Thursday, February 24, 2011

Poets of the Fall - Dreaming Wide Awake

Give !


I don't know how you are with these things, but I am utterly impressive when it comes to this subject.
What I am mumbling about?
It is simple and most "common" : homeless people.
I cannot imagine how it is not to have a home to go to or people who care for you and expect you home.
We are most fortunate: we cannot imagine because we never lived it. Say thanks to that right this second!
When I see a homeless person I am always very impressed and sad all of the sudden. I am sorry I cannot help each one of them. I do not care what are the reasons behind their street life, but it is sad. Totally...
Coming from a small city, I don't have a lot of experience with seing homeless people on every corner. The big city now takes up a lot of my "reasons to smile". Homeless, sad and sick persons on every corner.
Yesterday evening I was coming home from the market from where I bought, among other things, two breads. Why? I do not know, because I had one more in the fridge, so I obviously didn't needed two. On the way home I heard a voice behind me "Miss! Can you spare a piece of bread for me?" I am always impressed when they don't ask for money, but food. He was around 40, poorly dressed (considering that outside there were around -5 Degrees and a terrible wind), with a big bag right besides him. I didn't say a thing (always speechless in these situations), just gave him the extra bread... and walked away.
I cannot get it out of my head the way he almost ran for the bread. He didn't attach me, but took the bread and with tearful eyes he thanked me over and over again...
How can that not impress you? It was "just" bread!

We take too much things for granted people. Mother always said when we were little that it is not nice to throw out food and goods that can be reused in some way or another. "Think of all those people who don't even have a bread to eat. They sit around with a hurtful tummy because they have nothing to eat. How would they feel if they would see you being picky or throwing out food?" And that thought stayed with me until today.

In conclusion:
1. Don't throw out your food! Plan your menu in order to avoid having too much of it or buy stuff that wont go bad too soon.
2. Don't take things and people for granted! EVER!
3. Say thanks!
4. GIVE! Share!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Swedish houses

A big LOVE for this!

I love the fact that these houses are flat, eco, simplistic and full of light! Big windows you know.
Here are a few examples of what I mean:
1. Source

How can you not love this pure light coming into your house?!

2. Source

A gorgeous lake house.

3. Source

A modern version.

4. Source

An eco frindly version.

And a lot more examples, just search it on Google.

At first sight these houses just seem too... well, simple and plain.
So why do I love them?

1. There are perfect for beach houses or right on the side of a lake.
2. Light! A LOT of light. <>
3. Non complicated, simple, yet very elegant houses.
4. I absolutely don't like overcrowded houses, so these kind of "only the strictly necessary" houses are just my kind ;)
5. These just seem to be some feng shui :) a lot of light, nothing seems to be blocking any flowing energies (nothing in these really, so no wander that nothing is blocking <>).
6. Just perfect for a relaxing weekend, a getaway or a romantic weekend spent with you loved one. Isn't it?

Of course there are smaller versions of Swedish houses, which are easy&quick to build. I am also guessing that the smaller ones are even cheap to build (comparing to a normal brick building).

The only thing that seems to be bugging me at these houses: how safe is it to live in one of these? In the end it is just glass which can be broken in a few seconds...
Yes, I know, I just ruined the whole "light" euphoria with my last pessimistic remark, but that is just me :)

B good!

Ten Important Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

Well, do not get me wrong, not me. I still have too little experience in blogging and too little time invested in it. I would love to write here every day, but I just dont get the chance.
There is an old saying "life is what happens while you wait for it to happen", well I am not waiting around. I have a thousand things to do and I am busy doing it :) so I guess I ear your forgiveness for not being here around too much. I do apologise for it although!

Returning to the subject at hand : the title!
It wasn't me who said it, but I sure do agree with Ree, The Pioneer Woman ;)
She wrote a very interesting post with which I happen to agree with. Check it out here.
Maybe except point 8. I darn hate grammar! It is the one thing I do not want to excel at...
I already see the comments you'll leave, but I'll still love you guys :*

Stay real!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Weird facts about me :P

First and maybe the weirdest :
1. Love baking and cooking sweet stuff, but don't really like eating them. Weird, huh?
Than :
2. Love cupcakes ! to bake them, not to eat them, again :D
3. Don't like peanut-butter. I know, I'm a renegade now :))) But I do like peanuts and using peanut butter in recipes and cookies :)
4. Love movies! All kind: old, new, comedy, artistic, drama, crime, just don't show me horror movies! I will have "day nightmares" for years! I know movies are not real, but still cannot hold back in thinking that some weirdo out there might just put those sick things into real stories. Brrrr...
5. I follow around 100 blogs, but because I work around 10 hours / day I never get to actually read all of them... and than I complain about it :P

hm, this would be it for now, I will add more when I remember them :P

BTW! I found a link where you can find a loooot of blog links worth checking out ;)
So check it out :