30.12.11

FFF # 52



Extract from my diary:
30 december 2011
The new year is closing in on us rapidly now, just 32 hours left of 2011.
Shall I make a list of all the highlights of the past year? Shall I rush out & make another big statement? Something extra to remember the year 2011?
No, just a glance over my shoulder, a quick look, it has been good, 2011 is finished & 2012 is already waiting, brand new with all its' promises & possibilities.

Thank you all for this past year on my blog, you have made it a wonderful year for me! 

Wish you all the very best for this new year,
make it a good one, okay?!


H A P P Y

N E W

Y E A R !


xoxox
Saskia

28.12.11

Collection of collections

After seeing all those amazing collections Lisa Congdon showed us a whole year long, I looked around the house & realised I have collections of my own, not that I collect that much I just have a lot of stuff that belong to the same kind of category.

Next week I will post the last one, # 50!

And so today here are all the collections together:





And no, I will not make a book about them, I promise! :)

xoxox

27.12.11

Blessings # 16


Had a beautiful week leading up to Christmas.

- helped with the christmas dinner at school, loved seeing all those big eyes from the children when they came in the door all dressed up beautifully!

- 'celebrated' solstice with my first yoga-class in years & it was good.

- received lots of surprises
(buttons by Het Paradijs, necklace by Isabel Marant, plastic dogs & christmas card & 'make-your-own-sheep' by Siem, Christmas-tree-wrap by Hiskia and the Amy Winehouse CD.

- had a wonderful christmas-evening, after the pumpkinsoup we visited the next village where they had organised a candle-lit-evening, complete with glühwein, chinese lanterns for the children, chestnuts on an open fire & even a church with a choir! The boys were over the moon with it all!

I am so happy & blessed to have enjoyed a very relaxed & laidback christmas together with my little family,
we had a late brunch, went out for a nice long walk,
watched movies & on the second day visited
the inlaws in the east for dinner & fun.

Wish you all a splendid last week of 2011!
xoxox

More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - EffieMartine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje -

23.12.11

FFF # 51



All is calm, all is bright


Round yon Virgin Mother and Child


Holy Infant so tender and mild


Sleep in heavenly peace


Have a beautiful Christmas weekend!
Keep warm!
xoxox
Saskia

21.12.11

Collection # 49


collection of feves


The shortest day today, the light will slowly return...

I want to wish you all a
 Merry Christmas!

I hope you all can celebrate with your loved ones!

xoxox

18.12.11

Blessings # 15

This week I 'got under the weather' so to speak, so I stayed indoors & have been sleeping most of the time. Sorry for not having visited your blogs, I will make it up to you!

Still there is so much to be thankful for,

- thankful that I am in love with my husband & he is in love with me
- thankful that apart from a silly flu we are all healthy & happy
- thankful that we have a nice, warm & happy home

What made me smile this week:

- this brown paper package tied up with
string from Siepsfabriek 
thanks again for the warm feet!

-finally a snowflake, J. made it for me in schoolcare
spotted the same snowflakes here

- this bracelet that I made myself
& it looks a lot like this one

- finding this Leo di Caprio look-a-like
in the Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam

- where I also found a friendly face!


Have a great new week
&
keep warm!
xoxox

More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - EffieMartine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje - Leontien – EstherAnneArnikaMarielleJudithMaartje- MaureenMarie-Lu - Aukje - Jolanda - Esther - Marlous – Sacha -Carla - Tess - Sjaantje - Isabelle - Marjan - Mickey - Mieke - Margriet - Marieke - BarbaraAnouk -

16.12.11

FFF # 50



Happiness can be found, even in the darkest

of times,

if one only remembers to turn on

the light. 






Have a magical weekend!
xoxox

15.12.11

X-mas mood






careful, he's a bit skittish...
T.'s choice for the tree this year.

and lots of candles ofcourse!

It's nice to get some christmassy-feeling going in the house.
I think we're almost done with decorating, just need make a masking-tape-tree to put the cards on & that will be it for this year!

Happy decorating!
xoxox

14.12.11

Collection # 48

masking tape


It's a sticky addiction might I say! :)
I use it for our art-wall, my diary, on parcels & gifts. And for the deer-decoration below ofcourse!

My masking tape dealers are: Een nieuw avontuur, Ps ik hou van jou & Tas-ka.

xoxox

12.12.11

O deer...

I love antlers & those wonderful deer heads on the wall, but I also think it's a bit sad. So when I spotted a sweet deer over on Planet Fur & this big one over on Langius Design I knew what to do.




