Books, Lifestyle

6 Books I’m dying to read

Reading is one of my favorite ways to pass time and yet my Goodreads account says otherwise. I'm way behind in my reading challenge for this year. I've been on the same books for a few months now. This doesn't stop me from dreaming of the next titles I want to read though. How to… Continue reading 6 Books I’m dying to read

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 Minimally

When I arrived at Schipol, I had two suitcases and a backpack. Everything in my bags had been carefully thought about, packed and repacked nearly four times in the hopes I had only brought what I needed. Let's rewind a little though, to give some perspective. Retail therapy was a great friend of mine. I… Continue reading Living Minimally