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Five Favourite ‘On The Go’ Swaps To Reduce Waste

November 15, 2019

It’s time for a new post in the ‘swap’ series! I’m passionate about making small, everyday changes that have a positive impact on the world around us. By sharing these swaps I hope you get inspired to apply some to your own life. If you’ve missed the first one, you can find it here!

When we’re on the go we often pick convenience over sustainability. Quick grabs, take aways, single use packaging that gets thrown in the trash – often in a matter of minutes. It doesn’t have to be that way and with some simple changes you can reduce your waste significantly and look after the environment that we share together – our planet 🙂

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Review: Koopeenkalkoen.nl + GIVEAWAY

November 8, 2019

I got to try out a koopeenkalkoen.nl turkey and in this post I’ll tell you all about it: how it works & my honest review. Plus I got a fun GIVEAWAY in store to bring Christmas a little early for one of you!

Crowdbutching

Koopeenkalkoen.nl is part of Crowdbutching. I’ve known Crowdbutching for a couple of years now and I really love their concept. You basically get to buy a welfare animal together with other people – when the whole animal is sold, it’s butchered, portioned and delivered fresh to your door. They want to make the meat sector more transparent, healthy & sustainable. Beautiful hey? It really makes it easy for anyone who wants to eat better quality and traceable meat from animals that have been well looked after. They are currently operating in The Netherlands (koopeenkoe.nl), Germany (kaufnekuh.de) and the UK (buyacow.uk).

Well, this year they partnered up with boer Anton Jacobs to raise well fare turkeys right here in the Netherlands! When I got asked by koopeenkalkoen.nl to review one of their stuffed turkeys, I was obviously in 🙂

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How To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

October 30, 2019

Our favourite jeans, that knitted jumper that fits so perfect – some clothing pieces we’d wish would last us forever! With the right attitude & care you will be able to love your clothes for longer. This is important because the quick turnover of clothing is just not okay.

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Our New Home Renovation – Part II

October 11, 2019

A LOT of work has happened here over the last few months. After those initial weeks of demolition, ground work & pipe configurations, we got to build things back up. Slowly but surely this building site was turning into our home. Wow. There wasn’t much left of that old, smoke stained house and obviously we’re quite happy about that! Writing some details for you today so you can follow our process. And if you haven’t read the initial story, make sure to check out “Our New Home Renovation – Part I“!

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Almond Rice Pudding with Grilled Stone Fruits

September 7, 2019

Oh September. All of a sudden you were here! You came with crisp, hazy mornings and the smell of autumn. And even though I’m still longing for some late summer days, I’m looking forward to this new season. It has to be one of the best seasons of the year really.

Today I’m sharing a recipe that is perfect for this time of the year – it takes the most delicious summer fruits and puts them on top of a warming rice pudding that has a hint of nutmeg. It’s like it says ‘bye summer, hello autumn’. YUM in a bowl really.

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Our New Home Renovation – Part I

August 26, 2019

It’s been a rather hectic time for our family. We bought a home, sold our old home, planned a renovation and then made that renovation happen and finally, we moved – ALL within the space of about 3 months. I’m sitting on the couch with a lovely tea and finally have some mind space to share some of our journey with you!

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Ella’s First Birthday – A Spring Garden Party

June 6, 2019

Recently we got to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday! It was a beautiful spring day – the sun was out and we celebrated with a little lunch get together with our close friends & family. In this post I’d love to share some moments and inspiration with you!

First of all – and it’s so cliche but also SO true – we can’t believe our little bubba is already one year old. ONE year! And although I thought I would never be ready for it, I actually was and I’m fully embracing this new stage of my baby not being such a baby anymore 🙂

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How To Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

April 19, 2019

We like our breakfasts in this household. And we like our eggs too! We go through different phases – there’s weeks where we always opt for poached (especially if we can get our hands on some super fresh eggs!), boiled or fried. And guess what, at the moment we’re in the scrambling phase!

Scrambled eggs – and I’m not talking about those tiny, dry overcooked egg pieces that you come across at hotel buffets. I mean the deliciously soft and silky eggs that melt in your mouth, creamy yet with some texture. The perfect topping on a piece of sourdough toast, and lovely even with just a little salt & pepper.

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7 Creative Ways To Reuse Clothes & Fabrics

April 16, 2019

With the seasons changing, I always like to go through my clothes and refine my wardrobe. I’m learning more and more to keep only those items I really love, and to go for timeless pieces that I like wearing season after season.

I always end up with a pile of clothes that don’t work for me – they are either old & faded, don’t fit properly or just not to my taste anymore. While I used to stuff them in some bags and recycle or donate them, I’ve learned that you can often get a lot more use out of your old clothing and other old fabrics you might have.

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