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May 30, 2016

Trinket Boxes

I’m a Dutchie, and everyone in The Netherlands knows: The Efteling is our prettiest, coolest, most awesome theme park! I know a lot of you are not from Holland but nevertheless, I wanted to share these Efteling map trinket boxes with y’all! ‘Cause obviously you could customize them to your local theme park. And, also, because I am just really, really, really in love with them!

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May 22, 2016

Giftwrapping For Men

While I’ve been going crazy on giftwrapping for a while now, I’ve never really put any effort in giftwrapping for men in my life. They always received plain, boring brown paper around there gifts, while the woman got ribbons, beads and bows. I should be ashamed of myself. And I am… So. I got to work and designed some great giftwrapping ideas especially for men. Although, I have to be honest: I really like them myself…


May 14, 2016

Coloring Books

So, you wanna start coloring? I’m behind you 100%! I, myself, have been coloring for about 6 months now and I can honestly say that I L.O.V.E. it!  So, I’m very excited to share all I’ve learned, including materials and the most amazing coloring books out there! 


May 5, 2016

How To Create

I LOVE a good hotel! I’ve never been in a bad one actually, but I don’t wanna jinx it! I’m not only obsessed with the breakfast buffets, but also with the fresh, lovely and most-of-the-time quite beautiful bedrooms. Don’t we all want that every night?! In our own bedroom? At home?! YES. WE DO. And there are a few tips I wanted to share with you, on how to create that hotel-vibe feeling in your own bedroom. It’s really not all that difficult!


April 29, 2016

Piggy Bank

I’m embracing my geeky side today! This isn’t my first DIY Piggy Bank, but I am absolutely obsessed with this one. Almost as much as I am with superheroes in general. I adore the superhero films, but I love the old-fashioned comic-books even more. You know, the ones with screams like BOOM, POW & BAM… And when I discovered that they were available as confetti, well, I just had to have them! 

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April 22, 2016

Summer Sticker Notebook

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know that I have been crushing’ on summer DIYs recently. I might be a bit early, The Netherlands still has some freezing’ cold days, but if you think about it: aren’t we all ready for summer?! So. To start my own summer DIYs, I wanted to work on something useful (even when summer isn’t technically here yet). So. I came up with this very simple, very summery notebook. Now you can bring the summer inside!

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April 15, 2016

Luxurious Giftwrapping

Am I the only one who’s always saying ‘YES’ when (some) stores ask the question ‘any gifts?’ Just because they are spectacularly good in luxurious giftwrapping? I can’t be the only one doing this, right? All their ribbons and giftboxes are just so beautiful, I am particularly jealous of the girls who always seem to get every edge just perfectly wrapped. And because I love their style so much, I’ve been trying it out myself! 

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April 8, 2016

Emoji Notebook

I will admit that I am a little (too much) in love with these emoji stickers. The fact that I’ve now used up all the really awesome ones is incredibly frustrating to me. You’d think I would be satisfied with a piggy bank (and trinket boxes) covered in emoji’s: but I’m not. The only thing I want is cover EVERYTHING with bright yellow paint and a huge amount of emoji’s! Starting with my notebook.

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April 1, 2016

Pride And Prejudice

OBVIOUSLY, i’ve read this book about a hundred times already. Has anyone not read this book?! And if so: have they at least seen the film? So. If I wanted to start a regular blogclub: I couldn’t NOT review Pride And Prejudice. It’s not only one of my favorite classics, it also contains one of my first huge literary crushes: Mr. Darcy. (alright…and a little bit Mr. Bingley)


March 25, 2016

Chocolate Sprinkles

I know a lot of you aren’t from the Netherlands, so let me explain. We have a little thing that we call ‘Hagelslag’, they’re these chocolate sprinkles that we use on our breads, desserts and cakes. And around holidays we always add a little something extra called funnies (little candies, or chocolates). The only problem is that these special funnies ‘hagelslag’ are really expensive. And that while you can so easily do it yourself!

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