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Lessons Learned

Couple of years ago I used to write emotional diaries, sharing my thoughts about things happening in my life. I stopped writing those posts because I have made a decision to mute my spiritual-self and control my emotions to the level of "only focus on what serves me and my new life path".

Now after all these years I started thinking maybe the lessons I learned through tough times could help someone else. Help them know that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, if you really insist to become the person you always dreamed to be and transform your life.

These lessons contain both achievements and regrets. Achievements of letting go of all the wrong things I learn from the toxic surroundings and environment I was brought up in as a child coming from broken family and a twisted conflicted culture. And regrets of losing precious things that can never be replaced due to the way I was thinking back then. I also take full responsibility for all my past actions that might have hurt loved ones and cause them pain. None of it was easy. 



These Lessons are :

- Be true to yourself before you try to be true to someone else. That means that you need to resolve whatever issues in your life by yourself. Love yourself, be honest with yourself,  accept your flaws and work on them. Try to be the best you can be.

- Invest in yourself using knowledge and self-education . Challenge yourself to try new things, learn new skills and never limit yourself. Get rid of people who try to limit you or cut your wings. 

- Never ever use emotional manipulation, or twist facts to get what you want (prove a point). Or be the victim of it. I have suffered with this one since It was used against me through the years by relatives. It took me years to understand it. And stop myself from doing it to others.

- Be honest, but too much honesty in terms of things that need deep understanding only brings trouble. People only understand things the way they want. Not how the circumstances really were.    

- Never put your pride and jealousy games between you and a loved one. It will end up being a lifetime regret, because the truth will be lost in the game and so many other precious things. 

- "Forbidden fruit" things that start wrong, always have the same ending. Never get involved in a wrong situation. If you have doubts and if things feel complicated .. run. 

-  In times of weakness listen to your heart, your morals and set them as your standards in life. Not what people around you do or say. Be the only author of your life book.

Divide your personal needs from your emotional needs. And never lean on those whom you love to be your financial providers. Financial issues kills love, between both partners and family members.

- Easy come, easy go. Trust in the right timing. There is the right moment for everything. Never rush things up to accomplish fast results. 

-  Keep aware of the effect the people around you has on your life and behavior. Never settle for what makes you feel less or not enough. Toxic and negative relationships can make us lose our self esteem and so everything else.  

- "The One" is the person who reflect back to you all of your inner shadows, but also your deepest beauty and greatest strengths. Helps you to access tremendous emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth.

- If you fail to find or be with your spiritual soul mate. Find someone whom you connect to beyond physical level, even with long distance or someone from the same sex because you will need to fulfill the soul connection. This will bring you peace and grace.

- Give second chances, forgive and keep your heart open to those people who have a special place in your heart. Life is too short and all what we are left with in the end is the regrets of things we did not dare to do.

- "Show must go on" I believe in unconditional love / relationships, the reason why I never try too hard to tight someone to me. If I am ever truly committed and my decisions in life can affect the personality and lives of others, I would always stand up to my vows. 
 

To be continued..



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Rosegal Review : Ombre Maxi Flowing Dress

Hi guys! Here is the other review I mentioned before. Featuring another gorgeous dress by Rosegal.com .  I adore maxi flowing dresses because they are perfect for both day and evening occasions. Since I am more into the feminine style now days, I feel more myself in a soft flowing long lovely dress. 

These photos are from the place I mentioned, where we will be staying for a week in the summer cabin. A space to breath and click back. When I packed for this getaway I made sure to take with me couple of maxi dresses that I can wear easily as I change from Bikini to regular outfit. I don't like wearing tight clothings when around water and sand. 

If you guys are interested in Ombre dresses for summer time, checkout Rosegals.com for great affordable collection. Casual summer dresses shouldn't cost a lot after all.  As for this lovely sleeveless purple and white dress.. find it here . It's made from polyester, easy to dry if around water. Perfect as a white bikini dress. 

I hope you enjoy this personal style inspiration and review. Enjoy!








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Summertime, And The Livin' Is Easy

Hi my loyal readers. As I mentioned in my latest family diary post, summer is the most rushed season ever. I can not believe that it's already the end of July. Everything went quite well this month except for the weather being three seasons in a day. 

