Wednesday, 4 January 2012

WHAT WAS AND WHAT IS TO COME

While you are occupied with participating in the New Year's give away and before we head on to new things I though we'd take a look at the year that was. A lot of things happened in the world but we'll just stick to over here. But quite a lot happened here too!


The winter was long and cold.

Really cold.
And really long.

I did lots of burlesque shows; here as the serpent at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival. Photo by Rik Stavale.

And here at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Vegas in June. Photo by Melody Mudd / Burlesque Beat.




I also did lots of photoshoots too. This one by Kaylin Idora.




In spring in the countryside our baby lambs were born.
Of which half have sadly ended their days on someone's dinner table already.



And in summer the IBTC got a new line up.


I was in a couple of  magazines.


And showed you some of my home as it had turned out after the renovation!
Which also made it to a magazine, although not yet published.



Was on the radio and visited some TV shows; here where I styled the host.


In summer we did a long US trip trough some of the southern states and down to the Keys.


And as you all know - got happily married!


By autumn my friend and I had both turned 30 and we celebrated it True Blood style.


And for the last quarter of the year I've been expecting a child!



119 comments:

Tors said...

Oh wow, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's great news!

Mini-Quie said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Pandora said...

It sounds like a wonderful year. Oh, and a little baby on the way. Congratualtions! Love the little baby bump

Véro said...

What a great good news ! Congratulations !

Amanda said...

Congratulations! :)

GinCherry said...

I really love your look in the last photo :) Where did you buy your shoes? It will be really interesting to watch your maternity wear, cause sometimes I think, in this period it's really hard for girls who likes rockabilly/vintage...
And congrats one more time :)

Anonymous said...

oh wow! you have made me cry! congratulations!- and enjoy every single moment of it cause it goes so quick-speaking from personal experience ;). Kate.

Minerva said...

Congratulations!

Christina said...

Congratulations and all the best for 2012 and your little family! The last year has gone by so quickly and your photos are/were as always amazing! You are my style icon.

chlorophilie said...

Funny, somehow I was guessing ... congrats, good luck and all the best!

Idun said...

Massa Grattis!!! That is wonderful news. I wonder will we be popping out little ones at the same time ;)?
I hope you have been feeling better that I have the first trimester and you really look great.

Sarah said...

Wow! What a marvellous year! I love that serpent act of yours - fabulous!

Congratulations on your little baby!!! Your little belly looks so cute!!!

Konad-licious said...

Gosh you are gorgeous! Congrats on your baby!

Mio said...

Congratulations for the last quarter or should one say first trimester!?

Frollein von Sofa said...

They have some fabulous maternity stuff, dresses, nursing bras, etc. on asos.com :

http://www.asos.de/ASOS/ASOS-Maternity-Knitted-Midi-Dress-in-Stripe/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1917979&SearchQuery=knitted%20%20midi%20%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Creamnavy

also, they have lots of knitted midi dresses and jersey dresses that you might like. I have this dress and it's so comfortable and stretchy :

http://www.asos.de/ASOS-Gestricktes-Midikleid-im-Stil-der-50er-Jahre/xbr4t/?iid=1704606&SearchQuery=knitted%20%20midi%20%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy01MHMtS25pdHRlZC1NaWRpLURyZXNzL1Byb2Qv

more dresses :

http://www.asos.de/search/maternity-dress?hrd=1&q=maternity+dress#parentID=-1&pge=0&pgeSize=-1&sort=-1

happy shopping !!!!!!!

Bernadette said...

Congratulations Ulrika!

Bea W. said...

Congratulations!!!! I thought of guessed you might be pregnant after reading one or two of the latest Facebook comments. So wonderful that it's confirmed now. That will be one beautiful child... All the best for you, Eddie and the baby.

Sara said...

Congratulations!! Great news, all the best for you ! :)

Mirette said...

Hiih, onnea :)

Miss M. said...

Congrats!

Flora alias Ilshim said...

So happy for you,that's a good news!!!

Fia said...

Grattis grattis! Congratulations! Summer child I guess. :-)

Elina said...

Congrats! It's great to become and to be a mum. (most of the time ;) Can't wait to see your maternity styles!

Anonymous said...

Oih!!! Miten ihanaa!!! Hurjasti onnitteluja! Vauva... voi että! Ihanaa odotusaikaa!

T: Eräs lukijasi Brysselistä

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Thank you, kiitos, tack :)
I'm due in June; it will be a midsummer baby. I've felt like shit and haven't done much else than sleep in my free time fr the past two months, but I seem to go by the book and feel better now that the second trimester has begun. Phew!

Frollein von Sofa : Haha, great - just this morning I purchased that cream striped mama dress form asos! great minds think alike :)

LandGirl1980 said...

Fantastic round up. Man. That *WAS* one long cold winter. From burlesque to lambing - love it!

..::ramonies said...

I'm so happy for you, congratulations!! I realy love the big news! I like the whole post too, it was good to read your summary of the year! I hope so much, that you won't stop adding a regular posts on your blog, I'd realy want to adore you in this special time, and of course later (when your baby will be born) too. BEST wishes for you!!

suklaasydän said...

