Thursday, May 30, 2013

You'd be mad not to check out..

Lately I've been seeing many maps... on the clothes. Yes, you've read it correctly. They are everywhere, skirt, shirts, sweaters, you name it. I am not sure if I'd wear the world on myself;), but it's a cute idea and that dress is still on my mind. What about you? Would you try it?

Like this skirt:

Or this embroidered sweater:

Or this dress with the map of Paris: 

Or leggins for you and your little one

Have an amazing weekend and I will meet you here on Monday!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The streets of Europe

To me, there is nothing that can beat summer in Europe. Not even close. There is just something magical about that place.. hot and narrow streets, smell of expensive fragrances, the lovely sound of different languages...  Three months of pure bliss. But those streets, those streets come haunting you back and it takes a whole lot not to return, again, to their arms.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Being anonymous in a new city

Why is that every time you travel to a new destination, you feel like a completely new person? The clothes that were buried in your closet will all of the sudden come to life? The braver you will appear out of nowhere? Or is that the REAL you?
I wonder why so many people love feeling anonymous in a new city. Is that because nobody knows you there, because you can be more "adventurous"? Maybe. To me, the sensation of exploring a new city, new place, excites me and with that excitement comes a new persona that catches a sight of the light in a whole new way. It makes me scream: "Bring it on!" And with that, the bashfulness disappears, prejudices vanish and another layer of myself opens up to a new beginning, to a more indisputable me.

Photo found here.

Monday, May 27, 2013

From around the world

Hello there, how was your weekend? On Sunday we visited the the food festival and my belly is still pretty satisfied. I enjoyed the variety of international houses offering their tasty meals, the music, people. Oh, how much do I love the cultural experience.
And we actually got the chance to watch this movie and let me tell you, I was so disappointed. Overly dramatic from the very first moment. Don't get me wrong, I can't even imagine what that day must have been like (neither I want to), but I feel like the direction of this movie was pretty poor. And I couldn't stand their suffering and opening the old wounds. I'd be curious what was your take on this one? I will ask again, have you seen it?
Anyway, here are some links for you! And Happy Memorial Day if you are in the US!

Any form of dance is beautiful. Even the colorful one.

Hands down, the coolest apartment I've ever seen.

Another article about parenting.

This picture amazes me. Tells a story. Wonderful.

The summer is almost here. And this dress would be perfect for it.

Dip dyed T-shirt.

Lily knows the whole world. And she is not even 2 years old. (thanks Kate!)

For all Friends fans out there;)!

Crispy Chickpea Pita.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

You'd be mad not to check out..

Why they weren't making cute maps like this one when I was a little child? What a great educational tool! If you have a free wall where you can hang this colorful beauty, don't hesitate to get one. Your child (or you, let's be honest here) can play with the stickers and learn at the same time. And what a great decoration it would make in anyone's room? What do you think?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jacob's well in Wemberley

One of the most interesting natural wonders in Texas is definitely this mysterious cave that is fancied by many tourists. 10 meters deep and 4 meters wide, it sure makes diving an unforgettable experience. The underground spring "hole" with pristine water is one of a kind.

Unfortunately though, when they tried to explore the bottom area, several people died due to the disorientation and spoiled soil. That didn't stop the tourists from enjoying the beauty and freely jumping into the jewel of "the hill country".

Mother Nature likes to play these tricks with us and we can only wonder and gasp about how mesmerizing her power is and how witty her talent surprises us in every corner of the world. What about you? Would you have the guts to jump? Do heights scare you?

Photos found here and here.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Summer + all natural essentials

Since having kids, I've been carefully watching all the contents of every product that I am using for them. Natural ingredients make all the difference. I understand it's very difficult to know what is really healthy and what is not. And it's frustrating. Honestly, I am still learning. But the best thing to do is the FIRST step to ask yourself how can you make a healthier life for you and your family.
With summer being almost here, I chose some products for your wee ones that might be useful during long and hot days. What about you? Do you have a favorite product? Does the whole "find the most natural" process confuse you?

  1. Bubble bath for a tub or pool.
  2. Lavender soap for dirty little hands.
  3. hand sanitizer to keep your travels nice and clean.
  4. This anti-bug stick will scare the insects away.
  5. You can do no wrong by taking this deliciously chewy fish oil treats.
  6. Amazing sunscreen for better and healthy skin.
  7. These wipes come handy in every possible situation. And they are flushable too!

Monday, May 20, 2013

From around the world

Hello there, how was your weekend? We finally managed to have a picnic and it is one of those things when you ask yourself: why don't we do this more often? And as it was said, we promised ourselves we will try to do it as our once in a week family tradition. Especially now, when the weather is absolutely at it's best. Baguette, cheeses, Italian salamis, fruits and veggies. And always, always chocolate croissants.
Also, other thing I keep promising to myself, is to get a chance to watch this movie. Have you seen it? I'd love to know what you've thought about it.
Here are few links that may hopefully brighten your day. Enjoy!

I am crazy about this place. The dining table and the floor!

That's the last straw.

Every parent should hear this.

And that is very, very true.

Oh, Santorini.

Natural dyes.

May reading list.

Craving chocolate. Anyone?

HA! That makes me laugh.

Have an amazing week and stop by tomorrow!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

You'd be mad not to check out..

