*Merry Christmas and It’s the Last day of Blogmas* -Blogmas day 24

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giphy (59)Hello, my darlings and Merry Christmas!Hope today started amazing for you. It’s Christmas Eve and the last day of Blogmas 2018 for me! This was a crazy ride, I haven’t had this much fun Blogging for a long time. Blogmas really helped me to expand my view on Blogging and see where I can do better. And I understood that I want to blog more often in 2019.

Some of my favorite Blogposts this Blogmas

*Holiday Playlist*-Blogmas day 10

Festive nail ideas-Blogmas Day 7

“Making a Gingerbread house”-Blogmas day 22

*My 2018 Christmas Bucket List*-Blogmas Day 4

*Holiday outfit ideas*-Blogmas day 3

Today I will cook some delicious dishes, spend time with my family and open some presents . If you are unable to be with family this Christmas or your “home” is not a safe place to be I send you my love(remember it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.It will get better)! Hope this Christmas will be much better than the last one !

Merry Christmas everyone! See you at 27. December when I will start my regular scheduling (2/3 posts a week)

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That’s it from me 

Till next time 

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“Making a Gingerbread house”-Blogmas day 22

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tenor (15)Hello, my darlings! It’s the Blogmas day 22 (just 2 days till Christmas ). I’m in such a holiday mood(singing and dancing to Christmas music all the time, you can find my holiday playlist here and Kpop Holiday songs here).

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Me and mom yesterday made a gingerbread house(It was a Christmas gift from mom’s business partner), as a fun holiday activity. We never made one before, and I can tell you it’s hard. KODAK Digital Still CameraSugar was everywhere, my hands were sticky and mom said I can’t eat it before we finish it(bummer). We had lots of fun, but the cleaning up after was a nightmare. I think for the first time making anything like that we did well!

 

Tell me in the comments, Have you made a Gingerbread house?

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“My favorite books of 2018”-Blogmas day 21

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giphy (63)Hello, My darlings! How are you doing? Are you excited for Christmas? It’s just 3 days until Christmas Eve, and 3 days until Blogmas ends for me. I can’t believe we are already here, it’s crazy. Today I want to talk about Books, my favorite books of 2018. If you don’t know I love to read(like a lot ), and I did read some good books and some not so good this year. Let’s check my favorite books!

* Favorite Books of 2018 *

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At the Stroke of Midnight

(Naughty Princess Club #1)

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Tara Sivec

Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain.

Once upon a time, Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter.

Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party on Fairytale Lane, she meets two other “princesses” also facing money troubles: antique store owner Ariel and librarian Isabelle. When the women are invited to wear their costumes to a party where they’re mistaken for strippers, Cindy, Ariel, and Belle realize that a career change could be the best way to make their money problems go bippity-boppity-boo.

But can structured Cindy approach a stripper pole without sanitizing wipes? And could the blue-eyed anti-prince that has been crossing her path become Cindy’s happily ever after? At the Stroke of Midnight is a hilarious, empowering story where princesses can save themselves while slaying in stilettos.

 

Average rating –   4.16 stars

My rating – 5 stars

 

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The Smallest Part

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“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” 
– Unknown

It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.
“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”
If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.
She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down.
This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.

Average rating – 4.18 stars 

My rating – 5 stars 

 

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The Cruel Prince

(The Folk of the Air #1)

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Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

 

Average rating – 4.18 stars 

My rating – 5 stars 

 

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Because of Miss Bridgerton

(Rokesbys #1)

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Julia Quinn

Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places…

This is not one of those times.

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband… someday.

Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should…

Or not.

There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he’s arrogant, annoying, and she’s absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can’t stand the sight of him, either.

But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor…

Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can’t abide is the one person they can’t live without…

Average rating – 3.87 stars

My rating – 5 stars

 

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Come Hell or Highball

(Discreet Retrieval Agency #1)

In this Prohibition-era caper, society matron Lola Woodby agrees to recover a stolen film reel for its rightful owner, but before she can retrieve it, the man in possession of the reel is killed

30-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune…or so Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice but to accept an offer made by one of Alfie’s girls-on-the-side at his funeral: in exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her. It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realize they’re in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears. On a quest to retrieve the reel and solve the murder before the killer comes after them next, Lola and Berta find themselves navigating one wacky situation after another in high style and low company.

Charming, witty, often laugh-out-loud funny, Maia Chance’s Come Hell or Highball introduces a sparkling new voice in crime fiction.

Average rating – 3.55 stars

My rating – 4 stars

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Grasping at Eternity

(Kindrily #1)

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Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories.

Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable—she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she’s clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she’s supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.

Nathan is convinced his family’s plan to spark Maryah’s memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her.

While Maryah’s hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever—and discover just how lonely eternity can be.

Average rating – 4.03 stars

My rating – 5 stars

 

Tell me in the comments, What was your favorite book this year?

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“ASHIQI Freshwater Pearl bracelet from Aliexpress review”-Blogmas day 20

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Hello, my darlings! Finally, my orders from Aliexpress are coming in. If you don’t know what’s Aliexpress, that’s basically eBay but much better and safer in my opinion. Almost all of the individual sellers on Aliexpress are brand, like ASHIQI where I got this bracelet. This bracelet I got my mom for Christmas.

About the Product :
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Brand: ASHIQI

Gem Type: Natural Freshwater Pearl
Total weight: 8.27g
Pearl Shape: Braoque
Pearl Colour: White Pink Purple Black Gray
Pearl Luster: Very Good
Pearl Surface: Few Flaws
Pearl Size: 7-8mm
Length: 18cm
Packaging: Gift Box/Bag
You can find this bracelet here!
My Thoughts:

Packaging and Shipping

4/5 stars

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It came in a bubble wrapped package when I opened it I saw the original box. The box is sturdy and it’s made from a good cardstock. The only downside was the shipping, it was free but came to Latvia in two months(I made the order in October and got the bracelet in 19.December).

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Design

4/5 stars

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It’s simple and classic. The pearls do look like real ones, and I’m quite happy with the quality. For the price, it’s a good bracelet . The only downside for me was the size of the bracelet, for my tiny wrist it’s amazing, but for my mom who has a pretty wide wrist, it feels a little bit tight.

Overall

4/5 stars

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For less than 3 euros I’m very happy with my purchase (I’m not even mad at the shipping ). The seller even put in a little gift (earrings and a hair tie ) The quality is good and I love the packaging . Would definitely recommend it if you need a gift for mom or anyone who loves jewelry.

More interesting stuff under 5 dollars you can find here

Tell me in the comments, Have you ever got anything from Aliexpress?

That’s it from me

Till next time

“Kpop Christmas songs I like “-Blogmas day 19

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giphy (62)Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? It’s just 5 days till Christmas… Isn’t it exciting? Today I’m doing some cleaning and listening to Kpop Christmas songs. So I thought why not to share some with you! Let’s start!

 

Girls’ Generation-TTS ‘Dear Santa’

 

Crayon Pop-(Lonely Christmas)

 

EXO-Miracles in December

 

TWICE “Merry & Happy”

 

Tell me in the comments, Are you excited for Christmas?

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“Having a bad day”-Blogmas day 18

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giphy (61)Hello, My darlings! Do you have days when things are just sliding from your hands and everything is going awfully wrong? I had one of those days today.I had a lot of things to do and was getting frustrated, but I felt like it was the best for me to take a break. Today I want to talk about things you can do to feel better when you are having a bad day!

Take a break 

Sometimes it’s just the best to stop and take a deep breath.

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Drink some tea 

Or drink whatever you like that makes you relaxed.

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Get a bath or a shower 

Water can wash all the stress away. A good soak will relax your body and make your mind a little clearer.

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Remember it’s a bad day, not a bad life 

Sometimes it’s hard to remember it, but it’s true . It’s just a bad day, and tomorrow will be better.

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Tell me in the comments,What do you do when you are having a bad day?

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“Christmas Tree Reveal”-Blogmas day 17

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giphy (60)Hello, My darlings! How are you all doing? It’s snowing in Latvia finally! Can’t wait to do all the fun winter stuff this week(I have so much in mind!)

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Yesterday was the third advent and it’s just seven days until Christmas, we finally put up our Christmas Tree! This year it’s fake.I and my mom decorated the tree this year. I think it turned out very cute and homey.KODAK Digital Still CameraWe listened to some Christmas playlists and made plans for Christmas Eve. This year I feel the Christmas spirit strongly and am enjoying all the little stuff that you can do in the Holiday season!I’m sorry for the bad photos,got a new camera as an early Christmas gift and still are figuring things out (with all the settings and other things) So be ready to see much more high-quality pictures in the future(I’m still dreaming of getting some photo skills like almost every blogger out there )

Tell me in the comments, This year you have a real or fake tree?

