Why taking a break was the best thing I’ve done this year

I’m back! This summer I took an unplanned two month blogging break and it was one of the better decisions, although it was not a conscious one. Why? Because I had to open up my mind again. I just read something in Creativity Inc (by president of Pixar Ed Catmull) and all I could think was: yes, yes, yes! How can the man be right about everything. Truly: if you haven’t read it yet, you must. Here it is: “When a new company is formed, its founders must have a startup mentality—a beginner’s mind, open to everything because, well, what

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Arnhemse Stockdagen 2016

The Arnhemse Stockdagen are here! It is one of those events were you have the best of both worlds: discounts and designer collections. From interior to fashion and from small entrepreneurs to Arnhem based designers who are well known in the Netherlands. Yesterday was the first day and within a few hours I quickly tried to cover as much ground as possible. Every year I’m truly amazed by the quality. The combination of well known stores such as Humanoid (think Acne in sale and their own collection with great discounts) and designers such as Klaas Kuiken (the vase is his design) and the

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TRAVEL | 20 June

Waking up in your own little beach house

Hello awesome birthday surprise! It seems that all our holidays lately involve a tiny little beach house to compensate for the city landscape,so  I should’ve seen this surprise coming (I didn’t). You always want what is not yours… Last week I had no idea what we were going to do for my birthday – I felt like a nine year old (I loved it)! No planning, no nothing. It was exactly what I needed as my week was pretty hectic and I didn’t have any time to think about any birthday plans. Normally we flee the country, but after visiting another country

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Garden renovations | Concrete terrace

Hello pretty corner! I was so relieved when this was finally done! We had some bad luck with this concrete floor and ended up having to remove the complete floor after attempt number one. Combined with temperatures that suddenly dropped, we really were in for a surprise… Apparently you can only poor concrete when the temperatures are high enough, so we ended up with a sandbox right before our door for several months. Ah well, we quickly forgot all about it after it was finally done! Absolutely in love with the result! My very own concrete corner. I also fully grabbed the

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