Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Is it Easter yet??!?!

Slowly the temperatures are rising here in Holland. Next week it will be 10 degrees Celcius, wow! Hot almost hahaha. The sun is coming out more too, which means I have Easter on my mind. I think it is time for my home to be an Easter palace. Yep, I feel like decorating Easter style already. Anyone else decorating for Easter? Or am I alone in this for now?! Easter is by far my favourite holilday. To me it spells SPRING! Flowers blooming, birds nesting, sunshine and lovely weather overall. A new start and time to start fresh, clean the home and clean the mind. What do you all think of Easter? I can't wait. To get you in the mood for Easter I have some lovely pictures for you. 

Make the perfect bunny tails
Bunny cookie pops, too cute!
Easteregg cupcakes

Sunday, 24 February 2013

What I have pinned this week

Hello my friends! Happy sunday to you all. Hope it is a lovely one. Here it has started snowing again. Just when I thought we were done with the snow it has come back to us, nooooo! I want spring already. This week I also pinned some spring inspired bakings, like cupcakes and macarons. Hope you enjoy these!

I also added a new board to my Pinterest page, called Travel. It's with pictures of places I have been or want go visit. Here are some of my first pins.
Brienz, Switzerland

Venice, Italy. Where I will be in 3 weeks!!

New Zealand, place where I want to be!
And ofcourse some home interior pins! Can't help it haha.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

First day at the bakery

Hi everyone! It's weekend, happy it's here! Yesterday was my first taste of the work at the bakery. It was an intense day, I still smell like a cupcake! I already learned some handy tips and tricks to get the perfect batter and such. Always great to learn new things. I made a whole load of vanilla cupcakes. I tried one, and boy they were nice. Tomorrow the cupcakes I made will be handed out at a local lunchroom, which is celebratings it's 5 year anniversary. How cool is that!? I will keep you all updated on how I progress with baking and my work at the bakery. Have a good saturday everyone!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Shop update!

Hi everyone. I just added two supercute necklaces to my Even Sweeter Dreams webshop. These are some of my own favourites in the shop, I hope you like them too! 

Tinkerbel necklace

Beads and bow necklace
To all of you out there that have a webshop, do you have any good tips to get noticed? I have read about shop hops, kind of like a blop hop, have any of you ever joined these? Any tips are welcome! And if you want to take a look at my shop, please visit here. I sell to US residents too, even though the prices are in Euro!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Looking back #3

Hi everyone! Time for another Looking back post where I share some of the highlights of 2012 in pictures. Last time I showed you my best friends' wedding day and the best concerts I have visited in 2012. Now I will share some pictures of the holidays I went on last year. I got to visit two beautiful countries. Belgium and Switzerland. I hope you like the pictures that I took while I was there! In Belgium I visited the historic town of Brugge for a few days. It rained aloooot, but it was still a lovely place to see. In the summer I went to Switzerland, which was amazing. So beautiful with blue/green lakes and mountains. I hope to go back someday!



Sunday, 17 February 2013

What I have pinned this week

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was filled with gardening, while there was some sunshine, lovely! Today I share some more of my favourite pins on my Pinterest. Hope you enjoy these!

Lovely wrapping, with doilies.

Hearts! A great diy project.

Scalloped edges, another fun diy!

Food drawing, so cute.

I want! A heart sink.

Pastel cuteness in the kitchen.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Liebster award times two!

Hi my friends! I have been nominated for two Liebster awards by the lovely Aubree from Macarons and Stilettos and by Robin from Fluster Buster! How amazing is that?! So that means alot of random facts about me and alot of answered questions! My nominees are in the list below, along with my questions for my nominees! Thanks for the nomination lovely friends!!

edit: I don't know why the lay out of this post is so weird,some of the lettering is a bit off, sorry for this!

The rules for accepting the award are

Post 11 random facts about yourself 

Answer the 11 questions that the nominating blogger asked you

Ask 11 questions to the bloggers that you nominate

Nominate new bloggers and link their blogs in your post

Why did you start blogging in the first place? What inspired you to write?
I thought it would be fun to have an outlet and to share my world with others. I first found Kate Gabriel’s blog Scatchingly Brilliant and was really inspired by that. That made me decide to go for it.
What's your "day job". And, more importantly, is it the job you wanted?
Starting next week I will be an assistant baker at a local bakery!

What's your favorite weekend activity?
Go shopping with my mum, go biking with my dad and then a lunch with friends, all with sunshine.

Do you like to craft or diy? If so, what do you like making the most?
I love crafting. I like making jewelry and cards the most.
When you are stressed, what makes you feel better?
Good music helps out alot, and just put on my ipod and dance around my house!
Do you remember one of your favorite moments in blogging? What was it?
When I first blogged about my dream of opening my own sweets shops (ice cream dream). The response was amazing!
If you had to choose, what would be the one clothing item that you could never live without?
My slippers, I have warm slippers in the shape of sheep and I can’t do without them!
What makes your favorite blogs so addictive?
That the blogger is a lovely person and that they have a unique way of looking at the world

Who do you admire most and why?
I admire my parents, they are always there for me and support me in whatever I do. They are the best J
Favorite music genre, artist or song?
Oh wow, I could go on about this one forever! I love rock music. Bands like My Chemical Romance, LostAlone, The Killers, Kings of Leon,30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, Oasis, Triggerfinger, Blood Red Shoes My favourite bands are of a quite different sort though I love Hanson and Take That. But also folk like Bon Iver, Mumford and Sons. And of course Coldplay! I told you it would be a long list!
What are you looking forward to this spring or summer?
Going to Venice! And just enjoying the sun, with lots of great festivals!

