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NEWS FROM THE BLOGGING WORLD

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When I started my blog in 2006 there were just a few interior & life style bloggers out there. Decor8 was one of the very first interior blogs and over the years this blog has grown into on of the largest and best blogs in the field. So if you want to learn about blogging and social media Holly Becker, owner of Decor8 and author of several bestselling books, is the best person to teach you. With her e-course Blogboss she teach you the best and most timely blogger topics trending at the moment. This class is for all levels but best enjoyed by those who consider themselves intermediate or advanced bloggers who are ready to move beyond the basics. You can find more information about the course and how to enroll here on Decor8.

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And there is more news from the blogging world. Bloesem has recently launched the Bloesem Gazette and has opened a shop and studio where you can follow workshops.

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A NEW YEAR!

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First of all I want to wish you all an amazing year 2014! I hope a lot of love, good health, happiness and laughter will come your way in this new year. I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments and messages. Regular readers may know that the last couple of years weren’t easy for me. In a nutshell: I had a difficult pregnancy and was very sick for almost nine months which made me very weak. In 2012 my mother died of cancer and in 2013 my father unexpectedly passed away. During these difficult times I received many heartwarming messages from you which I cherish and reread during difficult moments. I know that many of you are in similar situations and are dealing with grief and pain. With all of my heart I wish that 2014 will be a better year for you.

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I have many ideas and wishes to improve my blog but because all that has happened, and as taking care of & spending time with my 3 year old is my main priority, I had little time to carry out my aspirations. Many of you have asked me to show you more of my own home, but with a very active toddler and a limited amount of good day light here in The Netherlands there never seems to be a good time to take photos. But I have made it my goal for 2014 to show you more of my life and home. Again, thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will be there in 2014 as well!

Credits: these will be added later today.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Wishing you all a very merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones.

Image: Free People.

MINIMALISTIC STYLE CHRISTMAS CARDS BY IN HAUS PRESS

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In Haus Press is always a great resource if you are looking for (Chrismas) cards. This modern letterpress brand of paper goods slow-printed in San Francisco combines modern technology with age old printing methods to create pieces that represent their minimalistic style. Their products include small batch social correspondence, note cards, and limited edition prints that feature a mix of original hand-drawn typography and historic wood type. Everything is designed, printed, photographed and packaged in their San Francisco studio, thus the name “In Haus Press”.

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A LITTLE BIT OF CHRISTMAS RED

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What is your favorite decorating style for Christmas? I personally like to keep it simple and not use too much color. But a little bit of Christmas red is essential, isn’t it? Today’s holiday inspired post shows examples of Christmas decorations with just a tiny amount of red. I hope you are all enjoying the pre-Christmas fun!

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STYLES FOR A GREEN CHRISTMAS

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It might not come as a surprise, but I personally prefer natural style Christmas decorations. What about you? Today I show you some examples of how stylish a ‘colorless’ Christmas can be. I will be adding some red to the Christmas decorations at our own home. And as my son loves colors (his favorites are pink, orange and purple!) we will have a smaller tree in our hallway with lots of color!

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