Birthday haul πŸ˜πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ

Hola lovelies πŸ’•,

This blog post is a bit too late haha but that doesn’t matter, right?! My birthday was on the first of June. I really wanted to write and share this with you. I got amazing presents and cards from my friends and family all over the world πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘­πŸ‘«. In this blog post I’m going to share the beautiful presents and mail I got. I got amazing things like an aroma diffuser with essential oil, DVDs, a book, stationery and many more things.

From my daddy ❀️

I got the book πŸ“– “Only love can break your heart” from Katherine Webber. I already wanted this book since a long time. The cover is SO beautiful!! It’s a story about love, loss, the desert and friendships. The DVD of The Greatest Showman is amazing. I love that movie so I’m happy to have it at home now to watch it whenever I want! 😍 The music is amazing. I’m also happy with the 6 shampoo Pantene Pro-V for straight hair. It’s my favourite shampoo. I always use it. I also got a lovely card with sunflowers 🌻 on it.

From my mamita 😍

I got such amazing presents from my mother. I got a beautiful beach card with all names of places I want to go. I would love to go to Fuerteventura one day 🌊🌞. I got a case for my sunglasses, purple nail polish, beautiful silver earrings 🌜, Summer pj’s, Snoopy t-shirt which is so cute and loads of beauty products. The conditioner from Schwarzkopf is amazing as well as The Batiste dry shampoo, Vogue Girl deodorant and AndrΓ©lon creme which makes your hair soft and shiny ✨. The psychology magazine is always something I read during the Summer days. I also got a stickerbook from Flow. It contains stickers from flowers, animals and everything from nature. I also loved the Yogi Tea I got with the flavours Forever Young and Bed Time which contains chamomile and valerian. It’s easy to calm down with such a delicious tea in the evening.

From my brother Rafael and VerΓ³nica πŸ’•

I loved the personalized card I got with a chicken on the front. In the inside there was a beautiful picture from their wedding party with the family. It was very beautiful. I got the DVD from The beauty and the beast. I had never watched that movie before. I love Emma Watson so much 😍. I got birthday candles, inflatable coaster for drinks, sticky notes, flower seeds πŸ’ and of course hand gel. That’s a present I use a lot nowadays haha πŸ˜‚. We all do, right?!

From my brother Edward, Elke and Noanne ✨

I got a beautiful box from them which arrived a few days earlier. Of course I opened it on the day of my birthday. They called it the yoga wellness box. It really was so beautiful 😍 I got a letter from them and a cute drawing from my almost 5 year old niece. They are all into sustainable products which I also love so much. I got Weleda shower cream with lavender, a purple candle, bake mix to make chocolate muffins 🧁, relaxation tea with camomile, oven baked with veggie, Tony’s Chocolonely sea salt chocolate which is fair-trade and puffed spelled. I got a foam roller too. I didn’t know for what it was but my brother said it’s for yoga πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ. I can’t wait to use it. I also got a beautiful deck of cards. I’ve always wanted one. This one is called Love your inner goddess oracle cards to express your devine femine spirit. It’s such a beautiful one to work with ✨. It’s s great way to connect to our sacred feminine. The messages and the energy from these cards are beautiful and wild. You can find good witches, mermaids πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ and other beautiful cards in it.

From my bestie and Nathalja 🌈

From my bestie and her girlfriend I got a lovely card with an 😘 emoji. My bestie always calls me besje and I call her apple. I love cozy names hihi. I also got stickers with the alphabet, markers and aroma diffuser with essential oil which also gives 10 different colour of lights. I always wanted to have one. I got the essential oil lavender, vanilla, wild flowers πŸ’ and sea breeze 🌊. It makes me feel peaceful and it smells so well. I hope to sleep better because of it. I also got as a surprise a beautiful balloon 🎈. I loved it so much. I asked some people if it was a present from them haha but at the end my bestie told me it was from her, haha so cute!! πŸ’–

From Guillermo πŸ˜„

I got a lovely letter from Guillermo. He wanted to give me a card too but he couldn’t get it because it was during lockdown. I loved the Spanish letter. It was beautiful! πŸ’•

From Chloe 😍

From Chloe I got such beautiful presents. I had to cry when I unwrapped them. I got a beautiful card with a pie on it. I got pencils, outline stickers and a to do list notebook. I got a beautiful necklace with a tibetan charm which has a lotus on it. It’s the sign of yoga πŸ˜πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ. I also loved the keyring with my initials the letter C and a surf girl charm πŸ„β€β™€οΈ. What I loved the most and cried SO much about was the picture of Spain in a picture frame. She knows how much I miss Spain 😭πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ. Just writing this makes me cry again. I really can’t wait to be in Spain again. Until I’m not there Chloe made this for me on the computer. It’s beautiful. I have it in my room now. All the presents were so personalised. I love Spain, yoga, surfing and stationery. I love you so much and I can’t wait to finally meet each other. I’m so happy you are one of my best friends forever πŸ’ž

From Sophia πŸ₯°

I got a beautiful key ring plate which I will use for earrings, a fruit notebook 🍌🍍, Guatemalan worry dolls which you lay under your bed and take your worries away (which I SO need!!) and a beautiful hanger with the moon on it 🌜. I also loved the cute card. Loved it all so much! I love you loads πŸ’žβœ¨.

