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3. Advent: Give away with a Nordic twist

December 15, 2013
Ylva Skarp via that nordic feeling

Ylva Skarp via that nordic feeling

Good morning lovelies and happy 3. Sunday of Advent – Christmas will be here soon, can you believe it? Are you getting excited? I sure am although I still have a million things to do and time seems to be running faster than usual. But that is December for you, isn’t it? Today we kick off the 3. Advent give away with a Nordic twist. This week we will be spoiling your walls. I have teamed up with the wonderful Ylva Skarp.

Ylva Skarp via that nordic feeling

Ylva is a very talented calligraphy artist from Sweden. I have been a long time fan of her work – I have serious handwriting envy! This week you have the chance to win the Balance print from her new collection.
Ylva Skarp via that nordic feeling
I love the minimal look of this print – it is beautiful! But the best part is the message. I have a tendency to get all caught up in my work or the blog from time to time, so balance is my mantra. The print is a visual reminder to take a breather from time to time. I hope it will do the same for whomever wins this.
Ylva Skarp via that nordic feeling

How to enter:

  1. follow that nordic feeling with bloglovin’ and like this post by clicking on the ♥. If you are already following on bloglovin’, follow that nordic feeling on facebook.
  2. Follow Ylva Skarp on facebook.
  3. When done, come back here and tell us what you do to find balance in your life.

The give away is open internationally. Last chance to enter is Saturday 21st December at midnight CET. The winner will be drawn at random and announced right here on the blog on Sunday 22nd of December, so don’t forget to check back and see if you won. On Sunday 22nd we will also kick off the fourth and last Advent give away with a Nordic twist.

Ylva Skarp via that nordic feeling

The winner from last Sunday’s Advent give away will be announced later today right here on the blog. So come back later and see if you won.

Happy Sunday lovelies.
x Rikke

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    Reply Robyn December 15, 2013 at 12:03

    I feel a good nights sleep is the most simple way to reenergise and take stock of your priorities.

    I am a student but work part time in a local gallery. While looking at art, photography and arifacts it allows me time to let my mind wander and to really think.

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    Reply Charlotte December 15, 2013 at 12:11

    I try to get a good night’s sleep every night Monday – Thursday. The weekend on the other hand – well I gave up on that a long time ago. I work long hours, so I tend to find balance and peace during the weekend, when I am among family and friends. But to be honest, I could use a lot more balance in my life (#1 on my New Year’s resolution list), and if I win this beautiful print, I would hang it above my work station at home. Hopefully, the print would remind me to breathe.

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    Reply Gabriela Zota December 15, 2013 at 12:21

    For finding balance in my live I just take a moment, breathe, and enjoy a beautiful day with my husband and baby. Watching him smile is all I need to be happy and have a wonderful life! A baby always makes your life amazing and I’m so grateful that I have these two people in my life!

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    Reply Mai O. December 15, 2013 at 18:09

    It’s hard to tell. Maybe I knit. Tea-or-coffee-drinking, baking, reading.. Doin me-myself-and-I-kind’a stuff. Mmm..

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    Reply Evaandlou December 15, 2013 at 18:30

    Ahh… from my computer worked. Balance is a reminder we all need in our lives. Balance family, work, friends, kids, and life in general. So challenging at times. This lovely and perfect print by Ylva Skarp is the beautiful and artistic reminder to breathe… remember priorities… and balance our lives. xoxo

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    Reply Louise Oest December 15, 2013 at 19:13

    I Think that our kids make the balance in our life – even though they also steel your Night sleep ;) – e.g. In the middle of chaos at work, christmas crazyness and everything Else, our daughter Got ill and we had to change plans, slow Down and spend a lot of Time together – not planned, but great.

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    Reply Sisi December 15, 2013 at 23:50

    Absolutely LOVE this poster! I didn´t know it, but know I can see that it´s the exact thing my walls are missing :) To have balance you need to be grounded, and what grounds me are my family and close friends – I always feel gratitude whenever I spend time with them, and am reminded what´s important in life. Also just taking the time to think and reflect, mostly by writing in my journal and noting a few things each day, things that I´m grateful for or things that I could work on. And remembering to enjoy the “little” things – good music, long walks, beautiful sights, and laughs :)

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    Reply Claire December 16, 2013 at 08:49

    My balance is found when I’m walking over the hills with my beautiful labrador…I have a busy large family & as much as I love the hustle & bustle as soon as I start up that hill all the stress slips away & I am restored. Simple

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    Reply Tiene December 16, 2013 at 16:50

    I start to pin beautiful things on Pinterest :)

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    Reply Christina / KreaVilla December 16, 2013 at 22:56

    Egentlig syntes jeg det er svært at finde den rette balance, mellem arbejde, familie og hobby. Jeg syntes alle tre ting er noget der kan bidrage både positivt eller negativt afhængigt af mængderne.
    Den ene ting tager hurtigt hinanden og skaber hverdagens trummerum, men det vigtigst for at finde balance syntes jeg er at stoppe op og mærke efter hvordan man har det og overveje om man bruger sin tid, som man helst vil.

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    Reply Laura Salonen December 17, 2013 at 11:01

    Balans för mig, i mitt liv är beroende av fler faktorer men framför allt egen tid! Egen tid i form av träning så som yoga eller andra pass! Eller tid för en god bok eller bara att stanna upp i tiden, känna tacksamhet för det liv jag lever och har levt!

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    Reply Monika December 17, 2013 at 11:15

    Jeg kaster små bekymringer avgårde
    Smiler til de jeg møter
    og tar fatt på dagen
    både gleder og utfordringer
    Godt nok! gir balanse (og midre strev :)

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    Reply Linnea December 17, 2013 at 12:13

    Time to myself, to do what I enjoy for the moment. It makes me refreshed especially if I come from a stressful situation.

