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Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day, it’s so tempting to pick an easy route and stick to trivial flowers and chocolate gifts. Don’t take me wrong, there is nothing more enjoyable than to have a scent of freshly…

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How to Dress Up Champagne for Holidays

If you read my post on Russian winter holiday traditions, you know that New Year’s Eve is the biggest holiday of the year in Eastern Europe. People are getting together and party all day and night long. Somehow it’s…

Holidays

Where to Order Holiday Photo Cards

You’ll be surprised, but there is no such tradition as sending holidays cards in Russia where I’m originally from. People just call each other or send text messages and exchange presents around the New Year’s Eve. Ever since I…

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Helen Ficalora Giveaway

It already became a tradition to gift my mom and a sister jewelry charms for winter holidays. Last year, I gifted them charm bracelets that they wore all year long and this season I’m planning on picking a cute letter…

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Prom Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I talked about my prom story on the blog way back in 2015 where I shared with you some of my hair styling tips for your big night. However, my epic prom failure didn’t stop with that. Somehow, I…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide with Uncommon Goods

You probably never heard about it before, but March 8th is one of the most important holidays of the year for Russians. Called an International Women’s Day, it’s a celebration of mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, co-workers, and other women in…

DIY Valentine's Card Idea - Felt Balls
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Homemade Valentine’s Card Ideas

This year, I decided to prepare for Ben a very special Valentine’s Day present. I picked some art supplies and started experimenting with handmade cards. A few crafting evenings later, I have a collection of DIY cards and tons…

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New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

Whether you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party at home or helping with decorations at your friends’ house, you can’t go wrong with gold and glitter. Sparkly table accessories bring a festive mood in your house and immediately put you in…

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Gift Guide: Beauty Sets For Under $25

I am a little late with my gift guides this season, but it’s simply because I wanted to select only these products for you that I tried myself or plan on purchasing this season. #1: THE BODY SHOP Nutty Body Butter Sweethearts ($18) —…

Papyrus Christmas Cards 2015
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Russian Winter Holiday Traditions

You might be surprised how different Russian and American holiday traditions, especially when it comes to winter holidays. I was born and raised in Russia where we celebrate New Years as the biggest holiday of the year. Even though…