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First time Disneyland Paris Last week we were with the four of us in Paris for a week, and today I want to show you a little impression of our first time Disneyland Paris. With kids it’s almost like you can’t avoid this place. It draws families towards it and all your money as well :-). Disney is a legend for kids and understands what to do, to make it interesting for young and old. I have been trying to avoid this place until now because it’s that commercial and expensive. I prefer the more natural and less touristic places. But on the other hand, I do also want to give my children the chance to experience something so magical as Disneyland. You come into another world and experience small rides in the fairy tales we all know. You get a chance to come a little closer to fantasyland and…

Banana coconut Easter bunny cake Here in Holland, Easter always comes with a lot of sweets for a Easter brunch. It all starts with of course the chocolate eggs! Then we have different kinds of cakes, bread with a lot of sugar and luckily also some fresh fruit salads. Most of the time I prefer to make more healthy things, but for holidays it’s time for treats. The last couple of years I have made this Banana coconut Easter bunny cake which is ohh so cute and more important; ohh so delicious. I want to share my recipe with you today. The recipe is my own, but the bunny I saw on the Internet and thought it would make my girls so happy to have as a tradition for Easter. Here is what you need and what you do: Ingredients: 6 eggs 250 g sugar 2 tsp vanilla flavour 250…

Easter candlelight DIY In some countries the Easter holiday has already started, but here in Holland we first really celebrate it Sunday, the first Easter day and Monday, the second Easter day. That also means that I am still busy preparing small things for our coming Easter weekend. Yesterday I made these two very easy candlelight. I love the simplicity about them! The first one is very simple. It’s an empty eggshell with a tea light in. I placed it in a small tea light candlestick made out of concrete. You can also choose to put some moss around the candlestick to create the idea of a little bird nest, but this time I like to keep them simple because I make the second idea look more like a nest. This candlelight is made from an old kitchen jar. I started with placing some thick metal wire on the top…

Simple Easter traditions at home Easter is coming closer and my girls thought it was time to decorate our house for the coming little holiday. I am not really a big fan of all the decoration for Easter. It’s all a little bit too cute for me. But my girls love it all and therefore am I compromising for the happiness of them. I am more into preparing a good or special meal or brunch for Easter, but they want the whole package, which I also can understand. That is what makes these holidays extra special of course. One of the things I always do for Easter is decorating spring branches with Easter eggs and cute little Easter figures. It has become a tradition that we have to have every year. It’s a quite simple thing to do with a great effect. It immediately gives the room a touch of…

The smell of easy baked pan bread I just love the smell of this easy baked pan bread. There is really nothing like homemade bread and this is a bread which is so easy to make. You don’t even have to knead the dough. The special thing about this bread is that it needs to rise for about 12 hours and then you bake it in a hot pan with a cover. This way the damp from the dough stays inside the pan and you then get a beautiful thick crust around the bread. Crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. I guess you now think; 12 hours!! Forget it! Way too complicated for me! But listen! If you put all the ingredients together in a bowl in the evening and stir it gently around for a few minutes, you don’t have to do anything about…

Have you ever tried the ultimate green smoothie formula? If not, today might be the perfect day to try it. It’s Monday a new start of the week and it can be a new start to eat more healthy food. I love smoothies but don’t make it as much as I want to. I have decided to make a change in that and have found a lot of different recipes for smoothies. The other day I made this green smoothie made out of almond milk, spinach, banana, avocado and dry figs. It was amazingly delicious and gave me a boost for more. The recipe I found on Pinterest but can’t find it from it’s original website. I hope I do not offend anyone by showing the formula for a perfect smoothie here on my blog. Another good thing about making a smoothie is that is it so easy! Of course…

Working on Interieur pictures from my livingroom I love home interior and I love to style my home and follow the trends here and there. Next to that, I also like to photograph things like interior. But every time I try to take pictures of our living room, I have problems getting nice pictures with the right light and in the right angle. I always start very excited. But as l go along taking the pictures, it’s not going right and I loose my excitement. Livingroom Our living room is quite long and have dark area’s, which make it hard to capture good sharp pictures and I don’t have any flashy lights to fill the gabs. But I have captured a few all right pictures, which I thought I could share with you for today. Just to give you a little impression of our hang out place in the evening.…

Today I want to show you my Leaf art made out of thread and nails. I love crafting and especially all different kind of craft. Sometimes I get my own ideas and sometimes I just want to make something I have seen somewhere else. Like this Leaf art I found on Pinterest right here. I thought it looked amazing and wanted to try to make this leaf for a long time. Now I finally did, and I must admit that it was not as easy as I thought it would be. There were not much instruction by the pictures, but I thought it couldn’t be that difficult. Well… it wasn’t really difficult, it was more that I needed to do some things better and more carefully and I needed to take the time. When I started I thought I would make it slightly different from the original. I love to…

