14/ 12/ 17
It’s 11 days left until Christmas and I’ve wrapped some of my presents. Every year I set aside a whole afternoon or evening, put on some Christmas music and lose myself in a mountain of paper, ribbons and other decorations. The only thing which is really time-consuming, is the shopping of the “ingredients”. If you love Christmas season as much as I do, you’ll completely freak out in the Christmas department and admire every ornament for like 10 seconds until you spot an even prettier one.
For me, the joy is in the details: adding the finishing touches to my decorated home or making a gift extra special with pretty tags, ribbons or anything else that makes it look unique. This time, I chose brown paper which in my opinion looks the best and decorated it with everything that I collected during this week, so take a look and guess which one is for you!
Happy Wrapping 🙂
13/ 12/ 17
If you read Blogmas, you probably noticed that a couple of posts are missing. Honestly, I’ve been so sick, that I‘ve just been curled up in bed, watching La La Land and trying to drink as much herbal teas as possible. But now I‘m back and hopefully I‘ll go all the way untill Christmas 🙂 Within the past half a year, blogging has become my favourite thing to do, but not always the easiest. This struggle is real amongst many blogs I read – we are all united by the fact that our favourite hobby takes so much out of us. There are a few bloggers that I love reading and think “one day I’ll be this great” and even if I never get to be that great, at least I’m doing my best. If you enjoy a good read and appreciate other people’s work then I really recommend you check out their blogs.
I’ve been following Victoria for about three years now. Her style is amazing and she knows exactly how to show off her down to earth personality through many articles about fashion and lifestyle. You can really tell she is so in love with her job and her passion makes me wanna do more on my blog as well.
I am so, so happy I came across Lydia, her social media channels, blog and youtube are all perfect. She is undoubtedly one of the best in her field. Lydia has so much attention to detail but still manages to show her hilarious personality through all of her work. She writes more about luxury purchases but we can all dream, right?
I came across Josie when she first started her YouTube channel. And even though her style is not really my style I kept reading her blog because I saw how rapidly it was growing from the beginning. She is a real hard worker and I’m so glad that she now has a successful business from it.
Janni can often be found traveling the globe with her boyfriend, whom she often talks about. Her fans can read about their adventures in her blog, which she originally started simply to share her life with the world. She posts almost daily so there you can find lots of amazing pictures and videos because she has her own YouTube channel as well.
She is a lithuanian lifestyle blogger and digital creative empowering lots of young writers to blog. I can easily say that she taught me a lot when I have just started my blog and didn’t know a thing. So if you want to start a blog or need a new design for your current one, you know where to go.
10/ 12/ 17
Last week, I was occupied with so many things that I didn‘t even have a chance to cook or bake anything. This week I decided to really make an effort and use my kitchen more so I spent the whole Sunday making delicious food. One of my all times favourite snack is energy balls. The main ingredients provide a heathy balance of fats, proteins and carbs, plus provide a punch of nutrients- exactly what you need to get you through a long day. This recipe is from Niomi Smart book “Eat Smart”. Enjoy!
2 tbsp. coconut oil
90g desiccated coconut
1 tbsp. lemon zest
80g unsalted raw brazil nuts
1 tsp vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
2 tbsp. maple syrup
3 tbsp. lemon juice
09/ 12/ 17
It’s that time of year once again when everybody is making conversation asking “So, do you have any Christmas parties this weekend?” it’s like when December hits, you’re automatically enrolled into some kinda’ party schedule.
For this year’s Christmas party I am determined to LOVE my outfit. Last year, I went to my work Christmas party, and I didn’t really like the outfit so even though this may sound silly, not being comfortable in what I am wearing can make the whole party less fun. This time around, I’m determined to love what I’m wearing to tonight’s Christmas party. I know if I’m comfortable and feel good, I will in turn have a much better time.
If you’re considering your Christmas party outfit, why not try making something traditionally formal a little more edgy? This is what I tried to do this year. I found these vinyl trousers about a month ago and I knew it’s going to be my key piece into my Christmas party outfit. So have a look, grab some ideas and enjoy this party season!