From Vikki 🌜

From Vikki I got a beautiful mirrow with a sun and moon on it πŸŒ•. It’s beautiful and so handy too. I love to always have a mirrow in my bag. I also got a ceramic hanger of a wing which is so cute. The personalised card with my picture is also so lovely. I love you and I’m thankful for our beautiful friendship 😍😘.

From Agata πŸ’–

I got a cute card with some beautiful flowers from Agata πŸ’πŸ˜. I also got a cute rainbow notebook 🌈. I will keep writing forever of course!! It’s my passion and is in my veins haha. I loved the cat pop up, animal face mask and the nail files. I really needed them for a long time because the ones I had were already old. Thank you so much lovely.

From Rosie πŸ’

The stationery I got from Rosie was amazing. I got a notebook, lovely floral 🌻🌼🌷washi tapes, sticky notes and floral print tags. I also got a card, face masks and a wallet. I loved it all!! I’m always here for you ❀️.

From Anna

I got a beautiful card from Anna too which I put with my other cards. It’s in German. I loved it so much. I love to have pen pals all over the world. I’m sure one day we will all meet each other 😍

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I’m so happy with my lovely friends and family which I all love SO much!! 😍 What’s your favourite thing of my haul? Do you also love personalised gifts? Do you also use a diffuser with essential oil? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina

Sinterklaas haul yeahhh πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸ˜πŸ’ž

Hola lovelies πŸ’•,

Today I will share with you all a nice Sinterklaas haul 🎁. We celebrated Sinterklaas last Friday at my brother’s appartment with the family. It’s a typical Dutch celebration. I always am looking so forward to this celebration all year long πŸŽ‰. The official day of the celebration is the 5th of December but we celebrated it on the 6th. They say that Sinterklaas is a saint which comes from Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ in a boat. If you have been a good child you would get presents. If not, they would make pepernoten of you which are some Dutch sweets and you would be put into the zak van Sinterklaas which goes to Spain hahaha. Some people make surprises on this day, hide presents and make poems. Our family just buys presents for each one of us. I’m excited to share with you all the amazing stuff which I got this year.

A yoga mat!!! πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

Finally, I got a yoga mat πŸ™βœ¨. I’m so happy with it. I really hope to use it much at home. I love to practise yoga with Adrienne on Youtube. I have to do it more. I only took some lessons in my life and I really want to go to some lessons when I have more money. The yoga mat is pink and from a real Yoga brand. I don’t know which one because my brother and his wife didn’t told me hahah. It was a nice surprise. It was put into a big box of Samsung and my brother wrote Samsung unstoppable as it’s that slogan. I really do love this yoga mat as it’s beautiful so I really need to get myself on the mat now. My biggest inspiration alive is Yoga Girl 😍 and I love the Yoga Community. I hope to be able to go to one of her lessons and also go on a retreat in Aruba πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ό one day. This is already the first step in making my dream come true. Now, I want to practise it more and become better in it. It could also help me with my back pain and it’s so good for your mental health too. It would make me feel more calm like meditation also does.

Flow magazines πŸ“š

In the box where the yoga mat was in there were also 5 Flow magazines. I love the Dutch and Belgian Flow magazine. It’s so creative and inspiring. I love the quotes and the stories written. You can find stories of mental health, how to live a simple life, tips to increase happiness and many other inspiring stories. It’s about letting life flow without any hurry and staying in the present moment. With the magazine also come free goodies such as a laptop sticker, notebook, quotes, little cards, stationery. I love that so much.

Flow tear-off calendar πŸ—“οΈ

I love those kinds of calendars so much. I always have one in my room. This year I had one of The Bucketlist with quotes and things to do. This year I have again one from Flow 🌸. It isn’t only a magazine, they sell lots of stationery and other things too like this amazing calender. I love the quote on it “It is all about finding calm in the chaos”. This year it comes full of inspiring quotes, advice, photography, life lessons, insights, tips and pages about mental health, psychology and lifestyle. It’s great to begin the day with reading something inspiring ✨.

