Saturday, June 28, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (73)

Awesome streetart, the meaning of the words is 'more love' 

And some more newly discovered street art

Celebrating granny's 91st birthday

One of the things I love about summer: cherries

Another match won at the World Cup

Dinner with Mandy

New craft supplies, to make bracelets

Do you have anything special planned for the weekend? Hope you'll have a good one!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The one with links I like

If blue is your favourite colour, you might want to consider living here

This video is borrowed from Pam's blog

Will there be a new Banksy documentary?

What if empty coke bottles were never thrown away? 

Now that's a whole lot of Hello Kitty's

How about some World Cup photo's? 

Did you know professor Snape recently joined Instagram

How awesome is this (temporary) cat lady tattoo

The next thing made in my kitchen, might be this lemon tart 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The one with the washi tape card DIY

A couple of sundays ago I wanted to make something easy, without needing lots of supplies and without making a big mess. I thought it might be fun to make some postcards.

What you'll need:
  • Paper the size of a postcard, I used kraftpaper
  • washi tape, in different colours
  • a black fineliner
  • scissors
  • a ruler (this one's an old souvenir granny got me from Germany over 20 years ago)

Start by sticking washitape to your paper, don't worry if you tape the paper to your workspace. This might even work in your advantage when you start the drawing part of this DIY :-)

Make stripes above and underneath the tape, using your ruler

Make diagonal stripes, or any other pattern that floats your boat. I didn't use my ruler for this part.

Peel your card of the table and cut off the washi tape.

Make rounded edges using a roll of tape, pen, and scissors

And that's all! Have you been creating something lately? Please feel free to share a link in the comments below, I love seeing what you've been up to! More how-to's can be found over here.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (72)

Hot and gooey cheese from the BBQ

Full moon AND friday the 13th

Spending saturday in Leeuwarden

Where we came across this piece of art

And spending sunday in Utrecht

Where carrot cake was on the menu

Getting ready for wednesday's World Cup match

My granny invited us to have a high tea tomorrow to celebrate her 91st birthday. Sunday I'll have dinner with a friend, and other than that I want to get some reading done. Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Hope you'll have a good one, see you next week!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The one with the kitchen goodies

My kitchen is in need of a little lovin'. It has been calling my name for some time now. I'm not proud of it, but even though it's voice has been heard, I have been ignoring it. My kitchen is still pretty much the same since I got the key to my apartment 3 years ago. I promised myself to give it a makeover ever since. It did get a little bit of attention when I moved in. I don't know what the previous owners had been thinking, but one of the walls was a strange shade of bright orange. With orange not being my favourite colour at all, it was painted over in a bleu-ish grey. It's not really a space with personality (which reminds me of Karl Lagerfeld's quote: better a split personality, than no personality at all). Trying to get into the make-over mood and looking for inspiration, I searched Etsy for some items to cheer up a kitchen. Without further ado I present: the one with the kitchen goodies.


Do you like to give a new home a make over right away when you move in? Or are your intentions good like mine, meaning everything stays as it is? What kind of style are you digging? I like things to be simple and clean, with some colourful accessories. Maybe one of the walls might end up with a pop of colour. Have there been any home renovations or make overs at your place lately? I'd love to hear about your plans or experiences.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The one with bubbles and Monday Blog Tour

Last weekend I visited my friend R who lives in Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands. Before dinner we took a walk around town, after a two and a half hour train ride it was nice to get a bit of exercise. I've taken lots and lots of photo's of this charming looking city, that might get a post of their own. At the start of our walk, we came across a man making bubbles. At first there weren't a lot of people, but after a while, more people gathered to enjoy these creations. Isn't it amazing how much joy a bunch of bubbles can bring?



Monday Blog Tour
Last week Duni invited me to participate in the Monday Blog Tour. She asked me to answer four questions. Thanks for the invitation Duni! Here are the questions and their answers:

What am I working on?
One of my new year's resolutions was posting more recipes and DIY's on this blog. So far, I haven't done those as much as I'd like to do! I did make some homemade cards recently that are almost ready to post here on the blog. Recipe wise, I have been experimenting lately with some summer salads, they need some adjusting (a little more of this, a little less of that), and after that I'm ready to do some rocking and rolling in the kitchen!

How does my work differ from others in it's genre?
No idea really! 

Why do I write what I do?
I started out blogging, not knowing it would be this much fun! I'm fairly new at blogging, and there still are lots to learn and things to discover. The main reason for starting this adventure, was to practice my English and writing skills. I love how it gives a chance to connect with people. Reading other people's blog gives me a chance to learn new things, they inspire, and show me lots of places in the world I might never see in real life.

How does my writing process work?
I start out with taking lots of photo's, trying not to throw them ALL at you. Sometimes it's really hard to make a selection. From there I start writing, editing, reading, re-writing, getting a night of sleep and re-reading the day after. I mostly find lots of silly mistakes then, I correct those and then the post's ready to go online!

I would like to continue this tour by tagging my 'real life' friend and blog buddy Mandy, from All Lovely Things, to answer the four questions by next monday, 23th. Check out Duni's post over here.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (71)

How has your week been so far? Mine was pretty good! I've taken a nice stroll around town after a day of work. The first photo is of one of the outside walls of the church I can see from my kitchen window. I love the architecture of it, with all it's gorgeous details. The second picture was taken on the same walk. For some reason, there are a couple of spots in town that makes me think I am on a holiday, somewhere in a small sunny French village. 

I wasn't really sure if I should've included this picture. I dropped a big bag full of styrofoam balls. And when I say big bag, I mean a huge bag. Fortunately for me, it's wasn't totally empty after dropping it. Because having to collect the tiny buggers after they've dropped: not so fun! Styrofoam balls don't like to be collected once they've made their escape, but do like to stick wherever they've made their escapes to. I can imagine the whole thing might have looked hilarious. 

A nice stack of books. I've finished the first one (it's english title is Bob the streetcat, if you like cats, you might like this one as much as I did) last weekend. I immediately started with the next one. I've heard many good things about the 'hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared' and so far I understand why! Next on my list is 'to kill a mockingbird'. I've made a reservation months ago at the library, and finally it's mine! Well, for the next couple of weeks. Are you a bookworm? Reading anything good at the moment? 

Other than that, last saturday we BBQed for the first time this year. This couscous salad was one of the side dishes (couscous, cucumber, red pepper, tomatoes, feta cheese, pinenuts, green olives and arugula). Tonight will be the second one. My job was to take care of the bread part, so I got some wonderfully smelling fresh bread at the bakery before work. It's like it has been calling my name, so I might have a little taste of it for lunch. I can not think of many things I like more than freshly baked bread. Dessert tonight will be the first match of the Dutch team at the World Cup. Are you a World Cup aficionado? Or is soccer not your cup of tea? Anyway, whatever it is you'll be doing this weekend, hope you'll be having loads of fun!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The one with links I like

Kim and Kanye's honeymoon, in a campervan

Mean tweets #7

SJP and 73 questions

This embroidered Joss Whedon quote

It's no secret I love cheese, not sure if I like it this much

Art projects, that aren't in a museum

Mia's tea cake

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (70)

At the market

A new month, a new illustration

I can not believe how cute this house is

Newly discovered streetart

A happy mailbox