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Welcome to the new A Daily Lee

Guys, I am so excited to announce that I have my own web domain! It’s been a long journey from where I started. This was not my first blog but it’s not going to be my last! I first began taking photos with my iPhone in 2014 and used heavy Instagram filters to edit my photos. Now I use my trusty Rebel T1i (super old, I know) and take my time editing my pictures. No more filters to make them…

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Celebrating the holidays without family

The holidays are a special time to spend with family and friends but what if you couldn’t do either? More often than not, I hear that the fall/winter months are a time of pessimistic thinking and that the holidays are a huge factor in helping combat it. That is, if you live close and have a good relationship with these people. And what happens to those who do not have that? What if someone has lost a friend or family member?…

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When do you feel the most creative?

It might be a bit underwhelming for me to say that boredom is what fuels my imagination. I came from a childhood where I spent a majority time either reading or writing. If I was unable to do either one of these things (on my way to school) I would listen to the radio and creative living worlds to match the songs. Video games were not a thing in my life until I was around 8 years old. One of…

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Lifestyle Living in North Holland

November to do list

There are pros and cons to the “To Do” list. One, there’s the pressure to complete the list, which could swing in either direction… Either way I’m making my own this month so that I can stay on top of some simple goals. Plan out Thanksgiving We were too busy to celebrate Thanksgiving last year! We had just gotten Booker and I was too preoccupied to gather recipes and grocery lists, let alone make the food needed. This year we’re…

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Lifestyle Living in North Holland

Taking a walk in the park

What is it about the changing seasons that captivates us so? There’s a dip in temperature and the leaves turn warm colors.  We bundle head to toe in cozy knits and layers. There’s the knowledge that the holiday season is fast approaching. Parties will soon be planned and consist of family and friends gathering together and indulging in good memories. While these thoughts make me more homesick than ever, I find my peace taking long walks in the park. I…

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Lifestyle Living in North Holland

October to do list

There are a lot of little things I need/want to accomplish during the month of October. It’s my favorite month of the year. It’s filled with autumnal scents, cozy sweaters, excuses to wear long boots and drink copious amounts of hot tea. Declutter for the season. Summer is over now and it’s time to clean out all the leftovers! Expired boxed goods, old mail that Sander’s been saving, clothing that is ready to be donated, all this needs to be…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

My updated skincare routine

My skin makes me feel like I’m a teenager. Not because it’s young and firm, but because I’m always breaking out. I started having acne when I was in 8th grade and it’s stuck with me ever since. I hate having to say that I have adult acne, but the more I see others my age with it, the less worried I am. I’ve gotten to the point now where my skin routine helps me battle the worst breakouts when…

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A tour of my work space

I spent a lot of time at home and half of it is working at my desk. If I’m not editing photos, or writing blog posts, I’m working on other writing projects. I also set aside some time to learn new techniques to help better my work and output. I often lose track of time because I’m so involved with the work process. I know it’s quitting time when Sander comes home from work. If we have time (after dinner,…

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A year in North Holland

Today is my 1 year anniversary since coming to live in The Netherlands! What have I accomplished? I became a Dutch resident! While I have not learned the language yet, my permanent addresses is North Holland based! This happened back in November of last year but even now it’s something I like to think about. When we were at LAX checking our tickets in, people would ask when my return date was. My answer was “I’m not, I live there…

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Lifestyle Living in North Holland Shopping

Ordering from Hypnotic Polish

Now I’m not turning into a beauty blog, but this is a lifestyle blog about living in The Netherlands. When I lived in California I had a polish collection to rival nail salons. Of course, that collection is no more and it’s been ages since I bought a new color. Sander’s been encouraging me to find stores that are Netherlands based so that I can purchase the little things that I take pleasure in. Even though I’m trying to practice…

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