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Things I like lately

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While I’m settling down in our new apartment I finally find the time again to appreciate the little things:

  • All the new plant babies in our new home (makes me a very happy plant mom)
  • Eating all the summer fruits; strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes and watermelon
  • The new Radiohead album! Hoping it will be available on Spotify soon
  • Season 6 of Game Of Thrones- such a good start of the season, could be my favorite so far! Also love the new episodes of Orphan Black on Netflix
  • Coffee beans from Sweet Cup in Amsterdam (with notes of chocolate, sweet citrus and spices)
  • Walks in the forest (and the fact that the forest is now at the end of my street)
  • Reading on the couch in the evenings. I’m reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and made a quick start in Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
  • The concert of Andrew Bird I went to in Paradiso, Amsterdam
  • Finding the perfect striped dressIMG_2810

Our Christmas Table Setting

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It’s Christmas Eve! I’ve been so excited for Christmas and I can’t believe it’s finally here. Tomorrow, on Christmas Day I turn 28 so our Christmas is filled with family, gifts and lots of good food. Here are the photos I took yesterday of our Christmas Table setting while testing it to see how it would look. This is how we will set our table tomorrow evening to enjoy a lovely dinner together.

I’m really happy how the table setting turned out. Green, a darkish blue and white; a perfect natural atmosphere. And being a graphic designer comes in quite handy when you’re make menu cards :). I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  
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Festive mood

candleholderWe decorated the house with Christmas decorations this week. I’m a huge fan of Christmas (I was born on Christmas day) and I love every single bit of it. Putting up the tree takes so much time but it’s always totally worth it. I bought some new ornaments as well this year to fill up some empty spots that we had last year. We decided to keep our tree classic with white and silver tones and I’m really happy with how the tree looks. Because I’m quite the perfectionist I spent 7 hours to put it up… especially the lights are taking up so much time! The last few days I spent every evening curled up on the couch next to tree with a good book.

P.S. the candleholder on top is also new- look at that shape!

Christmas Tree