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Summarizing 2017

I’ve been thinking about all my experiences in 2017, what I’ve learned from them and how to put them into words and since we haven’t caught up yet, I figured that this would be an ideal opportunity for us to do that. We’ve all faced ups and downs in the past year, we’ve all grown and have become a bit wiser. When reflecting on the year and making resolutions, it’s also important to take time to celebrate the little victories. I want to take a moment to reflect on of all the beautiful moments this year has brought me and look back at all the things that made me proud. We’re going to take a trip down memory lane, so fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride. December 2016 / January 2017

My favourite holiday fashion trends

The holidays are just around the corner and with plenty of Christmas dinners and new year’s parties to attend, therefore you’re going to need banging outfits. Whether it’s to give yourself a confidence boost or to impress your crush, I’ve got you covered! Today I will be sharing my favorite trends for the holidays. Follow these simple tricks to achieve the ultimate holiday SLEIGH (slay, *ba dum tss*)! Velvet There is a reason we use the phrase ‘smooth like velvet’. The fabric is extremely soft to the touch and oozes luxury without breaking the bank. It’s no wonder that this fabric has been a sign of nobility for centuries. And velvet has made its comeback! From couches to pouches, velvet can

How to find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones

A wise man once said that to give is better than to receive. Although I really love receiving gifts, I must agree that giving someone a great gift and seeing a smile on their face really gives me a feeling of accomplishment. My husband often says that I am the gift guru. If any of that is true, then today is your lucky day, because I will be sharing my top tips and tricks for finding the perfect Christmas gift. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing makes a person jollier than a great gift, so let’s get to it! Practical gifts that keep giving My husband is the king of giving practical gifts, he is ofcourse a very practical person. The great thing about giving away something that is practica

Vlogmas: Let it snow

It has been at least 5 years since we have had a full day of snow in Rotterdam. It's always the northern parts of the Netherlands that tend to get the most snow. You could imagine my excitement when heavy snowfall was forecasted. The snow may come with its complications, like making it almost impossible to get to work, but Sharif and I still managed to enjoy ourselves. Check out our vlog!

Honeymoon Favorites: Croatia

So much has happened in the past two years and I’m so excited to share all of it with you. Between the engagement, our wedding planning and recent trips there’s a lot to cover which means it’ll probably be a few blogs before we are all caught up. In a few weeks Sharif and I will be married for six months and I want to include all of you in our ‘anniversary’ by doing a wedding blog series. Our first trip together as a married couple was our honeymoon and for my first travel blog I want to share our favorite honeymoon activities with you. So let’s get this ball rolling! Keep reading to learn about our favorite experiences in Umag, Croatia! Boat Excursion The boat excursion was possibly our fav

Guess Who's Back!

For a while I have felt like there isn't much to do (there is plenty for me to do, like finishing my thesis, but that's a whole different story), I had not been performing as much as I wanted to and felt a bit stuck creatively, a feeling I'm sure a lot of you can relate to. But then a few weeks ago someone in church asked what happened to my old blog, The good life. For those that don't know, I used to be an avid blogger. My blogs were mostly about things going on in my life, like dating, traveling and living in the Netherlands. I really enjoyed blogging so the question Zippy asked me stayed with me. After some thought I decided to start blogging again. (Hooray! *throws confetti*) This time



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Rotterdam, Netherlands