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Before the year ends, I'd like to introduce you to my Madelief, my daughter, my 2015. A year to never forget. Only a couple of posts ago I wrote:

''I'm exited for this last year in my twenties, though thirty seems like a far away and somewhat scary age (even though it's just a number) I'm always surprised with how much one can grow in a year. That's what I look forward to, growing, in every way possible. Not to get older, but newer. To discover new paths, and perhaps to even find a calling if the timing is right.''

Little did I know that at that moment her life began in me, that I would grow a belly, a daughter, a calling...

Best wishes for 2016!

New Lamp


I really love felt! For a while I wanted to change the lamp above the table, I thought about learning how to felt myself, but lacked patience. I had a clear image of how I wanted the lamp to look but couldn't seem to find something similar. By coincidence I found Dorrie from Wolenzoo and decided to ask if she was willing to make my dream lamp. She was and I'm very happy with how it turned out. It might look like a little ghost in the photos, but when it's dark it's a true spectacle. Thanks again Dorrie!

She blooms

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I was pleasantly surprised when the Sansevieria started blooming, I had never seen it before. It's almost two years ago when I brought her home from the plant swap at Pots and Paper when I was just beginning my plant obsession. The Scindapsus is new to the family, and my two year old Pilea is completely doing his own thing.

Yesterday I saw the biggest fur collar I had ever seen, it made me sad. The lady hiding behind her dead raccoon dog collar was walking her pet dog. Why love one... why wear the other...
I can't understand. I simply can't.

I'm thankful there are organisations and individuals that recognize this animal abuse, we are growing and won't stop loving every single animal on earth until everyone does and forever.

Tote by Liekeland & Bont voor dieren

A little winterboy


In January a little winterboy was born in the arms of two very dear friends. They invited me to witness the days around the birth, and care for their two year old daughter Esmarijn. Today they celebrate him with a party and I can't be there because I have a flu. It breaks my heart, but I am ever so thankful to have been there when I was needed to soften the maternity period.

It was incredible to hold the fragile little boy while he made soft baby noises, instant love. Esmarijn and I sang many songs and I miss her vibrant energy around me.

I got to grow in ways I hadn't experienced before. It wasn't always easy, staying close to myself a midst such a great happening, But those were the moments when I learned the most about where I am in life at this point.

My wish for little winterboy is that he'll be loved and that he gets to grow, inside and outside. I'm looking forward to witnessing more invaluable moments with him, his sister and his parents.