Happy Pride {Love Won}

Sunday, June 28, 2015

What a beautiful time for America. Equality is something that we believe in wholeheartedly, in all things. This is what positive change looks like. Love unites people and love is love, no matter what. Equal is equal. Love is Love. 

With Rainbow colors everywhere, these past few days have been a mark of change in America. We are all equal. No one is above anyone else and everybody's unique qualities deserve to be celebrated. Love is different for all of us, but we all feel it the same way.

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We are currently in Europe, but we are celebrating this victory for American society. Even from across the world, our US pride is shining. We know everyone has different opinions on this but we here at Simply Semisweet are very glad to see this positive change happening! #LoveWins

Happy Pride! 

Ivana & Kalina

Travel Diaries // Bruges, Belgium

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello Everyone! We have decided to start a "series" that will document the places we travel to and visit. We consider ourselves very lucky to get to travel so much and explore new, exciting places. Read more if you want to join us on our journeys!
First up we have Bruges, Belgium. This lovely city has an impressive charm quality which is achieved by the amazing architecture, little shops, and many other attractions. This city truly looks like the backdrop of a fairytale.

Of course you can't go to Belgium and not try the famous Belgian chocolates. If you don't try Belgian chocolate in Belgium then did you really even go? We are huge fans of chocolate everything so you can only imagine how happy we were to be eating chocolate all day. We went to a chocolate museum close to downtown Bruges called Choco-Story. This museum offered the rich history of chocolate and a chocolate demonstration of Belgium's finest chocolate.

Belgium is also famous for their waffles. Have you ever heard of Belgian waffles? After spending some time hunting for the perfect Belgian waffles, we finally hit the jackpot. We ordered the waffles with toppings of chocolate as well as whipped cream with a chocolate drizzle. We must say that the waffles are definitely worth the hype. The actual waffle is sugar coated, making it crispy and delicious! You can also get an assortment of different toppings. We had high expectations for these famous waffles and they did not disappoint. We sat down in the center of Bruges to enjoy our treat as well as the magnificent view.

Aside from the amazing food in Bruge, there is a lot of exploring that can be done in the small town. We went on a boat tour, which we highly recommend. It takes you through the canals of Bruges and you get the most amazing view! It is also enchanting just walking around the streets of this town. Like we mentioned, European architecture is really unique and old, which makes it even more appealing. History lies in every corner and street of this town. One of our favorite places we visited was Town Square. The hustle and bustle of the tourists there gives you extra energy and improves your mood! Also, definitely find a good European cafe to sit down and take in the sights

So here is our trip to Belgium in review! We hoped you enjoyed the pictures and details on our lovely trip to Bruges. Traveling is something that we have always enjoyed and we are extremely lucky to get the opportunity to travel as often as we do. Summer isn't over just yet so stay tuned for more in our Travel Diaries series. Have an amazing day!

Kalina & Ivana

Introducing "Simply Semisweet"

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Hello everyone! Welcome to our blog. On this blog we will write about a variety of different topics (i.e. fashion, food, lifestyle, inspiration, and daily life). We thought it would be appropriate to share some information about ourselves in our first blog post. 
  • Our names are Ivana & Kalina and wait for it... we are TWINS! We were born into the world and have been inseparable ever since. There's nothing better than living with your best friend. We work well together and read each others minds quite frequently (yes, it's a little bit scary) which will make sharing this blog a wonderful and interesting experience. 
  • We were born out of the country which some may argue makes us foreigners. That however, is not quite the case. We moved to America when we were two months old and have lived in the US ever since. We go back to visit our birthplace, Bulgaria, every summer for two months. Oh and we speak fluent Bulgarian.
  • As twins, we are fortunate enough to share the same hobbies and passions. We enjoy music, singing, acting, writing, baking, traveling, and inspiring others. We hope to share some the things we are passionate about on this blog! 
  • We live in the state most commonly associated with The Wizard of Oz. Yes, that's right, there's no place like home. Although Kansas may be considered boring to some, growing up here has had its advantages. Kansas holds a certain charm that is often overlooked.
These are just a few facts about us that we hope has provided you with a little bit of insight to who we are. Now, you are probably wondering what to expect from this blog. We will be blogging mainly about lifestyle, fashion, traveling, recipes, and various forms of inspiration. We cannot wait to start our journey with Simply Semisweet! Stay tuned to find out why we named our blog the way we did and the inspiration behind it! Until then, have an amazing day!


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