SweetSomethings blog is a place for us to share pieces of our lives that nourish and inspire us. It is a collaboration between a baker and a home chef; bringing you recipes for sweet and savory, guides to party planning and décor, ideas for weekends away and holiday traditions. It is written by two friends who have found their passion along the way and are eager to share it with the world. Join us to be inspired to try something new. Whether it’s using a delicious new recipe for waffles, hosting your first (or hundredth) dinner party, or getting out and visiting a coffee shop you’ve never been to– we encourage you to add a little sweetness to your life and savor the moments along the way.



Hey guys! I’m Irina, one of the faces behind this blog. I’m a stay at home mother of two beautiful kids and a wife to my amazing husband Tim. I love God with all my heart and hope to bring him glory through everything I do, including this blog! I bake and decorate wedding cakes for a living and when I am not elbows deep in flour and sugar, I like to host parties, decorate, travel, cook, have friends over, shop, and explore new places. Through this blog, I want to share with you my recipes for life and living, encourage you to open up your home, invite your friends, and live a little!



My name is Yuliya, but I’ve gone by “Yuli” since my favorite teacher came up with it in fourth grade. Above all I love and live for God, my family, and my friends. The other things fill the spaces in between. I love to cook, entertain, and have a full house! I like to be spontaneous with my cooking and create new recipes. I believe that life is not meant to be lived in isolation and is better when shared with others. My house is almost always full– full of friends, full of family, full of food, laughter, tears, and life. A few of my favorite things are; loud music, coffee, reading, dressing up, traditions, grocery shopping, eating out, driving fast, writing, going for long walks, and sleeping.

This blog is an opportunity to write about the things I love. I hope it inspires you to try some new things and find what YOU love.



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