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Hi lovelies, I´m just dropping in to share my thought on Black Friday, coming up tomorrow. Black Friday is not good for anything. Is only making people crazy, ruining the meaning of clothes or other material things, and our view on what we should pay for things vs what is right to pay, to ensure fair wages for everyone along the supplier chain.

Our belongings are unfortunately being made to not last, so events like Black Friday creates a even bigger hype around consume and throw, it is time we turned the negative trends around and demand quality over quantity.

 


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On Sunday I attended a clothing swap event, organised by an environmental group here in Norway, “The future in our hands”. You had to bring up to 7 things, in relative good condition, then you would be able to pick as many “new” items as you handed in. The leftover clothes got donated to charity.

Clothing swap is a great way to lower your consumption habits and save the environment for a little less pollution. All our decisions and actions matter.

 

“Vi kjøper rundt 70.000 tonn nye klær hvert år her i landet. Kleshandlingen vår er dårlig nytt for både klimaet og miljøet. Hvert plagg fører minst til et klimagassutslipp som tilsvarer mellom 1 og 17 kg med karbondioksid, avhengig av hvilket materiale det er laget av. Sammenlignet med 1995 har prisen på klærne falt med 63 prosent og vi kaster 79 prosent mer klær årlig. I tillegg til klimafotavtrykket fører klærne våre til store utslipp av miljøgiftige kjemikalier og krever enorme mengder vann der de ofte har minst fra før. Her er våre beste tips til hvordan klærne dine kan bli mer miljøvennlige.”

“We purchase approximately 70.000 ton of new clothes every year in Norway. Our clothing-buying habits are really bad for the the environment. Every piece of cloth creates between 1-17 kg og co2, depending on the material it is made off. Compared to 1995 the prices for clothes are 63 prosent lower, and we throw 79 prosent more clothing every year. Not only creating I high amount og c02, the clothes are also produced with many chemicals, harming both environment, the humans and animals.”

 

https://www.framtiden.no/gronne-tips/klar/slik-blir-klarne-dine-mer-miljovennlige.html

I only ended up with four “new” items, but I´m perfectly happy with that, as I got to clean up a little, improve our environment a little and support a charity.

 

REDUCE – REUSE – RECYCLE

 


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Good Sunday to everyone, this Sunday is spent very relaxed mostly at home, listening to good music and drinking tea.
We had a short trip down to the city to join a clothing swap event organised by an environmental group. I got rid of some old clothes that were never in use, and I got a few “new” things. Good to get out of the house for a bit, and support groups that are working for an improved environment.

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I have four songs playing on repeat right now, I can listen to these songs over and over without getting sick of them, also the artist. Produce real quality music.


 

– mellow  – goosebumps – meditative –

 

RADICAL FACE – Ghost Towns 

SUSANNE SUNDFØR – Reincarnation

BON IVER – 33″GOD”

ZIGGY ALBERTS – Hands I Can Hold 

 


 

“But there’s no comin’ home
There’s no comin’ home
With a name like mine
I still think of you
But everyone knows
Yeah everyone knows
If you can, let it go

I seen more places than I can name
And over time they all start to look the same
But it ain’t that truth we chase
No, it’s the promise of a better place”

 

 

 


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The first snow of the year have arrived in Oslo, it fell on Tuesday and it was magical. So now I feel like I dont need an excuse to wear knits everyday. 

 

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This pink and purple were knitted by my grandma maybe 30 years ago, and it is so beautiful. We found it hidden away in the basement, so I´m really exited that I get to bring it back to life again.
Almost all types of styles/trends will be a trend again, or loved by someone else, so never toss anything.
The amount of clothes ending up in landfill is enormous, so unnecessary as most thinks should be given a second chance. Either donate to charity, sell it give it away or simply keep it until you maybe wanna wear it again, your style and taste will circulate.

Just like this jumper from my grandmother have now done.


 


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Hope everyone is having a good Monday? I just got back to Oslo a few hours ago, after a weekend at our little cabin in the mountains. How great you feel after a few days surrounded by nature, the sound of nothing and fresh air. You can really tell the difference when you breath the air in Oslo or another big city compared to mountain air.

