30.12.11

FFF # 52



Extract from my diary:
30 december 2011
The new year is closing in on us rapidly now, just 32 hours left of 2011.
Shall I make a list of all the highlights of the past year? Shall I rush out & make another big statement? Something extra to remember the year 2011?
No, just a glance over my shoulder, a quick look, it has been good, 2011 is finished & 2012 is already waiting, brand new with all its' promises & possibilities.

Thank you all for this past year on my blog, you have made it a wonderful year for me! 

Wish you all the very best for this new year,
make it a good one, okay?!


H A P P Y

N E W

Y E A R !


xoxox
Saskia

28.12.11

Collection of collections

After seeing all those amazing collections Lisa Congdon showed us a whole year long, I looked around the house & realised I have collections of my own, not that I collect that much I just have a lot of stuff that belong to the same kind of category.

Next week I will post the last one, # 50!

And so today here are all the collections together:





And no, I will not make a book about them, I promise! :)

xoxox

27.12.11

Blessings # 16


Had a beautiful week leading up to Christmas.

- helped with the christmas dinner at school, loved seeing all those big eyes from the children when they came in the door all dressed up beautifully!

- 'celebrated' solstice with my first yoga-class in years & it was good.

- received lots of surprises
(buttons by Het Paradijs, necklace by Isabel Marant, plastic dogs & christmas card & 'make-your-own-sheep' by Siem, Christmas-tree-wrap by Hiskia and the Amy Winehouse CD.

- had a wonderful christmas-evening, after the pumpkinsoup we visited the next village where they had organised a candle-lit-evening, complete with glühwein, chinese lanterns for the children, chestnuts on an open fire & even a church with a choir! The boys were over the moon with it all!

I am so happy & blessed to have enjoyed a very relaxed & laidback christmas together with my little family,
we had a late brunch, went out for a nice long walk,
watched movies & on the second day visited
the inlaws in the east for dinner & fun.

Wish you all a splendid last week of 2011!
xoxox

More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - EffieMartine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje -

23.12.11

FFF # 51



All is calm, all is bright


Round yon Virgin Mother and Child


Holy Infant so tender and mild


Sleep in heavenly peace


Have a beautiful Christmas weekend!
Keep warm!
xoxox
Saskia

21.12.11

Collection # 49


collection of feves


The shortest day today, the light will slowly return...

I want to wish you all a
 Merry Christmas!

I hope you all can celebrate with your loved ones!

xoxox

18.12.11

Blessings # 15

This week I 'got under the weather' so to speak, so I stayed indoors & have been sleeping most of the time. Sorry for not having visited your blogs, I will make it up to you!

Still there is so much to be thankful for,

- thankful that I am in love with my husband & he is in love with me
- thankful that apart from a silly flu we are all healthy & happy
- thankful that we have a nice, warm & happy home

What made me smile this week:

- this brown paper package tied up with
string from Siepsfabriek 
thanks again for the warm feet!

-finally a snowflake, J. made it for me in schoolcare
spotted the same snowflakes here

- this bracelet that I made myself
& it looks a lot like this one

- finding this Leo di Caprio look-a-like
in the Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam

- where I also found a friendly face!


Have a great new week
&
keep warm!
xoxox

More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - EffieMartine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje - Leontien – EstherAnneArnikaMarielleJudithMaartje- MaureenMarie-Lu - Aukje - Jolanda - Esther - Marlous – Sacha -Carla - Tess - Sjaantje - Isabelle - Marjan - Mickey - Mieke - Margriet - Marieke - BarbaraAnouk -

16.12.11

FFF # 50



Happiness can be found, even in the darkest

of times,

if one only remembers to turn on

the light. 






Have a magical weekend!
xoxox

15.12.11

X-mas mood






careful, he's a bit skittish...
T.'s choice for the tree this year.

and lots of candles ofcourse!

