It’s New Year and I’m overwhealmed…(I’m back!)

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Hello My Darlings!How are you all doing? I’m so sorry for being away for some time..but First of all…Happy NEW YEAR!

Hope this year started amazingly and all of your wishes will come true.

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Let’s talk a little bit about Why I was away.  So…the short answer- I got overwhelmed with everything. The cases of Covid-19 in Latvia are in all time high and our government decided to do a total lockdown,yes we had a lockdown before…but this one was(and still is) much more stricter and they announced it a day before it started, one of the big “deals” was that all stores will be closed and you could buy just the essentials (like groceries) until 13.February…overwhelming gifs | WiffleGifSo you can imagine what happened that particular day (a week before Christmas). But…it wasn’t the end (of course…why should it be?!)A day before New Years eve…we got a CURFEW.Like…no one can be outside after 22:00 at night and before 05:00 at morning. For like a week…And at the same time my everyday life was very GO GO GO .You can imagine how hectic it all was and still is.Marilyn Monroe pouring champagne. celebration gif | Marilyn monroe gif,  Marilyn, Marilyn monroe

 

But on the brighter note – This was the first New Year I didn’t spend with my family ,but with my boyfriend(and yes…I have a boyfriend…very unexpectedly…like REALLY UNEXPECTEDLY) and my friends and family really outdid themselves this year and got me some really cool stuff for Christmas(post coming soon). Basically December and the start of January was unexpected ,hopeful and busy.

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February Favorites(2020 edition)

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Hello, my Darlings. How are you? It’s so nice to see you on my blog. February was a slow month for me, I got sick and did stay in bed for the majority of the month. So, of course, I read a lot of books and watched some old tv shows. But I did have some favorites this month too…so let’s dive into it!

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Oriflame “Milk & Honey”Hand and Body cream

This is one of the best creams I have ever used(no joke)! Like it helps moisturize your skin but isn’t greasy. Has a light, but very lovely scent(I’m obsessed). I’m definitely buying more!

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Essence Prime+ studio Mattifying +pore minimizing Primer with black clay 

One of my favorite primers ever! This really helps with pore minimizing but doesn’t clog up pores. Would recommend!

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Avon True Supreme Nourishing lipsticks in the color Softest Peony

Our weather was colder in February, so I didn’t wear a lot of matt lipsticks. This one was my lifesaver, this is a hydrating but a long-lasting lipstick! Has a beautiful semi-sheer finish. I really like it.

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For this one, I have two books. Both made me very emotional, but in a good way.

The first one is The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams

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This was my DYRC20 pick for February (here is the full review). All I can say it’s an amazing book, and you need to check it out!

and the second one “Truce? Hating Elijah Monroe” by Amelia Kingston

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This made me cry in the best way possible, there will be a review next week. So stay tuned for that!

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Eurovision season is opened and I already have two songs I’m listening on repeat!

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The family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is a little… different. Dad Herman looks like Frankenstein’s monster; mom Lily and her dad, Grandpa, are vampires; and son Eddie is a werewolf. Poor Marilyn, their niece, is the odd one out — she’s just a normal girl. And the family doesn’t like to call attention to her unfortunate looks.

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Single for Valentine’s day? Here are some ideas, how to spend it alone.

Being alone on Valentine’s day can be “depressing”(feel you my single brothers and sisters), but it shouldn’t be like that. Yeah, all your friends are on dates, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun evening. While we all wait for the prince/princess charming here are some interesting ways how to spend your Valentine’s day alone!

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 Do a Spa Night

Get a face mask, make yourself a bubble bath, of course, chocolate is a must. Make this day all about yourself and self-care. You deserve a day to relax!

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Cook something you  never tried

This is self-explanatory. Haven’t tried vareniki? Or maybe Greek pizza. Why not make it yourself? Find the recipe on the internet, get the ingredients and let the fun begin.

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Binge watch a popular tv show you have never seen

Open your streaming service, pick that one tv show you wanted to watch(for like….FOREVER) but didn’t have time, get a snack, and watch it! A great evening guaranteed.

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You Belong: Devotions & Prayers for an Uncertain Heart – Book review

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Today we are starting something different. One of my New Years’ resolutions was getting deeper in my faith, so I have decided every other Sunday I will share with you some Christianity related content I’m enjoying (like online sermons, books or podcasts). If that’s not your cup of tea, that’s totally okay…I have lots of different posts you will enjoy!(like this one “Function of Beauty” Shampoo and Conditioner -UnBiased Review ). Today I want to share with you this beautiful devotional I got for a review from NetGalley.

Let’s dive into my review!

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You Were Created with Purpose by a Loving, Heavenly Father. . .
You Belong!

