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Your Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

The year is coming to an end, so it’s time to look back to the year that past.
To finish the year, I’ve made a list of your favorite blog posts from last year.
I noticed it’s a mix of recipes, personal posts and DIY’s. That’s exactly what this blog is about and what I will continue doing in 2015.
I’ve listed them all for you: to read for the first time, or to re-read it and be inspired again.

Top 10 favorite blogposts of 2014:
1. Top 11 Blogging Tips from HEMA Blog Academy
2. How About Something Custom Made For You?
3. Recipe: White Chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes
4. In memoriam: 298 people I didn’t know (edit: not available anymore)
5. Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto with Chicken & Mushrooms
6. The Changes of 2013 Will Lead to an Adventurous 2014!
7. Ikea Hack DIY: Hexagon Boxes
8. Inspiration for your Handmade Wedding
9. How to Plan for Success
10 DIY Wedding Gifthttps://www.madetocelebrate.com/diy-wedding-gifts/



I hope you’ll have a lovely & shining finish of 2014 and an amazing start of 2015.
I’ll see you next year!

The 2014 London Journal

I’m back again! I had 9 lovely days in the city I love so dear: London.

A lot of time was spent in parks, strolling around and reading books. You might say that’s not really holiday material. Walking in parks and reading books is also something you could do at home. True.

Last year I visited London for the first time and I had a loooong list of things I wanted to do. I did get to do a lot, but in the mean time I haven’t really taken time to look around and enjoy what I saw. I was just ‘running’ from one event to the other. So this time I’ve set myself a rule: no fast walking, no hurrying, take time to sit down on a bench and look around you. And that’s exactly what I did.

Ofcourse I did visit some museums, tourist spots & all. With a tear in my eyes I left the city, because I think I won’t be visiting London again this year. But there’s always the pictures to remember the good times. I’ll show you the highlights and the stuff I enjoyed this time. Continue reading The 2014 London Journal

London Hotspots

Remember last year, when I visited London? Well, I fell in love. Deeply deeply in love. I’ve missed  the city ever since, so I’m super excited to tell you that within a day I’ll be back to that special place!
Strolling through the streets, shopping here & there, reading fabulous books on a park bench and occasionally feeding the squirrels. Let’s hope the weather won’t be too English, because I don’t want to do the things stated above with an umbrella over my head all the time.

I’ve been looking forward to this trip for almost 3 months, but never took the time to start planning all the things I want to see…
So 2 days ago I started to list the things I still wanted to see & do,

Tower Bridge, I just love to look at it
Yumchaa (a lovely English Tea café, you really should visit it!)
Hyde Park & the Diana Memorial Fountain
The Royal Albert Hall
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Shard
Take some time reading a book at Parliament Hill
Borough Market

And what not, there’s a lot more I’ll do. There’s a good chance I’ll share a bit of my trip next week.
But for now I have one question: What is your favorite hotspot in London? What special place should I definitely visit?
Let me know in the comments below!

How to Plan for Succes

You know the feeling, right? You’ll be moving to another house or you’re about to change direction in your life. You think ‘from now on everything is going to be different, better’. I’ll keep up with my cleaning, yes, I’ll even make a schedule of when to do what! I’ll be able to keep my surfaces clutter-free and I’ll do the dishes every day. I’ll definetly keep up with my to-do-list.

And then, when you get there, you realise everything is still the same… Nothing changed. Stuff is piling up on your table, you make to-do-lists, but they only keep getting longer and longer.

That’s right about the point where you need to change the way you’ve been doing things up untill then. And that also counts for me, I really had to change the way I’m planning. Or better said, I had to start planning. Right at that time I read this blogpost at Last Day of Spring (sorry, only in Dutch) and it inspired me to try it too. Continue reading How to Plan for Succes