Sunday, January 10, 2016

100 movies I've watched in 2015

Hello guys! Wish you all a happy new year!

At the beginning of this year I set myself a little challenge to watch 100 movies before the end of 2015 (I'm not a really big movie watcher so I thought this would be a nice push). However, to tell you the truth, it was already December before I even remembered this challenge (so me!), so I tried my hardest to recall all the movies I've seen this year.

My List:

1. The Lion King (1994)
2. Tangled (2010)
3. Godzilla (2014)
4. Bring It On (2000)
5. Bring It On; All or Nothing (2006)
6. Bring It On; In It to Win It (2007)
7. Bring It On; Fight to the Finish (2009)
8. Big Hero 6 (2014)
9. Alibi (2008)
10. What Happens in Vegas (2008)
11. Smosh; The Movie (2015)
12. Aladdin (1992)
13. Spectre (2015)
14. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
15. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
16. The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
17. Fast & Furious (2009)
18. Fast Five (2011)
19. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
20. Furious 7 (2015)
21. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
22. The Many adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
23. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
24. Remember Me (2010)
25. G.B.F. (2013)
26. Sydney White (2007)
27. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
28. Mean Girls (2004)
29. The Bling Ring (2013)
30. Grease (1978)
31. Die Welle (2008)
32. The Switch (2010)
33. Maleficent (2014)
34. Dear John (2010)
35. Carrie (2013)
36. Clueless (1995)
37. 6 Years (2015)
38. Expelled (2014)
39. Coming to America (1988)
40. My Fake Fiancé (2009)
41. A Thousand Words (2012)
42. The Terminal (2004)
43. Guess Who (2005)
44. The House Bunny (2008)
45. Totally Spies (2009)
46. Superbad (2007)
47. Ride Along (2014)
48. Frozen (2013)
49. Friday (1995)
50. The Intern (2015)
51. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
52. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
53. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
54. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
55. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
56. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
57. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
58. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)
59. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)
60. Gravity (2013)
61. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
62. 102 Dalmatians (2000)
63. Titanic (1997)
64. Wreck it Ralph (2012)
65. Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
66. Lucy (2014)
67. We bought a Zoo (2011)
68. Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
69. De Gelukkige Huisvrouw (2010)
70. De Verbouwing (2012)
71. Aanmodderfakker (2014)
72. Het Diner (2013)
73. Zomerhitte (2008)
74. L-DK (2014)
75. The Theory of Everything (2014)
76. 10 Things I Hate about You (1999)
77. National Treasure (2004)
78. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
79. Angels & Demons (2009)
80. Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
81. What to expect when you're expecting (2012)
82. Friends with Benefits (2011)
83. The Woman in Black (2012)
84. Butterfly Effect (2004)
85. Bambi (1942)
86. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
87. Life as We Know It (2010
88. The Social Network (2010)
89. Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
90. V for Vendetta (2005)
91. Phantom of the Opera (2004)
92. When a Stranger Calls (2006)
93. A Christmas Carol (2009)
94. Beauty Shop (2005)
95. The Bucket List (2007)
96. The Sound of Music (1965)
97. Publieke Werken (2015)
98. Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015)
99. Freedom Writers (2007)
100. King Kong (2005)
101. Up (2009) 

Woohoo! I made it! Even watched a bonus movie!
Are there any movies you liked? Or do you have any recommendations? I'd love to read about it!

I think I will be setting myself the same challenge for 2016. Hopefully, I'll remember it then.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Recipe | Curry Corn soup

Hi guys! Hope you all had a great Christmas this year with family and loved ones.
Today I have another recipe for you! A few weeks ago, I already posted the recipe for a delicious broccoli soup, but today I wanted to share this really great recipe for a curry corn soup with you.

You will need..
- 400 grams of corn
- 1 litre of vegetable stock
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
- 2 tbs of curry powder
- Splash of cream
- Olive oil

Put a little oil into a pan and simmer the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add 1 litre of vegetable stock and bring to a boil.

Add the corn to the vegetable stock and boil for a minute and add the curry powder. Then blend everything together.

Add a splash of cream and stir this for a bit.

And you're done! Enjoy the soup with a piece of bread. Hmmm, yummy! :)

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Hotspot | The Park // New York

During my absence from my blog, I visisted New York in the summer with my mom and brother. For lunch and dinner we visited a number of restaurants and other little places where we had great food, but there's one place I can still remember after all these months; The Park.

We stumbled upon this restaurant completely by accident. We were walking around because we were planning on eating at another restaurant which was full at that moment. Since there were plenty of free tables at The Park we decided to just give it a go.

The front of the building didn't seem that special, but once we stepped inside, I fell in love with it; it had an indoor garden! With real trees, birds flying around and a lot of fairy lights. I had to sit there! It looked really magical! Also, the staff was very friendly and even the manager came to check if everything was allright. Both my brother and I had a steak with fries and my mom had a pizza (if I remember correctly). We all liked it a lot! I even liked it so much, I completely forgot to take pictures (Oopsie!)

I would definitely recommend this place to all of you. If you find yourself in the neighbourhood, definitely go and check it out.

Adress: 118 10th Ave, New York 10011

Sunday, November 29, 2015

DIY | Advent Calender

Happy first advent everyone! Hope you're having a lovely sunday! I had a pretty creative day, making my very own advent calendar. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, if I say so myself and I thought it would be nice to share this with you guys, because... well, I just love advent calendars so much! 