It is meditation for your lungs and also for your mind

 

BREATH IN – HOLD – EXHALE – LET GO

 

 

 


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Hi lovelies, hope you are having a good week. I´m soon off to work, then heading home to Larvik later this evening, as I´m going to our little cabin in the mountains this weekend.

Fresh mountains air, smell of firewood burning & quality time with family 

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It is time for my November eco tip and I´m really exited to share eco products, tips and simple lifestyle adjustments with you guys. I know most people are not willing to turn their life upside down to become a environmentalist, so therefore I´m not going to share any absurd crazy lifestyle changes ideas with you guys, just simple everyday adjustments.

 


Cleaning products is something we use everyday, and most people might not even think much off it. They stick to what they know and might not even be aware of all the nasty chemicals to be found in our everyday cleaning supplies. So next time you need new cleaning products look for a brand that has the planet in mind. I recently discovered Klar, which can actually be found in the normal super market here in Norway, they are at a very good price & they are vegan.

Keeping our planet, humans and animal in mind does not have to cost a fortune. 

We only have planet, so start choosing wisely today

 


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A new week starting off with amazing sunshine and fresh air.
I´m off today so started the week with a good walk with one of my really good friends around a lake in our neighbourhood then cleaning, listening to podcasts and planning blog posts and planning the week.

 

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A few weeks ago we started going through my grandmas clothes, so there were a lot of really beautiful and good quality vintage garments that we have decided to keep. Most of it is still at my mums house, as we have decided to pick a few things at a time, dividing between my sister, my mum and I. So I only brought a couple of pieces with me to Oslo last time I was home, including a really beautiful leather skirt and an awesome vintage set; a skirt and jumper.

Vintage and inherited clothes are in my opinion hundred times better than buying new clothes. it has a story to tell, quality is very often much better, as the fashion industry today is not focused on quality and it is so much better for our environment.  

 

 


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Happy weekend to everyone

 

Autumn & winter months are defiantly perfect for creating many different soups and stews, creating soups are easy, quick and often very healthy. The only “problem” is that you often will not get enough protein if you create vegetarian soups, our at least that is many peoples way of thinking.

A easy solution to this problem is simply adding plant protein to the soups. I almost always blend my soups, to create smooth and silky thick soups, so adding plant protein is amazingly easy and does not change the taste of the soup at all. I simply blend either beans, chick peas or lentils into the soup.

Protein problem solved.


A healthy flavourful tomato soup is a perfect autumn soup to add plant protein into. I also made a simple quinoa salad on the side to create a more complete meal. 

TOMATO SOUP

Chopped tomato fresh & from a can

Celery and celery leafs

Lentils

Garlic, chilli & onion

Salt & pepper & chopped basil

Tomato paste

SALAD 

Quinoa

Celery & celery leafs

Grilled mushroom & zucchini

Salad leafs

Salt, pepper & lemon

Hope you have a tasty weekend ahead lovely people

 


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We are going into the last month of autumn, the darkest and most miserable one. I have to admit I´m starting to feel the heaviness of shorter days and dropped temperatures. October was not to bad over all, so Ill try staying motived as November slowly surrounds me.


 

Walking dogs at the dog shelter have been a really great little positive happening.

 

Having good friends to talk to & social happenings with them

 

Beautiful weather, I have to say being back in Norway I´m really appreciating those blissful days with rays of sun gently stroking my face.

 

 

 


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I can never get enough of the autumn colours, I ´m defiantly suited for the autumn colours when it comes to choosing clothes. We all have certain colours and shapes that suits us, so you should try to dress accordingly, to bring out the best in yourself.
Lets be proud of who we are & embrace our differences.


– WEARING –

JACKET – MY MUMS OLD (VINTAGE)
JUMPER – GIFT 
TOP – TOPSHOP ( SECONDHAND STORE)
LEATHER SKIRT – GRANDMAS OLD SKIRT (VINTAGE)
HANDBAG – MULBERRY SECONDHAND
LEATHER GLOVES – GRANDMAS OLD (VINTAGE)
BOOTS – MELISSA

BE YOUR OWN ROLE MODEL.
APPRECIATE YOUR FLAWS, THEY MAKE YOU, YOU.
WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL IN UNIQUE WAYS. 
EMBRACE YOUR UNIQNESS.

 


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