tirsdag den 31. januar 2012

This is my life | Photospam

"Hello, my name is Obelix." 

"I'm a very nice dog." 

"My owner sure likes me, so I crawled up on her lap when I woke up from my nap." (Rhyme!) 


"Sniff, sniff. Your nose smells great." 

"Your hand tastes pretty good too." 


"When I'm tired, I like when she snuggles me." 

"Real close, like this." 

"I love it when she stays home all day, so we can hang out." 

 "I think I need another nap."


/Lea Binta

mandag den 30. januar 2012


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/Lea Binta

Confession | I hate mondays

Beautiful blue sky this morning

"I hate mondays" has always been my mantra. Not because I want to hate mondays - it's actually quite inconvenient to dislike a certain weekday, because no matter what you have to deal with it every seven days. 

It's not even because horrible things happen on mondays. Whether it's a good day or a bad day, monday has just always been a bit more-.. yuck. But not today.

Today I woke up feeling quite happy, which never happens on a monday. It didn't even bother me that Obelix was jumping around the bed, trying to wake me up. Today is a good day, even though today is a monday. Even though I start my 3rd semester on thursday, and I'm nowhere near ready. Even though I don't really have any money to buy groceries for. Even though my life is generally chaos right now. Today is a good day. A good monday.

Happy monday everyone!

søndag den 29. januar 2012

This is my life | Snowy Sunday

It snowed all through the night, so this morning we woke up to a winter wonderland. Walking home from church proved quite cold and difficult, but was totally worth it.

Obelix loves the snow, and runs around like crazy, his nose buried in the snow to sniff out all the scents. Notice the snow on his nose.

Hope you have a wonderfully snowy sunday!

/Lea Binta

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lørdag den 28. januar 2012

This is my life | Lazy saturday

Normally I love weekends, because that means I get to see my hubby more than the usual afternoon/evening, but today I've been all alone all day. He left at 8 this morning, and now it´s past 6, and he's not due home anytime soon. Sucks. 

I figured I would make today useful and clean the place, get some baking done, the works. What did I end up doing? Well, I spend quite a while on the internet, checking up on things. Then I went on to spending a few hours watching M*A*S*H. I'm over halfway through season 2 my brother got me for my birthday. Savouring the episodes.. 

I did actually manage to get some baking done, but it ended up taking my whole afternoon. As in really, it's taken me about 3 hours. 

My hubby got this monstrous machine from his parents, and I've been waiting to try out it. I decided that would be today! I almost regretted it just trying to get it out of the box - got a couple of bruises from that battle.

Because our kitchen is so small I had to set it up in the living room, but I got to work and started mixing the dough.

Today's little baking project was cinnamon rolls, and they turned out quite nice!

The reason it took so long was a continuos battle with the machine (and because I was lazy and took my time with everything). I mean, yeah, it's nice to have a machine stirr things up for you, but honestly, I think it would have been easier to just do it by hand like I usually do. 

Anyhow, now I've tried it and now it's time to sample the cinnamon rolls to see how they turned out. I guess I really should work out tomorrow.

How did you spend your saturday?

/Lea Binta

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This is my life | Date Night

Gotta love some good ol' action!

/Lea Binta

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fredag den 27. januar 2012

Confession | Three little words

It's friday! We made it through another week. When tuesday arrived this week I thought for sure this week would go on FOR-EVER, but the last couple of days have actually gone by pretty fast. Probably because they were suddenly filled with coffee dates, baking, and visits. 

Do any of you know the song "Baby, can I hold you" by Tracy Chapman? (If you don't, go on youtube and find it straight away!) Honestly, and this isn't particularly flattering, if Tracy Chapman knew who I was when she wrote that song, I know it would have been about me. 

I suck at telling people that I'm sorry, even though I know I screwed up. Even tougher to say "Forgive me", because then you really acknowledge that you screwed up. It's horrible, but I am working on it, and I've gotten better at saying "sorry". Still working on the "forgive me" part. 

That's not the worst, however. What if I told you that I hardly ever say "I love you"? Even to those people that mean the world to me. My family. My close friends. My husband. 

It's not that I don't love them, because I really, really do. I just have a problem saying it. I can say all sorts of other stuff without any problem! "You're amazing." "I love being with you." "You're the most wonderful person in the whole world." "You mean everything to me." 

But having to say "I love you" makes my tongue all clumsy. 

When me and my hubby got married (almost a year ago now - crazy!) our church gave us a book called "The Five Love Languages", and suddenly I didn't feel so horrible anymore. 

