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Gift Guide: Inspiratie Voor Het Vinden Van Het Perfecte Mannencadeau!

En het is alweer vrijdag! Jeetje wat gaat de tijd snel zeg! Ondanks corona voelt het vandaag toch best wel echt als vakantie aan met super warm zomers weer. Vandaag wil ik een leuke cadeautip met jullie delen. Vaak is een cadeau vinden voor mannen toch net iets lastiger dan voor vrouwen aha! Voor vrouwen is iets van makeup of sieraden altijd wel prima, maar voor mannen kan je wat vaker de mist in gaan. Lees gauw verder als jij nog op zoek bent naar een stoer mannencadeau voor je broer, oom, vader of wie dan ook! 

leuke cadeautips voor mannen
Op HemdvoorHem.nl kan je allerlei mooie overhemden vinden! Het is "de" webshop voor mannen! Van Tommy Hilfiger tot Calvin Klein, de webshop verkoopt goede kwaliteit overhemden. Maarrr langzaamaan wordt de collectie uitgebreid. Zo vind je nu ook stropdassen in allerlei kleuren en motieven en truien van dezelfde merken als de overhemden en nog veel meer. Je kunt online eenvoudig bestellen en de site is verder heel overzichtelijk wat het een stuk fijner maakt om een cadeau uit te kiezen. Omdat het natuurlijk bijna augustus is (en dat betekent uitverkoop aha!) kan je nu een overhemd of iets anders scoren voor een stuk minder, met kortingen tot 70%. 
leuke cadeautips voor mannen
Na lang speuren op de webshop heb ik uiteindelijk de keuze gemaakt om een mooi overhemd cadeau te geven aan mijn broer omdat hij jarig is geweest en ik hem nog wilde verrassen en blij maken met een overhemd. Ik weet dat Calvin Klein één van zijn favourite merken is, dus daarom heb ik uiteindelijk gekozen voor een lichtblauw geruite Calvin Klein blouse. Het overhemd is klassiek en van 100% katoen, met een middelstrakke pasvorm en is ook makkelijk door te dragen in de herfst en winter met een warme trui. In het kort, een overhemd is dus een super leuk cadeau voor zowel jong als oud! 


My Favorite Summer Dresses Under €100

It's summer and the days of cozy sweaters, boots and gloves are far gone. Summer is the perfect season to show off your personal style and to pick outfits that represent who you truly are. However, it can sometimes be difficult, with rising temperatures, to choose the right outfit. We want something that we look cute in, but also, very important, something that we feel comfortable in. Currently I am loving summer dresses; they're easy, breezy and stylish! You can simply style them with a pair of sneakers, statement jewellery or a pair of heels and you're ready to go. I have chosen a few of my absolute favourite summer dresses under €100, from maxi dresses to off-the-shoulder dresses, here they are! 

best white summer dresses under €100

1. Mango Maxi Dress 
2. Loft Short V-Neck Dress
3. Arket Oversized Shirt Dress
4. & Other Stories Cotton Dress
5. Mulaya Pleated Dress 

A white dress for summer is comparable to a black dress. They are both wardrobe essentials that are timeless and for almost any occasion. Every year, some new trends appear and others fade after a while, but, white summer dresses remain elegant and easy to wear! White summer dresses are the new black, and that's why it's worth investing in a white dress. If you're not into the very white dresses, then you have plenty of dresses to choose from in other shades of white, like for example off-white. I picked a few of my favorites for this summer, but I don't think I can choose one aha! They're all very cute and
best floral summer dresses under €100
1. Yumi Floral Maxi Dress 
2. Morning Lavender Mini Dress
3. GutsGusto Maxi Dress
4. French Connection Jersey Dress 

Of course, besides white dresses, your wardrobe is not complete if you don't have any floral dresses! Summer is the season where you can especially wear lots of colourful clothes and go a bit more overboard (not too much aha) with patterns and colours than in winter. Floral dresses look cheerful and they upgrade your wardrobe for sure!

WHICH STYLE DO YOU PREFER: WHITE OR FLORAL? Let me know in the comments below! 



Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

A wedding is the day you as the bride can shine and dedicate the day entirely to you and your loved ones. It's a day of happiness, the marking of a new chapter in your life and (hopefully aha) one that lasts! However, planning a wedding doesn't come cheap. From selecting the right venue, to the invitations, the gowns, bridesmaids and much more can add up quickly. In this post I would like to share with you some easy ways you to save money on your wedding!

