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Cooking & Baking

Zucchini Bread

This is a recipe I made last October with the many zucchinis from my garden. I don’t have an oven in the temp house (yes you read that right, I DON’T HAVE AN OVEN) so I have to look at this picture and drool and hope that the months go by really fast. The dishes are by Bloomingville. Have a yummy Monday x…

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Home & Garden

New Home

And thus things went a little bit different as we thought or planned. We planned to quietly live in this temporary rented home, find a holiday home in Sweden, do it up and find a permanent home in The Netherlands all over the period of a few years … that was the plan. And then the most perfect house in our home town popped up on my computer screen and…

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Craft & DIY/ Home & Garden

No Sew Curtains

We are quite settled in our temporary home in Lommel Belgium. It’s quite comfortable here, I’m already planning remodels and renovations but alas it’s a rental. With that in mind I don’t want to do a lot of permanent decorating, like spending a ton on curtains. I had a few pink linen tablecloths laying around so I ended up making curtains without doing any sewing. I used rings and clips…

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Home & Garden/ Lifestyle

Le Creuset and Westwing

Hello, … I’m so giddy as I have recently found out about Westwing and they have a Le Creuset sale going on. A few weeks back there was also a Le Creuset sale going on, so I signed up and had an amazing offer on a few casseroles. I was in desperate need of a new casserole as the one I had was becoming quite tatty. I bought it years…

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Lifestyle

Wonder Woman

Today it’s my mother’s birthday but it’s also international girls day. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that those two events share a date. My mother raised me as from my 14th birthday all by herself as my father quite abruptly passed away. My sister and brother who are both respectively much older than I already moved out or were on their way to move out. So for…

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Home & Garden

A Little House in the Country

We have found ourselves a little house in the country. For like ever Bo and I have been dreaming about living in the country, in a field surrounded by lots of green and the dream of no neighbours. But Bo and I like large Victorian houses with high ceilings and massive windows and ornate ceiling and lots of fra-la-la. You will not find such houses in a field in our…

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Holidays/ Home & Garden

Vintage Holiday Magazine

The official signing of the papers date for my previous home is on the 21st of October, so another good month of packing up and saying goodbye. We have found a really charming temporary home just at the end of the road, in the middle of the countryside. So it’s not going to be The Netherlands but it remains Belgium where our second home will be. The house hunt for…

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Home & Garden

It’s Going to be Sweden

After a very long radio silence of soul-searching and wondering what to do next, we have decided that it’s going to be a rental in The Netherlands and a home in Småland Sweden. I’m really excited about this next phase in my life as it’s going to be completely life changing. We’ll have to drive (12 hours) or fly (2 hours) back and forth while renovating the property we are…

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Lifestyle

Cookbook of the Month

Yvestown Kookt, my new book, has made it to cookbook of the month August in The Netherlands and Belgium. This is quite a big honer. What does this entitle? The book will be for sale and on display in quality (cook)book stores throughout Belgium and The Netherlands during the month of August. Initially it’s supposed that I’ll do a couple of signing sessions but I personally don’t like to do…

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