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    Reply Jessica December 17, 2013 at 12:29

    What a wonderful give away! I find my balance by just enjoying everything I do! Not to worry too much and keeping faith that everything will be OK. Hope to win! Love your blog by the way. Love, Jessica

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    Reply Katarina December 17, 2013 at 14:12

    One way for me to get balance in life is trying not to get to addicted to all the different social medias that surround me. I’ve decided not to join Facebook f.ex. but I really enjoy Instagram and reading blogs on my iPad. Unfortunately this excludes me from nice competitions like this one… I wish you all a Merry (and balanced) Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    Reply Carol of OY! Blog December 17, 2013 at 14:45

    I find balance keeping home all white and neutral and minimal and take minutes to relax. Love scandinavian homes, nordic style, your blog and Ylva Skarp.

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    Reply pia sroka December 17, 2013 at 17:56

    Jeg slapper af på sofaen,og hører en cd med stess out musik.

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    Reply Sofia December 17, 2013 at 22:25

    Oh, I love that print!!!!
    1. I like That Nordic Feeling on Bloglovin’ and Facebook. I also follow Ylva Skarp on Facebook.
    2. Balance for me is to be surrounded by family and friends. It’s also to have a job that I love and to work with people whom I trust. I also find balance by taking long walks by myself when I can just relax my brain.

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    Reply K.varbanova December 17, 2013 at 22:51

    My Balance are my children!

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    Reply Amalia December 18, 2013 at 01:18

    I try and find balance in a few different ways…daily investing in the spiritual, physical and intellectual (I’m worst at this one!), having meaningful/intentional social interactions with my husband, friends and family, serving others (that I know or don’t know) and knowing when I need some down time a.k.a knowing when to say ‘no’.
    Thanks for offering these lovely giveaways for the holidays, Rikke!

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    Reply Katja December 18, 2013 at 21:43

    I just made a little balance in My life by giving My self an early Christmas present; I went to a babyclinic in Copenhagen and got to see My tiny baby for the first time and with a strong heartbeat! Now I Can relax and enjoy My holiday :)

    Merry Christinas everyone ;-)

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    Reply Helle Bach-Hansen December 20, 2013 at 13:02

    YES sweetest and dearest Rikke, I am excited ❤️ Den her poster er simpelthen så fin og ren og sart, fantastisk budskab der fortjener en central plads i ethvert hjem ❤️ Balancen finder jeg i hverdagen ved simpelthen at give tingene den opmærksomhed de fortjener. Ting der giver mig unødvendige bekymringer vælger jeg fra og dyrker istedet det alt det skønne og positive der omgiver mig – og det er der rigtig meget af ❤️ Igen Rikke, tak for den fantastiske inspiration og smukke udstråling du sender ❤️❤️❤️ PS jeg bliver 40 på søndag den 22., oh no ;-) ;-)

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    Reply Anne Katrine Mikkelsen December 20, 2013 at 22:23

    Jeg finder balance, når jeg har et rent, ryddeligt og ikke mindst lyst hjem.

    Tak for en inspirerende blog og en lækker konkurrence.

    Mange hilsner

    Anne Katrine

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    Reply Emilia December 21, 2013 at 10:38

    I find balance when I’m out in the forest with my dogs. Clean air, nature and time just for me and the furry ones. Running free gives such joy to them and the sight of their happiness puts all things to perspective. They remind me to joy the little things in life and most of all, live in the moment.

    Thank you Rikke from your beautiful and inspiring blog!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays :)

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    Reply Christina December 21, 2013 at 11:20

    I find balance in busy times by crocheting, sewing, knitting and rearranging my thougths. It often helps to clean up my appartment and to get rid of things I don’t need.

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    Reply Mette December 21, 2013 at 12:50

    I find balance by making sure I find time for my self even if I’m completely stressed out at work.

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    Reply José Núñez December 21, 2013 at 13:03

    I try to make something by myself, baking a cake usually works fine :)

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    Reply Judith December 21, 2013 at 14:11

    Balance…. (sigh)…. Something I tend to find in my busy life. Single mom of 1 son, working a full time job, struggling to find some what balance in her life.
    So this beautiful Ylva Skarp print would look beautiful in my new home! And hopefully a constant reminder that everything in time will be allright… When i find the right balance….
    Lovely holidays to y’all

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    Reply Isa Rodriguez December 21, 2013 at 15:19

    Every time I feel out of balance I take a good walk by the sea. The salty smell of the air is does wonders to me :)

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    Reply Isa Rodríguez December 21, 2013 at 15:27

    Oops! You may have a duplicated comment, as I have written my last comment from my boyfriend’s computer with his email session still open… Sorry

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    Reply Kirsten Aakerman December 21, 2013 at 15:46

    Finder den ved at gå en tur eller kigge på nået smukt

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    Reply Lien December 21, 2013 at 15:58

    I find balance in my life by giving myself some me-time from time to time. Turning off my phone/laptop and taking a long bath, going to the movies, taking a run or walk, or watching a movie on my couch with my cat next to me. After that I’m totally zen!

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    Reply Brittany December 21, 2013 at 19:14

    Liked and liked :)

    I try to find balance by squeezing little bits of art into the open spaces of my days. It’s definitely something I need to work on in the coming year though.

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    Reply Olivia December 21, 2013 at 21:14

    Balance is one of those illusive things we’re always seeking.

    I love the idea of having reminders of balance or being grounded through breath, engagement, and deep relationship and engagement with others. Balance most easily comes in the form of re-energizing through the gym or yoga, or even hugging my animals!

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    Reply Charlotte Lang Hansen December 21, 2013 at 21:19

    Slappe af og gå en tur og ikke have dårlig samvittighed over, at man ikke er super perfekt til alting :)


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