Hi there, I'm Natalia! I'm a 22 year old college student from Chicago. I live with my boyfriend and our two kittens. I'm a blogger, photography enthusiest, and web designer. Here you can find my photos, thoughts, themes, and more! Enjoy! ♥

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amedrops said: Happy belated birthday Natalia! ♥︎ Hope it was amazing and you had a great time! (:

Thank you Neha! I have to say it was a pretty good one! :)♥

07/01/14 | 0 notes

lettinglifehappen said: Happy Birthday Natalia! I hope you have a wonderful birthday love :) <3

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes Kesha! ♥

07/01/14 | 0 notes

camille-daily said: NATALIA!!!!! OH MY GOSH IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY?!?!?! Happy happy happy birthday!!!! Wishing you all the best in life. I wish I could be there to personally hug and thank you for all the years that we've been friends here on tumblr. I hope you had a great special day. (P.S. I saw on Isabella's blog that you had a pretty good day. That ice cream is to die for!) Anyway, good luck with everything, and I hope you achieve all your desires in life. Happy birthday again Nat! Loooove ya! <3

Camille!! ♥ Oh my gosh, thank you so, so, so very much for such an amazing birthday message! You just put a huge smile on my face! You are the sweetest and I wish nothing but the best for you, too! *HUGS* Love you lots girl! ♥

06/30/14 | 0 notes

twentyishbrunette said: Happy Birthday to you my wonderful friend! I hope all you dreams come true and you have a very happy year ahead. Love you lots! XXX

Thank you so much Andrea! You are such a lovely friend to me, I truly hope we can meet while you’re here in the US!! How amazing would that be?! ♥ ♥ ♥

06/30/14 | 1 note

champangeandcupcakes said: Looks like we have the same birthday so happy birthday!!!!!

How cool! Happy birthday to you, too!

06/30/14 | 0 notes

06/05/14 | 24 notes

Hi everyone! Happy June! This is the most exciting time of year for me because my birthday is this month! Which means, lots of shopping because, you know, it&#8217;s my birthday month! Trust me, I&#8217;ve been using that excuse every chance I&#8217;ve gotten so far this month. It&#8217;s only the 5th and I&#8217;ve already done irreparable damage to my bank account! But you gotta spoil yourself once in a while, ya know?
I still haven&#8217;t decided what I&#8217;ll be doing the day of my birthday, the 27th, but that weekend Marc and I will be taking a camping trip to Michigan. We&#8217;ll be there the 28th through the 30th and my family will join us for the day on the 29th. I&#8217;m super excited, I love camping and we&#8217;ll be a short walk away from the beach, too!
Do you have any fun plans for this month? Happy June! 

Hi everyone! Happy June! This is the most exciting time of year for me because my birthday is this month! Which means, lots of shopping because, you know, it’s my birthday month! Trust me, I’ve been using that excuse every chance I’ve gotten so far this month. It’s only the 5th and I’ve already done irreparable damage to my bank account! But you gotta spoil yourself once in a while, ya know?

I still haven’t decided what I’ll be doing the day of my birthday, the 27th, but that weekend Marc and I will be taking a camping trip to Michigan. We’ll be there the 28th through the 30th and my family will join us for the day on the 29th. I’m super excited, I love camping and we’ll be a short walk away from the beach, too!

Do you have any fun plans for this month? 
Happy June! 

06/01/14 | 18 notes

EATING a toasted turkey, cheese, and lettuce flat bread sandwich.DRINKING lemonade!LISTENING to the birds outside my window. WATCHING the Hannibal season finale, it blew my mind, multiple times!  WANTING a new camera lens, it&#8217;s finally going to happen this month! BUYING summer clothes and make up, I&#8217;m spoiling myself a little because it&#8217;s my birthday month! WISHING that I had an unlimited shopping budget, haha!LOOKING forward to my birthday camping trip at the end of this month!ENJOYING having paid off all of my credit cards, woo!WONDERING what my cats are doing. Probably in everyone&#8217;s way sleeping in the foyer, haha.LOVING all the new summer clothes I picked up, can&#8217;t wait to wear them all! (Maybe I&#8217;ll do a birthday haul post!)HOPING the Blackhawks win tonight! It&#8217;s going to be another nail biter I&#8217;m sure! NEEDING to see Maleficent really really badly! OBSESSING over the Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony. It&#8217;s so gorgeous and nourishing!WEARING these. So cute!SMELLING the Endless Weekend lotion that I just picked up, it&#8217;s amazing! THINKING about what I should make for lunch tomorrow for me and Marc to take to work.FEELING happy. :)FOLLOWING thewallflowersecrets, Alissa is literally the sweetest girl I&#8217;ve met here and she has a lovely blog!
Happy Sunday!Go Blackhawks! 

