Saturday, March 31, 2012

March photo a day, 26-31

It's time to say goodbye to March photo a day challenge. I will be skipping April photo a day, but might do this again in May, since it's been a lot of fun!

26. Key

Cabin key card. This particular key card stopped working in the middle of the trip for reasons unknown :)

27. Your name

Sugar. Self-explanatory when it comes to my blogger name, but my real name is also related :)

28. Trash

Sassy diaper sacks, baby powder scented.

29. Feet

Lil man's foot at the community pool last summer. Summer can't get here fast enough!

30. Toy

This time it's not the lil man's toy, but husband's bobble head Yoda :) We both love Star Wars, especially the original episodes

31. Where you relax

By the sea. I relax by gazing at the open waters.

Hope everyone is having a relaxing Saturday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Detox that didn't detox

The fear of the upcoming beach season (yikes) got a hold of me the other week and I decided to try one of those detox supplements. MethodDraine Detox Express was on sale so I went with that. It's basically a 7 day detox crash course. You choose what you eat, but you have a small bottle of brown liquid (it has birch in it, among others) mixed into a glass of water every morning. It's recommended to drink at least 1,5 liters of water each day. It's also recommended to avoid some heavy foods like meat during the detox.

I'm on a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet already (due to health reasons) so I didn't really need to change my diet. Maybe that's why this detox didn't work for me. I didn't notice any difference, unless you count the fact that I had to go to the bathroom more often :), and my scale didn't either. I didn't feel any better, nor worse. The liquid itself looked kinda yucky, and didn't taste much better (it was pomegranate-passion fruit flavor), but I managed to drink it alright. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't horrible tasting, but it wasn't pleasant either. The only good thing about this detox really was that it made me drink more water, which I don't normally drink enough. Other than that, a bit of a waste of money.

Has anyone else tried any of the detox supplements? Did they work for you?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Random Tuesdays 03/27/2012

Helsinki, Finland 2012. I took this photo from my cabin window, when the boat was leaving towards Stockholm. If I had a choice, I'd always want to live near some sort of body of water. Open waters represent freedom to me.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March photo a day, 21-25

March photo a day continues!

21. Delicious

I'm on a continuing mission to find the most amazing pesto available in Finland. This one is the best so far, crunchy and delicious!

22. Kitchen sink

Well, it's just your average kitchen sink.

23. Moon

I'm not ashamed to admit that I liked the Twilight books :-), in fact I liked them so much I wrote two college papers on them and held a presentation on how Native Americans were depicted in the Twilight-movie. I kinda liked the first movie, the rest have been very disappointing.

24. An animal

It's a cow! I wish it was a dog, but we can't really get one until we settle somewhere.

25. Breakfast

I like to have eggs for breakfast. I usually have scrambled eggs with toast, but I also like them boiled now and then.

I'm off to Stockholm to do some thesisizing, I hope everyone is having the most amazing week! :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

March photo a day, 16-20

I apologize that my March photo a day is a little late, I'm having a tough time recovering from my health issues, but I'm getting over the cold now :)

16. Sunglasses

Lil man's brand spanking new sunglasses, they're super-cute!

17. Green

I was thinking of what to photograph as "green", when lil man brought me Grinch. I absolutely love this shade of green!

18. A corner of your home

Most of the furniture in our house is used, like this chair. My parents had it for over 20 years, probably closer to 30. Still comfy :)

19. Funny

...because Sesame Street is always funny :)

20. Before and after

Women's Day flowers from my husband, when he gave them to me...

...and two weeks later, when it was their time to go :)

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! :-)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Random Tuesdays 03/20/2012

Sheep Meadow, New York City in 2006. I love New York! I've been there half a dozen times and am so excited to be heading there again in a few months. It'll be husband's first trip to NYC :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

March photo a day, 11-15

11. Someone you talked to today

Husband. Haven't really talked to a whole lot of people this week, got horribly sick with the flu :( A photo of husband seems fitting, since he gave me the darn flu :-)

12. Fork

Lil man's Moomin fork, I think it's super cute :)

13. A sign

I didn't get to go out and take new photos, so this is a sign from Missouri a few years back. There's a lot of Christian sponsored signs in the U.S, I found this to be one of the better ones.