Why did you start blogging?
It seemed like a fun outlet of my creativity and the share my thoughts and my world!
Right or left handed?
Right handed, though for fun I sometimes try to write with my left hand
Sweet or salty snacks?
Uhhh, both?!
Favorite color?
Mint green
Dream Vacation?
Going to a country or city I have never been before, discover new things and cultures. With either a friend or my parents and with sunshine!
Single or Married?
Happy single
How many states have you visited?
I am not from USA, so I will name the countries I have visited: Belgium, France, England, Spain, Austria, Swziterland, Germany and Liechtenstein. Soon Italy will be added too!
Favorite Movie?
By far the Lord of the Rings trilogy and now The Hobbit. By I am a Potter fan too!
Favorite vegetable?
I like cauliflower and broccoli.
Favorite Holiday?
Easter! That means spring is in the air!!
Do you like cooking on Gas or Electric?
Gas, it’s slower but I don’t mind!
 Random facts about me
1 As a kid I wanted to be a ballerina. I have had ballet lessons for 13 years.
2 I have a pet bird names Joshua, he has white feathers and is super cute!
3 I have worked as a popjournalist for five years and interviewed many artists
4 In 2011 I travelled to London to see 4 Hanson shows in a row.
5 During that week in London I also walked barefoot through the city with both Hanson and lots of fans to raise money for kids in Africa.
6 I collect teapots
7 I have had brons hair, black hair, blondish hair and red hair
8 I have one sibling, an older sister called Leonie
9 I am the proud auntie of my 7 year old nephew Owen
10 My mum and I constantly say the same things at the same time
11 I live in The Hague, where our queen resides and I have never seen the queen
12 As a kid I had an awesome memory. I could name a lot of facts about world war 2.
13 I can’t swim very well
14 I want a pet owl and name her Hedwig
15 I am a jewelry junkie, can’t have enough rings or earrings
16 The same goes for bags, can’t have enough
17 When my fave band came back together after a split of 10 years, they came to Holland and I waited for them at the airport. Me and some other fans made it to the front page of a Dutch newspaper.
18 I hate spiders
19 My dream destination is New Zealand
20 I have never seen an entire episode of Friends
21 I love watching the Graham Norton show
22 I love going to fantasy festivals and dress up

Britney from Scout
Aubree from Macarons and Stilettos
Kelsea from Pink Wonderland
Angie from Sunday Belle
Jess from Vintage Pie
Amanda from Little Lady Living
Amy from Dreaming Wishing Doing

Questions for my nominees
1 What are your hobbies?
2 What is your favourite music genre?
3 What is your favourite season?
4 Do you have any pet peeves?
5 What is your dream destination?
6 What is your favourite moment of the day?
7 Do you collect anything?
8 What is your favourite quote?
9 Do you have any pets?
10 In what kind of street do you live? Describe what you see.
11 What is, if any, your favourite way of crafting?

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

A groovy kind of love

Hi everyone! Great to see all the new followers from the blog hop. Will visit all your lovely blogs, but as there are many of you this may take some time! Tomorrow is, as you all know, Valentine's day. So I thought I would post some pretty heart themed pictures to get you all in the lovey dovey mood! Enjoy.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Co-hosting the GFC Blog Hop!

Hi everyone, I am excited to say that for the first time ever I will be a co-host of the GFC Blog Hop. It's one of the biggest hops out there! I hope you all join me and make some new bloggy friends. Please read the rules below and hop on!

It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the GFC Blog Hop!

When I want to follow a blog the first thing I look for is GFC (Google Friend Connect), it's so easy and  nice to be able to go and see all of the blogs you follow in one spot. It's really a great tool to have. 

One side note- Did you know you can follow through GFC using your Twitter Account? TRUE, it's definitely an option!

Ok, so let's get to the party, shall we?

RULES are simple:

1. Follow your host via GFC
The First link below

2. Follow your co-hosts via GFC
The Next 9 links below

3. Link up below using your main blog url not a specific post.

4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link up and follow them via GFC 
and if you want to leave them a comment, I'm sure they'd appreciate that as well.

5. Tweet about this blog hop

6. Share about this blog hop by grabbing a button and putting it on your sidebar!

*After 6 months of the waiting list to cohost being extra long, I finally have paid cohost spots available! Email me if you're interested at

Monday, 11 February 2013

Cat earrings and bow ring

Hi my friends! At the start of this month I launched my Even Sweeter Dreams webshop. I have just added some new items, which I really love! I will post updates every now and then, to keep you on track with all the new items. I added some earrings, a bow ring and cute,vintage teabag holders with sweet teabags.

Link to my shop!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

What I have pinned this week

Hi my friends! Did you all have a nice weekend? It's sunday, so that means it is time for another post with my favourite pins of the week. Lots of random pins I must say, and some fashion pins. I hope you enjoy these!

Bow dress, so cute!

Fox boots, perfect for the rainy days

Cupcakebox in the shape of an icecream truck!

Love that dresser with the mirror


Great idea for your tray

The best to-do list

How cool is that wall of cat portraits!?