Flow book for paper lovers 🌸😍

THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAV PRESENTS EVAH!!! 😍 This book from Flow is so amazing and really heaven for any stationery lover. It cointains beautiful writing paper, stickers, quotes, cards, posters and even wrapping paper for presents. I already have one at home but this is the seventh edition which contains much more beautiful and amazing stationery.

Christmas tree pen πŸŽ„πŸ–‹οΈ

This is a beautiful Christmas tree pen I got. It even has some things on it like little bells haha πŸŽ…. It’s really cute! Maybe it’s a bit difficult to write with it but it could be a nice decoration too.

Advent candle πŸ•―οΈ

I got a beautiful hearts advent candle. I love it so much. Anything with hearts is always a must have! I’m the queen of hearts and have loads of stuff in my room with hearts. Yes, I’m that romantic and sensitive girl. The only bad thing is that we use electronic candles at home because my parents are afraid to use real candles ✨. I still hope to use this one one day hahah πŸ˜‚.

Chocolate advent calendar πŸ—“οΈπŸ«

I love to have a chocolate advent calendar 😍. I can’t begin December without one. I have now two because my daddy also got me one when I came back from Spain. That one is a bit messed up because the chocolates got messed up but well now I can eat even more chocolate every day. I have to be careful I don’t get sick of too much chocolate.

Chocolate heaven 🍫🍫🍫

I got so much delicious chocolate. I love it so much. It’s typical to get letters of chocolate. I have got money out of chocolate, two chocolate letters with the letter C (one is with white chocolate with sea salt and the other one with milk), a white chocolate of Sinterklaas, spice nuts also called kruidnoten in The Netherlands with milk chocolate and white chocolats. I also got milk chocolate pralines in a beautiful package. Lastly but not least, I got a delicious marzipan with chocolate. I think I have enough chocolate now haha. Chocolate is just the best and a girl’s best friend β€οΈπŸ‘Œ.

Pickwick Joy of tea – Green tropical πŸ΅πŸ’ž

Of course, I got tea as I love to drink tea so much. I love to drink Yogi tea which always comes with a quote. I like to try different teas πŸ’–. This one is from Pickwick and it’s green tropical. It contains ginger, pineapple, coconut and lemon. I think this will be a delicious one.

Christmas socks πŸŽ„

I love these Christmas socks from Primark so much. One pair is with a reindeer on it with little balls and the other one has Christmas balls and rings on it. I love them and I’m sure they are also very cozy.

A mug to paint 🎨

In Spain I have another mug that I still need to paint. Now, I got another mug to paint πŸ’–. This one is a beautiful swan 🦒. I love to be creative so this would be a nice thing to do as I’ve never done this before. When the painting is finished you have to let it dry in the microwave. I hope it doesn’t explode lol πŸ˜‚.

Squeeze animal 😍

This is the squeeze animal I lost in Granada this Summer. I had it in my bed in the hotel but the cleaners threw it away without knowing. It made me really sad. I’m happy to have got the same one back. It’s so cute and it’s good to squeeze it when I’m stressed. It makes me feel more calm πŸ’œ.

Beauty products πŸ’–πŸšΏ

I got a pink Batiste Dry Shampoo which is the one of Blush – floral and flirty haha. I love it but I also have to use it a bit less because otherwise my hair feels sometimes a bit dry. It’s good for my bangs as that easily gets oily which I don’t like. I also got a Vogue Girl Deodorant. I love the cats one 😻. It smells so good.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you liked my Sinterklaas haul. Which present was your favourite of mine list? Did you love the stationery I got? What’s on your Christmas list this year? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina

Stationery haul πŸ’—πŸ“

Hola lovelies πŸ’•,

Today it’s time for again a haul post. I bought a lot of stationery stuff and also some other stuff I want to show you all. I’m just so addicted to buy stationery stuff. I use it to write letters to my friends, family and pen pals. There’s nothing better than receiving a handwritten letter. It never goes out of style.

These are all the things I bought:

Stickers, bouncing putty, socks and gel pens
Postcards set and cards with envelopes

Big stickers €1.50 each of them (Hema)

Stickers with hearts, moon and eyes
Big stickers with stars, quotes and hearts

I bought this beautiful two pack of stickers at the Dutch shop Hema. I love these stickers. They are really beautiful and creative. I love the heart stickers, the moon and the eyes.

Little stickers €1 each of them (Zeeman)

Summer stickers with ice-creams and sweets

I bought this nice stickers at the Dutch shop Zeeman. The stickers on the left are so cute. It gives me Summer vibes as there are ice-creams, milkshakes and other sweets 🍬🍧πŸ₯€. The stickers on the right are also so nice. I especially love the sticker Okay? Okay. because it reminds me of my favourite movie and book The fault in our stars by John Green.

