Monday, March 31, 2014

The one with more doors

Yesterday I took an early walk. I love it when (most) of the city is still asleep, and I have the city all to myself. Another bonus on early sundaymornings, is that I don't feel like I'm getting stares from people thinking what it is I am doing all by myself, with my camera, photographing things that are not very interesting to most people. Back in january, I did another door post, and I've seen so many good looking doors yesterday, that there might be a part 3. Amongst these are the door of a synagoge and the door of a fancy restaurant. 
I don't know where this fascination with doors comes from. Maybe it's that they are a bit of a mystery. They are the beginning to someone else's world. Who is it that lives behind this door? What does it look like on the inside? Are the people living here happy? Do they know they have a door worth being photographed? Are there any things in particular that you like to photograph? Hope you all have a fabulous week! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (60)

Some random photos of this week. I've had the idea of adding some new notebooks to my Etsy shop for a while. I thought it might look cool to make covers out of photo's I've taken and I've experimented with different kinds of paper and machine settings. One of my moms cats offered a bit of help :-)
My friend Mandy brought over a box of very delicious chocolates, thanks sweetie! Other than that, I've started Postcrossing again some time ago. This week I received four cards, from Finland, Germany and the United States. I always feel like it's my birthday when I get home after work, open my mailbox, and find something good in there! The last picture is proof that I sometimes do eat other things than cheese, chocolate and cake. You might have gotten the wrong impression from this blog....

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The one with links I like

Iconic Lego bands

Which minor Friends character are you?
(I'm Amy Green) 

How to speak your international fashion alphabet

I´m in love with this vintage mirrored vanity tray

Pom pom frames? Awesome!

I've made this healthy pasta dish a while ago,
and might do so again this weekend

Monday, March 24, 2014

The one with the greens

Last saturday I tagged along with mum to the garden centre. I got some lovely lavender and in two weeks I have a 'gardening date' with a friend, to make the balcony summer proof. It has been looking kind of sad after winter. Sorry for the amount of photo's in this post, it became a bit picture heavy.... 

Friday, March 21, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (59)

Last weekend started with cheese. One of the first things I got done on saturday was to get cheese. The first photo appeared on my Instagram as well. Some of the cheeses didn't make it there, because the image needed to be made square. The original photo is in my weekly collection of things I liked, because I feel bad for the eliminated cheeses. Don't worry, not all of them were taken home. My weekend also ended with cheese, I made cheese rolls for dinner on sunday. The recipe will probably end up here on the blog next week. 
A while ago I did a little postcard swap with Natasha, and this week I received a lovely Hawaiian card. There were some gorgeous stamps on the back. I wish we had pretty stamps like that over here. 
At my mom's I've found a lovely, very vintage-y map, that is now hanging in my living room. Other things I liked, were found on the streets. I've been taking slightly different routes back home from work and taking small walks before dinner. The longer days are definitely one of the things I like most about spring and summer. How was your week?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The (second) one with the Rijksmuseum

Last week I blogged about our visit to the Rijksmuseum. This second post is all about the architecture, with a cheesy photo added as a bonus. So, without further ado, I present to you: the second one with the Rijksmuseum!




Monday, March 17, 2014

The one with the polka dot pencils DIY

What you'll need:
  • pencils
  • nailpolish (I used four shades for each pencil)

I don't know if the name DIY is on order for this little project. It's super simple and most of the time you need to make these, is for letting the pencils dry. I used four shades of polish for each pencil, starting with the darkest shade. Open all of the bottles you'll need for one pencil before starting. Apply dots of polish, starting at the end of the pencil with the darkest shade. Work inwards and end with the lightest colour. 

I made this nifty little pencil dry-thingy with rolls of tape, no need to hold them until the nailpolish has dried!

Let them dry for a couple of minutes, and you're done!

Friday, March 14, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (58)

A while ago I treated myself to one of Mary's prints over at her Society6 shop, and I finally found a frame for it. Well, actually, the frame found me. My aunt is doing some sort of spring cleaning, and some fabulous things have been coming my way (like an enamel bowl and vintage tablecloths). This frame was one of the items that needed to leave her home and it was more than welcome in mine. Other things happening over at my home was the rediscovery of my bird lamp, that found it's way back into my living room. 
Saturday after work, I needed to go to the drugstore for some boring purchases. Just like that, I ended up at the nailpolish section, where I found this glittery polish. With a cute name that's 'white tie black dress', how could I leave it there? 
My friend L kindly donated parts of her old phone to me, so now I can take pictures with my telephone again, of which the latest four photo's are the result. Spring-trees, a big bubble, cardboard boxes and rediscovered origami paper from back when I was young(er). You might wonder why there is a photo of empty boxes over here. Me and my overactive imagination see an undercover robot in there....