08/ 12/ 17
While Christmas Markets are open during the day, they are most beautiful in the evening. The dancing sparkling lights enhance the already festive atmosphere, giving the market a magical feel. This year, Vilnius is hosting two main Christmas markets in the centre of town – at two of the city’s main squares, which can easily be visited in one evening. One of my favourite things about Christmas markets are the food and mulled wine. It appears I’m not the only one judging by the crowds hanging out by the food and wine stalls. However, it can be very expensive, so be prepared and bring some extra cash if you come hungry. Tonight we have visited both of these main markets in Vilnius, so look around and spot the most beautiful Christmas tree in Europe!
07/ 12/ 17
Decorating the tree for Christmas is one of my absolute favourite things about this time of year. I have to say, you need to get yourself a REAL Christmas tree, its not the same as having a plastic one. The smell of a tree is one of the main thing that makes your home smell like Christmas instantly. I went with a silver, gold and pink theme as it is my first year when I can decorate my own tree.
For those who are looking for perfect decorations I would strongly recommend Senukai as it is the only place that had everything I needed and I even found a pink velvet ornament which could not be more me!
06/ 12/ 17
Christmas nails ideas come in hundreds of beautiful and fun designs and different styles. It is a right time of the year to get everything decorated. At the same time, it is also a big time of the year to show off your personal style and creativity. Since you are going to use your hands a lot while shaking hands, serving food, cutting cakes and decorating the tree, it would be almost unfair not to make them Christmas ready. Even though, I’m not the one who likes everything that sparkles, for this time of year, I decided to choose something different and festive.
If you don’t feel like being creative, try one of these easy winter and Christmas nails designs to add some fun to your nails.
05/ 12/ 17
Yesterday, I published here our trip to Riga with my university friends, talking about the things we did in the city. I preferred to separate the restaurants because they deserve a special post and here they are!
America truly has its special place in Latvia – MOONShine! Honestly speaking, the interior is the first thing you notice because it is the combination of the old classical American bar and restaurant style of the 1950’s and 60’s. Clearly, the menu fits to the entire “MOONshine” style – a la America. However, the prices were really high and the food wasn’t worth it. The only thing that I really enjoyed was Garlic Bread.
Street Fries Kitchen
It is a small street bistro serving a wide variety of pancakes, fried snacks, eggs, burgers and, of course, its speciality – Belgian-style fries. The interior is modern, yet playful and includes colourful furniture, hardwood floors and lots of funny posters on the walls. If you are beer lover you can sample a dozen or so beers in bottles from around the globe.
There is no doubt this place is the best one that we visited in Riga. Breakfast and lunch menus include ingredients such as quinoa, buckwheat, sea trout and lots of other healthy stuff, some of which is vegan or gluten-free. Mr. Fox gets extra credit for having North African shakshuka (eggs in hot tomato sauce) on the menu. Even though I haven’t tried it here, it is my new favorite meal of this month!
04/ 12/ 17
Almost every year me and my university friends go on a trip. It is always around this time of year when cities are filled with Christmas lights, snow and mulled wine. So, this year we have decided to go to Riga and see how they are preparing for the holiday season. With its Medieval city centre, interesting history and contemporary culture, Riga is perfect for a short little break.
Christmas market in Riga is completely different from the one that we have in Vilnius. It looks so small but cozy with a Christmas tree, roasted almonds, chocolate glazed gingerbread and local handcraft. Although, Riga‘s nightlife looks like dead on Saturday night (or you have to know certain places), we had a great time and would come back here again because Riga is a lovely city that’s bursting with charm and Christmas mood 🙂
03/ 12/ 17
Are you ready for this girls? My ultimate Christmas gift guide for him is live! Grab a cup of tea and make sure you leave me a comment if you think I’ve missed anything out! I’d love to hear what’s on your wishlist or what you’re planning on gifting your family!
Yesterday I made a list of things that I would like to find under the tree and today we have a list of things that my boyfriend would like to get. And what can I say, it looks like it‘s way more expensive than mine (at least some of these things)! However, you don’t have to buy everything, so choose something that would suit your friend’s needs and go go go before the Christmas madness begins 🙂