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Little baby bump

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This photo was taken yesterday on a lazy sunday morning. There is a little girl on her way and we can’t wait to meet her. Already almost 7 months pregnant. We are preparing our new home for the little one. I feel her moving and kicking more and more each day. I have been feeling pretty well the last months and am looking forward to the last few weeks (which also start to feel heavier), excited to get everything ready.

And the great thing is that I am pregnant togehter with my sister, only 12 days apart! How special to have our kids almost or maybe exactly the same age!

En vacance

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Tommorrow I will be going ‘en vacance’ with my best friends and kids (no husbands or boyfriends) to the south of France! Just a little week relaxing at the poolside and by the sea, reading a book, playing around, enjoying good food and company and nothing more. Really looking forward to it!

While I am enjoying ‘mes vacances’ check out this really nice blog ’88 Forever’ by Dutch photographer Danique. Don’t forget to take a look at the Swanmarket XXL post, I am somewhere in the middle!

Images and sources via tumblr.

Or this one?

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Or this one? I can’t choose. I bought this rug in Argentina near Salta in the Andes mountains. The cushions were a birthday present from the girls when we were shopping in Antwerp. They fit perfect together! But maybe better in the bedroom.

We moved in last weekend but the apartment is still a big mess, no bathroom and boxes everywhere. Never knew we had so much stuff and I already got rid of so much things. But I am still focused on the final result and that will be amazing. Just a few weeks of hard work and then holliday to France with the girls and to Lowlands Festival. Really looking forward to this!

An appartment with a sea of light

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At this moment times are busy and exciting. Minishop Confetti will be open for just another week and that will be the end of the first ‘pop up’ of Confetti. It was and still is a lot of fun to have my own little shop filled with all the things I adore so much and sensing others feel the same.

And we finally got the key of our new appartment! A lot has to be done but the result will be amazing! The appartement, this year 100 years old, itself is already amazing and we just want to paint everything, do some renovating and a new bathroom and kitchen.

We are on the first, second and third floor. It is double the size of where we live now and what’s best about this place, it’s a sea of light everywhere! Can’t wait for it all to be finished and waking up and opening the door from our bedroom to the sunny roofterrace, just sit there and do nothing for a while! Mmmmm, still a couple of weeks to go!

Images via Tumblr. Photos from our new place hopefully soon! Check out how it looks now here

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We bought our dreamhouse!

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The best beginning of 2012. Buying the house of our dreams one day before we went to Argentina. It has everything we hoped for. You can imagine how exciting I am and how nervous I was (glad we don’t buy a new place every year,…;-)

It’s a three level corner appartment in Kralingen neighbourhood, Rotterdam. Exactly 100 years old, build in 1912. It has so many windows, so much light, an open kitchen, all these old features like ceiling ornaments and stained glass everywhere, a bath, an amazingly cosy roof terrace from our bedroom and a huge attic which we will turn into our workspaces and last but not least a fireplace! (we will have to restore it) And it is only 150 meters from the best parc in the city. What else can you wish for?

We were looking for a new place in september, we checked this one out, kept in our mind and it’s the only appartment we visited, it was that simple and obvious this was the one! I could see all the small moments of joy in this house. Making dinner for friends, drinking my morning coffee on the terrace, the sun waking me up, the cat in the window, cuddling with my love on the couch with the fireplace on,….

A lot of work has to be done but I am thrilled to get started, to ‘design’ my dream kitchen and comfy bathroom and am already finding inspiration everywhere. When you have any reccomandations on what to check out let me know!

Flying to the pampas!

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It’s raining cats & dogs outside and this morning I woke up with a song,…’I’m leavin on a jetplane’ It’s just that one sentence I am humming in my head. With one exciting big news in the pocket (more soon) we will leave full of anticipation for Buenos Aires!

Kinfolk, to enjoy small gatherings

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Recently I discovered Kinfolk! I just love their idea and concept. Two words; Friends & Food. What else can you wish for. Small gatherings is what it’s all about. Get your friends together and enjoy eachothers company and simple good food. Check out the video about what they do here. Kinfolk also publishes the Kinfolk Magazine filled with great photos, recipies and stories about small gatherings. Plus they make very enticing videos! You want to invite everybody for an early breakfast on the beach or a bbq in the woods,… at least I do!

And also found out about Outstanding in the field. Long tables everywhere in the US to serve dinners that re-connect with the origins of the food and their local farmers. I love these kind of initiatives!

Winter cold

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This would be the perfect winter cardigan! I have already lots of them to snuggle up in when I am cold but this one is also amazingly pretty and well made, you can tell.

It’s from a German brand Pugnat. Unfortunately no shops nearby and I will need more ‘sunny clothes’ since we are flying to Argentina on the 30st! Counting the days now.