Saturday, December 31, 2016


I have been thinking and thinking about my year and going through each experience and memory i have, trying to think what i want to change for 2017. As i said in my last post, people tend to make resolutions because a new year gives them a feeling of a new beginning. I must say i always like to reflect on my year to see how i have experienced it and what i can finally let go. As i mentioned once before in my previous posts, 2016 was a real ass kicking year, and no i did not kick any ass, my ass got kicked big time. Starting the year loosing two most important and close things in my life and only being left with grief was a battle that i had to face on my own. Trying to climb out of a deep and black ditch filled with nothing else then sadness is a feeling that i will never forget. The ironic part of grief is that you never really stop, the memory just fades and soon normal day to day life just takes over. It felt like my 2016 was covered with a black veil, a dark atmosphere and a heavy heart. 2016 was a year of self reflection, who am i? and where do i want to go? questions i had not asked myself in a long time, since i was a two piece puzzle for almost three years. Coming out of a break up and not recognizing myself in the mirror, because i wasn't the same person i was when i started and i wasn't the same person while being together. The feeling is almost as if you where found with amnesia with just your passport in your pocket with a name and a birthday, but no identity. What do i like? what makes me laugh? what are my goals, hopes and dreams? those where things i had to re-invent for myself, and i did. I must say reflecting on 2016 does show me that despite all of the rough patches, i have learned my true identity and that is a gift. Being completely content with myself is the greatest gift of all. Knowing that whatever hits me and whatever is sent my way i can handle it. You need to go through bad times, so you can recognize the good ones and most of all appreciate them. I will never become a heartless, cold or closed person no matter what happens, because when you look around, you will see a light that will guide you through whatever you are going through. As long as you believe in it. That being said it reminds me of my all time favorite movie Love Actually, i think i might have seen that movie a 100 times already and it never gets old. This quote always makes my heart warm. And i hope it does the same for you!

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."

So for 2017, i cheers you for a better year, but also a better me. Going into a "New Year" with "New Resolutions" I need to make the change for myself, knowing what i want different and what i want to achieve. 

Love Jana


Friday, December 30, 2016


So i know everybody has their own way of starting a new year. But i thought i would share my plans of starting this brand new year. As i was telling a friend today and she really liked my idea's, i thought hey why not give others the chance to share the love? Can you imagine that tomorrow is the last day of the year, a year filled with 365 days. 365 days of laughing, crying, sweating, bleeding, running, sleeping, eating and all other humanly possible emotions? All of that time that passes by so fast but never really standing still and realizing how many days have actually passed since the last time you promised yourself a new you? People tend to make promises or dreams they can't make real but yet we remain with the same tradition each year to make those resolutions you swear to make true. It's almost funny when you think about it. How great would it be to actually get up and do them? Will 2017 be the year that we will grab by the balls and utterly believe in yourself?

Tomorrow i will make different cards which i will divide into four categories 
1. Something 2016 has taught me
2. Something that i will take with me into 2017
3. Something i will leave behind in 2016
4. Something i want to achieve in 2017

I will place number two and four in a jar and close it for 365 days. I will keep number one close to me, so that each time 2017 faces me with a challenge i can remind myself of the lesson i have learned and number 3 i will send into the sky in a helium balloon. (optional, burn the card!)

I think it's important to have rituals to keep some magic in your life and to leave some of that magic for the imagination. 
Curious to your New Year rituals! Share the love


On January 1st, turn all your hangers backwards like this. It takes only a minute. now when you wear anything put the hanger back into your closet normal. In June, anything still backwards, you will know you don't wear it. Unless you have a good reason to save it, donate it to Goodwill.

So i read this text the other day and it completely inspired me. What an amazing idea right? I always have things in my closet i don't wear anymore and it just sits there being completely neglected or even forgotten! I always have a rule for myself as well, which is if i haven't worn it for a year, it goes. This way i somehow try to keep the order in my chaotic life...oeps i mean closet haha! But then again doesn't our closet represent our mind? Besides this way you will even be donating to a good cause, which in my eyes makes this a win win situation starting and ending your year with good Karma. You never know, perhaps other people will be super happy with one of the 10 sweaters that look exactly the same neatly stacked away hiding in the back of your closet. How about on New Years day we all try this one together? i think you might even be shocked in June to see how many hangers are still facing the front. Comment below if you have any fun ideas for New You resolutions!

Thursday, December 29, 2016


O M G....has Santa been generous this year? yes he has! speaking of Santa i must still share my ultimate disappointments in the fact that he doesn't really exist. I am a person that loves to believe in the magical world, but also can't because reality is like always in your face...meh...So now this Christmas was quite magical, because i was very much spoiled. Of course you can expect some special shots coming up soon with these beauties!!

Gucci Dionysus Handbag

Gucci GG Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag



So it's been a week since i have posted a blogpost, it has been such a busy time having all of the family over for Christmas and the worst thing ever happend i got sick on Christmas night going on second Christmas day, so i am still recuperating from this flu. Very typical for me to get sick during such festive days, looking forward to it for months. I had a lot riding on it though, build up stress and hectic times it was bound to happen. Christmas eve we had the whole family over and i was cooking for 12 people, it was both tiring but wonderful. We don't get to spend the holidays with the whole family often, and thats only my dutch and french family! I miss my family in the states a lot and i send them my love each year through skype if i am not visiting them. Christmas eve was great though we opened gifts and had a lot of laughs. On Christmas day we had a great breakfast with the whole gang again and in the afternoon my sister and the kids left. Christmas dinner was a great evening as well with my brother and nephew, they live in Paris so i don't get to see them a lot and we always have a great time when they are in town. 

Christmas night i got so sick, i thought it was food poisoning but it stayed for a couple of days so i am guessing i got a really bad flu. Apparently it is circling right now and now my sinuses are infected haha joy! Just hoping to feel better for new years. Today was my first real productive day, i started going back to the gym yesterday and today (being sick made me loose 2 kilo's jeej haha). Going to the gym really makes me feel a lot better about myself, i can feel my body getting stronger and that is the best feeling in the world! Especially these days when eating a lot around the holidays i can recommend you to step up and just go to the gym anyway, it will help keep your motivation and somehow keep your normal routine. I don't know what it is but these days between Christmas and New Years always got me like...what day is it?.. I don't think i am the only one haha, because these are not official holidays but your still in the holiday mood and seeing as how New Years is also lurking around the corner. Have you thought about your New Years resolutions yet? I must say i am a strong believer of keeping your resolutions each day and not just making them because it's a New Year, but i do get the whole feeling of it being a fresh start. And boy can we use a fresh start, because i might add 2016 KICKED MY ASS. So for that being said LET'S KICK 2017'S ASS!!!

New Year resolutions will be posted up soon! thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading about my life, hoping to inspire others in achieving there goals because at the end of the day we need to stick together.

Love Jana

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Sweater H&M
Jacket Zara
Shoes H&M
Bag Marc Jacobs
Legging Faux leather look Zara



Monday, December 19, 2016

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