September 29, 2014

Ivanna's Beauty Basics

Ever since I can remember I have not worried much about the care for my skin and hair. While other girls neatly remove their make-up at the end of the day in order to keep their skin clean and healthy, I never bothered to wipe my eye make-up off before going to bed. However, since about a year I have developed allergies in my skin which could be caused by a reaction to make-up. Therefore, and because my mom silently couldn't stand my laziness anymore, she bought me face cleaning products. Since the moment that I have these products standing in my bathroom I instantly feel so caring for myself that I decided to show you guys the standard bathroom products that I use everyday;) What I use isn't a big deal, but these favourite items make that I can start my mornings and feel confident about my appearance.

September 22, 2014

DIY Fabric Yarn

Fabric yarn, or t-shirt yarn is, well... yarn made of woven fabric like t-shirts. The fabric is cut into longs strips, and pulled to make the edges curl in. Since this type of yarn is rather thick and sturdy, it is often used to crochet small furniture like poofs and lampshades, or firm items like bowls.

September 18, 2014

Unofficial Blog Meeting

Because we both had the day off and were a little bored, we decided to have an "unofficial blog meeting". As you may have noticed, the blog looks a lot different than it did two months ago and we're still making little improvements here and there. For instance, we only found out this afternoon that our breathtakingly spectacular drop down menu that had taken us at least six hours to make and perfect with our non-existing knowledge of HTML and CSS looked utterly awful on other people's computers. Luckily, we have managed to build up enough experience in this field to be able to fix these kind of problems within a reasonable time frame. Which gave us enough time to have lunch, cuddle kittens and play Sims 4. 

September 16, 2014

Sushi bowls

One of the things we have in common is our profound love for sushi. Given the chance, we'd probably go out and have sushi at least twice a week. Unfortunately, we neither have the money for takeaway sushi, nor do we have the time and patience to roll our own sushi every time we crave it. So, luckily we came across the perfect solution: sushi bowls! We had seen different versions of this genius idea on Pinterest, but it wasn't until Lisa's birthday in April that we gave it a try. Because it's so simple and versatile, it instantly became one of our favourite dishes.

September 9, 2014

Vintage Outfit

Last Friday was the day of my graduation! I was so nervous that I had trouble sleeping the night before, because it was going to be such a memorable day. I want to share this moment with you guys and give you a little insight in my choice of outfit for this day. Because I wanted to wear a special dress for the occasion, my mom and I browsed the internet to find interesting clothing shops in the area. We discovered a very nice store that sells retro and vintage inspired fashion: Very Cherry (they also sell online). Since I really love this style and because I like to wear something different instead of a standard dress, we decided to  go and visit the shop in Rotterdam.

September 4, 2014

Stray Cat Project Skiathos

How was your summer? Did you enjoy your holiday or did you do something else? For me this was my last summer as a veterinary student, since I have completed all my courses and internships. On September 5th I will receive my diploma and from that day I will be an official vet. Because I had a lot of free time left during July and August, I decided to use this time for gaining extra experience. I wanted to do a volunteer internship in another country, so that I could help (stray) animals and at the same time enjoy another view and culture. Via a website for animal internships I found the volunteer project Skiathos Cat Welfare Association, which is located on the island Skiathos, Greece. I spoke about my plans with my boyfriend and since he is a big cat lover, he liked to come with me. We booked our flights and boat trips (a tip for you guys if you want to fly cheap; departure from Brussels, Belgium with Ryanair is way cheaper than departure from Amsterdam; I paid under 200 euro for a return ticket) and I collected some medical supplies and study books. After this we were ready to go on this adventure.