tea party!


So to say the least that day light savings isn’t bad enough on a Monday, mother nature decides to send North Carolina a dreary rainy Monday, but North Carolina is rarely dreary and having had such a long streak of very warm sunny days I really can’t complain! Daylight savings got me feeling like I got hit by a train this morning, I know I cant be the only one! coffee, yes please!!!! so I’m home now its almost 7pm, got out of the shower changed straight into pjs and robe, made hot cup of honey vanilla chamomile herbal tea, feeling cozy, and reminiscing about last night!

So this weekend I decided to throw a tea party at my apartment for a couple of my friends, and it was perfect! yesterday as I was getting ready for church in the morning I looked out the window and saw a coating of snow! It set the perfect mood for a tea party!(even though the coating of snow was melted when I got out of church) nothing like a cozy after church tea party and catching up with some friends! we had so much fun, it was a great night! I also love that my apartment has a fireplace, it always feels welcoming and cozy in this apartment.

Saturday I did a homegoods haul and bought a lot of cute dinning sets, I bought tons of delicious desserts, set my dining room table up to give it an elegant look , bought fresh flowers it really felt like a tea room in this apartment! My friends also brought me a gorgeous bouquet of roses! these flowers are definitely brightening up my apartment on this dreary gloomy Monday! & I’m absolutely loving it! I’m loving all the new adventures I have been on here, absolutely love all the friends I made here! truly feeling blessed!

white dining set is from biglots that I mentioned in my apartment essentials blog, blue teal dinning set/all tea sets from home goods. Yellow orange roses from Walmart/ multicolored flowers from Walmart/ pink/red& yellow roses my friends brought. Table cover from Walmart /table cover protector my mom sent me. crystal bowl I used for my fruit salad my mom gave me also mentioned in my apartment essentials blog from several months ago!


Spring has sprung in NC!

It’s been absolutely gorgeous in nc these past few weeks, temperatures raging in high 70s and low 80s and I’m absolutely loving it! Weekends are a beautiful thing, this morning I decided to venture out and explore outdoors and came upon some pretty neat plants! Enjoy the photography folks!🌺

hemlock bluffs nature preserve!

Weather in the 70s calls for venturing out of the apartment and hitting some trails! We have been spoiled with gorgeous North Carolina weather this weekend, and of course the adventurous soul that I am, had to get out and explore!

This nature preserve has 5 trails, which are pretty easy to hike yet still scenic, close to home and so I couldn’t go wrong with giving it a try! This was the first hike I went with out my hiking buddy so that was sad, but I still had a good time and got a good work out in!

Being out in nature does wonders for the soul! what better way to de-stress and rejuvenate! the quote ” get lost in nature and you will find yourself” couldn’t be more true! something about nature, mountains, forests, and trails has my heart and always will! I’m the type of girl that will take mountains over beaches any day, in a heart beat!

Valentine’s day!

My best friend is just the cutest, and knows how to make my day all day every day! so today I had to do some errands, like any other Saturday, catching up on things I procrastinated on, and as I’m leaving the post office I get a call from the leasing office saying how there’s an edible arrangement package waiting for me when I get back home, so on my way home I stop in at the leasing office and find out my best friend sent me a package. how cute!

So I get upstairs into my apartment, open the box and find out it’s chocolate covered strawberries!!!! yumm! absolutely delicious! at that point I didn’t even have breakfast yet but none the less dug in to the strawberries! can we say breakfast of champs? they were so delicious , I had to put the rest away in the fridge before I ended up eating the box!

Then as I’m talking to my mom on the phone, I hear some one knocking on the door. I open the door and get surprised with these beauties

Later on at night I get a call from the leasing office, that there’s a package from my mama, she put together a care package! world’s best mom award goes to my mama, she’s just the cutest! I’m 500 plus miles away from home and yet she still sends me packages and buys me things. I’m sure feeling loved today! can we say I have been blessed with the most caring friends and family!

the blog-aholic award!

The amazing gluecksgeist nominated me for the blog-aholic award. She has some interesting blog posts and you should head on over and se for yourself!

What is the blog-aholic award? 

The blog-aholic award is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The blog-aholic award is also for blogger who share and inspire others!


Who created it?

The Recipe Hunter

Rules for the blog-aholic award:

  •  Put the above award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their about page)
  • Mention the creator of the award and please provide and link to the blog
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Share a link to your best post (s)
  • Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish
  • Comment on each blog and let them know that you nominated them and provide a link to this post

My best post:

all my posts have about the same amount of views im not at that point in my blogging where I have a lot of followers or views.

3 facts about me: 

1. I want to travel to Italy one day

2. I’m Ukranian!

3. I want to learn how to knit!

I nominate

plucking of my heartstrings





The versatile blogger award!

