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To my heitie.

Hope you are having an amazing day and a great holiday!

See ya in a week or 2. X




15 Questions Hardly Anybody Asks

vraagtekenSometimes you come across some questions that, normally, you would never have thought of and in that case also would never have asked somebody. But the questions in this case aren’t that weird and the answers could turn out pretty funny or interesting. So i thought why not and go for it? Lets go people!

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
I have turned one of the bedrooms in my house in to a ‘walk in closet’ & the door to that room is always closed when i go to sleep. As well all the other doors on the landing. Except for my bedroom door. That one is always open. Don’t know why, maybe that way all the ghosts and spirits can come and go as they wish (even though walls and closed doors are a piece of cake to them haha).

Do you take home the shampoo, conditioner & soaps from the hotels?
Yes i do! And only that. The towels, decorations & anything else you can think of i leave it behind. (I work in a hotel & you’d be surprised what people take home with them!)

Sleeping with the sheets over your head or below?
Below. I think i would suffocate if they’re over my head.

Ever steal a street sign?
Ehhh yea i did. When i was in college. Cycling back to a friend’s house after a night out in the town we came across a sign that would look amazing in their house. So we took it. Not proud of that moment and honestly i can’t even remember what kind of sign it was.

Do you use ‘to do’ lists?
Of course. Way to many. And that makes getting thing done really difficult. Need to get a better system for that!

Do you have freckles?

Have you ever peed in the woods?
Yes i have, multiple times. During my military training we spent some times in the woods and when you got to go, you got to go!

What’s this weeks song?
That has to be Hunter Hayes & Jason Mraz ‘Everybody’s got somebody but me’. Such a catching song, is stuck in my head for a while now.

What’s the size of your bed?
It’s a straight forward bed: mattress size 140 x 200. The comforter is 240 x 200/220.

Is there anything that’s irritating you right now?
There is, it’s swim related thing but it’s something i can’t change. Wrote all my thoughts on it down and hopefully soon there will be a meeting and it can be resolved (not getting my hopes up btw)

What’s your favorite food?
There is so so much i like.

Do you chew pens and or pencil?
Never! I find it so yucky.

Do you still watch cartoons?
Yes i do!!! I’m still a little kid at heart.

Do you count your steps while you walk?
No i don’t.

Do you dance even if there’s no music to dance to?
I really do need music to dance. And when i hear music i like i can get wild and dance like a freak!

Okay now you know a little bit more about me. And if after this you want to know even more about me, just ask away!

Ikea Love

I love Ikea. Love Love Love it. And when i found out they were introducing a papershop, i knew i needed to check it out. Now i haven’t yet physically been to a store since the launch, but i did go online and checked it out. And of course made a little wish list for the next time i’m going. Check it out!

Ikea wishlist

1.Välbekant sticky notes 2. Särskild note-book 3. Välberkant clipboard

4. Välberkant magnetic notepad 5. Visionär decorations 6. Daterad gift bag


Hammock Lounging

IMG_5702As i’m writing this, it’s around 25 degrees (celsius) outside and inside my house it’s probably a bit warmer. That’s what you get when your main livingroom windows are facing south and there are no blinds only curtains to keep the direct sunlight out. But i’m not complaining, not yet haha. I do have to come up with a solution before the real heat is coming this summer though.

But that’s not why i started this post. With this beautiful weather i really wished i had a hammock. Especially after i enjoyed my aunts hammock earlier this month (picture left). The sheer joy of just laying there, reading a book and rocking a little bit. Okay sitting in my lawn chairs is comfy too, but a hammock would be the ultimate. I also have the perfect spot in my garden in mind.

So i’ve looking around on the net if i could find some that are pretty and affordable. And i did. Loving the one on the left and also the middle one is very good, but the one on the far rightt has to be my favorite. Not realistic but a girl can dream can’t she?!



