Monday, 27 December 2010

Too late for Xmas wishes...

But I do want to wish you all the best, a happy, healthy, and creative 2011!

Enjoy your holidays, see you soon!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Nat's Secret Ornament Swap

This year I played along with Nathalie Kalbach's Secret Ornament Swap. Last week I received this gorgeous ornament made by the queen of techniques herself!

After being in the mail for fourteen days my ornament today arrived safelly in Austria!! Now I finally can get some sleep ;-))

This week is the last week of school here...! Looking forward to some nice lazy (scrapping ;-)) days.
Wishing you a wonderful week! Will be back soon...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dutch Dares

Boy am I a good blogger these days ;-))

It has been a while, but finally made a layout for the Dutch Dares again! I loved the sketch that was on the DD blog for this months challenge! Thanks Marsha!

Mei-Li Sat down with me and made a shadowbox, which is so appropriate for the weather conditions we have now.

Feeling so creative these last few weeks, more will folow soon. Thanks for your visit!


Monday, 29 November 2010

Winter Wonderland!

Snow already!! This is just a thin layer, but more fell after I took this picture. Behind Mei-Li you can see the pond on which our garden ends... it almost completely frozen, if it stays this cold we can iceskate by the end of the week.

I cleaned up my scrapspace the other day, and remembered I also have stamps LOL. A quick little project with lots of glimmermist.

Just a few more days and Sinterklaas will visit our house, I think this is the last magical year...

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 27 November 2010


I really need to make some pictures of my scrapped items that I made over the last few weeks tomorrow when light is good...

For now I leave you with a soup that is a big hit in our house... Mei-Li is not a vegetable lover, but this soup she loves.

P.S. did you see the recipe links I created in the left sidebar? If you have anymore good links, cooking or scrapbooking related, then please let me know.

Ok, Tomatosoup


- dash of good olive oil
- 1 kg of ripe tomatoes
- 2 large unions
- 4 medium size cloves of garlic
- two table spoons of dried Italian herbs ( or fresh basil, rosemary, thiman etc.)
- two table spoons of sugar
- ground peper to taste
- two and a half cubes of broth ( if you are a vegetarian use vegetable broth) I use chickenstock
- teaspoon of sambal (pepersaus) or more if you like hot
- two table spoons of balsamico vinegar
- 1 liter of tomatojuice
- 1 dc liter of cream

Cut up the unions and garlicgloves.
Heat up the oil and add spices, peper, broth cubes and hot sauce (sambal).
Add unions, garlic, when this colors add sugar.
Add diced tomatoes.
Leave to cook until thickens, this takes about half an hour.
Add two table spoons of balsamico.
Add tomatojuice and heat up.
Add cream, you can also add this on your bowl/plate.

We sometimes add some ground cheese (in the bowl).
Voila! Lots of vitamines in one bowl sshhh, don't tell Mei-Li!

Eet smakelijk, Enjoy!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

And an other one...

Made for a scraplift challenge at Two Peas.

More in the making... Will be back soon.

Monday, 8 November 2010

It's been such a long time...

since I last blogged that I forgot how to post my pictures :-(( Anyhow, I am still alive and scrappin' LOL. Be back soon with some layouts. Daylight has been so bad these past few days that I've not been able to take some decent pictures. Prepare for a photo overload! Thanks for visiting and hope to see you back soon.
P.S. there are a few more layouts below this post.
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Thursday, 18 March 2010

I know, I know, I know,

I try... but somehow eventhough I do not even have a job anymore something always gets in the way of blogging, or being creative for that matter... and other then photo's I just don't have a lot to share at this moment.
Things are still the same out here, we both still are out of work, and for as far as I can see right now it will take some time to change that. I had some wild plans of starting a home business, but don't think it is the right time now. Husband worked in the building industrie, the prognoses for that business are not good for this year yet. And as we both are not twenty anymore finding a good job is tough. Maybe, just maybe I missed my goal in life, I love to cook these last months are filled with diners for good friends. Perhaps I should open up a luchroom?? Or do I prefer a scrapbookstore...
My best friend gave birth to a gorgeous little baby girl at the end of Januari and I got to be there right in the deliveryroom.. one of the most special occasions in my life.
Last week my baby turned 8, can you believe that 8!!! I can still remember me changing her daipers, now she is a little independent lady that loves anything hairy ( with four legs :-)) rides on the back of a big horse, and hardly is home after school anymore (always outside or playing with friends). Well that is it for now, leave you with some layouts I made these past few weeks.
Looking soooooooooo forward to spring....

Thanks for you visit, hope too see you soon!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2010...

I know I am a bad, bad, bad, blogger, love that some of you still take the effort of taking a look at my blog every now and then... I have been busy these past few months, husband is out of work now too, as am I. We have some great sparkling ideas of how we want to spend the rest of our working lives, but that does need some time to investigate...
Eventhough we had this bad news just before the holidays we had a great time spending them, and still have due to the wintery weather we have here right now ( almost a full month of snow and ice ;)) I am a coward if it comes to driving in this kind of weather, so I have not been far from home these days, but home is what we made it and I have been enjoying it to the max, here some pictures to show you how our last month has been...
My word for 2010 just has to be ENJOY!!

Thanks for visiting!