Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A day in Delft: canals and Vermeer

Just a few days ago me and a dear friend went to one of my favourite cities in Holland; Delft. I love going there, with it's small streets and canals. The old and impressive buildings just make the history of the city tangible. One of my favourite painters Johannes Vermeer was born in Delft. He painted the famous Girl with the pearl earring. And Willem of Orange lived there and was killed in Delft, the hall where he was killed is now a small museum. Want to know more about Delft? Just read this interesting wiki-page. And as promised, some pretty pics!
A nice view on a canal and one of the two famous churches

Say cheese!

The Delft townhall

And the other church :)

The Delft Oostpoort

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

{LIFE} Snapshots of life

Ok, let's pretend today is monday and this post is on time :) I have a few of my snapshots for you! It has been another hot week, with high temperatures and being lazy in the garden. I took a trip to one of my favourite cities: Delft, and did some more baking for Sweetie Pies. In an upcoming post I will share some pictures of Delft! It has wonderful canals and a beautiful cityhall. So keep checking back :D Have a great day everyone!
Blowing bubbles!

Baked a lemon-cream pie for Sweetie Pies

At Delft, having a drink with a dear friend

Received some pretty flowers from a neighbour after looking after her cat

Some letters from my new penpals, love it!

My raspberryplant in the backyard is delevering, yummmm

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Throwback thursday: Madrid

Hi friends! Recently I have been spotting all these awesome Throwback thursday posts, with pics from the past. I thought this was such a fun and cool idea, that I just had to steal this for my own blog! Today I will post some pictures from my trip to Madrid in the summer of 2010. I met my amazing friend Zhenya there, who I wrote letters with. I finally got to meet her there, and we had a great time!
Me and Zhenya at El Escorial

At the zero km line at the heart of the city

Botanical gardens

Me and Zhenya again, late at night..when it is finally cool (less then 35 C)

The beautiful El Escorial

At a trainstation, no joke! They had turtles there and a mini jungle

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

{Crafting/DIY} Make your own bookstands

Hi everyone! I just saw these supercool bookstands on Pinterest, and they are sooo easy to make yourself. Just glue a toy to a wooden block, spray paint them and that's it. You have your own unique bookstands!
Aren't they pretty darn fab?! Let me know if you have a cool DIY project. I would love to read/see it!

Monday, 22 July 2013

{LIFE} Snapshots of life

Hi all!! Did you enjoy your weekend? There is a heatwave here in Holland. We are not that used to heat, so it's kinda crazy right now. I am sitting outside and sweating while typing this. But hey, I shouldn't complain...I wanted summer so now I have it! With the start of this new week I am introducing a new series of posts. On monday I will post my Snapshots of life. The name says it all, so here is my first batch. I hope you like it!

Lots of cupcakes, baked them for the Sweetie Pies fotoshoot!

It's icecream time!

Yes, it is that hot. Sitting in the shade is all that's possible.

A jummy sandwhich with salami, cheese and pesto!

The Sweetie Pies photoshoot! Such fun I had!

A super sweet gift from a dear friend, Sweetie Pies plates!

Friday, 19 July 2013

What I have pinned

Hi friends! I thought it was time for another 'What I have pinned'. My amount of followers on Pinterest has been growing like crazy! Lovely!! I have been pinning alot of baking recipes and some Home and Garden. 
I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and are doing lots of outdoor activities. This weather (here in Holland at least) is still amazing. Have a great weekend everyone! Monday I will be back with a new series of posts that will give a new sneak peek into my life (in pictures).

Amazing! I could totally see myself sitting or lying here with tea and a book. That would be one happy Susie!

This desk is too cute, love everything about it .Even the colour on the walls is cute

This amazingly fun and colourful bathroom belongs to Jenny and Aaron Holiday from the blog Everyday is a Holiday. I love the stripey wall and the colours they used.

Baking it
A lovely tutorial on how to make these fun striped cookies
This beauty was made by  It's amazingness in a cake!
Uhmmm, yes please!! How amazing is this? Perfect for reading, relaxing, being at peace...
I am in love with these chairs! The shape and the colours are perfect to me!
This is such a fun way to liven up your backgarden.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Finally in bloom!

Hi friends! Today was a lovely day here in Holland. Sunshine and high temperatures. A perfect day to take some pictures in my backgarden. All the flowers in my garden are finally starting to bloom, whcih is quite late in the year. But I always enjoy these times, when everything is blooming. All those amazing colours!

My raspberries are looking yummie! And there are aloooot of them this year! Great to use in my baking!
I also had a visitor in the garden, while I was taking my pictures.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Sweetie Pies logo is done!

Hi all! I am super proud and excited to show you the Sweetie Pies logo and header for my website. My mum made this amazing drawing for me and I love it! It's perfect for my cateringcompany.

Isn't it the cutest?! My mum also made a drawing that will appear on the website, on the orderform.

So now the website is getting nearer to being done and done! And my bussiness is almost ready to start rocking and rolling hahaha. I will keep you all updated on this ofcourse! On another note, I will post some pictures of my garden very soon. All is now in bloom and looking lovely. Have a great day!