And The Winner Of My Latest ‘hvisk’ Giveaway Is..

Hey guys, I hope you’re all well and have had a marvellous summer so far. After spending some time in the city, Philip and I are finally in the mountains ready for some rest. But before I go ‘offline’ there is something to announce – the winner of the giveaway I did in collaboration with the danish jewellery brand ‘hvisk‘. The lucky one is you, Mariya Gonkova! Congratulations and I really hope your jewellery by ‘hvisk‘ also quickly becomes a staple part of your outfit. Now I’m off to jump in the swimming pool so for now… xoxo A. Indlæg er sponsoreret
   

My Surprise Baby Shower

Yesterday I received the surprise of my life! All of my favourite girls/women gathered together to throw me a baby shower! Something that in the country I come from – Bulgaria – is not really popular… All I could say is that I had a blast and I still can’t believe how thoughtful they were! It turns out that Philip  gave them the cheeky idea (as in Denmark people people do that quite often) and then my mom and the girls took it all in their hands and turned our garden into a girl’s paradise! I can’t wait to share with you the (pinkish) photos from yesterday. Stay tuned for that. And I’m off to enjoy a sunny day in...

HVISK GIVEAWAY

Today is big day for me as in a few hours I will be officially answering to a different surname! Crazy, eh!? I’m just about to start getting ready, but before that, to mark the special occasion, I’ve prepared a little something for you too. Do you remember what my current favourite jewellery is that I’m also going to wear today? It’s my new golden necklace by the danish jewellery brand Hvisk with mine and Philip’s first letters handing on it (here). Now you have the chance to sport a similar piece or any other from Hvisk’s website. The only thing you need to do is leave a comment below with a link to the piece you would like to win, briefly explaining why. The winner will be...
   

Life Lately and Why I Chose To Write in English

It’s an exciting week guys! Yesterday I had one of my last shifts at the Body Shop, while a few days ago I passed my Danish exam and now I officially have the time to sit back and reflect. But actually before I can do that and enjoy my time off there are a couple of things more that lie ahead … Tomorrow is the day I kiss the singlehood goodbye (okay, we all know that I’m VERY in a relationship with Philip) but as of tomorrow when I’m completing documents I will no longer cross the single box. People keep on asking me whether I feel anxious, scared and all… but why would I be? For me it’s just...

Synergy of Love Engraved by Hvisk

And no. These two letters aren’t an abbreviation that stands for my name, but signify the love of two people, which sparked a few months back in the most unexpected and bizarre way, and continues to grow with every passing day. A week from today my surname won’t even start with the cheeky ‘Pepe’. If only anyone had ever told me how much my life would change in less than a year; that I’d meet a person who makes me feel home and be already expecting a cute little one. People raise an eyebrow when they hear our story, spitefully remarking that we don’t know each other enough, which (they would keep on going) is never a good sign ....

Now It’s Getting Real: Braxton Hicks Contractions

Despite my not so pregnancy-flattering outfits (subconsciously I’m still doing my best to hide that bump) in reality things are getting much more real with every passing second. My best friend gave birth a few days ago to a beautiful girl – Zarina. I know that this doesn’t have a lot to do with my pregnancy, but on second thought it does. She got pregnant a few months before me and the fact that she’s already a mother makes me realise that it won’t be long until we spend countless of hours on the phone discussing topics like ‘changing diapers’. The same two girls that a year ago were strolling down the streets of Copenhagen having no clue where life was...
   

‘Hm’ Remarks During Windy Times

Being pregnant is a challenge. Not only in regards to the zillion changes your has to body undergo, but mainly in regards to the crazy mood swings and state of mind you get on the top of everything else. If you’ve been there you know how easy it is to get upset over the lack of cherries in your fridge, or the fact that your loved one hasn’t remembered to put down the toilet seat. Is it the hormones or the realization that your life is just about to irreversibly change that make you act as if you’re ‘crazy in the head’?  It’s difficult to say, but my best bet is that it’s a mixture of both. And in these...

A Piece Of Advice To My Birthday Self

Did you enjoy your birthday, guuurl!? You are now 26 – officially a year closer to being 30 rather than the holy 20. Ops. Apologies. I hope this hasn’t ruined your mood. But I know you can get a grip and make the age issue…just not be much of an issue. Yeh? So why have I all of a sudden redirected my attention to you, you wonder? Well, your thing is giving advices – listening to people, sharing your thoughts on their dilemmas, blah blah blah. But today I challenge you to do something else. Just for a change. Has it ever crossed your mind to spend some time paying attention to yourself and the cravings you have? And if...

Recipe of The Day: Peas & Mushroom Fettucinne

Aw these cheeky carbs! Before I found out I was expecting I had minimised my consumption of carbs to minimum. Big mistake for someone who works out a lot – but everyone makes mistakes and the best we could do it learn from them right? The one positive thing, however, of my previous eating habits was that I got used to ‘combined’ eating if you could call it this way. I’ve written detailed articles on the subject here & here, but to put this recipe in context – when I eat pasta I combine it only with other carbs (starchy veggies) and any other seasonal vegetables (yes, no fish or cheese inside). By doing this I facilitate my body to digest the...
   

Second Trimester Style Guide

Second Trimester Style Guide Even though I couldn’t really fit in any of my jeans near the end of my first trimester (especially coz I no longer own any low-waist pants), it was really when I entered my second one that my body began undergoing a massive transformation. From my boobies that have grown to a bra cup size C to my Beyonce looking-bum and rapidly growing baby bump. Suddenly I found myself having nothing to wear and I was forced to come up with a way to change my wardrobe to make it work. Plus, investing in tons of maternity clothes just didn’t make much sense, having in mind that I’d be wearing them for only for a few months. And have...

An Unexpected Confession: Body Image When Expecting

I had this moment of hesitation before I decided to upload the photos of my outfit, taken during the event #YouTubeFemaleCreators. While editing them I just couldn’t get over my normal-looking thighs. I’ve gotten way too used to my slender (sometimes a bit too skinny) body, especially on photos, and now when I look much more adequate for my age, I just can’t help but stare in confusion. All of a sudden my body is rapidly changing and enlarging here and there, despite all of my attempts to stick to a healthy and balanced diet during my pregnancy. ‘Duh – that’s what pregnancy does to you, girl…’ The rational me interrupts my thread of thoughts. It’s been years since I spent...

Getting Inspired: YouTube #FemaleCreatorsDK

The second day of our YouTube marathon took place at the lounge of STAY hotel Copenhagen. The event was named #FemaleCreatorsDK and while we had no clue what to expect, it was pretty obvious that the participants were gonna be mainly female (if not only). In comparison to the first day where Eli (MakeUpButHow) and I learned useful strategies for how to more successfully handle and develop our YouTube channels (applies more for me as I’m the newbie in our crew), this time it was all about the influence the YouTube female creators have on a global level. And while we were more than aware of YouTube’s power to reach millions and spread powerful messages, it’s always inspiring to be reminded of that....