MERRY CHRISTMAS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Merry Christmas and the cards!

For years Gerben and I send Christmas cards with a personal touch. Yes, we know that Christmas cards on paper are so 90 s, but we just keep on doing it because we like it! We also like to receive cards and stick them on the door. So if we make the pictures for the cards it’s always such fun. The cats are namely involved too. And they have to wear a Christmas outfit as well. I had bought such a lovely outfit for Castor, it made me terribly laugh. For Teun I should actually buy a dog thing because he is a big cat.

What we do at Christmas.

In the Netherlands we have two Christmas days and on Christmas Eve, the night before Christmas day, we already start celebrating. On Christmas Eve Gerben and I eat at home, we don’t know yet what but there will be wine involved! On Christmas morning we unpack the gifts that we bought for each other while having breakfast, with of course Christmas bread. In the afternoon my parents in law come over to our house and we cook diner for them. We also don’t know what we will cook but again, there will be wine involved. Boxing day will probably be a quite day, perhaps go out for a walk and at night we are going out to diner with a group of friends. That will be a cozy, very noisy evening with a lot of wine involved! I think I will offer to drive……that’s better….

Gerben,Teun, Castor and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas with lots of fun and cozy days!

This is where I link up!

Most viewed from last week is: Nicole from High Latitude Style.  Well, we see a lot of eachother these days Nicole! I was Nicole’s co-host yesterday!

Merry Christmas

And now it’s time for the start of the Fancy Friday linkup party. Every Friday you can show yourself and meet other bloggers. Even if you’re not a blogger you can join! You can also grab a button to support my linkup party if you like. I  would appreciate it very much!

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CO-HOST IN HALLOWEEN STYLE!

I’m so glad to co-host in Halloween Style!

I love Halloween, but here in the Netherlands we don’t do much about it. Yeah, you can find a pumpkin candle or scented scull or something like that in the stores, but dressing up is something we don’t do. I think it’s a shame because I love Halloween. Like I love horror! Haha. Oh, how I would love to have a proper Halloween someday. Perhaps I should start my own tradition! Throwing a Halloween party! Hm, why didn’t I get that idea earlier.

Today I am the co-host of Monica at her blog Jersey girl Texan heart. This week it’s Halloween week on her blog. So you understand that I was very happy to be the co-host this week. I got the chance to dress up a bit! Yeah! So, check out what Monica has done this week and linkup!

This is where I link up!

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MY WEEK 23

Hi everybody! It is finally beginning to look like summer over here. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Let’s talk about my week.

I finally can wear my oxyview as you can see on the picture! I feel a lot more confident and free. Last weekend we had a fewe parties, so I went to the perfumery for gifts. Also bought eyecream by Clinique for myself( and got a lot of samples). And of course I had to workout!

So every now and then I can not resist sweets. I love sweets but all those sugars are bad for your body, but sometimes I can’t resist. Gerben has made a delicious breakfast on the weekend. I love pulled beef, I bake a lot and what’s left I eat cold the next day with gherkins and pickled onions. So good!

I know, you have seen Castor and Teun already many times, but I coul not resist!

Friends of ours gave Sunday a,, together 100” party. On the left is the birthday girl and behind her, her birthday man! Haha, sorry Gerdi, could not resist! In the Netherlands is the tradition that if you get 50 you get a doll in your garden, Sarah or Abraham. Well, that’s what we did on Friday night! With friends we set up two big dolls! What fun!( for us!) Their party was lovely, nice outside in their beautiful garden.

I have decided to drop one message per week. Three is too much for me, I find it great fun to do but I need to rest more and that is not what I am doing for months now. I totally don’t like it but I have to think about my health. Friday continues Fancy Friday( thanks all for linking, I have now 34!). I don’t know yet if I’m going to do a post on Monday or Tuesday, but it will be a bit of my week and fashion.

Enjoy your week!

