Hello! For those of you who are new here, let me re-introduce myself and share a few more things about me that you may (or may not) find interesting 🙂 I like doing those kinds of posts every now and then (and just did one recently actually) and it’s because I am a firm believer in getting to know the person behind the photos. So here goes & keep on reading 🙂
ONE. I am Monika, turning 40 this year (where did the time go??) and I live in Chicago suburbs with my fam of 4! Hello to all the boys mamas out there!
TWO. I am Polish but have lived in the U.S. for almost 21 years now (19 years in Poland). Yes, if you do the math it all adds up to 40 per my point above LOL
THREE. Never lived anywhere else in the U.S. but I never say never! If we lived anywhere else in the U.S., it would probably be in the Colorado/ Utah area and if we lived anywhere else in the world, I would definitely push for Portugal or Spain!
FOUR. I love playing board games, card games, Pictionary, you name it! I get competitive at those things but not to win (I am ok if I lose) but more for the sake of being good at it and getting that answer right 🙂 My kids love playing all kind of games too but my hubs does not so it’s just the 3 of us. And if you ask me, an evening in with family or friends playing games or cards (with a little adult cocktail 🙂 ) is an awesome night in my book!
FIVE. I am not your typical blogger (or influencer) & refuse to blend in and post the kind of stuff everyone else is posting and wearing. I am not saying this to brag or make myself sound special or anything… AND believe me, it doesn’t always work in my favor because I realize that my blogging journey is different and not as FAST paced as that of other bloggers because of it. It feels like I am taking a long way around trying to be different and doing my own thing. I also don’t like being pushy like a salesman and convince people to buy stuff while also knowing that that’s one of the ways I can make money blogging (via commissions, sales, etc.). Let me tell you, for me, it’s so tough to find that balance. I just want to share my love for fashion and color and keep growing creatively because being creative is an extension of my personality and whether I share that via a public platform like a blog or a social media account or not, this is something that will be forever present in my life because that’s just WHO I am, period.
SIX. I am a bit of a rebel; I’ve been like this all my life and the older I get, the more it manifests itself 🙂 And if someone tells me to do something a certain way, more often than not, I’ll do the opposite LOL! It gets me in trouble sometimes and trust me, I’d like to be able to tame it down sometimes but I just can’t help it!
SEVEN. We always have music playing in our house and while my younger son loves it, my older one sometimes goes ‘mommy, can we turn this off? I can’t think’ 🙂 Mind you, we don’t play it loud at all, he just doesn’t always like it on.
EIGHT. Period movies are my thing! Love all the costumes and drama! Recently watched ‘Colette’ with Keira Knightley, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie and ‘Little Women’ also with Saoirse Ronan. Highly recommend watching all 3 if you’re into period movies like I am.
NINE. I’m a bit of a cleaning freak, uff! Wish I cared less about having a clean house but I can’t help it! Plus, cleaning itself calms me down because it keeps my hands and mind occupied in that very moment & it pulls my thoughts away from whatever it is that stressed me out that day or kept me worried. Some meditate, some do yoga, I just clean 🙂
TEN. Interior design is another passion of mine. One day, I would love to find a venue to express it but for now saving things to my Pinterest boards will do 🙂
Hope you enjoyed these little tidbits about me and as always, THANK YOU for visiting my blog! It means A LOT to me and I don’t take it for granted!