Colourful gel pens €1 (Zeeman)

Colourful gel pens

I love gel pens so much. They write so well and the colours are beautiful. I used to use them a lot but many of them were broken so I had the perfect excuse to buy this set of gel pens. Also my favourites colours are blue, purple and violet.

Postcards pad €0.80 (Action)

Set of different postcards
Postcard with the text you are so loved and flowers
Postcard with the text amazing with flowers
Postcard with hearts
Postcard with a dandelion and quote
Postcard with the text choose joy and blue flowers
Postcard with the text positive vibes only in blue

Action is like the best shop to buy stationery stuff in The Netherlands. It has so many awesome things. I bought this set of postcards. I like to write postcards and send them. They are all so beautiful. I love the design, the flowers, the hearts and the beautiful letters. These are 12 designs and 24 postcards.

Postcards with scratch stickers €0.90 (Action)

Colourful postcards with scratch stickers
Postcard with a beautiful tree and quote
Postcard with a bee, quote and sunflower
Best friend forever postcard with hearts

I love these postscards because they have scratch stickers. I have never seen that before. You have to write in the white space and then you have to cover it with the scratch sticker which you can find at the end. It’s like a hidden message. The person who gets the postcard has to scratch the sticker to see the message. I think it’s such a cute idea 😍 I really love it. The postcasts are also very cute.

8 double cards deluxe with envelopes €0.80 (Action)

8 double deluxe cards with envelopes

These are so useful and I already was thinking of buying it. I love to make my own cards. It makes it more personal and special. It’s always useful to have this at home as well as the envelopes βœ‰οΈ.

Crazy bouncing putty €1 (Zeeman)

Set of colourful crazy bouncing putty

This isn’t stationery stuff but I wanted to include it in this post because I bought it the same day. I gave one to my friend and one is for myself. Bouncing putty is so nice. It’s soft, colourful and it bounces when you throw it on the ground. I love it. It’s great for releasing stress and anxiety πŸ’•. It’s so satisfying.

Colourful socks €3 (Hema)

Colourful socks
This was such a great set of socks which I bought the same day when I bought the stationery stuff. It was cheap as it were 5 socks for €3. I love the pineapple socks, the lines and the colours. I really needed socks so it was worth to buy them. You can never have enough colourful socks.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. What was your favourite item from my post? Do you also love to buy stationery as much as I do? What do you love to buy? Let me know in the comments. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina

Sinterklaas haul πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸ’—

Hey lovely bloggers πŸ’•,

Lately I have been feeling more inspired to blog more, write more and also write more drafts. This is definitely saving me time in posting more blog posts and write more amazing content. I hope you all will like it. Before I introduce today’s theme I want to let you all know that I’m doing an Advent Challenge by Melissa Wells. I have to admit that I still have to buy and read her books: β€œThe Goddess Revolution” and β€œHungry for more.” She writes about self love and our relationship with our body and food.

I know her from my lovely friend Chloe. Every day there’s a challenge where we have to write and share on Instagram a post and tag her instagram Melissa Wells and The self love summit. It’s really fun to do but I wanted to do it only on Instagram because then she can see my posts and the beautiful goddess women can join this challenge. You can also win amazing prices 🎁. If anyone is also doing this challenge let me know. This challenge is really motivating me and making me love myself more. You can see mine one on Seaofwordsblog.

Today I want to share you a nice haul of things I got for Sinterklaas. This is a typical festive in The Netherlands. It’s celebrated on the 5th of December but because it’s a day in the week many families celebrate it on the weekend before or after the 5th of December. I celebrated it last weekend on the first of December. I went to the south of The Netherlands to celebrate it with my two brothers, their wifes, my niece and my parents. We also ate at their home delicious pasta with vegetables and ice cream with caramel. I had really so much fun πŸŽ‰. My niece was giving all the time the presents and unwrapping them hahah it was so cute. I will now share with you all the presents I got. The background of these pictures is just my floor in my room, not that beautiful but I couldn’t find a better place to make pictures of my presents.

All my presents which I have got 🎁

Yogi tea πŸ’•

I love the brand Yogi Tea because of the delicious and different flavours. I also love that with every tea bag there’s a quote full of wisdom. It’s just everything I need. I got rooibos tea with cinnamon, bedtime rooibos tea with vanille, women’s tea with chamomile and bedtime tea with valerian. I’m going to use all these teas a lot during Winter 🍡.