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“10 Blogmas post ideas”-Blogmas day 16

TartShabbyIcelandicsheepdog-smallWelcome back, my darlings! It’s Blogmas day 16 and we are 8 days away until Christmas Eve. And all the snow we had melted, I hope we will have a white Christmas, but it doesn’t look it will be that way. Blogmas is one of the most challenging things I did in 2018, and I can tell you for sure finding inspiration is hard. Do you still feel inspired to write Blogmas posts ? If not, here are some ideas!

 

*Blogmas Post Ideas*
  1. What is the best Christmas present you have ever received?
  2. Favourite Christmas book
  3. What does Christmas day look like in your household?
  4.  Christmas movies to watch this Holiday season  
  5. Favourite Christmas Story
  6. Holiday outfit ideas
  7. Holiday/Christmas Tag
  8. Practical gifts for bloggers
  9. Favourite Christmas songs
  10. Christmas tree reveal

 

Tell me in the comments, What inspires you to write?

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“Starting The Holiday season with a Concert”-Blogmas day 15

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46445966_2337102256364005_5393320373527773184_n (1)Hello, my Darlings! How are you all doing? It’s just 9 days till Christmas, Can you believe it?! How are we already here? My mind is blown away with how was the time is going.48277337_2380605325347031_6697343152639967232_n Last week we had a concert in Adazi(it’s a town in Latvia, 40 km from Riga).To us came a dance collective from Ukraine called ‘Tornado” , with their Christmas program. Our Organisation “Ukrainian center for youth and children in Latvia” with the help of Ukrainian NGO “Flower of Hope” from Harkov made it happen.48180409_2380605662013664_3325240375794204672_n (1) It was such an amazing concert, with beautiful costumes and colorful dance moves .48378804_2380604742013756_3570504539066859520_n (1) We had an opportunity to meet and see one of the famous Step dancers(and actors) in Latvia Maris Puris and his dance school performing step-dance, I have never seen it in real life and I was blown away with how interesting it is. It was a great time and a great concert!I hope next year we will do something like this again.

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Різдвяна казка 2018 З 8.12 по 12.12 в Латвії перебувають учасники Народного естрадного колектива "Торнадо" з Харкова. 9.12 в Адажському культурному центрі відбувся спільний концерт ансамблю"Торнадо"і учнів 2 та 3 танцювального класу Адажської мистецької школи під керівництвом корифея степу в Латвії,актора і великого друга України Маріса Пуріса. Глядачі мали змогу насолодитись прекрасним концертом. Після концерту відбувся майстер клас зі степу,який провів Маріс Пyріс.Діти і дорослі змогли ознайомитись з роботою Мистецької школи,поспілкуватись з викладачами та учнями школи. Учасники концерту отримали подарунки. Приємною несподіванкою для гостей з Уkраїни стало підняття прапора України біля культурного центру м.Адажи. В програмі перебування ансамлю"Торнадо"круїз в Стокгольм ,екскурсії ,зустрічі з ровеснками. Ця подорож відбулась завдяки багатолітній співпраці Українського центру молоді і дітей в Латвії та Харківської обласної молодіжної організації "Квітка надії"(керівник Наталія Гоєнко) та програми Народної дипломатії,яку реалізує Український центр молоді і дітей Латвії з 2011 року.мета якої є "показати Європу з сердини" 📷- Linda Lancmane #ukraine #ukrainiandiaspora #dance #latvia #ukrainiansinlatvia #ukrainascentrsjauniešiemunberniemlatvija #youth #NVO #ādaži

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“How to cozy up your home this winter”-Blogmas Day 14

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giphy (54)Hello, Darlings!Welcome back to blogmas day 14. Can you imagine, Christmas is just around the corner and I still haven’t put up a Christmas tree. I had a pretty busy week this far(a little bit about I will talk tomorrow ). But today I want to talk about some things you can do to make your livings space a little bit cozier this winter. Let’s start!

 

BLANKETS AROUND THE HOUSE(Lots of them!)

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Blankets are an amazing way to make everything cozy and homey. You can spice up your living space with different textures, colors, and patterns. You can go full winter mood with a Christmasy themed blanket or just a simple white one, to make your house cozier.

CANDLES

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If I could put a candle in every corner of my house I would totally do that. Candles can bring such a beautiful low light into the room, and for an extra touch, you can go for scented one . My favorites right now are vanilla and orange.

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760_1801106_Christmas-Wall-DecorAny kind of art/decals/words around the house can put you into Winter/Holiday mood. I love snowy prints and some interesting festive decals. It does make the house cozy(in my opinion )

 

Tell me in comments,What’s your favorite Candle scent?

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