Life

2018 Rewind

1th to 5th of January – Edinburgh, Scotland
Like most years I was eager to discover more of the world and I was happy to finally book my plane ticket to Scotland where I would visit my cousin. She’s the one person in my family that I can actually share everything with. I got driven to the airport & when I was about to say goodbye I chocked on my own tears. I was so sad to leave my son behind for the first time but at the same time I was so ready to do so. I couldn’t even give him a kiss cause I knew I would be balling my eyes out if I did. After an almost tearful goodbye and very empty flight I was in Edinburgh for the next 5 days. Blogpost here.

8th of January – Last day as a hairdresser
After a relaxing start to the new year I found myself back at work Monday the 8th. To our surprise my boss had reported the salon where I worked at to bankruptcy. Suddenly the stable job I had was out of my reach. The next morning the salon was permantly closed. I walked out the front door Monday night never to see my colleagues again. 

15th of January – Jacob’s 1st birthday
One week later my son had his first birthday. He was turning one and I decided to invite my family and best friend to the celebration. Inspired by my British holiday I tried to bake scones which turned out to taste like bread. Nevertheless we had cupcakes, banana cake, coffee and my son had a few presents. 

15th of March – Started my weekly vlogs
Being unemployed for the last weeks made me itching to do something creative. I still made my weekly videos on Youtube but I wanted to up my game. I started filming weekly vlogs. For now they’ve only lasted 30 weeks but it was a good go and maybe I’ll feel the need to start again in the future. See my first weekly vlog here. 

30th of March – Celebrated my mum’s birthday @ Latter
My mum turned yet another year older & my brother and I went out with her to a comedy club. Right in the middle of easter week and to our surprise the place was full. Some good but mostly inappropriate jokes where made and I wasn’t in my bed until the early night of the next day.

23rd of April – Started a new job
After almost 3 month of job searching, countless turn downs and a handful of interviews I finally goy my dream job. At the time all I wanted to do was work in retail & I couldn’t believe my luck when my former boss called me to congratulate me on the position. I was over the moon with a great raise, personal discounts and a great boss. I felt like this was the beginning of a new career.

17th of May – My 3rd Ramadan
Three weeks into my new job, Ramadan was yet again upon us. A time I was looking forward to but anxious to meet since this would be my first Ramadan where I would fast for 30 days. Watch my Ramadan preparation video here. 

28th of June – Hottest summer yet
Living in the northern part of the globe it would have you believe that our summers are mild and bearable, maybe to the point where you’d say this isn’t summer weather at all. Well, this year that all changed. We had around 25-30 degrees from about May to July. Though most people couldn’t believe their luck, I was most nervous for the drought while sweeting buckets 5 minutes after I’ve left the house (almost).

24th of July – We bought our first motorcycle
A long dream of mine was to get my motorcycle licenses and when my husband joined in on that dream we made it a reality. He had passed his driver’s exam and the only logical conclusion was to buy a new MC. So we did, a Yamaha MT 03.

9th to 12th of August – Venice, Italy
I was itching for another holiday and Venice had been on my ‘to-see’ list for a good while now. So when my mum was on board with the idea and I finally found a dissent hotel – we booked our flight and were on our way. Even more hotter and humid than you can imagine but so beautiful. A lot of tourism but I’m very glad I got to check that place of my bucket list. We had absolute nothing planned that week, other than eating a lot of spagetti, pizza, drinking amazing Italian coffee and gelato. Watch my holiday video here.

3rd of October – Our 2nd positive pregnancy test
Since the mid of summer we decided to expand our family yet again and actually ‘planned’ our 2nd pregnancy. I always knew I wanted my children to be close in age so when I finally took a pregnancy test, after being 1 week late, it was the perfect time. Now I’m 18 weeks pregnant and so eager to know how our new life will look like.

26th of October – Finally got our marriage licences 
After 3 years my husband and I finally went down to city hall & legally got married by Norwegian law. We had our Nikkah on the 24th of October 2015 but I wanted to wait until I was at a better place with my family to tell them that this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. It was a Friday afternoon, my husband & son and myself went down there and 10 minutes later we were officially married by the eyes of the law. 