Cinema light box, photo frame, instax mini film and earrings πŸ“·

I wanted to do these presents together because they are linked to each other except the earrings hahah πŸ˜‚. I always wanted to have a cinema light box. I always saw it on social media. It looks so amazing to just put a nice quote or message. It would make me really happy. I didn’t use it yet because I need some batteries. I will show you all when I use it. This one is different than the normal white one. You can change the colour. It has 12 different colours. My favourite colour is purple, violet or blue πŸ’™πŸ’œ

I also love the two packs of instax mini film. I always use it so much. Polaroids are so much fun to make and also to cherish memories. I also got a photo frame in the form of a heart. I think it’s so cute and I always love to have pictures in my room. Maybe I will bring this one to Spain to use it when I’m there. I also got some earrings with the words I love you. It’s like a beer opener haha really fun!

Trip book of Barcelona and present of Crete 😍🌍🌞

The trip book from Barcelona is very handy for when I’m going to Barcelona one day. I only went once to Barcelona with my friends and I loved it so much. It’s a beautiful city. I love the Gaudi buildings, The Sagrada familia and Park Guell. This trip book also has some tips of what to visit and a map of the city and metro which is so useful. The coin purse from Crete is really beautiful. My brother and his wife bought it during their holidays in Greece in October. I really hope to go to Greece one day because from all the pictures I’ve seen I think it’s a beautiful country.

Psychology & Nouveau magazine πŸ“š

I love the Psychology Magazine so much πŸ˜πŸ’•. It’s a Dutch magazine which I read a lot especially during the Summer days by the pool in Spain. This edition is very special because it’s about more than 35 people who share about their vulnerability and mental illnesses. Many people are suffering or have something they are struggling with whether it’s a mental illness or stress about college or work life. This magazine really helps me a lot in coping with anxiety and makes me feel less alone. I have never bought the other magazine which is called Nouveau but they came together. That one is for women above 40+ hahah lol πŸ˜‚ and have some beauy tips. My mother bought this present for me and also didn’t know what kind of magazine it was. I will give it a read.

Stickers and designpad ❀️

I saw these stickers once in the Dutch shop Hema a few weeks ago and I already wanted them so badly. These are universe stickers with the stars, the moon and glitter βœ¨πŸŒ™β­πŸŒŒ. They are really beautiful. I can use them for my journal or scrapbook. I also love the designpad with 30 sheets with different designs. I could use it for my journal, scrapbook or other crafts as well.

Deodorant Vogue girl, Batiste dry shampoo and nail vile 😊

I love the dry shampoo from Batiste so much. I also love the little one because I can take it with me everywhere and use it. I also like the Vogue Girl deodorants. They smell so good and I love the pattern of kisses and cats. It’s really cute, don’t you think? πŸ˜˜πŸ˜»πŸ€— The nail vile with the word β€œBelieve” is also very nice.

Underwear boxers 😜

Hhaha I don’t mind to share this with you because everybody needs to use underwear 🀣. I really was in need of underpants such as boxers. I really love them and they also fit me well. The pink and purple ones are from an Australian brand. I also love the one in the middle which is colourful and has the words love on it.

Chocolate and marzipan 🍫😍

During Sinterklaas it’s typical to give each other chocolate letters. I got the G haha I don’t know why πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. I think Sinterklaas was confused when he gave me that letter. I also got the C. I love milk chocolate so much as well as white chocolate. One of them is already gone in my tummy. I also got caramel sea salt Tony’s Chocolonely fair trade chocolate. I don’t know if I like this flavour but I will try it. I really love the marzipan covered with chocolate too. That’s really one of my favourite sweets. Noanne my little niece thought it was a sausage hahah because of the form. We all had to laugh when she said that. She’s just so funny πŸ€£πŸ˜….

Wedding photography pictures πŸ’’

The most beautiful and emotional presents we got where the pictures we got from my brother Edward and Elke πŸ“·. The two have a company of wedding photography and also photographed the wedding of my brother Rafael with VerΓ³nica in August. They got 100 pictures and I and my parents got 10 pictures from the wedding. I can’t wait to get them digital to be able to share them on social media and here on my blog. I need the pictures with the thread mark of Azcona Fotografie. VerΓ³nica had to cry when she saw the pictures and the diashow. They are also making a wedding book of all the most important pictures of the wedding for them. It’s a book they can cherish forever. VerΓ³nica said that she missed her mother which is normal because her family lives in Spain.

