Saturday, December 31, 2011

White christmas 2011 Iceland

Here you can see what im missing out on ,omg i woud so much like to be home right now ,playing in the snow with the kids ,pussing the car hahaha winter wonderland my beautiful Iceland :)
Have fun watching this .
for me this last day of the year is gona be rain i guess and it dont look good for the fireworks eather :( the weather her sucks ,i think im may move
Happy new year everyone .

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry christmas

Its almost time to sit down with our family´s and enjoy christmas together
i would like to send you all my best christmas wish .

hope you have a wonderful time
hugs Valeria and family

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Well everyone that knows me a little know i have to have snow on christmas if not there is something missing and it can make me sad not to have it :) and i was getting all sad cause i dint have my snow ,but yesterday it started to snow and i was so happy ran out with the camera to get a few shots cause i knew its gona rain later today so i just had to use the litle time i had .
and after dinner i whent out again then it had stopped snowing so better change of getting pic´s
i whent to see the church its so beautiful and even more when it has a lite snow around it
the sky was orange and it was about to snow even more so i had to bee quick
this one is my favorite ,the light was amazing and it looked like wonderland
take care and enjoy the wonderful time ahead

Monday, December 19, 2011


I just cant get enough of these bokeh pic´s ,they just make me happy ,since the snow isnt coming i had to find something else to give me joy ,yes i love snow around the hollidays ,i also need it for my pic´s and i have so many ideas but i cant make them happen cause i dont have the SNOW .
dont you think pic woud look even better if there was a litle snow there :)
this is Stavanger
we had some family over for  a lite birthday cake and coffee
some wrapping done .

Saturday, December 10, 2011


The kids whanted to make some gifts for there grandmothers & grandfathers ,so we bought clay and the kids used some of my many stamps i have .
its like making cakes but even more fun for them ,the older girls also made some bowls ,they need to try before we take pic´s of them .

you can just imagen the fun they had with this and Xmas music playing (we only need snow)
they made all kids of ornaments to hang on the tree or decorate presents.

have a great weekend

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Candy cane & hot chocolate

Fun to see how much peoble like my last pic (on flickr) :) made me smile ,but yesterday i baked some chocolate candy cane cake ,saw the recipe pinterest ,cant open the webside now ,will add it later ,if you like .
i saw this cup in a window the other day and said to hubby oh i have have that one (i love cups) but i dint go and buy it my self no he whent out later that day and bought it for me and a spoon to match ,sooooo cute so i had to display it with the cake i made .
what a yummy cake and even better with hot cocoa
i totally forgott to play with the lights this time haha but dont worrie i have more things i need to take pic´s of so i will be sure to post more pic´s with the bokeh ligths .
im keeping busy reading over the books again making sure i get it into my head ,then i have planned the pic´s i will be sending in for unit one :))) im so excited about this ,and looking forward to hear more from the lady that sent me the message the other day ,i sure hope something will come out of that .

anyways im off to spent time with the family.
This xmas will be very hard for some people in the family and it brakes my heart but they will have a big spot in my heart this xmas.

Friday, December 2, 2011

News to me

Well i got some rather intresting news or its just an offer i got this morning ,im still in shock i think or i dont even know what to call it ,im so suprised that i dont even know what to think ,anyway i got an job offer regarding photographing ,it sounds very interesting so im gona look into it,and if that wasnt enough
i was asked if i would be willing to sell one of my picture !! what im like WHAT .

Well no more bragging .

I want to show you a friend that lives in the USA and she likes photographing and is taking pic´s of kids ,she has 2 beautiful boys and takes amazing pictures so head over there and see her great work

have a wonderful weekend

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Would you like a sip

Of hot cocoa ? well its not that cold here but i would like a cup of hot cocoa ,dint have any so the cup is empty hahaha really need to go out and buy me some marshm and wipped cream and make a reall cup :) who whants to join me ??
i really love playing with these lights :) they warm my heart and its fun so i do it for no other reason

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Yes baking but im not baking baking ,i have litle helpers and this is there baking day so they get to do what they whant to do and that means that im just there to see that things dont burn in the oven :)
my litle peoble love this day ,when mom put on the xmas music and they get to roll out cookie dough and sing songs .horrible weather out side ,really windy and rain so what better things to do then stay in and make them happy

today we light the first candle .
I have spent most off this weekend doing all the reading i need to do for the 1st unit ,my eyes are tierd but its so much fun and i love laying on bed with my reading glasses on and read all about the aperture ,focus ,lenses ,cant wait to get to the point where i need to go out and take the pictures .
so i leave you with this pic of my son baking some xmas cakes .Hope the weekend was good to you all

