31 december 2010

h a p p y New Year !


A happy h a p p y New Year !
To my sweet friends Down Under, who are in 2011 right now
and off course to everyone, in every little corner of the world

New Years day = a Brand New Day

a Brand New Day ~ the WIZ
playing over and over and over again today

a JOYful New Year, lovely ladies !!

xx

29 december 2010

You're a dear !


Thank YOU
for visiting
for following
for leaving a comment

Thank you for uplifting my days, every day
It means a lot to me

You're a dear !

xx

27 december 2010

24 december 2010

Seasonal Snapshots


Christmas Season snapshots from around the house

Wishing you all
the merriest of Christmases
filled with
Magic
inside
outside
inside out
Everywhere !

xx

22 december 2010

Season Sprinkles


Sprinkles sparkle in my vases and are
swirling around my floating candles !

'May you be truly blessed to always glitter with a radiance
that shines from deep within you'
Barbara Becker Holstein

xx

20 december 2010

Walnut ornaments

Jacqueline, go here, came up with this amazing idea
transforming walnuts into the cutest ornaments
I ordered 7, our 6 initials and one with a heart
they will stay out year round
Thanks so much, sweet Jacqueline, for these lovelies wrapped up oh so pretty

Have a happy last-week-before-Christmas !
What are you up to this week?

xx

17 december 2010

Cinnamon pouches


I made these pouches filled with
the flavor of the season

Cinnamon

using
cinnamon
fun fabrics
pinking shears
ribbon
beautiful beads

*easy peasy*

Have a Joyful weekend, lovely ladies !


15 december 2010

Ice Cream of the Season


....
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself an Ice Cream of the Season now

xx

13 december 2010

Christmas Craziness


Don't let lady Christmas Craziness hit you !

*Picked up lots of lovely wrapping paper
*Checked my table service
*Completed my matches
*Bought my favorite Christmas chocolates
*and a white cotton tablecloth + pretty colored textile markers
to write down a realistic wish for 2011, next year we will add a wish for 2012
and we will talk about past year's wish
It's going to be my newest tradition

I would love to get to know some of your Christmas traditions

xx


10 december 2010

Warm-hearted



If you want someone to feel warm,
you dress them in a warm color
and put a warm light on them
and you get the picture
Sometimes,
all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story
* Colleen Atwood *

May we all have a warm-hearted holiday season !


8 december 2010

Christmassy M&M's


a Warm welcome to
the first pack of M&M's limited edition in our home

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design,
it reinforces it
Pierre Bonnard

xx

* Monique + G *
* Elyse *
please send me an email so I can get the chocolate letters up and in the air !

xx

6 december 2010

Project cake




Another cake
The recipe is easy peasy

a cake pan full of water
a sprinkle of cranberries
two nights in the freeze cold
the freezer will do too !

I used some boiled water to get it out
Just have to find a way to keep the candle burning a little longer

Have a great great weekend !!
we will be celebrating Sinterklaas

xx


4 december 2010

Sinterklaas vs Santa


Sinterklaas has left our country
he delivered some extra chocolate letters
I will pass these on to some of you
just leave me a comment on this post

I believe Sinterklaas is only celebrated in Belgium
and the Netherlands
It's a celebration for the little ones among us
Every year on December 5th
we celebrate his birthday with lots of little presents
which he brought all the way from Spain in his steamship
{actually these are bought by all the moms and dads}

A chocolate letter, the first letter of everyones first name
is a tradition at Sinterklaas

xx

Now we are awaiting Santa to arrive ....

Wishing you all a Jolly new week !

xx

1 december 2010

S N O W



Snow outside
Snow inside
Brought the inside snow outside for this shot
Sssh, don't tell Mark
I baked this cake for everyone in the office
had to put it in the snow for a sec
Haven't heard anything yet though

I cannot without my Nordic Ware
the platinum collection cast aluminum Bundt bakeware
Anyone can bake a perfectly pretty cake using this amazing tool

Off now for another snowy coffee
Keep warm my friends !
xx


29 november 2010

Warm Week Wishes


Do all things lovingly
That is the secret to quality and excellence
Gary Ryan Blair

Have a wonderful warm week !

My coin purse is made by Else, here

xx

24 november 2010

a net of j o y


Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls
Mother Teresa

I should label this great quote to my blog !

I am grateful for having met all you sweet souls
in my net of j o y

Lori and Danielle, please send me an email so I can get
the little Christmassy gift off and up in the air

xx

23 november 2010

a Christmassy gift


Gifts of time and love
are surely the basic ingredients of
a truly merry Christmas
Peg Bracken

xx

I picked up two extra packages
of these lovely mini liners
+
Some chocolate sticks in the Christmas colors

Just leave me a comment on this post
and perhaps one of the two
little Christmassy pre-Joy packages
will arrive at your doorstep next week !

xx

22 november 2010

What am I looking at?

Needed some sunshine today
so I leafed through my photo album

What am I looking at?
What do you think?
^_~

Hope your week is off to a great start !

xx

18 november 2010

ThursCoodaykie~day


The best way to make children good
is to make them happy
Oscar Wilde


Baking cookies
+
Eating cookies !

xx

16 november 2010

the Sweetness of Friendship


In the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures
For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed
Kahlil Gibran

xx

Let me share some pleasures ..

Meet my cozy slippers
my last Parisian macaroons
the last wildflowers of 2010

xx

I am more than happy to have met you, my sweet friends
happy to share in the little things in our daily lives
that make our lives great !

14 november 2010

And up we go ..

Make yourself indispensable,
and you will move up
Act as though you are indispensable,
and you will move out
Jules Ormont

xx

I am looking forward to another day
filled with toast, tea and shuffle board !
due to horrible weather

xx

13 november 2010

Over the moon

Wonderful Air!
Beautiful Moon!
Shining Stars!
Excellent Dream!

They all are waiting in your door with me
to say Good Night ....
sweet dreams

xx

12 november 2010

Off we go ..


.. into the weekend !

Think of HapPy thoughts
Dream of HaPpy dreams

Bunches of love
+ a bucket full of rain
to all of you

xx

10 november 2010

Action .. and .. c u t


Action .... aaaaand .... c u t
It's time for a Donut

I'll grab a decodonut, no jelly
What's your pick?

My 6 year old discovered the donuts in France last month
And so they jump into my Dutch grocery cart once a week

The pictures in my last two posts were taken
in the French castle hotel
I wouldn't mind though entering through that door
and sipping my teas at that table each day

xx