Picking a wall colour

 Posted by on October 3, 2014  Home Decor, Life
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On Wednesday, october 1st, we got the keys to our new house. This also means it’s time to buy some paint and paint a wall, amongst other things.

A few weeks ago I went to a hardware store to get some paint samples. When I say some I mean 21, I went a little crazy picking out colours. I kinda already decided I wanted to go with a shade of blue for 1 wall in my bedroom. I want to keep the others white and just 1 wall in a different colour to give it a splash of colour.

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But who knew there are so many different shades of blue, okay I already knew. But when you look at them up close they look so different to each other, while they all look alike. So yeah I grabbed 21 colour samples to take home with me. I think I spend over 30 minutes just staring at all the samples and picking them up and putting others back down. I made myself a nice collection of various blue and grey shades, mostly blue. In my process of picking out colours I think I had around 40-50 samples in my hand at 1 point, some looking very similar to each other. Those needed further inspection and when I couldn’t really decide what shade I liked more I picked the one with the name I liked most. Because all colours are named like: Dolphin (that one I picked because of the name. and I liked the shade of grey as well) Ocean, Aqua, Rested, Milky Way, Ocean Blue, Open Sea (which is just the nicest and clearest blue colour ever, but way to dark to put on a wall in my opinion).

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For some reason I felt kinda weird just picking blue and grey shades so I went for 3 pink ones. They have names like: Blush and Old Pink. Just to mix it up.Even though I knew I would never go for pink.

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As soon as I got home and looked through all the samples again I already kinda decided what colour to go with and right now I’m like 90% sure I want that colour on my wall. I have till friday to make my decision. But I can assure you it will probably be either:

Aqua.

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Aqua Blue

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Milky Way

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At first I really wanted Aqua or Aqua Blue. But I’ve been staring at paint samples a lot and I really like Milky Way.  You can’t really see the colours that well in the pictures but that’s because I took them with my phone. I already packed up most of my stuff and I couldn’t find my camera anymore.

It’s Almost Moving Day.

 Posted by on September 29, 2014  Life
Sep 292014
 

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We’re getting the keys to our new house this week.. Which is exciting and hard at the same time, because it means we’re leaving the house I grew up in and lived in my entire life. It’s the place where lives started and ended. I was born in this house and my Dad died here a little over 2 years ago. He loved this place, as do I, and it feels weird leaving this place.

But the house is getting way to big, it’s just me and my mom living here. There’s a big garden a lot of rooms and it’s hard keeping everything clean and nice. Let’s not even talk about the costs of keeping a house this big. So my mom decided it was time to move to a smaller place. I still live at home and decided to move with her, because let’s be honest, it’s cheaper than getting my own place.

Anyways, with moving comes a lot of packing, boxes, shopping, painting and what not. We’ve already picked out our kitchen which will be placed next week. And because of that we just decided that my bedroom has to be done first because I’ve got the easiest bed to move. This means that the upcoming week I won’t be online much because in less than I week I have to: Buy and pick a paint colour, buy stuff at Ikea for my room, pack up my room, move all the things to the new house, paint a wall, build up all the things and decorate the room. About some of these things I will make a blog post and I’m hoping to get those done before we get the keys to the house so I can just upload them during the upcoming week.

The Autumn Tag 2014

 Posted by on September 25, 2014  Life
Sep 252014
 
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Since today was, for me, the first day that really felt like autumn because it was coldish, I wore a scarf, and it rained a lot. So I decided it was time to get cracking on this post. I’ve had it saved in my drafts for a while to work out. And today is the day the world get’s to read it. I stumbled upon this tag on this blog.

Ok we’re talking coffee’s – what’s your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?
I always go to Starbucks or just a simple coffee shop. If I’m at a simple coffee shop I’ll just get a cappuccino. But at Starbucks I’ll get a Pumpkin Spice Latte, preferably extra hot and not to much of the whipped cream.

Accessories – what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
During autumn I mostly opt for a simple scarf. Not to thick I’ll safe those for the winter. That’s actually the only thing I really wear out of those during autumn. I only ever wear gloves when it’s really freezing. but sometimes I’ll wear fingerless gloves during autumn.

Music – what’s your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?
My music taste is almost always the same, it goes all over the place. Even during autumn.

Perfume – what’s your favourite scent for this time of year?
Balenciaga Florabotanica, but then again I love that scent. I’ll wear it everyday of the year. Only I need a new bottle because mine is empty.

