Hey you!

Welcome to my blog. My name is Benina Caviggiola; I am a Sephora addict, lover of grilled cheese sandwiches, high quality gummy bears, Netflix junkie and DIY enthusiast. I live in the beautiful Midwest, relocated from a small country called Bosnia & Herzegovina in southeast Europe.

I married my incredible and talented husband, Tom, in June 2016. We adopted our spoiled and awesome dog Scarlet in 2014 when we also bought our first home. We are on a never ending journey of renovations, DIY projects and growing endless love in our lives and home.

I have always been an extroverted person; I find it really easy to talk to just about anyone! I love people and I love making people happy. I am easily inspired because I think everyone can teach me something which is why I wanted an outlet where I can also inspire you!  

I work as a full time nurse and absolutely love my job. Taking care of people is what I think I was meant to do. When I am not working I am either stalking Pinterest for inspiration (home, DIY, beauty and healthy recipes are my favorite topics), getting into a DIY or coming up with a honey-do list for my hubby at the house.

This here is my outlet since I can’t store it all in my head. Those that know me will tell you that I constantly have at least 10 tabs open in my brain. I am full of ideas and I can’t wait to share them with you.

At Balkanina you will find our DIY projects, updates on our home renovations & design plans, tips on hair and makeup, and a peek into our lives as we grow as a home and a family. I hope you will follow along because I am so excited to have you.