Photos That Make Me Smile #52

I think nowadays we all need a little bit of a pick-me-up and something to make us smile. Don’t know where you are whilst reading this, but I hope you’re healthy and staying safe while the world is going through such unexpected and rather scary times. In light of everything going on at the moment,…

Bringing In Some Color To Our Balcony

In Lithuania, plants, gardens and hanging flowers grown on balcony railings are extremely popular. I think it stems from the fact that Lithuanians in general are quite nature-oriented and love the outdoors. If you live in the city and you have a balcony, it’s very common to plant some greenery to frame your view and…

We’ve Moved to California!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the lovely beginning of February. I’m sorry I have been MIA for the past few weeks, but I have some exciting news to share with all of you 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already know this, but… Jonas and…

Recipe: My Mom’s Exotic Thai Soup

I’m sure most of you have a specific recipe you think of when you think of your Mom. I definitely have a few in mind, but one that our entire family always loves and asks for whenever possible, is her warming, somewhat spicy and exotic Thai Soup. Since Jonas and I absolutely love this soup…

My Goals for 2020

With every beginning of a new year, the internet is filled with everyone’s New Years Resolutions… I think it’s great to set yourself some goals or plans for the future, but setting hard-core, drastic resolutions can often be daunting and lead to failure. I often see lists of resolutions spanning 20 countries someone would like…

The Beautiful Island of Cyprus!

Right before Christmas my dad and I went to Cyprus! He went for work and I went along with him as I had never been to this beautiful island and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a new place. I also got to meet up with my dear friends Martha and Haris who moved…

The Holidays Have Come & Gone

Hey everyone! Sorry for the long delay in posts over the holidays- seems like Christmas was still to come and in a few manic weeks, it’s now the new year! I don’t know about you, but for me, this year the holidays passed by so quick as I had so many things to do and…

New Addition to the Shkertik Bracelet Range- a Perfect Xmas Gift!

Are you still on the hunt for a little present for someone this Christmas? Well….I love Shkertik Bracelets. They’re a brand of Lithuanian, hand-made, wind-inspired bracelets and I have a whole separate blog post on their classic range from a few years ago. If you haven’t read it yet- please do! These bracelets are a great option if…

Tips For Preparing For A Weekend Getaway

Going on a week or even two week-long trip is everyone’s dream, isn’t it? But sometimes it’s just not feasible… With busy schedules and bank accounts that constantly remind us of how we should be working and staying at home, those long vacations abroad are often times only experienced once or twice a year. However,…

Planning a Wedding in 3 Months- Choosing Your Wedding Dress

As part of my wedding planning series, I could not wait any longer to talk about one of the most beautiful (and probably most dreamed about) parts of the wedding for most brides… the dress. Picking your wedding dress can be such a fun and exciting project. Especially if you were like me and always…

My Favorite Fall-Time Candles

Fall is coming to an end, but there is still some time to enjoy the season before we start decorating our homes with festive Christmas cheer! I absolutely cannot wait for Christmas to come around as the decorations, music, food, drink and traditions are so near and dear to my heart…. it’s my favorite time…

Recipe: Classic Tomato Bruschetta

Italian Bruschetta is a staple in most households. Perfect for summer barbeques but also as a starter in the winter, when you want a dose of freshness to accompany those heartwarming main dishes… Mix up any toppings you like, such as goat’s cheese, figs, anchovies or even some cured meats, or stay traditional with a…

Enjoying the Last Bit of Fall… Photos That Make Me Smile #51

Hey guys, hope you’re enjoying the beautiful fall outside. There’s nothing better than a cozy evening at home, while the cool autumn air shuffles a rainbow of leaves… that is the kind of fall I love. I was back home in Lithuania last week and the fall there is already coming to an end- most…

The Simplest Way To Drink More Water

Good hydration is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Water really is a miracle worker… It’s key for regulating body temperature, maintaining proper brain function, flushing out waste and toxins from your body, protects tissues, spinal cord and joints, aids in digestion, maintains satiety levels and amongst multiple other benefits… helps improve mood. There are…

Recipe: Morning Maca Mocha Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start your day! They’re light, refreshing, packed with nutrients and can be so personalised. Whether you enjoy a smoothie as a quick breakfast in the morning to kick-start your day, as a pre-workout or a post-workout snack, or even as a mid-day pick-me-up, then this smoothie may be just…