Favorites of 2019

Favorites of 2019


This year one of my favorites and obsessions was the NFE convention. Unfortunately I didn’t had the time to go to the convention this year. 2020 could be the year that I make time to actually go and enjoy the event. I still had an NFL “game day” at home and cheered for the amazing competitors. Most exciting division was the wellness fitness.

I also attended the Naisten Kymppi, which is one the largest jogging and running event. This was arranged in Helsinki 25.5.2019. It was so fun, I attended through my employer. We actually raised money for Pelastakaa Lapset ry (Save The Children association). I’m planning to attend to the event again this year.

The year of 2019 was a year of fitness for me. I spent a lot of time in the gym and was able to achieve really good results. I’m proud of myself to push my limits in the gym.


Fast Hera80 whey protein in the flavor cookies & cream has been my life last year. It was so good in snacks and smoothies. Quick Greek yoghurt snack: 150-200 g Greek/Turkish yoghurt, 80 g frozen blueberries, 25-35 g whey protein. Optional you can add some cinnamon and if you feel extra fancy you can add some bits of dark chocolate.

Pickled beets has also been one of my favorites this year. Beets has good amount of fiber in them, they are a good source of good carbs and little bit of protein. Beetroots contains some essential nutrients as well as antioxidants, e.g. vitamin A and C, magnesium, iron, potassium, folate, betacyanin and flavonoids.

This doesn’t come as a surprise for anyone, but I’m a bit of a salmiakki freak and connoisseur. Everything to do with actual salmiakki is my jam and salmiakki (salty liquorice) and liquorice is a totally different things! 🤓

Decor favorites and investments

I’ve actually started to warm up to more light wood colors and details with white, grays and neutrals in decor. We finally got the chance to purchase nightstands that suits the bedroom and are also functional. The nightstands that we chose were Björksnäs and in light wooden color. We also ordered a little hallway dresser which had light colored wooden feet and has push opening mechanism.

And that’s not even all! We also made the jump and finally ordered Bestå TV-stand with a glass top. At the same time we also got some storage basket for our walk-in closet as well as for the hallway closet. We have invested to our home decor and I think it has been worth it. It’s so cozy.

Other big investment to our bedroom was a glamorous dark gray wingback headboard. The headboard is velvet and it also has diamond stitching and velvet covered buttons. It’s extremely soft and looks so good! For reference here’s the same brand headboard in different color.

Green leafs in a vase

Wishes for the next year

To be healthy, to continue pursuing my dreams, to be better person, contribute to helping other people through my actions and through organizations. I have so many wishes for the 2020 and I’m doing my vision board. Making my vision board has faced some difficulties, put I’m not letting that ruin my intention to make it and I will share some bits and bobs from it, when it’s actually done. At the meanwhile take a look on the previous post on how to create the ultimate vision board!

Do share your favorites of the 2019 and wishes for the 2020. 😌Remember to tag me in Instagram #lifebyniina. 🤓👩🏼‍💻

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