Me

The face behind the words
Alina Ghost wedding
My blog started long before I had the guts to start a website. In fact, I grew up with a pretty picture in my mind. It was a vision of my own fairytale home in which I lived happily ever after.
In 2014, my husband and I bought our first house and we couldn’t be happier. Living in the outskirts of London, in the suburban area of Essex, I’ve fallen in love with country living.
So, after being born in Russia and moving to Israel when I was 1, then moving again to England at primary school age, I finally feel like I’ve found where I’m meant to be.

What You Can Expect


I'm a 'hands on' person. My family didn’t have much money when I was growing up so I learnt to make and create on a budget from a very young age.

I wanted a lifestyle blog that’s useful so you’ll find loads of How To guides, video tutorials, DIY, crafts and upcycling posts as well as things that I generally enjoy, such as styling and decorating, fashion and beauty inspiration, books and travel.
Here's my favourite upcycling project where I upcycled a writing bureau:

upcycled writing bureau
I also made this midi skirt for the UK Blog Awards 2016, which was my third time as a lifestyle category judge. Here's tutorial with a video on how you can sew one yourself:

skirt sewing tutorial
You can definitely expect to see my own photography, ideas and inspiration.

About Me, At This Very Moment


(Updated; Nov 2020) I am on maternity leave from a digital marketing job in SEO (search engine optimisation.) This is my creative outlet, which I plan to grow again after a big pause. I’m married to the love of my life, I have a huge white German Shepherd dog and the cutest baby boy. Oh, I also own a pet tortoise.

My style is simple yet stylish. I'm obsessed with jumpers and dresses don't suit me much. I have recently tried to get out of my comfort zone though and started experimenting with colour, texture and pattern.

Achievements

Winner | Best Interiors Blog – Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014
Runner Up | Best Home Blog – Next Blog Awards 2015
Lifestyle Category Judge - UK Blog Awards 2014 | 2015 | 2016
Featured in Period Living Magazine & Cosmopolitan Magazine.

My YouTube Channel


About Me Posts

Selfies & cheeky, self-centric dabblings