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5 for Friday

August 19, 2016

Hello my dear readers, 5 for Friday post is here! I’ve been dwelling on should I, or should I not write today’s post but then I was like: “What the heck?!” and I’ve decided to do it. I didn’t have a good week… It was actually one of the crappiest ones and bad weather didn’t help the mood. I always want to and try to inspire and bring only good and positive vibes to my blog and Instagram feed, but sometimes… Sometimes, I’m just a human, I hurt, I don’t feel good and from time to time, I think that it’s ok to say it out loud and call it a day. Or week.

When the clouds are too dark and heavy, it’s hard to follow that little glimpse of sunshine trying to peek through the gloominess, but I did try my best to remind myself, each day to find that one little good thing that keeps me going and gets me through the day.

Lots of listening to the music ( some songs on repeat for half of the day 😀 ), some cooking which always relaxes me and testing out some new, out of my head recipes, walking outside to get some fresh air, no matter what’s the weather, getting dressed up and ready even if I didn’t feel like and meeting blogger colleagues and friends at my favourite cafes in the city were pretty much things that were super helpful.

The biggest one though was to see my daughter have great times at school! I was so stressed about how she’s going to like the school and if she’ll make friends easily, but I see now that the stress was for nothing because she LOVES school and literally can’t wait to go back the next morning. 😀

How are you? What did you do this week?

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  • Reply Bianca August 19, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    These pictures are amazing!
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    – Bianca

    • Reply natali karppinen August 20, 2016 at 7:43 AM

      Thank you Bianca!

  • Reply Amy Arnold August 19, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Totally okay to have a bad week. We all have them! Glad you know the things that make you feel better, and I hope you have a good weekend. Good to hear your daughter had a good start to school!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen August 20, 2016 at 7:43 AM

      Thank you my dear! Yes, she really did had a great start to her first year at school and I’m happy about it, takes a lot of stress away, because I’ve been all the time wondering if it’s all going to be alright and if she’ll find good friends, etc. 🙂

  • Reply giulia pirola August 19, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    amazing photo!

    • Reply natali karppinen August 20, 2016 at 7:42 AM

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Matea August 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Svi ponekad imamo loše dane i nažalost ih ne možemo izbjeći, bez obzira koliko se trudili. I mislim da je sasvim u redu ponekad i na blogu to pokazati, ipak smo svi od krvi i mesa, a i svi povratni komentari će te sigurno oraspoložiti 😀 Želim ti lijep vikend i još ljepše vrijeme! 😀

    • Reply natali karppinen August 20, 2016 at 7:42 AM

      Bas si super rekla, “downs” su jednako dio zivota kao i “highlights” i ok je reci/ podijeliti da nekad stvarno imamo los tjedan, kojeg bismo najradje prespavali, ali mozda bas onda kad to podijelimo ovako, pomognemo nekom drugom tko je isto imao los i neproduktivan tjedan i koji ce se osijecati bolje jer nisu “sami” u takvoj situaciji.

  • Reply Jo August 19, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    I’m sure the ‘one little good thing ‘ to get you through the darkest of days has to be your daughter. And I am so happy to read that she is enjoying going to school. She is going to have so many friends (just like her Mother), and there will be so many parties to attend, you will be rushed off your feet. And you know what? You are going to love every minute.
    Here, I’ve had a bad week too.
    High pollen counts have made my eyes itchy and sore and hardly able to see. This in August!! What’s the World coming to?
    Well, Natali. I hope this weekend goes well for you.
    Hugs, Jo

    • Reply natali karppinen August 20, 2016 at 7:44 AM

      Yep, she’s pretty amazing kid and I can’t wait to see what the future brings. 🙂

  • Reply Camille August 20, 2016 at 1:32 AM

    I loved this post, thanks for sharing. I love to go to cafes when I am not feeling so great too 🙂

    Camille xo

    • Reply natali karppinen August 20, 2016 at 7:39 AM

      Thank you Camille for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  • Reply Sia Foch August 20, 2016 at 7:09 AM

    Wonderful post and great photos, love it!

    -xx, Sia

    • Reply natali karppinen August 20, 2016 at 7:39 AM

      Thank you Sia, I’m glad to read that you liked them. 🙂

  • Reply The Fashion Folks August 20, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Lovely photos, hope you’re having a lovely weekend! Xx

  • Reply Bryn Bradsher August 20, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    We all have those weeks! Sometimes its just good to let it out so the next week is better! Glad your daughter is excited about school!

    xo Bryn

  • Reply Girl & Closet August 20, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Sorry to hear you had a blah week, but thank you for sharing! ! Totally okay to let it out. I’m all about keeping it real on my blog too! 😉 Hope this weekend brings more cheer your way, and my gosh… that lunch looks so good!! xo

  • Reply Josipa August 21, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Amazing photos!


  • Reply Nada August 21, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    wonderful photos!

  • Reply Faye August 21, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Lovely post and photographs dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

  • Reply simona and indre August 22, 2016 at 4:59 AM

    What a fun post, Friday is a good day to reflect back on how your week went! And these beautiful photos, I’m sue, are a good reminder for you!
    xoxo, Simona and Indre

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  • Reply José Roberto da Silva November 3, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    These pictures are amazing!

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