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Stuart Weitzman Hiline Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
Touche Éclat Strobing Light
MSGM Cropped faux-fur jacket
Sea Ila Lace Blouse
Céline Knot Cuff
14K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings/0.75 Inches
Leather sandal
adidas Superstar Sneaker
AGOLDE 90s Fit.
Johanna Ortiz M'O Exclusive La Perla Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit
Free People Jean Busted Skinny.
LEVI'S 501 Skinny.
Valentino Garavani Rockstud patent leather pumps
H&M - Ruffled Blouse - White
H&M - Straw Hat - Black
Wolford - Buenos Aires Stretch-jersey Thong Bodysuit - Blush
40mm Canvas Platform Sneakers
J.Crew - Marseille Belted Striped Linen Jumpsuit - Blue
Gucci - Leather Belt - Black
GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag
Stuart Weitzman Hiline Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
Touche Éclat Strobing Light
MSGM Cropped faux-fur jacket
Sea Ila Lace Blouse
Céline Knot Cuff
14K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings/0.75 Inches
Leather sandal
adidas Superstar Sneaker
AGOLDE 90s Fit.
Johanna Ortiz M'O Exclusive La Perla Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit
Free People Jean Busted Skinny.
LEVI'S 501 Skinny.
Valentino Garavani Rockstud patent leather pumps
H&M - Ruffled Blouse - White
H&M - Straw Hat - Black
Wolford - Buenos Aires Stretch-jersey Thong Bodysuit - Blush
40mm Canvas Platform Sneakers
J.Crew - Marseille Belted Striped Linen Jumpsuit - Blue
Gucci - Leather Belt - Black
GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag

S u n d a y

Ever since Danny and I bought a Sonos, we can’t stop listening to music at home. It’s so nice to just listen to music, make dinner and talk about one’s day. I prefer listening to my own playlists because I only create playlists with songs I really like. Although sometimes it’s better to listen to a random mix to get to know new songs. I don’t really have 1 genre I love, I listen to so many types of music. But .. I don’t like hardcore, metal, techno or anything too loud, haha. I love latin songs (since I used to live in Spain, haha), pop, dance, rock and country songs.

/ Sinds Danny en ik een Sonos hebben aangeschaft, staat hij continu aan. Het is zo fijn om muziek aan te hebben staan tijdens het koken en praten. Ik vind het fijner om een eigen afspeellijst te maken dan om naar zo’n standaard lijst te luisteren. Hoewel dit soms beter is omdat ik anders nooit nieuwe liedjes leer kennen. Ik luister eigenlijk niet naar 1 muziek genre, ik vind bijna alles wel leuk. Behalve hardcore, metal, techno of alles wat te lomp en hard klinkt, haha. Latin (omdat ik natuurlijk in Spanje heb gewoond), pop, dance, rock en country liedjes zijn toch wel mijn favorieten. 

· CURRENT FAV TRACKS ·
Si Tú La Ves – Nicky Jam Ft Wisin
Die A Happy Man (Remix) – Thomas Rhett Ft Tori Kelly
Waves – Kanye West Ft Chris Brown
What They Say – Zara Larsson
Mi Medicina – CNCO
I’m Up – Omarion Ft Kid Ink
Soledad – Don Omar

What is your current favorite song?

Check out my Spotify playlist here.

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Off The Map – Again

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So many exciting things are happening this year. I feel it, I know it and I can’t wait! Unfortunately, I can’t tell you too much but hopefully, in April I can ♡ Right now I am working hard to get my website up and running again. I thought Nouw was it for me but after a couple of weeks, I was done with it already. A shame because I really loved my layout at that time. But after all, it all fell into place because at the end this layout is a better match with my plans later this year. Excited, excited, excited! If you’ve gone through my website you may already know what it is but that’s all I can say for now. In the upcoming weeks, everything will probably be a bit more clear. I am figuring everything out to make my blog look perfect and just the way I want it to look. I’ll probably make some changes later this year but like I said, it will all be clear in the end.

How have you guys been so far?

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RECIPE: PARMESAN CHEESE PASTA

As you might know, I am participating to the Nouw 30 day challenge. I think it is an absolute challenge to create great content every, single day besides my full time job. I want the pictures and content to be perfect, although that is super hard .. So I hope after the 30 days I know exactly how to write the best blog posts and take the best pictures.

