First day of our holiday!

First day of our holiday | Layla Rosita, | fashion, streetstyle, sunny lunch

YAAAAAAASSSS BABES! Today was officially the first day of our holiday! We are having two weeks off. I am so excited, it is also really welcome too, for the both of us! We only had to work Friday morning and afterward, we went to Groningen to have lunch in the sun and go to IKEA. Yesssssss finally some furniture!

First day of our holiday | Layla Rosita, | sunny lunch

We had lunch at ‘t Feithuis, a fancy place where I used to eat a lot with my parents when I lived in Groningen during my student years. I ordered a chicken club sandwich, it was delish! I wore my new cherry gray sweater. I didn’t expect it to become a warm and sunny day so I totally wore the wrong clothes to sit outside in the sun!

First day of our holiday | Layla Rosita, | Ikea haul, remodeling,

In the pic above I’m giving you a sneak peek of our new kitchen! If you look closely you see that the floor hasn’t been laid yet, that is planned for the end of September. As you can see we bought a lot of lighting at IKEA. I bought the Nymo small in black for our toilet, the Nymo medium in white for our bedroom and the Lillholmen with a gold trim for our corridor upstairs. Is that even the right word? Corridor? It sounds so strange.

We also bought two closets for our master bedroom and some new bedding, I’m going to show you that later in a separate post or even a video!

First day of our holiday | Layla Rosita, | summer night, bbq,

We’re not going on a holiday, unfortunately,ย but we’re going to spend our time renovating the house. We made a list of what we all wanted to do or finish during our vacation. Which I’m looking forward too as well! Also because we have been so productive on Friday, Saturday and today. Nope, didn’t do anything useful on Sunday…. We can cross off so many items on our to-do list already! It feels good but the house starts to look even better!

On Sunday we had a BBQ and afterward, we made a fire and sat outside for a really long time. It was so cozy, it really felt like a summer holiday already. Don’t mind my ugly socks, haha.ย 

First day of our holiday | Layla Rosita, | interior design, remodeling, renovating, modern design

Since I’m sharing sneak peeks, here’s one of our bedroom! It looks even different now than it does in the picture. Even though you cannot see much, it makes such a difference with how it was before and I’m very proud of all the work we’ve done so far!

What do you think of my little sneak peeks of the house & have you already had your summer break?











  • That food looks really good!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • Violette

    It looks so nice! I hope you enjoyed your first day of holiday!

    • Thank you babe!! Yeah, the first day was also the best day! <3 xx

  • Paola

    Enjoy darling!
    (I love IKEA!)
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Thank you beautiful! It was so relaxing to have some time off. IKEA has some really great new items, I love it!!!


  • I like renovating a house. It’s tedious but I enjoy it. Sorta like a diy project but for adults. Lol. I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with your place!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

    • Haha yes exactly! I don’t mind doing it at all, it just takes up so much time and you’r constantly cleaning… ๐Ÿ™‚ But eventually everything will be exactly how you wanted it! xoxo

  • Renovating our own house is such a great thing to do!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Wish you good luck and I can’t wait to see the final results!

    • Yes it really is!! Sometimes I’m feeling down because the progress is so slow and it never seems to end, haha. But when we finish a certain small project I always get so proud! Thank you so much dear! Xx

  • Exciting with the holiday, hoep you have a lovely time off! And yes to a trip to IKEA, always so much fun! Xx

    • Yes IKEA, love it! I think we’ve already been back 3 times since I posted it here, haha. They have a great new collection! Thanks for stopping by <3

  • So exciting to be renovating! Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

    xo, Jennifer

    • I’m afraid the full reveal is going to take a while! Hihi, I really underestimated how much time I needed to put in this project. But when a room is finished I will put before and afters’ on the blog! Kisses!

  • Yay for your two weeks off!! โ™ฅ Enjoy your holiday!

    Hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

    • Thaaank you so much honey!! <3 I enjoyed it to the max, the house is getting prettier every day but it's nearly not finished! I'll keep you updated! XOXO

  • Good luck with renovating! And enjoy your holiday, Layla!

    • Thank you so much!! The renovations are doing well but they take up so much time… and the house is a mess always, haha! I am trying to leave a comment on your blog but I’m not seeing it appear on your website, I got an error before… Not sure if it came through babe! Hugs!

  • Thank you for sharing with us! Hope renovations go well!
    Isnโ€™t That Charming.

  • Merel van Poorten

    I love love love your sunnies! <3

    X Merel

  • Kara Aragon

    Love your shades & love the dark colored blinds!

    Kara Aragon

    • Thanks sweetie! We wanted to choose white blinds at first and then we had a bold idea to choose black ones! I’m so happy we chose a dark color! It looks a bit more chic in our house! Love!

  • Good luck with the renovation! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • Taylor Kerling

    I love those sunnies &. The food looks amazing. Sounds like a fun time!

    • Thank you sweetheart! It was probably the most fun time of the whole holiday, haha. We worked our butts off in the house the rest of the two weeks, but it that’s okay! ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXO

  • Ellone Andreea

    Hope your house turns out just they way you want it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ellone | | Minimal Lifestyle & Fashion

    • Thank you Ellone! It keeps getting prettier everyday but it’s hard work! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  • Alina

    Nice post!! I love love looove Groningen:) Good luck with your renovation!

    • Thank you sweetie!! Yesss Groningen is so so so much fun! I lived there for four years when I went to college there! There’s always so much to do and see! XOXO

  • Best of luck in your renovation. I know it will turn out well, and I can’t wait to see the pictures!

    Jessica |

    • Thank you so much lovely! The house gets prettier every week but it sure is a long way to go! <3

  • Good luck with your renovations! Can’t wait to see the end result!

    Doused in Pink

    • Thank you so much Jill!! Me neither! I’m about to open up a can of paint and paint the windowframes in the living room. It will all come together but there’s so much left to do! Enjoy your weekend sweetheart! Xx

    • Aahw I just read that you are going to pause your blog at the moment. I’m sad to hear that but I completely understand. I did the same thing for over a year and it really did me good I bet it will bring you great things as well! Wishing you a good time babe & enjoy your time off. Xoxo

  • YASS! The photos look spectacular! Enjoy!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

  • Looking amazing! Can’t wait to see the finished version. Best of luck with all the house stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Thank you so much sweetie! It is going to take a while before everything is finished but it keeps getting prettier every week! Xoxo

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    How fun! Enjoy your holiday!
    xo, Jane

    • Merci honey! It was so relaxing but also productive! xoxo

  • I like your blinds, I don’t see black blinds often. Looks like you’re enjoying the process which is really important, can’t wait to see how would it look at the end.

    • Thank you so much babe! No, we wanted white ones first too, but then we decided to be bold and opt for black blinds! It looks so chic! Yes, I do enjoy it, but we’re 6 months along now and there’s so much left to do! But I am proud of how far we have come! <3

  • Mmm looks like you had an amazing first day of holiday! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Enjoy !

    • Yes I sure did honey! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO