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Hi Lovelies, hope you are doing well?

A few friends at work and I decided to have our own little Christmas Party, not that it feels like Christmas here in summery Sydney at all! But don´t really take the time to go out together, so finally we made it happen.

I think glitter, velvet,  fringes, sparkles and especially sequins, my favourite; is very much allowed around the festive season.

The secret of living well & longer is:

Eat half,

Walk double,

Laugh  triple

And love without measure


My lovely co-workers

“A world where people only look after themselves is not a good world to live in”

If everyone would just care a little bit more and give a little bit more, we would come a long way. I believe that my effort in supporting others does make a difference, maybe you can´t see it right away, but its worth it, every little effort you make.


I want to share with you the brand I´m an ambassador for, as I think their message is worthy of sharing, a proof that you can run a business that does good.

I met Kathy, the founder of Moeloco flipflops two years back, just when she started up her business, I loved her generosity and her willingness to be an entrepreneur with a goal to make a difference to the world. Since then I´ve followed Moeloco on their journey, and when Kathy asked if I would like to be an ambassador for them, I saw it as an honour. I´m so grateful to be apart of making small changes to peoples life´s, hopefully inspire more people to see the importance of caring and giving.

Moeloco is so much more than just a pair of flipflops, it is hard work, love, honesty, commitment and the list goes on. Kathy is proving that giving back to less fortunate communities should not be an addition, but a major part of a business. Please take the time to read more about them at Moeloco & follow them on Instagram HERE.

The Team behind Moeloco have been working hard to reach a 1000 shoes for India, now before Christmas. So if you are still looking for a little gift for someone, a pair of Moeloco´s are a great gift, not expensive and you don´t just buy another little thing that does not do good for anyone, you give a child a pair of quality shoes, you give them hope.

Together we can all make an impact

Not a sponsored post

“You cant make someone love you more than someone can make you love them” 

Let´s share some love, kindness & generosity towards them who really need it, we can all make small or big differences in someones little life.

Hi lovelies!

Hope you are having a good week so far, maybe a few more days of work or exams before you start the holidays?

I want to share with you a super easy breakfast smoothie, packed with all goodness giving your body a great start to the day. As we all know a good breakfast is so important to prepare your body and mind for a good productive and active day.

My breakfast smoothie is quite rich and deep in flavour as I´m using a few key spices, spices that have some really health benefits.

Cardamom – rich of vitamins, dietary fibre & proteins

Turmeric –  Fights off bacteria and infections, preventing alzheimers and cancer, a great spice for flavour and for health

matcha – full of antioxidants, loaded with energy and  it detoxify´s the body, which is just a few benefits

Oats – packed with fibres and proteins, minerals and vitamins

Chia Seeds – omega, protein and fibres – a must for you on a vegetarian or  vegan diet.

Berries or fruit of your choice – I usually go for blueberries or raspberries

On days I don´t have to rush off anywhere Ill make it into a smoothie bowl, topping it with fruit, seeds and what I have available. On a busy morning I´ll drink it straight from the jar, its super great as a on the go breakfast.


Have a lovely day everyone

I could not believe what I read and saw on my way to work yesterday morning, I´m one of the five finalist´s for the ” This Years Femelle Blogger 2016″! I´m so grateful for all of you that have voted for me and my blog, that you actually have taken the time to check out my little blog world and decide to take action.

– Thank you so much everyone for voting –

The winner will be announced just over christmas into the new year, so you can still vote for me one final time HERE, selecting my blog, then entering your name (navn) and email (e-post). Can´t wait to see who the winner will be! I have already given my vote to the blogger I believe should win, all though the four other bloggers in the final are all great bloggers.

Thank you so much for your vote beautiful people

Hi beautiful people, I guess everyone is getting ready for christmas, as it is already the second week of December.

Christmas to many people means, overeating on unhealthy food, spending way to much money on material gifts, forgetting the really important thing that christmas should be about; showing love and care for the people we love and the people that we dont know.

I thought I should share my approach to it all, how we can make a better impact for ourselves, for others and our planet.


The Christmas Calendar

First of all, christmas calendar is absolutely really fun and exiting, but lets be realistic, most things we get are either unhealthy, or little things that is a waist of money, most likely from a fast fashion shop.

I personally have been having a snap calendar this year, I´m sending a happy December snap every day until Christmas eve, to a friend. it is free, it´s fun and it is just a simple little thing, another idea would be giving away to charity each day, help someone out, compliment friends or strangers, simply share love.


