On Freudian slips and my guilty pleasure

by byanika on 12/07/2011 · 46 comments

in By Anika,dresses,self worth,spreading the love

Hi Sweethearts!

The lovely bloggeristas Gigi and Anna have very kindly given me blogger awards and I am very grateful. As always I shan`t be passing them on to a few of you wonderful bloggers, I want to pass them on to all of you.

Thank you all for all of the effort you put into your blogging. 

Please know that you are appreciated!  

I am blowing you all kisses.

Mwuah! Mwuah! Mwuah! Mwuah! Mwuah!

The awards ask that I complete some sentences. Is it only me or does this make you think of Freudian drawings that are dubious and ment to give insight into our soul based on our answers? If that is true it means that I have a mind that easily finds pleasure in suggestive humor. Oh. Wait. Moving on.

My favourite colour is any colour that makes me go yuuuuum! At home I am all about white/black/silver/grey, so much so that to handle having red and blue books I have had to colour coordinate my books. Want to borrow a book? Know what colour it is by any chance? In my fashion I am all about lot`s of fantastic colours. You know me, the more accepting of my self I have become the more colour I wear. Seems I am doing all right.

My favourite song is impossible to narrow down, because I love so many. Music is an integral part of me and I am always listening to music that get`s me grooving and really feeling the moment. As you know I like to shake my behind to rappers asking me to watch my self, but I love all kinds of music. Bhangra, African music, Bosnian music, Classical, I play it all loudly, and I enjoy it all. So much so that when I go to one of my fave cafès the best thing about the visit is going to to the restroom and doing my business arms lifted in the air, singing along with the fantastic Pavarotti. Try it my sweethearts, but remember to raise your arms, it adds a certain dignity to the situation I feel.

My favourite desert is anything chocolate. Come on. I worked hard for my curves, and give credit where credit is due. Ben & Jerrys Brownie Chocolate Ice cream, this one`s for you.

When I am upset I cry, swear, breathe, give thanks and move on.  

My favourite pet is my extensive collection of handbags.

Black or white? Honey, it`s all shades of grey to me.

My biggest fear I have overcome. I feared not being a worthy human being. I have fought long and hard for my self worth, and I am never giving it up again.

My best features are my sensitivity, my generousity, my sense of humour, my eyes and my rack.

My everyday attitude is how can I enjoy this very moment as much as possible?

My idea of perfection is us all, just the way we are. Look inside you, look around you. You`ll see it.

My guilty pleasure is allowing my self to live.

The outfit: The dress is my design, based on a top from H&M. The rest is H&M and Top Shop.

Sweethearts, I would love to hear your answers to these sentences, and remember, don`t hold back. I can take it and I don`t jugde.


 I would love to connect with you!

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1 Judy CarpenterNo Gravatar July 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Anika, I do try to live in a similar way. Most of the time. However, living without color in my home would drive me nuts. I agree that my curves were the work of long standing/sitting. But if I am hearing you correctly, comfort in oneself is the key. And sitting too much has made me uncomfortable. Now that I’m listening a little more to my body, I’m hearing it say “move”. I can’t dance. I need to dance and the only way to do that would be to move more. So as happy as I am with my discoveries, some are telling me that there is work to do. And I love music really loud. All sorts of music. Then I want to dance.


byanika 2 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Hi sweet Judy, you are hearing me absolutely correct. It is all about tuning into your own feelings and finding your happy place. For me it is dancing a lot, and going for long walks in the city, just enjoying the moment and taking deep breaths, taking care of my self, body and mind. As for as not knowing how to dance, just pump up the volume, close your eyes, feel it and let it happen. Have fun honey!


3 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar July 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I just love, love: My favourite pet is my extensive collection of handbags.
You are absolutely the best, and deep in my heart.
Already missing you.
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byanika 4 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I am missing you already too my sweet. But I will blow you kisses in the direction of UK instead of in the direction of Spain. I do that every day, have I told you? Love you. Besos i embracas.


