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We’re so busy these days, but I ordered two books in May because I’d have Mother’s Day and my birthday (I turned 27!) to read them. I was so excited and had heard great things about them, but was majorly disappointed. And I’m not a snobby reader. I majored in English and I love Shakespeare […]


Sim’s Book Reviews

Quick and Easy Aldi (NL) and Albert Heijn Meals As promised, here’s what I’m cooking every week, no ads, no life story. I will add that these are not gourmet. These are the meals of people who moved to a new country with two kids and are starting two businesses. We are tired. My Dutch […]


What I Cook in the Netherlands as an American Expat

sim sawyers photography

Let me let you in on my biggest tulip secret as a family photographer: the rows of space in between the flowers are the perfect race track!


Netherlands Tulip Fields Family Photos

netherlands tulip fields family photos

Colors, textures, patterns-oh my! When it comes to pulling together a stunning ensemble, the right combination can make spring family photos a breeze and the wrong outfits can possibly tank them. Here are my tips for dressing your family for photos, with examples, of course! Choose Comfortable Clothing for Children In fact, the most important […]


Spring Family Photo Outfits

family spring outfit inspo

Ever since we decided to move to Amsterdam, I have been captivated by the Japanese Bloesempark just outside of the city. After the longest winter I’ve ever experienced, the blooms were more than worth it, and when I finally got the chance to photograph there, it was perfect because I knew exactly what to expect!


Bloesempark Cherry Blossom Photos (Amsterdam)

amsterdam bloesempark



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