The Perks of Self-Acceptance.

I need change. I might get a haircut. Or should I just go for a complete makeover and cut it all off? Britney style? What am I talking about? I’d look like an idiot! And what about my friends? They’d think I’d lost my mind. What then…what then… Maybe I should pursue a career that doesn’t involve much writing? Because writing apparently doesn’t count as a job. Otherwise, why would everyone keep asking me what my real job is, you know, apart from writing? What what what? Maybe I should become a teacher. Then I’d use a red pen to correct my students’ essays. Would that count as not much writing? Change of scenery? Yes! That sounds like a plan! Travel somewhere, or...
   

The Lesson Those 5 Months Taught Me

It’s been exactly 5 months since I became the mother of the most lovable little one – Sofia-Malou. It’s been a wild rollercoaster and it seems to me that I won’t be off it anytime soon.  5 months ago I was telling myself that the first 5 months would be the hardest and then all of a sudden my life would go back to normal. Meaning – I’d be able to leave the flat by myself with Sofia being looked after by Philip or someone else. I actually bought us tickets to the Weeknd’s concert (Monday 20th, February) because I assumed that by that point we’ll be able to leave her with her grandparents. Well, it’s not gonna happen. And while...

My To-Go-Snack – Healthy Muffins with Apple and Walnuts

Recently I’ve been living literally on muffins. Yes, but not the overly greasy and sugary ones, but their healthier home-made alternative (I’m talking both savoury and sweet muffins). They’ve become my to-go snack when I have no time to prepare proper lunch or simply when I don’t feel like wasting time in the kitchen during the day, when I can go out with Sofia or just read a book instead. Quite frankly, it all started out of curiosity whether I would be able to bake something eatable. Turns out – I’m pretty good at it. hehe. Also, despite my tiredness, I’d much rather spend an hour baking (in silence) after everyone has already fallen asleep, so that I can be all by...
   

3 Things I See Differently Since I Became A Mother

My experience as a newbie mommy has changed me a lot – not only in the way I do things, but also in the way I think of and understand life and all that’s happening around me. I catch myself reacting in ways that used to be far from typical for me and for the first time I managed to set my priorities straight. So let’s talk three things that my experience as a newbie mom has changed for me. The Way I Choose To Spend My Time If you know me, you’re probably aware that I’m a social butterfly. Being surrounded by people, constantly communicating be it face-to-face or over the phone charges me with so much energy, I end...

Why I Began Vlogging Again

Even though my blog has taken a huge part of my life since I launched it, recently I’ve been feeling less and less content with it. I couldn’t get my head around why I felt this way until I recorded a short video for Sofia and had a look at it. It suddenly hit me – I wanted to be able to talk to you not only in written form, but orally. I wanted to get closer to all of you by giving you a sneak peak behind the curtain. And just like that I began vlogging and capturing on camera all that I’ve been writing for here on ‘Letters to Antoinette’. In today’s vlog (here) I’m going shopping with my...

Situation ‘I Look Like A Hamster’

Two days ago and very unexpectedly I rebooked my flight to Bulgaria. I got a horrible toothache and there was no way I could be able to look after Sofia-Malou 24/7 and deal with the pain. And the worst of all was that I couldn’t take any pain killers – I’m allergic to most plus breastfeeding. Sofia and I made it back and went straight to the dentist the moment we landed. I feel better now and the whole winter wonderland situation is without any doubt a mood booster. The only thing that’s missing is Philip, but he couldn’t join us as now is the busiest time for him work-wise. Oh and good news – I finally went back to vlogging again! I’ve...
   

A Quick Recap.

Happy New Year! Did you smile a lot during the holidays? I hope you did! My December?  A bit challenging. A year ago I received the most chilling phone call from a childhood friend to let me know that my best friend has committed suicide (more here). A year has passed by and I still live in denial. I thought that once I begin writing about her I would be able to come to terms with reality and move on. Yet, I often find myself staring at the phone, hoping that she would give me a call to make a sarcastic remark about that sick joke someone made that she is gone. For a year I’ve been postponing seeing our mutual...

Gift-Wrapping and…Some Cheeky Unwrapping

Denmark is changing me…like really! I’ve never in my life imagined myself wrapping presents…I used to let other people do it for me or just opted for the American way using Christmas bags instead. But the whole Danish Christmas  ‘hygge’ took Christmas to an entirely different level for me. And gift wrapping is a big part of it. So here I am being very Danish cutting paper, choosing props and bows to place on the presents with a cup of chai in hand. To make it all even more cosy.. of course I added some fairy lights.My parents are also arriving tomorrow to celebrate Christmas here. In fact, it’s my first Christmas in Denmark too so I’m crazily excited to taste...

Family ‘Hygge’

There is nothing cosier than spending time with the ones you love. Or as Danish people like to say it’s all about the ‘familie hygge’. I’ve tried to explain what ‘hygge’ means in some of my previous posts,  but if you haven’t come across the word – it refers to everything that’s cosy, happy, and snuggly… And, of course, ‘hygge’ has a different meaningt for everyone – Philip once told me that every time he considers something ‘hygge’, a specific childhood memory comes to his mind. Faux Fur Coat by ASOS (here) // Noisy May Leggings (here) // Marble Shades (here) //Jumper by Only (here) // Bugaboo Buffalo Wagon (here) // Patterned Boots by Glamorous here and Chelsea Ankle Boots by ASOS here The Danish...
   

Monday Motivation: Let’s Walk the Walk

I can’t even believe Philip puts up with that – I mean me constantly rearranging the flat and creating all those ‘blogging corners’ just for fun. In case you’ve forgotten there is a dress hanging on the wall in the living room (a lacy one that I haven’t even worn yet (here)), magazines and cameras all over the place, and now a few pair of boots lined up right next to his PlayStation. But if there is one single thing I literally despise is spending a lot of time at home. And here I am forced to do precisely that. So in order to feel sane, I’ve turned our living room in this blogging perfect space with different corners for writing,...

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...