This is one of the most awful and hard posts I have ever needed to write, so please be gentle on me if I make any weird mistakes. You know that I have moved to England last week (if you don’t: here’s the blogpost) and you also know how enthusiastic I was about this change. Unfortunately this is not the happy, positive post I wanted to write about this move. Actually, this is the post where I tell you why I am flying back to The Netherlands today.
I am a huge fan of words. Especially beautiful, inspirational words. Words like hope, dare, love and live. Words to live my life by and words that inspire me to do more and feel positive. For me it was important to phisically bring these words with me when I am moving abroad, in a fun and creative way.
I love to read, but somehow I always seem to read a bit more during the summer days. Maybe it’s because of the time I spend lying in the sun or the evenings I spend out in the garden. I don’t really know, but I do know that during these summer reads, my favorite books are always the lightweighted funny ones. Like these awesome pieces!
A couple of days ago I was watching Monsters Inc. (The only film with monsters involved, that I do actually watch), and I came up with this new cute idea. Unfortunately we (in The Netherlands) do not really attend Halloween, and I probably couldn’t have waited will November to make this anyway, so I just had to make them right now!
No crafting post today but a small, or rather gigantic, personal update. In the coming month of August I will be going through some huge changes in my life, and I wanted too share the things going on in my life before they are actually happening. You all know that I live in The Netherlands, but in August that will no longer be the case. I will be living in Cambridge, England for a year.
The weather in The Netherlands is crazy the last couple of days. 30 degrees and counting. I’m not a big fan of this kind of heat, but there are always positive sides. You can eat the newest ice cream flavours, wear dresses without leggins and get a natural tan. These ice cream tattoos are my positive side to this heatwave, they are colorful, fun and they will never melt!
You know me, and you all know how much I love parties and sparkle. So when I found out that the next couple of days are going to be very sunny around here; I wanted to make a few little craft details to show me love for the summer and the sun. And what do you use more on a lovely summer days, then a glass of fresh, cold lemonade.
Lately I have some fancy events on my schedule, what means that I took the oppertunity to shop for some new, fancy, evening dresses. I found the most adorable ones online, but I needed a little something to make the outfit my own. Something persona and a little uniquel. And what says personal more, than a homemade necklace.
I love fresh drinks and I love them even more when they have some decorations in them, like umbrella’s or colorful straws. In the summer I love putting ice cubes in my drinks, and now I can combine the decorations with the refreshing ice cubes, by taking my favorite party supply: confetti.
Whenever I got asked: ‘Why aren’t you going out to clubs’, I always got somewhat embarrassed because I just didn’t know. I tried going out a few times, but it just never got me the excitement or energy that I saw on the other people. The excitement they got from dancing in crowds and screaming in eachothers ears, I seemed to get from reading a book at home. I felt left out a lot, that’s the reason I really tried to be an club-kinda person, but I couldn’t help but feel horrible in those settings. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t enjoy what everybody around me seemed to enjoy.
Until I heard about the difference between introvert and extravert people. A difference that made me see that I wasn’t crazy or weird, and that I was not the only one.