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The Struggles and Doubts of being a Blogger

You may have noticed that I haven’t published a new post for the past two weeks.

If you were eagerly waiting for it, I’m sorry.

In this blog post I want to let you know what’s going on and why.

I’ve been blogging for almost 6 years now and for about 3 of those years I’ve been blogging once a week, with here and there a short break.

All this time I was envisioning a growing and successful¬†lifestyle blog that was focussed on DIY and living a creative life. (more…)


April Diary

I had hoped that April would be the month that I found out if studying abroad would still be possible. There’s no hope lost yet, Stockholm is still on. But as long as I don’t have confirmation about the courses I’ll be allowed to follow, you won’t see me doing a happy dance… Still waiting patiently.

Besides that April was a pretty slow month. After taking and passing my mid-term exams I had a week off, which was a much needed rest. Now school is back on, it means busier days and a big demand for my discipline.

Luckily there were a few days off in there: Easter and Kingsday. I spent easter at my sister and her hubby, helping them break down their old bathroom which is hard work. But we also had a lot of fun.

On Kingsday we celebrate the birthday of our Dutch King, which means almost everyone has a day off. There’s a market in the city where you can sell your old stuff and buy stuff from others and there’s artists performing in many locations. A great atmosphere in the city. Unfortunately I worked hard for school that day, but I did attend the market for an hour or so. But no pictures from that… (more…)

blog augustus 2013

A look in the JCLN photo album

So, how are you enjoying the new website?

Do you love it as much as I do?

Oh, and can you find your way around easily? If not, don’t hesitate point me in the direction of any gremlins still present.


Having this new website, made me think about all the different layouts I’ve had over the past (almost) 5 years.

I didn’t take a screenshot from every single on of them, but the last two years I did whenever I updated the looks of it.

Let’s open the photoalbum of this blog. Here’s to memories!


Welcome to JCLN.nl!



I’ve been dreaming about this moment for a long time.

And I’ve been preparing it over the last few months.

But today is the day: Welcome to my very own place on the internet.

Welcome to the new and improved version of JCLN! From now on you’ll find all the new blogposts right here.

And one of the best things: there’s now a separate English and Dutch blog. So if you’re Dutch, click on the Dutch flag on top of the sidebar.

Grab a cupcake, look around and feel free to check out everything there is.

And join the housewarming party: I’m giving 10% discount on your purchase in the Etsy shop (not valid anymore). Use the couponcode HOUSEWARMING at checkout. The discount is available until April 20th 2015.

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