Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Colouring with our Highness

We are "on vacation" in the Netherlands at my aunt's farm to give her a hand.
I grew up in big cities: close to convenience stores, plenty restaurants for night out, physicians and pharmacy at walking distance from home, playground, bookshops, movie theatres and subways to navigate easily through the city. As I  grew up and turned a mother, I couldn't stand city nuisance anymore. The traffic, the noise, the proximity of people are the major causes for us to move away from the city.

I really enjoyed our stay on my aunt's farm : kms of green grass, huge house farm (with plenty of old time treasures and other stuff piled up through the years to sort), ... Between the sorting, the cleaning and the cooking, our Highness and I manage to spend some time colouring (her favorite of all).

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Family time

Finally, sun is shining! The sweet scents of blooming flowers are captivating. Summer is here!!! 

Today (as a family tradition), we went picking some lavender to refill our scented sachets. It usually is one week to dry them and collect the seeds to put in sachets. I loove the fragrance when opening linen closet and clothes drawers. The summer is finally beginning.

Lovely family time ahead of us!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

When watercolour paint meets a straw

The dad's B-day is coming soon. We're preparing a basket full of nifty-crafty goodies. Here's the 1st present we like to share.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Rolling in the deep

We went for a walk to the park. The kiddies had a blast rolling in the grass. As they were playing in the sandbox, our Highness found a four leaf clover. She was so excited, it just made her day.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Where is it ?

The apartment is a mess! The house purge is getting over the empty space (which is kinda ironic). My decluttering process is cluttering my house. After analyzing deeply the missteps, here are the words of wisdom to harness the chaos: 
  • Realistic plan 
Start with 30 minutes to sort and then increase time to trash/keep/donate + set also a time limit in order to ensure a pace to the progress. Don't bite off more than you can chew!
Striving for perfection is a mindset that can be changed. In the decluttering process, progress is what matters.
  • One at a time
Work entirely a room before moving to the other. It will give a sense of accomplishment when the room is done. Otherwise, work simultaneously different room, it only frustrates you because you will not see the work is getting done.
  • No purchase 
Resist the temptation to buy "stuff" as an encouragement or as a reward. Or convince yourself that buying containers will get everything sorted much faster. 
  • Repeat 
Once you've organized the room, work out a plan for keeping the declutter out. 

Also, I don't find my "crocs" anymore.