Monday, September 1, 2014

Daily Jamie


August 29th
August 30th
August 31st
September 1st

To The Max

We went to the cabin this weekend and things got extreme. I slept in extremely late on Saturday morning (at 11:00 The Swede insisted I join the living), we ate some extremely delicious smoked mackerel that The Swede caught up in Norway a couple of weeks ago, and the mushrooms... well, the picture speaks for itself. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daily Jamie

August 25th
August 26th

The Transition

Sarianne broke two of the fingers on her right hand when a door slammed on them last week, so she asked me to guest blog on sarianne.se so she doesn't have to do as much typing. I put together this post about the little changes I make in my life to get pumped about fall coming since the weather has already gotten pretty cool over here, and I figure I may as well get credit for it on my own blog as well!
Beauty
Nail polish - When the weather's warm I wear white or super light pink on my finger nails and hot pinks and corals on my toes, but when vacation is over and the days get shorter I switch to more muddy neutrals on my fingers like Mavala 119 Orchid Mauve and Max Factor Glossfinity 15 Opal, and deep reds and purples on my toes like Essie Sexy Divide and Kicks Classy Bordeaux.

Lip color - When I’m in the mood for a bold lip in the summer I go for corals and bright pinks, but when autumn comes I pick reds like Dior Addict in 745 and berries like Maybelline Color Sensation Shine Gloss in Stellar Berry.

Eyeliner - I always think a darker eye seems more appropriate when there’s no risk of sweating. My favorites are Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.

Scent 
Perfume – Nobody likes to wear a heavy scent when it’s hot out, but when the weather turns I dust off my heavier, musky perfumes like Nini Ricci’s Nina and Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist in Seductive Amber.

Lotion – Most of the time I rely on coconut- or tropical-scented lotions for my summer scent, but when I’m wearing heavier perfumes I moisturize with unscented or vanilla-scented lotions so that they don’t compete or clash.

Candles – This is one of the best ways to get into the mood for cooler weather since you get the coziness of candlelight as well as a yummy smell filling your house. For fall, pick spicy and food-scented candles. Glade’s Apple Cinnamon is my all-time favorite but IKEA's Bräcka have scents like vanilla, caramel and apple that make your home smell amazing.

Food & Drink
Baking – Finally it’s not too hot to use the oven! I use this scones recipe to make weekend mornings feel special.

Apples – Everything about apples screams autumn. Caramel apples are obviously a favorite treat this time of year, but it can get messy and time-consuming to make them. I enjoy the combo in a much simpler way by just dipping apple slices in caramel ice cream topping.

Chai latte – I’m a big coffee lover, but the spices in a chai latte make me feel like I’m drinking a pumpkin pie. When the weather feels like Thanksgiving is around the corner (even if it’s three months away!) I forgo my usual café latte and drink a chai latte instead to feel like I’m back at Grandma’s.