From Lviv, With Love

I’ve been meaning to post the wonderful gifts my husband brought home from Ukraine but well, life happens. Never fear, the post is here! (Okay, that was cheesy as all get out, but cute, right?)

I love candles. I’m constantly burning something scented in our home, be it a candle, essential oils, or even just spraying Febreze. When you come home, it should smell like a home; not hot garbage or too clinical like a hospital. It should smell warm and inviting.

My husband brought home several candles for me. The green one smells like earth, very warm and cozy. The stick in the middle crackles as it burns.

The middle one kinda smells like chocolate, very sweet!

The vertical one is actually pretty dope because although it burns hella quickly, it does have a nice, light fragrance to it.


To purchase a candle, click here.

Maks’s cousin and grandmother handpicked a hair accessory for me, which I thought was very cool!

In addition to the wonderful candles and hair accessory, I also received more chocolate than I can handle. There’s something really good about the European chocolate. I honestly like it better than American chocolate.

Gifts for Bear:

Originally I was going to show you this neat little box but well, toddler. So, this is a wooden toy with magnets that Bear can put together. It’s very cool because the wood is quite durable and can withstand numerous play times and tantrums. Highly recommend.

This is throwback to Bear’s polo days when I used to put him in nothing but polos. I guess I wanted a preppy kid? I dunno. But this is very cool. He hasn’t been able to wear it yet because it’s been hotter than the devil’s armpit here in L.A., but I hope he’ll wear it soon.


Finally, this is a very special gift from Maks’s grandmother and his cousin. They personally handmade this as a blessing to Bear. So, we need to find an Ukrainian priest to bless it before we hang it up in our home. I haven’t figured out a place yet, but I think it’ll go in our bedroom.

I hope Bear and I will make a visit to Ukraine for Christmas this year. So, I’m actively working towards that right now. 🙂


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