30.12.14

WHAT CHRISTMAS LOOKED LIKE


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These past few months have gone by like crazy! All of a sudden it was December and Christmas preparations were the next thing on the agenda. Here's what our holiday month looked like :

  • Posing with Zoë (who is getting heavy btw!;) in front of the christmas tree, wearing my brand new ugly christmas sweater. I love it!
  • Gift wrapping results after a couple of hours playing around with wrapping paper, ribbons, glitter, greenery, rope and lots more. 
  • Doing some last minute shopping in Nijmegen. Luckily they had a little christmas market to cross that off our December to-do list. (watching Frozen was on that too, absolutely loved it!)

11.12.14

WARM WINTER CINNAMON APPLES


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It's that time of year again to start thinking about what to cook for christmas dinner and or any holiday related dinner parties that are coming your way. One of the things I like to do is to try new recipes out before serving them on dinner parties, just to tweak anything if needed and to make sure I feel confident cooking a certain dish for multiple people.

These fruit filled apples from the oven is a dish I wanted to try out before christmas and yes, these definitely made the cut! Love that it's not a heavy dessert and can easily follow up on a maybe not so light main course. (Mash potatoes and beef roast anyone?)

7.12.14

SUNDAY SELECT


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Had such a fun day today! We celebrated Sinterklaas with friends & family, to sum it up,
  • lots of fun games,
  • tasty food,
  • lovely presents,
  • some presents we could live without ;),
  • and lots of Photo Booth evidence.. (will show you some more pictures later this week!)

For now I'm putting this one up and calling it a night. It's gonna be an early morning tomorrow so I'll better get my sleep on.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend and let me know if you've done anything holiday related!

Lots of love, Daphne

13.11.14

ELEVEN - AND - ONE


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Today we're celebrating our eleventh(!) anniversary being together. My gawsh how fast things've gone. It has been just recently that it has really sunk in that we were actually just kids when we first started dating at seventeen, eighteen years old. Ofcourse no-one had to tell us what to do, we had allll the answers, to everything!
Looking back I wish some of that fearless, brave and almost overly confident attitude had stuck around a bit. Wouldn't wanna go back though, haha.

8.11.14

OUR LITTLE PUMPKIN PETS


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Last week for Halloween, I took Zoë in the car with me and drove up to a little place nearby that sells lots and lots of pumpkins in all different shapes and sizes.
After we came home and unloaded all of the pumpkins

7.11.14

NEW IN || TINY SILVER EARRINGS


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I was 4 years old when I first got my ears pierced and for the next 8 years or so, I was happily sporting a nice pair of ladybugs, tiny pink crystals or shiny silver dolphins in my ears. (My mom actually made me a jewelry box, so all of my studs could be nicely categorized by animal, flower or color :) 
But when the time came to go to the 'big school' it quickly went from 2, to 4, to 5 and eventually 10 piercings divided over both ears. You could say

27.10.14

QUICK & EASY BREAKFAST CAKE


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Well hello there! How was your weekend? I had the week off and spent a lot of time catching up on some housework, taking Zoë for long walks (where we somehow managed to escape the rain every single time, whoop whoop) and redecorating our walk-in closet. Pictures will follow soon.

As a perfect way to end our lovely week and weekend, I

22.10.14

IT'S ALL FLUFFY & OVERSIZED


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Ohh Zara hits the nail right on the head this season! It might not come as a surprise, as I've talked about it several times here on the blog, but I'm almost always cold. Just sitting here, typing this blogpost I'm wearing multiple layers, a knitted scarf and 100 denier tights. Indoors. Where it's 22,5 degrees celsius. I know right!? That's why I clicked several big, chunky (some of them fluffy) knits home, these past few weeks.

This oversized cardigan couldn't be more perfect to me! Somehow I always

18.10.14

SID & LIV, AND LOUIS


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A couple of weeks back we took our little puppy out to do some shopping and just have the experience of being around lots of different people, sounds and situations, in Nijmegen.
I've been going there for as long as I can remember, it's the closest 'big city' from where we live and up until recently we kind of had a set route for all our shopping/eating/drinking/walking around.