Keeper or Goner?

keep-calm-and-get-organized-7Spending a whole day(say about 8 hours) catching up on your Bloglovin’, YouTube, Twitter & Facebook is not a good thing right?! No i didn’t think so. But when i’ve had a busy week it does take me a day to get caught up with all things www related. And after i’m finished i can be so inspired to blog, post and all that jazz but by then i’m completely done with the whole internet thing. Not a good thing!

After adding up the numbers i’m coming to the conclusion that it’s getting out of hand, i’m admitting i have a problem. What the numbers are? We’ll lets see. I’m following 150 blogs on Bloglovin’, subscribed to 95 YT Channels, following 256 twitter accounts o and of courses there’s also Instagram, can’t forget about that one. where I’m following 264 Grammers.

That’s all together Way to much. Yep Way with a capital W. Something has to change. I have to change this time-consuming but o so lovely hobby of mine and i need to start cleaning up or cleaning out my subscription boxes and start unfollowing! But where to start and who or what to drop? I’m following all these people for a reason, they inspire me, make fun YouTube videos & write awesome blogs and take awesome pictures.

And that is exactly what my ‘keep’ or ‘get rid of’ criteria were. Did the post or YT clip make me laugh, did it inspire me and do the posts, clips and pictures all together enrich my life? If they do it’s a keeper, if they don’t… well it’s a goner! Okay maybe it wasn’t that easy but sticking with these general rules helped me a lot. Also i got some advice from the one and only Tyler Oakley. He was spot on with his The only life advice you need (watch it *here*).

So as of today i’ve been digitally downsizing and loving it!  All numbers have come down and hopefully it will only take me half a day next time. Twitter was very easier. People that hadn’t posted anything in a while or mostly post things that aren’t interesting to me had to go! Bloglovin’ and Youtube were the most challenging. So many great blogs and channels! And while i was on a purge&organize spree i also went over to my Facebook. To many ‘Friends’.

This purge was a good one, even liberating in a way. Think i might even make this digital cleanup a 6 monthly thing. How ’bout that?!

Sad, it’s just Sad!

Yep i’m a sad excuse for a blogger. Every time i think i’m getting back into ‘the game’ of blogging something happens (or nothing for that matter) and i forget to write for weeks. It’s not that i don’t have anything to say or to share, i have lots, but for some reason nothing ends up on here. Why is that? A mind-boggling question that i’ve asked myself over & over and after some time i can finally give myself multiple answers. And with these answers i’ve come to the realisation that i’m in desperate need of some structure and guidance to keep me from getting sidetracked.

I also realized that i don’t wanna blog everyday, for me it’s just not achievable, but i think that twice a week is doable (maybe three times, but then i maybe pushing it). Next i also need to figure out what the best days will be for me to post, what i want to blog about (plan ideas ahead even if it’s just a general idea, not detailed yet) and if i want to have a reoccurring kind of post (and what the frequency could be). Decisions, decisions, decisions and loads to think about!

So for now i’m going to give you some of my ‘currently’ stuff  and i’ll be back soon!

READING: I just rejoined the library about 3 weeks ago and i’m so so happy i did. The first time i only took 2 books home, but when i went last week i took 5! You can take up to 10 books total & borrow/ keep them for 3 weeks. I can read fast, but not fast enough to be going for the full 10 books in 3 weeks. So 5 will be a more realistic number. But back to the question, right now i’m reading  Are you my Mother by Louise Voss. And Geek Girl will be the next.
WATCHING: I’m trying to catch up on all the shows i watch online. That means all the episodes of  ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘2 Broke Girls’, ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Hart of Dixie’ that aired in the last couple of weeks.
LISTENING TO: The new album by Jacqueline Govaert, Songs to Soothe. Going to her concert at Paradiso in September!
EATING: The last of the chocolate easter eggs and it’s making me a bit nauseous.
THINKING ABOUT: Making a moodboard/ inspiration board. I have loads of magazines and already cut out some cute stuff. Just need to figure out the how, when and where!
LOVING: The sun being out more and more !
FEELING THANKFUL: For just being here and having amazing family and friends i can call anytime!
MAKING ME HAPPY: Very corny but the song Happy by Pharrell