About The Blog

I’m a firm believer in making the most of what you have and learning to enjoy the little things in life. Here on the blog, you’ll find all the things that make me happy; DIY & craft projects, recipes, home décor, kids activities, and family fun. In addition to all the fab ideas, you’ll find a sprinkling of fun facts about Dutch Traditions, and creative ideas that you come across living here in the Netherlands.

A little bit about me …

I love so many things in life including my family, having fun, and life in general. My motto is: you only live once so make it count!.

I am British-born but have a little bit of wanderlust within me. I lived for a good number of years in Greece which is where I actually met my partner who happens to be Dutch.

We moved back to the UK, bought our first home together, and settled for 12 years until we both started to feel the itch again.

My latest adventure actually started 11 years ago when we moved from the UK together with our two adorable daughters (the photo is a little dated as they are now 13 & 15) to the Netherlands.

My initial goals after relocating were to learn the language, try to get to grips with the way of life here, and make friends.

I guess I am now pretty much on track, I speak the language (although this will always remain a work in progress), have made friends, and am loving living here.

Why I Started The Blog

After finally starting to find my feet and settle in I turned my attention to what seemed like a million different projects.

I love being creative and pride myself upon being savvy and making the Euros stretch as far as possible.

The blog was initially a way for me to keep all my hobbies and crazy projects in one place.

But once I started the blog I got the ‘blogging bug’ and it has opened up a whole new world for me.

What The Blog Is All About

As I mentioned before, I created the blog as a creative outlet to share all the things I love. I like to cook and I am always busy playing around with new crafts and home DIY projects.

So in this craft and recipe blog you will find articles about;

And of course, a sprinkling of all things Dutch!

Now you know a little bit about me feel free to take a look around and explore a bit.

Where To Start

First time here and need some help finding your way around? Then here are some good places to begin.

Our Dutch Home Makeover with before and after pics

Small Garden Makeover with before and after pics

Activities and fun ideas for Kids including Themed Party Ideas And Kid-Friendly Healthy Smoothie Ideas

Delicious traditional Dutch Recipes and my tried and true favourite Baking & Dessert Recipes

DIY & Crafts for project ideas and easy step-by-step tutorials such as my Air Dry Clay Cones and DIY Beach-Themed Succulent Planters idea


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