This has been by far our favourite pasta recipe, so I thought I’d share it with you. I initially got in from a cooking website but after making it 4 times, we changed so many things that we made it our ‘own’, haha. Danny and I are absolutely obsessed. we made it 3/4 times the past 2 weeks .. So believe me when I say it’s REALLY good. I don’t want to know the amount of calories that are in it, but it’s so worth it. It only takes 15 minutes to make and you don’t need too many ingredients. You probably already have most of them at home.

Enjoy!

/ Zoals je misschien wel weet doe ik mee aan de Nouw 30 dagen challenge. Ik vind het echt een uitdaging om iedere dag weer goede content te creëren, naast mijn full-time baan. Ik wil zo graag dat de foto’s en blogs perfect zijn maar dit is echt heel moeilijk. Ik hoop dus echt dat ik na deze 30 dagen precies weet hoe ik het beste kan schrijven en fotograferen, zodat het voortaan een stuk sneller gaat, haha.

Wij zijn echt dol op dit pasta recept, dus ik dacht dat het misschien leuk was om het te delen met jullie. In eerste instantie vond ik dit recept op een kook website, omdat ik op zoek was naar een pasta recept met parmezaanse kaas, uhhuh. We hebben het nu ongeveer 4 keer gemaakt en er echt een eigen draai aan gegeven. Het is zo lekker! De afgelopen 2 weken hebben we het zeker wel 3/4 keer gemaakt dus dat zegt al veel. Ik wil niet weten hoeveel calorieën erin zitten maar het is het zo waard. Binnen 15 minuten staat de pasta op tafel en de meeste ingrediënten heb je waarschijnlijk al in huis.

Smakelijk!

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MY DOG TAG

What is the name of your dog and how did you come up with that name? – Our dog is called Beer (in English it’s Bear). It was a 4-hour long drive to pick Bear up from where we got him and on our way back we were discussing names for him. We were pretty quick with the name Bear because Danny said ‘He looks like a bear!’. At that moment we were like ‘why don’t we call him Bear?’. I think Bear is a pretty standard name but I love it either way because he does look like a little Bear! So yeah, that’s the story behind his name haha.

What breed is your dog? – Bear is a full Pomeranian and has a pedigree. He was born in White Russia and came to the Netherlands when he was 3-4 months old. So we didn’t get him as a real puppy. We’ve had him since he was 5-6 months so he was still a little puppy in his ‘ugly stage’ to us. Bear was born in August in 2016.

Can he do tricks? – Yes! He can sit, give a paw, lay down. stand up, give kisses on command and give a high five! Now we are trying to teach him to pretend that he’s dead, haha. I always think it’s so cool when I see people doing that with their dog. It takes time but I am sure he can do it in a couple of weeks/months.

How do you maintain his fur? – We don’t do anything special, really .. We do have a lot of sprays, shampoos (Oh My Dog!) and stuff like that but we almost never use it. I will write a post with all his essentials in another post 🙂 We only brush his fur REALLY good at least once a month and we wash his fur once every 2-3 weeks, sometimes a bit more. Depends if we went to the woods and what the weather is like.

What is your favourite characteristic of your dog? – Definitely his smile! He smiles all the time. When he doesn’t smile we know there’s something wrong, haha. He is also very curious and smart. He wants to know what we are doing all the time. This can sometimes be annoying but super cute at the same time. Oh and .. When we give him a treat he starts peeping. He just doesn’t know what to do with it but he is super happy at the same time. It is so cute and funny! He just peeps and sometimes starts to snore as well, haha. We didn’t know what he was doing the first time but now it’s so funny.

What is your least favourite characteristic of your dog? – A couple of weeks ago we went to the beach when another dog attacked Bear out of nowhere. was so scared, and so were we. We thought the other dog bit Bear but luckily this was not the case. He was just in shock and scared. We were so scared his personality would change completely. The only thing that has changed since then is that he can be mean to other dogs. Probably to defend himself because he doesn’t do anything only defend. I don’t think he has a characteristic I don’t like but this is my least favourite one.

What is his favourite toy? – Number 1 is definitely a tennis ball! Number 2 is probably a cuddly toy from Ikea. This toy wasn’t specially made for dogs, it was actually a cuddly toy for kids but we thought the size was perfect for Bear. We have so many toys for him (we even have a special basket where we keep all his toys because he has SO many!) but he always goes back to the Ikea Mouse, haha.

