Monday, December 31, 2012

looking back at 2012

2012 was the year I turned 16, the year I traveled a lot Rome, Barcelona, Brussels, it was the year my blog turned one year old, the year I wrote my first DIY posts and the year I bought my DSLR. But I did much more here's an overview what I did.

I started the year in Finland, visiting my friend Emma. We had lots of fun. Back in Holland I had some sunset walks with Tim.

 February was my Ice skating month, I love ice skating it's so awesome to slide over the water where you have sailed once too. 

after the cold February came a sudden temperature switch, It was short pants time. O how I love short pants time, hehe. That month I wrote my first DIY, witch meant a huge increasing of my blog statics.

In April I went to Terschelling with school there we had to make a map of a piece of land. It was fun being outside with my friends. That month I also got my SLR camera, a fifty year old Zenit-E.

In May I bought my DSLR camera, and it was worth its price. That month I also had my one year relationship anniversary with my boyfriend Tim. 

June was my birthday, we had a bonfire in my backyard. I went to a musical about the second world war, that's the airplane picture. And I went to the biggest flea market from Holland.

In July the summer vacation started, and Emma visited me for two weeks, we had a great time. But just before the vacation I had a yumyum birthday high-tea to celebrate the birthday of a friend of mine. I also visited Tim in his vacation house.

In August our first baby chicken was born. I went to see the sunrise with Emma. we celebrated our one year bloggership. Isn't my blog cute with its little party hat, for some reason he didn't eat his cake. And I went to buitenkunst, You could translate that as  outsideart, a camping where you can go to art workshops each day. 

In September the rest of our baby chickens where born. Further I enjoyed the last month of summer eating pizza and watching sunsets.

In October we went to Barcelona. And our chicks grew up a bit as you see. 

ROMA, in November I was in Rome, O gosh what a beautiful time we had. I was there with school. In Holland I wore my winter clothing but there I didn't even wore a jacket. It was great.

In December the first snow fell, but that only lasted a day or two. I went to my first concert. And today I'm celebrating new year.

I wish you all a very happy 2013

*I stole this idea from my friend Emma.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

sweet hollidays

O sweet holidays, two entire weeks of lazy sleepy mornings and afternoons with my boy. Today we went out for a walk and he took the pics, I can't take pictures of myself of course pretty much all the pictures of myself here are taken by him. The day after tomorrow were going to Brussels together. O how I love vacations, two entire weeks sleeping eleven hours a night. I hope you all had a nice Christmas and I wish you all a very happy new year, have you already made some new years resolutions? I'm considering a photo a day project aka project 365.
Dont forget I'm offering free adds, I'm quite a bit disapointed in you guys since I have only one reaction

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DIY doily bags

I made these tree bags with only two simple materials, a doily and a piece of string. you could use them as gift wrapping or to put your socks in so they wont spread out trough your suitcase when you travel. Its a good way to repurpose old dolly's, or perhaps to get a bit of a vintage look under the Christmas tree I thought of this when I was making my homework, hehe.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

free ads

this is the third time that I'll be giving four free adds away. It's really nice to get the happy reactions from those who won. So do you want a link to your website/blog at my add section (at the left) than comment and tell me you want one. I'll be choosing 4 of you. I will make the button so you don't have to worry about that. If you won before or if you entered a previous one you can just enter again. You can enter for something like 10 days maybe a bit longer. And if you win the add will stay a month or a bit longer
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Friday, December 14, 2012


"Maybe I'm just a crazy fool
Who lives by a crazy rule
To bring happy thoughts
Happy thoughts to you"

That's one of my favorite quotes of them. And I've been to their concert, and it was lovely. The singer made some funny jokes like replacing the sentence 'happy thoughts to you' with 'cause happy thoughts are cool' and he told story's about the songs, par example he had bullied someone when he was young because he stuttered, and now his own son stutters, and he regrets that he bullied the boy, and wrote a song about it called better be kind.
here's two of my other favorite qoutes from racoon:
"Flowers pop out of the street, everywhere I place my feet"
"Please don't give up the fight, for no reason"
 "close your eyes you might see something beautiful"

 Racoon is a dutch band and they made 7 albums so far so there is much to listen. their big hit (in the Netherlands) is love you more, that's a great song. The pictures here are made by Tim, but edited by me. He did brought his camera and I forgot.

Monday, December 10, 2012

my first guest post

I wrote my first guest post, its over here at Emma-lee's blog. It's about the matter of camera, here is a little preview, for the complete post look over at in real life.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

first days of snow

 the first snow has fallen here in the Netherlands. I've got some mixed up feelings about snow, at one side its cozy and a white landscape looks nice, but I hate and I really do hate riding my bike to school in the morning when its snowing and yesterdays snow has been frozen over night, so it becomes slippery and all the bike tracks have become hard. And even though you have left your house early you're still to late at school.
but it will all melt down so I can ride my bike safely again, and I finally have water fast shoes so it isn't that bad. but I'm looking forward to ice skating.

Monday, December 3, 2012

life's for the living

"Don't you cry for the lost
Smile for the living
Get what you need and give what you'r given
Life's for the living so live it
Or you're better of dead"

Passenger is one of my new favorite artists. He has some really great songs and great lyrics too, like "I hate pointless status updates on facebook". I think that one to be funny. The picture is one I took in Rome, in the sunset sun on a bridge. enjoying the warmth of our last day in Rome. just like some other passengers did.