Lifestyle, Living in North Holland, Tips

Why everyone should blog

This topic has been covered a thousand times by a thousand writers but there are so many who still don't have the courage to speak. I have a few friends with blogs as well, and it stems from a great passion to share experiences. What one writer has to say can end up being different… Continue reading Why everyone should blog

Lifestyle, Living in North Holland

Managing stress by going outside

Stress is a major problem for many people, especially in today's fast paced world. We all want instant results and for those who answer to a higher voice, the pressure is really on. When I worked as a graphic designer in America, although I dealt with daily stress, I was able to let it go… Continue reading Managing stress by going outside

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… Continue reading Ordering from Hypnotic Polish

Lifestyle, Living in North Holland

My favorite Dutch Instagram feeds

I am spoiled. Everything I ever wanted had been at my finger tips when I lived in America. I could just go to the grocery store down the street and pick up everything I ever needed. Here in The Netherlands, if I want french toast worthy bread, I need to visit the bakery before it… Continue reading My favorite Dutch Instagram feeds

Lifestyle, Living in North Holland, Tourism

Langevelderslag strand, The Netherlands

When summer comes to mind, what else follows? Beautifully tall cups of iced tea, sitting outside with ice cream while enjoying a cool breeze in the shade, and of course, the beach. So when Sander's sister asked if we wanted to join her and her friend for a walk on the beach with all of… Continue reading Langevelderslag strand, The Netherlands

Lifestyle, Living in California, Living in North Holland

This time, last year

I was catching up with a friend over the weekend and was nostalgically reminded me of where I was around this time last year. As I thought of it, I was hit with a wave of homesickness. Whenever I think of January 2016, I think of the events leading up to that month and how… Continue reading This time, last year

Lifestyle, Living in North Holland, Tourism

Christmas Market in Maastricht

We headed down south to spend the holidays with Sander's brother and like most cities in the Netherlands, there was a Christmas Market. After the family had settled into our new digs, a house built back in the 1830s, we set out for another half an hour drive (on top of the two hours it… Continue reading Christmas Market in Maastricht