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1 year ago

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One year ago our little girl came into the world rather unexpected. And she has been a surprise ever since.
Before you have a child, you can’t really imagine the idea of creating a new person with a its very own character. When you have a second child, you can’t imagine it even being different from the first one.
Yet, she is so very different. I love discovering who this little girl is.
It’s so awesome to be part of her journey and watch her grow.


Birthday Treat #2

b-day treat #1

A while ago Mini (who now officially is a Maxi) turned 5. And here in Holland that means handing out treats at school. This is what we made last year for his pre-school. This year we made popcorn with edible confetti to celebrate.

b-day treat #2

We made popcorn for 30 kids. So that means some serious quantities.
Here’s what you need:
– 600 grams of popcorn (use ready made if you want to make everything in advance)
– 2 bars of white chocolate
– edible confetti 50 grams
– candy paper 15 pieces
– tooth picks 30 pieces
– 30 popcorn boxes (I got mine here)


Here’s what you do:
– Cut out your shapes (we made the number 5 obviously) from the candy paper.
– Then melt the chocolate, I just used the mircowave but old fashioned au bain Marie is good too.
– Put a drop of chocolate on the back of your candy paper and place a toothpick on top.
– Let it dry (this takes some time) and this is how you get your topper.
– Make the popcorn or just open the bag.
– Divide the popcorn over the popcorn boxes.
– Drizzle the chocolate over the boxes.
– Than sprinkle the confetti over everything.
– Place the topper on each of your popcorn boxes and presto!

b-day treat #3

Mini’s Birthday Treat

Last week was a pretty busy birthday week. When you’re little it seems like you get more then one birthday. We went to an amusement park on his actual birthday, then a celebration at his daycare, we made some Butterfly treats for all the kids there. And finally his actual party, a picnic with family en friends in the playground. I found the butterflies on Pinterest here.
And this is our version.

butterfly treat #1

– some paint
– wooden cloth pins
– googly eyes
– pipe cleaners
– glue
– ziplock bags
– some snacks to fill them with, we went with fruit (’cause it’s healthy and all)

butterfly treat #2

We painted the wooden cloth pins, this is something you can easily do together. Mini and I had a lot of fun.

butterfly treat #3

Then we glued on the googly eyes together. I handled the glue of course…
After that we put the pipe cleaners through the little round metal holes on the sides of the cloth pins.
Bend them upwards and curl the ends.
It’s also possible to fasten the pipe cleaners by putting them in the clip of the cloth pins. I preferred this way, because the butterflies remain almost intact after the treat is gone and you can reuse them.

butterfly treat #4

The last step is the filling of the ziplock bags with the chosen treats.
Pinch the bag together in the middle and fasten them with the cloth pins.
Aaaaaaaand done!

Mini is Maxi

Mini = 4

This awesome little dude is 4 years old today! I can’t believe we no longer have a toddler but a boy who’s going to school (soon). Today we’re celebrating just the three of us.

P.S. look at the shadows on the ground, this is what you get when you grow up with 2 iPhone addicted parents.

A Fresh Start

fresh start #1  Today it’s about making a fresh start!
I’ve been absent for quite a while. Why?
Well, I’ve basically been sick for a month and it really wasn’t that fun.
You know that state you get in when it’s just all about you feeling like a heated up corpse and you just can’t produce a single coherent thought about any other subject then how crappy you feel?
Well, that about sums up my month. One of the side effects of the whole thing was that I just had lost all inspiration to blog or even to look at my computer. Luckily with some meds things started to improve.
And last week I had my birthday (I finally got a DSLR camera!) and I started to feel a little better both physically and mentally. Hence the photo’s of garlands around the house, that’s me trying out my new camera!

fresh start #2

I’ve got a lot of great things happening the next couple of months (more on that later). And I’m so excited to finally get back in the swing of things and actually start doing instead of doing nothing!

So this spring means a fresh start.

fresh start #3

Sunshine Birthday

We had the best of luck celebrating Mini’s third birthday. All week the weather was rainy and cloudy, except for sunday when suddenly the sky was blue and the sun was shining! Coincidentally, my workweek had been as ominous as the weather this past week, so our sunshine filled birthday was a breath of fresh air in many respects. We wasted no time and took the party outside to the playground near our house. An awesome decision though I say so myself! The pictures are mostly pre-party, since during I had way to much fun and forgot all about photographing.

My sister baked these amazing rainbow cakes that I found here on pinterest. They look pretty chemical (and they probably are) but they also were quite delicious! We also made a ton of other goodies, but nothing stayed on the table long enough to take a descent picture! (I guess that means we did a good job ;))

Mini got this amazing suitcase as a present and decided to go on vacation right there and then. You can just see him wandering about near the tree.

Berlin Treasures

Back from a wonderful couple days Berlin. And I had a wonderful time and birthday! (more on that later) Of course I brought back a few treasures and of course some B-day gifts.

The most obvious piece in this ‘collage’ is of course the Camden Satchel, can you believe it was just waiting for me in a store in Berlin that I just happened to walk past? The boyfriend called it a sign and gave it to me for my birthday (and this was after he gave me the awesome keecie wallet!) The vans with daisies were more of a necessity, I brought the wrong shoes, so that was luck in a bad luck situation 😉 The Selby book was on sale in the Hamburger Bahnhof museum shop (where I actually saw Yoko Ono!) And the vase we bought in the Kaufbar were literally everything was for sale, such a cool concept. And if you look really close you can see the pretty bracelet Iris made me, how sweet!