Tell a funny story where he stars in. – I have so many funny stories because he is an absolute clown sometimes, haha. The first time we travelled by train with Bear was the absolute worst. We were sitting in a c when out of nowhere Bear farted. It smelled so bad and Danny and I felt so ashamed. There were people leaving the compartment because the smell was so bad, haha. So when we got back home we did some research on his food and we figured out it was the food that made him fart, haha. So we changed his food and luckily this was the first and (until now) last time it happened haha. Now everytime that we travel by train we take (dog) perfume with us to make sure it won’t happen again!

Do you ever regret getting a dog? – NEVER. Danny and I really wanted a dog but the dog we wanted, a Berger Blanc Suisse, is impossible to have in an apartment in Amsterdam. After a shopping trip to de Bijenkorf (a huge warehouse in Amsterdam) I fell in love with a Pomeranian I saw there. I already knew this breed but I never thought about it because Danny didn’t want a small dog. After a couple of weeks, Danny showed me a picture of Bear as a puppy (yes, HE came with the idea!). I fell in love with his cute, little face. We sent the guy a message and 1 day later we went to Friesland to pick him up. Bear is the best thing that ever happened to us (until now) We are still super happy with him. He stole our hearts and will forever be part of our little family.♡

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· 2018 | WEEKEND MOODBOARD ·

I think it’s time to look back on 2017. To me, 2017 has been a crazy year. In 2017 I heard the company I used to work for was going to move to Germany so everyone who worked there had to find a new job. And luckily I found a job that I absolutely love. I started working as a project manager (mainly focussing on the content such as social media and products but also collabs with huge bloggers) at Fashiolista.com. I used to be obsessed with this website/community and now I’m working there! That’s just crazy. So although it was unfortunate I had to quit my job at Westwing, after all, it has been the best thing that could’ve happened. This year has also been the year that Danny and I welcomed our Pomeranian called Bear, we went to Valencia and London, I got two new tattoos and I decided to start all over again with my blog.

So looking back on 2017, I think it has been an amazing year and 2018 is going to be even better. Hopefully work related but also private. I am thinking about making a new Instagram account, we are going to relaunch Fashiolista.com, spend more time writing for my blog and I am going to enjoy the company of Danny and Bear even more than I already did. These are just some examples and it sums up 1/100 off all my plans, I think haha.

/ Tijd om terug te kijken op 2017. Voor mij was 2017 zo’n vreemd jaar. In 2017 kreeg ik te horen dat Westwing, het bedrijf waar ik voor werkte, ging verhuizen naar Duitsland dus iedereen moest op zoek gaan naar een andere baan. Gelukkig vond ik al snel een mega leuke baan. Ik ben begonnen als projectmanager (met de focus op content zoals de community en social media, productmanagement en samenwerkingen met grote bloggers) bij Fashiolista.com. Vroeger was ik echt veslaafd aan die website en nu werk ik er! Zo leuk. Dus hoewel het balen was dat Westwing ging verhuizen, achteraf was het het beste wat er kon gebeuren. 2017 hebben Danny en ik ook een Pomeriaan gekocht namelijk Beer, we zijn naar Londen en Valencia geweest, ik heb twee nieuwe tattoos laten zetten en ik heb besloten om helemaal opnieuw te beginnen met mijn blog.

2017 was een onwijs leuk jaar maar ik denk dat 2018 nog beter gaat worden. Hopelijk werkgerelateerd maar ook prive. Ik wil graag een nieuwe instagram accoutn aanmaken, we gaan Fashiolista.com herlanceren, ik wil meer tijd besteden aan het schrijven en fotograferen voor mijn blog en ik ga nog meer genieten van de tijden samen Danny en Beer. Dit is maar 1/100 van alle plannen die ik heb voor 2018, haha.

The pictures used in this collage are from Pinterest.com.

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RECIPE | GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL

Christmas is over and I hope you all had a lovely time with your friends and family. After all the (I think) unhealthy food it is time to start eating healthy again (until New Year’s Eve, of course). I think food is even more delicious when it looks good. That is why I decided to experiment with spirulina. Spirulina is, besides healthy, a green colored powder which gives your food a green/blue color. So cute! I have to admit, this was my first attempt to make something with spirulina after seeing something similar to this on Pinterest (so it’s not my idea, haha). I think I should’ve added a bit more ice cubes and yogurt to make it thicker but I think it was a good first attempt.