I love photography! So for me if I would get married, I would place a lot of special attention on getting the right pictures to capture a moment as special as a wedding to be able to look at it years down the line. Of course, getting your own photographer can be expensive. But, there is a great solution! Wedding Photo Swap gives you the possibility to create your own online album. Your loved ones get an invitation to join as well, so that everyone can upload their wedding photos. It's completely free for 30 days, and fore more features, 24,99 pounds is still a huge bargain instead of a wedding photographer. It's a lovely idea for your family and friends to come together and all be part of the memorable day! 
Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

From beaches, to churches, to cozy backyards, anything is possible. I've done some research and came across a few things you can consider when looking for your venue to still stay within your budget and to not spend too much. First, when you get married on a weekday, some venues will cost a lot less. The downside is that weekends are more relaxed. But, if you're willing to pay less at the cost of this, than you've scored a great deal. Another thing is that I've come across friends getting married in multiple places. Stick to one venue and your wallet will be happy aha! The last point is quite straightforward. Don't invite too much guests, because it can make it more expensive. What is also a fun idea is to look at these prom car hire ideas which you can also use to make an amazing entrance not at your prom but at your wedding!
Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding
The dress, often the highlight of the wedding and something the guests are looking forward to way in advance. It's a whole process from picturing the kind of gown you would like to wear, to actually seeing all those dresses in a shop and trying on different styles, to eventually choosing "the one". I have to say I'm guilty myself to search online for wedding dresses (first I need a boyfriend for that ahah). The first advice is to revamp your mother's old dress. Also, getting a dress that has a corset is handy because you don't need a lot of alterations. Third, if you're okay with getting second hand clothes, then a second hand wedding dress would be a great idea! Often there are great bargains and you might still get a dress from a brand you love, but for a lot less. Win win right?! And not to forget, you could look for prom dresses, you might want to try this because it's a great money saver, as mentioning solely the word 'wedding' increases your price instantly.


Top 5 Wordpress Plugins To Use For Adding Custom Fonts On Your Site

Top 5 Wordpress Plugins To Use For Adding Custom Fonts On Your Site
Having your own website is not only fun, it is also a learning curve to understand the ins and outs of blogging itself. Everyday you learn something new which you can then apply to future blog posts. With so many blogs and websites being created every second, it can be tough to make your blog, website or webshop stand out from the crowd. It's often the little things that count - the finishing touches - that together shape your website into something special! In this blog post I would like to share the top 5 Wordpress plugins to use for adding custom fonts on your Wordpress site and give an overview of each of them. Let's get right to it and make your website stand out with beautiful fonts!
Top 5 Wordpress Plugins To Use For Adding Custom Fonts On Your Site
Coding can still be a challenge for many, as CSS and HTML skills can be hard to get a grasp on. But Wordpress plugins are there to make your life a little bit easier! The Use Any Font plugin helps you with your custom fonts. You can upload your own fonts and then transform them to the right format to meet the required specifications. A plus point of this plugin is that because the plugin saves your fonts on your own website, the loading time of your site is a lot faster, which benefits the overall user experience of your visitors. 
Top 5 Wordpress Plugins To Use For Adding Custom Fonts On Your Site

Fontsy is a font plugin for Wordpress websites. What is really cool is that you can not only make use of their free fonts available in their font library, but you can also upload fonts you created yourself to the plugin. You simply click on the file you want to upload, and the fonts you designed will automatically appear in the plugin. This way you can give your blog an even more personal touch to it! Benefits of this plugin are that it's completely free. There is a possibility to purchase premium fonts if you would like to go the extra mile. But, with the free version you simply are all set and can enjoy beautiful fonts. Also, there is no limit set on how many fonts you can upload. You can make use of as many fonts as your hearts desires aha! Another feature of the plugin which I think is great, is that there is absolutely no coding required. This is ideal because even if you're not into coding or are a beginning blogger, you can still use the plugin easily. You can download the Wordpress font plugin.

Top 5 Wordpress Plugins To Use For Adding Custom Fonts On Your Site
Styleguide has a big collection of different kinds of fonts to choose from. Fonts are available for different sections of your website, such as fonts for your headers or for the main paragraphs of your blog posts. It's is also possible to pick from different palettes to highlight your website and give it a colourful touch to it. Despite the plugin not having a lot of features, it's easy to install and you simply just get enough of the basic elements that you need.

