christmas eve getting closer…


Can’t believe how fast the time goes! It was only a while ago when I thought to myself that Christmas is so far away, and now tomorrow’s already the Christmas Eve!! I came to my old home yesterday and my brother too, so now all of our family is here. These last few days I’ve been doing all kinds of preparations, the time before Christmas is almost as fun as the actual Christmas Eve.

Are you guys ready for Christmas yet, and done all the preparations? Here’s some that I’ve been doing:

Vaikea uskoa miten nopeasta aika menee! Siitä on vain hetki kun itsekseni mietin, että joulu on vielä niin kaukana. Ja nyt huomenna jo aatto?! Tulin vanhaan kotiini Espooseen eilen, veljeni myös, eli vietetään koko perhe täällä joulua. Viime päivät oon tehnyt kaikenlaisia järjestelyjä, joulua edeltävä odotus on yhtä hauskaa kuin itse joulu!

Oletteko te jo valmiina, kaikki järjestelyt tehtyinä? Tässä jotain mun puuhailuja:



♥ Burning candles

♥ Kynttilöiden polttaminen



♥ Baking cookies

♥ Piparien leipominen


♥ Decorating them with lots of candies and frostings (the more the better)

♥ Ja koristelu, mitä enemmän karkkeja ja kuorrutetta sitä parempi




♥ Watching Christmas movies, here Love Actually. Love this movie, and especially this scene. Anyone else?

♥ Joululeffojen katselu, tässä Love Actually. Ehkä ihanin leffa, ja ihanin kohtaus. ^


♥ Wrapping christmas presents (and making cards for them)

♥ Lahjojen paketointi (ja korttien teko)


Here’s one I gave for Alexa!

Tämä paketti lähti Alexalle!


Right now I’m drinking glogg and watching how my dad is trying to make the Christmas tree stand straight haha, I probably need to go help him… Then decorating the tree and later sauna and just relaxing. Tomorrow’s a long day! If I have time I’ll come wish this again tomorrow, but just incase: Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers there! :-*

Nyt just hörpin glögiä, kirjoittelen tätä ja seuraan sivusilmällä kun isä yrittää suoristaa joulukuusta. Haha ei tosta tuu mitään, taidan mennä auttamaan, sitten koristelu, myöhemmin saunaan ja rentoilua vain. Huomenna on pitkä päivä! Jos ehdin tulen vielä toivottamaan tänne huomennakin tämän, mutta varmuuden vuoksi jo nyt: ihanaa joulua teille kaikille! :-*



  • Alicia
    December 23, 2013 at 8:02 pm
  • Anna
    December 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Merry Christmas dear Marianna,

    all the best for you and your family. I hope you’re having a great time! 🙂 I love the pic of you and lovely Alexa. It’s perfect! <3
    The cookies you baked are so cute, I wouldn't eat them. Just look at them! haha.
    Anyway, you did a great job in wrapping all those gifts! 🙂

    Take care and once again merry christmas!

    xx Anna

  • CauseLoveIt
    December 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Merry Christmas to you!

  • Tuuliki
    December 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Beautiful and really warm photos 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • Patrycja
    December 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Merry Christmas Marianna! <3

  • Agnieszka from Poland
    December 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Merry Christmas Marianna 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful christmas time 🙂

  • Karolina Ochab
    December 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    This is my favourite scene too! it is so romantic, I hope I meet in the future a guy like he 😉

    Dear Marianna, all the best in New Year and Merry Xmas! You are my favourite blogger.. I don’t know how can a person be so lovely and nice like u ?you are perfect <3

    love you, xoxo

  • Camille
    December 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm
  • Daria
    December 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    amazing pictures 🙂 enjoy your time!

  • Paula
    December 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    All the best for Christmas and the New Year! 🙂

  • Eni
    December 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Lovely photos! Merry Christmas!

  • salsa80
    December 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year⛄️❄️⛄️❄️⛄️❄️

  • Vali
    December 23, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    merry christmas <3

  • Q
    December 23, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I love the tea lights… super cute.

