In The Netherlands we don’t celebrate Halloween, which means I don’t have to feel afraid walking the streets but it also means that we won’t get the chance to dress-up in the great costums you see on every DIY blog right now. Luckily I did make some amazing decorations which will, at least, make our house a bit Halloweeny this year.
If there is any holiday I miss here it’s definitely Halloween. The bigger cities in The Netherlands celebrate it, but unfortunately I don’t live in one of them… That means I never get to see dressed-up children at my doorstep and I never get to give candy out… BUT that doesn’t mean that I don’t allow myself the priviledge to buy sweets and create small trick-or-treat monsters. If children don’t want them… I’ll eat them myself!
This is the most exciting I have ever been, I believe! Today is the day that I can (finally!) show you my first CraftingMonique collection! It took me months to figure out the designs and materials, but I am so happy with these final results and can’t wait to share them! My first cute, small and especially festive gift collection!
Y’all know how much I love everything Disney! And I know most of you won’t turn down an amazing Disney DIY! So let’s combine our love and create some cute clothespins with the best Disney characters out there! Let’s start with a few lyrics from one of my personal favorites: ‘Heigh-Ho Heigh-Ho, It’s Off To Work We Go….’
Who doesn’t like to recieve money? And doesn’t it get even better when that money is chocolate? I had the change to recieve these amazing gift boxes from Selfpackaging (who by the way have the best and most unique collection of gift boxes I have ever seen!) and with the upcoming Dutch holiday: Sinterklaas, our stores are filled with these money chocolates. To good to leave behind and too cute to not give away!
I’m sure a lot of you by now have heard of me expanding my blog by opening my own webshop. Till a few days ago it was a dream, but the last couple of days have been filled with brainstorming for ideas, checking every DIY item I have ever made, and pushing myself through the pain that’s called math. I thought I’d share a little bit of the journey, and the items I’ll use, with you today…
After a lovely warm and sunny summer it can be a bit depressing seeing the weather change and the clouds getting dark early at night. Almost every year this happens to me, but this year everything seems different. I have never been this excited for the fall ever, in my life, never! The warm colors, beautiful nature and drinking a lot of hot chocolate make me really enthusiastic. And when I am enthusiastic about something… I cover it with confetti!
I am a bit obsessed with these milkshake straws from IKEA. With obsessed I mean that I drink all my cold beverages with a pastel colored straw in them, and that I feel really sad thinking that when it gets colder I will drink a lot less cold lemonade and a lot more hot chocolate. And although I love hot chocolate… You can’t drink it with a straw. So I had to come up with new, fun, ideas to keep these lovely pastel straws in my life.
We are happy to live in a building with beautiful windows, unfortunately we are also living on the bottom floor. Which means that every person who walks on the sidewalk can (and will) look directly into our living room. I don’t always like strangers seeing me, so we live with closed curtains most of the time. But sometimes I love to wrap the curtains in this colorful chain and wave to all the strangers who look at me like I am some kind of weirdo.
I adore jewelry and I am always looking for new ways to show them off. Earrings maybe my least favorite jewelry (at the moment), but I still adore the few pieces I have and I hated all of the storage boxes that put them out of sight. I wanted to show of my amazing pieces, because (hey!) I haven’t paid €5 to keep them in a locker did I?