This lovely devotional, written just for you, is a beautiful reminder of that you were made with purpose by a heavenly Creator… .and that you belong–right here and now–in this world. 180 encouraging readings and inspiring prayers, rooted in biblical truth, will reassure your uncertain heart, helping you to understand that you’re never alone and always loved. In each devotional reading, you will encounter the bountiful blessings and grace of your Creator, while coming to trust His purposeful plan for you in this world. You Belong: Devotions and Prayers for an Uncertain Heart is a wonderful, quiet-time devotional… .whether you’re new to the faith or a long-time believer!

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG

 

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I’m actually blown away by how beautiful this devotional is! The design of the cover and on the actual pages is gorgeous. This is an “open and go” kind of devotional, the prayers are short and sweet, perfect for people who are beginning they’re walk with God! The messages are so well thought thru and help us to connect more with God. I’m really really impressed with this devotional! There are no dates, so you can start whenever you want. I would love to get the physical copy, this will go on my birthday wishlist (I right now have the ebook version). I would definitely encourage you to get the physical copy because it’s definitely worth it! 

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Overall

4 stars

Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own

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53 cheap date ideas

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Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Next week it’s valentine’s day! Are you excited? Many of you are going od n dates or at least planning something for this romantic date. So I thought it was a good idea to give you some ideas for a fun date but on a strict budget, hope you will find it helpful! Let’s dive into it!

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1. Inside or outside picnic

2.Movie marathon

3.Midnight bike ride together

4. Play board games 

5.Make a new recipe together

There are tons on the internet. Never made a pizza from scratch? Haven’t tried this interesting Indian dish? Why not make it a fun date night and it doesn’t need to be expensive(definitely cheaper than going out).

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6.Go for a run together.

7.Roller skate around your neighborhood or in a local park.

8. Volunteer together.

9.Attend a free concert in the park.

10. Buy or make cheap kites and go fly them in the park.

Have you ever tried making a kite? If not,that’s a unique date idea and it definitely on a budget. Find a “How To” video on youtube and try to make a kite with your significant other.

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11.Feed ducks at the pond.

12.Challenge each other to a video game competition.

13.Browse at a bookstore.

14.Enjoy a hike.

15.Sing karaoke

You don’t need to go out of your house for this! Try a Youtube karaoke video version of your favorite song or a karaoke app(there are lots of them ), sing a duet or “battle” it out. A great date with little or no investment.

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16.Put together a puzzle 

17.Volunteer Together

18.Home Poker Night

19.Play Truth or Dare

20.Start a blog together

Blogging is fun,and why not do it together? You can make a free blog on lots of different platforms(like WordPress or blogger). Document your life together or just have fun writing/sharing stuff you both like.

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21.Try a new sport together

22.Go to a thrift store

23.TV-show marathon

24.Write a bucket list

25.Do yard work together

Do your Yard needs some work? Why not do it together! Gardening can be relaxing and very good for bonding. If you are into it as a couple, this could be an interesting date!

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26.Go to the library

27.Visit the local zoo or aquarium

28.Play ping pong

29.Create a time capsule

30.Take a bubble bath together

Get a bath bomb, fill up your bath, light some candles and start your romantic date!

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31.Go window shopping

32.Go out for coffee or dessert

33.Read a book/books to each other

34.Do some geocaching

35.Do yoga together

This can go very sensual or goofy, either way, it will be an unforgettable evening.

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36.Go donate blood together

37.Go ice skating

38.See a local band

39.Colour a coloring book together

40.Try Origami together

Origami is an interesting paper folding art, a very challenging one from my experience. Why not try it together? Get some white paper, find some directions(on youtube or a website), make some snacks and have an amazing evening!

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41.Play badminton in the park

42. Listen to a podcast together

43.Take artsy pictures of each other

44.Do each other’s make up

45.Start learning a new language together

I have a whole post about helpfull recourses that can help you with a new language(Want to learn a New Language?Here are some *Free* resources). This can be a fun project to do together and grow as people at the same time!

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46.Go Stargazing

47.Redecorate together

48.Play Mini-Golf

49.Watch a hockey game

50.Learn a new dance

You can find some cheap lessons in your local community center(some provide the first lesson for free, so you can check out different dance styles and find the right for you), or if you are on a very tight budget then a Youtube dance tutorial video can work just as fine.

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51.Learn About Local History And Visit Some Historical Spots

52.Turn Your Living Room Into A Club

53.Discover a new museum

Most museums are free or at least have some free events you can participate in! Find some near you and get exploring with your significant other.

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Valentine’s day #OOTD ideas

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Hello, My Darlings! Are you ready for Valentine’s day? I’m soo ready to eat all the candy… I still haven’t anything planned for the actual day, but I thought it would be fun to do some outfit appropriate for a date night or a girl’s night out. Hope you find those outfit inspirational!Let’s dive into it!

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“Pink Dream”

This look was inspired by the Pink dress, I saw it and understood it’s the perfect dress for Valentine’s day. It can be casual or dressed up, whatever the occasion this dress can work. I made this look to be very romantic, but comfortable. I love those earrings, so simple but at the same time classy. Great look for a casual date or a late brunch.