5 KirstinNo Gravatar July 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Love your answers dear, also your apartment! I can’t believe you colour coordinate your books! Hilarious!
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byanika 6 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

What! You are telling me it is not normal? LOL. Seing the looks on peoples faces when they realize what I`ve done to my bookshelf is very funny :) I can`t explain why I do it in any other way than to say that it puts me at ease, and helps me enjoy the full impact of the colours more. Bonkers, I know. You should come over! Hugs xx


7 Gazel M.No Gravatar July 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I love your responses. :)
I LOVE your dress btw, so good!
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byanika 8 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Thank you sweet Gazel! I love that dress too, it was a break through in terms of shape for me, now I model a lot of my dresses after that one. I love wearing stuff that is relaxed. I am with you on breaking the rules honey!


9 JillNo Gravatar July 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I really love the colors in your scarf and the necklace. GORGEOUS!


byanika 10 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Thank you sweetheart! A bit of ooomph goes a long way. ;) Hugs xo


11 AquíNo Gravatar July 12, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I love your posts and this one is no different! You are always so uplifting and inspiring! Makes me feel bad for being so hard on myself sometimes! Loved getting to know you better!
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byanika 12 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Sweetheart, you have me smiling with joy reading your kind words to me. I am hard on my self sometimes too, holding my self to such high standards, you know? I try to not be hard on my self and just get constructive instead. Beating us selves up will only leave us with bruises that need to heal. What is the point in that? Hugs to you hon. xo


13 sarah roseNo Gravatar July 13, 2011 at 12:41 am

WOW! i love your look and your candid response to those questions. the dress is gorgeous on you. i love the neutral colors with your bright accessories! i need those sandals… definitely following :)

sarah rose


byanika 14 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hi sweets, thank you for your comment! I am a very honest person, so yes, candid is the word. Lovely connecting with you honey! xoxo


15 MyFavouriteThingsNo Gravatar July 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

Herlig post, som alltid:) Det er så fint, hvis jeg er litt nedfor en dag kan jeg bare stikke innom bloggen din en tur og lese dagens innlegg og vips, så er humøret mange hakk lysere!! Artig å bli litt bedre kjent med deg på denne måten, fine svar! Et av de beste var faktisk hvordan du takler det når du er opprørt – “I cry, swear, breathe, give thanks and move on.” Fantastisk! Ønsker deg en super dag! Klem:)
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byanika 16 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Hei kjære søte du, er det sant at det hjelper å komme på besøk til meg? For en fantastisk kompliment, tusen hjertelig takk! Hvis du kommer til Oslo må du si i fra, det hadde vært så hyggelig å møtes. Håper du har en fin onsdag. Klem fra meg til deg. Også en suss på kinnet.


July 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Better and better, each post I love dearly. ” When I am upset I cry, swear, breathe, give thanks and move on.” -exactly!
Though at times it’s hard it’s definitely good to let the emotions out, move on… understand, but not dwell on a situation – learn from, and look toward a brighter future.

I love music as well, and understand how much it can impact your world. You are just the inspiration everyone needs! Thanks for the Anika dosage.
* And these photos are my favourites.
*kisses back! :) Love, Madison
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byanika 18 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Madison my love, your feedback means the world to me. Thank you so much. And thanks for returning the kisses ;D. It is as you describe, hitting the right balance in dwelling but not dwelling for too long. Such is the art of life. For me it helps to think of long term perspective too, that one seemingly unbalanced moment actually is balancing out a previous phase in my life, helping me to center my self in the long run. Hope you and your man are enjoying the moment and each other on your little get away. Lots of love from me to you. xo


19 Lauren NicoleNo Gravatar
July 13, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I love your bright violet scarf, Anika. And I am so jealous of your bookshelf! It’s such a fashion statement in the middle of your room.

I hope you’re enjoying your beautiful self. You always light up my day with your cheerful and positive attitude.
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byanika 20 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Ah sweetheart, thank you for your sweet words! I like to have fun, both with my fashion and interiour. You know me, a bit of spunk please :) Hugs xx


21 Oh to Be a MuseNo Gravatar
July 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm

congrats on your blog awards! i love your bookshelf. i need a house so i can have a bookshelf like that! and i love your answer to your favorite music–your taste is so eclectic Anika!
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byanika 22 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I guess it really is my lovely, that word really does describe so many things in my life, my beliefs, my friends, my taste in music. There is so much out there in the world to be enriched by, why not welcome it? Big hugs to you sweetheart. xx


July 13, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Well, you know I love your book collection so much that I copped your style! I adore that first photo of you — so precious. “My everyday attitude is, how can I enjoy this very moment as much as possible?” I needed to hear that.
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byanika 24 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Hold on to it babe, I am for dear life. Thinking of you every day my sweet. Hugs!