It's nice to get some christmassy-feeling going in the house.
I think we're almost done with decorating, just need make a masking-tape-tree to put the cards on & that will be it for this year!

Happy decorating!
xoxox

14.12.11

Collection # 48

masking tape


It's a sticky addiction might I say! :)
I use it for our art-wall, my diary, on parcels & gifts. And for the deer-decoration below ofcourse!

My masking tape dealers are: Een nieuw avontuur, Ps ik hou van jou & Tas-ka.

xoxox

12.12.11

O deer...

I love antlers & those wonderful deer heads on the wall, but I also think it's a bit sad. So when I spotted a sweet deer over on Planet Fur & this big one over on Langius Design I knew what to do.




No deer got killed in the making of this, just some maskingtape bought at Psikhouvanjou... :)


Have a good monday!
xoxox

11.12.11

Blessings # 14

What made me happy this week:


- macarons for the soul & Tiger Balm for the body
after I had an accident with my bike with T. behind me in his seat, no injuries I was sore for a couple of days, stiff as a board!



- all the little things sended to me by Ingthings & Silly Old Suitcase! You both made me feel like Amélie finding the little tinbox filled with treasures!

- & the beautiful Collégien-slippers I won for T. over on Siepsfabriek!

And a very relaxed sunday, with '3-in-the-pan' cookies/pancakes, knitting, tea & decorating our christmastree!

Still no snow though...

Have a wonderful new week!
Keep warm!
xoxox

More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - Effie - Martine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje - Leontien – EstherAnneArnikaMarielleJudithMaartje- MaureenMarie-Lu - Aukje - Jolanda - Esther - Marlous – Sacha -Carla - Tess - Sjaantje - Isabelle - Marjan - Mickey - Mieke - Margriet - Marieke - BarbaraAnouk -

9.12.11

FFF # 49



"Winter is the time for comfort

-

it is the time for home."

 
~ Edith Sitwell ~



Have a great weekend!
xoxox


8.12.11

Snow white

- cloud-brooche by Artmind

- swallow by Otchipotchi

- cloud by T.

No snow yet but some white came in the house this week.
The brooch I won at a giveaway over on Artmind (thank you Mitsy, it's beautiful!), the swallow I got over on Otchipotchi to put in our christmastree & the wonderful fluffy cloud T. made me in Kindergarten.

xoxox

Imagine all the people living life in peace

John Lennon
09-10-1940 ~ 08-12-1980

7.12.11

Collection # 47

 my camera's


The one on the right doesn't work anymore...

xoxox

4.12.11

Blessings # 13

This past week I felt blessed because of:

- berries

- 100 followers, wow!!! Thank you!


- our 'art-wall'

- more berries

- felt so much better after making
this decision & started
decluttering our home

- finally found this very populair owl

- got a huge discount because the leftshoe
that wasn't in the store,
was lighter in color!

- got this cute x-mas house in the mail
send to me by Roest who found it here:

- celebrating pakjesavond

- T. enjoying as much candy as
possible ♥

- this sunday enjoying the boys,
who in their turn enjoyed their new toys


Have a beautiful new week! I heard a rumour that snow is coming our way!? Yay or yaikes?
Well keep warm!

xoxox


More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - Effie - Martine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje - Leontien – EstherAnneArnikaMarielleJudithMaartje- MaureenMarie-Lu - Aukje - Jolanda - Esther - Marlous – Sacha - Carla - Tess - Sjaantje - Isabelle - Marjan - Mickey - Mieke - Margriet - Marieke - BarbaraAnouk -

1.12.11

Collection # 46

good luck charms
&
pilgrims medaillons

This tiny collection grew over a couple of holidays to France, whenever we visit a centre of pilgrimage (Rocamadour, Lourdes etc.) I buy a tiny medaillon & add it to the one of the clusters.
Other tiny charms also found a place among them.
These clusters of good luck & religious figures normally hang on my 'travelhandbag' a.k.a. the old diaperbag.

xoxox