I’m so excited to finally write this post! It’s been way too long, but the wedding preparations are just so insane right now. Absolutely nothing goes according to plan, but I trust the universe will make it perfect. In the mean time, I’m simply grateful for the people I have in my life, trying to be mindful in my relationships with them, and taking good care of myself and everyone around me.
Last week, Tin and Iza invited us over for brunch. We’ve been trying to meet again for ages, and finally we made it! I think it’s super sad that we don’t see our friends for so long. We (and by ‘we’ I mean all of us, even you) tend to confuse our priorities by putting our etc. job first, but not our social bonds. We cannot do our job properly if we’re in a black mood, and to not feel that way we really need to put our relationships first, everything else comes second. And note that we don’t only establish and nourish relationships with other people, in the first place we need to bond with ourselves. Make sure we enjoy inner harmony as well as a balanced ‘outside’ or social life.
Bottom line, you come first. Everything else can wait.
To establish meaningful relationships (and nourish, maintain and care for them) we need two skills; to give consistently, and receive occasionally. We also need to acknowledge that listening is so much more important than talking. Anyone can say the ‘right words’, or have their own opinion, but not anyone can listen, and that is what we all really need – someone who listens to us, and someone we listen to. We don’t always need to say something, or anything, in fact. We just need to show empathy and kindness, and when that is felt words may find their place, and help heal or grow.
Even though we don’t know Tin and Iza very well (yet) I care for them very much. They are beautiful, creative souls with such an inspiring positive view on life. We met through a friend of mine, Taja - Tin is her brother, while Iza is Tin’s girlfriend. Their family shows what family really means, meaning not only the ‘blood bond’, but also the feeling of belonging, acceptance, and harmony.
So guys let’s get our priorities straight. Let’s figure out what we really want, who we really want to be(come). Make meaningful and mindful choices in life, regarding the outside world as well as what’s going on within us.
Tin is also an excellent chef! When we came over the perfect brunch was served. Poached eggs, salmon, avocado – everything I enjoy so much! Not to mention their home. Once you’re in harmony with yourself everything else around you falls into place. I mean just look at their home!
Dragi moji vsi ♡
Danes malo drugačna objava. Gospa Jolanda, pri kateri sva pred dobre pol leta našla Rino in Kenza spet oddaja mucke. Jolanda je posvetila svoje življenje tem krasnim živalicam. Rešuje jih s cest in domov s slabo oskrbo, a za vse te 'najdenčke' žal sama nima prostora. Vsi mucki in mucke so sterilizirani, razglistani in popolnoma zdravi, in zdaj čakajo na topel dom za vedno. To objavo pišem za to, ker želim tej čudoviti gospe pomagati pri njenem poslanstvu - poiskati dom za najdene mucke.
Ko sva se z Žigo lansko poletje selila, sva posvojila tudi dva mucka. Dva mucka brez družine in doma, dva mucka, ki bi sicer končala kdo ve kje. Zdaj smo družina. Zdaj imamo skupen dom, katerega vsak dan polnita z zabavo, hvaležnostjo, ljubeznijo in toplino. Zdaj sta ljubljena, in ljubljena sva tudi midva z Žigo. No, kar želim povedati je, da si vsi zaslužimo iskren objem, nasmejan 'dobro jutro' in moker cmok na lička.
Prejšnji teden sem se odpeljala k Jolandi, ki se je ravno preselila. Zdaj živi v hiši na hribu, brez avtomobilov in mestnega tempa. Prečudovito je. Takoj, ko sem vstopila me je gledalo nešteto parov majhnih oči - izpod kavča, za zaveso, na omari. Vse te oči so v meni iskale dom. Danes pišem to objavo in vas s tem prosim: če ima kdo prostor za klopčič zabave in ljubezni naj me prosim kontaktira (facebook, instagram ali mail). Iz srca vam bom hvaležna tudi, če boste objavo delili s prijatelji, in tako muckom s skupnimi močmi poiščemo njihov 'dom za vedno'.
