March Currently

Dallas, Texas, Everything else, Family, Lifestyle, Thoughts

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Hi everyone, and welcome to my new series of monthly posts “Currently”. At the end of every month, I’m going to share with you what I’m up to, exciting news, obsessions etc.

So this month I have been:

Reminded of how important it is to live right here right now..at the moment, and not when the weather gets better, a house is bigger, next month, or when you have more money. I’ve been reminded of that happiness is a state of mind and doesn’t depend on the circumstances (you might think it does, but it doesn’t).

Reading articles and posts on Facebook and Google. Just news, tips on parenting, articles that catch my eyes.  I would be glad to read an actual book, but I don’t really have much time for it these days. The last book I read was “Me Before You” and it was several months ago. It’s a really great book, and I can’t wait to see the movie which is coming out in June.

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Watching. Usually, Daniel and I have date (movie) nights on Saturday and Sunday after we put kids to bed. And this month we watched all 3 parts of IpMan, Joy, War Room and Deadpool. Great movies! Deadpool is my least favorite from the list! It doesn’t have a deep meaning to it, but nevertheless, it was fun to watch, it’s definitely very different movie, and if you haven’t seen it you should..as you should watch all the movies that I mentioned above 🙂

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Enjoying double date night with our friends. We had a dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant, and then went to Karaoke place, came home at 2:30 am. No kids, just adults, and it felt GREAT!!! (and I don’t even feel guilty for saying this lol). We had a really great time singing Karaoke, and I would share the video with you, but it’s just too private LOL.. I posted a short 15 sec video on Instagram though. By the way, are you as excited as I am about a new Instagram update? 1 min video instead of 15 sec!!!  Continue reading “March Currently”

12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 8

Everything else

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Omelet

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  1. Prepare a medium skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Pour liquid egg whites into heated skillet and drop spoonfuls of sweet potato/black bean mixture, evenly over egg whites.
  3. Allow egg whites to cook for about 5 minutes on one side, until bubbly and set.
  4. Once egg whites are completely cooked on first side, carefully flip to the other side and allow omelet to cook for about 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Transfer rolled omelet to a plate and serve with favorite toppings, if preferred. Enjoy!

Ricotta Cheese Strawberry Toast

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Greek Chicken Pita

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Gift Ideas For Her

Beauty, Everything else, Fashion, NEWS, Photography

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This is the last post in the series of “Gift Guide” posts (Check out “11 Unique & Affordable Gift Ideas For Any Occasion”  and “Gifts that HE will actually use”). This is one is probably the easiest for me to write, since I’m a girl and girls know what other girls want… 🙂 So many stores make it so easy to choose a gift for a woman by making gift sets and gift guides. Plus, there are gifts that will never get old, like: jewelry, skin care, flowers, perfumes… It’s because every woman needs these things in her life… And there is absolutely nothing wrong if you want to stick with those gifts, but if you’re tired of getting the same kind of gifts every year, this list might be for you:
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Gifts That He Will Actually Use

Everything else, NEWS

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I’m always looking for some unique and original gifts for my husband because I want to avoid cliche gifts like shaving creams, belts, ties, watches, and colognes etc. Nothing wrong with these kinds of gifts, but there is no surprise factor to them. I also know how stressful it can be to find a gift right before a Big Day, so I learned to listen to people and figure out way in advance what they like and what they get excited about, what their dreams are and etc. that way it becomes much easier to get a gift that they will actually like and use.

