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Plant Therapy

I’ve always loved plants but never had the space for them. My room back in California was too small and dark. That resulted in a lot of dead plants… But here in The Netherlands we have a lot of windows with indirect sunlight. For me, plants are a no brainer. As in, if you have space for something then you should put a plant there. But it took me a few years to find my groove. I killed a few…

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Food Living in North Holland

Halloween Date Night

Sander and I are quiet people. We enjoy each other’s company which is important now more than ever. To celebrate our Halloween we decided on a plan so that we’d be on the same page. See we have gaming communities that we’re apart of. We both have games to play with friends from after dinner time until bed. But these communities are important for us too. They’ve been a life saver for these lock down times. So we have to…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

My 2020 Halloween Nail Polish Colors

I love nail polish almost as much as I love Halloween. So when I got an email about Pickup Polish and their limited color runs, I had to take a look. And I hit the jackpot! The idea about Pickup Polish, is that every month has a theme. And of course, in October Halloween cannot be ignored!  So here are my Halloween Nail Polish Choices. Eerie by Cadillacquer This beautiful and deep eggplant purple entranced me… But what sold me…

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Lifestyle Movies

My Halloween Film List

I was sheltered as a child, so much so that I never got to go Trick or Treating. My parents were immigrants who feared the worst in people when it came to consumables. Instead I got to hear about stories from my friends. As I got older, the meaning of Halloween changed for me. I got to watch spooky movies (not scary! there’s a difference) and read adult horror. Now that I’m an adult, I can make my own choices…

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October and Halloween 2020 Plans

This a to do list for the month of October, and a quick guide on a few future posts. I want to summarize what I’ll be doing this October and Halloween season. My plans are simple. I need to observe quarantine and stay safe. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have a good time! So here’s a quick summary of all the things I want to do for October and Halloween 2020. Watch all the movies I discovered a…

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Our Minimal Halloween Decor for 2020

October is my favorite month. It’s the start of autumn and it has my favorite holiday! I didn’t even wait for September to end before I had this display up. I’ve had my Halloween Decor for 2020 up for an entire week before October rolled around. It’s always been my favorite month and I do as much as I can for it. I’ve got a lot of sharing coming up in future posts but today let me share with you…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

Lush’s R&B

One thing I did during my vacation was look into how to improve my hair. It’s been dry for the past few years and I’d like to try growing it out again. When it comes to hair care, it’s important to treat your hair well. If it’s unhealthy, it will break easily. With The Netherlands on high alert for Corona again, it’s easy to go months without a haircut and I wanted to enhance my hair. So I looked into…

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Lifestyle Personal

Suffering from Writer’s Fatigue

I think I’ve figured out the main reason for why this year has been difficult for me. I think I’ve burnt myself out just a bit. Last year I was full of ideas, hopes and dreams for the future. This year was a slog. Just the idea of writing has been exhausting for me and I’ve finally pinpointed why. It could be the fact that I’ve taken on other creative projects. Those projects require more time and energy and I’ve…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

My Updated Autumn Skincare Routine

My skincare routine may always be a work in progress but everyday is an improvement. Quarantine has given me time to come to terms about what I love and hate about myself. I’ve done a lot of reflecting in the past few months and it’s been a ride. It took ages for me to love myself. As I get older, it gets easier to love myself. I turn 33 next year and it’s about time I loved myself. The biggest…

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