25 JenmarieNo Gravatar
July 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I love posts like these because it means I get to learn more about some of my favorite bloggers! I LOVE the way you coordinate your books! They look like candy and yet very fashionable. YUM!


byanika 26 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

You are so funny JenMarie, honey. They do look like candy, that was a Freudian decoration slip on my part :D . Thank you for your kind comment. Big hugs to you from me!


27 For Those About To ShopNo Gravatar July 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I love anything chocolate, too! I love the biggest fear you have overcome! Finding your self-worth is the most precious think ever, and I’m glad you are never letting it go.
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28 OfeliaNo Gravatar July 14, 2011 at 4:21 am

Your responses are so heart warming and witty at the same time that I laughed and felt inspired all in one post!
I’m very glad to get to know more of you!
Con Carinos,


byanika 29 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I love you. Gracias.


30 Fabienne JachNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 6:38 am

You’ll get answers, darling! I’ll just make a post of it and make sure to let you know when. Loved reading yours, of course! You have such a heart! Yay!

By the way, do you have unbelievably beautiful eyes or what?
xo, f
The House in the Clouds
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byanika 31 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I look forward to your post sweetheart! Big hugs coming your way across the seas. xo


byanika 32 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Oh, and about the eyes. I do. What can I say. lol. Am batting my baby blues at you as we speak. Is it working yet? xx


33 JamillahNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 7:12 am


I love this answer: When I am upset I cry, swear, breathe, give thanks and move on
Ahhhh! Seriously just when I think I am at my capacity of love for you you share something else about yourself and I love you more. You know your post “Show Me What Your Working With” was one of my faves because it just sparkled like you!

You must promise me that we will meet in NY when you’re here. I will be so saaaaad if I miss you, you are totally the sunshine in blogsphere.
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byanika 34 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Honey, there is no way I am going to be in the same country, let alone city and not see you. Come on! I love that you loved that post, that is one of my own faves too :D Am playing the song now, thinking of you. As for your love for me, first, thank you. Second, I feel it so. Third, I love you so much. Fourth, forget about capacity, just imagine teh sparks when we finally see each other. I will be squeling and jumping up and down and HUGGING you!!!!! You may want to wear protection gear for that one lol. Hugs and kisses love.


35 jessicaNo Gravatar July 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm


Dont take this the wrong way or anything, but, I think I love you! Ha, ha but seriously, your so upbeat and the tone of your personality just shines through every post. It always makes me smile. So thank you! X
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byanika 36 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Jessica, sweetheart, I am taking it the right way! Love you right back honey. I am not always up beat, BUT, my zest for life and humour has a way of bubbeling to the surface all the time. It`s not that I am moody, it`s that I am in touch with my emotions. That is my story, and I am sticking to it. HAHAH. Big hugs to you. Surfing over to you now, love. xo


37 Susan TinerNo Gravatar July 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I like your purple leopard scarf! I’m making a similar one, but with just black and brown and silver colors.
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byanika 38 byanikaNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

That sounds beautiful my dear. I would love to see! Sending you warm hugs xo


39 GiGi La-BelleNo Gravatar
July 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

sorry for the late reply been really busy @ work…… And i’m having a fabulous week, hope yours is Fabulous as well….your blog is really great its fun and creative and cool so i had no CHOICE but to give you an award because your that cool :-) …. xoxo GiGi


40 Casee MarieNo Gravatar July 19, 2011 at 6:00 am

You know I love me some color-coordinated books and yours just fill me with glee! I sat here for a while looking at the covers trying to see if we had any of the same editions, but then I realized you all probably have different covers and such in Norway, huh? Oh well.

I loved reading your answers, especially the bit about the favorite pet. You’re such a wit, lady!


41 Beautifully InvisibleNo Gravatar
July 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Wonderful answers dearest, especially your favorite pet! That made me giggle out loud at work.

I can’t wait to meet you in person – I am looking forward to some of that positive, fierce attitude of yours rubbing off on me! :)
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42 HoneysuckelleNo Gravatar July 27, 2011 at 4:35 am

Your place looks so gorgeous, I’m envious. I love your hair color and the color blush you have on really suits you. Overuse of adjectives, woww.
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