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Pinterest

Just recently I’ve re-discovered Pinterest. I’ve never been a huge fan before, but that’s because I didn’t really get it. I started out using Pinterest as a proper pinboard, a place where I could store images that I wanted to remember. But as through time I’ve started using Pinterest as a source of inspiration for my home, blog, health, columns and even holiday destinations. It’s an incredible visual storage space…

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Home & Garden

A New Bedspread

I haven’t been doing much crochet lately, as I don’t really know what to make. I don’t want a home filled with crochet and I can’t find the time and patience to crochet the one thing I really want, a bedspread. So I was really excited when I found this beautiful crocheted bedspread at KAAT Amsterdam in a massive 260 x 260 cm. Can you imagine how long that will…

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Home & Garden/ Lifestyle

Mothering Sunday

On the 8th of May it will be mothering Sunday in Belgium and The Netherlands. It’s all a bit confusing to me why they don’t turn this day into a world wide fixed event on a set date. Ah well I’m not the world lord – although I really wish to be sometimes. The weather forecast predicts a really lovely and sunny weekend, which brings me back to a shoot…

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Home & Garden

Forever & Ever Hydrangeas

It’s said that keeping a garden with hydrangeas is boring as they are such easy plants to keep, they always have beautiful flowers throughout summer and autumn and don’t need much maintenance. Therefore gardening with hydrangeas is seeking an easy way out. Well, what the hell is wrong with that? I don’t see why that’s boring as that’s something I really want in my life and for my garden. The…

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Cooking & Baking

Birthday Scones

For the 90th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II – hurrah!!! I like to eat my scones chunky, airy and with raisins for extra sweetness. By adding yoghurt the scones will get airy and not so dry. I hope you’ll enjoy these, they are super easy and fast to make.…

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Home & Garden

Kitchen Changes

Because there wasn’t a proper kitchen when we first moved into our home, 8 years ago, we had to come up with a real fast plan. I basically copied the kitchen we had in our previous home and made it work. I absolutely love drawing plans and taking measurement, so it’s about time to do that again as my kitchen is not really working for me right now. There’s one…

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Home & Garden

A Bunny Garden

Once again it has been too long but once again I have a good excuse. I’ve been writing yet another book but this one is super exciting as it’s with a new publisher and it collects all the 2015 food columns and recipes I wrote for the Belgian newspaper glossy Sjiek. It will be out soon and with this I’m going to retire from book writing for a bit. I’m…

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Home & Garden

The New Living Room – so far

To be honest I thought the whole room switcheroo was going to take ages but instead it went really fast. For the past two years Bo has been in a difficult place and with that in mind I got used to his very slow beat. But as since January he’s found his groove back and all of a sudden he’s Speedy Gonzales again. He’s build a whole around the door…

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Craft & DIY/ Holidays

Preparing for Easter – Egg Cosies

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last blogged. I do know how it happened but I just can’t believe how fast time goes by. Bo and I have been doing a crazy amount of work in preparation of the home store we are about to open. We had to turn the dining room into a living room, turn my home office into a dining room and empty…

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