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Hi beautiful people, hope your weekend was living up to your expectations and what you had in mind? Im sharing my very first vlog with you guys today. I´ve decided I´m gonna try to do it a few times a month.

My weekend was great, starting it with seeing Passenger at a small vintage venue with my boyfriend, man that singer gave me goosebumps through out the whole 2 hours of playing. Saturday was spent snorkelling off Bondi beach, visiting a Saturday market, eating the best falafel plate every and ended with red wine, sofa and 6 episodes of Game Of Thrones, Jens and I decided to start watching from the beginning again.

Then today was spent seeing a small exhibition following meeting up with a friend for a afternoon swim and rosè. I got a exiting week ahead, starting a internship for a small design label here in Sydney. YAY! Super exited about that, after having a bit of a shit start to the week, which I will share with you guys another time.

Hope your Sunday is beautiful giving you energy for a new week ahead, my first video blog is here for your entertainment.  Focused on who I am and inspiration and tips to live more sustainable.

Have a fabulous Sunday

Happy weekend everyone, hope you got a good one ahead?

I´ve been thinking about how much I´ve changed as a person the last few years, especially when it comes to the “less is more” philosophy. I find it so much easier to be happy and appreciate the value of what I got and what I buy. Being more down to earth, and at piece with not having to purchase new things all the time feels so be-freeing. With that said I wanted to share with you guys “10 materialistic things I can not do without”  as know matter how down to earth you are, there will always be certain things you feel like you do need in your life. Don´t you agree?


10 “MATERIALISTIC” THINGS I CAN NOT DO WITHOUT


SUNGLASSES – SLEEPING MASK – SUNSCREEN – SOCIAL  MEDIA /PHONE – MAC


LIP MOISTURIZER – HANDBAGS – BOOKS – A WATCH – BIKINIS


What is your materialistic valuables you can not live without?

XOXO

 

Sunday, another week has gone by. I hope you had a good one?

 I love spending my Sunday evening watching a good documentary or film, so I want to recommend the latest documentary I watched. A film that I believe has is such a great message, it will make you really think about your own life and lifestyle, hopefully inspire you to become less materialistic and more minimalistic.

Minimalism is a great documentary made by two men, who both had a “great” fast phased rich life. It is about their and others peoples stories on how they changed their lifestyle completely finding a true meaning of life, and the most important true happiness and real wealth. A wealth that can not be measured by the amount of money they make, but their new chosen minimalistic lifestyle. It is about finding real appreciation in fewer things, spend more time and money on real valuable possessions. Like spending quality time with loved once, travel and explore “real” and new places. Everyone has a different value system, when you can remove the several materialistic possessions from your value system, I believe your life will give you so much more pleasure and happiness.

In my life, when I was younger; Shoes and expensive handbags was two materialistic possessions that I loved, and I thought it made me truly happy. I´ve learnt a lot and grown so much the last few years, today I do not believe buying a new handbag or new shoes will make me happy. It does not mean I do not love handbags and shoes anymore, I´ve just decided to really appreciate what I do already have. I´m also not saying I will never buy another expensive handbag, but I do not longer have that urge every time I see someone with a beautiful bag, or when I walk past a designer store. It kind of also goes against my live-by philosophy, as I´m dedicated to not purchasing any new leather goods ever again.

Anyway if you are looking for a great documentary to watch, you feel like your life needs a push in a new direction, or you simply want to be inspired? Please watch it, it is available on Netflix. You can also visit their personal blog / website here; THEMINIMALISTS

Tonight we are watching “Before the flood” produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, about climate change and serious issues we are facing.

I´m super excited beautiful people, to share this challenge I´m about to start with everyone.

A friend of mine is a part of the project/ community called Cchallenge or Cchange. Which is a community fighting for a better and more sustainable planet, engaging people to join the movement, by accepting a 30 day challenge that will be a positive change for our surroundings. It´s about testing your limits, become more aware, be active, take the responsibility for our actions, inspire and challenge the world to see better opportunities and change. I personally find challenging myself really rewarding and very satisfactory, especially when it´s with a positive effect for our surroundings. I have therefore easily accepted the CChallenge 30 days, with making a small change in my life the next coming 30 days. With a goal to make it open my eyes to new ways, letting my 30 day challenge not stop at 30 days, but continue.

