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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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Home & Garden

The End of an Era

And just like that we have sold our home in Belgium. After living here for 8 years we feel the need to move on and try something new. I also know that lots of you are curious to where we are going to move to but I still can’t tell that as we still haven’t made our minds up. It’s either going to be a nice big old crazy house…

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Lifestyle

Yvestown Kookt Blogtour

12 juli: Culinessa.com “This book is by far the best book Yvonne made. I love the cover, the recipes are easy to make and the photography is again a party.” – Culinessa 13 juli: princessmisia.com “Yvonne Eijkenduijn just has this way of making everything she touches so pure and light and beautiful.” – Princess Misia 15 juli: thisistember.com “I also like Yvonne’s approach. Avoid routine recipes but don’t fall into the…

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Craft & DIY/ Home & Garden

Choosing Colours

It’s been awhile since I last wrote about paint and colours. Instagram always inspires me to write about certain topics as readers are so much more active in leaving comments over there as to here – which I find a shame. Anyhow, it was this image of my living room that inspired me to write this post. Before I start decorating, setting up a good colour scheme is key. I…

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Cooking & Baking

Paella and Yvestown Kookt Winners

Cooking Paella is dead easy, it just takes a large pot and lots of chopping and stirring. The winners of the Yvestown Kookt Giveaway are: Petra Matthew Judith Bal Ronda Loosley Alisha Orlando Congratulations! I’ll be sending you an e-mail shortly. Thank you all for participating, for your lovely comments and for following me xxx  …

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Home & Garden

Forever & Ever Hydrangeas in Bloom

As a follow up on to the Forever & Ever Hydrangeas I’ve planted in April I can tell you that I’m absolutely in love with them. This is honestly the best hydrangea I have ever worked with. They are in full and utter amazing bloom! I’ve planted them in 3 different spots; a combination of red and pink under my garden shed window and also my absolute favourite spot. Don’t…

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Lifestyle

My New Book “Yvestown Kookt”

Which means Yvestown Cooks, like I basically do everyday, so much that the editor of a weekend newspaper glossy, Sjiek, asked me to share a weekly column with the food I like and how I relate to the food. Yvestown Kookt are all of my 2015 recipes and columns I wrote for Sjiek magazine. It’s by far the most personal book I’ve wrote. With lots of stories about my present…

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