My Christmas Wishlist For 2016

1. FOREO LUNA Sonic Face Brush (here) | 2. RAPLH LAUREN Backpack (here) | 3. VIVA LA JUICY NOIR  (here)|  4. NYX COSMETICS Contour Palette (here) | 5. FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini 8 (here) | 6. PATRIZIA PEPE (here) | 7. URBAN OUTFITTERS Portable Charger (here) | 8. ASICS Sneakers (here) | 9. SABRINA DEHOFF bracelet (here) | 10. BLOOMINGVILLE Coffee Table (here) I can’t even recall the last time I prepared a Christmas wish list. Not that I don’t like Christmas – of course I do. It’s undoubtedly the best excuse to spend some cosy time with your family, indulge in delicious food, and receive thoughtful (or not so much) gifts. Still, since I moved out of my parent’s house, I’ve never found it important to decorate my flat and be all christmasy....
   

A Quick And Filling Breakfast For A Breastfeeding Mom Or A Workout Maniac

I’m a breakfast person and I’ve never been particularly keen on having heavy meals for lunch, as I get overly tired and unable to subsequently engage in anything productive. These days I’m so busy that I can hardly find time to cook, which is why I go for easy to make and healthy recipes that will leave me full for long periods of time and provide my body with enough minerals and vitamins to maintain healthy body function and energy. I’m highly aware of that especially now that I’m spending most of my time nursing my girl. Actually, I was stressing out quite a lot that my milk production might stop if I don’t eat enough. But that’s the thing – the...

3 Cool Baby Brands or The Perfect Christmas Gift for a Baby You Know

Before giving birth I had no idea, which baby brands or items were considered cool to get for a baby I knew if I was headed to a baby birthday party or Christmas at a friend. It wasn’t until I began receiving presents for Sofia that I discovered some exceptionally cool baby brands/items that I’m sharing with you today. It’s the 1st of December and there is not long left until we have to exchange the much anticipated Christmas presents. Cati Mini A friend of mine surprised me with the coolest onsie ever by the french brand Cati Mini We both fell in love with the onsie – yep, Sofia-Malou can’t stop staring and smiling at it the sight of the dots, which...
   

From ‘Black’ to ‘Happy’ Friday

It’s so easy to forget that life is what you make it. I used to read inspiration books, practicing the law of attraction all the time and then collecting the fruits of my labour. And it was great – my life was headed in the right direction and everything was falling into place. Until all of a sudden I stopped projecting positive thoughts and started living from day to day, focused solely on the day I’d meet Sofia-Malou. Today I often catch myself thinking about the future and being uncertain in regards to what it holds, as if I’ve completely forgotten that it depends solely on how I paint it. It’s similar to when we say that being a mother...

Let’s Match

Being a first-time mommy has changed a lot of things for me and being stylish is one of them. It’s challenging enough for me to get ready to go out for a walk (changing diapers last minute, breastfeeding, trying to find my keys…mommy brain) so things like perfecting my make-up or choosing a cool outfit are now almost impossible tasks to perform. During our stay in Bulgaria I took the advantage of Sofia Malou’s aunt and grannies volunteering to entertain her while I was getting ready to go to the city, and spent that extra time I had on figuring out what to wear (to match Philip) and do my make-up. How vain, right?Philip’s Outfit: Farah Jumper (here) // Only...

My New Marble Obsession

One of the curses of spending most of my time at home is called ‘online shopping’ and I’m pretty sure some of you newbie mommies have fallen under its spell too. But if there is one single thing I can’t get enough of that’s everything made of white marble with greyish details (very important). If I could have my kitchen board, coffee table, bathroom sink made of marble, oh my – my life would be complete. Okay, I got a little bit carried away here – but you know what I mean. So there I was surfing the net in hopes of finding the perfect pair of sunglasses and watch with marble detail. It’s a difficult job finding anything with real marble, until, oh, you...
   

Travelling for the First Time as a Mommy

I missed travelling – packing my luggage, choosing my travel outfits, envisaging what I’d be doing while being away. The whole process somehow magically charges me with so much positive energy and happiness that only a day after arriving in Sofia I noticed that the dark circles under my eyes have completely disappeared and my skin has regained its original complexion. Prior to giving birth I had no clue that I would be able to fly with Sofia during the first few months, which made me quite anxious. But surprise-surprise it turned out we definitely could and there we were cosily snuggled on the airplane with Sofia-Malou being less than two months old.Vila Faux Leather Pants (here) // French Connection Colour...

A Day In The Life Of My Baby

When it comes to planning… well, I get freaked out. I’m not a planner – so my daily plan is not to have a strict one. I’ve tried to make lists and plan ahead, but my creative side normally – meaning always – refuses to obey. My personality has a lot to do with the way I’ve chosen to look after Sofia-Malou and the fact that I haven’t tried to ‘teach’ her when she should be hungry and how much she should eat (that’s possible only when you’re breastfeeding). Instead, I’ve invested my energy in catering her needs and coming up with rituals that could help her distinguish between day and night. Some argue that it’s too early for a...

My First Breastfeeding Experience

You should have asked me last year just so that you could have seen my facial expression. The empty stare, the sporadic blinking, and the wrinkle between my eyebrows curved into the shape of a question mark. My opinion on breastfeeding? I’ve imagined myself as many thing, ‘being a mommy’ was never one of them. I’d never even attempted to  picture how someone would be potentially taking over my breasts and my overly sensitive nipples. I thought I was an exception – but it turns a lot of girls despise being touched there (so, no boys, we aren’t fans). Bottom line: I cringed from the thought of having my nipples sucked. Now fast-forward a year and a half – and here...
   

The One Thing I Wish I Could Change After Giving Birth

I was terrified. I really was. Not because I doubted in any way Philip and I, but if there was one thing everyone was warning me about from the moment I got pregnant, was the negative effect a baby could have on a relationship between two people. Especially if those two people haven’t spent enough time together. It’s another question what is meant by ‘enough’, but still – we’d been together only three months before I was staring at the positive pregnancy test. It’s been six weeks with a baby at home and let me tell you – we’ve had our ups and downs. The hormones made my sensitivity levels skyrocket high – a prerequisite for arguments and discussions. I...

Adjusting To My New Lifestyle

Okay, having a newborn means turning your morning coffee routine to more of a lunch thing. So here I am enjoying a few minutes off from my mom’s duty, drinking a cup of coffee, and flicking through a magazine. A commercial one with festive decoration you could buy for Christmas – the lightest possible (non)read. After a tough night all I need is silence, meaning I don’t even want to hear the sentences I read or my racing thoughts. I’ve been trying so hard to juggle everything and keep myself together, but I just find it so damn difficult to follow the plan I had made for the day. If you’re also more of a creative person, I’m sure you get my inner struggle. I wish...

On Becoming A Mom

It’s been 5 weeks since Sofia-Malou came into my life, which makes it 5 weeks since I last got some adequate amount of sleep. And it’s not because I have to get up and feed her during the night that I can’t get enough rest, but because I wake up every hour just to check whether she’s doing alright. Only when I get a glimpse of her little limbs moving around and her lips curved in what will soon be a proper smile, I can snuggle under the duvet and relax for a while. Actually when we were arranging the bedroom (the three of us sleep in the same room), we placed her crib in a way that Sofia-Malou was off my sight. It...