What you need:
- clothing hanger
- Twentyfour little gifts and/or candy
- Wrapping paper
- Ribbons
- Wrapping string
- Number tags 

I'm guessing this is quite straightforward, but I'll explain it anyways. 
I started with numbering the tags from '1' to '24' because there are just twentyfour days until Christmas when you open your first gift. Hooray! Then you just wrap your little gifts with wrapping paper. Use ribbons or wrapping strings to attach the tags on you presents. I thought it was a nice idea to save the biggest gift for the 24th day, just to start Christmas off with a bang! After you've attached all the tags, you tie a string on to the back of the gifts so you can hang it from the clothing hanger.
Now all you need to do is to find a nice spot to hang your advent calendar. I liked to hang it somewhere I can always see it, for that extra christmassy feel. 

Do you make your own calendars? Or would you rather just buy them? Let me know in the comments! :) 

Where to buy:
- White envelope with zilver hearts/ Søstrene Grene
- Brown envelopes / Søstrene Grene
- Red & White ribbons / Søstrene Grene
- Brown wrappingpaper / Søstrene Grene
- Clothing hanger / Søstrene Grene
- Red wrapping paper / Action
- Red wrapping string / Albert Heijn

Sunday, November 22, 2015

DIY | Art behind glass

A little while ago, my mom brought me a beautiful gift from Egypt. A piece of papyrus with a depiction of the 'Tree of Life'. This lovely piece of art definitely needed a frame of its own. But instead of using a passe partout, I decided to change things up a little.

Oh and guys! Specially for this post, I stepped out of my comfortzone and tried something new; I made a video for it! First one ever! It's not really special and it's definitely not high end, I'm still learning. Bear with me! :)

What you'll need:
Two identical picture frames & the picture you want to be on display
(that's all!)

Step 1
Take away the backing board and passe partout of both picture frames.

Step 2
Take away the glass from only one of the frames

Step 3
After you've put your picture in the frame, you lay the glass from the other frame on top of it (instead of using the backing board)

Et voila! That's it. It's so simple!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Recipe | Delicious and healthy broccoli soup

Soup! Perfect as a starter, or just as a meal in itself. Recently, I started eating more soups because they warm me up now the days are getting colder and colder and they are delicious and healthy. So I jumped into the world of soups and noticed that you can make soup out of basically anything! I have always been a tomatosoup kind of girl, but I was so intrigued by the idea of making soup from broccoli that I decided to give it a go and it was delicious! 

You will need..
- 500 grams of broccoli (florets + stems)
- 2 potatos
- 1 onion
- 1 litre of vegetable stock
- Cream
- Few leaves of fresh basil
- Bits of bacon (if you're feeling cheeky)

Chop up the onion, potato and the broccoli. 

Bring the vegetable stock to the boil and add the broccoli, potatos and onion. Let this simmer for about 12 minutes.  

Blend everything together untill it has a smooth texture. 

I like to serve the soup with a few fresh leaves of basil and a few bits of bacon

And you're done! Enjoy your healthy soup!

Do you like eating soup? Tell me what your favorite is in the comments.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

An autumnal walk

So... my last blog entry was about how I loved it that spring was finally there (oops!), and all of a sudden, autumn has arrived already! A lot has happened since the last time I wrote; I finally graduated from university (YAY!) and I went to Paris and New York. 
Right now I'm giving myself some time to figure out what I want, and what better way to think, than to have an autumnal walk in the woods.

I think that every season has something that makes me happy, but I truely believe that autumn is my absolute favorite season. I love the colours, the smells and the way it makes me feel cosy. It inspires me to do things and get creative!  

What is your favorite season? Do you also share my love for autumn? I'd love to read about it in the comments.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015



Oohh how I love spring. It's my favourite season, the birds sing, flowers bloom and my mood gets an instant power boost! 
Over the past few months, I felt quite poopy. There wasn't any progress going on in my life and I felt like I was living in this big grey blur. But now the flowers are blooming and the temperature rises, I feel like I can take on the world again. I'm always amazed by how such a small change in season can make me feel brand new again, every single year. It's sparks me to be more active, more creative and to go out more! 
So, guys! What are we waiting for? Let's go out and do the things we want to do, because.. IT'S SPRING!!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DIY | Colourful Coasters!

Hi guys! It has been sooooo long since my last DIY. So I thought the time was right to do one again! Yay!
This time I'll show you how to make some really cool and colourful yet very simple coasters. 

What you'll need:
- Acrylic paint
- Cork coasters
- Masking tape
- Scissors

Step 1
Start of with thinking of any kind of shape you like. Weave the masking tape onto a hard surface. For instance your desk or a cutting board. Onto this masking tape, draw the shape you'd like to appear on the coasters. Then cut out this shape. 

Step 2
Stick your shape onto the coaster. If you like, you can do the same for the other side of the coaster, in order for it to have two identical sides. But you're free to choose ofcourse :)
Be careful! Make sure you know what parts of the shape you want to be coloured in and which parts you want to stay blank. For this coaster I decided to only colour in the outer edges so that the rectangular shape stays blank. For the other coaster, I applied masking tape onto the whole coaster, and then cut away the parts I wanted to be coloured in. *Looking at it now, it looks a lot like the Xbox logo.. right? :) *

Step 3
Start painting the open surfaces. I recommend using acrylic paint since it's waterproof, so you don't have to worry about unexpected paint stains on your table. :)
Let the first layer of paint dry and apply a second (or maybe even third) layer. Repeat this step for the other side of the coaster.

Step 4
After the paint has dried completely, gently pull of the masking tape. And there you have it, some pretty but very simple to make coasters!