Friday, June 15, 2012

High Five for Friday

It's Friday again! And I'm continuing with High Five for Friday, linking up with Lauren from From My Grey Desk Blog. She has this neat weekly post that ranks the five favorite things from the past week. I had lots of fun things happening to me this week, so I had a little trouble choosing only five, but here I go with mine!

1. Gift card shopping

Don't you just love gift cards? It's the same feeling when you some money from you parents and got to spend it in any way you want! Well, when you're adult you have (or should have) at least some money all the time, but you don't get that thrill, because you know you're not supposed to use it all up, because what would you eat, if you're out of money entirely) (Wow, what a long sentence...) But with gift cards you can use the whole amount of it to things you want (and you don't have to actually need them) and don't have to worry about not having a bite to eat for the rest of the month. I got a gift card to a Finnish clothing chain Seppälä last fall and on Wednesday I finally went and spent it! Blogging about my finds later :)

2. Reunion

I met up yesterday for a friend of mine, whom I hadn't seen since last August as she spent her latest study year on a scholarship in USA. We got together for some summer shopping (yay!) and later came to my home and made homemade pizza (yum!) and watched a chick flick with some rhubarb meringue pie :) A very good day altogether, sorry that there's no photos!

3. Rhubarb

Photo borrowed here
I heart rhubarb. We had it in abundance in the backyard of my childhood home and it's only a couple of years ago I realized how much I've missed it and how wonderful it was to have it on hand. I went to the farmers' market on Wednesday and got a kilo of rhubarb stems. After that, talking on the phone with my dear mother-in-law, I got her permission to raid her rhubarb bush. This means I will have rhubarb to enjoy not only in early summer when it's in season, but in the freezer and as jam throughout winter 12/13 as well!

4. Weather

Photo borrowed here

In the last couple of days, the weather has finally started showing signs of summer! I don't care to be bummed out about the rain the forecasts are promising for tomorrow evening and Sunday, as this post is supposed to be about things that have already happened this week. And the sunshine and the thermometer crawling up to temperatures I relate at least with Finnish summer have really been such a joy to me that earns a spot in the High Five for Friday.

5. Skirt fabric

Even though my first skirt didn't turn out exactly as I had planned, I am going to brave to make another one, a different kind. Yesterday I was helped by a really nice lady in the fabric store and bough some beautiful petrol blue/green (I am SO partial to this color!) rayon jersey with a little bit of elastine. It drapes wonderfully and I'm very excited and hoping my maxi skirt will fulfill my expectations!

(Oh, when shopping I had to buy a nail polish that totally matched with my skirt fabric, it was only 1 € at H&M...)


  1. Reunions with friends are always so much fun! It sounds like you had an awesome time :)

    Happy Friday! xoxo

    1. We had a really fun time :) And it was extra special because you hadn't met for such a while.

      Hope your Friday is great as well! :)

  2. I love gift cards- they are the best! Also, I haven't had rhubarb in YEARS... I forgot they even existed! Haha maybe I will bake a yummy rhubarb cake soon!

    And now my stomach's growling.

    Happy Friday! ;)

    1. I'm glad I reminded you of rhubarb! And I hope you get your hands on a gift card of your own soon :)

      Happy Friday!