woensdag 21 november 2012

dinsdag 13 november 2012

My simple goals for November

As long as I can remember, I'm working on goals. Usually these are big goals such as weight loss, start my own company, work-out at least 5 times a week etc. I usually fail in these goals because I do not know how to achieve them.

That's why I want to focus on simple goals that will make my life richer and happier on a daily basis. And for the first time, it's not about achieving the end result!

My simple goals for November:

1. I love (hatha) yoga, but with my busy job it is really difficult to find a weekly routine for my yoga classes. I haven't practiced yoga for some weeks now.
Goal: plan two moments in my week schedule, so I have no excuse to miss yoga class.

2. I often have no inspiration for our daily dinner.

Goal: for more daily inspiration write something down each week in my cookbook (which is almost empty), this could be a simple recipe and try to make this recipe.

3. I have a room in our house that I call my office. Actually this is not really an office, but a storage room with a desk. I want to make this room a creative place where I love to work (ok, this is an end goal).
Goal: make a mood board for my new office.

4. My last weeks where very busy and some times a little bit stressful. People call me a workaholic and maybe I am (that's because I have a great job!). But it is also a little bit hard for me to let go..
Goal: work on my daily work-life balance: it's good to work very hard and also relax a lot in my spare time. My favorite words: work hard, play hard.

These are my 4 simple goals for the last two weeks of November.
I am very curious about your simple goals, feel free to share them!

x Joia

I was inspired by the blogpost: 4 simple goals, which I saw on my favorite blog: abeautifulmess.com

zondag 11 november 2012

A short trip to Bonaire

Last Friday I flew to Bonaire for work. From Curaçao it's just fifteen minutes flying, I felt like I just took the bus to another town. The first hours I had a meeting which was very useful. After the meeting, I was taken for a trip around the island and saw some Bonaire highlights. 

vrijdag 26 oktober 2012

Family matters

The last weeks were entirely devoted to family and doing fun things together.
Let's take a look in our Caribbean life..

Family matters @ zanzibar
B-day Joyce @ the cheeseboat.. with a lot of wine and tapas. 
Dinner @ Karakter 
With pretty pregnant Vera @ Zanzibar
Loungen @ Karakter

The most sweetest girls cuddling with the sweetest dogs.
After our first dive @ Scubalodge
Icecream @ Hyatt 
The autumn has arrived in Holland, but here we are still enjoying the Caribbean sunshine..

donderdag 25 oktober 2012

Craft projects: Pimp your notebook

There are many ways to pimp a notebook. I love the girly and vintage style for my craft projects.

Notebook                        Sissor
Glue                                Pretty paper
Photos or pictures          Wrapping-paper
Masking tape

Day #16: On a crafty afternoon

Today I spend a few hours at my messy desk with some masking tape, glue, stamps, stickers and paper. There are a few crafty creations coming u that I want to share with you. 

Maskingtape + book from www,postpapierenzo.nl 

maandag 17 september 2012

Miami South Beach (part 2)

A few more photos from Miami South Beach..

First sushi date in years! 
Happy hour

donderdag 13 september 2012

Miami South Beach (part 1)

Our trip to Miami.. we had such a good time!

Top 3 things you should definitely do in Miami:

Visit Sawgrass Mall: this mall is very big and has great discounts.
You can go there by car or by shuttle bus from your hotel (ask the front desk).

Rent a bike: the best thing we did! Rent a deco bike at South Beach. You can rent these bikes from 1 hour till 4 hours ($5 an hour). This is so fun to do! You can find these bikes at Ocean drive.

Visit ocean drive: It's fun to watch all these people passing by. There are also a lot of restaurants with great specials! 

Hotel recommendation: Chesterfield hotel at Collins Avenue.
If you're looking for a nice boutique hotel at a great location, this is the place to be!
Visit southbeachgroup.com for more boutique hotels in this area.

Chesterfield hotel @ Collins Ave.

We did a lot of shopping! Day 1.....

Caribbean punch cocktail and Budweiser

Ocean Drive

Rent a deco bike  in Miami! 

South Beach Miami

vrijdag 7 september 2012

I'm ready for you Miami!

In a couple of days Max and I are taking our first trip together since we moved to Curacao.
We are going to Miami for a few days and I coulnd't be more exited.  We're planning to do some shopping (of course!), cycling along the beach, lunches, cocktails and dinners.

zaterdag 1 september 2012

We took a morning swim

Day #16 of my 30 days project..

Do I need to say more? I hope your weekend is full of bliss! 

Lola Vegas and Polly Magoo

My treasures! 

Polly Magoo

Rick James does not like swimming

vrijdag 31 augustus 2012

Let's get organized!

Hi there!

I collected some pretty pictures on my Pinterest board 'Let's get organised'.
Currently I'm cleaning and organizing my little office, I promise I will share pictures when it's finished.

Below some pretty good ideas for organizing your home. For more pictures check my Pinterest board.

Organized kitchen 

Organized mail + business cards

Organized boxes with pictures: Abeautifulmess.com

All your pictures, ideas and collections on your wall.
I want this kind or organisation for my crafty creations! 

I want this desk!! Love the colours..