Friday, November 25, 2011


Got this as a present from a good friend i have here in Norway ,she came for coffee and gave me this beautiful present ,so now i dont have to make my own ,now i can rest my hand even more :) how sweet is she
i love the color ,last year i had white but this is the color i was going to use my self so how fun is that .
On sunday i will light the 1st candle .

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Surgery whent well and im healing nicely ,my hand looks like the simpson hand hahaha por thing but it will all heal in a few weeks or then i can do the normal things i do ,clean ,take pic´s ,knitt ,crochet and i hope my hand will be as new ,no more pain´s.
was gona show you a pic off my hand but it wont load ,and it difficult to write with one hand so no more typing .

have a good thanksgiving weekend to everyone .

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas kid

Another post about these pic´s ive been taking of my kids,these 2 are off my son ,he is 5 years old and will start school next fall !!

this will be last pic´s in this series since im having the surgery on the hand later today ,have to say im nervous about it even if its no big deal ,just hope it will all go well and i will be using my hand soon .
i just got my first unit from the school ,NYIP  so i will have loads to read in the coming weeks

take care

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I thought i woud take some pic´s of my girls (boy is to busy to play at them moment )haha
hung up some xmas lights for background ,still need more practice with this kind of photo´s ,but still had fun with this .

Friday, November 4, 2011


Yeh im formally enrolled in NYIP :) and im smiling from here to the end of .....
and i cant wait to get my first unit .Since ive moved here to Norway i have done so many things i would never have done so im so happy that i get the change to do these things .
Just whanted to share the great news .

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Madla sunset

The only day this week that the sun was shining so i whent to Madla to get some sunset pic´s ,i was planing on getting the big swords in those shots but the sun wasnt going down in that spot so i found some other awesome spots i really liked ,one problem there was a big cloud coming in fast so i had to be really fast
This one is my fav

I did get some good shot´s but the rest of them i cant relly use but then i just have to wait for the sun to shine again and i will be out there again :)
I have been looking for a spot like this all summer ,finally i found it .
i have also been looking for rocks that lead to the sunset or sunrise and here i have everything ive been looking for in one spot, how fab is that .

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I was the lucky girl the other day , wildaboutcolor had a giveaway and i won some fancy stuff :) she totally made my day ,i got some hot saus ,a crothet scearcrow (he is so cute and has a special place here already )
one thing that dint make it in one pice was candle holder ,but im gona get me some glue and try to fix it so i can see how fancy it was :) and then i got some more holloween stuff wich i love ,thanks eLLen, i heart you :)
go and take a look at her blogg ,she has some colorfull lovely crochet stuff she makes ,a real genius when it comes to crochet wildaboutcolor

thank you sweety ,i love suprises like this

Friday, October 21, 2011

Miss Metter giveaway

Miss Mette is having this wonderful giveaway at her blogg HERE
Go see what you have to do to get the change to win :) she has a wonderful blogg and takes beautiful pic´s .

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dancing with the stars

No im not gona dance with them but i am gona go out into the dark tonight and look at the falling stars or i hope i will see them ,i have everything ready and i feel like im going camping ,i have my camera ,warm clothes ,hot coco ,tripod and my hubby most important .
So wish me luck cause i really whanna get some shots tonight (first time taking star pic´s ,dont really have a clue what im doing but i have read some about it  so i hope im all set .
this pic was taken really early this morning by the sea .

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wish list

Here is my wish list for my photography

lee big stopper
LEE_Filters 9NDG Graduated Neutral_Density
LEE_Filters 6NDG 4x4 Neutral Density
sigma 10-20 mm lens
this list will for sure grow

this is it at the moment ,im planing on getting the big stopper soon ,its hard to find but im hopefull i will ,if not i whant the polarizer

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sundried tomatos

Getting some really beautiful red tomatos now ,so i made these in the oven and put them in a jar with some fresh herb and olive oil ,really tasty and pretty.
 will be eating them also fresh but maby i will make another jar of these later on as i get more red once

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Miss cupcake

Miss cupcake 2011 is Jannice Edlunds gongrats to her ,beautiful cake she made

and thanks to everyone that gave me there vote /gill 

it was fun to be apart of the top 20 

but i heard a rumor that only cupcakes baked by girls from sweden had won the prizes and i think that kinda strange ,if they dint whant cupcakes outside sweden they should have said so in the begining.
Its just something i heard and read and i dont know if there is something to it i still think its kinda funny that only there own cupcakes got some prizes ,oh well it was fun to send in the picture and get all these votes ,more then i had hoped for so im happy with that .

