STYLE

Chunky Beanie + Cozy Jackets Under $50

January 23, 2017
Cozy Jackets under $50

I wore this outfit over the weekend. Have I mentioned how much I love a cute chunky beanie? Since it’s pretty cold and windy here in the Hague, wearing a warm beanie is an absolute must. I got this one from here but it’s already sold out, so I linked to a few similar options below. Also, I realized how much I love sweater dresses. They are stretchy and easy to wear, even now with my growing belly. Do you remember…

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DRINKS LIVING

Warm Almond Butter Hot Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

January 18, 2017
Warm almond butter hot chocolate smoothie recipe

If you love hot chocolate but you’re looking for a healthier alternative than the powder packages they sell in the stores, I got you! Today we’re making warm almond butter hot chocolate smoothie. I’ve tried this recipe a couple of times and this is just the perfect combination. Not too sweet, no added sugars. You really have to try it to believe me how good it is. It’s packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, calcium, and potassium. So lots of good…

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STYLE

Oversized Sweater and Faux Leather

January 16, 2017
Oversized sweater and faux leather leggings

Today’s outfit has everything I love in an outfit. It’s easy, it’s comfy, and it’s cozy. I’ve had this particular sweater for more than two years. Surprisingly, it’s still in great shape and happens to be one of my favorite sweaters. I love everything about turtlenecks! They’re just so classy, don’t you think? Also, oversized sweaters are a must for the winter, and a must if you’re pregnant in the winter: wink wink. I’ve been getting bigger, and it’s harder and…

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LIVING

Best of 2016: A Year in Review

January 13, 2017
Best of 2016

It’s hard to think of one word that would describe 2016. There were just way too many things that happened in my personal life and I shared a big chunk of my experiences here on the blog. If you remember in the beginning of the year, I traveled back to the states to officially become a US citizen. Yay for that, right? I was postponing the whole process for last 4 or 5 years and now it just feels right.…

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BEAUTY

How to Dry Brush and Why You Need to Start Today

January 11, 2017
How to dry brush and why is dry brushing good for you?

Have you heard of dry brushing? If you haven’t I hope this post will help clear things out for you. We will talk what is dry brushing, how to dry brush and what are the benefits of dry brushing. It’s truly an amazing thing for your skin, so if you haven’t started with dry brushing, you should. It leaves you with smooth and soft skin. It removes dead skin cells plus it’s the best way for exfoliation. Dry brushing has…

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HOME LIVING

12 Fabulous Home Decor Finds You Won’t Believe are Under $30

January 9, 2017
Fabulous home decor finds under $30

FEATHER-SHAPED PLATE | GOLD STAINLESS STEEL COASTERS | DENIM PILLOW | CONCRETE SOY WAX CANDLE | METAL WIRE BASKET | PHOTO FRAME | HEART DISH | STEMLESS WINE GLASSES | GOLD-SILVER SALAD SERVERS | WHITE GOLD TEALIGHT HOLDER | IVORY FAUX FUR THROW | MARBLE CANDLEHOLDERS | Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love home decor. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I’m constantly pinning interior design ideas. There is just something about home decor items…

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STYLE

How to Stay Warm on a Cold Day

January 5, 2017
how to dress warm on a cold day

I hope it’s warm where you are. It’s freezing here in the Netherlands, and as you may know already if you’re following me on Instagram, I’m fighting a cold. Actually, my daughter and I are both sick. Let me tell you, being pregnant and ill is no fun. The winter this year is no joke, it feels way colder than last year. So today I wanted to share a few tips on how to stay warm on a cold day.…

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DRINKS LIVING

Carrot Mango Smoothie For Radiant Skin

December 30, 2016
Carrot Mango Smoothie for radiant skin

You know those days when you don’t feel like having a big breakfast. A smoothie is an excellent choice for those days. Light, full of vitamins and a great way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies. This carrot mango smoothie has been one of my favorites lately. It’s packed with beta-carotin which is an antioxidant, good for your skin and eyes. It also has lots of potassium, magnesium, and fiber. So really, really good stuff for you. I’m obsessed…

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LIVING

A Look Back at My First Trimester

December 21, 2016
A look back at my first trimeste

As of today, I’m 22 weeks pregnant with our baby boy! In this post, I wanted to share everything that I experienced during my first trimester. When I was pregnant with Belle almost 8 years ago, we told people right away. So about a week or two after we found out I was pregnant, we shared the news. This time it was different. The only people we told right away was family and close friends. Then we waited until we…

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STYLE

Holiday Gift Guide For Men

December 15, 2016
Holiday Gift Guide For Men

The men in our lives are the most difficult to shop for, am I right? So today I’ve rounded up some ideas just for them. A holiday gift guide for men (dad/brother/husband/boyfriend). Christmas is less than two weeks away, can you believe it? But there is still some time left to order gifts and get them in time before Christmas. Also, many stores give you the option to order online and pick it up in store. And if you want…

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