Candles – what scents will you be burning this season?
I don’t really burn candles. I know SHOCKER. But for some reason I never seem to find a smell I really like. Also I don’t know where to find the good candles overhere. But I really want to get my hands on a good candle. Also if you’ve got any tips on good candle brands and scents. Leave them in the comments and I’ll try to find them and check them out!

What do you love most about Autumn?
All my TV shows are coming back from hiatus. I think that’s one of the main things I look forward too. Because I’ve missed some of them A LOT. (yay Agents of shield is back! I think that’s the one I might have missed most of all.)

Favourite make up look?
Just the look I go with everyday. Brownish/nude eyeshadow some mascara and depending on how much time I’ve got some eyeliner. and if I feel like it a red lip. I need to get some darker colours for the winter though. Because I have mostly orange red and pink red. I need a more berry like colour.

What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
I don’t know. I don’t really have any plans. I’m going to an amusement park with friends this sunday. So that’s fun and in October me and my mom are moving. So yeah little bit of painting and ikea shopping is going to happen. That’s nice too.

I’m not really the tagging kind of person. So feel free to do this if you want to!

Missing: Hard Rock Cafe Oreo Cheesecake!

 Posted by on September 5, 2014  Food
Sep 052014
 

Last Sunday my friends and I went to Amsterdam for the Musical Sing-A-Long. It’s just a big live event where people can sing along to some songs of the musicals that will be playing in the theaters in the upcoming cultural year. The Musical Sing-A-Long is the end of the festivities that mark the beginning of the cultural year in the Netherlands. Anyways I went with my friends because they really like musicals and I’m not as big as a fan but I like some but any excuse to go to Amsterdam is a good one.

Whenever we go to Amsterdam we go out for dinner at the Hard Rock Café. We were really looking forward to going this time because of the Oreo Cheesecake. When we were in London last summer we went out for dinner at the Hard Rock Café as well, as is our tradition, and we discovered the Oreo Cheesecake!

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Sadly we discovered this gem on the menu way to late so we had a starter and a main with a side of onion rings so we were all quite full. But after a short discussion and some thinking we decided to get 1 piece of the cheesecake and share it between the 6 of us.

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When the Oreo Cheesecake arrived we all took a good look at it, and some pictures, before we went in for our first bite. The first bite was a careful one, not knowing what to expect. But the second the spoon passed our lips and we got a taste of this wonder we attacked the piece of cheesecake. It was gone within a minute. The staff standing behind our must have been laughing at us. Because I would’ve had I been one of them. Because, in my mind, we looked like a group of lions attacking an antelope.

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Even looking at the description on the website is making my mouth water

CHEESECAKE MADE WITH OREO® COOKIE PIECES
Made in-house, a generous helping of Oreo® cookies baked in our rich and creamy NY-style cheesecake, with a decadent Oreo® cookie crust.

So as you can imagine we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this again. This time making sure we all had room left to get a piece for ourselves! We decided to ask our server beforehand if they still had some Cheesecake. She told us that they took it off the menu! We were shocked! It was heavenly and it wasn’t on the menu anymore. Apparently they took it off a month ago, but hadn’t changed the menu on the website yet!

Dear Hard Rock Café,

if you are reading this: PLEASE bring back the Oreo Cheesecake because my friends and I are deeply in love with it and we would love to enjoy this little piece of heaven again!

With Love,

Me and my friends

 

Vistaprint Phone Case Review

 Posted by on August 19, 2014  Miscellaneous
Aug 192014
 

I’ve always wanted to get a phone cover/case with a picture of my own choosing. I’ve had the picture I wanted to use picked out a while ago I just had to find the right opportunity to order one.

One day I decided I’d done enough waiting and I gone and ordered my phone case at VistaPrint (this may have had something to do with me playing the Kim Kardashian Game and wanting free points but still) I ordered the case and a week or 2 later I think it arrived.

As soon as I got it out of the package I was happy because:
A) it looked good and B) the case is really thick.

I ordered the soft case because I prefer those over the hard ones. This particular case has all the benefits of the soft case but the picture is printed on the hard case and those to are mixed together.

The case is a nice snug and tight fit for my iPhone 5s! Also the material is very thick. This makes it harder to scratch the screen when your phone falls on the floor.

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Also I accidentally dropped my phone on a stone floor and no scratches and whatsoever on my phone with this cover.

There is 1 downside to the cover. This I discovered later one after using it for a while. The picture scratches off. There are a few white scratches through the picture now. And there’s even 1 spot that’s a little bigger.

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I ordered the case at: http://www.vistaprint.com.
I got myself the Protective iPhone 5/5s Case
The case cost me a total of € 20,03 that includes the Case for € 11,98, delivery € 4,57 and a VAT of 3,48