No deer got killed in the making of this, just some maskingtape bought at Psikhouvanjou... :)


Have a good monday!
xoxox

11.12.11

Blessings # 14

What made me happy this week:


- macarons for the soul & Tiger Balm for the body
after I had an accident with my bike with T. behind me in his seat, no injuries I was sore for a couple of days, stiff as a board!



- all the little things sended to me by Ingthings & Silly Old Suitcase! You both made me feel like Amélie finding the little tinbox filled with treasures!

- & the beautiful Collégien-slippers I won for T. over on Siepsfabriek!

And a very relaxed sunday, with '3-in-the-pan' cookies/pancakes, knitting, tea & decorating our christmastree!

Still no snow though...

Have a wonderful new week!
Keep warm!
xoxox

More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - Effie - Martine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje - Leontien – EstherAnneArnikaMarielleJudithMaartje- MaureenMarie-Lu - Aukje - Jolanda - Esther - Marlous – Sacha -Carla - Tess - Sjaantje - Isabelle - Marjan - Mickey - Mieke - Margriet - Marieke - BarbaraAnouk -

9.12.11

FFF # 49



"Winter is the time for comfort

-

it is the time for home."

 
~ Edith Sitwell ~



Have a great weekend!
xoxox


8.12.11

Snow white

- cloud-brooche by Artmind

- swallow by Otchipotchi

- cloud by T.

No snow yet but some white came in the house this week.
The brooch I won at a giveaway over on Artmind (thank you Mitsy, it's beautiful!), the swallow I got over on Otchipotchi to put in our christmastree & the wonderful fluffy cloud T. made me in Kindergarten.

xoxox

Imagine all the people living life in peace

John Lennon
09-10-1940 ~ 08-12-1980

7.12.11

Collection # 47

 my camera's


The one on the right doesn't work anymore...

xoxox

4.12.11

Blessings # 13

This past week I felt blessed because of:

- berries

- 100 followers, wow!!! Thank you!


- our 'art-wall'

- more berries

- felt so much better after making
this decision & started
decluttering our home

- finally found this very populair owl

- got a huge discount because the leftshoe
that wasn't in the store,
was lighter in color!

- got this cute x-mas house in the mail
send to me by Roest who found it here:

- celebrating pakjesavond

- T. enjoying as much candy as
possible ♥

- this sunday enjoying the boys,
who in their turn enjoyed their new toys


Have a beautiful new week! I heard a rumour that snow is coming our way!? Yay or yaikes?
Well keep warm!

xoxox


More ‘Count your blessings’: Anki - Effie - Martine - Maartje - Iris - Debora - Mireille - BelindaTabitha - Marit - Froukje - Leontien – EstherAnneArnikaMarielleJudithMaartje- MaureenMarie-Lu - Aukje - Jolanda - Esther - Marlous – Sacha - Carla - Tess - Sjaantje - Isabelle - Marjan - Mickey - Mieke - Margriet - Marieke - BarbaraAnouk -

1.12.11

Collection # 46

good luck charms
&
pilgrims medaillons

This tiny collection grew over a couple of holidays to France, whenever we visit a centre of pilgrimage (Rocamadour, Lourdes etc.) I buy a tiny medaillon & add it to the one of the clusters.
Other tiny charms also found a place among them.
These clusters of good luck & religious figures normally hang on my 'travelhandbag' a.k.a. the old diaperbag.

xoxox


30.11.11

And the winner

of my birthday-giveaway is...



Congratulations Miek! Send me your address at saskia.vanderzee at yahoo.com & I will send you the HEMA hooking packages!

Thank you all for playing! Sorry you didn't win, but check out this giveaway over on Turning Pages!

And again thank you True Random Number Generator for helping me!



Will post my collection tomorrow.

Keep warm!
xoxox

29.11.11

Empty spaces

Still couldn't shake the feeling I wrote about in this post. Feeling locked up & feeling the need to fly.

card by Sanne van de Goor via Nina in vorm

Today it hit me, you can't fly with all that stuff weighing you down. I simply have too much stuff & toys around our house.
It's not just my collections, it's my 'need of more' that has to stop now. I can't simply look at a blog or a magzine with the urge of 'having', enough is enough!

So it needs to stop now: Hello, my name is Saskia & I am a hoarder... :)

I made a decision I need to stop getting more & I need to get rid of things as well. So I get 2 boxes in, one labelled thriftstore, the other marked MP. And of course a big garbagebag will come in handy as well!
My goal: go through the house for a month & weekly drop stuff of at the thriftstore and in january I will start & sell stuff on MP.


If you have tips & tricks on cleaning out & selling stuff please leave comment! I can use some support on this one! :) 

xoxox

Ps: you can take something from my hands! You can still enter my giveaway!!!