Sometimes all you need is a cup of tea, some cookies and a friendly ear who will listen to all the stuff you have to say, to make your life a little bit easier. I am lucky enough to have friends like that, friends that make me forget about all the crappy thing going on in my life. Or talk about them, which also helps. Thank you. *

By the way, have you noticed the sun outside? I have. It blinded me today when I was writing my economic analysis of law paper. It made me so happy, because it was a BIG sign that the spring is coming. And since it's Mardi Gras this weekend, it's the perfect time for sun to chase the winter away.

Do you celebrate Mardi Gras, the "European Halloween", or pust as we call it in Slovenia? It's the holiday where groups of people dress themselves up and scare away the winter. Like the French name says it's mainly celebrated on Tuesday, but here, we celebrate it also on Friday and Saturday before that Tuesday. And then on Wednesday you bury it. Or something like that.

My favorite thing about pust are still (possibly home-made) donuts. Or any other festive food. I love it. So you can imagine what kind of weekend I will have. Yup, a cheating one. Hehe. But also, it's gonna be my first month after I started working out in the gym, so it's gonna be time to do some measuring and see if there is any progress. I am excited about everything. Of course I will first measure myself and then, if I will be satisfied enough, reward myself with donuts. Yum!

How are your new year's resolutions going and will/do you celebrate pust (Mardi Gras)?

Love, Kaja. ♥


Remember the post about my new year's resolutions? I do. And I know one of them: taking photos with my Canon camera. I didn't get to that until today, just because I didn't have anything to take photos of. And here is my first Canon photo this year. Edited with Picasa.

I made lemon version of my cheesecake (you can get the recipe here), just because it was the weekend and I was feeling like eating it. Of course, as usually, I experimented with something and this time it was the bottom (dough). I used different kind of cookies (Leibniz Cereal Biscuit) and I have to admit that the cheesecake was better than ever, even though I was freaking out, because I didn't know if the bottom is going to stay together or fall apart in the end. Well, it stayed together and it was delicious! I didn't do anything special with the cream, just added a drop of lemon essence and topped the cake with pieces of lemon, as you can see. And that's all. From me. For now.

I wish you all a nice rest of this Sunday and a great start of the week tomorrow.

Love, Kaja. ♥


Sabina from Sabina's Little Happy Place nominated me for this award a long time ago (thank you), but I just didn't take the time to write it. So here we go. Finally.

The rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back up to their blog 
2. State 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer
6. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Facts about me:

1. I am drinking beer at the moment.
2. My hair is purple at the ends.
3. I love Spotify.
4. I had enough of winter.
5. I want to go back to Sweden, at least to see the people I miss soooo much.
6. I recently joined the gym.
7. I am a cats person.
8. I miss my boyfriend.
9. I want to finish my bachelor's degree as soon as possible.
10. I don't care about the Olympic games this year.
11. I'm starting to like dark beer.

By the way, I wrote this on Sunday, so maybe some of the answers are not really week-day appropriate. ;)

Questions for me:

1. What do you think are your best qualities? Optimism, honestly and reliability.
2. How do you cope with stress? I am sweating it out in the gym.
3. Favourite ice cream? Ben & Jerry's. Any flavour honestly.
4. Which mistake you could not forgive your boyfriend/girlfriend or friend? Cheating.
5. What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep? Play Candy Crush.
6. What are your top 3 favourite lipsticks? Sephora Rouge Love Test, Topshop Boom Boom and Oriflame Lipmania Rock Star Pink.
7. What is your favourite book of all times? Not sure. The Notebook I guess.
8. Which food do you absolutely hate? Raw vegetables.
9. Who is the sexiest actor to you? Ryan Gosling.
10. If you could go live anywhere on the world, where would you go and why? I still haven't found the perfect place for me, but I guess if you could bring the warm Mediterranean weather to Sweden, that would be it.
11. If you could eat one particular food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza. Definitely.


And now I am gonna break the rules. That's the point of the rules, isn't it? Unfortunately, I don't know 11 "new" bloggers, that I could nominate, because most of the ones I know, have already been nominated. So I am gonna nominate as many bloggers as I can think of:

1. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
2. The ugly truth or sweet lies?
3. Erasmus HBD =)
4. Crayons and Beads.
5. The good thing of the day. :)
6. Lovely moments of my life
7. Fun in the Meantime
8. Casual Martini
9. Beauty of a Lemon

Questions for you:

1. White winter or a winter without snow?
2. Favourite movie in 2013.
3. Favourite song at the moment.
4. If you have a smart phone, what is your favourite app? If you don't have one, why not?
5. You just won a jackpot (1 million € or $ or SEK or whatever). Which 3 thing would you buy first or would you donate the money (be honest).
6. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?
7. 3 favourite nail polishes.
8. What is your favourite beauty product at the moment.
9. Music, movies (series, random TV shows also count) or books?
10. If you would have to decorate an apartment, what kind of style would you use, modern, minimalistic, vintage...?
11. Sometimes life gets hard. What gets you through those hard moments?

Love, Kaja. ♥


I saw this tag on some blogs throughout last few weeks (one, two, three), so I decided to do it myself.