Top 5 Wordpress Plugins To Use For Adding Custom Fonts On Your Site
Font Awesome is another plugin that has a big library, with over 630 different kinds of fonts. The plugin makes it possible to besides selecting fonts, you can choose from nicely designed icons that are very simple to add to make your website look complete. If you're looking for icons besides just fonts, then this plugin would be right for you. 

Top 5 Wordpress Plugins To Use For Adding Custom Fonts On Your Site
The last Wordpress plugin I woud like to share is the Easy Google Fonts plugin. It's perfect because again you won't have to learn difficult coding. You simply download the plugin and can select your favourite fonts from a wide-ranging selection. It's one of the view plugin where you can get a preview to see whether you like the new font on your site in advance of already having it published and changed. This plugin is for you if you want to be safe than sorry and get that extra preview before you hit publish.



Leuke Kamerplanten, Stekjes & Meer! | PlantRebelz

Ben jij op zoek naar een coole en mooie kamerplant, een stekje of andere leuke hebbedingetjes voor in jouw huis of kamer? Dan is PlantRebelz.nl de perfect plek om van jouw huis een groener thuis te maken! De webshop bestaat nog maar een aantal maanden en in deze review wil ik je graag laten zien wat deze webshop allemaal te bieden heeft en zal ik mijn eerlijke mening geven! 

PlantRebelz.nl heeft een ruime keuze aan leuke en goede kwaliteit kamer planten die rechtstreeks uit de kas komen. Na een goede verzorging maakt het het makkelijk om als je de plant thuisgestuurd krijgt zelf de plant goed te kunnen verzorgen (een goed begin is het halve werk;), zelfs als je niet zo goed bent in het in leven houden van planten aha! Als je de webshop bezoekt dan is denk ik het eerste wat jou ook op zal vallen de grappige namen van de planten; van Extreme Rebel tot Extreme Weirdo, je kan het zo gek nog niet bedenken. Maar de namen zijn niet zomaar bedacht, ze passen goed bij de soort plant en de eigenschappen ervan. Verder is de webshop ook duidelijk en kan je door simpelweg op verschillende categorieën te klikken direct een plant kiezen die het beste bij jouw huis past. Zo zijn er 3 kopjes kamerplanten; klein, middelgroot en groot. Ook kan je meteen aanklikken voor welke ruimte je een plant zoekt; badkamer, slaapkamer, woonkamer en of je een plant wil die veel of weinig licht nodig heeft.

Hier een klein stukje over wat PlantRebelz zelf geschreven heeft op de webshop.
Onze plant hunters speuren de hele wereld af naar de knapste evergreens en meest briljante blikvangers, die we vervolgens in eigen kas kweken en grootbrengen. Ook de stekken telen we zelf. Alleen zo kunnen we de allerbeste kwaliteit garanderen.

Misschien ben jij naast een plantenliefhebber ook wel iemand die erg van terrariums houdt! Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat ik zelf meer van planten houd, maar ieder heeft zo zijn voorkeur. Het voordeel van terrariums is dat je er eigenlijk alleen maar naar hoeft te kijken aha! Het zijn een soort mini-ecosystemen waarbij het water verdampt en gerecycled wordt zodat jij helemaal niks hoeft te doen. Super toch?! Wat ik super leuk vind is dat je namelijk naast dezelfde soort planten die al wat verder gegroeid zijn en verzorgd zijn in de kas ook dezelfde soort planten hebt maar dan als stekjes. Dit houdt in de je minder betaalt, maar de stekjes meer aandacht en verzorging nodig hebben. Dus als jij het leuk vindt om je plant van het begin af aan te zien groeien, dan zijn stekjes ideaal voor jou! Verder kan je toffe goodies vinden, zoals bijvoorbeeld een zelfklevende poster of wat leuke kaartjes.

Na lang speuren op de website om de juiste keuze te maken (want ze zijn allemaal mooi haha..) heb ik uiteindelijk gekozen voor de Alocasia. Dit is een plant die echt een blikvanger wordt in jouw huis! Ik vind de pijlvormige bladeren die bijna op grote harten lijken erg mooi. Wat ik verder ook niet vaak ben tegengekomen is dat de binnenkant van de bladeren donkerrood zijn. Het is een middelgrote plant die best veel licht nodig heeft en qua verzorging met 1 keer in de week water voldoende heeft.
Misschien denk je, is een plant versturen niet heel lastig? En komt de plant dan wel heel aan? Het antwoord op beide vragen is: jazeker, dit kan! Online bestellen gaat heel makkelijk via de webshop van Plant Rebelz. Op de site kan je ook erg eenvoudig lezen over wat voor soort plant het is en wat achtergrond informatie en verder hoe je jouw nieuwe aanwinst het beste kan verzorgen.

