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Early Autumn Lush Haul

Don’t you love the smell of autumn? It’s no secret that I love Lush and their products. So when Sander and I found ourselves in Amsterdam for a few hours, I had to drop into the local Lush. It had been well over a year since I had last frolicked between the soaps and hand washes. What did I pick out in this Lush haul? A few lovely items perfect for the chiller weather. Sex Bomb We live in The…

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TJ Maxx Halloween Haul

It’s finally here! Spooky season has begun! October has always been a time of celebration for me. The days grow shorter. The nights get colder… The trees change colors and clothing gets cozy. It’s no secret that I love October for a million reasons. The main reason, being Halloween is almost here! It hasn’t been easy to move to a country that doesn’t celebrate Halloween. But that’s changed over the years. And I finally have something to write about this…

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A quiet Dutch Birthday

Sander is jarig! Today is Sander’s birthday, he’s turning 34 this year. And of course since the world is still a bit chaotic, this Dutch birthday won’t be like the normal ones. I’m not sure if there ever will be normal Dutch birthdays anymore. But here’s how we experienced it. Smaller gatherings A normal Dutch birthday party has everyone involved. Since The Netherlands is so small, people can from anywhere to anywhere and return home the same day. I’ve seen people…

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I bought the Raycon E25 Headphones

Like most people these days, I spend a lot of time listening to my phone. I have a set of wired earbuds but I wanted to invest in a more mobile pair. It’s difficult to do chores with a pair of wired headphones! Enter, my interest in a brand called Raycon and their E25 Bluetooth earbuds. I decided to take the plunge into getting a pair after seeing a few good reviews about them. They’re comparable to iPods and sounded…

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Dutch sunny summer days

Hello everyone! It’s been months since I last wrote, did you forget about me? No hard feelings of course! It’s hard to find interesting things to talk about when you work from home and keep the same schedule. My Dutch summer days have almost blended into each other and it’s been hard to keep track of the date! But I do come with some updates and a return to this space. I’ve missed it a lot. Safe and not sorry…

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Dutch Residency Permit Renewal

Whew, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written anything! We have first vaccines next week so I hope that life will go back to “normal” soon enough. We’ve had to enjoy the outside from our balcony and dream of going out again… I don’t have much to write about so I took the time for a break to recharge my batteries. And it’s been amazing. I’ve had lots of time to read, kick back and watch some shows I’ve…

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Living room makeover with LENDA Curtains

Our flat has had vertical slat blinds for about 10 years. But some of the slats began to break in early in 2019. We did our best to keep them hanging but in the end I knew we had to have a more permanent solution. I’ve been a huge fan of interior design books, shows, Youtube channels, you name it. And when I kept seeing how beautiful a space with curtains looked… Well I was sold. I watch channels like…

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Lime Bounty, a citrus wonderland

I’m a sucker for new Lush products. It’s a bit difficult to get a hold of things as of late though. So when I saw that there was a new body butter, Lime Bounty, coming out, I didn’t think much of it. I read that it was lime and coconut scented, and that it would be available for normal consumers. This particular item was featured in their blind box subscription. From the fan reception, it sounded like this body butter…

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2021 Spring Plans

Oh man, spring is here! The Dutch spring is amazing, as in it hits you almost over night. One day you’re wearing your winter jacket and boots… And the next day you’re in a lighter jacket and trainers. The sun is so warm, it will bake you if you wear too much! I think that’s what I love about the spring. If you get too cold, you can sun bathe and soak it all in without burning just yet. But…

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