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.
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!
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”.
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!
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!
Last week on Wednesday night I came back from holiday and at 8:00 the next morning I was in the train to Utrecht for the Masterclass Styling & Photography organized by Meet The Blogger. The workshop was given by AnoukB, a well-known stylist, interior designer and fashion & interior consultant, and photographer, stylist and blogger Wendy from Beeldsteil. The location, De Toonkamer in Utrecht, was wonderful. I loved the industrial style setting (aren’t those exposed walls beautiful?!).The first session I attended was the styling class. We were given a winter hat from YaYa and some magazines. The assignment was first to make a mood board and then create a styling set. The theme for the set was ‘easy winter’ and the winter hat should have a (prominent) place in this. During the photography session in the afternoon we got some great tips which I used for photographing my styling set. Here you can see the result: images 1, 2, and 5 show my styling set. On the fourth image you can see Desiree from VosgesParis in action.
Remember this post? I can’t belief that already three years has gone by, time flies! Our sweet little boy has turned three a few days ago. That helpless little baby is now a big boy with with a mind of his own and lots of willpower. The Early Rider learner bike that we gave him for his birthday was a big hit! Not only is the wooden bike very stylish (I love the leather saddle!) but the bike is perfect for developing balancing skills. Happy birthday Kick!!