Sunday, December 29, 2013

your help for our summer vacation?
For weeks already I am filling up my few spare moments with the search for THE summer destination for 2014. I love looking at summer holiday options, but this year it is different.

We have a problem in our family: our wishes and expectations for a summer holiday do not match anymore!

- THE BOYS (adolescents, they will be 16 and 15 then): sun, sea, beach, swimming, nice young people (like girls) to hang out with, night life and wifi.

- PETER & I: nature, culture, authentic old towns, quietness, nice food, sun, swimming, and reading piles of books in the shadow.

What we have in common:
We don't like campings! It is a pity, it would be great for the boys to hang out with other young people, but we just don't like sleeping in tents, going to the communal bathroom etc.
We like to have sunny vacations, no matter where in the world.
Our budget is not high: we can't afford hilltop villa's with infinity pools, although we would love to stay there ;-)

Would you happen to know any authentic little coastal village/small town somewhere in the south of Europe, where the boys can have their fun and where we can have our tranquility and culture?

If you have any good ideas for us: please leave a comment, I would be so thankful!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

free download - DIY last minute lights!

My little DIY-gift to you!
I love crafts that don't take a lot of time. Well, this one can be done in 10 minutes!
Here are my little fairy light lampshades, that spread a warm light, allthough on the outside they have blue-grey colours...
You can download my last minute lights + tutorial HERE.

I wish you all a cheerful and warm Christmas!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Received my Christmas earrings yesterday! Aquamarine with gilded ear hooks because of that nasty allergy I have for any other metal. Tsai-yen from Mus & Bloem made them for me. She 's a stylist and she makes simple and delicate jewellery, which I like very much! For all orders - not only the customized ones like mine - just send her an email.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

little gift guide

cutting board from Analoguelife - soap gems from Beklina
iPhone case by Coco Lake - brass himmeli ornament by Me&She
eco-friendly wrapping paper by Mozaiq - earring studs by Agatechristina
gift wrap paper by The Trading Post

wooden alpaca from Areaware - handblown glass ornaments by Jenn Goodale
paper ornaments from Ferm Living - golden dot garland by Couture by Ayca
Quilted mason jar from Ball (available at Walmart) - pillow from Willa Skye