What a great gadget for film photography lovers! You don't have to transfer pictures from a developed film on a CD anymore, then to your computer and after all that, finally being able to share your photos with your friends. No. It's much easier than that. This product blows my mind!
You can scan any 35 mm film into your phone and in an instant, you will have a digital version that you can immediately share. It works for both, iPhone and Android. It is so convenient since most of us is still having an unused film that is forgotten somewhere deep in your drawer. It's time to make those snaps come back to life! With analog effect!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Montessori method - project n. 2

The other day I was looking in our house what else we could use for our little M. projects and when I found those wooden shaped toys, I got an idea! A matching game! 

I looked up on the internet for different kind of shapes, simply printed them and let my son do the work. And boy, he had so much fun with it! I printed it on a cardboard paper, so I could use it more than once ( a 3 year old boy - no explanation needed:).

You can also take your camera and find different shapes at your own home. I promise, it will keep your little one entertained!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Google offices

If there was one office building I would want to work at from creative point of view, it would have to be the space of one of the biggest companies in the world- Google. Seriously, what? That's all I can say. Suddenly I look at the rest of the corporations and want to scream: shame on you! Why don't you make it as nice as Google does?
I'd love to take a break in one of those beautifully designed rooms. Can you only imagine? I feel it's so important to treat your employees the way the deserve and even though someone could say it's a little too much, I think I'd fit right in:).
Here are some of them but feel free to GOOGLE more:)!

Tel Aviv, Israel (the cafeteria, the slide!) 

Monday, May 13, 2013

From around the world

Hello there, how are you? On Sunday morning I woke up to a wonderful reminder, that the hard work is noticed and rewarded:). My husband prepared me a delicious breakfast, kids "wrote" me the cutest little notes and I am going to pick me some massage and manicure this week. The best part was being with my 3 favorite people though. I know that Mother's Day can be a hard day for so some people for many reasons, but I really hope you enjoyed your weekend, rested and celebrated, no matter if you are a mother or not.
If you want to enjoy some blog time, here are some links for you!

Masking tape. Don't forget to watch the video as well!

Love this maxi dress.


Why do we travel?

Some yummy summer salads.

Inspiring rooms for children.

One of my favorite authors releases his new book.

Sounds good to me!

This retreat looks amazing!

Have an amazing week!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them"
Victor Hugo

Thursday, May 9, 2013

You'd be mad not to check out..

This gorgeously illustrated book. Forget the boring conception of the map world, this fun atlas will bring you to the parts of the world you were always dreaming of. Just browse through this incredible cartography and get lost in time. It would look great as a coffee table book or be a fun activity for your kids. My favorite is the map of Africa. Yours?

Photos found here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jungle bridges

When I was a little girl, the power of bridges fascinated me mostly because it seemed to be a representation of two worlds that were connected by this amazing structure. The feeling when I was leaving one side and at the same time wondering what was waiting on the other one was delightfully thrilling and dramatic.
And even though I didn't grow up near jungles, I fell in love with them shortly after I stepped into them. Their bridges are mesmerizing, freely floating somewhere above, fairily jiggling in the air. And still connecting the world, one way or another.

Those bridges look amazing and scary at the same time. Which translates: I'd love to walk them! What about you? Would you dare?

Cane bridge in the village Kabua, Republic of the Congo

Borneo rain forest canopy walkway

Jungle bridge in Langkawi

Bridge in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Bridge somewhere in Laos

Photos found herehereherehere and here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Sadly, I don't have much time to watch as many documentaries as I want but somehow I've managed to see some of them:

The Queen of Versailles. If you haven't seen it at this point, I truly recommend watching it. It has such an "appealing"  introspect into a billionaire family, their daily routine (if there is one) and most importantly - their $100 000 000 house being built at the same time as watching their dream being completely shattered as the economy crisis hits.
Oh, Jiro. What a beautiful documentary. I will never look at sushi the same way. It's incredible to watch a person who enjoys his work as much as him. He dedicated his whole life for mastering the art of this Japanese delicacy and his restaurant rates as the best sushi restaurant in the world. 
Waiting list is "only" a month or two, price for a person is around $400, there is no menu and the experience lasts approximately 30 minutes. Would you love to go?

Another dance documentary that is well made. As you follow several ballet dancers who are fighting for the first place in one of the most exclusive competition in the ballet world, you can't help but wonder if you've seen this before. It's the same order: working hard, fatigue, tears, victory.. Yes, you've probably seen the scenario before but it's worth watching it all over again.

The Catfish. There can't be much said about it because it would ruin the experience. Let's just mention the fact it has something to do with a guy who meets an interesting family through Facebook and decides to meet them in real life. You can only imagine how this situation unfolds. Very bizarre, say at least..

What about you? Do you love watching documentaries? Have you seen anything interesting lately? 

Monday, May 6, 2013

From around the world

Hello there, how was your weekend? The long awaited dreadful awful sad day finally came and my mom left. And it feels empty without her. And it is going to take a year before I see her again but I am SO thankful for the helpful technology that is today!
But, on a happier note, hubby, kids and myself spent an amazing weekend, focusing on our family, being in the moment and most importantly, we were being together in that moment. It is so relevant to have those kind of days, filled with so much love that one could generously hand out. And! Our baby girl is mobile and crawls everywhere! Pure joy.
Here is a selection of weekly links, hope you have a wonderful week!

Amazing bridges. The one in France gives me chills.

Tropical shorts.

I absolutely adore this kind of photography. Gorgeous.

Perfect gift for your mother.

I saw this long time ago and forgot about it. But it found me again.

Butterfly migration map.

This wedding looks spectacular.

Little Nord is here.

A sandwich with tzatziki.