/ Kerst is alweer voorbij en ik hoop dat jullie allemaal een fijne kerst hebben gehad! Na al het ongezonde eten is het weer tijd om gezond te eten (tot Oud & Nieuw natuurlijk). Ik vind eten er altijd lekkerder uitzien wanneer het er ook mooi uitziet. Ben ik hierin de enige? Daarom ben ik gaan experimenteren met spirulina. Spirulina is, naast heel gezond, een groen gekleurde poeder. Het geeft je eten een groen/blauwe kleur. Zo mooi! Ik moet eerlijk zeggen, dit was de eerste keer dat ik spirulina gebruikte bij het maken van een smoothie. Het idee komt van Pinterest en ik vond het er zo mooi uitzien! Achteraf had ik misschien wat meer ijsblokjes en yoghurt toe moeten voegen om het geheel wat dikker te maken, maar het was een prima eerste poging (al zeg ik het zelf ..). 

What you need

· 0% Greek Yoghurt Coconut· Your favorite fruit (preferably frozen) such as tropical fruit, banana, and pineapple· 1 Avocado· 1 Tsp Spirulina· Ice cubes· Coconut Milk· A blender

Bon appetit!

· HOW WAS YOUR CHRISTMAS? ·
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NAMASTAY IN BED

I can’t believe this week is already Christmas. Time flies! I still have to buy some Christmas presents since we are celebrating Christmas at my mom’s house this year. I can’t wait to see Nono (my mom’s dog) and my family again. Ever since we moved to Amsterdam it’s been hard to go back to my hometown because of so many things. But the times I do are so precious. I enjoy every minute of it.

Danny and I moved to Amsterdam 1,5 years ago and I think it has been the best decision of my life (until now, haha). It is amazing that I get to live with him and see him every day. That I wake up next to him and also, that we’ve bought a dog, Bear, together. It hasn’t always been this easy so I am so thankful for that. I think it’s also super important to make your house a home and we’ve been working on that for the past few months. We re-decorated almost everything and really made it our home. I am happy Danny lets me pick out almost everything, I also think he doesn’t REALLY care, as long as it’s not too girly.

Het is alweer bijna Kerst. De tijd gaat zo snel! Ik moet nog steeds wat kerstcadeautjes halen want dit jaar gaan we kerst bij mijn mama vieren. Ik kan niet wachten om Nono weer te zien (de hond van mijn moeder) en de familie. Sinds we zijn verhuisd is het erg lastig geweest om terug te gaan naar mijn oude woonplaats vanwege veel dingen. Maar de keren dat het gaat om erheen te gaan zijn zo belangrijk!

Danny en ik zijn 1,5 jaar geleden naar Amsterdam verhuisd en ik denk dat het een van mijn beste beslissingen ooit is geweest. Het is zo fijn om samen te wonen en Danny iedere dag te zien. Dat ik iedere dag naast hem wakker mag worden en dat we samen een hondje hebben gekocht, Beer. Het is niet altijd makkelijk geweest en er zijn echt tijden geweest dat ik ‘m amper zag dus dit is zo fijn. Ik denk dat het heel belangrijk is om van je huis een thuis te maken en de afgelopen paar maanden hebben wij daar echt aan gewerkt. Ons hele huis hebben we opnieuw ingericht en we hebben er echt ons eigen plekje van gemaakt. Zo fijn dat Danny mij bijna alles laat kiezen, waarschijnlijk omdat hij er niet zo heel veel om geeft haha, zolang het maar niet te meisjesachtig is. 

This painting used to hang in our living room, but since 2 weeks we have our Kate Moss poster hanging there so we decided to hang it above our bed. I think it looks so much better here! I saw a sign like this a couple of years ago in Gossip Girl and I just loved it! Although it’s not as big as in the series, I think it’s the perfect size to make it a real eye-catcher in our bedroom.The picture frames are new (that’s why there are no pictures in them, haha) and I love the wall dots!