My brother also got emotional and I also got tears in my eyes because the pictures were so beautiful. They captured beautifully the wedding day. All memories came back from this day. This was definitely again one of the most beautiful days of my life together with the other wedding of my brother Edward. I hope that one day I will marry too so that my brother can also make beautiful pictures of my special day. I also never felt so beautiful. I love how the hairdressers did my hair, the flower in my hair, how I did my make up, the dream fucsia dress, my jewelry, just everything. I love the pictures where you can see me smiling and where you can see in my eyes how happy I was to see my brother getting married. I also loved the photo frame with the picture where I’m dancing with my brother after dinner during the party πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒ

Bucketlist calendar 2019 πŸ“…

I bought for myself this present for Sinterklaas. I have always wanted this calendar. It’s a really fun one. It’s a bucketlist calendar of things you have to do in 2019. Every day there’s a beautiful quote written and also challenges to do. Hopefully, I will do them πŸ˜‚.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you all liked it. Now, it’s almost time for Christmas presents and in Spain I also celebrate Three Kings day which is on the 6th of January haha so three times fiestas with gifts 🎁🀣. I really love it and I love to spend time with my family and friends. That’s a gift that you can’t buy anywhere. Which present did you like the most from my haul? What’s on your wish list? I would love to know your thoughts. I will speak to you all soon in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina

Second birthday haul, my birthday celebration with my friends and happy Summer time! πŸŒžπŸ’•πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸŒŠ

Hey lovely bloggers πŸ’•,

This is going to be my last blog post about my birthday hahaha. In this blog post I’m going to share my birthday celebration with my friends and the presents I got from my friends and from my family. It’s going to be my second and last birthday haul hahah πŸ˜‚. I’m also going to talk about Summer time at the end of this blog post. Summer time is finally here! I was waiting so long for this moment. I can finally enjoy eating ice cream in the sunshine 🌞

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My daddy came for two weeks to Spain and gave me some presents for my birthday. I got a beautiful black dress from VerΓ³nica and a beautiful hippie scarf with feather from VerΓ³nica and my brother Rafael. I really liked it so much. It’s from my favourite shop here in Valladolid called Azabache. I love hippie and boho clothes so much. I also got Yogi Tea from my father. I love all the flavours so much. I got rooibos and women’s tea. I really loved these presents so much. I also got a beautiful Volkswagen hippie car from my father this week. This was not for my birthday but I still wanted to include this here. I have another red one in my home in The Netherlands. I also have a poster of these carsΒ  and a quilt here in my room. I wish to one day to be able to drive, buy such a car and decorate it. I’m forever a hippie girl and aloha surf vibesΒ πŸ„πŸŒŠπŸŒ΄

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Haha, it’s definitely my birthday month. It’s now really over. Last Friday, on the 15th of June I celebrated my birthday with my Spanish friends. We ate with 7 people in a greek restaurant named Pita. gr, griegos artesanos in Valladolid. This is one of my favourite restaurants here in Valladolid. I love greek food so much. Did anyone of you tried it before? I really love it. The food in this restaurant is cheap and soooo delicious! I ate mezzes with typical greek pita bread. I also drank a delicious greek lemonade. I also ate musakas with potatoes and salad. Musakas is greek meat. It was so good! There’s no better way to celebrate my birthday with all of my friends in a greek restaurant 😍😍😍

Afterwards, we went to the karaoke bar called Tuareg. It’s just 15/20 minutes away from my house. I really love to sing karaoke. We went there with the birthday celebration of Maria too. I enjoyed this night with all of my friends. We sang Rosas from La Oreja De Van Gogh, Lo malo from Aitana and Ana and La cintura from Alvaro Soler. I love these Spanish songs so much. It was really fun to sing and enjoy this night with all of my friends. They also played really good Reggaeton and Spanish music in this bar. I really had such a great night! πŸ˜„

I got so many amazing presents from my friends which I’m going to show you now. From Guillermo I got instax mini film for my polaroid camera. I love to use my polaroid and take pictures to capture amazing moments in my life. I got balloons from the number 2 and 5 from Maria Martin and Guillermo. I got a bag for the beach with pineapples and flamingos and aΒ wallet from Maria Esteban. I really loved it so much. It’s really cute and I can’t wait to use it.

I also got two beautiful little cups and plates from my favourite brand Mr. Wonderfull from Juan, Sandra, Maria Martin and Natalia. They have so many amazing stuff. It’s for coffee but I’m going to use it for tea because I don’t drink coffee. I also got from them a cute cat face mask and a petite bunny gloss bar from one of my favourites make up brands which is Sephora. I really loved all of these presents so much. Thank you all so much for these beautiful presents and for this amazing night. I really love my friends so much ❀ It’s really great to have such amazing friends and who are always there for you.

