Home inspiration! Part 1

The year 2011 will be a year of growth to me. This year has already been one of growth, and I hope that all the years of the rest of my life will be centered around growth (and love).

In 2011 I will be taking some big steps in growing up! I will be doing my second internship, at (I'm so wishing!!) Cosmopolitan! I still need to apply, but I really want to work there.

I will go on my second holiday with my boyfriend, and we'll be celebrating our 2nd year anniversary (longest serious relationship I've ever had).

I will turn twenty, and will never again be a teenager. O my, twenty sounds so old all of the sudden. When in my twenties, I'll be in the -ties, stuck forever! Or well, untill I turn a hundred :)

I will quite possibly change my job for something new, and MAYBE quit the hockey (for my internship, it's a four hour travel back and forth so..)

And the biggest change is that....


Yes, you read that right. I made the decision. It took me some time, but I feel it's time for a new step. I'm quite the people person, so I will be missing my family soooo much, but it's time for me to take care of myself. And I want to live on my own for a while, untill I eventually will live with my boyfriend (but not for another two or three years).

So, naturally, I've been searching for inspiration. What do I like in a home? (especially considering that I will buy pieces that have to be suitable to move in a house with a man eventually). Luckily, I love looking at homes. So this is a joy.

I can't wait for 2011, it will be a GOOD year!


Ps. I will be moving into a house with roommates, so I will only own ONE room. I'm hoping for something affordable in Tilburg, big enough to fit in a two-person bed, and a couch!!! I would LOOOOOVE a couch and a tv!!


The love of my life

Aren't we the cutest?


Ps. Yes, that's the hairbow I wrote about earlier.


recent buys!

A quick picture of my new booties! They are brown, leather, and have fake fur. And good grip in the snow. I don't get cold feed anymore, and don't slip! I had to say goodbye to my old booties (my true loves), but these are proper replacement I think!

My favorite book-series are the Shopaholic ones. They are hilarious. So when I didn't get this book for Sinterklaas, I had to go and buy it myself! I had it giftwrapped. It's hilarious already, and I just started!

I bought these adorable soup bowls, in taupe, my favorite interior design colour. I HAD to have them, to match my coffee cups. And then I also bought this little cooking thing.. just to make my €5 amount on my gift card!


Outfit of the day


With my new hairbow (which is black with silver studs all over), and my new sweater dress (which is gray). And my new booties! Those will come up better in the next post!



My Sinterklaas gifts!

In The Netherlands we celebrate Sinterklaas, which is basically the real Santa Claus (there, I said it). We celebrated it on the fourth, saturday, while it's actually always on the fifth, but that's fine.

This year almost my whole list consisted of things I'd need to move out! So yes, I unwrapped knives, and glass bowls and all that fun stuff to recieve... (not really).

But I know I need it, and I'm still SO thankfull to have gotten it. I'll show you my gifts.

On the picture: A glass oven tray, two glass bowls, two little knives for vedgetables, that thing you open a bottle with.. is it called an cork-unscrewer? If it isn't it should be, two plastic things to cut the meat and vedgies on *honoustly, i'm too tired to look up the proper names, but you get it*, a cooking book for students, two gift certificates for 5 euros each for my favorite interiorsshop, A Vogue USA (LOVE), A tea box with the cutest picture (almost the same as the one my boyfriend got from me last year), 4 coffeecups with spoons in Taupe!, a can opener, a tea bag thingie which I'm not sure of what it is, and two little tea bag holders, a teapot, forks/knives/spoons and all that good stuff, and a book for school about the murderer of a politician which I don't really want to read about.

That was a low really, lol. I thought I would get Mini Shopaholic from Sophie Kinsella, cause I said I wanted it so bad. So I unpacked a book like a maniac only to find out it was a school book...

So sunday I went and bought Mini Shopaholic for myself, and had it giftwrapped.

I was so happy with it. Gift-wrapping makes everything nicer. And I looooooooved every thing that I got anyway (except for the book, but I need it, so..)

I'm so grateful :) I'm blessed with the loveliest family of all :)



And the dog (Amber) loved her new green gift to bits! She went crazy! The little princess came up to the basket with gifts still all wrapped, and she went in to smell them. Then she went all crazy for one, and yes, indeed, it was her gift! All wrapped and everything! When we got it unpacked for her she ran around like a lunatic for literally half an hour. She's adorable!


Make-up workshop

Time is literally flying by! I'm so busy all the time. I want to go to the hairsalon, but I don't have the time!!

This was me last month when I came back from my make-up workshop by Nikkietutorials, from Youtube :). She's adorable, and SO tall. She's very very talented, and has taught me a few techniques I happily use a few times a week!


PS. I have twitter! www.twitter.com/milouvanroon - I was forced to get one for my schoolproject, but if you're dutch and interested.. follow me! (it's in Dutch)