Ik ben super blij met mijn nieuwe kamer plant! Nadat ik de bestelling had geplaatst werd de plant binnen 2 dagen al thuisbezorgd. De plant werd bezorgd in een grote doos, met om de pot aardig nog wat plastic zodat er geen aarde kan verschuiven. Ik had er eigenlijk nog echt bij stil gestaan dat je planten ook kunt verzenden. PlantRebelz doet dit erg goed. Het concept is nog best nieuw, dus ik ben erg benieuwd hoe de webshop in de toekomst zich verder ontwikkelt en hun aanbod vergroot!
RATING: 10/10


This Month' Topic: Coronavirus & Working and Studying At Home

coronavirus experiences of working and studying at home

BeU is a monthly column made for and by women. The aim of BeU is to create a safe online space where girls and women from across the globe can share, inspire and connect with one another to help each other grow. Topics that will be discussed range from body positivity, to period struggles and taboos, mental health issues, story highlights, relationships, student life, and much more.

I'm really excited about the idea! I hope that with the creation of this online space it will be a place where authenticity, kindness, and inspiration are the building blocks for girls and women aiming to inspire and connect with one another.

If you would like to be part of the monthly column, please contact me via the blogger contact form or send me a direct email to: isabelfunari7@gmail.com. All ideas are welcome and I'm happy to discuss the topics you would like to see featured! Become member of the BeU Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/268305480939853/

coronavirus experiences of working and studying at home

Daniela De Los Bosques 

I had (finally) got a new job for the lockdown but unfortunately I couldn't work a day because of the lockdown (Spain). I wanted to do something with coaching for a while, but I did not know exactly which direction (fitness or life coach). During the lockdown I started to study, read and followed other coaches. Because of this I started to take a close look at myself and formed a completely different mindset! As a result, I have now obtained my life coaching certificate and am now setting up my life coaching! I experienced the lockdown as a completely new birth and I look back on it as a happy child with a new gift! Despite the fact that we lived 3 months without work and without money (with 2 daughters), we were able to bridge this period with help and a job here and there !! The lockdown was a new beginning for me !! :) Follow Daniela here!

coronavirus experiences of working and studying at home
Esther Adwoa Hoogeveen
The lock down began a week before my exams, so this led to uncertainty in my academic life. Prior to that I had everything figured out and I was ready for my exams, only to be told it’s postponed until further notice. I was confused as to how to plan my studies and I was suffering from a lack of motivation. On one hand I felt the need to study, and on the other hand I didn’t know when I would write my exams or if I would.  I came to realize that the solution was in good time management. Until my digital exam dates were known, I spent every day doing at least a 4-hour study and then ending the day with something I love. Be it reading, writing poetry, or learning a new language. My plan worked as I passed my exams with flying colors. Overall, in times of uncertainty, it’s okay to not always be productive, all that matters is that you’re moving forward. Follow Esther here!

Yvonne Bruin 

At the beginning, when it was just announced in China, I already had the feeling that it would also come to the Netherlands and that it would only be a matter of time. COVID-19, which name was not yet known at the time, would one day cross the border with Europe and then also cross the Dutch border. I had no idea what this would mean for the world and also for me. I usually don't want to appear selfish, but in a pandemic situation you will think about what a virus like this can mean for me, my friends and family and my studies. I had just started my graduation project for my bachelor. Started with a lot of ambition, but no idea where it would go; if the virus comes and I can no longer work as usual on my project. It was then in March. The "corona virus" reached the Netherlands and that took its rules with it. I study and live in Brabant, so it cut right at the same time. The first "big" setback and meeting the regulations was that my gala of the study association was canceled. Besides that it was a great pity that a party was canceled, I had also worked hard on making my own dress. Fortunately it is moved and I can put it on again. But that was not all. I just got a new side job at a clothing store. After working 2 times I got sick and 2 days later the store had to close. Yes, I may have had corona. I have never been tested (both during and after) because the tests were not available. For 3.5 weeks I had almost all symptoms, which meant that I did not go outside for 3.5 weeks. On the news I heard all the changes and measures in the world, but I didn't get any of it. All I saw was that the street was empty. And then I was allowed to go outside again. And the whole world had changed at this time. Suddenly supermarkets had a car wash for the carts and you had to disinfect your hands everywhere. The 1.5 meter was for me first 2 meters. I found it quite scary to see people (especially when I just got out). I had no idea if I really was no longer contagious. Fortunately it all went well and I did not light anyone. Of course I was also still graduating. Everything at home and digitally. Very strange, because my studies are mainly physical, I study Industrial Design. Lots of group work and make moments. The faculty tried to pick up education as well as possible, but of course I lost a lot. Less contact with friends, no possibility to work in labs, etc. You were actually completely isolated. Fortunately, I found my way in online meetings, creating and testing. This allowed me to finish my project. Perhaps something other than hoped, but with a good result. Normally you show the result at the end of a project on a demo day. Because of the measures, this was of course digital. During a project you work towards this day. However, with a lot of stress, but it is so very cool to do. Unfortunately I was not allowed to physically present my project, which was a lesser conclusion to my bachelor. Fortunately, I can say that I got my bachelor's degree! Despite the strange circumstances, I managed to complete my bachelor so that I can continue with my master next year. It is yet to see how this will be classified, especially because there may be a new wave coming. But just like this time, I will let it get to me and row with the oars that I have to be able to continue learning and work and that I can also take my social life back a bit. Follow Yvonne here 

