November 28, 2015

Christmas wishlist

Here in Belgium, Sinterklaas is coming next week on Sunday (at least if you've been good this year... but I know I have so no worries there). Only three weeks later it's Christmas as well, so the perfect time for making lists, I thought! Here's my Christmas wish list already;

1. Simply Nigella // 2. Baking thingy // 3. Baking tin // 4. Tripod // 5. IKEA giftcard

Since the Boyfriend and I are slowly thinking about moving in together (sometime in September/October of 2016), we're already starting to purchase small things like a little table or some decorations. You know, to spread the costs a little bit. Of course, we can't buy any of the big things yet until we know how big our apartment will be so therefore I chose a gift card of IKEA (that way we can spent that money later on bigger furniture) and on the other hand, I requested a lot of baking/cooking things. We'll need them eventually and they will already come in handy for my little 'cookbook'- project. 

What's on your Christmas wishlist?

November 20, 2015

13 things to do on a rainy day.

When  you live in Belgium, you get used to rain. A lot of rain. Although I have to say, we've had an incredible summer this year but it's been different too. An entire month of rain in August, for example. Seriously, I'm not exagerating: nothing but rain! Saying goodbye to summer this year was extra hard because you never know what next year is going to bring and for all I know, this might have been the best summer in a very long time. But I decided to be positive about it and embrace those typical Belgian rainy days. Just because it's raining, doesn't mean it has to be boring! If you're uninspired on what to do on those cold, rainy days, I will help get you started with 13 things to do on rainy days:
  1. Have a spa day. Because what's better than spoiling yourself for an entire day? Take a warm hot bath, take care of your skin (using your own body scrub), pamper yourself with a mani/pedi and just relax...
  2. Make a cup of hot chocolate milk and cuddle up under a blanket with a good book.
  3. ... or forget about the book and just watch the raindrops (the sound of rain can be so soothing)
  4. Invite some friends over and have a movie/girls night (see point 1 as well)
  5. Online shopping. Because not being able to go outside doesn't mean you can't go shopping.
  6. Clean out your closet/desk/whatever needs to be cleaned out.
  7. Stop procrastinating. Okay, maybe this one doesn't sound as appealing as the other ones, but believe me, you'll feel better when you finished that one project you've been putting of for all this time. So go cook that recipe, make that DIY, finish that scrapbook or whatever project you were working on... You know what I'm talking about.
  8. Reorganize/redecorate a random room. Because you can.
  9. Cook ahead. Prepare yourself for a busy week ahead and already plan and if possible cook the meals for next week. It will save you so much precious time when coming home from work.
  10. Plan a weekend getaway. I'm sure you can use one.
  11. Game night! I'll admit I hate board games (truly hate them) but I'm always ready for a night of Singstar or Just dance!
  12. Make a capsule wardrobe (more on that here)
  13. Or... go outside and go dancing in the rain... You know you want to.
What do you like to do on a rainy day?

    November 11, 2015

    Asombrosa Argentina.

    (okay, I'll admit it; I totally google translated that title! I don't speak a word Spanish)

    Argentina Iguazu waterfalls

    So, we've established that I made it back home safely from Argentina... but did you really think that this small little post was all I was going to share about my trip to the other side of the world?! Uhm... No! It was my first travel experience outside of Europe and I loved it! I might have been a little homesick from time to time, but it was totally worth it! I will try not to over share all of my pictures (I have a lot of them) and briefly summarise where I've been. We only did the north of Argentina because the country is so big that we would have needed three other weeks to see the south as well (and I don't get that much time of from work). So, a quick summary of my three week trip in Argentina:

    November 3, 2015

    September + October.

    As I spent almost the entire month of September in Argentina, I thought I'd also include October in this months' overview to not go overboard with pictures of Argentina. So here's an overview of what I did in Argentina and how I settled back in upon my return.

    1. Everything alrighty in Buenos Aires, just sending a little pictures to ease my parents' mind // 2. In Salta, they had huge daiquiri's // 3. And I saw the most beautiful waterfalls of my life // 4. Some quality time before a rafting trip // 5. First day back at work; preparing for our team event (a murder dinner) and eating theme appropriate cupcakes // 6. I also got to dress up like a 20s flapper girl // 7. We also went to a wedding and I had fun with my sisters-in-law // 8. And one of them snatched this photo of the Boyfriend and I // 9. The Boyfriend and I also tried a new restaurant in Antwerp and absolutely loved everything we ate. Be sure to check out the Felix Pakhuis! // 10. I discovered Coffeelovers in Maastricht; such a beautiful location // 11. Flashback: doing homework again // 12. I went to a Fall Out Boy concert // 13. Breakfast @Charlies (also in Antwerp) // 14. The bf and I made some delicious pana cotta // 15. AND nachos! Hmmm... nachos