click here for more info Hi there, I am Viktoria or as my friends and family call me, Vika (pronounced vee-ka). I was born in Belarus, which is a small country in Eastern Europe between Poland and Ukraine. My native city is Gomel. It is the second largest city in the country and has its own unique history. Gomel was one of the closest cities affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe. It has been twenty-eight years since then and the people of this region still feel the negative effects from this tragedy. I studied foreign languages in the Linguistic University in Minsk. I moved to the United States in 2009 and have been enjoying becoming more and more a part of this culture every day. I am married to my best friend and love of my life, my dearest husband D. and we have an adorable little boy together who is a ray of sunshine in our lives. I am a stay at home mother and homemaker who is passionate about photography, arts and crafts, home decorating and gardening. I like to make things with my hands. I feel blogs bring people together so I have created this blog to share with you my ideas, experiences, opinions and much more. I hope you will enjoy my blog and find it contains interesting and useful information.