Onnittelut - mahtava uutinen!

Miss Meadows said...

Oooo, a baby! Well, then I have to get into the congratulations-line too! :) If you get a girl she'll LOVE your closet! If it's a boy...well...he might love it too - you never know... ;) xx

Magdaleena said...

Congratulations so so much!

Emma Robertson said...

What an amazing year! Ahh, that's so exciting! I can't wait to hear more updates :)

xo,
Em

FairyFiligree said...

What can I say - a lovely story of a year well spent. Congrats for baby's coming in 2012 and hope you will have a beautiful experience as a mum. Have been following you for 2+ years and you have taught me so much about blogging. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations!!!! Must be the most elegant -soon-to-be- mama ever! You made us all followers happy with your news! :)

Sistinas said...

Congratulations, I'm sure this year will be even more great for you and your family!

Q's Daydream said...

Yay, yay, yay!! You're going to be one hot mama! xo ;o)

Roxy said...

It seems like it was an adventure filled year for you, and you look adorable with the baby bump. I hope you find some cute maturnity clothes so you can stay just as stylish as ever!

Wandabe said...

Oon lukenut sun blogia ikuisuuden mut kommentoin harvoin - mut tiiätsä, mä oon ounastellut tätä jo kauan! En tiiä miks :)

Onnea ihan hirmusti!

Mrs Munster said...

That's great news. Congratulations! Cannot wait to see baby clothes Ulrika-style!

Dial V for Vintage said...

Congratulations, this is wonderful news! :)

Ghoulia said...

Men oh, gratulerar! What great news :D

Annamari said...

Congratulations! I hope your pregnancy is easy, and nausea did not affect you too much :). When the baby will arrive? :)

Fröken Elina said...

Underbart! Gratulerar!

Aourell said...

Ooooh! I usually never comment but today: congratulations!!!

Laura Eire said...

Congratulations. What lovely news.Children are such a blessing. I hope you and the baby are healthy and happy.

Solanah said...

Oh congratulations! Your little baby is going to be sooooo cute!

xoxo
Solanah

Rueby... said...

I saw your FB comments but was waiting for a blog post - Congratulations!! Your kid is gonna be ADORABLE. Are Eddi's boys excited for a new sibling?

Audrey said...

Oh wow, I wondered when you were mentioning maternity clothes on FB. Congratulations!!! You are sure to be one hip and vintage mama!

Dave Feucht said...

Wow, congratulations! That's so wonderful! Best and warmest wishes!

Steffaree said...

Congratulations!

Roxie Roulette said...

You year looks spectacular and what a beautiful things to finish it off with! Congratulations!

little miss vintage said...

Oh wow! Such great news! Congratulations and best wishes! :)

Janice said...

Congratulations!!!

Poopoopidoo said...

Congratulations ! amazing news! and today I posted the same kind of note on my blog, a little flash back (but in words) of 2011, and at the end I announced tat we're having a baby as well, funny!
Take care ♥

Anonymous said...

What fantastic news! Congratulations! That lucky little baby will be blessed with some good genes. All the best Nicole x

Annika said...

Onnea!! Mielenkiintoista nähdä pukeutumisesi muokkautuminen ajan edetessä.
Siskoilleni löysin kivoja lahjoja raskausaikana näiltä sivuilta:
http://www.etsy.com/search/?search_query=pinup+maternity&page=

http://www.pinupmama.com/

Kitten said...

Oh, how lovely, congratulations!! Hope you feel better during the rest of the pregnancy, all the best to you all! Kram!

Olivia Rouge said...

Ei mulla muuta ku et <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Susannakaarina said...

Olen lukenut blogiasi aika tiiviisti noin vuoden verran. Blogiasi on aina ilo tulla lukemaan. Voih ja nyt pääsi ihan pieni itku liikutuksesta, onnea teille hurjasti!!! :)

Kelley said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news. =)

Dita Von Gué said...

WoOo: CONGRATULATIONS!

janettaylor said...

Congratulations, my dear!

Kat said...

OMG how exciting!!! I am a long time reader but I think this may be my first ever comment. I just couldn't resist congratulating your and your husband.

Kitty Darling said...

GRATTIS ♥

Mimi said...

Ooooh Ulrika, CONGRATULATIONS to youuu!!!! :)))

ihanuudet by fleure said...

Onnea!

Rubber Duck said...

Oikein paljon Onnea! :)

Barbara - The Tattooed Housewife said...

congrats!!! that's awesome! that's going to be one adorable baby!

Mrs. Jeffries said...

I follow you religiously and I feel as If I know you... Reading that you are expecting a child startled me and brought a wee tear to my eye. I am very happy for you and your handsome man.

Anonymous said...

oh wow!... such a beautiful suprise! congrats to you and your husband!

Nic said...

Massive congratulations! How exciting for you!

Hexotica said...

Congratulations!

Emily said...

Oh my gosh, congratulations!! That's so wonderful!

Heather said...

OHH!!!!! My gosh!!!!!! Congratulations dear! That is so very wonderful!!!!!!

laura said...

