Last year I started posting more personal blog posts. This year I want to keep doing that because I enjoy sharing more of my life on here, since it is my digital diary. Looking back on my Neeltje’s Thoughts posts is one of my favorite things to do. I started looking back on the first two months of this year (how is it already March?) and I already did and experienced some new and fun things. In this blog post you’ll read all about how I visited a greenhouse, started driving again, enjoyed snow days, booked a trip for this summer and more. E N J O Y ✨
⁝ January 16, 2019 ⁝
When it comes to my job, I get to work for many different clients and companies. For one of those clients, I had to visit a greenhouse. Last year I already visited two greenhouses, and at the beginning of this year another one. This time it was a greenhouse with lots of bonsai trees, from very big ones to super small ones. I didn’t know bonsai trees also grew in green houses so I am learning so many new things.
⁝ January 19, 2019 ⁝
For 2019 I wanted to achieve a couple of things. One of those was to start driving more often. I have had my license for two years now and I never really drive. So on this day my mom and I decided to go to Noordwijk and I drove us there. It was such a lovely day and it felt really good to drive again. We decided to go shopping and that’s when I discovered Poush. A concept store in Noordwijk. They have so many cute brands and items here. I think we walked around Poush for at least 45 minutes. This is where I bought a couple of new crystals, which you might have seen in my Loves Lately post.
⁝ January 22, 2019 ⁝
And all of a sudden… snow! I had been wondering if we would get any snow since it had been pretty warm during most of winter and then it got colder and we got snow. I was very excited when it snowed because I wanted to go outside and take some photos in nature. That’s what I did for this blog post (a little throwback) but after my work week, the snow was already gone… So unfortunately I wasn’t able to take as many photos as I wanted to in the snow. During lunch time we went outside for a little bit and that’s when I took these photos.
⁝ February 1, 2019 ⁝
Now I am working, I make it a priority to take time out of my free days to meet up with my friends. Since we are not in school anymore and everyone has their own schedule, it might take a little longer to actually meet up, but in the end we always do. Eline and I really had to catch up so we went to have lunch at Bar Lokaal. We enjoyed some delicious food, a pretty view and talked a lot haha.
⁝ February 9, 2019 ⁝
Last year I already received a save the date for Lotte’s 21 dinner. I was very excited for her 21 dinner because she had asked me about the decorations and food, so I was kind of a part of the preparations. For her 21st birthday I wanted to make a personal gift. Since we always take photos together, I had some very funny photos of Lotte. I went into the archives, selected some of my favorites and started with a scrapbook. Every page had a ‘theme’ and it took me two full days to create but I was very pleased with the end result. Luckily Lotte also loved it and now she is able to fill it up even more with future adventures.
⁝ February 16, 2019 ⁝
In the mean time, I’ve already posted two outfit posts in the two first months of this year. That’s kind of rare haha. Especially during winter I hate taking photos because the lightning always sucks. When it started getting warmer, Lotte and I went to Leiden to take some photos. Btw, a small question for my fellow bloggers: When you are taking photos, do people that pass by always make weird comments and asks if they can take a photo for you? Anyways, after taking photos, we went to the city centre and actually went shopping. In the photos below you can see we were playing around with some vintage glasses haha.
⁝ February 22, 2019 ⁝
Lotte and I have been looking at booking a vacation for weeks and it was finally time to actually book our trip. This summer we will be going to…. Vienna, Austria! I can’t wait to go there. It looks so magical and beautiful on all the photos I have seen, so I can’t wait to share my travel diary from that trip. Have you ever been there?
⁝ February 24, 2019 ⁝
For weeks Elba and I wanted to go and drive somewhere together. Now that Elba also has her license, we can actually motivate each other to get behind the wheel and drive (just like we do with working out). So on this very sunny Sunday we first drove around our neighborhood and then went to Buitenhuis, Valkenburg. This is such a cute hotspot and I want to go there again to take photos and share it on here. We spent the whole afternoon enjoying the sun, which was so lovely! I can’t wait for more spring and summer days.
While I am writing this, I am sneezing every couple minutes and feeling very tired. Ever since I started with my blog I was making sure I had finished my blog post long beforehand. Most of the time I was a month ahead. Now I am mostly writing the last bits of every blog post on Sunday evening or Tuesday evening, before it goes up on Wednesday. I was contemplating to skip the whole month of March and not post any blog posts. But in April I will be blogging for five years. This means I have put up a blog post every single week for five years. That’s insane and I didn’t want to screw that up the month before my blogging anniversary. That’s why I have decided I need to focus more and get inspired again to actually write my blog posts. Some blog posts may be a little bit shorter and I might change things up a little. Who knows. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Thoughts in Style.
Everything’s so Instagrammable! You sure got up to a lot this January and February! ❤️
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Ah, thank you Charmaine! xxx
These pictures are so cute!!
What a pretty place! Props to you for staying so consistent in your blogging. I can’t believe it’s been five years for you!!
Ah, that’s so sweet! Thank you 🙂 Xx
Wow, beautiful photos, this looks like such a fun time!
Anika | anikamay.co.uk
The place looks so calm in your photos 😍😍😍 Need to visit one of these days!
Thank you! X
Woow! You got a great month!!
Have a great day! xx
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I SEE HOW FUN IT WAS FOR YOU BOTH
Ahhh this looks like so much fun!
x Lisa | lisaautumn.com
Beautiful photos, the place looks so nice!
DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG
Oh my goodness, these photos are stunning! It looks like you had such a wonderful month.
Thank you so much! I did 🙂
Your photos are absolutely stunning dear!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com