Hotels vs House Rentals – What Is Better?

I didn’t have a chance to write about my summer vacation plans yet, but when you are reading this post I’m on my way to Europe. We are heading to France, Spain, and Belgium—with a quick stop in the Netherlands. On that trip, we will be staying both in hotels and in a rental house—so I decided why not explaining…
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How to Decorate a Coffee Table (and Keep It Clutter-Free)

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Chesapeake Bay Candle. Ever since we purchased a new coffee table, the living room became my favorite room in our apartment. We have high ceilings with windows which makes the room look sunny for the entire day and a comfy couch that is occupied with Lilu’s favorite blankets and pillows. I also…
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Organizing My Beauty Room the KonMari Way

Disclosure: Thank you California Closets for sponsoring this post. Being a blogger and working from home is a blessing and a curse. While I’m incredibly grateful and honored to receive all the blogger mail so I can review all the latest and greatest beauty launches, having a beauty room is actually very stressful. Personally, I can’t concentrate on work and…
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Mother’s Day Gift Basket Idea

Let’s be honest here: for some reason, any gift looks so much better if you put it in a basket. Especially if it’s a Mother’s Day gift—there is something nostalgic and homey about this old-school way of decorating thing and I’m totally up for it. Even though this holiday season I’ll not be able to fly to visit my mom,…
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

One of the reasons I started appreciating Mother’s Day, even more, is because it allows me to gift my mom things that she will not accept otherwise. Maybe it’s just her humble Russian upbringing, but oftentimes my mom will resist taking a semi-expensive gift for me if it’s not connected to any holiday or special occasion, so I make sure…
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