Time to shake things up when that happens! At first we

16.10.14

NEW BURGUNDY BOOTS


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These pictures were only taken a week ago, during one of our break-time walks. But looking at the trees and the way they are now it feels like months ago! ^^check my previous post to see the effect of fall really kicking in right now^^

Actually snagged this knitted scarf/snood with me just as an 'oh well, let's take this home' kind of item. But it turns out to be a real go-to item these past few days! Wearing it right now indoors as I'm typing this, yes I had to look down to check ;) Might have to get

13.10.14

ZOË'S FIRST FALL WALK


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After a busy week and even more so busy weekend, we took Zoë out for a nice long fall walk this Sunday morning. It's so much fun to see everything that's new for her, she get's super excited when the wind blows away a couple of fallen leafs. Or when a chestnut hits the ground.
Okay we do keep having to take things out of her mouth, cause she's still in that

6.10.14

A VERY RELAXING EFTELING DAY IN PICTURES


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Just like two years ago (here), we went to the Efteling together with my cousin and her boyfriend.
Even though it was the first weekend of October, the sun was shining at its best and we had such a lovely but most of all relaxing day!

Every time we go out on a day-trip, we plan in advance all the things we wanna see and go to. That nice little bakery, this cool shop that has all the nice scandinavian brands, owh I heard there was a pop-up store, let's check that out!
Which in the end of the day,

3.10.14

MOVING FORWARD


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Hello you! How've you all been? Besides my latest Primark post, it's been crazy long since I've last updated something here on the blog. Well that's gonna change! I can make a lot of excuses for myself, or explain what and how and why, but best is best to just move forward and get blogging again. For real this time. -period-

Okay, now we've got this out of the way. Let's talk shoes.

26.9.14

WELL HELLO THERE, PRIMARK VENLO!


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If you haven't heard/seen/or read about it before, Primark Venlo opened its doors this week. I was invited to come and take a look at the opening and do a little shopping and previewing the store, before the actual opening at 11 o'clock. After a little 'what-to-wear' crisis in the morning,I opted for the

16.8.14

BIRTHDAY WANNAHAVES


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My birthday is just around the corner and one of the fun things to do, is making a list (who am I kidding, making lists is ALWAYS fun! Yes, I'm a list-type-of-person ;) of some current wannahaves. My parents are away on their holiday and since my birthday's on a Monday a lot of my friends and family are working as well. Nonetheless, Pieter & I took the day off to celebrate and make it a festive 29th (oh my^^) birthday.

{Click "keep on reading" for all the links & info!}

12.8.14

OUR HOLIDAY IN PICTURES


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  • The weekend before our actual holiday started, we drove up to Antwerp with Arnout & Lianne for our annual Sale (solden) trip (here, here & here). Thankgod for the air-conditioning in the car that day, it was tropical!
  • My new black & white brogues from the Zara sale, yesss :)
  • First day of our holiday, Pieter turned 29. Happy birthday boo!
  • Ofcourse I had to make a 'bday' wordbanner.
  • As a surprise I had Pieters' favourite ice cream place make a birthday-cake for him. Merengue bottom, with caramelised nuts/vanilla ice cream, topped of with a layer of chocolate.That's what I'm talking about, ha!
  • Starting things of very relaxed, watching re-runs of Awkward and cuddling with Zoef on the couch.

7.8.14

AFTERNOON IN MAASTRICHT


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Hey you, how've you been?

Last Tuesday we hopped in the car and drove to Maastricht for the afternoon. It's so silly, it's just a little over an hour drive, but we rarely visit. Must remember to drive up there more often!

Check out some of the photo's we made that day and I've put some links below of the things we loved while being there :

2.8.14

DUNGAREES AND A PUPPY


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Phew... we survived the first week with our puppy. We're kinda starting to get a hang of this. I'm not gonna lie, it hasn't been all peaches and cream this past week, but we're trying to get a feel into how this all works and what to do try at what time.

28.7.14

MEET ZOEF'S BABY SISTER, ZOË


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Good morning guys! We'd like you to meet our new French Bulldog puppy, Zoë. After waiting for what seemed to be the longest 5 weeks ever, we got to pick her up this last Thursday on Pieter's birthday and it has been a whirlwind ever since ;)

18.7.14

RANDOM RECENT SNAPS


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  • Watching the world cup with bunny, this is just seconds before the goal.
  • For people who don't even drink coffee, we are strangely excited about our new coffee maker. I mean, it's SO cute!! (and it also makes iced-tea and hot chocolate, so I'm sold!)

