Sunday, May 22, 2016


I hope you don't mind a couple of cat
 pictures now and then ;).

They are so sweet and so tiny and so very funny...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Yarn Along

Linking up with Yarn Along!

Like I told you last week, I started crocheting 
a second throw (for my son's bed). 
I have +/- 30 squares done.

Five different colors. Six rounds, every first and
 last round in gray, the other colors randomly picked.
I am enjoying the process (and the progress!)

Last weekend we went to the Netherlands 
and I always take the opportunity to
 stock up on Dutch magazines.
 I read about this new "brocante" magazine
 and I ordered the first four issues and had
 them sent to my sister. 
I am totally excited, they are amazing! 
So full of beautiful pictures and home tours.
Love, love them.
So that's what I have been reading this week.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Balou and Bijou

We just brought these two home.

It feels like having a baby (or two) in the house again.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Yarn Along

As you can see, I'm still joining the squares...

But on Monday I received the new yarn I ordered.
It was so much fun to pick the colors.

I started crocheting right away 
(in the car, in the garden, in the evening in front 
of my computer screen watching a movie...).

I'm making a throw for my youngest son's bed,
 inspired by the colors of the South African poster
and the light gray color on the walls in his room.
I'll show you next week.

Not much reading this week, unfortunately.

Linking up with Yarn Along!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Lawn mowing season is here!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Yarn Along

The squares are done and I started joining them, 
but then ran out of white yarn :(.

I already ordered some new colors for a second throw too. 

Yesterday, it was my youngest son's 11th birthday
and this book was one of his presents. 
We'll start reading it together soon.

I love this edition, so many beautiful pictures.

Linking up with Yarn Along (one day late).

Monday, May 2, 2016

At the brocante

Yesterday we found this beautiful old lidded
 pot at the brocante in Belgium.

And do you remember the cook pot we found last month?
I saw it in a Dutch online shop for 129€
 The exact same pot. 
We paid 20€!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yarn Along

59 squares! 
I still very much enjoy making them.

And my new favorite book is this gem
(Jeanne d'Arc Living).

Such beautiful pictures.


Linking up with Yarn Along today.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yarn Along

No knitting this week. 
I started crocheting granny squares.
Seven rounds, eight different colors.

Would you believe me when I said I crocheted 
all these squares in a little over a week?

Because, well I actually did! 
35 squares in 9 days.
My left hand is aching, but I cannot stop.
I think I'm addicted.

And I'm not done yet, I want to crochet at least another 35.

There is not much time left for reading, but at night,
 before going to sleep, I like to flip through the beautiful books by Arne and Carlos. 

They are so inspiring.

Linking up with Yarn Along today.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Please meet Balou and Bijou

When we had to say goodbye to our 16-year-old cat,
I realized how much I missed having someone
to talk to during the day. 
As a sahm I spend a lot of time at home and
 I felt a little lonely when the kids were in school.

To make a long story short, we found two
 British shorthair kittens, born beginning of March,
 in Germany (a 1.5 hour drive from where we live).
We went to visit them today for the first time and
 we are in love. Aren't they cute?!
The kids both picked one.

And here they are: 
Balou (m) on the left and Bijou (f) on the right.
 We will bring them home next month (we can't wait).