Gifts

Gifts is a defiant for christmas, all though we buy and spend way to much on material christmas presents. Why not take a step back, and be honest with yourself. Yes we all want something new, I do all the time, but that does not mean that is the way to go. I believe in purchasing one or two presents of higher quality, than several cheap presents. A second thing is buying experiences instead of things, it is great getting to share an experience with someone, over having another dress from H&M, that you will forget about in about 1 week anyway… The third great gift idea is giving away to charity, this year I´m sticking to experience, my partner and I will go on a little tropical romantic get away, instead of giving each other presents, and the second is that I will give a donation.


Food

Food is a really sensitive one, because for most people christmas means, over eating on unhealthy and unsustainable foods, and most people dont wanna be told to change their traditions.  Me as a plant eater dont think any different about my food diet around Christmas, YES I will eat more, I will eat a bit more unhealthy, but that does not mean we shouldn´t still consider our surroundings.

A few ways you can make a small difference will be by choosing to include more delicious plant food, and reduce the amount of meat you would usually have, find a vegan or vegetarian butcher that can make some really tasty additional´s to your christmas meals.

Include vegan cakes into your christmas baking and desserts, I promise you there are so many delicious and easy recipes out there, and often these recipes contains less artificial´s and sugar, even better. Also try to purchase products that are organic and fairtrade, the alter eco chocolate I get from the Oxfam shop, is the absolute best chocolate you´ll ever taste.

I´m ordering a vegan roast this christmas, from this amazing vegetarian butcher here in Sydney, and will make a few healthy sweet treats as well; coconut-vanilla & strawberry cheesecake & maybe some delicious chocolate cupcakes?

Are you taking any measures this christmas to make it a little bit better for your surroundings ?

WOW! How fast did November go? Don´t know with you guys, but I cant believe it is almost the end of 2016. Looking back at November that that passed so quickly, I must say it has been a good month.


Staying active, I´ve been able to get at least three days of exercise every week, not slacking off, like I often tend to do. So I´m just in a really great state right now. I don´t pay for a yoga studio or gym, since the temperature in Sydney is always pretty good for outdoor fitness.

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Jens and I went on a little trip to Jervis Bay, something I really needed, just getting away from the busy city and get my mind of uni, assessments, work, just life in general

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My final design outcome for my brand development at uni, wow this have been so much fun, and hard work! I just really love the look I designed, the amazing work from my maker and just getting used to the whole process of ides, design, source, working with industry, branding and so on.

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Hope your November was amazing too! Anything specially that you found to stand out in your life?

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Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you are having a great start to your weekend. It is the last two days of voting for “This years Femelle blogger 2016” So if you think I deserve a vote, please vote for me HERE , choose gingergypsy in the scroll down bar and you will have to leave your name and email to vote under the bar. (sorry the page is in Norwegian)

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Thank you so much for your support, forever grateful if you take the time to give me your vote

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Have a lovely weekend x

Hi Lovelies!

I´ve been so busy the last week, as I´m finishing my trimester at uni Wednesday next week. Which means, I have three final assessments to finalise, and two presentations. I got my designs back from my maker last week, super happy with the result, did my photo shoot this Saturday. Feel like I got most things under control, which funny enough makes me stressed. The fact that I got everything under control, makes me feel like there must be something that have to go wrong, haha.. Stupid uni stress. Anyway I  wanted to share a few photos from the shoot, to show you guys what I´ve made.

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My brand is a ethical boho-luxe label, so my goal is to only use recycled /vintage and organic natural materials.

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My top is made off organic linen and fabric from a vintage dress

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The skirt is made of 100% hemp and a vintage crochet

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Photo credit: Jens Broers

Hope you are making sure you are not stressing to much, whether it is with work, uni, personal life or all of them

Hi everyone,

hope you are spending your time more wisely than going on a mental shopping spre today, as it is the so called Black Friday. Such a silly American concept if you ask me. I have spent quality time with a friend outside, enjoying the blue ocean and our green surroundings. Hopefully you decide to spend your time more wisely today, see the beauty in the free things around you, maybe consider boikotting this crazy shopping day, appreciate the things you already have in your life.


Sorry for bad image quality, due to our camera going dead on our weekend away.

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I just love my cute swimsuit / bodysuit from a small label called Love Stories, they have the cutest underwear and swimwear of really high quality. It is so worth investing a little extra for good quality products that is made well.

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Hope you enjoy you weekend consciously