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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

Blessed are the weird people; The poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours, for they teach us to see the world through different eyes” – Jacob Nordby

I just love this quote, to me it says you should let yourself be you, don´t be afraid to look, act or say it different. Together we can all teach each other about this life we live, lets dare to be different, dare to see the world through different eyes. Dare to stand up for yourself. Everyone will face huge challenges in their lives,  sometimes alone and sometimes with someone else; at the end of the day you have to be the hero of your own life.

Dress, Shoes & Bag – vintage

Photo credit: Jens Broers


Have a beautiful day, dare to be you x

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

– Good Monday everyone –

“One Small Positive Thought In The Morning, Can Change Your Whole Day”

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We just got back to Sydney after a great weekend spent in Jervis Bay, away from traffic, city noise and stress surroundings. My body has been filed up with new energy and motivation for the next coming weeks.

Have a great Monday lovelies, hope you managed to fill up your bodies as well

Hi lovelies, hope you are having a great weekend, don´t let life get in the way of your dreams.

If someone told me four years ago that I would be studying fashion design and branding on the other side of the planet ( Australia), living in a hostel for over a year, working on a lime farm picking limes, get a phone call about my grandmothers sudden death, not being able to see her one last time or be on Australian TV, feel extreme sadness, happiness, loneliness, excitement among so many other life changing experiences; I don´t know if I would have believed it.

Our lives are so short that it´s not worth living the life expected of you, dream crazy and let the unexpected happen.

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I want to continue being crazy;

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Living my life the way I dream it,

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And not the way other people want it to be.

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Photo credit: Jens Broers


Dream Crazy & Live Big

Hi sweethearts, hope you are all having a wonderful day.

The magazine I blog for; Femelle.no is running a competition, announcing “This Years Femelle Blogger 2016”. It would be amazing if you took your time to give me, Ginger Gypsy a vote HERE, if you think I deserve it. I´ve been a Femelle blogger for 4-5 months now, so there are many other bloggers that has been a part of the network much longer, that also deserve to win. Still worth a shot, as I´m super happy to be apart of the network and will continue to be.

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If you give me a vote I will be really grateful

Thank you beautiful x

It´s the time of year that these beautiful tree´s are flowering deep purple flowers around Sydney.

It means Summer is upon us, more light in the evenings and good energies in the air and it does make you feel great. Seeing the nature flower reminds me of how fragile it is, being constantly abused by humans. Take a step back look around you, stop abusing, start appreciating and slow down your lifestyle.

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Before we can change our current life patterns,

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The soul tests us to see if we have learned from them.

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If we can recognise the underlying needs that allowed that pattern to repeat,

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Then we can transition into the next phase of our life.

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A phrase of awareness to enlighten your life, just as it enlightened my life.

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 Phrase borrowed from @sustainable_human /instagram

Can I justify it? I´m not sure. But I decide to let go and live in the moment I´m in right now, not hold on to worries or mistakes of the past.

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One thing that I´ve been feeling awful about is my previous purchases of new leather goods. I do not buy any leather goods new anymore, secondhand though, I do. I do still use my leather goods that I did not buy secondhand, simple because what is done is done, I rather live in this current moment, and look forward.

I can criticise myself as much as I like, make myself feel bad for decisions I have made, but it will not change the past anyway.

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The beauty of life is that we will always make mistakes and you got to choose if you will learn from them or not. I choose to learn from the things that I see as mistakes in my life. We all have our own demons to deal with, yours different than mine. Hopefully you can manage to let go of the worries of the past and live in the moment.

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Lets Live In The Moment