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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Hi everyone! I feel like I always have so much going on in my life and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be slowing down any time soon, quite the opposite actually! So, I’m going to try and do a better job of finding time to squeeze in my hobbies, namely photography, blogging, and crafting into the daily hustle and bustle of my life. So, here’s what’s been going lately:
I’m currently on “spring” break (it snowed yesterday!) and I have 3 weeks of classes left before summer break during which I’ll be taking two classes: life span developmental psychology and medical terminology (which is an online class). Luckily classes don’t start till June so I’ll have a one month break in between. Even more exciting though, I’ll finally be applying to nursing school either at the end of this semester or at the end of the summer semester, depending on how happy I am with my GPA at the end of this term. I’m finally closing in on the the finish line and I’m both slightly terrified and very excited!
In other news Marc and I have started going to the gym about 5 times a week. We’ve been going for over a month now and we’ve really been able to incorporate it into our daily routine. It seems as though we’re both more motivated to go work out at the gym rather than to do it at home. I suppose it comes down to the fact that at home there are so many distractions that it makes it easy to get sidetracked, whereas at the gym there really is no excuse. It’s been surprisingly easy to keep up with going to the gym on a daily basis and it also helps that we’re doing this together because it keeps us accountable. It also gives me a great sense of accomplishment and makes me feel proud for pushing myself to be the person that I want to be. So far I’m down 7 lbs, 8 more to go till my first goal! 
Here’s to being happy and healthy!Happy Wednesday everyone! 
P.S. I’m hoping to be more active in the blogging community again, so keep an eye out for future posts! 

Hi everyone! I feel like I always have so much going on in my life and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be slowing down any time soon, quite the opposite actually! So, I’m going to try and do a better job of finding time to squeeze in my hobbies, namely photography, blogging, and crafting into the daily hustle and bustle of my life. So, here’s what’s been going lately:

I’m currently on “spring” break (it snowed yesterday!) and I have 3 weeks of classes left before summer break during which I’ll be taking two classes: life span developmental psychology and medical terminology (which is an online class). Luckily classes don’t start till June so I’ll have a one month break in between. Even more exciting though, I’ll finally be applying to nursing school either at the end of this semester or at the end of the summer semester, depending on how happy I am with my GPA at the end of this term. I’m finally closing in on the the finish line and I’m both slightly terrified and very excited!

In other news Marc and I have started going to the gym about 5 times a week. We’ve been going for over a month now and we’ve really been able to incorporate it into our daily routine. It seems as though we’re both more motivated to go work out at the gym rather than to do it at home. I suppose it comes down to the fact that at home there are so many distractions that it makes it easy to get sidetracked, whereas at the gym there really is no excuse. It’s been surprisingly easy to keep up with going to the gym on a daily basis and it also helps that we’re doing this together because it keeps us accountable. It also gives me a great sense of accomplishment and makes me feel proud for pushing myself to be the person that I want to be. So far I’m down 7 lbs, 8 more to go till my first goal! 

Here’s to being happy and healthy!
Happy Wednesday everyone! 

P.S. I’m hoping to be more active in the blogging community again, so keep an eye out for future posts! 

04/16/14 | 13 notes

001. I was finally able to spend some time outside with the kittens and enjoy some long awaited sunshine.
002. Isabella and I went shopping and I found this amazing whale beach towel I just couldn’t leave behind, I can’t resist anything with a whale print! 
003. April Julep box: Caitlin + Mariska. I haven’t tried either yet but I love this color combination!
004. Spent the afternoon baking pink mini cupcakes with Isabella. So cute and so delicious, I definitely had a few too many! 
005. No matter what kind of day I’m having nothing warms my heart like these two sleeping together. ♥
006. Dinner + ice cream brownie sundaes with Marc and his family.
007. Sushi dinner with boyfriend. We tried a new sushi place a bit closer to our apartment and it was really great! For desert we had green tea ice cream and a chocolate lava cake. So delicious! 
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001. I was finally able to spend some time outside with the kittens and enjoy some long awaited sunshine.

002. Isabella and I went shopping and I found this amazing whale beach towel I just couldn’t leave behind, I can’t resist anything with a whale print! 

003. April Julep box: Caitlin + Mariska. I haven’t tried either yet but I love this color combination!

004. Spent the afternoon baking pink mini cupcakes with Isabella. So cute and so delicious, I definitely had a few too many! 

005. No matter what kind of day I’m having nothing warms my heart like these two sleeping together. ♥

006. Dinner + ice cream brownie sundaes with Marc and his family.

007. Sushi dinner with boyfriend. We tried a new sushi place a bit closer to our apartment and it was really great! For desert we had green tea ice cream and a chocolate lava cake. So delicious! 

Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my 100 Happy Days updates!

04/06/14 | 15 notes

Hi everyone! Today I’m starting the 100 Happy Days challenge. I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately, as you can see from my lack of posts, so I think this is the perfect time for me to start this project. Not only does it combine my love of photography but it’ll allow me to find the silver lining in each and every day.

You can also follow along with my project on Instagram or my personal blog.

Day 001: Spending time outside with the kittens enjoying the sunshine (continue reading).  

03/31/14 | 14 notes

Hi everyone! Today has been a rough one. Tobias kept us up most of the night and this morning I woke up with a pretty bad migraine. But since I had a quiz this morning I had no choice but to get out of bed and go to class. But the longer I sat there the worse my head ached and the fluorescent lights certainly weren’t helping. I decided that there was no way I was going to be able to sit through my 4 hour break and then my 3 hour class so I came back home. I also hadn’t eaten breakfast, which I’m sure wasn’t helping the situation, but thankfully my dad was home.
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Hi everyone! Today has been a rough one. Tobias kept us up most of the night and this morning I woke up with a pretty bad migraine. But since I had a quiz this morning I had no choice but to get out of bed and go to class. But the longer I sat there the worse my head ached and the fluorescent lights certainly weren’t helping. I decided that there was no way I was going to be able to sit through my 4 hour break and then my 3 hour class so I came back home. I also hadn’t eaten breakfast, which I’m sure wasn’t helping the situation, but thankfully my dad was home.

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03/04/14 | 9 notes

Hi everyone! Today I had a really great day with my forever best friend Isabella. We met in 5th grade and went to school together all the way up to 8th grade. We then both went to different high schools and eventually different colleges. BUT, this year I transferred to her school where we were lucky enough to enroll in a class together! It’s been fun picking her up in the mornings, sitting next to each other in class just like in 8th grade, and going shopping in between our classes.
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Hi everyone! Today I had a really great day with my forever best friend Isabella. We met in 5th grade and went to school together all the way up to 8th grade. We then both went to different high schools and eventually different colleges. BUT, this year I transferred to her school where we were lucky enough to enroll in a class together! It’s been fun picking her up in the mornings, sitting next to each other in class just like in 8th grade, and going shopping in between our classes.

Continue reading here.

02/27/14 | 14 notes

Hi everyone! Last week I found out that my clinic is looking to hire a new employee for the front desk. So I thought why not throw my name into the mix? Not that I’m qualified for the position yet, but since I’m already an employee I thought it couldn’t hurt. So while we’ll still be hiring someone to fill the position, my doctor and my manager decided that they’ll start training me to help with the front desk!
Continue reading here.

Hi everyone! Last week I found out that my clinic is looking to hire a new employee for the front desk. So I thought why not throw my name into the mix? Not that I’m qualified for the position yet, but since I’m already an employee I thought it couldn’t hurt. So while we’ll still be hiring someone to fill the position, my doctor and my manager decided that they’ll start training me to help with the front desk!

Continue reading here.

02/25/14 | 10 notes

Hi everyone! Today I planted flowers. They have these really great mini flower pots in Target and I couldn’t resist bringing one home with me.

Things I’m looking forward to this upcoming week:
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02/22/14 | 10 notes

Hi everyone! I think I’m starting to go a little crazy with all this below 0° winter weather this year so lately I’ve been looking for ways to bring a little spring into my life. Last week I picked up a gorgeous bunch of daffodils and this week I’ve decided to finally put together this yarn wreath I’ve been planning on making for ages!

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02/17/14 | 19 notes

Hi everyone! I hope that all of you had a lovely valentine’s day! This year Marc and I decided to plan a little staycation so that we could spend a little time on our own. So we booked a room downtown at The Wit and made reservations for dinner at Union Sushi. 

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02/16/14 | 14 notes

Hi everyone! Yesterday I brought home with me this gorgeous bunch of unbloomed daffodils as part of theJanuary Cure; which I started fashionably late on February 6th. Better late than never, right? I’ve really been enjoying watching them slowly bloom one by one and bringing with them a little touch of spring into our apartment.
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Hi everyone! Yesterday I brought home with me this gorgeous bunch of unbloomed daffodils as part of theJanuary Cure; which I started fashionably late on February 6th. Better late than never, right? I’ve really been enjoying watching them slowly bloom one by one and bringing with them a little touch of spring into our apartment.

Continue reading here.

02/09/14 | 7 notes