Monday, December 31, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

What Christmas looks like in our home

Here are finally my Christmas photos! I am sorry it took me so long. The last few weeks were very busy with work, Christmas shopping, fun activities at Tein's school, baking (I have baked no less than 6 cakes!), decorating etcetera! All things that I enjoy doing, so you don't hear me complaining, however there was a little time left to write on my blog. Christmas was fantastic over here. Hope you all have had just such a nice Christmas as I did. My father gave my sister and me the best gift ever! He converted our old home made movies on to DVD's so we can watch them again. So nice to see a little me and my sister, mom & dad 25 years younger! Besides watching the DVD's we had some great Christmas dinners. One was with Rik his entire family. His niece is an awesome cook and made an impressive dinner for more than 20 people (there were 3 turkeys!). So we had delicious food, nice presents & great company, I am a very happy & thankful girl (or woman...).
As you can see my color scheme was Purple & Red for this year decorations. A combination that I don't usually use and that I dind't planned for. At first I only used the purple with some shades of grey. Because I really think the red deers are little glittery treasuses I hung one in the tree to see if I liked it together with the purple. Well the outcome is obvious... I borrowed some red Christmas balls with it from my mother and the Red-Purple combination was a fact. Hope you like it and remains for me to wish you all the very best for the upcoming year! 

Friday, December 14, 2012


A week ago it was snowing here in The Netherlands and everything was covered in a magical layer of snow! It was wonderful! The kids made their first snowman with Rik and had a great time. After the snowman was finished Tein went to his first birthday party from a classmate. Because there was a lot of snow I did not dare to drive so I brought him with our cargo bike. It was fairylike! So silent and serene with everything covered in snow. The party was a great succes, when Tein came home he was all happy, excited and tired from all the playing and impressions. They played in the snow, ate (I quote) "really delicious" cake and they did some crafting. When Tein becomes 5 we will also throw him a party for a few school friends, I am looking forward to it already. Back to the snow: unfortunately it is gone now, but luckily we still have the photos!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas at home

I am in the Christmas mood! Sunday I decorated our Christmas tree with Tein & Fiene. It is a nice tradition but also a little nerve-racking. Tein has the hang of it but Fiene keeps droppping Christmas balls... I try to give her the little ones and the plastic ornaments, but no... she prefers big glass balls! Fortunately only one ball broke and for the love of god it wasn't my prettiest one :-). Here you see my Christmas decorations from last year. It was all pastel pink, champaign and grey. This year I have a totally different color scheme, but be patient I will show it to you later this month. Tonight I am going to make the rest of the Christmas decorations in our house.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Boyscouts

The Boyscouts is a collection of jewelry and fashion accessories by Zelda Beauchampet. She also studied at The Design Academy Eindhoven and is a cool yet elegant young woman. The Boyscouts believe in quality components and local craftsmanship. The signature of The Boyscouts collection is elegance in urban life, with products varying from jewelry to bags and accessories. Contemporary fashion meets the esthetics and tradition of scouting. I like this collection because of it’s own signature and clean lines. Photography: Floor Knaapen.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


As I told you earlier we went on vacation a few weeks ago. Lanzarote was our destination and we had a great time! Lanzarote is a volcanic island, real impressive to see all the lava stones and craters. On the other hand I believe that once you have seen it you don't have to see it again. So we had a great relaxed holiday without the need to go out and do some sightseeing. We did the sightseeing one day and that covered it all. I didn't mind at all to lie at the swimming pool, do a little reading and drinking some cocktails :-)! Everytime when I wanted to shoot a photo from Tein he took this pose, and fun that he had :-)!
We went with Rik his father (Boy), his brother (Tom) & girlfriend (Laura). Unfortunately Rik's mom died a few years ago and since  we try to do something together every year. Just being together as a family and to commemorate Sylvie (Rik's mom). We are a good travel companion and hopefully we can maintain this tradition a long time. I am a real family person and really cherish family time. As my parents are divorced (and not really on speaking terms) I regret that a big family trip with my parents isn't likely to gonna take place. And what I really think would be great is a very big family trip with both our families. Well I keep on dreaming and who knows... one day? Remains for me to thank Boy as he was the sponsor and guide for this wonderful vacation :-).