Netherlands: 10 Things I Love

Netherlands: 10 Things I Love

I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of living in Netherlands and I have gotten to know the country and it’s people quite well (some people very well, hint hint.) I have come to love it here, even on the rainiest days of the year! (Did the rain part sound believable?)

I even bike everywhere like a real Dutchie, although I have fortunately avoided the most common right of passage, having my bike stolen. So, what are some of the things I love most about this tulip covered, orange wearing, bike stealing, Heineken drinking nation?

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Pinterest Wedding: Why Girls Have “That” Board

pinterest wedding

Pinterest Wedding

Pinterest is the greatest thing ever created; especially for your average shabby chic loving woman. I can pin a picture that teaches me about SEO, and then in the same 5 minutes I can learn how to make chicken fajitas and pick an outfit for date night. And, in answer to every man who asks why girls can stare at mason jars for 2 hours: Why did you just watch a 20 minute YouTube video where guys get hit in the balls?

You’re men. We’re women.

Let’s just leave it at that.

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I Grew Up in a Small Town

i grew up in a small town

Growing Up in a Small Town

I like to see if anything has changed, if I have changed. I have this daydream about going back there and seeing everyone I went to high school with. These were people who made me feel uncomfortable on a daily basis, always calling me “the quiet girl.” I walk into our 10 year reunion and everyone gasps; they are shocked at how good looking, smart, and worldly I’ve become. As we stand around the punch bowl and stale cookies I talk like I’m Indiana Jane, and amaze the crowd that has now formed, with stories of my foreign adventures. While growing up in a small town, it’s the big fantasy.

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