Krizha Revellame
The Corona virus is hitting us very hard we wake up in the morning and wonder? is the nightmare over now? Or is it……. maybe becoming our whole new reality? This pandemic was changing ourselves. Resulting positive and negative effects because my travel plans are cancelled many times, being with the family and friends and also to continue my Au pair experience to other country was delayed. To the point that I feel pressured about it, thinking too much and doing any possible options I could because I almost to get there since I start the application last month of December 2019 it took so long. But still I’m hoping and waiting for that. Until last 16 of July finally I got my visa and the day after was my flight immediately. During Corona time it makes me more lazy in the first week when the virus spreading all over the country and I don’t want to stuck laying in my bed and do nothing. I need to be productive this is the way to find ourselves even what are the situation right now all we have to do is reacting, adapting, making necessary changes, all the time because we can!
So just few weeks ago I decided to join the Empowered Consumerism. It is a leading Multilevel Marketing and Direct Selling Company and I’m still studying the system so if you are interested lets do this together just feel free to contact me via krizharevellame@gmail.com and my Facebook: Krizha Revellame and I will be glad to reached you out. 

Daniella Fotiadis 
We currently live in a world where the new normal is very different from before. Where one person can no longer leave his home and every cough thinks of corona, the other thinks completely differently. Where one is extremely lax, does not pay attention to keep the correct distance, the other is attentive to everything, keeps more distance than indicated and only goes to the store for the essentials. There is a different form of normal for everyone, but everyone tries to master the current measures. In this way I could not escape it and I was forced to observe a different form of normalcy. In March I would finally start my new challenge as a contact specialist at APG Pensioenfonds. When it became clear in mid-March that almost all of the Netherlands actually went into lockdown and many companies had to close their doors. For a few days I was very stressed about whether my new job would continue, after all I had already quit my old job. No one could have predicted this crisis, otherwise I would have waited to quit my job. Fortunately, I was soon told that my new job would continue, but from a distance, because I was allowed to work from home. The company provided a laptop, an extra screen and even a work phone, everything I and my new colleagues needed to be able to start the training from home and get started as soon as possible. The training lasted four intensive weeks and the time flew by. What used to be your safe haven at home and your place to relax suddenly became my workplace too. In the beginning it took a lot of time to get used to finding the right balance between your work and your private life. During the day you work in the same environment where you are with your family in the evening, where you try to relax, but also live. The meetings of the departments take place via Microsoft teams and there are also possibilities to maintain contact with colleagues by telephone, but of course also via Skype. It's quite tough to work, learn and live in the same environment. I think you get used to it with time, but now at the beginning of the training period, there is quite a lot coming your way. So much new terms and new information that you get on your plate during the day. In more normal circumstances, you will leave the office and leave work more quickly if you close the office door and open the door to your house. Now it is a bit more difficult and it is up to yourself to find a better balance between your private and work life, everyone has to figure out for themselves what works and what doesn't. I have now been working 32 hours at home for almost five months, my hours are spread over the five working days during the week. Now that I am in line myself and am no longer studying intensively, it is easy to work from home. Just like me, many colleagues have indicated that when we can return to the office, we want to combine it with working from home. This shows how much we have already mastered the new reality. For tips to find the right balance between your work and private life in quarantine time, please consult my website via this link https://daantjeslife.com/2020/03/28/de-recte-balans-tussen-je-prive-en -working-life-in-quarantine-time /Love
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