10.7.13

Bits and pieces from my bygone June vacation

Today's quick post consists of entirely three different vividly illustrated thematics: an efficient two day trip to Tartu, Midsummer's Eve Fair in Avinurme and some summer meals from last weekend. The latter, by the way, was monotonically busy, filled with transporting our winter firewood, building and painting our fresh, vintage inspired shed (my fiancé took down the old, slightly rotten one while building the new shed and I was the extra crafty painter, obviously). We also finally completed our incredibly long-term DIY project imaginarily called Maiken's necklace holder(s) that you will probably see in the near... or not so near future after I have classified and organized every single necklace (the perks of being a perfectionist, you know).

Anyway, the first three images derive from June 21 when E.'s sister P. graduated from high school and there was a little barbecue party at their parents' place to celebrate the special occasion. But before the party I and E. managed to do some quick sale shopping. And my modest outcome was: two adorable tees (€ 9.99 6.49 x2) from Reserved, the doggie for me and the kitty for my granny's birthday; the neon goodies (€ 14.95 8.95+5.95 3.55) are from good old Lindex. Oh and I'm already considering wearing the doggie tee with my not yet worn absolutely wonderful DIY maxi skirt made from a thrifted fabric. But hey, this is already a completely different story for another time.. and another weather, too.

Emporio Armani sunnies | Cubus tee | H&M belt | H&M coral studded bracelet + an unknown black 
one | Hilfiger Denim mini | o.i.s sandals.

My next six photos/collages originate from June 23, Midsummer's Eve. We started our day together with my grandparents in small Avinurme borough where the annual Midsummer's Eve Fair took place (and my first collage is from there). Afterwards we drove to Rakvere, mainly for some food shopping. And since I love massive jeeps I of course succeeded in "hijacking" my grandpa's machine to be the driver for the day. Anyhow, it still was Midsummer's Eve and we finished the day properly with plenty of food, Midsummer bonfire and a sauna surrounded by wide forest. It indeed was idyllic :)

Emporio Armani sunnies | Lindex neon rhinestone earrings | Guess Los Angeles tank top | titiMadam swan brooch | H&M coral studded bracelet + a wooden one from a fair | thrifted DIY (children's) Crocker denim cut-offs | o.i.s sandals.

1 - Chanterelle pasta
2 - Grilled chicken salad with grilled peaches and salad cheese
3 - M&M's cookie cake.

Last but not least you could see those home cooked meals I brought up at the beginning of this post. What was your latest home cooked meal? And I mean the one YOU entirely made ;)
Before I finish up I would still like to reveal that my next post will most likely tell you about an awesome road trip we took to Valmiera in Latvia together with my mom. So be prepared for another photolicious post and see you next time!

44 comments:

  1. That cake looks amazing! Can't wait to see your necklace holder and hear about your road trip :)

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  2. omg the cat and dog tees are sooo cute!!! i love you in those pig tails! you look so adorable!!! especially with those pink sandals!! :D and thanks for your sweet comment!! i used to ALWAYS wear waist belts with everything but i guess I've grown tired of them haha :P

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  3. I love dogs and cats! They are so sweet! And building a shed? That has always been a dream I had (have). You look lovely! I loved your hairstyle! The food also look great! I love salads and sweets! Thank you so very much for your lovely words! You are so sweet, I am sure of that! Such a great heart! I am sorry I was a bit absent, but I had fever and some other problems... but I soon hope everything is fine! Hope you have a great week!

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  4. Oh my, the last home cooked meal? Hmmmm, I guess a sandwich doesn't really count, so I guess when I made sugar crepes with strawberries! Those two tees that you bought are adorable, you and your granny will match :) As always, the puppy pics are adorable :):)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  5. Mmmm, the food! *_*
    Also, great denim skirt, it makes me want to go unbury mine haha

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  6. Hello Maiken! As usual it was a pleasure to read your posts and look at your gorgeous pictures! OMG the food is the last thing I've seen and the only thing in my mind lol can you share some recipes someday? That cake looks amazing! Would love to try it and the pastas too I'm a sucker for pastas!
    I love the highlights in your hair, you look like a little girl in the second pictures of yourself haha.
    P.S: that sunset picture is incredible wow!

