Here we go.

I asked my 3-year-old to tell what her mother does for work. She told that mommy "writes" and "goes to movies". Cool. Not true, but cool. I do those things though, but not for a living.

My teenage dream was to work in an AD agency. When I turned 28, that dream came through. I ran my own agency for four years. After my kids (they are the most perfect little creatures is this galaxy) were born to teach me about patience, I moved from "making-pretty-things" to "making-things-happen". And here I am now.

My daily work involves understanding customers with their needs and helping them to grow their businesses. I also work with marketing and making things happen in general.

I live through the lens of my iPhone. Taking pictures makes me smile. I do play with my DSLR too. And I love LOVE LOVE movies. I'm still in love with html and css, and work with those secretly by night.

My mission in life is to turn this world prettier and happier place. I'm trying to get there by making people smile one stranger at the time.


“Women who wear black, live colorful lives.”

- Neiman Marcus

Stuff That Makes Me Tick. Happy Things.

There are a lot of stuff out there, that makes me happy. Chocolate makes me happy. Movies make me happy. Kind people make me happy. Here are things that I DO that make me happy. Some might call them hobbies. I just call them happy things. Or stuff.

Photography.

I can't say that I am a photographer. But I do take pictures. A lot. Photographs and scrapbooking go hand in hand. Can't have one without the other.

I've taken classes from pros. I'm eager to learn. But if you want to be a great photographer, you should have your DSLR in your hand all the time. I don't. However, I do play with my Instax. I play with my iPhone lenses (wide and macro) all the time.

I've been working closely with photographers. When I worked in advertising, I was the one designing the big picture. Usually I was also the one organizing the photo shoots.

Scrapbooking.

Paper, scissors, tape and printed photograps make me smile. I want to told my story.

I heart Project Life. In 2010 I attended a crop here in Finland, and The (one and only) Becky Higgins paid us a visit. I was starstrucked. I had heard about Project Life earlier, but only then when Becky's mom let us flip through hers, I fell in love with it. Since then, I have been a projectlifer.

Crafts.

I'm like an old granny. If someone needs woollen socks, I'm on it! I can't sit still. I'll always have a project on hand. Usually it's a quilt or granny square afghan.

Painting.

When I was a kid, I wanted to become an artist. A painter. When I crew older, I wanted to become a metal graphics artists. I was good. But I was told that being an artist wasn't a proper profession. I'm still angry about that.

Blogging.

I blog. I've been blogging since 2006. I used to blog under this domain for years. I kind of loved Wordpress. I had a personal blog (in here) and then I had craft blog. And another one. First one is gone. So is the personal one. Hundreds of blog posts deleted.

Moving on. Blogging on. Feeling "wordpressy", so it might be coming back.

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take.”