Friday, 31 August 2012

The glitter of being a Blog Angel!

As you might know this month I have been an angel, I am always an angel (it is in my name, see this post) but this month I have been a special angel, a Blog Angel to be precise. If you do not know what it is then you'd better start reading this post!

The blog that I have been helping might sound familiar.... it is The Glitter of Sunshine! Why does it sound familiar? Well check out this post which I wrote about this fabulous, awesome and always positive blog hosted by Sierra. Over the month I tried to help Sierra by commenting on her lovely posts. I also wrote a post about her blog with a direct link to her blog hoping to increase traffic. 

The posts that I loved the most is this posts called Happiness. I personally think we should all post the things we love and that make us happy at least once a month! I myself will start doing this in this post and will try to make it a monthly topic. 

In case you haven't yet checked out her blog start by clicking here!

Since I loved it so much I will also be a blog angel in October! So maybe I will be your angel this time :)

As for the things that make me happy; here we go!

Have a nice day and remember:

Monday, 27 August 2012

It's all in a (Mul)berry

Okay... to be honest I have wanted to make this post for a while now and finally I took the time to take some picture of something very special.... It is so special because it starts with an 'M' and ends with 'ulberry'... any idea what it is? Nope.... hmmm... well okay here we go: it is a story about a bag I won via To be more specific, it is a Mulberry bag that I (Lieke) won with an online contest! Pfff I have always dreamed of owning my own real Mulberry bag... but they are expensive..... but now I have one!!!!
Now I don't want to brag but this is a bag worth a few penny's.... and I won it (I know I have said this a few times now but I am still so freakin excited)!!! Whooohooo!!!! 
I could't believe my inbox when I received the email that I won! Normally I am not the person that wins a lot... so my initial reaction was that it was spam.... but thank god it wasn't! Oh and what i just said about not winning anything isn't exactly true anymore... last year my luck turned when I won an Ipad at work! And ever since I participate with every contest/competition I come across in the hope I win something... and to be honest I already won the following in 1 year:

- Ipad
- Gift voucher from De Bijenkorf worth € 25
- A mini gift set from Rituals 
- And now this awesome bag!

Are you already curious about the bag? Well here we go! Sit back and relax and be jealous:

And.... are you jealous.... maybe just a bit.....?

Anyway remember, in order to win the lottery you first have to buy a ticket.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Today is a Happy day!

So today's post is a happy post! Well I think most of my posts are happy post except for this one maybe.....

So I was reading this post by Teresa from Delightfully Darling and I just loved the pics! So I was inspired to make my own happy post. So just sit back, relax and let the pics speak for them selves and be inspired!

Pinterest - Coreen Tarbell
Pinterest - Jordan Huntzinger

Pinterest - Marie Eve Wakefield
Pinterest - Marina Djogic
Pinterest - Marina Djogic
Pinterest - Saturnis Behne

Pinterest - Toccara Pascale
Pinterest - Withney Troxel

And did this make you happy? Are you inspired? I am!!!! What is your way to stay happy? If you have any happy thoughts you want to share please do so!

XoXo Lieke

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Me, Myself and I part 2

So here is another Me, Myself and I post. More things you didn't know about me!

1) What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?  
Open a lunch room where I can make and sell my healthy sandwiches with unprocessed ingredients, tasty smoothies, tea, coffee, maybe also cake or something..... And I would also make this a working/learning place for people who are mentally challenged or need special guidance.
2) If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time? 
Pfff there are loads of thinks I would love to do; go shopping on Rodeo Drive and spend all my money, be in a movie, go on a date with Hugh Jackman, go surfing in California... but numero uno would probably be travel to all the places in the world that I hadn't been to before:

New Zealand
French Polynesia

And maybe even Iceland to watch the northern lights

3) If a front page news article was written on you, what would the headline be? 

"29 year old girl from Tilburg, The Netherlands avoids disaster by cracking joke."

4) What is your biggest pet peeve? 
Ok so don't hate me for what I am about to say: mothers who feel the need to go shopping with there child in a stroller in the H&M...... and the worst part is when they push the stroller against my ankles/legs when they want to pass!!! Obviously I don't have kids, but it is just rude to push your stroller against my ankles when you want to pass... what happened to ask if you can pass when I am in your way? I don't even understand why you need to go shopping with a stroller...

Anyway, I know for sure that none of my lovely readers are like that..... right?!

Funny Sympathy Ecard: Sorry you had a stressful day of shopping.
5) What is your favorite chick flick movie? 
This is easy! The Moulin Rouge!!!! Oh no Pride and Prejudice! Or both.... hmmmm this is a difficult one.... can't decide..... HELP!

So now you know a few rare things about me! If you want to join please visit Amanda @ For Love of a Cupcake and link up your post!

