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Sunday, 6 January 2019


When life falls apart some would say: ''if life gives you lemons make lemonade''.... Probably when life falls apart we start looking for inspiration  quotes and looking and doing everything to make us feel better and happier. Looking for something or anything...  drinking and going out and relying on friends and family's advises just to make us a little bit better in hopes to restore our self's in the near future. And this is the time when people in general start feeling free to give advises (most likely things they need to do themselves or they secretly want to do these things) Join a class! GO OUT!  Put a dress and a lipstick on! Meet new people! Find new hobbies! And so on and on... I find this quite exhausting to be honest. If you want to do these thing by all means DO but if you don't than DON'T do it just to make other people happier and validated through you.  Most people look for soothing outside of themselves rather than INSIDE themselves.  I see it as wound underneath the plaster we mask it so it's not there and if we take it of and look at it and it needs to be disinfected so it does not get infected that stings and stings like hell! To be honest 2018 was crazy for me and I could not wait until the end of it. However, I ended up showing gratitude and appreciating for the last year in the end. I am grateful for the lessons 2018 has given me. One of them is doing what I WANT to do not others. I am still learning to say no and not feeling bad about it. How many times i have said yes to things i did not want to do just to please others? Just because I felt I should do it ... HUNDREDS!!! I think most of us do that just because we feel validated by others... It's kind of shooting own-self in the foot. We living our life through others so when are we going to start living our own life? So that was really turning point for me realising I want to live  my own life and this is than I stopped giving advises to people and started looking for what I want to do. And I realised I will disappoint people along the way by not doing what they want me to do in my life. Advise is a reflection of the giver not of the taker. Of course it's different than we seek to learn and get information of something with genuine interest or share same values. But if people don't asked for advise... THEY DON'T NEED ONE!
I had loads of ideas of which direction my blog is going to go and things I want to write but today I just felt an urge to write this. I wasn't sure how it is going to turn out but this is me doing spontaneously what I want to do without overthinking. I guess what I wanted to say by this I choose to be validated by ME and my wishes for others for 2019 to stop giving advises :)

With LOVE, Justina

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Collaboration Offer

Collaboration offer

Hey everyone,

I have an idea about a little project for my blog and I thought I would put it out here on my blog who I am looking to collaborate with on non-sponsored post or posts depending how the project goes :))
I am looking for companies to get in touch who have equipment for measuring air quality, Co2 and Pm. I am also looking for people to get in touch who are selling plants and also working with or selling air purifiers. Get in touch via e-mail organicsnickers@gmail.com

Looking forward to hear from you!

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Power of Plants

The Power of Plants
 I recently got an email from some company saying that 15 of January is the most depressing day of the year and most holidays will be booked today to make ourselves feel better. I don't think I red most of that email and I am not really sure what was the purpose of it but the fact that struck me the most that people feel bad  this time of year. I am not going to talk about depression today however I would like to talk about health, mainly the immune system. I made quite few realisations today about my blog which I am happy about. I realised as a lifestyle blogger I am moving into more natural lifestyle living which before my niche was very generic and I didn't knew which way to go.  
Most people over the holiday season were struck by cold and flu and it was very chesty and still is for some people. I got this Echinaforce Hot Drink as a present just in case :) What I like about it that it suggest that it helps to stop spreading the viruses. So when my boyfriend fell ill on Christmas day we both drank it and he was coughing quite badly but me I was fine and I didn't catch it! I can't say that it would work all the time in the future I am only speaking for this last 3 weeks which I feel worked for us. We did not take the full dose up to 5 times a day as for both of us wouldn't of last very long but we took on the need and where was one day I felt bit feverish and I had I think 2 or 3 cups and next morning I was well again. I would definitely get it in the future as part of cold and flu treatment plus it has a pleasant taste.  I don't know much about Echincea but I know that elderberry is amazing and I have tried lots of different immunity boosting products, however I always find that elderberry makes huge difference in my immunity and the only time I notice the effects than I take it. Maybe were is something in it  that I lack which definitely works for me. Overall, I would recommend the product in addition of fighting cold's and flues and it has a pleasant soothing affect.  

The Power of Plants

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Beautiful Outdoor Outfit

 In a cold slushy winter it can be hard to stay sassy. For me it's important to know what I want and what I am looking for and once I come across I just know that this is it!  This is exactly what happened with my coat which I am madly in love with right now:) I have been looking for the right coat for couple years at least as I had few requirements: it had to be long so  can wear a skirt or a dress without looking ridiculous, warm, it had to do up to the neck as most coats now has an open chest or has only a belt... and most importantly I had to like it :)  This look I am calling a Russian Chick:) Actually, when I first moved to the UK few people called me a Russian chick at a time I am not sure if I like it but right now 10 years later I feel quite sentimental. I am sure that I have more looks to put together with this amazing coat!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Made To Do More

Made To Do More

As 2018 is fast approaching have you started thinking of your New Year resolutions? It always bugs me that question: what I am going to do with my life? And that feeling that I must to do more is always there. I just found out that 64% of people who live in Brighton are entrepreneurial minded. Wow, that's a lot and it is the lead in the UK! YOU GO BRIGHTON!!! I can't say that I am very surprised as I know quite a few people who have started working and creating businesses for themselves. Mainly artists and creative people (proud friend :)). I guess the more people you know who have done it the more inspiring it becomes to do it yourself. You can do a little quiz HERE to find out more about yourself. My results: All Rounder which means flexible. I am happy with my result as that's what I thought of myself :)
Made To Do More

Who reads my blog and my twitter knows my struggles with my job...and my wish for myself and others for 2018 is to be a little braver, know your worth and be able to stand up when you are knocked down! I really wish myself to figure out what should I do as I want to be in happy, calm work environment. I wish for all of us to be in a happy fulfilling space doing whatever we want to do, as life is short we should enjoy the journey we are on. You can read inspiring blog post Are you made to do more? HERE. To be honest I believe I am made to do more I just need to grab the opportunities which come my way. I always support people with ideas as trying things out is the way to move forward. We will never know how successful we can be if we won't try things out and things which don't work out take it as a lesson for the future. It is still a positive thing :) .

I hope this blog post will inspire you to make a happy journey for yourself.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Yesterday my blogmas was about female health which I think is very important. However, today I decided to relax a little more into Christmas and have a little Chrismasy spirit in the house. I have to admit I never prepare for Christmas in advance. There are a few reasons for that: number 1 is I don't really have time for it. I am sure someone would say how can you can not have time for Christmas?! Well, I work full time. Next I don't really like to prepare in advance; for me it's more special to start getting ready in December. The longer I wait the more precious it becomes:)  And I love the smell of mulled wine and all the spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It gives that instant lift in the house. I am sure everyone does it it slightly differently. I just do it in my own style, the same style I cook: I put a little bit of everything :))) I used whole nut meg, cinnamon, cloves , cranberries, forest honey, 2 oranges and red wine and it turned out yummy :) I actually remembered last summer than I thought of having some mulled wine and that I said to myself that I must wait for holiday season! lol I am glad I did! In the meantime Hazel decided to rip apart  Christmas paper table cloth and make herself a bed out of it :))
Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Making It Special - Mulled Wine

Thank you for reading!
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