Whew! May is gone? Where did it go? I feel like I didn’t even notice May (my wall calendar still says March, smh), but when I started looking through the pix on my phone, I realized that a lot has had happened this month! There were weddings and bachelorette parties, trips to Austin and Galveston, more Houston floods, and lots of other activities. So here are a few of my favorites from May.


I always tend to grab hot things with my hands, which causes burns and blisters (hey, at least I manage not to cut my fingers often when cooking, unlike the rest of my family, hint-hint). I also struggle with opening jars, and even plastic juice bottles ever since they made those caps smaller. Good for the environment, but not good for my hands. But I finally have a solution in form of these silicone gloves!

Silicone Gloves | May Favorites |


Peonies are my favorite in May! They always bloomed right before my birthday (which is in June btw!) and my grandmother would cut a fresh bouquet each year. I also enjoyed running around the garden collecting colorful beetles that would bury themselves inside this gorgeous flower. This makes me very nostalgic.


Peonies | May Favorites |

Peonies | May Favorites |

Peonies | May Favorites |

Peonies | May Favorites |

Peonies | May Favorites |

Peonies | May Favorites |

Peonies | May Favorites |



iPic theatres are slowly popping up everywhere! If you’ve got two crumbs and some change in your pocket, this place is not for you. But it is a fun experience to treat yourself to every once in a while. I took a Monday off from work after the Mother’s Day had passed and spent a day with my mama. When we first got to the theatre, at noon, on a Monday, we were quoted $56 for two movie tickets in Premium Plus section. But then I remembered that I had registered online a while back ago, and they re-quoted me the same tickets for $36 + 2 free popcorn tix. Still not a cheap movie experience, but better than $56. The Houston theatre is very cool and has a lot going for it. The best part was that my mom and I were the only ones at the showing :)). We got some drinks and acted a fool the whole time. 🙂

iPic Houston| May Favorites |



Dmitry convinced me to take my bike for a ride around the city. As you may remember, I just learned to ride a bike at the age of 26 and until now I stayed in the neighborhood and was too scared to venture out on the streets. Well, I finally did it, and it was so much fun! Of course I panicked the first couple of times we had to cross the street, but after a few crossings, I was OK with it. MS150 here I come! :))

Houston Downtown | May Favorites |

Houston Downtown | May Favorites |

Houston Downtown | May Favorites | Houston Downtown | May Favorites |


Have you come across anything that made you go, ” Wow!” or “That’s awesome!” this month?


  1. by Katya Vassilyeva on June 2, 2016  7:41 am Reply

    iPic outing is on our agenda, right?!

    • by Iryna on June 2, 2016  10:35 pm Reply

      Yas, queen! :P

  2. by Love Z on June 2, 2016  11:02 am Reply

    That's a pricey movie ticket. What movie did you see?

    • by Iryna on June 2, 2016  10:32 pm Reply

      Mother's Day. It was OK, similar to the Valentine's day.

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