11.6.12

guest post: Finnish Summer

Hello everyone! Jeremiah & I are getting ready to leave for NYC tomorrow so all this week I am happy to share that there will be some really special contributors to the blog. They've got some great posts lined up and I am happy to introduce Riikka as the first. Did you all know what a fan I am of this woman? Outside of being a mom she is also a talented designer and DIY'er, stylist and photographer. Everything she does is magic.
I hope you all enjoy! -Jennifer

Guest post by Riikka Kantinkoski from Weekday Carnival

Hi, my name is Riikka. I write a blog called Weekday Carnival and I also have small shop RK Design. I was honored when Jennifer asked me to contribute this guest post, but also a bit lost about what should I write. Summer holidays have just started here so I decided to share a small bit of Finnish Summer instead of telling you about nightless nights , Karelian pies, or salmiac.


Here in Finland our Summer lasts only two months so we have to take advantage of it in a short period. The best things in Summer for me are taking a rowboat trip early in the morning,  going to a saunadipping your feet in warm water, relaxing in a summerhouse, swimming, watching the sunset, taking a walk into a fresh birch forest, taking a night swim, going for a picnic by bike, laying in flower fields and watching how  clouds make different shapes.  To learn more about Finland watch this.   Have a wonderful summer wherever you are!
//Riikka//

10 comments:

  1. The image posted here is amazing, great informative post Riikka. Jennifer, try to visit the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and take a stroll on Montague Street. You could also go to the Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale, for the big day, I recommend the Soho location. I can't wait to see the pictures you post:)

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    1. Thanks for the rec's Elaurie! I will try to check them out!

      :)

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  2. Riikka's blog is one of my favorites, and I'm always scoping out her shop for new designs. So glad to see her guest post here. What a lovely collage she has decorated your page with :)

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    1. Have a fantastic and safe trip to New York Jennifer! Can't wait to see what goodies you bring back with you :)

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  3. Jennifer, have a wonderful trip to NYC! Riikka, I absolutely adore your blog and design shop - such beautiful work! Summer in Finland sounds so idyllic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Ooooh !
    Scandinavia has had my heart for years, this is just makes me wanna jump on a plane to Finland...!!
    Just beautiful.

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  5. Lovely post! Taking an Scandinavian night swim sound great!

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  6. I love Riikka's blog,Weekday Carnival is on my reading list daily!Greetings from Estonia!!

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  7. I'm dying over how creative this photo layout is!!!!! obsessed!!

    http://www.brightontheday.com

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