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..

woensdag 22 augustus 2012

Day 15: Salt plains

We are fortunate that we can walk from our house to the salt plains.
On Monday we took a long walk with our dogs and we spotted a beautiful dried branch that we have taken home. It remains a wonderful thing; seeing flamingos while walking the dogs. 

zaterdag 18 augustus 2012

These are a few of my favorite things

Hi there!
I have some new favorites that I want to share with you: 

1. At the moment my favorite and (very comfortable) outfit: hat and jumpsuit, by Fezz Caribbean Fashion BazaarFezz is a online Boutique with fashion en trendy accessoires. The first fashionable webshop in the Caribbean!

2. I love old books. Picture seen on Pinterest. Books are the best home accessories.
3. Daphne's surprise babyshower. We enjoyed a delicious picnic made by On y va @ the beach.

4. On Ya va shared a basilicum pesto recipe, yum!  I will definitely try this. 
Photo and  recipe seen on On y va's facebook page. 

Till next week!

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maandag 13 augustus 2012

Things I miss about living in the Netherlands

A lot of people asked me what I miss the most about the Netherlands. Besides my family and close friends, I miss some off the smallest things, that used to be so normal when I lived in there.

Visiting family for a cup of coffee 
Spontaneously visiting my family is one of the things I miss a lot. For example drinking coffee with my dad. Somehow my dad is the best coffee pal, he never stops talking. We were are always discussing business and creating plans for the future. Now we're drinking coffee during skype, that's fun too.

Saturday mornings.
Saturday mornings in Utrecht. I always took my bike and cycled to the market and bought some fresh flowers. And of course I always bought something impulsive at my favorite shops Hema and H&M.

City trips. 
City trips with my sister and friends Marta and Richard. The last trip was in June 2009, when we visited London. We have visited a lot of European city's together. The ability to just go to another city in another country feels like a small vacation. That's 
something you realize when you live on an island.

Friday nights in a different city.
We used to go out with a group of three or four girls. We all lived somewhere else (Amsterdam -Tilburg - Utrecht, Haarlem, Breda), so every three or four months, we've planned a girls night out. Which means a lot of Martini, make-up, dancing, high heals and the worst hangovers... ever.

I never thought I would say this, because I'm a little lazy. On Curacao it's impossible to walk anywhere unless you're planning to have your self killed by a car or a sunstroke. And if there is anything I should add, I miss the parks and the festivals.

I'm trying to visit the Netherlands every year from now on. Some friends have babies now and some friends are married or getting married. A lot of special things happened and I don't want to miss it all.


One of my next posts: Things I love about living in the Caribbean. Believe me this list is much longer!

A picture of our super small apartment in Utrecht

Old photo of me and my friends on a girls night out in Amsterdam

At the airport, ready for London! 2009

woensdag 8 augustus 2012

These are a few of my favorite things

Hi there!

It has been a while since I've posted my favorites, but I'm back in business with some pretty things to share with you! 

From left to right:

1. HandPainted Kashmiri Storage Tins. I love colors and flowers, I wish I had these enamel tins for my kitchen.
2. Driftwood heart, which I've made myself!
3. Fab.ilicious clutches. The grey one is my favorite! This collection is for sale at Sea & Sand Beachwear Curacao.
4. Lovely outfit: the clutch, the white dress and the pink blazer!

I collect more pretty things on my Pinterest boards.

Till next week!