Dit schilderij hing is boven onze bank in de woonkamer, maar hangt sinds twee weken boven ons bed. We wilden namelijk een keer wat anders in de woonkamer en toen besloten we om dit schilderij boven ons bed te hangen. Ik kwam het ooit eens tegen in Gossip Girl en ik was er meteen weg van! Hoewel het veel groter is in de serie denk ik dat het de perfecte grootte heeft voor boven ons bed. Zoals je ook wel kunt zien zijn de fotolijstjes nieuw (daarom zitten er nog geen foto’s in, haha) en ik ben echt dol op onze wall dots! 

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE GOLDEN DETAILS?

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DIY | DECORATE YOUR CHRISTMAS WREATH

I sometimes love to be creative. Especially when it will make our house look a little better (that’s what I think at least, haha). So last weekend I decided to buy a Christmas wreath and decorate it to give it a more festive look. I couldn’t find what I was looking for so we bought 2 garlands to decorate it with. I wanted to buy a golden colored garland with stars but unfortunately, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I think after all the wreath turned out okay. What do you think?

/ Soms vind ik het leuk om creatief te zijn. Al helemaal wanneer het ons huis net wat gezelliger maakt (dat vind ik tenminste, haha). Afgelopen weekend gingen Danny en ik winkelen en toen wilde ik graag kijken voor een kerstkrans om aan de deur te hangen. Wel met lichtjes natuurlijk! Ik wilde eigenlijk een goudkleurige slinger met sterretjes maar die kon ik helaas nergens vinden. Uiteindelijk heb ik toch maar gekozen voor een witte en goudkleurige slinger (zonder sterretjes en iets dikker dan ik eigenlijk wilde maar goed) .. Wat vinden jullie van het eindresultaat?

What you need

· A Christmas Wreath (with lights!)· Garlands in your favorite color· Anything you want to use to decorate your Christmas wreath. Make it as crazy as you want!

Have fun while decorating!

· ARE YOU GOING TO DECORATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS WREATH? ·

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PINK, FLUFFY CLOUDS

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I am in LOVE with these slippers from Hunkemöller! They are so fluffy, comfy and (YES!) warm. Although they don’t look like they’re warm, they totally are! They are perfect for the cold winter days, like for example last weekend. The weather was crazy. There was a snowstorm here in the Netherlands and it was insane. Bear loved it though. It was his first winter here and he just loved playing in the snow, haha. Unfortunately, it is all gone now. It was so beautiful to see Amsterdam covered in snow. I wish I made more pictures. Hopefully next time!

/ Ik ben VERLIEFD op deze sloffen van Hunkemöller! Ze zijn zo zacht, comfortabel en (JAWEL!) warm. Hoewel ze niet warm lijken, ze zijn het echt! Ze zijn perfect voor de koude winterdagen zoals afgelopen weekend, bijvoorbeeld. Beer vond de sneeuw wel onwijs leuk. Het was zijn eerste winter hier in Nederland and hij kon niet stoppen met spelen in de sneeuw. Helaas is alle sneeuw nu weer verdwenen. Het was zo mooi om Amsterdam te zien in de sneeuw (heel handig is iets anders, haha). Helaas heb ik niet zoveel foto’s gemaakt. Hopelijk de volgende keer!

· WHAT DO YOU THINK? ·
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WINTER | VITAMIN BOOST

Last week has been a disaster. I have an ear infection and I am sick at the same time. So I decided to go online and find a tea that will boost my immune system. That’s when I came across this recipe. I always hear ginger is great for your immune system and works antibacterial. After doing more research on this superfood and reading many reviews I decided to give it a try.

/ Afgelopen week was echt een hel. Ik heb een oorontsteking en ik ben verkouden. Dus ik ben op internet gaan zoeken naar iets wat mijn immuunsysteem een boost geeft. Toen kwam ik langs dit recept. Ik hoor altijd geweldige verhalen over gember. het schijnt antibacterieel te werken en goed te zijn voor je immuunsysteem. Dus na het lezen van een aantal revies besloot ik maar om het te proberen. 

THE RECIPE
What you need:

1/2 citronGingerTea waterHoney (optional)Your favorite mug

This is how you make it

· Bowl enough water to fill your mug· Rasp a piece of ginger (peel it first!)· Squeeze 1/2 of the citron into your mug (or less, make it as sour as you want)· This is optional but I always add honey to make it a bit more sweet

ENJOY!

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