On our last grill picnic Julia enjoyed throwing stones in the sea, feeding seagulls and ducks. She also played the big sister roll with our friends little son who turned one year last week. She looked so adorable trying to play the grown up, walking around giving him toys and trying to feed him even. If I didn't have career plans on the table I would have consider giving her a baby sister or brother next year.

We will be spending this week in the summer cabin with Julia's grandparents. It's a lovely and cozy place by the sea to relax, exercise and enjoy the rest of July. We went on a boat tour with them and Julia was amazed. They placed a fishing net over night and got plenty of fresh fish. I am just hopping the weather will continue being as it is right now.

That's it for now, you guys can stay in touch and watch our live instagram posts. Cheeeers! 








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Rosegal Review : Spaghetti Strap Flowy Summer Maxi Dress

Hi guys! I am back with another review and personal style post. As you all know, I love summer maxi dresses. Couple of months ago when summer was about to start, I shared with you guys the "Spaghetti strap dress" on my wish list. Which can be both a day and evening dress depends on how you style it. 

I wore this dress to dinner last week with a leather jacket, golden accessories and black mid heels sandals. Those who follow me on Instagram must have seen it. And yesterday while we went out to enjoy the nature and eat lunch outside I wore the dress with brown flat sandals and a black summer hat, as you see in the photos. 

I got a lot of compliments about it. And besides that, it's comfy, the fabric is so soft and light. Just perfect for summer weather. I did not have lots of yellow items in my closet so I thought I would go for yellow since it's also perfect for summer and match my tan skin. 

Shopping with Rosegal.com was a great experience. Affordable prices, fast delivery and the product was just like the photos and description.   


 




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Milk And Gluten Free Almond Cookies





Ingredients

2 egg whites
200 g almond flour / almond paste
3 dl = 270 g sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
150 dark chocolate
Almond chips for decoration 

Method 
Preheat the oven to 175 c 347 f.
Mix all ingredients except the oil and the chocolate, until you get a almond dough. 
Roll the dough to a shape of a hotdog.  
Start slicing from the edge equal pieces.
Take each piece and roll it to a long stick. Then twist it to get this horse shoe shape. 
Meanwhile mix the oil with some egg white and brush over the cookies. 
Then sprinkle the almond chips over until they get stuck to the cookies.

Lay all pieces on a baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. 
Take out the cookies and let them rest until they cool down and harden. 
Melt the chocolate while the cookies are cooling down.

Dip the edges of the cookies in the chocolate and let them dry in a cool temperature area.

Once they get dry you can keep them in a jar and serve them during your coffee break or afternoon tea.

Enjoy! 


Source: Swedish Magazine  ICAKURIREN




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Friday Cocktail Recipe: Watermelon & Lime

Hey blog buddies! I hope your Friday is going well and you are excited for the weekend. My Fridays and weekends are different when hubby is away working. We actually have our Friday feeling days during the week. Last Tuesday for example I was out and about with a girlfriend of mine since art school and we had such a lovely dinner and girls happy hour. While Julia and daddy had some bonding alone time together. 

I spend my Friday evening playing with Julia, we might watch her favorite cartoon Little Princess and eat fruit salad until her bedtime at 19:00. Then when she sleeps I make myself a snack and watch whether one of my favorite reality tv shows, mad men, white collar or desperate housewifes. Depends on the mood :-). 

I hope you enjoy this cocktail recipe and make it as a treat for your Friday or weekend company. Have an amazing weekend! 





Ingredients

Fresh watermelon juice

1/2 of a personal sized watermelon, cut into chunks


4 cups fresh watermelon juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 squeezed lime juice
2 cups gin

 fresh mint ( Optional ) 

Method


TO MAKE THE WATERMELON JUICE:
Add watermelon chunks to blender and blend until liquified. Pour juice through fine meshed sieve to remove solids.


Pour in watermelon juice, lime , lemon juice and gin. Stir to mix. Dip the serving glass in salt. Pour over ice and serve.



Cheers! 
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