STYLE

RUFFLES ON MY MIND

January 9, 2018
Ruffles on my mind

I have ruffles on my mind. It’s been rainy these past two days and it finally feels like we are getting into that sweater weather everyone is talking about. It’s about time! If I have to be honest, I really don’t remember the last time it rained for two days straight in California. It rarely happens. So I’m actually enjoying the weather. Yes, it is getting a bit cold but that means it’s time to put on a sweater and call it…

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STYLE

WELCOME TO WINTER IN CALIFORNIA + GIVEAWAY

December 20, 2017
Welcome to Winter in California

OKAY, is it just me or does winter not exist in California? WELCOME TO WINTER IN CALIFORNIA It’s December! Christmas is just a week away and I’m wearing shorts. It’s true, it gets really chilly early in the mornings and late in the evenings, but during the day it feels almost like summer. I know all my friends in Europe are wishing we could switch places. Although it’s nice to see some sun, this weather certainly doesn’t help me get…

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LIVING

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY DEALS

November 23, 2017
black friday and cyber monday deals

Happy Thanksgiving, guys! So quick post before I head to the kitchen to make my stuffing and salad for this evenings dinner. This year we are doing Thanksgiving with Gio’s family, and everyone is making something for dinner, which is awesome. The last two years in the Netherlands were a tad bit difficult because I had to make everything by myself and almost everything had to be done from scratch. The thing is, I had no idea where to buy certain…

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STYLE

BACKPACKS ARE BACK!

November 20, 2017
Backpacks are back

Hey guys! Today I wanted to talk to you about backpacks. BECAUSE FASHION BACKPACKS ARE BACK & THEY ARE HERE TO STAY. When the trend came back a couple of years ago I wasn’t really sure if it would stick around. You know, mostly because there are so many trends that quickly come and just as quickly go. This is not the case. These days backpacks are more than a school thing, they are a fashion accessory. We see a…

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LIVING TRAVEL

PACKING TWO YEARS IN A SUITCASE

October 16, 2017
Packing two years in a suitcase. Amsterdam. The Hague

Okay, California you won! We are back, but the Netherlands will always have a special place in my heart. Two years ago I started Tea Cups & Tulips after I quit my full-time job to do freelancing and follow my husband to Europe. I still remember the day we decided to do it. I was driving back home from work. Belle was on the back doing her homework (It usually took us about 2 hours to get back home because…

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BEAUTY

THE SASSY, CHIC FRAGRANCE THAT YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE

October 9, 2017
black opium nuit blanche reviewed

I’m quite picky when it comes to the perfumes I use. Okay, let’s be honest here, I’m pretty picky about everything. So, trust me when I tell you about the sassy chic fragrance I’ve been using Black Opium Nuit Blanche. It’s amazing! Quite frankly, it’s one of my favorite scents right now. The fragrance is fresh, a bit floral, and a lot softer than the original Black Opium, which is a huge plus for me. I’ve never been a fan…

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BITES

HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI PIZZA + GIVEAWAY

September 5, 2017
Zucchini pizza recipe

Hey, guys! It’s been a while. If you are following my journey on Instagram, you know a lot has happened. We moved back to California from the Netherlands and it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Lots of packing included. I try to update Insta Stories quite frequently so make sure you follow me on Instagram to see what’s new. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you a super easy and yummy recipe – zucchini pizza. Yum! Also if you scroll…

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BITES

2 INGREDIENT BAKED BANANA CHIPS

August 17, 2017
baked banana chips recipe

Today’s recipe – baked banana chips. Banana chip is one of my favorite snacks. It’s perfect to grab when you are on the go, and you want something quick and sweet. Also super easy to make at home. BAKED BANANA CHIPS RECIPE 2 bananas 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice HOW TO DO IT: Cut the bananas into thin slices. Toss them in a bowl filled with the lemon juice and some water. Let them stay in there. Cover a sheet…

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BEAUTY

ARGAN OIL ELIXIR TO STRENGTHEN YOUR NAILS

August 7, 2017
argan oil elixir that nourish your nails

A couple of months ago, my mom got me this bottle of argan oil elixir. After using it for some time, I wanted to share it with you here on Tea Cups and Tulips because it’s pretty amazing. First, I need to tell you that my mom always finds the coolest products that don’t cost a fortune and this product is one of them. Thanks, mom! Now let’s get back to it. This argan oil elixir is a blend of…

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LIVING

WHY CHEAT DAYS DON’T WORK FOR ME?

July 31, 2017
why cheat days don't work

If you ask me, cheat days don’t work. Even the concept of a cheat day sounds wrong to me. According to urban dictionary, cheat day is “a day on which you are allowed to break your diet, as complete abstinence is impossible for most people. It also provides a reward for the sticking to your nutrition plan over the rest of the week.” SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? You eat healthy for six days straight and then have a day off.…

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