Archive - January 2015

The Road Back to Femininity

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] What is a key factor that makes a woman happy? Is a great successful career? Lot’s of money? A strong healthy relationship? I think it’s all about balance. A woman often

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Oh, Those Background Days

It started quite early again, I woke up at 5.30 for my 7:30 call time in Santa Clarita. Did my morning routine and drove to the location. Today’s sunset was indescribable, bright pink and soft blue were meeting in the middle. It made me think of my favorite colors. I love the color blue which must

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Cauliflower Soup Puree

Soups have always been that type of food that fills you up quickly and doesn’t contain too many calories. I thought that would be a good practice to include soups in my daily meal plan. I would say Borscht soup will always remain my favorite soup, but recently got hooked on pureed soups which are very

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An Immigrant’s Diary, part 11

I waved goodbye to my heart and took a train back to the apartment. I’m so glad I wasn’t alone. My friend that stayed with us was there for me. She was so supportive! I was working an evening shift that day and was glad I had something to do. When I got there I

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An Immigrant’s Diary, part 10

September 14, 2005 Today was the day… The day for me to say goodbye to the love of my life. I woke up early and just looked at his face while he was sleeping. I can’t believe this fairy tale-like love story is going to end today. I live in Russia, you live in South

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New Year’s in Yosemite, day 2

December 31 Our first night in Yosemite. It was pretty cold, I heard some noises, the wind was hard, something was hitting against our tent and I thought it was a bear searching for food. It was quite a “fun” night I must say. The morning was beautiful. Bright blue sky, snowy tops of the

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Just another day as a Background Actor

Today started super early, I woke up at 4am, it was still pretty cold and I didn’t want to get out of bed. I did.  I prayed, took a hot shower, made my hair, did my makeup and left the apartment at 5am for the 6.18am call time all the way down in Manhattan Beach.

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How to stay in Yosemite in winter for cheap

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Yosemite is a beautiful place with grand mountains, clear air and lot’s of outdoorsy things to do. It’s a place to spend a weekend away from the craziness of the city

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New Year’s in Yosemite, day 1

December 30 Hope everyone had a great New Year’s celebration! Konrad and I went to Yosemite. To be honest I didn’t feel like doing it at first as I’m not a big fan of the cold. I really really dislike being cold but I knew it definitely would be something new and something interesting. I

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