter Rabbit.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Just want to say hi

Glad Fei an is back. Miss Alliot, miss you all...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Morning Inspiration

Line+Liv is one of my favorite place, the curator is one of my favorite people, it might sounds a bit silly since we have never met, but she is such an inspiration... I love the new design of the store. And the selection is just getting more and more amazing. I am so tempted to bring one of the Stefanie Neumann arts into our home...