Blog Retreat Oregon Coast



If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you know I took a trip out to the Oregon Coast for a Bloggers Retreat and it was amazing. These girls truly are fantastic, inside and out. I truly am blessed to be blogging Russian/Ukrainian food with these ladies. I am the baby to the blogging world and am so thankful that none of them treated me any different, thank you ladies. You gals are just so wonderful, can’t say enough.

Flying there I had an early flight and was able to see a beautiful sunrise. How breathtaking is this view? Our God is the maker of all things beautiful, no doubt.



We booked this fantastic home through VRBO – Vacation Rentals By Owner . If you are looking for a rental for your stay, booking through them was a really wonderful overall experience, no problems with the owners or getting in contact with them.


This kitchen is like every bloggers dream. Natural light, open and gorgeous, oh yes please.






We made a trip to the Tillamook Company. They gave us a tour and we enjoyed lunch there. It was good, very good. They had these fries loaded with fresh cheese, fresh veggies, jalapenos and olives. Doesn’t that sound like an interesting combination? Seriously, so good, I can’t even explain, I must try to recreate them.


When bloggers get together of course there will be LOTS of great food, pictures, great food and pictures!.


Mom’s Dish made her Crepes and Zuppa Tuscana.



Natasha’s Kitchen made her Hellllooooo Yummm Spaghetti and Shrimp, if you haven’t yet tried it, it’s a must try.


Marina (Let the Baking Begin) made this Salmon with asparagus and it was out of this world. She will be posting it on her blog shortly.

We shared info with each other, learned, educated ourselves and enjoyed walks.


And this was my view for my morning Bible devotion; I could really, REALLY, get used to this kind of place. 🙂


On our way back we went to this cute place for brunch.


Till next time my blogger friends. From left to right.

Natalya (Mom’s Dish), Natasha (Natasha’s Kitchen), Meee, Marina (Let The Baking Begin) and the lovely Katya (Little Broken)


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  • I loved reading your post. It feels like having a conversation with you again. You’re so genuine and nice. I was so blessed to see you again and get to know you better!

    • admin 09/18/2015, 5:10 pm Link Reply

      Thanks Natash, The feeling is mutual :)..

  • Beautiful pictures! Looks like you girls had lost of fun. When is the next retreat? I will join for sure 😉

    • admin 09/18/2015, 6:50 am Link Reply

      Thank you. We really did have a good time!:)

  • Zhanna 09/18/2015, 12:23 am Link Reply

    Looks like you gals had a good time. Looking forward to all the new recipes:)

    • admin 09/18/2015, 6:50 am Link Reply

      Zhanna. We sure did.. :)..

  • Irene 09/17/2015, 9:50 pm Link Reply

    Amazing job girl! God bless you Greatly in everything you do! 😚

    • admin 09/18/2015, 12:33 am Link Reply

      Thank you, blessings to you as well! 🙂

  • Roza K. 09/17/2015, 8:20 pm Link Reply

    New to your blog and am so so so happy. The videos of your kids just show how amazing your famiky is. We have rewatched them several times as a family. Even my husband says he is wowwed. Great job. All of you. P.S. if it’s not too personal who stayed with your kids while you went? God bless you abundantly… So glad I found you..

    • admin 09/18/2015, 12:32 am Link Reply

      Hello Roza and welcoming your whole family from our family:)..
      So happy you enjoyed those videos. They are so unprofessional..
      My hubby stayed with them.. His mom helped a little. 🙂

  • Masha 09/17/2015, 7:32 pm Link Reply

    Cannot believe you were so close!!!!!!. I would have driven the 2 hours for a meet and greeat:).. I’m such a fan of your blog. Your morning devotion looks perfect, are you using any plan for that?

    • admin 09/18/2015, 12:29 am Link Reply

      Masha, it was so beautiful, the air felt soo clean. Oh yes, yes, I can e-mail you the plan if you like. E-mail me if u want Russian Bible or English 🙂

  • Alissa 09/17/2015, 6:55 pm Link Reply

    Valentina. I am so inspired by your blog.. Makes me just want to be a better chef, mom and wife. =) Please post more Christian posts, your the first Ukraine blogger I see with those and they are so powerful. God bless your family.

    • admin 09/18/2015, 12:27 am Link Reply

      Alissa, aww. You’re so sweet.. I’m blushing here:)..

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