Friday, December 2, 2016

Decorating for Christmas

I'm a little worried about the hanging acorn ...

... and how the kittens are going to react to
 the Christmas tree.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Keeping it real...

This is what the house looks like when mum is ill.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Wherever they travel together, 

they take a picture like this.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas candles

I have been collecting old jam jars at the 
brocante for ages. 
This year I had the idea of using them to make my
 own soy candles for Christmas.
When the soy wax and candle wicks arrived,
 I started melting the wax right away
 (we had a rough week and it was the perfect
 remedy to cope with all the stress we had).

I was surprised how easy it was. I really love the
 natural wax colour, but the kids would like to make
 some coloured ones as well.
 Next time I just have to use a slightly thicker wick
 for the glasses with the wider mouth.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

One of the boys brought the books I ordered
 from Amazon Marketplace sellers in 
Germany in his suitcase
 (all used but look like new). 

I started with "The Yorkshire Shepherdess"
 (I love books with a strong sense of place).

Now I want to visit Ravenseat and have a cream tea!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Wrapping paper

I love IKEA's Christmas wrapping paper this year!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

My Holiday wish list

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Project garden shed

My husband is working on the door and the windows.

We're getting closer...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

This doesn't happen very often

All four of them at home.at the same time.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Reorganizing the coat rack corner

This little space is immediately on your right side
 when you enter our front door.
The coat rack holds the kids' and my husband's
coats and jackets. 

There is a huge mirror on the left side and the
 downstairs toilet door on the right side.
And there is this little space under the coat rack 
which wasn't used to its full potential.
I already owned these three IKEA trolleys and
 I wondered if they would fit. They did, perfectly!

I use them for the kids' shoes. 
Every tray holds two pairs of shoes.
And cleaning this corner couldn't be easier
 because of the wheels under the trolleys. 
I'm all into reorganizing lately,
 it must be the change of the season ;).