Plus One

Siena-Philipa was born 09.09.2018. Our second daughter.
It still feels rather surreal that Philip and I are now parents of 2 and are officially adult adults! 🙂 Not that we feel that way judging by our looks! But quite frankly – I do miss my pregnant belly sometimes – weirdly enough – and the cosiness of having Siena snuggled in my belly.
But then I look at her face and I feel so grateful to have her in my arms.

I’m slowly getting back in shape. Mentally. The hormones are occasionally giving me a hard time, but I somehow manage to swish the postpartum depression off of me… I have no time for sadness or inward thinking. I have two daughters to be there for and take care of.

When I feel the postpartum depression tapping me on the shoulder I talk. I talk to Philip, to my mom. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You ARE entitled to those feelings – so get them out there. Talk about your sleep deprivation. Seek support. It’s precisely because Philip now gets the whole being a mother and not getting enough sleep that I can actually enjoy being a mother of two with a small age gap… no matter how tough it might be. He is there for me when I need him and refuses to get into arguments with me. It was a dynamic month and for now we take it one day at a time. And that’s how it’s gonna be for a while.

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A. xx


Stepping Into The New With A Question For You

I was going through my blog during the night. I couldn’t really sleep because of the upcoming labour – and the anxiety that comes with it… My anxiety tripled when I realised that I have completely abandoned writing since I launched my YouTube channel. And I was wondering whether you would like me to get back to blogging and start publishing blog posts again. 
Yesterday Philip and I went for a walk – my body desperately needed to get some fresh air as now the only activity I tend to do is walking. I quit exercising a few days ago as I could clearly feel that labour is approaching and I have no interest in forcing my baby to come out earlier. I’m already week 38 so I’m officially full-term and I’m allowed (hehe) to give birth pretty much whenever. This does not mean I will not miss being pregnant and my baby bump – so Philip and I took a few shots, probably the last ones before I actually give birth. Hooray! 
So that’s me – 9 months pregnant. Excited. Colourful and anticipating with great excitement to start on that new chapter in my life. Maybe it will be tough and overwhelming at the beginning – but one thing Philip and I cannot live without is having something exciting happening mmm…all the time. We embrace change with open arms and walk ahead with a head held high.  And because I have so much footage from my pregnancy that I never got to publish, would you be interested in reading more about my second pregnancy in retrospect?
And if not – what would you want me to write about?
Motivation? Day-to-day life? Or maybe share more outfit of the day posts?
Let me know in the comments below! 🙂


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Lifestyle Tip Of The Week

As a mother I spend way too much time cleaning, cooking, doing the washing… The completion of chores take so much of my spare time that I just had to find a way to use it more effectively. I’m just NOT born to be a housewife and while I have to get going with those stuff, I most certainly do NOT enjoy them.
So I have found a way to feel productive even when I’m mopping the floor.

Listening to podcasts 

I just love podcasts. I use literally every opportunity I get to listen to something motivational/educational – be it while cleaning, taking my morning shower, or walking to the store.

I opt for podcasts that I can learn from rather than simply get entertained. Not that I don’t get entertained while learning. That’s me. Book(podcast worm). If you are a podcast newbie start with


and I will be putting together a list of some of my favourite podcasters in an upcoming blogpost. Until then – hit me with your faves.

I’m also using wireless headphones just because it’s easy to stroll around and get on with the chores while listening to podcasts… or music. Mine are by Panasonic (here) in my fave colour. :))

And what is your tip of the week?



Tip of the week for you, pregnant girlies.

My tip of the week is to all of you pregnant girlies who want to stay in shape. As a mother of one I can hardly find time to hit the gym or go to my favourite yoga class. But I just can’t help stay active, which is why I hit the streets every single day.

You might think that walking is not enough to keep in shape, but it most certainly is – if done correctly and for the right amount of time.

If you have been active prior to your pregnancy – then you can allow yourself to walk as much as your body allows you. Just make sure to listen to it and if you feel any discomfort or pain – just stop and have a long break. Also, make sure to carry a bottle of water with you everywhere and at all times to keep your body hydrated. That’s essential for you and your baby too!