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  7. It looks like you enjoyed such a wonderful holiday, Maiken - full of sunny days, special celebrations and lots of delicious food. That's everything a summer holiday should be, I think, especially since you managed to get a little shopping in, too ;) And I see you've made a chance to your hair, what pretty highlights! I should add that I'm very impressed by your cooking skills, I cook for myself most days but it's nothing that would impress anyone, usually just a simple stirfry :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  8. I was going to comment on your British t-shirt but then I saw food....mmmm...food.
    I actually cooked last evening and it was chorizo stew with wholegrain rice. It was yummy.

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  9. So many amazing pics!!! That food looks delicious!!!

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  10. Lovely photos. The last meals I've made was a wok (noodles, beef and vegetables) and a salad (grapes, cottage cheese, rocket salad, tomatoes, pineapple). Again, I like your tattoos so much. I loose track of how many times I've told you that, but what can one do?
    Is Midsummer for you also the longest day of the year, or why is it celebrated a couple of days after we have it here in Finland?
    Concerning your comment on my blog, yes, I understand. You're talking about hesitation. Well, I agree, it's better to trust your first instincts.
    I don't know if you were reading my blog already two summer ago, but we went to Crete in 2011, you can read about it here http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/2011/06/footprint-in-sand-of-mediterranean-sea.html.

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  11. blogger vist üritab mulle midagi märku anda, sest ma kirjutasin siia ka juba mingi jutukese, mis kadus lihtsalt ära. ma ei tea, ma vist hakkan pahaseks saama nende nõmeduste eest, mis ta mulle viimasel ajal kogu aeg korraldab.. igatahes, mul on kõht tühi isegi neid tavaliselt (minu jaoks) mitte isuäratavalt mõjuvaid makarone nähes (kuigi ma käisin sõbrannaga söömas ja pärast läksime, näljarotid, ikka veel mäkki ja burksi ja friikaid võtma, nii et kõht peaks täis ju olema... ) ja 23ndal oli nii ilus taevas tõesti.. tahtsin ka nii väga kaamera kätte võtta ja seda pildistama joosta, aga ei õnnestunud :(

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    1. jap, nagu ma juba ütlesin, blogger on haige. ma kirjutasin juba teist korda sulle enda postituse all kommentaarile vastuse. esimest korda kirjutasin suht kohe pärast sinu kommentaari ja nüüd mingi aeg tagasi üle hulga aja arvutit külastades vaatan, et seda polegi seal. kirjutasin siis uuesti ja mulle tundub, et seda jälle pole seal, nii et, jällegi - kas minu arvuti/brauser/blogger vms ei näita mulle seda hetkel miskipärast v see ongi reaalselt jälle minema kõndinud sealt? :D

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    2. kontrollisin just, ning tõepoolest, vastust seal pole. äkki peaksid kuskile mingi kirja kirjutama, kui pidevalt siuke nõme värk toimub? või anna seal vastavas foorumis tollest veast teada. kui mul midagi on olnud, olen just nii teinud. siiamaani on kõik lahenduse leidnud.

      aga makaronid on jah sellised vaieldavad tegelased. samas, kui pole võimalust ise pastataigent teha, tuleb neid siiski kasutada ja vahel on täitsa mõnus. oleneb makaronidest ka muidugi. need konkreetsed itaallaste omad olid asjalikud.

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    3. ma ilmselt peangi seda tegema jah, kui selline probleem veel korra esile kerkib. mis ma loodan, et ei juhtu muidugi...

      ma mõtlesingi tegelt, et mulle miskipärast hakkavad need "sarvekesed" lihtsalt vastu. mingi lapsepõlve trauma vist. sarvekesed ja need veidrad spiraalid.