  • Veronika
    December 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Nice pics! Enjoy Christmas trime with your family!
    Have a Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • Eeva
    December 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Aivan ihana postaus ja kuvistakin huokui niin jouluinen tunnelma♥ Rauhallista joulua sinne!:)

  • Brittany @ Life, Set Sail
    December 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Awwwe, I love your cookies…they are so adorable! I can’t wait to go home tomorrow and decorate mine with my mom 🙂

    xx -b.

  • Ana
    December 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Merry Christmas to you too 🙂

    Marianna, I’d really love that you show us how do you do your hair… Its beautiful!

    Kisses from Madrid!!!

  • Anonymous
    December 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Merry Christmas<3 Greetings from Russia xxx

  • Kira
    December 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Merry Christmas to you too! Greetings from Russia xxx

  • lena
    December 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    ahh yummy cookies 🙂

  • Somebody
    December 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Merry Christmas!<3

  • Martina
    December 23, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Lovely photos, I can literally feel the christmassy atmosphere from them! <3

  • Ana Leote
    December 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm
  • Natali
    December 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Looking very festive and Christmasy! Can’t wait for the next two days to kick off 🙂

  • Leesa
    December 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm
  • Kasia
    December 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Cute cookies 😉
    Merry Christmas to you !

  • Alicia
    December 23, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you and have a happy Christmas yourself too 🙂

  • blanka
    December 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Love your blog, and your taste 🙂 Please tell me where you bought your table lamps from living room. There are sooo cute

  • Ana
    December 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm
  • Maedlein
    December 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Merry Christmas !!!

  • P.S. Lily Boutique.
    December 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Pretty cookies 🙂

    Happy Holidays xx,

  • MissBagaholic
    December 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I love the pictures, there’s great Christmas amosphere in them:) And I love the gingerbread cookies!

  • It's About L.A
    December 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Merry Christmas, have fun and enjoy !

  • Sunny
    December 23, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Merry Christmas Marianna!
    Your cookies look super cute!!

  • Clara
    December 24, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Merry Christmas to you Marianna!! hope you have great days with your family and santa klaus brings lots of presents to you <3


  • Lenka
    December 24, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Merry Christmas to you Marianna!!! 🙂 Hope you have a great time with your family! 🙂
    Love the pictures, the cookies looks yummy 🙂 I’ll be decorating Christmas tree on tomorrow’s morning, together with my dad, it’s our tradition 🙂

    Wish you happy holidays again, xoxo

  • Sara G.
    December 24, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Perfect pictures, I’m glad you’re having a great time 🙂
    Yeah it’s crazy how time goes so fast… almost in 2014, I still can’t believe it, only yesterday I was celebrating New Year’s 2013!

    The cookies seem so delicous and you’re totally right, the more, the better!

    Love xx

  • Nita
    December 24, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Merry Christmas! Hope you have a good one 🙂


  • Katjes
    December 24, 2013 at 2:12 am

    maybe you should read your WONDERFUL readers’ comments and respond to their questions
    if you got millions of comments i would understand that you don’t have time, but this way…

  • Heidi
    December 24, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Hauskaa Joulua sulle kans!! 😀

  • Jessica
    December 24, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Merry Christmas Marianna! You and your posts are just adorable 🙂

  • check out fashion
    December 24, 2013 at 2:52 am

    love the photos and those cookies 😉
    Merry Xmas

  • Leslie
    December 24, 2013 at 3:15 am
  • Lilly
    December 24, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Your cookies look good! I made cookies too, you can find it on my blog 😛
    love the pictures!

  • Jennifer
    December 24, 2013 at 4:05 am

    great photos ! happy holidays 🙂

  • Chantelle
    December 24, 2013 at 4:46 am

    OMG everything is so so gorgeous! I seriously am in love with all your pictures! Merry Christmas darling!!

  • Lydia
    December 24, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Hope you have a great Christmas too 🙂

  • Susan
    December 24, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Beautiful Cookies!! Ha 🙂 I’m making sugar cookies, will post them later too. And seriously girl! Time flies, glad you enjoyed yourself in New York! Come visit Seattle sometime. Have a Very Merry Christmas, be safe darling <3

  • Alisa
    December 24, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Ihanaa joulua ja uutta vuotta!:-)

    sattumalta löysin tän postauksen kuvia we<3itista, ainakin ton victoria's secretin paketin ja yhden noista piparikuvista.. mun mielestä niin väärin käyttää toisen kuvia!:-(

  • Elena
    December 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

    merry,merry christmas marianna. i hope you have a wonderful time with your family and loved ones. my dad and i just started decorating the christmas tree and i feel so festive today.