Knitting mojo

I think i just found my knitting mojo (hope my crochet mojo comes with it )
i need to knitt some socks for some of the kids and one pair for hubby to use at work when it gets colder (the once i did for him last winter got stolen ) must have been a great pair since someone needs to steel them from him .
then i whant to make me some newfoundland mittens ;)
some of the sock yarn i gott today

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Strawberry panna cotta

Whanted to make something really good for dessert tonight :) just cause i whanted something yummy my self haha. So i found this great recipe for panna cotta ,bougth new strawberrys an lime .
im totally in love with these pretty bowls from  Green gate ,so many wonderful things and the colors are just to die for .
i think next time i will double the recipe
since there are 7 off us in this big family
but i hope it tastes as good as it looks ,it sure smells good and the strawberry´s and lime are great combo

have a great night

Friday, July 1, 2011


Was lucky to get 6 kg off rababara and i made some saft /juice .
here is the recipe (in norsk )
2 kg rabarbra
1 ½ liter vann
Saften av 1 sitron
1 kg sukker

Skyll rabarbraen godt og kutt i biter. Kok rabarbraen i vannet til de er helt myke og ha den over i en silduk og la renne av… Vask kasserollen og hell tilbake saften, tilsett sukker og sitronsaft og kok opp. Skum godt av under kokingen, og hell saften over på rengjorte flasker og sett på kork.

and i still need to make some jam as well ,the kids love this jam so i need to make lots of it
ps i made it to the 20 in the miss cupcake 2011 :)thanks to everyone that gave me there vote ,totally makes my day .

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gamle Stavanger

Took the kids to gamle Stavanger this morning ,been whanting to go there since i came to Norway .And it was so pretty and all these beautiful houses and the flowers oh my oh my ....
Gamle Stavanger ('Old Stavanger') is an area of the city of Stavanger in the county of Rogaland, Norway, and is believed to be Europe’s largest collection of wooden buildings[unreliable source?]. The area includes the Norwegian Canning museum which displays a typical factory from the 1920's.

so much fun to walk there in the sun and warm wind
Nearly all the houses are white (only a few are allowed to be another colour) and they vary in age from less than 100 to about 300 years. The houses are lived in and most are privately owned.
There are little play areas, bench seats here and there. In the small park at the southwest corner, near the Straen centre are some sculptures.
This is in central Stavanger. Walk from the fish market around the harbour clockwise taking any of the streets on the left up into Gamle Stavanger.   
will for sure go there again and take more pictures

ps anyone have a recipe for rababara saft (rhubarb saft)

Friday, June 24, 2011


Found this cute litle lavenderflower in my garden ,ive been looking at these in the flower shops and dreaming of one ,but i found this one in the garden like i said ,really happy to find it in my own garden .
put them in an old mug i brougth from home ,and since im waiting for my guests from Iceland i put them in the guest room ,they smell so good . Well i have so many things to do ,the last two weeks have been so crazy and it will all come to an end soon :)
hope you have a wonderful weekend ,i know i will :))
cant wait to see my best friend

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beautiful swan´s

While waiting me and litle man saw this beautiful swan family by the pond near by .
we got pretty close without them getting affraid
and that big old bench ,not possible to sit on haha
so much to do and so litle time

Friday, June 17, 2011

National day

Today is the Icelandic national day :) hæ hó jibby jei það er komin 17 júní !!
its strange to celebrate this day here in Norway even there will be some celebration amongst the Icelandic peoble here tonight .
But i will be so happy next friday cause then my best friend from Iceland is coming to stay with us for the weekend ,cant wait to see her and her husband !! and if you whant to see some amazing pictures from Iceland look here ,her husband is amazing love his pictures .

playing with my camera and learning about light and shutterspeed and all that stuff