Happy one year birthday to my blog! It’s hard to believe the whole year has passed since I launched it. It’s still a work in progress but I am so happy that I did it. It has become an important part of my life and a great tool to let out my creative energy. I loved sharing some of my photography and thoughts, some recipes and useful products, I learnt some things about myself and for that alone it was worth it so far.

This blog is definitely a journey and not a destination. I understand there are many things I need to work on such as to figure out what value I can bring to people, what direction I want to go with it and what the main focus should be, and I am so excited to make it all happen. It’s been difficult at times to believe in myself and believe that the content I post here is good enough, but I keep reminding myself not to compare my chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 10. I follow many  successful bloggers, Youtubers, Instagrammers and I know what I like and what I want my blog to be like, but it doesn’t always turn out to be quite as I imagined and that’s when it is important to remember that those people have been consistently working on their projects for multiple years to make them what they are now. It’s great to be inspired but it’s important to not get discouraged because you can’t keep up. It takes time, practice, a lot of hard work and passion to build something great and as long as you are enjoying what you are doing and willing to put the effort in, the results will come.

 A lot has changed in the past year and this holiday season is extra special as we’ve got our Santa’s little helper with us. It was so much fun to watch him crawl under the tree, climb on the gifts and pose for the family Christmas photos! I wish you to spend the holidays together with your loved ones, Merry Christmas!




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Even though I am usually not all that sentimental, expecting a baby is such a special time. I really wanted us to have beautiful photos from that period in our life, my friend and lifestyle photographer Ksenia Koldaeva did a great job capturing moments of Derek and I enjoying the time together not too long before our baby arrived.

The more I look at the pictures, the more I am in love with them. I am so happy that we did this shoot, we will always be able to look back and remember that time, and how great that our son will be able to see us as we were when expecting him: so happy, so excited, so in love.

Family Shoot (12)

I would like to share these sweet photos with you, and please make sure to check out Ksenia’s website for more beauty and inspiration.

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