Today is my 21th birthday! 21! It sounds so grown-up and put together, like you’ll have everything under control once you turn twenty-one and the world will become a place where you can grow and accomplish many, many things. Because you are an adult now! I can honestly say that I have nothing under control at the moment, the world feels way to big and I am a whole bunch of things… but definitely not an adult.
After a lovely warm and sunny summer it can be a bit depressing seeing the weather change and the clouds getting dark early at night. Almost every year this happens to me, but this year everything seems different. I have never been this excited for the fall ever, in my life, never! The warm colors, beautiful nature and drinking a lot of hot chocolate make me really enthusiastic. And when I am enthusiastic about something… I cover it with confetti!
I am a bit obsessed with these milkshake straws from IKEA. With obsessed I mean that I drink all my cold beverages with a pastel colored straw in them, and that I feel really sad thinking that when it gets colder I will drink a lot less cold lemonade and a lot more hot chocolate. And although I love hot chocolate… You can’t drink it with a straw. So I had to come up with new, fun, ideas to keep these lovely pastel straws in my life.
We are happy to live in a building with beautiful windows, unfortunately we are also living on the bottom floor. Which means that every person who walks on the sidewalk can (and will) look directly into our living room. I don’t always like strangers seeing me, so we live with closed curtains most of the time. But sometimes I love to wrap the curtains in this colorful chain and wave to all the strangers who look at me like I am some kind of weirdo.
I adore jewelry and I am always looking for new ways to show them off. Earrings maybe my least favorite jewelry (at the moment), but I still adore the few pieces I have and I hated all of the storage boxes that put them out of sight. I wanted to show of my amazing pieces, because (hey!) I haven’t paid €5 to keep them in a locker did I?
Have you ever experienced parties, that aren’t really parties? I hate those boring celebrations, where the only festive thing is the cake. So I made a small crafty gift idea, to make sure that you never have to go to a boring party anymore. If the host won’t spice up the party, than the guests have to do it for them!
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!