NAKKIKASTIKE – Finnish Hot Dog Sauce and Potatoes

Nakkikastike finnish hot dog sauce

Every year I celebrate my anniversary with sharing a Finnish recipe here on the blog. Why Finnland you may ask. Well we received a surprise honeymoon trip to Finnland for our wedding and I love to relive that week, learn more about the culture and the foods. Mainly I just want to keep the memory alive and surround myself with happy feelings. So cooking up some easy and quick meal to do it, why not. This time around I decided to make a quick dinner. We were planning on leaving a trip the following day and Nakkikastike – finish hot dog sauce only took 30 minutes. If at all. So already a win in my book.


Currently in February 2022

currently February

This year already is a rollercoaster. From great moments, life changing events to hits in the gut – its all happened in the past five weeks. It is a lot of living that has happened and as of right now I have to admit I am tired. Tired and overwhelmed because so much is going on at the same time. So that is the reason why I once again am late to the party Anne is through every first Tuesday of the month. But as they say better late than never and so I share some thoughts on this month words.

How my word of the year “celebrate” has already grounded itself in my life. I have so much to celebrate this year.


January Celebrations – Monthly Recap

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How has the first month of 2022 already flown by? How was it for you? Still trying to ease in or already stomping your way through projects goals and life? For me 2022 took off in high speed. Job projects kept me on my toes. The hunt for a new home is getting serious. The health is off to a rocky start. But I am feeling good and able to keep the balls up in the air – for now. Let’s hope it stays that way. Let’s dive into January Celebrations.

I plan on celebrating my way through this year as it is fitting for my word of the year. I decided to still keep my goals and intentions post but spice it up a bit. Having intentions for the upcoming month is very helpful to keep track on were I want to end. up by the end of the month. It is not really a to-do list (some things are though) but more guiding me to the right direction. I don’t stress about not having it all done but I do believe if I only take on step to fulfilling a certain thing I am one step closer. I may still be lightyears off from achieving but yeah I am moving and not on a standstill.


How I prepare for the 100 Day Project

how i prepare for the 100 day project

Mark your calendars: February 13th is the 2022 start of the 100 day project. If you are following a long for more than a year you know I participate in the annual art project on a regular basis. Just recently my friend San asked how much time I spend on the project and what kind of thing she could do. That made me think about all the times I had participated, my learnings and how I prepare for the 100 day project. Today I share my thoughts and maybe by the end of this post you are enthusiastic to join in.

What is the 100 day project

#The100dayproject is a free global art project run by Lindsey Jean Thomas. 2022 marks the 9th year it is held. It is a project artists and creatives around the world are joining. The idea is simple: choose a creative project, do it every single day for 100 days, and share your process on social using the hashtag #The100DayProject. I have also seen people join in with projects that aren’t “creative” such as exercising daily.


November & December Books – What I read

books I read November December

This post “November & December Books” contains affiliate links.

It’s been a while since I talked about the books I read. Maybe you haven’t missed it maybe you did.There was a lot going on in the last two month of 2021, mainly work and I wasn’t able to read as much as I would have liked. I picked up a lot of easy reads that I abandoned hard way through. But I also found some really nuggets in the mix and those are worth mentioned. Even if we are already well