If you are new to walking (or to exercising) – then start with short 15 mins walk – 3 times a week at a normal pace. Seriously, that’s better than staying on the couch. 🙂 After your body gets used to walking, you can move on to a faster pace and long distance walks.

 Personally, I make sure to leave the car every time I get the chance. When I meet up with a friend or go out for dinner with Philip – we tend to walk to the place we are headed to. I even plan my dates in a way so that I can walk minimum an hour a day. 🙂

You can plan a walk in the park with your friend, grab a tasty smoothie and enjoy the nice weather. Just remember to apply enough sunscreen and avoid steep or uneven paths. We tend to lose balance when pregnant.

During both of my pregnancies I keep fit mainly by walking. Occasionally I do pilates and yoga at home, but with Sofia it’s almost impossible to perform my morning workouts. She keeps jumping on top of me, which now is not really good for me.

And what is your tip of the week?



Най-често задаваният въпрос към мен е ‘Как поддържам фигурата си по време на бремеността?’. Едно нещо, с което на разполагам в момента е достатъчно време. За това съм намерила алтернатива на спорта в залата и на сутрешната йога – ходене.

Много хора смятат ходенето за недостатъчно. Ако искаш да оформяш тяло, разбира се, е необходимо да спортуваш много по-интензивно. Но, ако целта е да поддържаш фигурата си, то тогава ходенето е просто перфектен вариант. А е и здраве.

Ходя всеки ден. Планирам излизанията си така, че да мога да взимам колата възможно най-рядко и да ходя минимум по час на ден. Ако нямате физическата подготовка, започенете с кратки разходки – 15 мин – 3 пъти в седмицата, преди да преминете към по-бързото ходене и дълги разходки.

Носете бутилка с вода навсякъде със себе си, за да сте сигурни, че ще бъдете достатъчно хидратирани. Това е от изключителна важност за вас и за бебето ви. Избирайте по-полегати пътеки, защото по време на бремеността по-често губим баланс. 🙂

А вие как поддържате фигурата си по време на бремеността? А кой е вашият топ съвет за тази седмица?



Talking Natural Beauty At The Launch Of bevola® by Kaufland

antoinette-pepe-bevola43 Philip and I are used to buying our shower gels and other family cosmetic products like deodorants and micellar water while we do our grocery shopping. But while that’s a common thing in Denmark, it’s a novelty in Bulgaria, as there are not so many supermarkets that maintain their own cosmetics line. The three of us were quite curious to find out more about the new brand bevola® by Kaufland that was recently launched in Bulgaria.antoinette-pepe-bevola123-copy
During the launch event we spoke about natural beauty and the importance of loving yourself from within. We spend a cosy afternoon in Adi’s Cook & Book where we tested some of the products and where Sofia went all in, a few times aiming for the mic and the stage. She was also the first one to start testing the products, and is now a fan of their mild baby soap. Who knew that toddlers prefer normal soap than its liquid version?antoinette-pepe-bevola4 antoinette-pepe-bevola101-copysnapseed-6-copyПревод:

С Филип и София присъствахме на официалното представяне на марката bevola® (Kaufland), което се състоя миналата седмица в Adi’s Cook & Book. По време на събитието си говорихме за естествената красота, увереността и за това кои са определящите фактори да се чувстваш добре в собствената си кожа. Успяхме да тестваме и част от продуктите, като и тримата вече имаме любими продукти на марката – София е фен на бебешкото сапунче (оказа се, че го предпочита пред течните сапуни, които използвахме до сега), аз на мицеларната вода, която оставя кожата хидратирана, а Филип на душ гела с мента и зелен банан.

С Филип сме свикнали да купуваме семейната ни козметика от супермаркетите в Дания, които предлагат собствена мицеларна вода, душ гелове, дезодоранти, и тн.  Радвам се, че вече може пазаруваме всичко накуп и в България, особено сега, когато ще имаме две деца и много по-малко време за лутане по магазините.

Вие имахте ли възможност да се запознаете с продуктите на bevola®?

А според вас кой е най-важният фактор за това да се чувствате уверени?