The amazing gluecksgeist  nominated me for the versatile blogger award. First of all thank you so much! she has an awesome blog, you should head n over and follow her blog!

The rules are:

  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog! (being kind).
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice
  • Link the nominees and inform about their nomination.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful)

1. Every chance I get to hike, I take it and run! trails, mountains, and forests are my happy place!

2. I have very bad OCD when it comes to cleaning!

3. I have a candles and purse obsessions!

4. I love to travel

5. fall is my favorite season!

6. green is my favorite color

7. moving to NC was the best choice I have yet to make, I wish my family lived here though!
I nominate:




jenny, this tiny blue house



a dailydoseofholly


mystery blogger award!

First off, I want to give a big thank you to the wonderful baefree for nominating me for yet another cool award! if you’re not following this girl, whats the hold up head on over to her blog and hit that follow button! she writes some awesome blogs that I know for sure you’ll enjoy. she has content for every soul! second of all I want to apologize that it took me all week to write this blog post and I truly appreciate being nominated for all these awards! thank you girl!

The creater of the Mystery Blogger Award is Enigma, here is her page.

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  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the Rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.


  1. I’m an adventurous soul, I love getting out and exploring new places and get into all sorts of adventures. traveling is my favorite hobby.
  2. mountains are my happy place!
  3. I’m a big coffee addict, coffee is life!


  1. If you were a squirrel for a day, what would you do? haha chuck acorns at people from trees!!!
  2. What is your funniest memory? probably anytime that involves my brother! when we get together we laugh until we cry from laughter!
  3. What music artist could you listen to forever? chris tomlin!
  4. What is your favorite thing about blogging? interacting with other bloggers!
  5. What is your least favorite household chores . washing dishes



  1. the solo traveler
  2. alice and the adventure
  3. wwellend
  4. gluecksgeist
  5. cooking with out limits
  6. Michael Quigley, time for some inspiration
  7. addie, style babe
  8. rachelmankowitz
  9. currentlylately
  10. a daily dose of holly


  1. if you could be one animal for a day which animal would you want to be?
  2. what are your hobbies?
  3. what state/ country do you live in?
  4. if you could live in one country, which country would it be?
    5. whats your favorite place you have traveled to?

the gratitude tag!

The oh so lovely beafree nominated me for this tag and I’m so excited to write this blog post for there’s so much to be thankful for! also you should go & read hers and follow her for great blog posts basically on the daily!

Much like beafree, I also would like to share a quote on gratitude.

“gratitude is our ability to see the grace of God, morning by morning, no matter what else greets us in the course of the day”craig barnes


  • List five things that you’re grateful for. Try to think out of the box!
  • Nominate five other bloggers to do the tag.

-What I’m grateful for-

  • I’m grateful for my health
  • I’m grateful for my job.
  • I’m grateful for God’s blessings he’s been pouring out on me from a new job, to a great apartment, to many new awesome friends I made, to great co workers
  • I’m grateful for every new adventures, a new beginning
  • I’m grateful for my family!

-Nominated Bloggers:


2.the wandering broski

3.beauty and  the ballroom

4.the solo traveler













get to know me!

Lately I have been getting new followers, so what better timing to do a get to know me blog! I found a tag some of you have done, and decided to do one myself so you guys get to know me a bit!

  1. what do you order at starbucks? you’ll rarely catch me at starbucks! I’m definitely a dunkin type of girl! but I don’t even remember last time I have entered dunkin! I’m trying to make healthier choices and trying to make health and fitness a lifestyle so I make my own coffee to insure more healthier ingredients are going into my coffee!
  2. one thing in your closet you can’t live with out? leggings& yoga pants hands down!
  3. what’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I’m actually not sure how to answer this question, I’m an open book, I feel that people know everything about me!
  4. name one thing you want to do before you die? travel the world for sure!
  5. what’s one food you can’t live with out? pizza!
  6. what quote/ phrase do you live by? I love quotes, I have many, I’ll share a few!”The most difficult time in your life may be the border to your promised land”.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

don’t quit suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion!

success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.

7.whats your most listened to song on your phone? Rise Danny Gokey

8. What kind of style would you define yourself as having? I wouldn’t say I have a style really! I go for casual comfy but I can dress up also!

9.favorite number? 4

10. two hobbies? hiking and traveling to new places

11.two pet peeves? when people chew with their mouth open or those that don’t give you personal space!

12. guilty pleasure? shopping!

museum of life and science adventures

When it’s a bit too cold to spend the day outdoors, but you and your friend don’t  want to be stuck in the apartment all day, you think of other adventures to get into! This museum has a lot of exhibits both indoor/outdoor. It has aerospace, wildlife, dinosaur trail, farmyard and so much more. Perfect for all age groups and family friendly! many things for the kiddos to get into!