Monday, April 7, 2014

taking stock

I found this beautiful post at Pip's blog and thought it would be a good idea for me to reflect on life once in awhile. I rarely do such things. Most of the times I am afraid I would dissapoint myself by understanding how unexcited my life seems at times. But you know what - this is still my life and I only live it once. So I am trying to teach myself to love little things around me.

Photos from my Instagram: sasha_zeen

making: plans for the future.
cooking: macaroni and cheese over and over again. I need to stop.
drinking: green tea. Always.
reading: young adult literature. This is my guilty pleasure and an embarassing secret I never tell to anyone.
wanting: to find my place on this planet. 
looking: forward to wearing my white keds. It's been cold and rainly lately, so I kept them safe in the closet.
playing: Solo. Love this card game. (emm, it's the same as the Uno one. Just different name)
wasting: time.  Much more time than it would be wise to waste. In need of changes.
sewing: a hole in my cute sock. Apparently, my new cute boots tear my cute socks. It sucks.
wishing: for strong will to make bold decisions in life.
enjoying: morning hours in a sunlit emprty appartment. Always loved being home alone.
waiting: for the meeting with my friend who has lived in Brazil for the last couple of years. Now she came to visit!
liking: being woke up by sun rays into my window. 
wondering: where life will take me.
loving: nights in, watching movies, playing board games, and drinking tea. I am boring.
hoping: to find my calling soon. I get frustrated when I cannot choose between multiple passions of mine. There are so many things I like to do, but I feel like I finally need to choose one main big thing and be very good at it.
marveling: at blooming apricots. They have my favorite blossoms - reddish pink.
needing: to make a healthy diet for spring season,
smelling: the parfume I had as a teenager and recently was given again as a gift. So many memories!
wearing: ankle boots. I have no idea why I shied away from this trend for so long. But I got a pair last month and have been loving them since.
following: my passhion for photography more often. I am still searching for the genre I love the most.
noticing: how nature gets more alive with each sunny day.
knowing: that I have to make some important decisions very soon.
thinking: i have to cook more complicated dishes sometimes. Afterall, I love cooking.
bookmarking: lifestyle bloggers.
opening: the windows.
giggling: all the time.
feeling: anxious.

If you decide to make such list, feel free to share the link in the comments. I'd love to read them!

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Friday, March 7, 2014


How gorgeous is this pastel style shoot photographed by Jason Kibbler with Lexi Boling (Ford)? I seriously feel like the spring wibes have already gotten to me and I fall for fresh colors more often. Too bad that weather is not that allowing me to experiment with pastels yet, so I stick to my winter colors for now. But I do anticipate the moment when the sun gets a bit warmer and I can go hardcore on spring colors, don't you? :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

favorite Paris FW streetstyle looks

Before I go into a fashion topic, I want to pause for a moment and tell you all a BIG human THANK YOU for supporting me and my country, giving words of courage and love. You are such beautiful people!
RUS: Прежде, чем я перейду к теме моды, я хочу сказать вам всем БОЛЬШОЕ человеческое СПАСИБО за слова поддержки в сторону нашей страны. Вы - прекрасные, добрые люди!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Please, help to spread the word!

I know many people stay clueless about the current situation in Ukraine. The government is killing innocent citizens who came out for a peaceful demonstration back in November 2013. People have stood their ground for 3 monthes already. Yet, the government stays blind to the demands made by the nation. Soldiers, police, and special forces attack citizens on the streets of Kiev. Yesterday, around 30 people were killed and around 2 thousand people badly injured during the demonstration. The President takes sick leaves, hides behind the backs of the police, and doesn't do ANYTHING. Anything at all, except for sending more armed forces to attack his nation.
Please, spread the word! We need your help! We need outter interference, because the situation in the country is close to civil war. Just share this video, or just tell about it to your friends and family. People of Ukraine need all the help theu can get!

Here is a link to the 24 News Channel which has information in English.

Thank you for not staying indifferent.

P.S. I did not mean to be political in this blog. But when such things happen, you just cannot stay aside. Thanks for understanding.
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Monday, February 10, 2014

15 free printable calendars for 2014

It's not so long since the beginning of 2014 when I started feeling the lack of printed calendar in my life.  Don't get me wrong, the phone and computer calendar apps are life-savers, but I am a sucker for good old printed calendar on my desk or wall. But those mushy kitten or horses calendars that are sold in stores are not my piece of candy.
Today I finally ventured into the broad ocean of WWW to find my perfect calendar. I am so glad I did! Even though now I have troubles choosing only one. I even consider printing a few and strategically placing them in different corners of my room. ;)

I thought I'd as well share with you some of my favorite finds in no particular order. 

Click away! ;)
RUS: Уже пошел второй месяц 2014 и я явно ощущаю пустоту в своей жизни, образованную отсутствием календаря на моем столе. Да, календарь на смартфоне или компьютере - безумно полезная вещь, но ничто не заменит добрый старый напечатанный календарь! Магазинный выбор не радует меня, засыпая кошачьими мордочками и лошадиными копытцами. Поэтому, я решила взять ситуацию в свои руки и поискать подходящий календарь в интернете. Вот парочка моих самых любимых (все на английском).

1. Free Printable 2014 Calendar 
Crafty and feminine designs. Love it!

Clean and... well, Scandinavian design. Perfection!