{27 DRESSES} Dress 1: It’s my Birthday

Have you seen that Birthday episode of How I met your Mother, where Lilly goes –



And I am actually excited to be 27! But 26 has been really good to me! I like my job, I love blogging, I really feel like BeingZhenya.com has actually gotten somewhere over the past year, and it’s only going to continue developing and being there for you, to hopefully inspire and encourage you! We got a house, I mean who would’ve thought that a small town girl from Russia would actually be living far far away from home and doing what she loves!

I do get an occasional hater who comments and says – Zhenya, you moved all the way from Russia, now work at a day care, shop at thrift stores, your life sucks. And even though those comments get deleted, I just want to tell you, that life is what you make out of it, and I feel like my life is just beginning now, and it’s wonderful. I hope you all have a wonderful day today, and a wonderful life. And now a few shots from my Birthday that we celebrated with my family yesterday!




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Dress – H&M // Shoes – bought in Russia over 6 years ago o_0

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Love me some ice-cream cake and look! they spelt my name right! (Thank you, Neal and Sandra!)

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Our new silverware! Don’t you just love it! Now say it with me – Sur La Table 😉

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Can’t wait to go sailing!

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Bonfire and s’mores at the end of the day!

How-to: yesterdays bracelet and Happy Birthday to me!

I have the instructions for the bracelet I made yesterday. I have also finished the bracelet and have pictures to prove it 🙂 Hopefully it all helps and you’ll find those useful

And here is the final product

The bracelet stretches, so there is no need for a clasp, it just slides on! Also, I am sorry about the blurry picture, my camera has been acting out today.

And finally:

Have a great weekend everyone, I know I will! And for once I am extremely excited for Monday!

The Beauty of Spring. Happy Birthday Sandra!

It’s my future mother’s in law Birthday today, so I decided to dedicate this post to her, and to the day we got to spend together back in 2009, when we went to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens!

Happy Birthday dear Sandra! Love you so much!

And I hope the rest of you enjoy the pictures of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens!

(You can also compare my hair from almost 2 years ago, and now! There are recent pictures of me in my other posts)