Cats, my friends

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Ik heb vandaag een hoop poezen ontmoet. Ik heb voor ze gezorgd en hun vachtjes gekriebeld. Met ze gekletst en me zorgen gemaakt. Sommigen wilden heel hard heen en weer rennen, eventjes een gevoel van vrijheid misschien. Anderen kwamen op schoot liggen en konden niet hard genoeg spinnen. Poezen die niet welkom meer waren. Dat het bestaat. Toen ik thuis kwam begreep onze Moos er niks van, al die vreemde poezenluchtjes. Ik geniet vanavond extra van ons eigen poezengeluk, en hoop dat de a(siel)zieltjes snel langdurige liefde mogen ontvangen.

Och... hadden we maar een landhuis of boerderij.

October

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Some moments I'd like to share. The past month has been like usual. Cats, plants, thrifting, home improvements.... I've seen a lot of my little niece Eva which was a pure joy, she's becoming quite a character. I've been working on my health and making a plan for taking baby steps in reducing my medication. We had beautiful weather up until now! I've collected big woolly scarfs and coats though, I'm ready for the cold.

September

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September has come and gone, I think time might be going a bit too fast! Some things I liked last month: Finding new cute plants, fitting new cute pants, discovering our home in Flair magazine while at the grocery store (I didn't know when the article would come out), visiting the Snor Festival and greeting/meeting all the lovely people there (and buying stuff, instant happiness), beautiful mailbox presents like the garland in the last photo from Ruth Hengeveld, the beginning of Autumn, nature's presents and the mild weather, watching and reading my new addiction Outlander (swoon), getting an organic fruit and vegetable subscription, discovering new recipes and making little improvements in our ever changing home. Hello October!

Couch Magazine

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In June I received this lovely magazine in our mailbox. Couch Magazine, and our humble abode was in it! Complete with interview, a little ground plan, styling rules and a page about how to 'copy' my style, so cool ;)! Here are some wonderful lines from the article:

'Not much room? Look at this! Nikki shares her space with her fiancee, three cats, a canary and a good amount of bric-a-brac.'

'Playful: a big heart for odds and ends.'

'My style is inspired by fairy tales and nature. I love it when a piece of furniture or accessory is so silly that no one dares to look at it.'

'I love to combine opposites: rough furniture with dainty china, dark earthy colors with sweet pastels. Everything is allowed as long as you love it!'

Meanwhile many things have changed in our home and I'm collecting color samples for a new project!

Color Implosion film

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The vacation seemed like a wonderful time to try out this film I bought at Lomography. Today I picked up the scans and was eager for the results. I must admit I'm not smitten by the color implosion, it's a bit too green for me and I was hoping for more soft brown tints. I think the weather influences the colors though. I do love the grain, really love! I have a pretty big pile of expired film waiting for me, but lately I've also liked the comfort and control of new film. What is your favorite type of film (if you shoot analog)?

July | August

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Today is our last day of vacation, Joris is going back to work tomorrow. We don't really mind, we like it when our life falls back in our regular rhythm. We did have such a wonderful couple of weeks, it's so nice to completely focus on each other and going on little trips together. Below is a little movie of a recent trip to Woudrichem where I visited the lovely store 'Oude Liefde'.

I really loved making a compilation and using the beautiful voice of Laura Veirs in the background...