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Pink Polkadot midi dress 

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Black Pump Shoes

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My mood is “Red”

I found this top and was in love right away. Isn’t it pretty?! Pared with those interesting shoes, black high waisted jeans or leggings, and red lips are the perfect look for a night out with your significant other or your best friends.

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Red to Black Gradient shoes 

LOVE&LEMONADE Sexy Red Bandeau 

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“Green with Envy”

Isn’t this dress so cute?! I love the color of it and while making this #ootd, I remembered the perfume “Gabriella” by Chanel. It’s such a strong but at the same time feminine scent. That’s why I tried making this look more feminine but at the same time “strong” and confident.

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Green Satin dress

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Platform Peep Toe high heels 

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My 2020 New Year Resolutions and Why I failed my 2019 Resolutions…

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Hello, My Darlings!And Hey if you are new here, it’s so nice to see you on my blog. The New 2020 year is getting closer and closer that means it’s the time of Resolutions. Did you keep yours? Because I didn’t(well okay I did keep some, at least I tried). My reasoning? I had the wrong motivation for some of them(like learn Spanish, I wanted to do it for a guy and lemme tell you it’s never a good idea). You can read my 2019 resolutions here! So this year I wanted to write things I’m actually excited about. Let’s dive into it!

  • Be More Active on my Blog

I love blogging and I do want to do it more regularly. I did try to be more active in 2019, and I kind of did. But with life getting busier and me not having as much time or inspiration I wasn’t as active as I wanted to be. So in 2020, I’m planning to get better with blogging schedule and post more high-quality posts for you!

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  • Start a New And Useful Hobby (something like soap making, candle making or baking)

I have a lot of hobbies( like collecting dolls or reading books), but let’s be real they are nor very useful (as in not contributing to my life in a practical way). So in 2020 I’m planning to start a new hobby, will definitely let you know how’s it’s going.

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  • Get deeper in my Faith

This is something I feel very inspired to do! And I can’t wait to really dive into Christianity from a historical and spiritual point of view.

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Merry Christmas!

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ezgif.com-video-to-gifMerry Christmas My Darlings! How are you all doing? I just wanted to pop here and wish you all a very blessed Christmas and if you don’t celebrate I wish you have an amazing week!In Latvia, we do Christmas Eve and not Christmas morning, basically all the gifts and yummy food we have on the 24th! So this morning was a very chill one for use, with all the leftovers and candy(like a lot of candies). Hope this Christmas morning was a good one for you.

 

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And Again…Merry Christmas!

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My Christmas Wishlist

Hello My Darlings and Hey if you are new here, it’s so nice to see you on my blog! Christmas is coming and I’m so excited to celebrate with my family, watch lots of Christmas movies, stuff my face with traditional Christmas/New year dishes and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year! Today I want to talk about gifts, to be exact my wishlists for the Holidays. Let’s dive into it!

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  1. Avon Far Away Glamour set
  2. Sinsay Gold photo frame   
  3. Sinsay Warm sweater with high collar and Norwegian pattern
  4. FROZEN 2 deluxe Anna doll

  5. Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

 

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New Year Outfit Ideas(Aliexpress Inspired)

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Hello, My Darlings nad Hey If You are new here!It’s so nice to see you on my blog. Can you imagine next month is 2020?! This year was a rollercoaster of emotions, the first time my job made me have panic attacks, I had lots of personal growth and my heart was broken more than once . In simple words, 2019 was not what I imagined, but I’m thankful that those things happened because now I can clearly see where I want to be in the future. I really hope 2020 will bring many blessings! But now let’s talk about fashion. For me, the New Year celebrations are more relaxed than most of my friends, so my #OOTD’s are not as “fancy”.I hope you will find the Inspiration for the “ideal” outfit for the New Year!

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Celebrating New Year the “Cozy” way!

This is something I would totally wear on the New Years’ eve.  It’s comfy(so you can eat all of the yummy food) but still, feel festive. I’m in love with sweater dresses right now, because they are easy to style, are warm and look cute with anything.

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Simplee Geometric print knitted dress

SEXYSHEEP 4/8 pairs 3D Mink Lashes 

Big Heart Drop Earrings

Party like it’s the roaring 20s!

This is something I think a lot about. Why not celebrate the 20s…with a 20s inspired party? Or at least a 20s outfit . This beautiful flapper-inspired dress would look so cute on the New Year celebration party. I really love this dress and am thinking of getting it. Leave me a comment if you would be interested in a review of this dress!

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1920s Sequin Beaded Tassels Hem Flapper Dress

Gold High Heels Shoes 

Cute and Affordable!

Gold accents are always a good idea for a New Year outfit! This simple, but still interesting dress would look amazing on almost any body type. And to dance the whole night those cute flats are a must!

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Simplee Turtleneck knitted dress

Pointy Toe Flat Heel Sandals

Moon and Star Adjustable 925 Sterling Silver Ring

Hope You Find This Helpfull

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