XoXo Lieke

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Partly cloudy

So this week I have Wednesday/Thursday and Friday off!!! I really needed a few days off because it is a long haul till my summer holiday. But after this week only 3 weeks left!!!!

So today the sun was shinning, the temperature was great so I decided to go out for a nice relaxing bike ride. Since I have a lot of non-Dutch followers I decided to take a lot of pictures during the ride so you can all get an impression of how it looks where I live. Well I don't live where the pics were taken, but I live just a bike ride away!

I also had a new biking experience.... taking a picture of myself while riding my bike! Never done that before, pfff can you image I ride a bike ever since I can image but never took a picture while riding my bike! Safety first I guess....

Ok so here we go! If you have any questions or remarks just post a comment, I would love to hear what you think if the Land of the Dutch!

So that was my day today! Hope you enjoyed the pics! 

XoXo Lieke

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Blog Angel update uno!

Hi there it's me Lieke from Swirling Away Everyday! Today I want to tell a little something about a special undercover project I am working on this month. It is called Blog Angels! Which is totally awesome! In short it means I am to help and guide a certain blogger with growing her blog, reaching more people and getting more attention from other bloggers. I cannot get into any specifics, but my blog Angel is such a darling! Her blog is awesome, very positive, her blog is as bright as sunshine!Having a blog Angel is so much fun! But in the beginning it was a bit difficult, because you have to get to know the blog and the blogger behind the blog. This wasn't as easy  as I had hoped but the past few weeks I am having more interaction with my Angel which is awesome! This really gives me the feeling that I can help her and make a difference!

The main thing I have learned from these past weeks is that you have to be pro-active and consistent. If you do not get the feedback from your Angel you had hoped for, don't give up and just keep on swirling and trying to help your Angel! We all want people to like what we write so just keep on being positive and leave nice comments, or ask a question in your comment so you get some more personal interaction. 

My goals for my blog angel is to help her grow her blog and getting more followers. I started with just leaving nice comments on her blog and trying to grow her confidence in her blogging skills. Even though you write you blog for you it can be quite difficult when you don't get any feedback from other blggers. So by just leaving nice honest comments I hope her confidence and her blog will grow.

SabraKahn -
So there you have it, an idea of what it means to have a Blog Angel. In case you are interested and also want to help bloggers just contact Rosie at CraftBotic!

XoXo Lieke

Monday, 13 August 2012

The Glitter of Sunshine

Sunshine, don't we all love it? Well I do!!! It makes me feel happy, give me energy, I can wear airy and lovely summer clothes! 

Here are some of my favorite sunshine moments:
And I am gonna add another new favorite Sunshine moment! It is called The Glitter of Sunshine, it is this very cute blog that is always positive! I also love the 30 days of happiness project, it is so awesome! We should all do this and just think of 1/2 things that made us happy per day. For me today that would be the sun! And the run I did this morning!

We all need some extra sunshine, so start reading The Glitter of Sunshine!

XoXo Lieke

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Me a Celebrity?!

Okay so I just discovered this cool little gadget which I wanted to share with you! It discovered it through the MMI Link up Party and I think it is pretty cool!!!

Check out this site: Celebrity Face-Recognition

Below my result! I also got Angelina Jolie, which is crazy because we don't look anything alike and Sandra Bullock. 

So what are you waiting for?! Go go go and try it yourself!



Thursday, 9 August 2012

Current Crush Thursday!

So here is my current crush!

In October me and my boyfriend have a wedding in Istanbul, Turkey and this is the dress I think I want to wear... But first I have to do some research and see what kind of dresses are out there! In September we will also so to Metzingen where there is a huge outlet center where they have Hugo Boss and other awesome brands so first I will check here and if I cannot find anything better than this dress, this is the one! 

I will keep you posted on the search for the perfect dress!

XoXo Lieke

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The E is for FUN!

"The hills are alive with the Sound of Music"...... guess where I am going?!!! Sound of Music heaven..... yes that's right I am going to Salzburg!!!! Woohhooo!!! So I hear you think, "Lieke I thought you were going to Vienna?". That's right but Sunday me and my Boyfriend decided to leave 2 days earlier so we can first go to Salzburg, then to Vienna and then to Germany! I am so excited! I am not sure yet if I will do the Sound of Music tour (takes like 4 hours) or just wander the streets and take a picture at every SoM (Sound of Music) highlight..... 

So talking about Sunday, this Sunday I went to the Efteling!!!! It is such an amazing theme park! You can compare it to Disney World/Land but it is much more romantic and a lot of the rides are based on the old traditional fairy tales from the Grimm Brothers. Here are impressions of the day:

So Sunday was a happy day! It was sunny and warm, and we went in to every ride... well I did skip 1 otherwise I would have to throw up.... But all the cool rides we went on!!!!

Well that's it basically.... 

See you soon!!!

XoXo Lieke