      aga igatahes, ma kirjutan siis selle vastuse hindade kohta siia, sest siia paistavad asjad jõudvat :D see oli nüüd juba varsti nädal aega tagasi, kui ma selle hinnalehe välja otsisin selle jaoks, aga kui ma nüüd ikka õigesti mäletan, maksis see shimmering lotion 25 sentidega ja tuleb tema siis 150 ml pumbaga pudelis. tinting fluid oli vist 27 eurot sentidega ja tuleb 50 ml pudelis, samuti pumbaga. seebi hinda ma ei oska kahjuks öelda, kuna see on nii uus toode, et seda ei pruugi poeski veel päris olla, ma pole kindel. kui ei ole, siis kohe-kohe jõuab aga :)

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    4. sõin paar päeva tagasi ühtesid eriti maitsvaid spagette. olid teised üllatavalt odavad, aga lausa sulasid suus. ja need mitmevärvilised tegelased meeldivad mulle ka.
      muide, su kommentaar läks esialgu spämmi kausta mingil arusaamatul põhjusel, nii-et go figure, mis selle Bloggeriga toimub. aga päris tugevad hinnad neil vidinatel siis. mind hakkas kohe huvitama nüüd, kas Lätis müüakse samade hindadega või on erinevus positiivses suunas :P

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    5. no vot, mis ma nüüd siis avastan :D ma ise mõtlesin selle välja, kui ma järsku avastasin kõik need enda kirjutatud kommentaarid spamboxist, kuhu ma paar korda aastas taipan vaadata ja mõtlesingi, et midaaa. ma loodan, et ehk nüüd jõuavad mu kommentaarid kenasti ikka kohale... loll Blogger!

      aga jah, noh, see on orgaaniline kosmeetika ja nende hinnad ongi sealkandis ja kõrgemadki ja eks nad ole seda ses mõttes väärt ka. Madara toodetes kasutakse nt puhast kasemahla, mida ei lahjendata kokkuhoiu mõttes veega ja ei panda siis sama klassi hind tootele.
      ma viskasin mingi päev Tallinna Kaubamaja looduskosmeetikaletile ka pilgu peale ja mulle tundus, et seal olid hinnad nõks odavamad, kui meil kirjas, aga noh, see oli mingi euro või nii, nii et mitte just märkimisväärne võit :D

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    6. näis, kuhu see kommentaar nüüd siis läheb :D

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    7. appiiii läkski vist spämmi alla, sest enam ma seda siin ei näeee! no ei ole võimalik! :(

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    8. see triple-kommentaar läks tõesti millegipärast spämmi alla, aga teised ei läinud. väga imelik igatahes, millest selline nii-öelda sorteerimine tuleneda võiks... mõnel teisel blogijal on ka kommentaarid spämmi läinud, nii-et vahel seda juhtub, ja mitte ainult sinuga. võid ju foorumisse tsekata, võib-olla on seal selline teema juba olemaski..
      aga eks näis, kui augustis-septembris Lätti peaksin jõudma, vaatan seal ka Madara toodete hindu. ja Lätis peaks müüdama ka Leedu brändi Uoga Uoga tooteid, mis peaks samuti looduslik kraam olema.

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    9. kuule, äkki läksid need 3 sellepärast spämmi, et neid tuli 3 ja Blogger arvas kohe, et sa oled spämmer? :D

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    10. no aga reeglina ma ei tulista kommentaaridega väga, nii et see ei vabanda teda. aga tegelt ma kirjutasin esimese ära ja siis kohe järgi selle teise ja siis vaatasin, et juba kadunud ja tegin kohe hädakisa :D aga selles spämmeri loogikast ma ei saa väga aru - ma ei kommenteerigi erinevaid blogisid nii palju, ammugi veel ühesugust teksti a'la follow me I'll follow you. ma olen endal leidnud ka spämmi alt mingeid asju, aga reeglina on need ikka need sellised eelnimetatud giveaway v muu taolise promomise kommentaarid, mis minu pärast võivad õigusega seal istuda... ikka ja alati seiklused selle Bloggeriga :D

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    11. kokku tuli sult siia enne 5 kommentaari, millest 3 olid identsed. seda mõtlesin triple-kommentaari all, aga kustutasin need ühesugused ise ära. võib-olla neid identseid kommentaare pidas spämmiks, sest need lühikesed 2 tükki tulid ju ilusti läbi.