11.7.14

DALMATIAN PRINT & PAINT SPLATTERS


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So I kiiinda made a promise to myself not to do any crazy sale-shopping before our annual Antwerp-solden-trip (check 'em out here) but I couldn't ignore the

26.6.14

SHOPPING IN (RAINY) ARNHEM


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Hey you!
These pictures are from a little while back when we had a couple of days and decided to spent one day in Arnhem, to do a bit of shopping. I'm gonna be honest, our spirits dropped a tiny bit when we

20.6.14

MAC CANDY YUM YUM


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Heyyyyaaa! How have you been? Let's talk about my new and insaaaanely pink lipstick.
Being quite the fan of Hart of Dixie (Dr.Hart over here in the Netherlands) I make myself guilty of

6.6.14

OATMEAL LUNCH COOKIES


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So let's talk food. Maybe oatmeal doesn't sound as your typical 'yum' ingredient. I know it didn't for me, for a looong time, but boy was I wrong!
I've actually came up with these full of flavour, super quick and

3.6.14

BLACK AND WHITE KINDA DAY


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Owh you know, just eating a rice cracker. In the sun. And apparently looking very serious while doing so ;)
If you go through the outfits here on the blog, you'll notice there's not all

30.5.14

HEY, I PUT SOME NEW SHOES ON


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Okay, so rarely does a girl actually 'need' shoes. But as you can imagine, I REALLY needed these black croc leather loafers. Uhum, yas ma'am! They also had a white version so it was really hard (and still is a bit tempting) not to take

28.5.14

BACK FROM AN UNPLANNED PAUSE


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Hi ya! I'm typing this post feeling a bit awkward and ashamed about not blogging for so long. It's no excuse at all, but we've

20.4.14

HAPPY EASTER!


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Have a very happy easter! For those of you reading this, thank you so much for checking in every once in a while. I haven't been the most frequent blogger lately so I'm

9.4.14

SPRING FEELINGS


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Just some pictures from the past few weeks.
I have been in such a weird state lately.. it's like one day I woke up and

2.4.14

POLKADOT JEANS


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Hey guys! You still there? It's already the second of April and I can't believe how fast this year is going by already. We've started painting indoors again and even though

28.3.14

STRIPES, SUNNIES & BRAIDED HAIR


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The weather is getting better and better over here. I'm already getting that warm spring, birds singing, sitting around a bonfire feeling.
So that's a good thing! ;) Now let's have a quick talk about clothes and such.. 

This striped dress isn't

27.3.14

EMBRYOLISSE AND OTHER NEW FAVOURITES


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Heeeya! How have you been? Let me just start of by saying I am in no way paid or sponsored for this post. This is just me, talking about my new favourites that I recently discovered and really want to share with you.  ^^phew, glad we've got this covered ;)^^
Now let me know if

15.3.14

BITS AND BOBS


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Haven't got much time to blog this weekend, but wanted to show you these little snippets from life lately.

12.3.14

FINALLY, A LONG CAMEL COAT


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Finally, after a long online and offline search I can call myself the proud owner of a chic long wool coat. Yay!. We all saw, and I'm guessing most of us loved, the pictures of Kim Kardashian sporting her collection of long camel coats. She's got 'em all, from

11.3.14

BEACH VIBES


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This weekend spring made it's entrance. And it was grand! We were in full-on-spring-mode and stumbled upon this little beach at the end of a dead end street. There used to be a bridge once, but now the road just stopped and you can't get across the water anymore. No worries though, we had lots

5.3.14

STRIPED MINI, YELLOW LEGS


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Remember this jumping post? There came an outfit post along with it ;) It's kinda silly, but I can always remember what we did that day, looking at the photo's posted on this blog. And these ones are automatically linked

26.2.14

YAY! IT'S WEDNESDAY


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Even though I'm working extra this week and I'm doing my best fighting a cold, it's nice to see it's already Wednesday again and we're halfway there :) What's been going on this week up till now :

17.2.14

CROWN BRAID, NEW CAPE


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Okay, so these pics are a tad bit on the bright side. We were playing around with the settings of the camera and trying out some new things. Sometimes it turns into something beautiful and magic, but other times you just get too bright pictures with very pale looking skin. Win some, you lose some. Ha!

On another note,

12.2.14

HOUNDSTOOTH, LACE AND A PINCH OF YELLOW


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Aahh I'm so happy we got to shoot these photo's in front of that gorgeous apple tree! It has lost all of it's leafs but proudly keeps hanging on to all those bright green apples. Yes I sound like a happy-go-lucky 5-year old, but these things can really brighten my day haha.


How are you doing? Seeing all those snow-covered snaps of New York and Copenhagen all over the web actually makes me kinda grateful we've dodged the bullet up 'till now. Don't get me wrong,