Three years without alcohol

Three years without alcohol

Before you start making faces and think that I was an alcoholic in a previous life, I was not. In fact, I was never a big drinker. When I went out with friends I would occasionally have a fruit beer or when we went dancing I would have some cocktails but I was never into wine, beer, champagne or anything stronger (like Whisky). Whatever strong alcohol (Vodka) I did consume had to be masked by tons of sugar ...

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Work out with Seven, week 1

Work out with Seven, week 1

A few months ago I got back into the Insta game and at first, it made me feel worse about myself. All those beautiful photographs of gorgeously lean women made me feel like I wasn't beautiful. The truth is: I'm not in shape at all, I'm not fit or strong and I have quite a few extra kilos to lose. I know that. But seeing all these gorgeous body confident women showing off their equally gorgeous wardrobes ...

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Wanderlust: Island life on Curaçao

Wanderlust: Island life on Curaçao

Six months ago, the furthest I'd ever been away from Belgium, traveling, was in and around the Mediterranean Sea. On my humble list of what I'd seen of the world so far were Belgium (obviously), Spain, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Finland (only Helsinki), Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and Cyprus, that last one being the furthest away from home. 

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Mix & match laundry baskets

Mix & match laundry baskets

It's been ages since I've written a full sized decent blog post so it's about time I share some more tiny space updates from our home. If you follow me over on Instagram you might've seen some of these pictures pass by but I just feel so happy about this little corner of our bedroom that I couldn't keep it from you on here as well. But before I jump into the what and how and why of this little corner, ...

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Living room sitting area progress

Living room sitting area progress

Today I'm excited to share a first little peek at the progress we've made so far in remodeling and restyling our apartment. It has been a long journey of ups and downs, quick progress in some areas and months of no progress in others. Honestly, I have to admit we deeply underestimated how much work a remodel is, especially if you want to do the majority of the work yourself. 

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Twenty-seven + blueberry cheesecake

Twenty-seven + blueberry cheesecake

Those of you who follow me over on Instagram probably already know that yesterday was my 27th birthday. Although I've been 26 for the entire past year (logically) somehow it feels a little surreal to turn 27. When I look at these numbers written down here it feels even more surreal. I keep hoping somehow that when I say the number "twenty seven" enough to myself that it's all going to make sense to me, ...

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Water as the default option

Water as the default option

Over the past six or seven years I've very slowly come to the realization that being healthy is not about looking slim and toned. I say very slowly because in the beginning of my trials to get healthy, all I've wanted was to lose weight and have a flat stomach. Ever since I grew up from that little girl to a teenager, I've felt insecure and self conscious in situations that required me to show more skin.

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On sleep and being well-rested

On sleep and being well-rested

You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and your body and your head feel like you've been hit by a truck? I've had it a couple of times this week and it's a very unpleasant feeling. Not only physically but mentally as well. The thought of having to get out of bed, get dressed, get yourself to work (on a bicycle, which I only do out of necessity) and survive a full day there... 

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The art of compromise

The art of compromise

Earlier this week Ruben and I were looking at furniture online again, more specifically a coffee table, a TV stand (which is a weird name because our TV actually hangs on the wall) and a big dining room cabinet. This process of searching, not finding anything that we both like, giving up for a few weeks or months and then starting over again has been repeated quite a few times already.

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Urban Jungle inspiration

Urban Jungle inspiration

When I was a teenager my mom would sometimes leave me a note with little tasks to do when I got home from school, and one of those task would be to water the plants. And so I did, reluctantly. I watered the plants very quickly to get it done as fast as I could and so I could move on to something more fun. So when there was no note to water the plants, I wouldn't even notice they were there. 

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