Here I just made a list of gifts that I think are just different and unique in a way, and I tried to keep in mind different age, different personalities and hobbies while creating it. I hope a man in your life whether it’s a husband, father, brother, boyfriend, uncle etc will appreciate a gift that you choose for them even if it’s just a handmade card (BTW, handmade gifts are the best.. I think so :-)) Also, let me know if you want to see handmade gift ideas!! 🙂

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11 Unique & Affordable Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

Everything else, NEWS

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Here’s the list of 10 unique and original gift ideas that you never knew existed!! They are perfect for any occasion, any budget, and anyone 🙂

  1. CUP WARMER Starts at $9.99

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A perfect gift for people who love to drink hot beverages, me, for example 🙂 I came from the country where people have big families, gather together and drink hot tea every evening, and when I moved to U.S., I brought the love for tea with me. I like to drink hot tea when I’m sitting at my desk, writing and creating a content for the blog, but I stopped making tea because it was getting cold too quickly, and I was too lazy reheating it all the time. Then I started to make tea in the thermos instead of teapot (which is also a good idea by the way since thermos keeps it hot for 24 hours or more) I just had to use a smaller cup, so that I could finish drinking tea before it got cold again, but then I saw this cup warmer, and it solved all my drinking-hot-tea problems.

There are so many different kinds of mug warmers to choose from (here’s the list): different cords (regular/USB, different designs, some are even made in a form of  a sleeve) Click the link to see the options. 

2. Wallet Ninja Multitool $10.26

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Wallet Ninja is an 18-in-1 multi-purpose credit card size tool.

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My New Year Resolutions (Part 2)

Everything else, Lifestyle, Thoughts

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This is the second part of my New Year Resolutions. (If you’re into clean eating, fitness, cooking etc. read the first part here :-)). My second resolution for the year of 2016 is getting back to blogging. This time I want to be more serious and thoughtful about it, not that I ever wasn’t..but it seems like I forgot why I was blogging in the first place.  I started this blog couple of years ago with the intention to share DIY projects, fashion inspirations, beauty reviews etc, but somewhere along the way I lost that passion and my blog became something more personal, I started to share more family photos and stuff, and even though I’m still planning on sharing family photos and experiences here on my blog and on our family YT channel, I want to get back to sharing recipes, fun projects, fashion inspirations etc. And I’m planning on posting on my blog twice a week. So definitely subscribe, I have many blog post ideas in my mind that I think you guys will like 🙂

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My New Year Resolutions

Everything else, Health/Body, Thoughts

Usually, I’m not the person who makes New Year resolutions every new year 🙂 When I want to change something in my life I try to change it right away…not starting from Monday or next month, or after New Year… But this year the changes and improvements that I want to make in my life happened at the end of the year, so I thought why not to write a “My New Year Resolution Goals”. I really had to think and prioritize the goals I want to achieve in 2016. It’s just because there are so many things that I want to do and I want to become, and often I think I have so little time and that I need to rush and every second of my free time I must do something. But I also know that when you do 100 things at once, you will never be good at any of them. I mean I know it in my head, but now I should follow my own advice to prioritize and focus. Sometimes it seems like I have a chaos in my head, I have too many ideas and desires, like: I want to be a better wife, a better mother, I want to travel, and I want to blog more, I want to study photography, and I want to study makeup, I want to read more, and I want to learn a foreign language, to scrapbook, to paint etc. …and it’s just a small percentage of what’s going on in my head. So I decided to make the list of my resolutions for 2016 to be able to focus on just a couple of things and not to be distracted by so many others. So here it is:  Continue reading “My New Year Resolutions”


Grocery Shopping Without Leaving Your Car!!!

Everything else, Food/Recipes, Lifestyle, NEWS

Have you ever thought of how great it would be to be able to do grocery shopping without leaving your car, when you don’t need to push a cart and walk aisle by aisle picking up groceries, when you don’t have to waste your time standing in a big line waiting for your turn to checkout? Well, Walmart Grocery Pick up made it possible. For me, it’s a dream come true.

I just recently had a baby, I have a 2-year-old toddler, I have lots of other things that I can do besides grocery shopping… So as soon as I found out about this service I was excited to try it out. I’ve done it 3 times so far and that’s the only way I do groceries since then.  And they do have a lot more organic products that they did before, so that’s a huge plus. Here is how you do it, it’s a super easy process:  Continue reading “Grocery Shopping Without Leaving Your Car!!!”