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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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My Autumn Goals

It’s one thing to create a to do list but it’s another to have seasonal goals. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I could do this year. We’ve been busy with hobbies and personal interestings so sometimes it’s hard to sit still and think about the future. So today I took the time to consider the things I wanted to do for autumn. I think it’s a decent list! Go to Big Spotters Hill The first autumn I spent…

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Comparing Dutch and American Birthdays

I’ve been a bit lax in posting this week because Sander’s had time off from work. During this past week we also celebrated his birthday! Not so long ago I wrote a post about how the Dutch celebrate birthdays. I figured now would be another good time to compare them. Sander’s a very low-key and down to earth guy so we didn’t do much. I need to point out this post contains my own personal experiences. I cannot speak for anyone…

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How the Dutch keep fit

Don’t let my tall glass of iced tea, worn out running shoes, and yoga mat fool you. I don’t enjoy a good workout. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that moving your body is important to good health. It’s one of the reasons why the Dutch are always so fit. And it’s no secret that the Dutch have an easy time of staying in shape. A lot of their healthy lifestyle comes from eating well. But there are…

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Photography channels I’ve been watching

I’ve always had a deep appreciation and love for photography. However, I never went to school for it. I took a few photography classes in college but they were hardly anything professional. Now days, it’s easy to find tutorials and learn the skills to improve yourself. For me, I’ve been watching the following channels to gain new insights and learn new techniques. Mango Street This newly wed couple has been posting videos on photography for a little over a year…

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