I can't believe it is almost July! Where has this year gone?

The beginning of 2013 definitely turned over a new leaf for me, and as the year goes on I know things will just keep on getting better & better.

All we can do is embrace the here and now, be kind, spread love & joy and truly try our best to contribute to the world by sharing our own unique gifts with others. NO ONE is like you, so celebrate YOU every day - 'Start Each Day Like It Is Your Birthday'

Happy Friday Loves!


EACH DAY / Start it like it is your birthday and live it too! EACH and every day is a gift and celebration.


BIKINI AND BIRKENSTOCKS / Simple, no fuss beach look. Now I just need Birkenstocks and a beach!


RAW CHOCOLATE CHERRY BARS / Cherry and chocolate - yes please! With cherry season upon us I am DEFINITELY going to whip these up in the coming weeks! Recipe HERE


EMBROIDERED SHIRTS / Being full blown Ukrainian these have always been a staple in my closet. I stared Ukrainian dancing when I was 4, so I've always had a collection of shirts (only wished I would of saved them!). In any case with summer upon us I just loooove an embroidered shirt with jeans or cut offs.


*REAL* FRUIT POPSICLES / No need to buy store bought pops! SO easy to make. Blend up bananas/berries/water or almond mylk and any other fruit you want and poor into molds. Super simple and so refreshing when the scorching temps hit. How good with a watermelon and peach popsicle be? YUMMY.

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THIS SONG / OBSESSED. Music is something that has always moved my soul. Ever since I was little it has been apart of my life. I started dance at a very young age (teeny tiny ballerina at 3.5 years) I've found it a way to express myself and I still do... This has been on repeat ALL week. Watch HERE

But you only need the light when it’s burning low Only miss the sun when it starts to snow Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go…


MY SUMMER OUTFIT / This is me to a T !


MOTHER TERESA / She is SUCH an inspiration to me. I can't even fathom her selflessness. It leaves me speechless every time I think about it.

Kindness. If everyone was just a little bit more kind to each other I think the world would be a better place. So simple, yet for many so hard to practice. When we live in a environment with constant stimulation and people it is VERY easy to get frustrated, angry, impatient, stressed, etc... But when you take a step back, breathe, and practice kindness in ANY situation (even when someone cuts you off! I always just smile) you might be surprised how better you feel about yourself and the world around you.

xo Lisa