Lifestyle, Living in North Holland

6 ways moving has changed me

Moving away into the unknown always triggers a rapid growth for the person experiencing it. It doesn't matter if the move is 10 miles or 10,000 miles, there's a change that takes place that seems to be different for everyone. I thought I'd share some of my revelations, in the hopes that the others who… Continue reading 6 ways moving has changed me


5 Items for Autumn

As the days become chillier and the days shorter, I find myself browsing webshops for new fashion trends. I've always enjoyed updating my wardrobe with one or two pieces for each season. To counter this, I donate or toss older items. This ensures that my wardrobe stays neat and tidy and does not become the… Continue reading 5 Items for Autumn

Food, Food in North Holland

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

There are pros and cons living overseas during  the autumn months. One pro is you get to see the seasons change (I couldn't previously because California has summer year round). One con, however, is that if I want something very American, pumpkin spice for example, I need to make it myself. Over the past few… Continue reading Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Books, Lifestyle

Happy birthday Booker

This post is a day late because we wanted to celebrate Booker's first birthday! She was born September 15, 2016. We brought her home in mid November and we haven't looked back since. I made her a cake with this recipe and it came out pretty well. I should have trimmed more of the cake to… Continue reading Happy birthday Booker

Lifestyle, Living in North Holland

What’s in my bag – Amsterdam edition

We're super lucky that Amsterdam is only about 30 mins away by train or car. Since we don't visit often, we like to go prepared. A day trip to Amsterdam includes the following, Pokémon hunting, fast food meals, popping into new stores, and visiting our favorite spots. Taking too much will tire us out quickly so… Continue reading What’s in my bag – Amsterdam edition

Lifestyle, Living in North Holland, Tourism

A day in Zoetermeer

I can't believe September is already here! What have we done so far? We celebrated Sander's birthday on the 4th and this weekend we have another birthday party and a BBQ to attend to. Busy busy! It's times like these that remind me of calmer weekends where we just strolled through town and enjoyed ourselves.… Continue reading A day in Zoetermeer


Amsterdam’s Comic Con

My first convention was San Diego's Comic Con back in 2002. I was a freshman in high school (I am really dating myself here) and an invitation by newly made friends opened up the gateway to conventions for me. That summer will always have a place in my heart. Comic Con had been huge. It… Continue reading Amsterdam’s Comic Con