Monday, July 22, 2013

Holland Part I

I'm finally back after great vacation to to Holland.  We spent two weeks in Holland spending time with family and doing a lot of kid friendly activities.  My children did not want to come back.  
We did so many interesting things like visiting a shoe and cheese making business, gingerbread baking,  beach, walks in the forest, museums, markets, sand sculptures, and I was able to meet up with Anthea in Utricht at Madame De Pompadour!    More on this in the next post.
We actually didn't get a chance to make it into Amsterdam on our holiday maybe next time.

Here are a few pictures from the beginning of our trip:

Here I am with a nice cup of coffee as we walked around in a close by forest.  

Outfit details:

Blouse bought on ebay, very good quality $32
Jeans - Freddies
Pearl necklace
White Bakelite Bracelet Brighter Bakelite.

On a side note, I was quite sad when I brought one of my favorite necklaces to Holland and I was getting ready to show my MIL and the string broke sending all the beads scrambling.  This is certainly a necklace I will have to restring.

A view from a distance.

Local town near by:


  1. Omg it's so beautiful there! Your trip looked fabulous! You looked adorable in your outfit! xox

  2. The clogs (and cheese!) look beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful start to your trip. Loving that blue and red top! ;-)

  3. Sounds like a great vacation. That forest shot looks so beautiful!

  4. Welcome back! I love your blouse. The contrasting collar is such a great detail!

  5. I was in Holland for 3 months before 2 years. And for two weeks I m going in Holland and Belgium. In what town you was the most? I heard about Madame De Pompadour, she is amazing!

    1. Oh you will just have so much fun!!! We were near Hattem and the outskirts of Amsterdam the most but I certainly recommend a trip to Utricht. I didn't get into the city which is also so much fun to see. Have a great time and I hope you are able to blog about it!

  6. Wow, it sounds like you had a really lovely trip! I can't wait to hear about the rest of it!

  7. Oh, how cool!! I'd love to travel to Holland one day. So happy you got that chance. :D

  8. This looks like a lovely trip so far! Lucky for you that you found all the scattered beads to restring the necklace!

    1. Very disappointed about this one. I'm wondering if I might just get it professionally done since I also need a few rings resized too.

  9. Yay! I have been waiting on the edge of my seat to learn and see more about your awesome Holland trip. I'm thrilled to know you guys all had a splendid time (it's so cool that your children wanted to stay there longer) and were able to do and see a lot during your two weeks there. Those rows upon rows of clogs are so lovely (it almost makes one wish there was a wallpaper in a similar print).

    Very fun, timeless sightseeing outfit - sometimes trousers or jeans are such a must when you're traversing on foot like that.

    Can't wait to see more from your awesome travels!

    ♥ Jessica

  10. Your trip looks awesome, so excited to get to see more. Sorry about your favorite necklace,I hate it when that happens!

  11. Holland would be so wonderful to visit! That is on my "list". Sorry to hear about your necklace though, I hope you at least found all the beads?