How To Be Entertained, Filled And Unknowingly Educated



So, I want to hear from YOU, like always πŸ˜‰

Really though… I have questions and they need answers! πŸ€“




Board games/evening entertainment.


So, in effort to be off our phones and spend a little more time TOGETHER, I was considering taking up, games πŸ€”πŸ˜œ

I’m talking games that make your brain work but in a calm, pre-bed kind of way.

Not a game that will drag out for hours, but one that a round or two will perhaps be played, if the coffee is brewed and game set out anyways.

Ya know what I’m saying?? πŸ’πŸ»



So, if you know of such a game, card/board or otherwise, please let me know!







We go to Hawaii’s Big Island in November and I want to know what to see, what to eat and what to do!

Or in some cases… what NOT to do regarding all of the above πŸ˜‚


Have you been? What’s stuck in your memory?






Healthy, filling foods and snacks.



Okay people, seriously here… I know the saying is ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ buuuuut I think we all know this is a lie.

I generally eat healthy for a few days max and then feel too hungry, or realize healthy food is a lot pricier, so I retreat back to my old ways.

I just wanted to try to be more healthy, for healths sake… is this too much to ask? 😩

Recipes, suggestions, anything, you comment and I will (maybe) try to apply πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜œ


I keep telling myself that my goal will be to stock our kitchen with good things (and by good, I mean healthy, not as in delicious) and that by implementing such an adult action, it will aid in the over snacking and baking/cooking unhealthily.

But we shall see how that goes, as I feel like it’s my excuse for my current state πŸ™ˆ





Books on tape/radio dramas.


I love books on tape, stories, radio drams etc.

If you have an app/story to suggest which is easy and fairly inexpensive, I’m all earsπŸ˜ŽπŸ“šπŸ“»

Also, any podcasts to recommend?! πŸ˜„

I like fiction but I also enjoy learning a little something now and again.

Not a specifically learning focused content, but one that you learn while listening, without really realizing it πŸ˜‚






I know there is a super nifty thing called ‘the internet’ for these questions I have posed to you… but I’d rather hear some information from real people in my ‘community’ 😁

I’m counting on you, so try not to let me down…or I’ll be wandering Hawaii aimlessly, listing to an annoying voiced podcaster, learning nothing and twiddling my thumbs 😏😜

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

6 thoughts on “How To Be Entertained, Filled And Unknowingly Educated”

  1. Wanted to comment since I never have. Just found your blog a couple days ago and have enjoyed reading it πŸ™‚ to answer your questions- Some easy β€œhealthy substitutes”
    Plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream in recipes…
    Zucchini β€œnoodles” (aka zoodles) are delicious and with a good sauce, we don’t even miss the noodles!! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Less carbs, adds veggies… win-win πŸ™‚

    Hawaii- not sure which island you go to, but if you are on Oahu, check out the beaches on the North side of the island. Waves are 4 ft high on a calm day… up to 20 ft on windy days. So beautiful!!! If you can find any local diners (not touristy kinds), you can get a LOT of food for your money. $6 will give you a huge plate LOADED with food!
    Oh and Pearl Harbor, while very sad and sobering, is a very neat experience!!! πŸ™‚
    As for radio dramas- Focus on the Family put out a Narnia series a while back. Great to listen to even if you have read the books πŸ™‚ sorry for such a lengthy comment. Hope you enjoy your trip πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for the ‘lengthy’ comment, I love having them to read! πŸ˜„

      We actually just had ‘zoodles’ the other night (I’ll be sharing the recipe πŸ˜‰) and really enjoyed them!

      We are going to Hawaii, Hawaii, so unfortunately I won’t be able to experience your other suggestions but I’ll for sure keep the local diner idea in mind πŸ‘πŸ»

      I love Focus on the Family! πŸ˜„

      Thanks for the trip wishes and all the suggestions πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ»


      1. I thought of another thing to listen to – the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (there are a couple producers with many stories each)… a lot are actually available to β€œlisten” to on YouTube. Some podcasts are even downloadable from other sites. I’m a Sherlock fan, so I liked them…. πŸ™‚
        And yet another thing I thought of after- have you ever heard of ketogenic β€œfat bombs”???? They are a filling snack that use all good fats, the argument being that your body burns fat OR carbs, so if not mixed with carbs, it is good for you and filling. There are many variations!!! πŸ™‚ worth a google search if you need a quick healthy snack πŸ™‚

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      2. I also love Sherlock Holmes so that’s awesome!

        I hadn’t heard of the ketogenic fat bombs, but I will be sure to look them up, they sound interesting!

        Thanks for the second thoughts πŸ˜‰


  2. Games: qwirkle, rummikub, I enjoy puzzles but don’t think that’s your thing 😜

    I struggle more as the weather gets cold with eating healthy πŸ€”…seems easier to eat more fruit/fresh veggies and such when it’s hot out. I’ll be checking back on comments to get ideas for myself 😜

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