Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sunny jewelry

I’m currently driving myself crazy with these images. Traveling by train right now and it’s finally spring, eh.. summer outside! Some places even look like the ones in the pictures. Well, have to hold on for one more hour before I can enjoy it. In the meantime I’ll keep on dreaming about this jewelry collection Luv AJ and LF Stores created together for this summer. My favorite? Maybe I can have everything?

Love, Sari

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prints & things 1.0

Hi guys!

After two very personal posts this weekend, it’s time for some new inspiration. Jorrit and I started collecting some art (not the expensive one, but more like the Etsy and Pinterest ones) to decorate our place. I’m a sucker for redecorating interiors but unfortunately our apartment is too small to give in to all my urges. What we do have are some white walls with plenty of room for some nice prints and photos. We already found some nice retro prints and an arty DIY deer head (my favorite!) but this is only the beginning.

Thanks to Pinterest and my favorite blogs I find nice prints almost every day. These are my current favorites. It’s hard to choose though…
Would love to hear what you think of the prints I chose, and how you decorate your walls. If you know some great artists or found some nice prints or ideas, please feel free to share them in the comments. I would love to check them out!

Have a lovely day.
xo Sari

 We already have this one, but it’s still one of my favorites!

Click on the image to see where it came from!

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Flowers for the best mom

Today is the day you get out of bed early to make your mom breakfast. The day we used to give her all our finger painted creations, not so pretty but so cute. We gave her a card and told her she didn’t have to do anything that day. In the end, she always took care for us the whole day. But it’s about the idea right?
This year will be different. It’s the first Mother’s Day without her. In our heart she’s still here and that’s why we bought her some beautiful flowers yesterday. She loved flowers! That’s why I love being around them too. The make me think of her. We used to pick wild flowers with her when spring finally arrived. Enormous bouquets, too big to carry home ourselves. It’s the memories that keep her with us.

Found these images this week and they made me think of mom.
So here they are. On Mother’s Day.

Hope you all have a good one. One more memory to cherish :)

Love, Sari

Click on the image to see where I found it.

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There’s no one like grandma

I’m back.

Not that I’ve been away for ages, but there’s been a little silence her on the blog.
The fact is that my grandma passed away this Sunday. She was 85 years old. A respectable age, but the grief is no less. My granny was perfect and I’m very grateful for all the happy memories we have. Will miss her lots though… That’s why I wanted to dedicate this post to her and all the grandma’s in the world.

“There is no place like home, except grandma’s.”

So true. She is always happy to see you and when I finally sat down on the “grandma couch” after a 2,5 hour drive the homemade coconut cookies were waiting for me. She always made them herself and I can’t even remember a day she didn’t cook or bake something.
When the whole family was visiting, she made her famous bami and peanut soup. For all of us and you didn’t even notice she was in the kitchen preparing everything!
Yes, magic happens sometimes…

Besides the best cook I know, she was also very creative. Knitting, embroidering, drawing, sewing, painting. She did everything and we were always happy to help her or to just sit and watch her magic. She ones made us a little book full of old Dutch children songs. She made drawings of every action in the song and put a beautiful golden cover around it. It must have been so much work for her but she did it anyway and it made us extremely happy.

Grandma’s always do everything for you. No matter how much work it is or how long she has to travel. She’s always there. When my mom had a little accident while ice skating, grandma immediately jumped on the train and traveled 3 hours to take care of her daughter, and of course, us. Every visit from her was like a little party. I can still see her sitting at the window, playing crossword puzzles and smile at us over her glasses. Just happy to see us play and when we fought she could look so strictly we immediately started playing again. That granny magic again. She always played games with us, never got tired and… never let us win. Maybe once, but I can’t remember. She always won.

I’m very grateful that she was with me for so long. My sister and I have so many memories of our childhood with her , but I’ll keep that for myself cause I could write a book about it. I hope you’ll enjoy or remember your grandma’s warmth, love, care and extremely good food instead. Because there’s no one like grandma.

You’ll always be with me.

Love, Sari

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