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!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

coat obsession

Technically, it is still one month till spring. But in real life, it will probably take 2-2,5 more months until the warmer days arrive. 
Nonetheless, I cannot help but obsess over the spring coats, while cozying up in my puff jacket amongst the -20C cold.
I noticed that recently I gravitate towards the pastel colored (or mono-colored, in general) coats with simple, straight silhouette. My soul craves structered simplicity with feminine touch. Moreover, I am seriously considering trying out some knit coats (or, coatigans, they call it?)

RUS: С технической точки зрения, остался всего лишь месяц до наступления весны. Но на самом деле, я подозреваю, что этот процесс займет намного дольше времени! И  тем не менее, я не могу перестать рассматривать весенние пальто в онлайн магазинах. Меня так и тянет к пальто прямого кроя пастельных оттенков (или, в общем, одноцветных). Хочется какой-то простоты и чистоты линий, что ли... Более того, я все чаще засматриваюсь на вязанные пальто, так похожие на обычные длинные кардиганы. А вам какие больше нравятся?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

baby, it's cold outside

Lately it's been freezing cold outside! The temperature got as lo as -20C (around -4 F). Obviously, all these days I looked far from cute and fashionable, and rather bulky and funny while trying to stay warm.
Here are some pictures made with my old film camera. I think film has this romantic flare to it, so even  my outfit looks... ok! :))
RUS: Последние несколько дней серьезно попахивали ледниковым периодом! Температура опускалась до -20 С!  Естественно, в эти дни мой внешний вид неприятно удивил бы всех любителей моды... Но, что поделать, тепло мне дороже! :)
Тут несколько карточек, снятых на мой старенький пленочный фотоаппарат. Как-то захотелось романтического флёра, который есть только у пленочных фотографий. :)