Želim vam prelep snežen vikend, in se vam že v naprej zahvaljujem za vso pomoč!
Se tipkamo ♡
What are you up to this week? Whatever it is, I hope you have a good time. I sure will! I have so many cool things to do this week - some events, photo sessions, workouts, Žiga and I are celebrating our fifth anniversary, we're hosting a housewarming party,.. to conclude: there's an awesome week ahead of me.
But I also had a blast last week! Among other things, I had a photo session with my dear friend, and a great photographer, Taja Košir Popovič, and the pics are amazing! We were shooting in my home, and at one point Taja said how scandinavian the whole design is, which was a great compliment for me. I cannot say I don't agree, after all my taste for interiors really does lean strongly towards the scandinavian minimalism.
The reason for that lies within my interest in the japanese culture, and the 'less is more' rule, the 'keeping it pure' philosophy. I like to reflect my inner self in the space I spend my time in. For me to feel comfortable in a room it needs to fall into place with the shape of my thoughts and feelings. It is very important to me I feel the calm of the room. My head is a very loud place, and a clean, uncomplicated space helps my thoughts get back into place. Another thing that is better than any therapy are my cats. Kenzo and Rina are guardians of my soul, they make sure all the pieces stay intact. They fill the emptiest room with pure love and positive energy. They make our home a home♡
Stay tuned tomorrow for a post about an amazing project I have had the pprivilige to be a part of!
Talk soon, x
Yesterday my boyfriend took me on a date to a somewhat new place in Kranj, Slovenia, called Panorama Stara Pošta. I AM IN LOVE. Yes, of course with Žiga, but with that place also!! You all know my passion for interior design, and I have to say - this place is the dream. The jungle vibes mixed with scandinavian design, gorgeous!
Anyway, we had tapas and toast, mint lemonade, and THE best dessert ever. The panna cotta I can't even describe, and the cupcake was a chocolate lover's dream (yes, I almost injected myself with it). So bottom line the food is amazing, the vibe is perfect, and the staff is professional. I got the feeling I was somewhere aborad - you don't get many places like this in Slovenia. Definitely worth checking out!
How are things? Well, I hope. I'm doing good, there's so much going on in my life right now! Those of you who follow me on instagram (@ninastanic), already know the news:
1: MY BOYFRIEND AND I MOVED IN TO A NEW HOME
2: WE ADOPTED 2 KITTENS
I can't even tell you how happy I am. And because we don't have a wireless connection at our house yet, we haven't really been active on social media or our blogs in the past few weeks. But what we DID do is film. Žiga filmed our first day at out new house, and here's the vlog:
And now some more details.
I love the house, I love how the light shines from the attic stairway on to the first floor in the morning, I love making breakfast in our cozy kitchen, I love the hot bubble baths; I could go on forever. I feel like I've been living here for a long time - after just one week I feel at home. I feel it's where I belong, and where I am happy.
And I think a big part of that feeling is created by our beautiful kittens Kenzo and Rina. Even as a child I always wanted a cat, and now my life long wish has come true. There are no words that can describe my happiness and love for those two tiny furry magical beings.
It has been, and still is, a wonderful, unforgettable experience, but I can't say it isn't stressful. It's hard for me to adapt in such a short time, and my sub conscience is making me quite nervous - but that's normal, I suppose. I feel true happiness and satisfaction here, and I can't wait to spend time with my family. The recipe for my happiness is simple: Žiga and the kittens. It is all I want, it is all I need.
Anyway, I'll be back soon with a new post on how we decorated the place (you can see most of it in the vlog, but I'll tell you all in detail here), a post about my health status, and some cool recipes.
If you have any questions about this post, or suggestions on what you'd like to read about in the next posts, please feel free to drop them in my inbox!
I'm looking forward to hearing from you!