Weekend Notes, Vol. 1




Hey Weekend…

Wow guys I can’t thank you enough for all the support and positive feedback I have received about the new site!! I was so nervous and excited about making the change. I am so happy I did and at the start of my favorite month too. December has always been my favorite month and for several reasons. There’s Christmas, because duh, Santa is coming and my birthday and NYE. I love celebrating all these holidays so much. It brings back so many fond memories from my childhood and I love making new ones every year. I still can’t believe I will be crossing over into a new age bracket this month but I think, slowly, it will be ok. Hell it’s a fresh start and I am all about that this month and coming new year.

Speaking of fresh starts did you notice the weekender has changed to weekend notes? It comes with the new site. 😉  I wanted to start off this month with all the new things. Weekend Notes will be similar to the past posts but with a little more fun. After all the whole point of the weekend is to relax and have some fun before we go back to work on Monday. On Sunday my friends and I are going to get our christmas tree! I am so excited! We rent a big truck and go to the farm and cut it down ourselves. It’s quite the adventure so definitely follow along on snapchat (ilona-shabovta). Hope you all have a great weekend and check out all the fun links below!!


That’s all for this weekend! Stay warm if you are in the Northeast!


P.S. If you are looking for a great brunch place in NJ check out Raymonds! 



7 Replies to “Weekend Notes, Vol. 1”

  1. Love your post, I would love to visit NYC someday during Christmastime, it’s on my list 🙂

  2. Lauren Dembs Lesson says: Reply

    First time visiting your blog. It’s great! I have the craziest question for you. I was given the name of this blog by your friend– a really great guy named Aaron from North Carolina who I shared an Uber with yesterday from the airport into the city. I have been thinking about him ever since!! Maybe this is totally weird,–I’ve never done anything like this before–but he just seemed like such a good guy and I loved the picture of his dog and hearing about the novel he is writing. Would love to contact him and remain connected thru facebook, etc. Could you relay this message to him? Tell him that I’m the person who suggested he name his new puppy Hamilton! He was awesome!😊

    1. ilonashabovta says: Reply

      Hi!!! Thank you so much for visiting my site!! Yes aaron did tell me about you! I will pass your email along to him. Thanks!

  3. Life goal is to visit NYC during Christmas time! I love your new site! Love all of your little tips on this post. I’m off to read the comics now. 🙂


    1. Oh you should definitely make the trip! It is very magical and special. I love going every year. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!! Hope you had a nice weekend xx

  4. Oh, my gosh Ilona! And, now you are a match maker! I am loving this! Okay, Lauren you have to keep us posted! Your description of renting a truck and cut down your own Christmas tree sounds amazing! You must blog about it too – as I don’t know how to use Snap Chat and wish we were closer to request a personal tutorial from you! Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    1. Hahaha yea just a match maker “to be friends” though 🙂 I will blog about it soon! It was so much fun! I also post stuff on IG stories so you can see some of the fun there too 🙂 xxx

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