Over the last few weeks we’ve been working on our garden space. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might know that we bought a house last summer and have been busy renovating it to turn it into our family home. I’m so thankful we got to start on our garden already, as I would love to make the most of the coming spring season. It’s been my dream to have our own garden for a long time – I’ve always just had a balcony (which has also been amazing for growing some herbs and veg) until we moved into this home. I’d love to take you along on this journey with us – we are first time gardeners and will do most of this on a DIY & low budget basis. Let’s get on our small garden transformation!
We have a pretty good deal in our house. I love cooking, and I take care of our meals pretty much every day. My husband loves being left in the kitchen afterwards – doing the dishes, putting things away and leaving the kitchen ready for a new day. I would say I’ve got the better end of this deal, yet my husband would claim the same. That’s what I call a win-win!
Our living room consists of a pretty basic set up of a comfy couch, a space for toys & books and a lovely rug. There’s no TV. It’s not hiding inside a cabinet or behind a curtain, we just don’t own one. This topic regularly comes up whenever we have guests around, and I thought it could be helpful to share about some reasons why we don’t own a TV + an alternative that works great for us!
The moment December comes around, I’m always itching to make a Christmas wreath. The smell of those beautiful wintergreens bring you instant Christmas vibes and it makes for the perfect project to transition from autumn into winter. In this post I’ll share how I made this rustic Christmas wreath that’s perfect to grace your front entrance during this season.
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“!
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!
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 🙂
All the cliches about babies are so true. Especially the ones about them growing up so (too?) quickly. It’s pretty much time to start planning Eleanor’s first birthday party and I’m not sure I’m quite ready for that! At the same time, this age is so much fun as she really starts exploring and her personality comes out more and more! I’m trying to take in every moment I can.
Today I’ll be sharing some of the baby items we have been loving during this 6-12 month phase. We tend to lean to a more minimalist lifestyle and don’t want to purchase lots of different things. These next few items we have found very useful and well worth our money!
Even though it’s officially still winter, spring is definitely in the air over here! The weather turned from cloudy & grey to exceptionally warm en sunny for this time of year. You don’t hear me complaining! I’ve been throwing the windows open and moved my morning coffee moment outside to the balcony. We’d better make the most of it while we can – you never know if the Dutch winter makes a sneaky come back before it says goodbye for the year.
My houseplants are now slowly awakening from their winter hibernating. The days are getting longer & they respond with new fresh growth. After a winter season indoors, with the heating on and not much daylight, they could benefit from a little love and care. It’s time to help my plants wake up and enable them to happily grow in this new season!