woensdag 27 augustus 2014

VTWonen Blogazine

A while ago I was contacted by Meet the Blogger & VTWonen if I was interested to be featured in their upcoming Blogazine together with a selected group of national & international bloggers. Of course I was honored to be a part of this inspiring magazine! This weekend I received the Blogazine together with the latest VTWonen magazine, I was so thrilled! It's also really nice to get to know more about my fellow bloggers by reading about their way of working and the things that they stand for. I'm very proud to be in this magazine together with such talented bloggers! Let me show you the result...

Get your own Blogazine here!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

woensdag 20 augustus 2014

A Happy Home

This weekend I made some pictures of our home again. I bought our new dining table on my birthday. I think it fits much better with the rest of our interior & I've been wanting a round dining table for a while now. First I was thinking about painting it white but now I'm not so sure anymore... What do you think?

The mint in our garden is growing fast so I can drink as much mint tea as I like. This week I also ate the first pickle out of our garden and I'm still waiting for the tomatoes to be ready.... It's pretty cool to grow your own vegetables and I'm already thinking about trying to grow some new things next year!

I got the beautiful cookbook by the talented blogger Yvonne from Yvestown for my birthday and I love it. The recipes, the pictures, the design.... Can't wait to start cooking but only browsing through this book is a treat! 

As you can see my cacti & succulent addiction is getting out of hand ;) A couple of weeks ago me and my friend Martine did a DIY with these planters. We dipped them into a bucket of  white latex, let them dry and drew some patterns on them with a black water-resistant marker.

I love being at home, being surrounded by my favorite colors and patterns, trying out recipes, being lazy together with my man, watch movies, read magazines... Enjoying the little things in life!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 12 augustus 2014

Etsy Love

Today I found some new Etsy favorites. A good way to find nice products on Etsy is to look at the favorites of shop owners you like. I really love the "fancy pants" postcard (1), such a fun thing to send to a friend! The personalized cake stencil (3) is a great gift for those who love to bake. And what about those leggy planters (5), how cute are they?! Again so much to see on Etsy. Whenever you're out of inspiration for cool gifts, this is where you need to be...

woensdag 30 juli 2014

A Happy Home: Our Improved Garden

This Spring we decided to give our garden a complete make-over. It was a lot of work, but the result gives us a lot of satisfaction. Now we can enjoy our garden the whole Summer long! We were lucky to get some help from friends and family to speed up the process. 

When the basis was there, I could do some styling which was the part I loved the most obviously! My trip to Marrakech was so inspiring that I wanted to bring back a little Moroccan style into our garden. The blue cushion and the pouf are from Marrakech. A couple of the other cushions and the little white side-table I bought at Household Hardware.The green cabinet we brought back from our holiday in France. This "Garde Manger" is originally meant to store appetizers like cheeses but we thought it was perfect for our garden.

We were also very fortunate with the weather so far and already had some nice dinners outside. Life is good!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 22 juli 2014

Our week at Le Petit Pauliat

This week our holiday ended and we both went back to work & our daily life. Luckily, two weeks ago we had an unexpected chance to stay in France for a week. It was such a gift! We packed our bags and drove to this small village called Treignat in the middle of France. 

We stayed at the lovely Le Petit Pauliat, a beautiful accommodation owned by the Dutch Sjoerd & Felicia who started their adventure in 2007 together with their children. The farm (which had been empty for 30 years) is completely renovated by the skillful couple. It must have been a lot of work but the result is impressive! We stayed at one of the Gites and we had a great time. Sjoerd & Felicia were very hospitable and organized a couple of nice dinners for all the visitors of Le Petit Pauliat. They even took care of our order at the bakery every morning! 

It was a fun week with the highlight of visiting two thrift shops on the last day. We drove home completely recharged and with a couple of beautiful souvenirs in our trunk!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

For more info go to www.pauliat.com

vrijdag 18 juli 2014

Flexa Blogger Event

This Tuesday I visited the Flexa Blogger Event in the Flexa Creation House of Colours in Amsterdam. This event was a collaboration between Flexa and Meet the Blogger to present the latest trends and developments on colour palettes to a group of interior & lifestyle bloggers. 

The day started with a little meet & greet between the bloggers and the faces behind Flexa and Meet the Blogger. It was fun to meet some of my blogger colleagues in person! This was followed by a presentation of Victoria Koblenko who created her personal colour palette together with Flexa. One of her inspirations was the beetle and this resulted in a beautiful palette of different shades of green. Head of Global Flexa Colourlab "Heleen van Gent" and colour expert "Odet van Winsen" gave us some behind the scenes information about the way Flexa works and how they're inspired by global trends.

After that we were challenged to create our own personal colour palette. You can see mine here on Instagram! During the event there were delicious snacks and to top it all of we received a goodiebag with our favourite colour of Flexa creations! 

It was a fun and inspiring day, I immediately felt like painting when I left the event! A big thanks to Meet the Blogger and Flexa!!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 6 juli 2014

Today is a Gift

I love this little poem by Eleanor Roosevelt... Living in the present and treating each day like it's a gift. Sometimes we forget to enjoy every day to the fullest and we take life for granted. This is a little reminder which I put in our guest room / my office on top of the mint green typewriter that I got from a good friend!

I'm taking a small break but I'll be back very soon! A big kiss from me to you!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 29 juni 2014

Thrift Shop

The past few weeks I've been pretty lucky during my thrift shop visits! First I spotted this cute little cabinet with a marble shelf on the top. I didn't have to think twice about taking this one home with me... The vintage rattan chair I found while thrift shopping with a friend. I had just told her I was hoping to find one of those and I did (what are the chances), just a few minutes later! 

The marble plates I use as coasters or cutting boards. You can never have too much of those right? My latest find are the "Suiker" & "Koffie" (sugar & coffee) pots with a cork stopper. I love the graphics on them & they're perfect for our kitchen!

Pictures by Marij Hessel
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