Mama’s got a brand new..

Jack Frost decided it was time to leave after about a week, and now we're back to autumn again. At the most we measured 30 centimeters, or almost 12 inches of snow on our balcony! Insane. I have finally managed to dig out a fair amount of my makeup collection and photo equipment, so expect there to be some makeup related posts with pictures in the near future. I have been working on a few reviews, testing products, as well. Exciting! And you know how pleased I've been with Mr. DHL? I received the 'saddest' news last week; the new house isn't on his route, so I have no idea if the new Mr. DHL is nearly as fantastic as the old one. Thank you for the excellent service during the last four years, Mr. DHL! He did however bring me a last package; a brand new toy, but more about that later.

Let's see, what have I been up to the last week? Apart from cursing the snow, obviously, we've been trying to move into our house. It takes time. A lot of time. We're not anywhere near being finished, but we're getting there. At least I have a good feeling about moving here now, and I like living here. I like our house. The Internet isn't perfect, but as it turns out it's OK. It could always had been worse. Oh, and we have curtains! Theo seems to think this place is a little scary, I have no idea why. He looks a little timid, but I'm hoping it's just a phase. Cuda and Felix are enjoying themselves, although I think Cuda would have preferred it if we returned Felix to his breeder. He just won't live him alone!

I have also been shopping a little.. yes, shopping, with an empty account. Thankfully I have a very nice fiancé who has figured out that my mood improves several notches if I'm allowed to shop a little from time to time. No, seriously, I loaned a little money to have some fun; a trip to Make Up Store to check out their newest collection BonBon. Did I splurge? Of course. I'll tell you more about it in one of my next posts. I also received an eyeshadow from Sugarpill, a #wonderfulwednesday prize from IsaDora and I picked up five nail polishes from their new Jewels of the Orient collection. Am I happy? Indeed! Material happiness is totally underrated.

Oh, by the way.. do you see this text in handwriting?


Jack Frost, how I loathe thee!

I shouldn't have mentioned Jack Frost yesterday, because today he arrived. In all his glory, and then some. Looking out the windows is depressing, although the fuzzballs seem to love the 'awesomely fun white substance' suddenly covering everything. This is Felix' first experience with snow, and just like his brother Cuda he's absolutely fearless - as opposed to Theo, who seems to think he's beyond staying outside if the weather is anything less than pre-tropical. Cold and wet paws? Totally unacceptable.

Saeterbakken, October 25th 2012

Yesterday we purchased a new stove, and I'm head-over-heels in love with it. As I tweeted late last night, I guess I'm entitled to call myself a grownup when I get all excited about a stove, no? My darling big brother paid part of it as a housewarming gift, and my parents also gave us a new upright freezer. Awesomeness! We're still living in a hot mess, it'll take a few more days to get everything into place, but we're slowly getting there. Now dinner's cooking, courtesy of my brother, and I'm waiting for Øyvind to come home with more boxes to empty out.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012