It's not that I don't love people, I'm just not good at being vocal about it. I will, however, go out of my way to make sure they're okay. I love getting small things for people, because that's one of my ways of telling them that I love them. I love doing stuff for them, to make their day easier. Whenever I help my hubby get his food ready for work the next day, I always slip in some chocolate or another goodie, just to make him feel special. And to make him feel loved. I will use my whole evening baking bread and/or cake, because I know he appreciates it. I will buy him his favorite crackers, and then whip them out when he comes home from work all tired and dirty. 

See? I'm not coldhearted, I'm just not good at being vocal about my love. But I'm working on it. My hubby knows I'm working on it. He doesn't mind that I don't tell him that I love him all the time, but he appreciates it when I do tell him. Because he knows it means that much more when I finally say it. 

He loves me, and I love him. He says it a lot. I don't. But I will. In time. 

torsdag den 26. januar 2012

DIY | t-shirt

Okay, so last weekend I was at my parents' house, and was only going to stay for one night, but ended up staying for two. I had a great time, but I hadn't brought a change of clothes. My dad had an old white, XL t-shirt lying around, so he gave it to me to do whatever I wanted to. 

I started by taking a pair of scissors and making the neckline a bit bigger, and then took a couple of markers to write or draw something. I wanted to write a quote, but couldn't think of anything, so ended up just writing "Something clever". Hehe.. Funny. Yeah, so this is how it turned out:

Obviously it's still way too big, but I wasn't going to start doing any sewing, so I took the easy option and stuffed it down my jeans. 

See? Now it's just like any other oversize t-shirt you get at the mall, except the sleeves are still too big. How to cover it up? Throw on a blazer, and voilá - a brand new t-shirt of own design.

I actually really like how it turned out, and a friend even complimented it at church. So there, a quick change of clothes, even you don't have any.

Obelix hates being left out, so he jumped onto my lap for a final picture, and even now he's in my lap, trying to stop me from writing so I can pet him instead. 

Have a lovely thursday!

/Lea Binta

onsdag den 25. januar 2012

New girl on the block!

Hey everyone!

So, here's the thing - I already had a blog, but in danish, and all my english-speaking friends couldn't understand anything,so now I'm back with a new blog - this time in english! 

I'm so glad you're reading this..

So, what better way to start off this new blog, than to introduce myself by answering a few questions about - guess who! That's right, about ME. 

I got the questions over at Aunie Sauce, who has a really cool blog btw, so here ya go.

What person do you look up to the most? The person I look up to the most is probably my dad. Cliché? Maybe, but my dad is one of the coolest and fun people I know, and although he doesn't always say much people always listen to what he has to say. He's a natural leader, and has an ability to always stay positive and calm. Plus, we share music taste and favorite chocolate brand.

What is your dream car? My dream car is this car right here: 

It's a Morris Mini 1000 (this particular one is from 1967, image found on Google), except I want a purple one. Why it's my favorite? I'm not really sure, actually. I just think it's a cute lil' car, and ever since I saw one for the first time I've always wanted one for myself. 

If you could collect one thing, what would it be? Coffee cups. But only coffee cups that I used to drink coffee with good friends, and I would write on them who I was having coffee with, when it was, and why we had a good time (I always have a good time when I have coffee with people).

If you could get rid of one of your bad habits, which would it be? The habit of bitching to my hubby about insignificant things, just because I'm tired, or hungry, or late, or.. 

What is your FAVORITE thing about yourself? The fact that I can always find something positive in every situation, even though it can be challenging sometimes. 

What is one thing you would change about yourself at this very moment? My hair. I want my curls back! 

One thing you would change about the world? I would remove all the violence. Cliché? I don't care - violence makes me sick. (Or I would just make Denmark less rainy and more sunny!)

Do you make your bed everyday? Explain. No, I don't, but sometimes I roll very carefully out of bed so that it almost looks made, and I don't have to feel guilty that I didn't make it. 

3 things you would want on a deserted island? Only 3... 1. My hubby 2. Water filter 3. Bear Grylls 

Would you rather be a business-person or homemaker? Homemaker, definately. Everyone who knows me knows that this is true! No doubt about it.

No new clothes for the rest of your life? Or no new shoes?? Oh snap. I love my shoes. But I seriously love my clothes too! Hmm.. I'm guessing I'd rather just keep wearing old shoes, if I could renew my outfits (even though shoes are pretty important for an outfit!)

Alright folks, that's all you get about me this time. Hoping you got to know me a little better, and maybe wanna stop by again some other time?

/Lea Binta