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5 Things to do in 2019

The New Year can signify a change in pace. It’s the best time to start new habits and create a better life. But we should be realistic about the changes we want to make. Think about all the New Year’s resolutions you’ve made but were unable to keep. It’s important to realize that being human comes with making mistakes. There are some challenges that need hard work and discipline to get into. The best way is to start small and…

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Fashion Lifestyle

My Winter Essentials

Hat / Jacket / Hoodie / Boots / Scarf I’ve gone back to basics this holiday season with my winter essentials. I decided that I prefer comfort over fashion this year. But that doesn’t mean I sacrificed everything! Even though I’ve been bundled up nice and tight, I still put my best foot forward each time! This year I’ve got a brand new hat that protects me from the cold. The cold bites at my cheeks when I walk the dogs on those brisk winter mornings. My…

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Lifestyle Shopping

How gift mindfully

Let’s be honest with ourselves here. We want a lot of things but do we need them? Especially when it comes to Christmas. We often give gifts that friends and family don’t need, or worse yet… Don’t want. Sometimes these unwanted presents sit with us for years because of our guilt. We don’t want to throw something out when it was meant for us. How can we celebrate the holidays without being so wasteful? While this season is one of…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

Autumn Makeup Routine

Here it is, my simple Autumn Makeup Routine. It’s not fancy and it’s not amazing. It’s usually a 5 minute face. When I lived in America my routine was so much longer. I find that as I get older, I want to spend less time in the bathroom. But I do still have imperfections I want to cover. Before I apply makeup I start off with my skincare routine. I like to mix my Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer in with…

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Lifestyle Music

Chvrches at TivoliVredenburg

There’s something about seeing an artist live that gets my heart racing. It’s about feeling the music. The vibrations flow out from the speakers and vibrate through the audience. And in that moment it’s you and the band. The rest of the world doesn’t matter because all you can hear is the music. We haven’t been fans of Chvrches for too long. I discovered them after moving to The Netherlands. I had been searching for upbeat music to listen to…

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October Yume Twins Box

Halloween is a time that I love to celebrate and it’s almost here! In my post about our October Tokyo Treat Box, we got a ton of snacks that were worth of a good old “Trick or Treat!” Halloween doesn’t have to be scary though and that’s where our 2nd box comes in. This one is the October Box by Yume Twins. Included were a few adorable goodies that Pokemon Hand Towel Set Hand towels are always a practical item to have around…

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Autumn Apple Picking at Olmenhorst

Autumn is all about sweater weather and watching the leaves fall. But who could forget baking and consuming delicious treats. And of course what else says autumn more than going apple picking? Autumn is the time of harvest and in America we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a time for being thankful for what we have and treasure the fruit of our labor. Well if you’re like we are, then you don’t have much space for an apple tree! So instead…

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Lifestyle Living in North Holland Tourism

Oosterpark Autumn Stroll

We had a few things to do in Amsterdam this weekend so we decided to drop by Oosterpark to get away from the city crowds. Autumn in The Netherlands is such a beautiful time. The colors are vibrant and the scents are strong. There’s a distinct nip in the air and everything feels more mysterious. We’ve never been to Oosterpark before but it’s the same as any other large park in The Netherlands. It’s roomy, beautiful, and filled with both art…

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Our Minimal Halloween Decor 2018

Sander and I live in a small flat. We’ve got one bedroom and one bathroom but not a lot of space to store things. This is why we’ve made the promise to keep our lives minimal. We don’t like to buy excess because we have no place to put everything. So this year we only bought a few more things to bring out for Halloween. Now is the perfect time to share! Our main decorations, those fun Nightmare Before Christmas…

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