EATING a toasted turkey, cheese, and lettuce flat bread sandwich.
DRINKING 
lemonade!
LISTENING
to the birds outside my window. 
WATCHING
 the Hannibal season finale, it blew my mind, multiple times!  
WANTING
 a new camera lens, it’s finally going to happen this month! 
BUYING summer clothes and make up, I’m spoiling myself a little because it’s my birthday month! 
WISHING that I had an unlimited shopping budget, haha!
LOOKING forward to my birthday camping trip at the end of this month!
ENJOYING having paid off all of my credit cards, woo!
WONDERING what my cats are doing. Probably in everyone’s way sleeping in the foyer, haha.
LOVING 
all the new summer clothes I picked up, can’t wait to wear them all! (Maybe I’ll do a birthday haul post!)
HOPING 
the Blackhawks win tonight! It’s going to be another nail biter I’m sure! 
NEEDING
 to see Maleficent really really badly! 
OBSESSING over the Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony. It’s so gorgeous and nourishing!
WEARING these. So cute!
SMELLING
the Endless Weekend lotion that I just picked up, it’s amazing! 
THINKING about what I should make for lunch tomorrow for me and Marc to take to work.
FEELING happy. :)
FOLLOWING
thewallflowersecrets, Alissa is literally the sweetest girl I’ve met here and she has a lovely blog!

Happy Sunday!
Go Blackhawks! 

05/31/14 | 24 notes

Thanks to Myril of myrilmae007 for taggine me!
My Answers:
Have you ever had an online relationship?No I have not. I&#8217;ve had tons of online friendships over the years though with wonderful people from across the world I would never have been able to meet otherwise! 
What is your first thought when waking up in the morning?How much longer can I stay in bed? Haha!
What is the meanest thing anyone has said about you?When I was in grade school I used to get teased a lot because I had very bad acne. 
How old were you when you received your first kiss?The first time someone tried to make out with me I was in 7th grade. I say try because I kind of just stood there with my eyes wide open because I had no idea what I was supposed to do, haha!
Is there anything that you have done that you regret?There are tons of things that I&#8217;ve done that I regret; namely my freshman year of college. But there&#8217;s not point in dwelling on these things. We have to accept them for what they are, learn from them, and move on.
Who would you want to be tied to for 24hours?Probably Marc. We already live together and spend a ton of time together so being tied to each other probably wouldn&#8217;t be that bad. Plus he&#8217;s a lot taller than me so I&#8217;d just make him do all the walking, haha!
To what would you like to devote more time?I would like to devote more time to cooking. I wish I had a nicer kitchen which would make it more enjoyable, but I just have to wait it out a few more years till we move out of our apartment. 
Who is the most famous person you have ever met?A few years ago I met Rihanna. I have a photo with her and an autograph somewhere but who knows where that is. 
What is the nicest thing someone else has done for you?This isn&#8217;t the #1 thing but the first thing that popped into my head was when I used to dorm Marc would come over and sometimes stay the night in my room but he always ended up getting parking tickets. He used to get so many back then but he still kept on coming! 
What profession have you always admired?I&#8217;ve always really admired service professions. They may not be the most glamorous but I really admire these people&#8217;s dedication and truly hard work.
What is the greatest pain you have ever suffered?Freshman year of college I went through very severe depression. It was one of the hardest times in my life. But I overcame it and I&#8217;m a stronger person for it. I know if I was able to get through that I can get through anything life throws at me.
My Questions:
What is your favorite childhood memory?
When is the last time you received flowers?
What does the perfect day look like to you?
If you could choose to live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
How is your life different today from what you thought it would be like five years ago?
What is something that you are very proud of yourself for?
If you could live in the world of any book, which would you choose? 
What is one food you could not live without?
What is currently your biggest goal you want to achieve? 
If you could give any advice to your younger self, what would it be?
What is your favorite vacation you&#8217;ve been on?
Tagging:
rottenflowr suediaries rebeccabriannee camille-gracetheparisiandreamer bitsofjoyce littlemissnika thewallflowersecrets chasingrv sheiscrazyesha reaptides

Thanks to Myril of myrilmae007 for taggine me!