From a mum to her daughters It is only a couple of month ago I closed my web shop with maternity gifts I had designed myself. Almost everything is sold, but I have saved a few special things, which actually never came in production. I still love the design very much and have decided to keep the last few products for my two daughters when (I hoop) they get their own children. I think that it could be something special for them to receive, when they become a mum like me. Today I packed it all carefully in strong plastic bags. I am going to store it in the attic until one of my daughters come and tell me that I am going to be a grandma. At the moment I can’t imagine me as a grandma yet. They are only 10 and 12 years old. But I do hope…

Flavour explosion Tandoori chicken naan pizza Today I want to share a really good recipe for a special pizza. A flavour explosion Tandoori chicken naan pizza! Almost every Friday I make homemade pizza for the family and we are all very crazy about our own pizza here. But when we eat it every Friday, we also need some variation for the toppings, other wise we would get bored of it. A while ago I tried looking for some new flavours and came across this recipe. It really amazed us all, because it came with an explosion of so many flavours and textures that at the same time combine so well together. First you have the soft naan bread with cumin and garlic. Then the quite spicy sauce and chicken with yogurt and at last the sweetness and softness of the mango!!! Next to that you also get a taste of…

Seeds – kitchen garden. Peppers – Zucchini – Radishes – Spring onions – Peas – Lettuce – Cucumber – Basil – Thyme – Oregano – Coriander – Parsley  Sage….. Preparing The spring is here and the sun is shining all over the last couple of day’s, and then I always get the urge to prepare everything in the garden for a beautiful summer. That also means that it’s time to start with the seeds for my kitchen garden. My daughter helped me the other day with planting the first seeds for my kitchen garden. I love to grow my own herbs and vegetables, but our garden is not very big so I need to make a selection of what I want. I have received a lot of seeds from family and friends, which didn’t do anything with the seeds or didn’t have the patience of trying to grow them. (You…

Simple colorful teenage room Last week I showed you the room of my youngest daughter Emmelie. A sweet simple colourful girls room with soft colours. Today I want to take you to the Simple colorful teenage room of my almost teenage daughter ‘Alieke’. Alieke has started high school this year and so many things have change for her. New school, new friends, a lot of new teachers and lessons, plus that she is going into puberty and getting new interests. Her room is for her very important, because she spends a lot of time there after school with her best friend, and she needs a calm place for making her homework. Desk She has a big desk with space for her laptop and books when she is doing her homework. But she can also do her homework here together with her best friend. Mostly they are sitting here planning or…

Preserving fresh herbs in the fridge Did you know that you can preserve fresh herbes in the fridge 2-3 weeks if you wrap them in a wet piece of kitchen paper towel? It’s true!! I have done it many times by now and it surprises me every time how long they stay fresh. I just love to use fresh herbs in my food and in the spring and summer I try to grow my own favourite ones in the garden. In the winter I mostly by a small plant to keep in my kitchen window, but sometime I also buy a little bunch, which is already cut of the plant. Most of the time I do not have to use it all for one dish and find it’s a pity to throw it away. So I have experience that you can actually store it for quite a long time in…

Roasted Beet, Baby Kale and Brie Quiche I just love the Internet and all the things you can find there. A while ago I came across this recipe ‘Roasted Beet, Baby Kale and Brie Quiche’ and made it together with my cooking club. It was just delicious and perfect for a side dish or as a main meal because it’s fills quite a lot. The smell of the quiche is so wonderful and strong from the very first moment you put the vegetable in the oven till the whole quiche is ready. Today Today I would like to share it with you as well because it a recipe where you can easily replace the vegestables for others. There are many different roots vegestables which would be just as lovely in this combination with the brie and Fontina cheese. You just need to try it out and see what works the…

Simple colorful girls room in the attic Today I want to show you the room of my youngest daughter Emmelie. She has a Simple colorful girls room in the attic and I really love the room with its white walls and the colourful accents all around. The colours really pop out of the white and give a warm, happy and sweet feel to the room. Emmelie is 10 years old but still like to play with dolls and stuffed animals. She especially has a thing with stuffed animals and it seems like she can’t get enough of them. That is also why we went for these colours when we redecorated it last year. Bureau: My daughter’s bureau is placed behind a small wall, which is fastened to the table. It separates the room in two and prevents her for being distracted when she has to do her homework. On the…

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