Long story short, (someday I'll post "The Long Story"), I fell in love with a certain green-eyed Ukrainian man a few years ago. Now I have a brand-new-difficult-to-pronounce-the-cashier-at-the-grocery-store-never-gets-it-right, last name. phew.
Of course, I'm still smitten with my Ukrainian and I absolutely love my new identity as a Mrs. This name is fun. I feel so multi-cultural!
And our kids, well, our kids will be a smorgasbord of international genes. Small parts Korean and German plus a big dose of Eastern European. My main thought about that: What if they have red hair, blue eyes, and look nothing like me? I've seen it happen before people. It's a strange, strange world.
Who am I kidding? They are gonna be so adorable! Yep, I just bragged about our kids that don't even exist.
I'm getting a bit ahead of myself though. No little Svetlana or Vladimir running around anytime soon. I think.
In honor of my fancy new name and big extended family, here are some fun little babushka trinkets and lovelies to remind you of the old country.
Russian to Get Home
Add some leggings and a bowl of borscht
O.P.I Boris & Natasha Collection
Sparkly Nesting Doll Ring
"Tro-lo-lo-loooooo" (It's a family favorite song)
Russian Red Pout
Introduce these lovely ladies to The Brothers Karamazov
Jot a few notes to your Mama and Papa
Block out the winter chill
Sweet Dreams of Caviar, Blini, and Vodka
The bebes will come someday...
Adorable clutch to store your rubles
Russian fashion for me
"Mmmmm, Fish Perogies" for him
Hope you enjoyed a sweet treat of Russian-inspired goodies today!
Don't forget the old country's words of wisdom:
"Love and eggs are best when they are fresh."