Last weekend was so much fun, I had a baby shower! Of course, I heard about baby showers before but since there is no such thing in Russia and I’ve never attended one in the US, I had a pretty vague idea of what it is exactly and how it goes. I was thinking to get my friends together to celebrate at some point but it turned out they already have been working on it! To be honest, that’s probably one of the coolest things, as much as I would like to have one, I don’t think I would have time or energy to organize it myself.

I feel so happy and grateful to have such a great group of friends who really made sure we all have a great time! Special thanks to my friend Elina who hosted the party, Elina is also the creator of Smth Crafty, a fun service to make your party extra special, whether you will be making cozy arm-knitted scarves with your guests or mixing up some natural and delicious body scrubs, you can be sure it is going to be fun! Check out Smth Crafty website for more info!

My baby shower was decorated in a nautical theme with cute details such as origami boats, maps and really sweet messages in a bottle for future parents. Snacks also followed the marine theme (although completely vegetarian) and included “Sea Cucumber” sandwiches, “Octohummus”, Seashell Candy and so on.


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One of the first foods that comes to mind during holiday season is dessert. I thought I would share an easy recipe of healthy and delicious Vegan German Chocolate Cupcakes.

First time I tried German Chocolate Cake was over Christmas 2012 when visiting my husband’s family. I loved the combination of chocolate cake and coconut frosting and wanted to create healthier and vegan version of it.  I found basic recipe online and adjusted it to fit my taste and pantry staples.

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