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March wishlist

With March already in motion, spring is just around the corner and it is time for spring inspired March wishlist.
Short sleeves, sandals and bare legs. Sunglasses and bright colors. Can`t wait for warm feel of sun on my skin, to paint my nails different colors of happy and bright.

march wishlist

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1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

This wishlist is also available to check out on my fashiolista account



International Women's Day

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Happy International Women's Day

women`s day

I love what Lucy Hale said on social media:
"Happy International Women's Day. Today I'm celebrating myself and the strong women I'm fortunate to have in my life. This year lets be better to ourselves, judge a little less and lift each other up a little more.I hope today you appreciate the unique person you are and share a little love with the bad ass chicks around you."

As women we should empower each other, not bring each other down #InternationalWomensDay and it is sad that so many women "forget" that through the year. I am not much of a feminist but I am all for empowering people no matter the sex, age, color or whatever. We are all the same light.

Since today is #InternationalWomensDay I raise my voice to all the ladies around the world, strong and powerful, and to those shy and scared, maybe lost and for them to find their light and their voice. Every day of the year, not just today. And if you are the one that rules the world look around and take the others with you :)


Hello March

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Hello March!

I know I am few days late, we are already 5 days in the month but still I want to greet you dear sunny, spring month - so hello March! I wish for both of us for you to be nice and warm, with lots of sun and great spring outfits.

Dear (faux of course) fur coat, I love you but I think it is time to part ways for this winter and for you to transform to bright light jackets and blazers, and my dear rubber boots, my Uggs, it has been a lovely, moderate winter  - I will remember you fondly. Bye now.

hello march

wearing Zara canary yellow bow pumps (collection spring 2014), Calzedonia socks and Reserved skirt (collection 2014)

A lot has happened since you came, dear March. I went back to work, after 3 months of bedrest - and for real this time. The pain is gone (98% of the time) and I feel so much better. Being at home was an interesting experience which I would gladly repeat but not by being ill but healthy and kicking, and able to use the time off for interesting projects and creative work.

Being at home "sick" - I can`t come to terms with that word and what it represents mainly because I didn`t feel sick, I just had my back hurt and needed to rest until doctor gave the OK. I feel my situation was a small setback compared to battles other people fight so... It made me more apreciative of my health and my body, aware of the situation and how life changes and how one must accept the situation but still make the most of it while recuperating. It was very hard for me to stop training 6 days a week, it was hard for me to come to terms with all that in my head, my body needed rest anyway. It was strange and sometimes difficult to resist the call of working out and still is. Baby steps and I will get there :)

On a much happier thought - hair. I chopped it all of and now have a pixie. Photos will follow in a later post on some later date, but for now lets recap the last few looks. Bob. Bob. Oh look - bob again. Bangs, no bangs (ok, not no bangs but longer version). Bangs again. Too short. Ooopsie. Blonde. Copper. Brown. Natural. Sometimes I am amazed that I have any hair at all, with all that coloring and experiments. But I do. And thank you motheer nature for that.

I went super short this time because my little adventure in platinum blonde land did not go as planned and now I must pay the consequences. Cut my losses. Because it was a loss. The biggest ever. My hair was completely destroyed and with all the breakage and dryness and depigmentation the only sane move was to cut it. and for the first time in my life I am actually sorry for having to do it and I miss my hair teribly. To quote Adele one must "reap what you sowed." Not to get all dramatic and stuff but... "we could`ve had it all..."

Hello March, I hope you like my totally random and rumbling post. Be nice.


4 delicious stews

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Sitting at my desk and trying to narrow down possible topics for next post, my attention gets transferred outside the window to a cold, gray and gloomy weather and city - and it got me thinking how I can`t wait for spring to come. These days, although thank heavens there is not much rain or snow, it still gets so cold that I wonder is it possible to get any more clothes on, or is it just me? Tea! Give me hot, boiling tea to warm me up. Don`t care about burns, just get me warm. This silly strain of thought led from tea to food (of course) and to thinking about what to cook for lunch next week. I need something new, tasty but quick and easy to make. So this idea prevailed and I decided to browse pinterest (google, what is google? - a quick spellchecker if you ask me) for suitable and interesting recipes. And I narrowed it down to these 4 delicious stews, and I hope you will like them and that I will try to make at least one of them next week.

Winter is almost over and spring will be here in no time (YAY!). But while we wait for sun to finally take over and warmer weather takes charge, days are still a bit chilly and a good heartwarming delicious stew is perfect remedy for getting warmer. And well fed. All while being super healthy. Here are recipes/links for 4 delicious stews to keep last days of winter warm and tasty.

4 delicious stews to get warm

1. Homemade Minestrone Soup {Slow Cooker}

2. Spinach and White Bean Soup

3. Coconut Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpea Stew

4. Magical healing soup

I am currently on rotation with "kale & white bean with sausage" and "beef & carrots with gnocchi" stew every few days and breaking the pattern with different quick and easy dishes like enchiladas or chicken with rice/pasta and some sauce to top it with. That said it is more than obvious I need new flavors and new recipes and I think I have made an interesting list with these 4 delicious stews I have yet to try. Hope all goes well :)

If you have some recipes you love to cook and would like to share feel free to drop me an e-mail or leave a note in comments. I would love to hear your recommendations :)