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August 21, 2016


A little something, completely different today! Those who’ve been following me for a while, might remember the blogposts I wrote about my anxiety a long, lo-ooooóng, time ago. For those new to my blog, and unfamiliar with my history: I’ve been struggling with social anxiety for quite some time now. And somewhere along the road, I’ve stopped writing about it on WM; but why? 

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August 16, 2016


I know. I know. I’m incredibly late-to-the-party! But, I recently purchased my first,- ever- cookbook! The reason for only purchasing one now?! … I simply couldn’t choose! I’d set my standards pretty high, (but not unreasonable): 1.) The cookbook needed to contain a lot of variety in recipes. 2.) There should be a section about desserts. 3.) The book needs clear, good how-to’s. … And a few more. It might’ve took me a while, but these standards got me an AWESOME cookbook!

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July 23, 2016

Birthday Party

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve spend the last 4 days in Disneyland Paris. And that I had the most fun EVER! But I’m back now, and being surrounded by happy children has made me think about how much I wanna host a children’s party! Do you remember those colorful celebrations filled with candy and sweets?!  Why shouldn’t a 22-year-old be allowed to host a party like that?!

July 17, 2016

Emoji Yahtzee

Summer nights are spend in the backyard; filled with snacks and tournaments of our favorite old-fashioned games. One of my personal favorites is Yahtzee, but let’s be honest: Yahtzee needs a modern twist! So I thought of a nice, new, variation of this game. No dull dices anymore.. Instead we’ll use fun emoji’s! And don’t worry: I’ll explain the rules of emoji yahtzee later! 

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July 13, 2016

Pippi Longstocking

Everything has one or two children’s books that they should’ve read… but never did. Right?! For me, one of those books is Pippi Longstocking. I’ve watched the ’90’s tv-show, and seen the films: but somehow I didn’t read the book. Now, as a 22-year-old I’ve been dying to read about one of my childhood hero’s (especially when the book has a cover this beautiful!).

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July 7, 2016


It’s no secret that I love a good documentary, but several weeks ago I discovered a Dutch television network that broadcasts documentaries ALL NIGHT LONG. Best discovery ever?! Now, every evening is spend at home, watching 50-minute long documentaries about luxurious lifestyles and fancy companies. My favorites! Ánd because staying in luxurious hotels is way-out-of-our budget, I came up with a few easy, cheap steps to create a little bit of the first-class lifestyle!

June 28, 2016

Superhero Piggy Bank

I have mentioned, in my last blogpost, how I am going to start all fresh on WM.  However, a few of my old blogposts will make a new appearance on the blog, ’cause I’m incredibly happy with how they turned out, and I have to start with this comics piggy bank. One of my favorite DIY-projects, and the start of my obsession with wooden materials. 

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June 24, 2016

Dutch Breakfast Chocolate Sprinkles

One of my absolute favorite things about The Netherlands: our special breakfast chocolate sprinkles! We call them ‘Hagelslag’. Do any other countries have these?! They are delicious (obviously. They’re chocolate. Sprinkles!) and multi-functional! You can use them on your toast, yoghurt ánd sandwiches! And they have their own extra fun edition! Chocolate Sprinkles with little bits of funky candy.

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June 20, 2016

Summer Bookclub Picnic

I hope y’all are in a festive summer mood. I know I am. Ok. Not all days are filled with sunshine (yet), but we’re gonna focus on the ones that are! We need to spend those days outside as much as humanly possible! And the best way to do that?!…. A PICNIC. Dúh! And while we are there: why not combine a perfect summer picnic with a perfect summer book?!

June 9, 2016

Charm Bookmarks

How many of you share my obsession for bookmarks?! When it comes to them, I don’t think I’ll ever have enough. Currently I own 15! I blame it all on the amount of options. Paper. Metal. Magnetic. They can’t really expect me to just choose one, right?! And what about all the pretty patterns and designs?! It’s too much. TOO MUCH! But I am not complaining. On the contrary: I just make some more!

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