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DIY // EASTER EGGS & NESTS NO2

Category: living
Published: 15 April 2017
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well, this week didn't turn out the way i had imagined. sick kids tend to turn plans upside down... never mind, i'm doing this post anyway - even though you probably all have dyed your eggs, made your nests, and decorated your house by now. if so, look at it as inspiration for the next year. we love to dye eggs - anouk always wants to handpaint them, and i love to experiment with different, natural dyeing colors. this year we tried turmeric for yellow, and red cabbage for blue. i really hope to be a bit earlier next year to be able to give you a little tutorial on egg dyeing with spices and plants. another thing i wanted to do this easter and had to cancel are the lovely nests made of branches, moss, flowers, and feathers. isn't it simply amazing what nature provides us with for a lovely, nature inspired feast? no need to go into big stores, just go into the woods, and you have everything you need.

 

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RECIPES // DANDELION HONEY - LÖWENZAHN GELEE

Category: eating
Published: 09 April 2017
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here with us, the dandelions are in full bloom. everything is yellow, and each day there are new blooms popping up. and while sitting on the porch one of these days, and drinking tea, and taking all that yellow in, i had a faint memory of jelly made of dandelions, tasting like honey... and i remembered that my mom used to make löwenzahngelee when i was a kid. so i went in search of a recipe, adapted it a little, and started to make my own jelly. and it really does taste a like honey, sweet with a little bitter note. sooooo good!

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HOME // EASTER WEEKEND DREAMS

Category: living
Published: 08 April 2017
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easter is almost here, can you believe it? we are looking forward to a few days at home, which is just as well. anouk has her spring break from kindergarden, and we are planning to do a few little projects and visits during the next two weeks. but for the easter weekend, we want to go for lazy. and even though our neighbor keeps telling me that we will have snow on easter morning (!), i keep dreaming of a sunny and warm easter sunday in the garden, with spring flowers around us, a picnic brunch, kids searching for eggs and nests, and us drinking champagne and doing just nothing. well, we will see... but a dream is a dream, and dreaming of something always is a good start to make it come true.

 

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HOME // SPRING & EASTER INSPIRATION

Category: living
Published: 04 April 2017
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...for a collection of spring and easter inspired ideas from my blog: see EASTER in the menu above. more will come. happy spring!

 

 

 

GARDENING // IT'S TIME TO GET OUTDOORS

Category: living
Published: 23 March 2017
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it's time to get out! with the temperatures rising, the sun shining, and the birds singing in the morning i want to get out. to get my hands into dirt. to drink coffee on the porch in the morning. to play with the kids in a teepee (one of our next projects!) in the afternoon. we are fortunate to have our own little garden and space right by the house. that's nice, but that's not necessary to plant and be outside. when we lived in the city, we had a little space in a community garden to cultivate. that was so much fun! anouk and i would go there in the morning, she playing and running and getting wet and dirty, me planting, weeding, and getting wet and dirty as well. it was such good times. planting salad, raspberries, and gourgette in the middle of the city. and we had the loveliest encounters over the garden fence, with people just speaking to us because we were there, gardening. so peaceful!

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I LOVE AUTUMN MORNINGS, A FIRE IN THE STOVE, DRINKING A NICE GLASS OF WINE WITH MY MAN, COMFORT FOOD, BAKING WITH MY DAUGHTER, MY SON'S SMILE, READING A GOOD BOOK, A CUP OF TEA, SNOW WHITE MOUNTAINS, FAIRY LIGHTS, FLOWERS, BEING OUTSIDE, MAKING OUR OWN CHEESE, BOOKSTORES, A CAT SLEEPING ON THE SOFA.

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the album EVERYTHING THIS WAY from the band WALKING ON CARS - truly a find! but then, what else do you expect from a band coming from dingle, ireland?

 

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