Elizabeth

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Back at work & feeling lazy

I’ve been back at work the last two days after having (almost) a one year break. It’s safe to say I was quite nervous on Monday. Luckily I eased myself into it, only working a couple of hours a day and my first ‘customer’ was a college. Yesterday though, I had 2 paying customers. It felt like it went in slow motion, especially the first cut, but I managed to be done in time.

Today I have a day off and even though I feel like I do something ever single day, whether it’s laundry, cleaning or just look after my son, I can’t help to feel lazy. I don’t know why and I wish I didn’t beat myself up over it. It’s like everyone around me is so productive and I’m not even halfway to my goals.


We did manage to create a new office space so hopefully the creativity will just be flowing in this room. I really want to start sewing again reguallary and actually finish pieces I love and would want to wear. I have some huge ideas, I just don’t know how to get them down to paper and where to start. Fixing my serger to the right stitch lengths has also been a battle. I still have to figure out what the right settings are and how in the world I’m going to use it probably.

Wish me luck!  

Elizabeth

Life

All White

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I always say that every new day is a new beginning. A clean slate. A plank piece of white paper waiting to be filled with todays achievements and goals. So today my clean, white slate will be filled with laughter and smiles to the world. With love and commitment towards my job. I will make the best out of today because today is all I have.

Elizabeth

Life

That feeling..

.. when you take of your bra, panties and those socks, and put on your comfy pjs. Then you know it’s time to snuggle up in bed or in front of a great movie on TV.


After a hectic work day from 10 am to 18 pm, where I was stressed literally the whole day, I can finally say that I have almost found my peace. It’s so hard for me to stress down after a day like today because my brain and body are at a 100 whiles I want to be at 0, or maybe 0,5.

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After work it was straight into town for a dinner where we got a lovely home cooked meal. It suited me very well that someone else made the food after a long day.

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Slowly I will find my way to the bed since it’s already past midnight, nearly turning 2 am. Good night 🌙

Elizabeth

Fashion & beauty

Home spa experience

A couple of days ago I made myself a spa evening at home. Candle lights, relaxing music, home-made facemasks – you name it! Therefor did I make a short video containing all the products I use when I pamper myself a little bit extra. I didn’t take any time to actually explain what all the products do so that’s why I wanted to share it here with you guys.

 

Products I use:
Lanza silver shampoo – brightens gray, white, platinum, blond & highlighted hair. Preserves hair color. Can be bought at a professional hairdressers.

L’oreal exfoliation scrub – Smooths and deep cleanses your skin. Can be bought at most beauty boutiques.

Sebastian light shampoo – Volum shampoo for those with oily scalp. Can be bought at professional hairdressers.
Sebastian hydre conditioner – Moisturizing conditioner for dry hair, only use at the hair ends. Can be bought at a professional hairdressers.

Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde shampoo – A blonde shampoo that preserves the blonde hair containing cold pigments to prevent the hair color to become warm.
Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde conditioner – A blonde conditioner that preserves the blonde hair containing Cold pigments to prevent the hair color to become warm.
(optional for those with blonde hair!)

Yves Rocher shower gel – grapefruit sence from Yves Rocher. Can be bought at Yves Rocher
L’oreal summer body lotion – Sublime Body Nutribronze giving you a natural glow after only 1 use! Can be bought at most beauty boutiques.

Lanza Trauma Treatment – A leave-in-Cure that heals and protects hair color. Can be bought at a professional hairdresser.

Home made lip scrub – Containing Brown sugar and oil.
Dermalogica daily microfoliant – For dry skin.
Dermalogica skin care – For normal to dry skin.

Elizabeth

Life

Long day, short night

Is it possible to be more exhausted, sore and tired? Had a short night last night and today isn’t going to be any different, plus all the soreness from my two past workouts. But it’s worth it! And the up side is that we’re having breakfast at school tomorrow morning and just a cozy self-care day with my class, meaning we can do whatever we’d like on eachothers hair. 

Other than that our salong at school today had it’s last day with customers. I had a lovely lady who is going to come as a model when I start my training as well so I’m utterly grateful for that. And like always I had my usual Thursday work day from 5 – 9 pm, so I can’t wait to hit the bed in a minute or two and fade into dreamland.

Good night world,

Elizabeth