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  12. oh maiken that photo of you kissing elvis! :) what a life you lead: all the good food, the flowers, you're cool summer outfits, the sunset, and the things you bought. i want to see that necklace holder. oh my goodness, were those baby chicks?

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  13. Awesome outfits! Love that sunset shot!!


    xx Mandy

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  14. looks like a great time! you look adorable and I love your doggy Elvis (he's too cute). awesome tees and happy weekend!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. I’m hosting cool glasses/sunglasses giveaway here check it out!

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  15. Beautiful post! beautiful pieces of your life! That sunset photo it seriously took my breath away!I was staring at it for 5 minutes, really!:)
    And both of your outfits are so comfortable yet super stylish! I especially love the first one with a denim skirt and the UK flag Tee;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  16. I love how this a quick post for you! I love all your summery pictures here! It's always photos that inspire me, for example, I think I may take photos of and then share some of the yummy meals I have been making recently.

    Great post! :)

    Hailes<3

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  17. I love all these little details. You look so cute in your outfits, love the one of you and dogs. The food looks so delicious!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. First of all let me mention that m&ms cake!!! OMG OMG!!! hahaha it should be delicious!!!
    And I also love your tshirts, really cool!! Its seems that I'm not the only one having a great summer huh? ;P

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  19. such a cool outfit :)

    + wanna follow each other?

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  20. You are quite the cook! All of that looks scrumptious. The last time I cooked was actually this week and I made these Asian noodles with vegetables. I was pretty satisfied since they didn't taste bad haha.

    Can't wait to see your necklace holder--yes, I know exactly what it's like to be a perfectionist.

    By the way, your edgy tops you got on sale are so cute! And your edgy look here is just so stylish. Love your braided hair!

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  21. You have so many cool tee shirts, I especially love the animal ones. SOOO AWESOME. And you seem like such a great cook, the M&M cookie cake looks especially delicious. Would love to see a recipe post in the future maybe? :) And possibly share some cooking tips for people who are not good at cooking (like me, for example hahahah). And wow Midsummer's Eve Fair sounds like a lot of fun!

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  22. The photo with the red sky is amazing!! I cook practicaly every day. We love to eat homemade food;) And I love to cook (if I'm in a good mood:D ).

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  23. Such cool photos! The pasta you made looks so good. The last meal I made was a thing of burrata, which is basically dressed up mozzarella cheese. (:

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  24. very cute look and adorable dogs :)

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  25. Hi Maiken,
    Thank you for your comment on my previous post. I really enjoyed reading it :)
    The photo of the sunset is gorgeous! So pretty! Just as the other pictures of the Midsummer's Eve. And your or the M&M cake looks very yummy :)

    xx
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  26. Hope everything is fine! looking forward to your next post! Greetings! denisesplanet com

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  27. The quick post---that made me laugh! I always love your pictures! I love your hair, cute dog and your yummy meals!

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  28. I like the sound of your necklace holder,I could really do with some storage stuff for all my accessories,Id love to see it,if you post about it,for some inspiration.
    Those tops are so cute,and love the sound of the outfit you may put together with your DIY maxi! sounds interesting.
    The dogs are all so cute! and your home cooked food as always looks incredible,especially that m&m cake :P Its really bad but I cant honestly remember when I made a meal from scratch by myself :/ I really need to get better at doing that!
    Look forward to your post all about your wonderful road trip,hope your well and having a wonderful summery week x

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  29. Your photos are always so nice! I love your outfit with the shorts and vest and pink shoes.....Great!! I hope you dont work too hard, have lots of fun. Where are you planning to holiday??

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  30. I always love venturing through your photos! That m&m looks delish! I always love your looks too. These casual ones are fab. and I liked that I had a really good look at your tattoos too.

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  31. I love every single photo, such a creative post!! The food looks divine, the last thing I baked: Nutella&vanilla cupcakes, but somehow that M&M cake sounds 1000 times better haha

    Have a great week,
    Mary x

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  32. Dear Maiken, I had never seen your tattoos that well, they are gorgeous and so well done ! I love this post, the denim skirt is fab on you, and the food makes me want to EAT it all !

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  33. Perfect style ! I love your outfits :)
    Your dogs are adorable :)

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