Tests and Cats.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hi everyone! I've finally submitted my application to my (hopefully!) future nursing school! I'll be taking my HESI entrance exam next Tuesday so I've taken the week off of work in order to study and prepare! I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried. Admittedly, I don't have a 4.0 GPA but my adviser told me that as long as I do well on the exam I shouldn't have anything to worry about. So, you know, no pressure! Wish me luck you guys because I'm stressing out over here!

I leave you with a photo of Tobias. He's spent all day bugging me for attention! I swear it's because he knows I'm busy!
Happy Wednesday!

From the Weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hi everyone! Unfortunately the weekend has passed and today was my first day back to class! I spent my weekend preparing myself and going on a shopping trip with my little cousin for school supplies. She's going to be starting her sophomore year of high school next week, which seriously blows my mind!

Aside from getting ready for school we've had atrocious weather here! We had a really big storm on Saturday and a small portion of our apartment flooded. Nothing major, thankfully nothing was ruined, but the clean up was still a pain. This happened to several of our neighbors and our entire side of the block lost power for several long hours. After the storm had passed I made my way to the moll to kill some time until our power came back. This of course wasn't the greatest idea and I ended up with a bunch of new goodies I probably didn't need!

How did you spend your weekend?
Happy week!

A Girls Afternoon!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hi everyone! I haven't seen my best friend Isabella in about two weeks while she was away on vacation in the happiest place on earth, Disney! She came home Tuesday night and as soon as I got off of work on Wednesday I picked her up for a girls afternoon. We first got our nails done at our favorite salon in a matching bright green! Afterwards, we headed over to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant where I had a lemongrass chicken banh mi with fries and bubble tea, so delicious! We spent quite a while there chatting and catching up. It was so strange not having seen her for such a long time since we usually manage to get together at least once or twice a week. She also brought back a gift for me! She gave me this absolutely gorgeous mug to add to my collection (I love mugs)! It was really good to see her and I'm glad she's back home so we can get together for shopping trips and lunch dates again!

How are you spending your week?
Happy Thursday!

From the Weekend.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hi everyone! I had a very low-key weekend this week. No trips to Michigan for me! Instead I was able to spend some quality time with Marc and the kitties. We watched a ton of Doctor Who in anticipation of the season premiere next Saturday! Is anyone else as pumped as I am?! We also have a little tradition that on Saturday's he wakes me up early in the morning and we make breakfast together. This week we made waffles, so good! I also did a ton of housework that I really needed to catch up on. I love having a tidy apartment, but if I'm being totally honest it usually isn't! But I feel accomplished and I'm ready for this week to start. It's going to be a busy one!  

How did you spend your weekend?
Happy week!

Blueberry Picking!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hi everyone! I've been spending lots of quality time with my family these past few weeks. Most recently we went blueberry picking in Michigan. The six of us (myself, my parents, my uncle Peter, my aunt Ewa, and my cousin Michelle) all piled into our car and made yet another 2 hour journey to the farm. As you can tell, Michigan is our favorite weekend destination! The farm was gorgeous! It was so peaceful with just the laughter of children and friends having conversations filling the air. Picking the blueberries was actually very relaxing and it was fun to eat the berries straight from the bush! We picked 50 pounds of blueberries, yes 50! I have a ton frozen in my freezer and I've been making smoothies left and right! My family is also pretty nifty and has made the most delicious homemade blueberry juice, so good! Later in the summer we're planning on going to pick peaches, I can't wait! I would also love to pick strawberries and raspberries! I love to make smoothies and having a freezer full of hand picked fruit from the farm sounds fantastic! 

How have you spent your summer so far?
Happy weekend! 

Beach Day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hi everyone! How  have you been spending your summer? To be honest I've never been much of a summer person, it gets way too hot for me! But this year I've really been enjoying it! It probably has something to do with my discovery of my love for fit and flare dresses! I swear I've been wearing them nonstop all summer long!

Anyhow, I've also been spending lots of time at the beach! My family has a tradition of making the 2 hour journey to the Michigan dunes on Sunday's during the summer months. I've spent every summer here ever since I moved to this country when I was 8 years old. It's one of my favorite places to visit where I get to tan, eat ice cream, swim, play catch in the water, and have lots of  fun times with my family. 

What is your favorite summer pastime?
Happy Tuesday!


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hi everyone! Welcome to the brand new home of Dreamer in the City! Before we get started, let me share with you a little bit about myself and my blog.

I'm Natalia and I turned 23 this past June. I'm a nursing student and for the past two years I've worked in a cardiology clinic. In the future, however, I hope to dedicate myself to a carrier as an OR nurse. I share a small apartment in Chicago with my boyfriend, Marc, and our two kitties, Kitty and Tobias. Although in the future we hope to make our home in the pacific northwest. I always try to keep my camera by my side. It's my favorite way to express myself and a great way to capture the memories as they happen! I first developed an interest in photography in the 6th grade. I used to go through tons and tons of disposable cameras back then! I'm also a interior design junkie, I love all things fashion and beauty, and living a healthy and fit life style is very important to me.

If you can believe it I've been blogging since my time in grade school! Over the years blogging has helped me to discover myself and to cultivate my interests and talents. My blog has had many homes since it's beginning and I've currently found my way back to blogspot. Here you will find my day-to-day happenings, photos, DIY projects, recipes, my favorite beauty products, and whatever else I may find beautiful or inspiring!

I hope to see you back here soon!
Happy Weekend!