  • Leni
    December 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

    This is also my favourite scene <3

  • Ola
    December 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful place! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    December 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Merry Christmas dear Marianna ! Greetings from Hungary! 🙂

  • Adele
    December 24, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Happy Merry Christmas Mariannan <3 !

  • Mireille
    December 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

    The cookies look really cute and the present as well!

    xoxo Mireille

  • Nikki
    December 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Lovely pictures! Merry Christmas Marianna!:) Xx

  • Migle
    December 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

    This is my favorite scene from Love Actually! I love this movie! Merry Christmas! xx

  • Gabriela
    December 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Merry Christmas my favoutite blogger!!!♥ I don’t write comments so often ..but I check your blog every day:) Love your picures, your room decorations, yor outfits..everything!! You’re such a big inspiration for me:))

  • Gosia
    December 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Mmmm… yummy!
    Best wishes 🙂
    Gosia Baszak-Blog o modzie

  • Emmi
    December 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Hyvää joulua 🙂

  • Kasia
    December 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your readers!:D

  • Dominica
    December 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Beautiful photos! Merry Christmas! .)

  • Giovi
    December 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    very merry Christmas Marianna! you deserve it:) I follow you from the beginning, I hope you have a wonderful day:)

  • milski
    December 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Hyvää joulua! <3 Hei näin niitä villeroy & bochin jouluastioita stokkalla -40% alennuksella, muistaakseni mainitsit että haluisit kerätä niitä, niin ajattelin vinkata 🙂

  • Daniella
    December 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I always think preparing for christmas is just as much fun as christmas itself 🙂
    Daniella x

  • Marina
    December 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Such cute pics, your cookies look delicious!

  • M
    December 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Merry Christmas beautiful! x

  • Sophie
    December 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wonderful cookies! Can you tell me the recipe? How do you decorate them?

  • Voguerka
    December 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Enjoy your Christmas Sweetheart. It is a very special time of the year, make it a quality time!
    Wish you lots of inspiration for the New Year! May your blog be better and better! It’s my favourite!

    Lots of love my Dear Marianna :*

  • Lucian
    December 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I wish to you a Merry Christmas with your family! You are a very nice person and you deserve it!

  • Lauren
    December 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Merry Christmas!!! x

  • Paula
    December 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Merry Christmas!
    I have one question, where is the shelf with drawers from? ( picture 3 and 11) 🙂

  • Joana
    December 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Merry Christmas 🙂 Those cookies look absolutely delicious and of course I love “Love Actually” too, great movie to watch anytime!

  • Pauliina
    December 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Mistähän sun jouluasun hame mahtaa olla peräisin 🙂

    • marianna
      December 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Se on Vilasta, Stockan osastolta löydetty 🙂

  • Kasia
    December 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Marry Christmas Marianna! :*

  • Virginie
    December 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I love this post! All the picture are amazing. Your christmas biscuits are so cute!
    I wish you a Happy Christmas Eve. I hope you’re going to spent a lovely time with your family. 🙂 Wish you a nice night!
    Much love,

  • Monika
    December 25, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Beautiful and ‘yummy’ photos 😀 🙂

  • Olya
    December 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Mariannan, please give a recipe…(

    • marianna
      December 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      It was a ready to bake -dough, it’s a tradition in Finland to bake those kind of cookies, some make the dough themselves but I think those ready ones are even more popular… 🙂

      • Olya
        December 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        Thanks for the answer! )

  • Rebecca
    December 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    There is absolutely NO better movie than “Love Actually” to watch during christmas time. I also LOVE this scene (and almost cry everytime I watch it ;)).

    Hope you spend amazing christmas days at home with your family.

    Love, B.

  • Sandra Bachmann
    December 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I love the traditions Scandinavian people have at Christmas time! I love baking ginger cookies, drinking glogg and going to sauna..and of course all this delicious Christmas food! I love it. Too bad this year we didnt have snow, but let’s hope it’ll fall down soon 🙂

  • kate
    December 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    u smoke?

    • marianna
      December 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Nope! 🙂


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