Thursday, October 17, 2013

89 Acts of Kindness

Have you heard about the '89 Acts of Kindness'? I heard about this girl and her noble mission few months ago and I was really inspired. It's always nice to hear stories that give you hope that there is still good people out there.

She started her page to track the 89 acts of kindness that she planned to perform in memory of her great-grandmother. She wrote updates on her acts of kindness almost every day and while she was doing that, she had more and more fans - including me! What did she do so far? She volunteered, gave food to homeless people... well, I don't want to spoil you her page, so you better check it out for yourself!

I had to share this with you, because I believe that single person can change the world! And world definitely needs some changing. 

And what act of kindness did you do recently? 

Monday, July 29, 2013

I Am Alive :)

Hello hello my virtual friends.
Long time no see...
I had so many plans about this blog while I was pregnant, but life sometimes gets in our way, so all my plans just went dead. But ok, I am not complaining.
I have lots of news, but the biggest one is that on 5th of June my baby girl came to this world. She is great - she is just eating, sleeping, being cute..
I miss writing, I miss blogging, but she takes all my free time so I barely have time to write two or three sentences..
But, I wanted to let you all know my happy news and I hope I will be able to write little bit more soon!

Kisses from 'too hot to live' Croatia!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Google Reader Retirement

Hello hello! 
So, you probably already heard that in a few months Google Reader will go to a retirement. It's a big shock for lots of bloggers, but we can't do nothing about it. 
Because of that, I just wanted to write a quick blog post to tell you that you can follow me via another reader - Bloglovin'. I am using it for a while and it's good. 
You can also export all your google reader blogs to Bloglovin' in just one click.  
If you are already using Bloglovin', feel free to leave your links in comments, so I can follow you!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

In Bruges

So, we are still in Belgium, but this time we are visiting Bruges, a city completely different from Brussels. I don't think I can even describe the beauty of Bruges.

When I told my friends I was going to visit Belgium, few of them told me that I HAVE to visit Bruges. I didn't know what was all the fuzz about, but now I do. You won't find such a magical city anywhere. You will feel like you traveled to the past! It's like a fairytale!!
We came there by train from Brussels and when we started to walk around I told my husband: "The only thing that is missing here are horses with carriages".. And guess what - they do have it!
Bruges is located in the northwest of the country. Like some other canal-based cities, it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North".
Of course, we have to try some famous Belgian beer while we were here. I was already pregnant, so I didn't drink it, but my husband and our friends loved it. And I loved the place! Lots of tourists from all around the world, all kind of beer, great music..
The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. I especially liked the Market square. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that it was raining :(

We were there only one day, but it's not so big, so it's enough time to see everything. And would I like to go back there one day? DEFINITELY!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

GIVEAWAY - Sock Monkey Gift Set Bodysuit And Pants - from Splashin

Ok, you can say now that I am little bit obsessed with baby clothes. But, who can blame me when it's so cute?
I love to look around etsy shops and see all those unique bodysuits, little dresses and stuff. I wish to win a lottery so I can buy everything! Maybe I should start playing first!
Well, that is how I discovered to this wonderful etsy shop - Splashin! I was so impressed with her baby and toddler clothing that I had to share it with you!!

- I like to say I was born with a paint brush in one hand and a sewing needle in the other. I have created my own designs "forever", or so it seems, and that's quite a few years! I've been selling my creations since I was 12 years old!  I love to do whimsical, happy designs that induce smiles and giggles - said talented Sue about her shop.

I love love love her stuff, so I was really happy when she agreed to do a giveaway with me! So, what did she prepared for you!

Isn't this the cutest thing ever! You can choose from three sizes:  3-6 months, 6-9 months or 12 month size. Giveaway will be international, but winner is responsible for any custom fees or taxes.

So, don't wait anymore! Fill the rafflecopter form and keep your fingers crossed!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

50 Things In Three Months

Hello! My due date is in exactly three months and my life will change completely after that. So, I decided to write up 50 things I want to do in next three months. You would think that is easy, but I spent ALL DAY thinking of fifty things instead of cuddling with this fluffy creature.

But, here they are and I want to share them with the world, so that I don't slack around.. You may think I am crazy, but I am just list crazy and I always write all kind of lists. I just love that :) 

1. Get up every morning at 8 am (except weekends)
2. Read at least 15 new books
3. Go to Chinese restaurant.
4. Drink nothing but water and tea
5. Write a blog post every week
6. Bake different cake every week
7. Try 30 new recipes
8. Watch 10 documentaries
9. Go for a long walk at least once a week
10. Make my bed everyday
11. Make jam
12. Write a short story/novel
13. Donate clothes or money at least once a month
14. See 5 classic movies
15. Make a recipe book
16. Expand my English vocabulary by 100 words
17. Visit one city in Croatia you've never visited
18. Watch Star Wars. All of them.
19. Read at least one classic book
20. Learn to decorate cupcakes (or at least try that)
21. Learn to count to 10 in 5 languages
22. Learn how to use Photoshop
23. Write down at least 20 happy memories and put it in my happy jar.
24. Learn something new every week
25. Join the library
26. Give 10kn to charity for every thing I don't finish
27. Write at least one letter a week
28. Learn ballroom dance
29. Learn 5 things from YouTube
30. Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia
31. Read at least one biography
32. Grow my own herbs
33. Go to at least one new restaurant in March, April and May.
34. Listen to 50 new artists
35. Watch news five times a week.
36. Vacuum every day (except weekends)
37. Do a 10 minutes pregnancy pilates every day (except weekends)
38. Arrange picture folders on my laptop
39. Write an e-book
40. Take one photo every day.
41. Learn lyrics of five favorite songs
42. Make a meal plan for every week and stick to it
43. Read at least one non-fiction book
44. Make my own liquor
45. Buy one item from Ebay every week.
46. Learn more about SEO.
47. Eat one piece of fruit every day
48. Organize my make-up drawer
49. Do at least one craft project
50. Make a new list of things to do with my baby girl

What would you put on your list?  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Brussels, Belgium

It's time for another traveling post :) I love those and I hope you like it too. This time I will share with you some pictures from my trip to Belgium, that happened few months ago.

Whenever I travel, I don't choose a destination and you can really say that destination is choosing me. How come? I always travel there where I can find good plane ticket deal :) And that's what happened with Belgium. I found some really cheap tickets (about 25 euros for return ticket) and I just had to grab that chance.

Belgium is a really lovely country, but I have to say - also really expensive. We had luck with finding great and cheap apartment in the city center, but food, souvenirs and all the other stuff was damn expensive. But hey, you only live once :)

Do you know anything about Brussels? Brussels is the capital of Belgium and you can also say the capital of the European Union. The city is officially bilingual, so all road signs, street names, services and stuff are mostly shown in both languages: Dutch and French.

I have to be honest and say that one thing that I like the most about Brussels were the waffles. Trust me, such a good and tasty waffles you can't find anywhere! Try combination with chocolate and cherries - oh sweet heaven!

The city has some really nice parks. I wonder do people hang out here when it's warm outside? Since it was winter when we visited Belgium, I couldn't find out that!

This is the Atomium, a 103-metre tall structure that was built for the 1958 World’s Fair. It's really something special to see!

And lets finish with some street art - I always love to see that, wherever I go!

I hope you liked the pictures and that you liked Belgium. I know I did, but more because of one other city (Bruges), that I will write about in another post! Until then - enjoy in Brussels!