My Answers:

Have you ever had an online relationship?
No I have not. I’ve had tons of online friendships over the years though with wonderful people from across the world I would never have been able to meet otherwise! 

What is your first thought when waking up in the morning?
How much longer can I stay in bed? Haha!

What is the meanest thing anyone has said about you?
When I was in grade school I used to get teased a lot because I had very bad acne. 

How old were you when you received your first kiss?
The first time someone tried to make out with me I was in 7th grade. I say try because I kind of just stood there with my eyes wide open because I had no idea what I was supposed to do, haha!

Is there anything that you have done that you regret?
There are tons of things that I’ve done that I regret; namely my freshman year of college. But there’s not point in dwelling on these things. We have to accept them for what they are, learn from them, and move on.

Who would you want to be tied to for 24hours?
Probably Marc. We already live together and spend a ton of time together so being tied to each other probably wouldn’t be that bad. Plus he’s a lot taller than me so I’d just make him do all the walking, haha!

To what would you like to devote more time?
I would like to devote more time to cooking. I wish I had a nicer kitchen which would make it more enjoyable, but I just have to wait it out a few more years till we move out of our apartment. 

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
A few years ago I met Rihanna. I have a photo with her and an autograph somewhere but who knows where that is. 

What is the nicest thing someone else has done for you?
This isn’t the #1 thing but the first thing that popped into my head was when I used to dorm Marc would come over and sometimes stay the night in my room but he always ended up getting parking tickets. He used to get so many back then but he still kept on coming! 

What profession have you always admired?
I’ve always really admired service professions. They may not be the most glamorous but I really admire these people’s dedication and truly hard work.

What is the greatest pain you have ever suffered?
Freshman year of college I went through very severe depression. It was one of the hardest times in my life. But I overcame it and I’m a stronger person for it. I know if I was able to get through that I can get through anything life throws at me.

My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  2. When is the last time you received flowers?
  3. What does the perfect day look like to you?
  4. If you could choose to live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  5. How is your life different today from what you thought it would be like five years ago?
  6. What is something that you are very proud of yourself for?
  7. If you could live in the world of any book, which would you choose? 
  8. What is one food you could not live without?
  9. What is currently your biggest goal you want to achieve? 
  10. If you could give any advice to your younger self, what would it be?
  11. What is your favorite vacation you’ve been on?

Tagging:

rottenflowr 
suediaries 
rebeccabriannee 
camille-grace
theparisiandreamer 
bitsofjoyce 
littlemissnika 
thewallflowersecrets 
chasingrv 
sheiscrazyesha 
reaptides

05/30/14 | 30 notes

Hi everyone! How did this week treat you? Mine was pretty uneventful to be quite honest. The highlight of my week was picking up these gorgeous flowers along with lots of fresh fruit from the grocery store. I can’t wait to make some delicious fruit smoothies and to snack on blackberries (my new favorite!) this weekend! Marc and I also got in a few days of gym time and we scheduled a personal training session for each of us for next Saturday, should be a good workout! We managed to get in a bike ride as well since we’ve had perfect weather in the high 60s! 

How will you be spending your weekend? Tonight I will be having dinner with my parents since Marc will be over at a friend’s. Can’t wait, my mom is such a great cook! Tomorrow morning I’m planning on going into work to do some extra hours and then to see Maleficent later in the day with Marc. Sunday morning I have a breakfast date planned with two friends from work which should be lots of fun as well!

Happy weekend! 

05/27/14 | 24 notes

It seems that you guys really enjoyed my photos from the botanic gardens so I decided to share a few more and say thanks to everyone for all the love and support and the tons of lovely messages that you guys send me! It’s very much appreciated! You guys keep me motivated and inspired and I can’t thank you enough!  

Happy Tuesday!