Where is you cell phone? Here
Your partner? Athlete
You hair? Purple
Your mother? Home
Your father? Also
Your favourite material object? iPhone
Your dream from last night? Forgotten
Your favourite drink? Gin
Your dream car? Volvo
The room in which you are right now? Bedroom
Your ex? Annoying
Your fear? Grasshoppers
What do you want to be in 10 years? Successful
Who did you spend last night with? Myself
What are you not? Hungry
What did you do last night? Slept
What's the last thing you did before this? Party
What are you wearing? Bunnies
Your favourite book? Notebook
The last thing you ate? PannaCotta
Your life? Beautiful
Your mood? Changing
Your friends? Amazing
What are you thinking about right now? Nothing
What are you doing now? Typing
Your summer? Far
What's on your TV? Nothing
The last time you laughed? Today
The last time you cried? Same
School? Ending
What are you listening to? Lorde
Your favourite weekend activity? Partying
Dream job? Fun
Your computer? Slow
Just outside your window? Darkness
Beer? Soon
Mexican food? Sometimes
Winter? White
Religion? None
Vacation? Always
On your bed? Me
Love? Forever

Of course I tag all of the bloggers that read this and find it interesting.

By the way, I wrote this on Sunday, so maybe some of the answers are not really week-day appropriate. ;)

Love, Kaja. ♥


Even though the weather is not changing, Ljubljana is still "covered" with snow and parts of Slovenia still don't have electricity, because the ice destroyed the electric poles, I decided it's time for some changes in my life. I realized I love all the food too much so I don't want to deprive myself from all the delicious and not-so-healthy food I enjoy from time to time. But I still have to burn it somehow, because I definitely want to be proud to show my body this summer and enjoy the sun, the outside parties and festivals in my bikinis without any shame.

I started going to the gym that is located 10 minutes of walking away from my apartment. For now I am doing everything, cardio + machines for all the muscles (or for the problematic ones, but I guess all of them are a problem for me at the moment, heh). I also started eating better, at least during the week. More fruit, more nuts, no junk. Weekends are more problematic I think, since I can't really delegate what my mum or mother-in-law makes for lunch. BUT, my childhood room has recently been turned in a small home gym, so I don't have an excuse not to exercise also during the weekend now. For now, I am really motivated, even though some of the muscles still hurt from the yesterday's exercise. But it is gonna get better. I hope. And I can't wait for the results after a month, two, three...

Love, Kaja. ♥


I guess it's time for this. Time to say something about the whole Erasmus experience and to say thanks to all everybody that contributed to the experience. Honestly, doing an Erasmus exchange was the best decision I have made so far. These last 6 months have been amazing. So many new places, new experience, new people. People that I will hopefully see again soon and who will stay in my heart forever. I am going to try to say thanks to all of you and I deeply apologize in advance in case I forget somebody.

Thank you (the order is random)
  • My mentor group (all the great mentors and all the fun co-members) who helped me get through first two or three weeks and of course for organizing all the fun events we had together (especially the sittning).
  • Maria and Nikta for helping me survive the first day. Maybe it wasn't noticeable, but I was freaking out. So thank you for making it amazing from the very start.
  • Michiel for crazy partying, long talks and liking my food (if I am not mistaking, you still owe me a lunch).
  • Hanna for liking me instantly, getting tipsy sharing a strong cider and telling me all you dirty secrets. And of course for letting me share all of mine with you. And for all the amazing afternoons, nights, chats and all the rest. It wouldn't be the same without you.
  • Sarah for being the best class mate in all of the classes, for long talks about interesting (and sometimes strange) topics, for the trip to Göteborg and for the sweetest goodbye pastry in world.
  • Nina for being the only non-parent person that visited me and for drinking all that gin with me.
  • Andraž for being the best boyfriend, for not being too jealous because all the gorgeous Swedish boys, for not missing me too much and for spending the holidays with me in Malmö.
  • All the (current and ex) ESS people (Ainize, Alexandra, Stephanie, Aurelien, Erik, Nuno, Steve, Odei and all the rest) because you know how to party and you excepted me in your fun group.
  • Masami and Garry for hosting amazing dinners and making DELICIOUS food. Hope to see you again soon in Slovenia.
  • Everybody that came to my last dinner, because you all made my last weekend perfect and made my departure even harder (by the way, James, breaking glass brings luck, so I guess I have to thank you for not having any problems on my travel home).
  • Nice Starbucks baristas for writing my name correctly and for speaking (slow) Swedish with me.
  • Metka for bringing more life to the apartment from time to time.
  • My readers for convincing me I should continue writing my blog even when I am back home.
  • Simon for being as strange as he can be. :D
  • Sweden for being an amazing country and not at all cold (ok, just a little bit in the end) and rainy as I thought you would be.

And the BIGGEST thank you to
  • The best big brother on the planet, Miha, for sharing his apartment with me, for cooking the best food, for liking my cooking, for taking me to parties with him and for letting me meet his amazing co-workers. I hope I wasn't a big burden and that you're gonna miss me now that I'm gone. ;)
  • And last but not least, my awesome parents, for the encouragement, for not missing me too much and for the financial support. I could not at all do it without you.
I think this is it. It was awesome. Thank you all.

Love, Kaja. ♥


Time to eat healthier. Whole-grain wheat pancakes for example. And a banana and some home-made strawberry jam as a side. Yum!

Used (for 5-6 pancakes):
  • 1 cup of whole-wheat flour (cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
I mixed everything in a bowl with a fork. I baked them in a non-stick pan, so I didn't use any butter or oil or any other fat. A healthy and delicious idea for breakfast.

Polnozrnate palačinke so odlična ideja za zdrav zajtrk. Če zraven pojemo še eno banano in malo domače jagodne marmelade so pa še toliko boljše.

Uporabila sem (za 5-6 palačink):
  • 1 skodelico polnozrnate moke (skodelica = 250 ml)
  • 1 jajce
  • 1 skodelico mleka
  • 3 čajne žličke rjavega sladkorja
  • 1 čajno žličko sode bikarbone
Z vilco sem vse sestavine zmešala v skledi. Pekla sem jih na teflonski ponvi in nisem uporabila čisto nič maščobe (masla ali olja).

Love, Kaja. ♥