vrijdag 31 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy - Day 11 Enjoy the little things

Sometimes happiness can be found in the littlest of things. This week I bought myself a pink tiny notebook for noting down thoughts and quotes, instant happiness. Another instant happiness is a huge pile of magazines, green tea and a warm bed… Hello weekend!


woensdag 29 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy - Day 9 the slowjuicer

Yeah!!! The slow juicer has arrived :)! I am eager to start testing this mean juicy machine :). Juice and shake recipes will follow.

dinsdag 28 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy Day 8 - Soft lips

One thing that can get me really irritated is dry lips. Now with the temperature on freeze modus and the heater turned on, dry hands and lips are inevitable. I just discovered baby lips by Maybelline, I saw it popping up on Pinterest and We Heart It every now and then and got curious. After trying the cherry red, I decided just to buy the whole lot :). It keeps your lips extremely soft and moisturized. A little tip for even softer lips; 'brush' your lips lightly with an old and soft toothbrush and apply a bit of vaseline just before going to bed.

maandag 27 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy Day 7 - Fudge

O my, I was away for the weekend, without Internet connection. However without skipping any happy days I will just continue with day 7 :).

Everyone knows I am a little health freak, however I do believe in a healthy balance. It takes some (extreme) discipline to not eat a whole pack of these sweet sweet babies; sugar fudge by Burnt Sugar.

I found these sweets last year in London and was attracted by the cute package, that contains all little cute drawings and sweet quotes. But the inside, o my, BEST FUDGE EVER. The ingredients are all from a good source, and gluten free.

Make sure to check out their fun website: http://www.burntsugar.co.uk

vrijdag 24 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy - day 6 WEEKEND!!

I am not sure what actually can make me happier than a long fun weekend ahead of me (except for baby animals).

Enjoy the weekend!


donderdag 23 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy Day 5 Inspiration from Le Web - my fav blogs

I love surfing the web for inspiration. Especially on rainy days like these accompanied by a massive cup of green tea and cake, everybody loves cake right?

The following blogs I follow on a daily base, for that dose of daily inspiration and happiness.

The Chakboard magazine
This website is dedicated to wellness, nutrition and natural beauty. It features amazing pictures and great recipes, especially the green shake recipes and go try the Green Tom Kha Kai Soup, probably one of the best soups I ever tasted.

The Skinny Confidential
A bright and happy website I am pretty addicted to :). It covers healthy lifestyle, fitness, healthy recipes and fun styling tips for the house and yourself.


Sous Style
By far my favorite blog on the home, food and men. A website from down under that is beautifully styled and keeps me coming back pretty much every Monday for MaleMonday, which features men who cook, yes men in the kitchen….! And next to this it includes great coverages from girls all around the world with fun tips for eating out, stores etc.


Style Spy
A fine website for all girls who love their boards and are eager to travel! This fine blog is written from The Netherlands. Be sure to check out the latest post on the best city in the world (NY of course).


Honestly WTF
I was browsing the web for some fun diy's when I stumbled upon this website. It covers all things cool. From fashion, to hotels and from diy's to great recipes.

The Coveteur
This website takes you in to closets of celebs, models, and today's tastemakers. Now who doesn't want a sneak peek in Jessica Alba's closet.

Food, Love and Happiness
Actually the name says it all. Amazing recipes, clear explanations and beautiful pictures. This mouthwatering website is written from The Netherlands and makes you put on the apron and start cooking.

woensdag 22 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy Day 4 Travel Wish List

What is a better pass time than day dreaming. During work I often find my thoughts drifting away to some far away place.

I have been blessed to have visited some magical places already but somehow I am always hungry for more. I love traveling, discovering new places and meeting different cultures. A serious case of Wanderlust...

Daydreaming never hurt anybody and gives your day a little more sparkle, this is my travel bucket list :).


1. Take a dip in the sea surrounding Fraser Island, Australia

2. Finally learn how to meditate in Bali, Indonesia

3. Take a stroll down the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Chilling with these little buddies at the coastline of Cape Town, South Africa 

5. Feeling the hippie vibes at Haight Ashbury in San Francisco, United States

Image source: Pinterest

dinsdag 21 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy Day 3 - Balmain Silk Perfume

Call me extremely superficial but this morning my Balmain Hairspray made my day :) I have read about this spray all around the web, and finally got a hold of my own bottle.

This spray smells heavenly and contains argan oil to moisturize your hair and silk for a healthy glow.

I am extremely picky when it comes to hair products, but this spray tamed my long frizzy locks, even after a bicycle ride in the rain.


Source:  http://www.balmainhair.com/styling

maandag 20 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy Day 2 - Workout Time

It is proven that excercise makes you happy :). Since a few months I am hooked on Les Mills weight training program Bodypump. I feel stronger, more active and yes, after a work out I definitely feel happier.

Exercise increases your levels of phentylethylamine, a mood lifting neuromodulator. Next to this researchers believe that exercise has a significant long lasting antidepressant effect. 

So I would say, find a work out that suits you and nurtures your need for fun :).


zondag 19 januari 2014

#100daysofhappy Day 1

I just stumbled upon this great project called 100 days of happy. It basically includes sharing a  picture of something that makes you happy everyday :) for the next 100 days. This challenge is for reminding me of the beauty of life, something I often tent to forget…

For the next 100 days I will share a picture, a collection of pictures or a little story of something that makes me smile, be it shoes, my love washing my hair, my sweet family or a good cup of coffee… I'll put it here.