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… Continue reading Taking a walk in the park

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… Continue reading October to do list

Lifestyle, Personal, 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… Continue reading My updated skincare routine


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… Continue reading A tour of my work space


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.… Continue reading A year in North Holland

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