What a wonderful year for you! :) Congratulations on everything!!!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Aawww... first belly photo. Love it. I'll be watching carefully and taking sartorial notes for when I am (hopefully) pregnant.

x

Clara Cupcakes said...

OHHHH! Congratulations! That's just the most wonderful news!

Cate said...

It has been great watching your year unfold. You are adorable in all your early pregnancy, by the way.

Chloe Jacqueline said...

What an amazing year for you! Wishing you all of the best for the upcoming year! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Katje said...

Oh wow, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Onnea sylin täydeltä!!!

Juliette Rose said...

Congratulations! what a big year, hope the pregnancy is going well.

avivadarling said...

Wow! I am very happy for you! Mazal tov!

Piia said...

Wow, congratulations! I'm reall happy for you!

Ms Wanda said...

I love the way you tell you stories through pictures. And good end reveal. I wasn't expecting that! Congratulations! What wonderful news. I hope you'll be able to find time in between nappy changes to keep blogging. I do enjoy reading it.

Ylva said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your husband. Kids are the best:) Stora varma energitankar till dig KRAM

Frk. Nielsen said...

What great news Congratulations!
All the best to you and yours!

Rhia said...

What a year! And huge congrats for you both! I will be really excited to see what kind of style you are able to put together while expecting. I have heard that vintage-inspired people sometimes have problems on finding fitting clothes for their pregnancy.

Amy said...

What an exciting year! And CONGRATULATIONS!

Grande Mama said...

Granparents-to-be are of course also very excited!

pretty odd wonders. said...

a humongous congratulation on all but especially the last point! it's been so much fun to follow your endeavors and even more so going forward!

Amiechan said...

Ett härligt och händelserikt år!

Och så grattis till den lilla/lille i magen. All välsignelse och lycka till under 2012!

Lucia said...

Grattis! Jag gissade lite redan tidigare att du är gravid :D Vet inte varför, känner dig inte ens, men kanske det strålade igenom på vissa bilder, och för att du inte skrivit om vilka barer du besökt med drinkar osv :D
Du blir en skit snygg morsa!

Ship said...

I usually don't comment on your blog (though I read it every day) but I can't resist now - congratulations!! What exciting news for you and your husband and family. Looking forward to seeing how you'll adapt your style in the coming months!

Sophie V said...

Many congratulations!!! That is fantastic news!

Purrfect Kat said...

Oh my god!!! that's soooo great!!!!! congratulations!!! it's really exciting!!!!

Oona von Frost said...

Awwww I am expecting much awesome baby belly Retro style photos from you.
I am so happy for you with your wedding and the baby on the way without knowing you.
You surely going to be a fabolous mom and hope to see the baby as new part of your blog.

Greetings from north germany!
C

stephanie said...

OH MY GOOOOOOD! That's really, reeeeeally great news!! I hope you have a quiet, very happy and healthy pregnancy! Best of wishes to all of you!

Lainie said...

I don't comment usually, but I love your blog-especially your personal style. Congrats on your growing family! I look forward to pregancy updates-especially the outfits!

The Retro Natural said...

I love your burlesque outfits, they're so creative! Wonderful recap and congrats on the bun in the oven! :)

mads said...

Congratulations! Och hurra och grattis! Det kommer bli världens tjusigaste lilla unge.

PrettyDamnCute said...

Wishing you, your honey, and your baby the best!

WendyB said...

Congrats!

wily darling said...

i have followed your blog for a long time now. Dont tell anyone else, but yours is one of my favorites! I have just barely started a blog of my own and would be honored if you took a peek or even followed! www.wilydarling.blogspot.com

Seinäruusunen said...

Voi mahdoton, ONNEA!!!!
Odotan innolla ihania vintage vauvamaha kuvia :)

Rachel Phipps said...

It looks like you've had a really incredible year!

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

Oh congratulations! That's amazing news!

Riikka said...

Warmest congratulations to the lovely couple! xx

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Lovely post! Really enjoyed your years recap - you have had a busy time! Congratulations on your exciting baby news too, how exciting! :)

iyelli said...

Congrats (for everything in the year, not just the baby)!

Katia said...

Félicitations à vous deux et beaucoup de bonheur !

The Black Opal said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

feliscatus said...

Wow ! Congratulations for you baby on the way...You look gorgeous :) .

Eveliina said...

Paljon onnea! :0)

alinore said...

Oooooh I'm so happy for you both! Congratulations! :)

Anonymous said...

Olen varmaan omissa hormonihöyryissäni, kun melkein tirautin kyyneleen vauvauutisista. Se on vaan niin jännä, kun seuraa toisen ihmisen elämää vuosia netin kautta ja vaikka ei tunne mitään kautta henkilökohtaisesti, silti näistä isoista tapahtumista iloitsee, kuin ne olisi tapahtunut jollekin lähemmällekin ihmiselle :D

Toivottavasti ei kuulostanut creepyltä stalkkerilta :D

Onnea paljon!

Jane Goth said...

Oooh many congratulations to you and Eddie.

Veronica Darling said...

Congratulations to you both! Such lovely news! xoxo

Rosie said...

How lovely - congratulations to you and Eddi! Best wishes from the UK :-)

Siobhan said...

Marvelous year....and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!