I linked up with these great Lady’s:

The Fashion Canvas, Pink Sole, Not Dead Yet Style, A Well Styled Life, The Red Closet Diary, Happiness at midlife, High Latitude Style, Jersey Girl Texan Heart,  Classy Yet Trendy, Posh Classy Mom, Style elixir, Tina’s Pink Friday, Elegance and Mommyhood, Style Nudge, Over50 Feeling 40, not Dressed as Lamb, Shopping My Closet, Sydney Fashion Hunter50isnotold and Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.

 

 

MY WEEK

And we  start the week with ,,my week”.

Hello all. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. As most bloggers know, blogging take’s up a lot of time. I’ve never worked with computers, so when I started blogging I had to learn everything myself. And now with a self hosted site you have so many more options, and everything is equally interesting, but it also means even more to learn and try( and like yesterday when something fails again, Gerben spoils me with something sweet). That cost a lot of time and energy, and I actually don’t have that energy. So  the past few weeks I’ve been very busy with the blog( which I enjoy) and I can feel that now.I am tired! It is a good thing then, that most of the things I wanted with my blog are done now and soon we will go on a vacation! I really look forward to it.

And what have I done more in my week:

Because I was so busy, I felt on Thursday really sick so I had to cancel a meeting. Which I don’t like to do, but one has to listen to their body huh! I could not resist to show these pictures of Castor. He is crazy about drinking water from the bathroom sink. And he climbs against Gerben’s leg. It’s an old pants!

Tomorrow someone comes over to buy my last skirts and then I’ve sold everything I wanted to sell. And a small glimpse into my interior. All white!

I do not like to work in the garden, I also can now no longer, but I may well enjoy it immensely. Monday the gardener has modified the front garden and removed a huge conifer that obstructed the view of the garden. The garden suddenly looks twice as big, so beautiful. And all the birds that you hear, they are so busy right now building nests. I love it!

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I wish you all a wonderful week!

I linked up with these great lady’s:

The Fashion Canvas, Pink Sole, Not Dead Yet Style, A Well Styled Life, The Red Closet Diary, Happiness at midlife, High Latitude Style, Jersey Girl Texan Heart,  Classy Yet Trendy, Posh Classy Mom, Style elixir, Tina’s Pink Friday, Elegance and Mommyhood, Style Nudge, Over50 Feeling 40, not Dressed as Lamb, Shopping My Closet and Sydney Fashion Hunter.

 

 

My week 17

Hello everyone, have you all had a wonderful weekend? We had, I think for the first time this year, a weekend without appointments. I thought it was just nice and relaxed. This has been my week:

Last Monday we went to the vet with Teun because he had an ingrown nail. And he is so brave then, and so nice. And it was  fortunately simple to fix and also for free! Can you believe that, nothing is for free these days, not even a smile…Here in the Netherlands it has been delicious weather for two days. On Wednesday I have been reading in the garden, look what a beautiful blue sky. I’m reading an old Karen Slaughter book, which you can hardly put down and that goes for all of her books, I think.

 

Wednesday night I had a meeting that lasted quite long and I was totally groggy afterward. Some new material to think about. Thursday I had lunch with Cien. We sat outside all afternoon and had a nice chat. Friday I cleaned the kitchen cabinets. Now all the cupboards are tidy and cleaned. That gives me a nice feeling. Sunday we went to Emmerich to the wharf, one moment we walked in the bright sunshine and the next moment there was a huge hail.

I made so many photos of food that I decided to put them together. I hope you enjoyed reading about my week. I wish you all a happy week!

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I linked up with these great lady’s:

The Fashion Canvas, Pink Sole, Not Dead Yet Style, A Well Styled Life, The Red Closet Diary, Happiness at midlife, High Latitude Style, Jersey Girl Texan Heart,  Classy Yet Trendy, Posh Classy Mom, Style elixir, Tina’s Pink Friday, Elegance and Mommyhood, Style Nudge, Over50 Feeling 40, not Dressed as Lamb, Shopping My Closet and Sydney Fashion Hunter.