Climate March The Hague

Lifestyle, Personal, Sustainability

On Friday the 27th, there was a big Climate march in The Hague, The Netherlands. Although I am not a big fan of crowds, I felt like I had to go, because it was simply the least I could do. A little bit of background info on the climate- and energy agenda in the Netherlands. […]

October 5, 2019

Update / No buy month

Finance, Lifestyle, Personal

I am more than halfway through my no buy month! So how did I manage thus far? I have to say it is harder than I thought! A possible reason is that I am a bit too focussed on the fact that I am not allowed to buy anything. What happens is that I suddenly want […]

August 18, 2019

Growing it forward

Lifestyle, Personal

I love plants and I will admit I am a crazy plant lady. And once people around you know you like plants, they just keep coming in (I bring in my fair share as well). It wasn’t always that way. It started after we bought our first house almost 2 years ago. I asked some […]

July 26, 2019

Five Frugal Finds #2

Lifestyle, Personal

This week’s frugal finds are completely made up of things I got for free! A colleague had a birthday and brought quite some cake. Since I eat vegan I didn’t have any, but we came across the subject of food waste and I mentioned I would rather take some home for my boyfriend than seeing […]

April 14, 2019

Everything I bought in February

Finance, Lifestyle, Personal

I have so many ideas for blog posts, but didn’t have (make) the time to properly sit down to write them. So meanwhile it’s April and I am writing February’s article. Woops! I bought quite a lot in February actually, mostly clothes, because I discovered a great second hand shop close to my work and […]

April 7, 2019


Lifestyle, Personal

Hi everyone! I am Laurie, a tea drinking, life loving, frugal, vegan, twenty-something Dutchie. I have an office job, but spend my best days outside with friends or gardening (if the weather allows it). I love trying new recipes, making music, reading books, learning new things and everything to do with plants! I  am someone […]

March 6, 2018