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Biblophilic and crochetophilic

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When I add books to the collections in my Librarything-account, the books pop up on  my Facebook-wall and here on my blog (in the left column). I think it's nifty that I can check which book I borrowed last from the library here on my blog, but I'm not so sure about Facebook.

Or, if I'll be more precise, it's the "box"* I find somewhat lacking. In settings. But I guess they're working hard on it, and Facebook isn't the friendliest platform to build software for.

*or whatever they want to call it, there's too many names for different parts of social network and databases nowadays. Gadgets, widgets, apps, boxes.... give me a break.

On another book-related topic, I finally finally finally! got the book I'd requested from Turku city library. About that book... it's a pattern book, authored by this crochet designer whose designs I really like. Her name is Kristin Omdahl, and if you're on Ravelry you can find her and her designs here. I'd…

I Heart my Home

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*sound of vacuum cleaner*

The things you find between the cushions in your sofa define who you are. So... if this is what I found, then I must be a "Person who eats popcorn while crocheting on the sofa. Ate so much, in fact, that she popped a button from her pants."

;)

IKEA hacking

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This IKEA hack is one I've been dying to try out. It's the "Tolsby"-earring display by a woman named Jen in Sydney. It looked so simple. And it was cheap to make too - one page/piece of the mesh is enough for ~4 of these.




Stockmann's "Crazy Days"

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In Finland, for those of you who don't know, there's this department store called Stockmann. Twice a year, they have this "special event" called Hullut Päivät (in Finnish) or Galna Dagar (in Swedish). Translated into English, it's "Crazy Days".

And it's a really really aptly named event. From Wednesday to Sunday, you get to shop things for "special" prices. But only on certain of those days, and they only have a finite number of those "special" prized products.
For example, this year (that is, last week) my dearest Micke wanted to buy himself one of those Sodastream machines (actually, a lot of other people wanted to buy them too), because they had them for only 49 euros ("normal" price being between 59-99 euros). They were available only on Thursday, and when I got there at 12 p.m., the guy behind the counter told me they had sold off all of them before 10 a.m.

Such is life. Crazy, that is.

Nevertheless, I'll leave…

I Heart my Kitchen

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I Heart my Kitchen

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Inspired by these guys... Be careful when you watch the video, and remember to turn down the sound if you have sensitive ears, because these Swedish men are kinda violent in the kitchen :) But, I think everything that promotes people cooking from scratch is good. Even when, like in this case, it's not paleo. And do go ahead and see the rest of their videos on YouTube.


... I decided to do this:

I Heart my Kitchen

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There's something I'm wondering about... Here, it's easier if you let me show you.

Naah, actually he hasn't, but I'm nevertheless wondering why it says "Tatu" on the bag?

I Heart my Kitchen

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There's something weird to be found here... just wait and I'll show you.




How quaint.