14. Clouds

Lil man's jacket. Since I'm stuck at home, this batch of photos seems to be rather stay-at-home mommy oriented :)

15. Car

We don't have a car in Finland, but here's lil man's Moomin mobile :)

Hope everyone is having the most fantastic weekend, stay healthy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Random Tuesdays 03/13/2012

Charles River, Boston in 2006. Boston is one my many favorite cities in the U.S and so gorgeous in the spring!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March photo a day, 6-10

6. 5pm
This is what we usually do at 5pm on weekdays: watch Pikku Kakkonen (Little Two, a Finnish children's program) on television. I've tried to cut down lil man's tv time, but Pikku Kakkonen stays :)

7. Something you wore
My wedding rings, I love them and wear them every day :)

8. Window
Our downstairs bathroom window. It's actually kind of beautiful!

9. Red
One of my recent eBay purchases, a coral red bracelet. Red is actually something that fits me really well, maybe because my skin is so pale

10. Loud
Our lil man is quite the vocalist :) He babbles non stop. This photo was taken during his 2nd birthday portrait session, needless to say he didn't sit still at all :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

100th post, new banner and a blog challenge!

This is the 100th post of the new (post-May 2011) Sugar Antelope! I deleted most of my old posts anyways, so they don't count. I'm so excited to notice that I have 19 readers! It's 18 more than I expected to have :) I still don't know why I really started writing this blog, but once I did, I realized I enjoyed writing it quite a bit. And it makes me so happy to notice that you all take time to read it, I appreciate your comments so much!

What better way to celebrate this 100th post than launching a new banner! What do you guys think? My amazing husband made it :)

Also an excellent way to celebrate this milestone is receiving a cute blog challenge from Sofia of At home with Sofia :) Here are some tidbits (Nippelitietoa) of this blogger:

Favorite color: Lime green, I love all shades of green actually!

Favorite number: I don't really have one. When I was kid I'd always choose 13 :)

Paras juoma/
Best drink: I drink mostly water, but I do enjoy a glass of classic Coca Cola now and then :) As for the alcoholic drinks, there's none better than cranberry vodka.

Facebook vai Twitter/
Facebook or Twitter: Both, but I prefer Facebook.

My passion: I love candy! And I have soft spot for dogs, I wish I could dedicate my life to helping them.

Lahjojen antaminen tai saaminen/
Giving or receiving presents: I like both :) I really really enjoy giving presents, but would be a liar if I said I didn't love receiving them as well :)

Mieluisin kuvio tai muoto/
Favorite shape: heart

Paras päivä viikossa/
Best day of the week: Saturday, since it means all three of us are at home :)

Favorite flower: roses, in every color but yellow :)

I think this challenge has circulated quite a bit already, so I'll send it to a couple of bloggers: Pahvitalo's Päivi, Friolandia's Eveliina and From the Gardens' Essi. I hope its cuteness brings a smile to your faces :)

Happy Women's Day everyone!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Random Tuesdays 03/06/2012

Near Beclabito, New Mexico in 2009. I'm fascinated by the states welcome and goodbye signs in the U.S and try to take a photo everytime I see one :) This was taken during our trip to the Four Corners, the meeting point of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

Monday, March 5, 2012

March photo a day, rather randomly

I was pondering for a while whether or not to participate in the March photo a day, since I'm not a daily blogger. I really liked Friolandia's February photo a day and thought I'd give March a shot. Unfortunately I won't be able post a photo every day, so this will be more like group of photos every five days or so :) Also, I don't have a great camera, so most of the photos will be taken with my Blackberry. Nevertheless I really like these photo challenges and I hope I'll be able to post more photos in general in this blog.

1. Up
Blue sky in southern Finland, photo taken from our kitchen window :)

2. Fruit
Pear. I like pears, but husband apparently does not. He told me the other day that pears are like lame tasting apples :D

3. Your Neighborhood
Our neighbor's house through our living room window. Majority of the area where we live in looks like this; detached or semi-detached houses. It's a pretty quiet, child-friendly neighborhood.

4. Bedside
We don't have bedside tables and my desk, which is in the bedroom, is too messy to be photographed, since I'm working on my thesis :) But here's the bedside rug. It's been through a lot; when my late dog was a puppy, this was the rug she loved to pee on :D

5. A Smile
I might have posted this photo here before, but this is the best smile in the world: our lil man's happy smile. I'm not going to take credit for this photo, lil man took it himself.