This will light up your day, I promise

It seems like I’ve suddenly started to promote my country Croatia furiously haha, but I really, really love to watch Eurovision / Eurosong contests. It is one of my guilty pleasures. Don’t tell. 😀

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And this year we are back, participating. With the amazing queen Nina Kraljić, who is so incredibly humble, nice and talented. She is the winner of our first “The Voice” contest. I have no idea how many years I was embarrassed by the songs that were chosen to represent us. But not this year! 🙂

I simply love love love her voice and this song is so magical. It transcends me to a different world, like a dream… I hope you like it as much as I do.

OK, 50% will do. 😛

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And the next second the moment was gone | Ephemeral

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And the next second the Sun was behind the horizon.

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Balloon is filled with a bit of helium. Cat is confused. 😀 (On the balloon it says “Happy Birthday”)

IMG_0358It looked like a storm is coming but the clouds just passed through. (My favorite thing in this photo is the nest you can see in the branches of a tree. Spring is coming and the birds are coming back. Taken today.)

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And finally, my photo of the eclipse taken on a home-made projector from paper. I eliminated light sources in the photo. This, ladies and gentleman is the Solar eclipse of 2015. 😉

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays… I saw the life inside

New.

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What says new beginning more than a sunrise? New Year. New human life. (Read on the whole post 😉 ) My resolution to post more of my photos here. There is and won’t be nothing “new” about this Year if I don’t choose to make it so. 

I love sunrises and it is somewhat rare for me to see them – I am a night owl most of the time. 🙂 So, these moments are very special, especially because I photographed this sunrise when i woke up and not when I was going to bed after all night making love to the internet. 😀

I took it on December 30. It started snowing here on December 27 and it didn’t stop for two days. So I woke up on December 30 and saw sun rays piercing through my blinds. You can see on my header how much I love sunrises (and sunsets) and you can maybe see comparing the two photos how much more south the Sun rises in the winter.

Also, I have a happy news, another new begining. 😀 My cousin, daughter from my father’s sister gave birth to the cutest baby boy yesterday! ❤ They are both fine and this just feels me with joy hehe 😀

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Also, I have been yearning to listen to this song for some reason.

p.s. The title is from the lyrics of the song. 🙂

Interview: ZARA’S BIJOUX

This interview is the second one of my project of presenting young and talented people who make jewelry. It is bilingual what makes it unique here at my blog. First part is on Croatian and second on English.

Ovaj intervju je drugi u mom projektu predstavljanja talentiranih mladih ljudi koji izrađuju nakit. Prvi dio je na hrvatskom, a drugi na engleskom.

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Iza imena “Zara’s Bijoux” krije se skromna i divna žena Dajana koja izrađuje predivne narukvice koje su već osvojile mnoga srca i fanove. Možete ju naći ovdje: ZARA’S BIJOUX. A ja sam Sretna jer donosim na blog naš intervju. ❤

Lijep pozdrav Dajana! Reci nam slobodno nešto o sebi i čime se baviš kad ne izrađuješ nakit?

Lijep pozdrav i tebi. 🙂 Ja sam supruga,majka trogodišnjeg sinčića,pa prema tome se može pretpostaviti što radim kad ne izrađujem nakit. 🙂 Inače,svaki višak vremena provodim izrađujući narukvice.

Ima li ime “Zara’s Bijoux” neko posebno značenje i kako si došla do njega? 

„Zara“ mi je omiljeni brend u kojem se i inače oblačim,pa mi je to prvo palo na pamet u potrazi za imenom svoga nakita.

Kad bi trebala objasniti u jednoj rečenici kakav je nakit “Zara’s Bijoux”, kako bi ona glasila?

„Zara’s Bijoux“ nakit je urban i moderan,ali mi je drago što se sve dobne skupine interesiraju za njega.

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Kako je sve počelo?

Počelo je tako što sam kupila zakovice u nadi kako ću ukrasiti neke stare odjevne predmete,ali je otišlo u sasvim drugom smjeru.Izradila sam par komada narukvica s onim što sam imala kod kuće, stavila na Facebook i tako je krenulo.

Imaš li narukvicu koja nosi titulu tebi najdraže?

Imam više njih koje su mi najdraže. Najviše volim zlato, pa narukvice koje su takve, možda u kombinaciji sa lancem su mi i najdraže. Osobno volim one koje su manje upadljive.

598464_379806222107289_744247617_nČemu se nadaš u budućnosti vezano za izradu nakita i “Zaru Bijoux”?

Iskreno, nemam neka prevelika očekivanja i snove. Neka ide sve svojim tijekom. Uživam u ovome što radim, a kad se dogodi neka lijepa suradnja (kao ova s tobom 🙂 ) ili poslovna ponuda, to mi je samo potvrda kako ono što radim ide u pravome smjeru.

Hvala ti Dajana za divan intervju i želim ti sve najbolje u budućnosti sa tvojim predivnim narukvicama! 🙂

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Behind the name of “Zara’s Bijoux” is a modest and amazing women named Dajana who makes such lovely bracelets with which she won over many hearts and fans. You can find here here: ZARA’S BIJOUX. And I am happy to bring your our interview. ❤

Hi Dajana! Tell us something about yourself and what do you do when you’re not making amazing jewelry?

Hi to you too. 🙂 I am a wife and a mother of a three year old boy, so you can assume what I do when I’m not making jewelry. 🙂 But, every spare moment I have I spend making bracelets.

Does the name “Zara’s Bijoux” has any special meaning and how did that name occur to you?

Well, “Zara” is my favorite brand and I shop there frequently so that was the name I first thought of when naming my own jewelry.

When you would have to explain what kind of a jewelry is under the name “Zara’s Bijoux” in one sentence, what would it be?

“Zara’s Bijoux” jewelry is urban and modern, but I’m also glad every age group is interested in it.

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How it all begun?

It begun when I bought rivets hoping to decorate some old clothes, but it went in completely other direction. I made a couple of bracelets with what I had at home, put it on the Facebook and that’s how it all started.

Do you have a bracelet who carries a title of your favorite?

I have more than one bracelet whom I consider to be my favorite. I prefer gold, so golden bracelets maybe combined with chain are my favorites. Personally, I like the ones that are less flashy.

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What are your hopes in the future with making jewelry and Zara’s Bijoux?

To be honest, I don’t have big expectations and dreams. I let everything go its own pase. I enjoy with what I do, and when some great cooperation happens (like this one with you 🙂 ) or business proposition, that is just a verification that what I do is going in the right direction.

Thank you Dajana for the lovely interview and I wish you all the best with your amazing bracelets!

Global meditation is tomorrow!

I look forward to global meditations on December 12 since I first joined one in 2012. They are always special and beautiful and it is amazing knowing that in the same time (it goes live) thousands and thousands people are listening to the same voice and imagining same things… 🙂 ❤

I used to meditate quite often, when I was attending yoga. I loved visualization we learned at yoga classes. But I have lost that habit, and also the habit of breathing through my stomach – which is this awesome thing you learn with practicing yoga and it helps you to be more relaxed in everyday life. So, I love this opportunities from Master Shift to join again. 🙂

If you love trying something awesome and just wanna relax, do tune in! Two meditation will be held as every year, for west and eastern hemisphere lasting 25 minutes.

More info and exact time of the start of the meditation video can be found via my Facebook page; IVY MOSQUITO and The Master Shift

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