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instagram Oriental Spice and some Chocolate

If you’ve read my “About Me” page, you know that I like to blog about the best and positive aspects of the past without forgetting that I am living in the present and ofcourse I have my frequent trips to Homemade Inspiration town. Sounds like a mouth full right? So how does that look like in real life? Have a peek:

Every now and then I take the Oriental Spice part of my blog literally.

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Dorothy Lamour tropical vintage style

We’re still in the celebration mood. Friday was the yearly Holi spring celebration where Hindus (and anyone else who likes to join) celebrate the arrival of spring. Yesterday spring was literally in the air and in my opinion a day that officially required sunglasses. So what do you do when you go outside? Take Forget your sunglasses. Oh well, today is another sunny day. The forecast of warm sunny days for the next six months makes me really cheerful. First of all, I am the kind of person who embraces hibernation in January and February. Especially when we have really cold winters. Secondly: I love those spring (and summer) retro looks. So keep that sun coming! Read more

Vintage Valentine postcard
Vintage Valentine postcardvia Dave

Ahh that special day of the year is coming again. It starts with a V, has eight other letters and you have a deadline of 24 hours for some (oh so) sincere love and romance and doing sweet (or spicy) things for your loved one(s), because well…that commercial tells you to. Cook a nice dinner, because love goes through the stomach. You can also have dinner in a nice restaurant like 80 percent of all the other couples on this day. Make sure that you buy her a red rose and chocolate like every other lady on this day.  You can buy him…ehhh…beer. Yes, beer for him is always a good idea and once again incredible original. In Holland there is a special Valentine promotion related to Valentine postcards: send a free postcard with a trace of red lips in the stamp area. Men: if you do this, some eyebrows will rise so you should have some guts or…maybe it’s better for you to just buy a stamp.

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