I have decided to challenge myself by;

Not purchasing any products pre-packed in plastic, this including food products. 

I always bring my own bags and for certain foods like salad, I will use plastic bags or paper bags that I already have at home. I will find a different alternative to the pasta I usually purchase that comes in plastic. I will be creative, make food from scratch if I cant find a glass jar or tin jar alternative. I will inspire you to take up a challenge that suits your lifestyle at this current moment.

OTHER CCHALLENGE IDEAS


Be in the nature every day

Pick up rubbish from the street/nature every  day

Eat less / no meat for 30 days

Eat less/ no dairy products for  30 days

Take public transport / or walk / bike for 30 days

Bring your own carry bags, do not accept any new plastic carry bags for 30 days

Do not wash your hair every day, as you showers can be much shorter for 30 days.

Do not purchase any fast fashion product for 30 days


Visit cchange  and check out the 30 day cchallenge 

Let´s help save our planet, we all need to compromise and make changes to our lifestyle

Happy New Year lovely people, hope your 2017 has had a good start.

We are waiting for our flight back to Sydney, after our trip up the coast, visiting Brisbane and Moreton Island. With barley any reception the last couple of days, life has been wonderful, not worrying about the world out there, social media or blogging. Simply enjoying a book, playing games and have quality time with Jens.

I find myself being a very caring person, I overall always try to do the right thing, share awareness about all the many bad things and good things, that are happening in our world. My mind is constantly worrying about what I can do better, how I can help and how I can share. So to be able to go away for a few days, just worry about the two of us, and just be happy and grateful, have been such a energy boost, one person can not simply save the world alone, and honestly that´s what it feels like sometimes, like your are in it all alone. But 2017 has had a great start, my energy levels have been boosted, I´m ready to keep up my passion for a better place, sharing and spreading the causes I believe in. First I´ll share a few of the best parts of our stay in Brisbane, Moreton Island will come in a different post.

Brisbane is a very average city, pretty small for a big city, with easy walking access to the main areas, just put some good shoes one, as your feet will hurt, especially with the heat and humidity. South Bank and the museum on that side was the best part, and walking across the bridge at night and watch the city and river from Kangaroo Point. It is over all a very clean and nice looking city, with close access to nature.


South Bank

 

Museum

City by night

Happy holiday´s everyone, hope you are enjoying time with your loved once.

I´m not really fussed about Christmas, especially when I´m in a hot climate, as you do not get any Christmas feeling at all! I do like the idea of spending time together and be generous and kind, all though it should always be a goal to be generous and kind to others, no matter the season or event.

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?

On the other hand I love celebrating the new year, Our tradition is celebrating in the mountains of Norway, with my high school friend group, as we still have a really close and amazing friend group. All though this year Jens & I are missing out, we still have to set some goals for the new year coming. 2017 will bring a lot of changes and challenges, so I know it will be a very interesting year ahead.

MY GOALS

Finish my degree with final work I will be proud of

Manage the move to Norway, especially as my partner is not Norwegian, and do not speak the language yet

Re-adapt to the Norwegian culture and lifestyle and find good work

Keep blogging about a sustainable lifestyle journey

Continue to share, spread and care for the global warming and unethical challenges we are facing, hopefully inspire more people to make changes to their life

What are you looking forward to in the new year?

“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

Hope you are having a good Sunday, I usually don´t get very political involved, but I simply had to share my feelings and thoughts on Aleppo, its breaking my heart.

My social media, news pages & tv have been filled with horrible images of suffering innocent people in Aleppo. Last night I cried, I felt so incredible sad and helpless. Just imagining what people have to suffer through, injustice, hate and inhuman treatment. Why was I so lucky in my life? Why do I deserve to be so incredible safe and happy, living in Australia by choice, born in the world´s best country Norway. Why me, and not those innocent people? Luck, I was lucky. Hundreds of people were less lucky, and they still manage to find so much happiness, compassion and gratefulness in their life´s. But right at this moment, so many people have lost all hope, they´ve lost everything and everyone. Their life is a living hell, a hell that no one should have to experience.

I´m going to feel so incredible sad for these people until their life´s are being valued at the same level as mine. I will also send love and compassion, donate what I can afford, share on social media, try to make a difference. Hopefully you will do the same.

“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.

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