It’s finally Summer time! I can’t wait to share with you all many Summer related blog posts such as a Summer bucketlist, a beach play list and many more awesome things. My blog is going to have a Summer theme yeahhh 🌞🌊. Summer time and the living is easy, right?! I love to enjoy the sunshine and swim in the ocean. Since two weeks it’s really hot in Spain. We had 30 degrees and since a few days ago it’s 35 degrees. In the south of Spain it’s already 40 degrees! The only thing I don’t like about the Summer is that I find it difficult to sleep. Last Sunday, I went with my friend Maria to drink a delicious chocolate milkshake. I love that so much πŸ‘Œ It’s really my addiction hahah.

Last Tuesday I was enjoying Summer time in the park near to my house with my mother and made some nice pictures. I finally could wear my favourite bikini from the surfbrand O’Neill. It was the first time that I was wearing a bikini again since a year ago. I can’t wait to go swimming in the outside swimming pools here 🏊 I also can’t wait to go surfing again and to swim in the ocean again. The beach is my home 😍🌊 I was made for sunny days.

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I hope you all like this blog post. Do you also celebrate your birthday many times like me? Are you already enjoying Summer? I wish you all a beautiful Summer! I hope you’re all going to do enjoy it and have an amazing time together with your family and friends. You all deserve that so much. I will speak to you all soon in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina

Birthday haul and decorations πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ’•

Hey lovelies πŸ’•,

I want to thank you all so much for all the birthday wishes I got on social media, email, WhatsApp, etc. from all over the world 🌍 It means the world to me! It really made my day. I’ve had a great birthday. I loved to celebrate my first birthday on WordPress. In this blog post I will share a birthday haul: cards πŸ’Œ  and presents 🎁 I got from my family and friends. I will also share pictures with the birthday decorations at home and tell you what I did. I’m really thankful for all the birthday presents and cards I got. I especially love the handwritten cards because it means so much that someone made  time to actually write you something special. I made this collage of cool pictures I found on the internet and shared it on social media on my birthday.

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I always thought that I have to do something really special to make my birthday special and to not be like a borring person. I think it’s because of social media that sometimes we feel that way. I’ve seen sometimes people celebrate their birthday on an awesome holiday place at the beach with a beautiful sunshine. I can’t do that right now and I also don’t think it’s necessary. I’m grateful that I spend my birthday at home. It wasn’t that warm outside. Summer seems far away right now which makes me sad. I hope the great weather and sunshine will come soon. I celebrated my birthday with my mother and the mother of VerΓ³nica called Milagros (Spanish girlfriend of my brother Rafael). We enjoyed eating a delicious pie with tea which my lovely mother bought πŸŽ‚ It was a chocolate pie with cream and cookies. I blow the candles but these were called magic candles haha. I was a bit scared because when I blow they turned on again until the effect ended. Of course, I made a wish and I hope it will come true 🌠 My mother also decorated our home with flags.

My mother also bought me that awesome star balloon with letters and numbers from gold and glitter 🌟🎈. I really loved it so much. It’s still in our living room but it’s dying haha. My mother also bought me an awesome shirt from the shop Stradivarius. It’s one of my favourite shops. “Pa mala yo” is a famous sentence in the song Lo malo from Aitana and Ana from the Spanish talentshow OperaciΓ³n Triunfo 🎀 It’s a song with a feminist message. In the song they sing that they don’t need any bad boy. On the back of the shirt you can find another famous sentence of the song which is “we decide when, where and with who.” I also got a beautiful card from my mother. I love cards with the number of my birthday years. Te quiero mama ❀️

I also would like to thank Agata for the beautiful drawing you made for my birthday. I really loved it. You can draw so well! 😍 I’m thankful for our friendship. I also got a beautiful card from VerΓ³nica and my brother Rafael all the way from The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡± I really loved the tulips and the stickers. I also love yogi tea. I can’t wait to drink it. It’s my favourite tea. I always love the quote inside the tea bag so much and the flavours are delicious. From my daddy I got €50 which is a tradition. He always gave that to anyone’s birthday in the family. I really appreciate that haha. Money is always welcome.

I got a beautiful card from my lovely friend Mollie too which I met on Instagram. I love this blogging and mental health community so much. I loved the card so much. It’s really special and original. I’m a mermaid and the ocean is my home πŸ„πŸŒŠπŸŒžπŸŒ΄. You know me so well. Love you loads! πŸ’• I got an awesome card from Guillermo and Maria which are my Spanish friends here in Valladolid. It’s a beautiful card with a pie and Spanish flags. I love it so much. Thank you Guillermo for the letter that you write too. It’s really beautiful and inspire me so much. I’m really thankful to have such great friends who always think of me, are there for me and especially on my birthday. I was looking so forward to open the presents and to read the card from my bestie Donya. My best friends always gave me the best presents and write me the best cards ever. I loved the card and the presents so much omg asfghjkl 😍 I love the glossy rainbow card yeahhh 🌈 I also loved your presents from Hudson Bay. I never went to this shop. I love the notebook Cray Cray, the stickers with signs which I always use ✌ and the beautiful pencils with awesome words. Those presents are just made for me. Love you forever πŸ’• Tumblr girls forevah.

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Lastly, I want to thank Milagros for the handmade paper roses, delicious parfum and other handmade stuff. I love originals and authentic presents so much. I smelled the parfum and it smelled really good! I can’t wait to use it. I also loved your card with cute teddy bears from you and Jairo 😍🐻 (Brother of VerΓ³nica).

These were all the presents and cards which I got for my birthday. Officially my birthday is over but I always celebrate it many more times πŸ˜‚ Yeahhh, it’s my birthday month. My daddy always laugh when it’s my birthday and says that the whole month of June we are going to celebrate it. He’s coming on Monday to Spain for two weeks. Me and my parents are surely going to eat in a restaurant this month. I also am going to celebrate it next week on the 15th of June with my lovely Spanish friends. Then I’ll get more presents and cards. This is a special date because it used to be the birthday of my Spanish grandmother. She would be 103. I just reserved the greek restaurant for 7 persons. I love that restaurant in Valladolid so much. I love greek food so much and I would love to go Greece soon. It must be so beautiful over there. I will share the pictures of that day in another blog post. After dinner, I would like to go to a karaoke bar. We went once in January for Maria’s birthday and I enjoy singing so much. It was really fun to do with my friends 🎀

I hope you all liked this post and enjoyed reading it. I love to be part of this community and I will always be part of it ❀ I didn’t know I would find such amazing, inspiring and authentic people on the internet. The internet is endless but it can give you amazing opportunies to meet people all over the world. You are all amazing and have a place in my heart. I really wish to meet you all one day.

I love you all so much 😍😍😍,

xoxo Christina

Primark haul πŸ’•πŸ‘œ

Hey lovely bloggers πŸ’•,

Today I will post my first haul on this blog. I really wanted to this for such a long time. This blog post will be a Primark haul. I went to Primark in Madrid in March when I went to the concert of OperaciΓ³n Triunfo with my Spanish friend Maria. I also have a Primark in Valladolid. I really love this shop. I love the cheap prices and they have some cute stuff. Whenever I go to Primark I always buy a lot of things πŸ˜‚ I bought some items  when I went in March and which I’m going to share with you all. I was excited to post it now. It’s never too late, right? Do you also like Primark? Do you often go shopping there?

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These are the items I bought 

Flowers wallet €4

I really love this wallet which I bought. I’m always looking for flowers pattern on clothes or anything so this wallet was a must have 🌸🌹. It wasn’t that expensive. I needed a wallet again because mine was broke.

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Dry Shampoo Baptiste €1

I really love to use Dry Shampoo. I’m really addicted to use Dry Shampoo. It’s such a great invention! I know if you use it much it isn’t that good for your hair. I also use normal shampoo of course. I especially love to use it for my bangs. I love this brand so much. It also smells so good! Do you also use dry shampoo?

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Dreamcatcher necklace €2

I love dreamcatchers so much. I have some dreamcatchers in my room. I will show them in another blog post. They fit perfectly for my free spirit and hippie mind ✌. I already had a dreamcatcher necklace but it broke so I bought this new silver one. It’s not real silver because that would be more expensive. I really love it and I will wear it a lot especially during these Summer months with my hippie clothes. It will match perfectly.

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Beauty and beast Mrs Pott €8

I really needed to buy Mrs Pott even though it was a bit expensive. It costed €8. I really loved it so much when I saw it 😍. I love Disney so much and especially the Beauty & the Beast. A month ago, I went to the musical of the Beauty & the Beast and I also saw the movie. It’s such a lovely movie. This item of  Mrs Pott is really cute and I can do things inside which is very useful. I also can decorate my room with it.

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Coconut face mask €1

I love coconuts so much. I eat a lot of coconut ice cream, I love coconut oil and especially face masks. It’s so healthy for our skin. It’s also a good way to practice taking care of yourself. I needed to buy this and I can’t wait to use it one day to relax myself.

I hope you all liked this Primark haul. Which was your favourite item that I bought? I will post more hauls soon! I really like to write these kind of posts. I’m also always looking for new themes to expand my blog posts. I love to write about anything.

Much love ❀,

xoxo Christina