Hello, Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope all of you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday.
The end of 2017 literally just whizzed by and it feels like I’ve been thrown into January. It has been a challenging time for me with new job responsibilities and an office move after which I had to reconsider my everyday routine, buy a car, and re-learn to drive. Driving was never my strong suit, but I try to think positively of having to face one of my biggest insecurities. Sitrep: I’m still scared sh*tless sometimes, but it’s better every day 😀
Oh, and Holidays.
All in all, a wee bit more anxiety than I would have cared for. I needed to cut myself some slack and so time away from the blog turned out to be a little longer than I originally planned, but I’m back now.
With a new year comes new-found motivation and inspiration, although if I’m being honest, I don’t quite see the exact direction I will be heading in 2018 just yet. Not everything needs to be planned though, so we shall see!
Achievment-wise, I have reached some of the goals I set for 2017. I also have failed some. My only resolution for this year is that I would be more determined, whatever my intentions will be. And so to kick off 2018, here’s my list of the things I would like to spend more time working on:
- Learn more about the rules, customs and traditions of properly serving and enjoying food. I am planning to share a guide for setting the table, so keep your eye out!
- Attend more workshops. The ones I did last year were properly fun and I had a great time learning new skills and meeting people.
- (Find the time to) create more content. I have a notebook I carry around with me full of ideas, it’s time to implement!
- Reach out more to fellow bloggers. Being more active with my networing is essential for this year.
- Earning the first income from the blog.
So there it is. Looking forward to what 2018 has in store!
What goals did you set for this year? Do you do resolutions? How succesful are you in keeping them? I’d love to hear it from you!
April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks go
– Christopher Morley
Do you feel nature calling too?
Lichen photographed by Dan Bowden:
Wise words of the emperor:
Mons Klint, Zealand, Denmark:
Pillows and pebbles via Tumblr:
Waves (iPhone wallpaper)
April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter, and the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears, April.
– Angus Wilson
Dusty rose peonies (via Ma Sérendipité):
You are responsible for your own happiness:
DIY modern pom pom pillow (by Molly of Almost Makes Perfect):
Ivory Farmhouse Canisters from Pier1:
Content and comfy (via Tumblr):
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
― Charles Dickens
White tulips via Momo Living:
Silver candleholders by Lilla Majken:
Vintage brass dish rack from Dreamy Whites:
Grain sack pillowcases by Melanie of My Rustic Farmhouse:
Late February days; and now, at last, might you have thought that winter’s woe was past; so fair the sky was and so soft the air.
Today seeking shades of blue.
Grape hyacinth in blue (via Vibeke Design):
Motivation in blue:
Paris in blue (photo by Joachim Robert via Flickr):
Duvet in blue (via Pottery Barn):
Beverage in blue (Blueberry Mint Fizz by MKR via Waiting on Martha):
Keep your faith in beautiful things;
in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone.
– Roy R. Gibson
A little spring on your windowsill (Grape Hyacith via Vibeke Design):
Longing for blue (Dolomites, Italy photo by Blurino):
Nailhead trim and subtle hues (photo by Danielle of Silver Pennies):
The art of pie (Maple Apple Pie by Janice of Kitchen Heals Soul):
hibernation (n.) /ˌhaɪ.bəˈneɪ.ʃən/ To be in a dormant or torpid state during a cold period, especially during the winter.
Frozen in mint (image via Pinterest):
What’s on your menu? (art print by Stephen Anthony Davids):
Everything about this screams hygge (white oriental mug via Pinterest):
Sorry, I’ve got plans for the weekend (photo: Pony by Craig Kirk):
Tree rings (photo by Janet Little Jeffers):
Advent: the time to listen for footsteps – you can’t hear footsteps when you’re running yourself.
Smitten with Danish design (photo from Søstrene Grene Christmas Catalog):
Gingerbread ornaments (“white cookies” photo by Nina Gabelica):
Rusty star garland available at Cox & Cox:
Sparrows in the snow by Kevin Winterhoff:
The first Sunday of Advent is already upon us. I wish you a candle-lit next two days filled with peace, love and the smell of baking cookies.
Contemporary holiday decor with eucaliptus (via Sheerluxe):
A pile of comfort in grey hues (via Pinterest, source unknown):
The magic of baking (photo by Renée Kemps):
Time to put the bird feeders out (robin in snow, photo by Ross Hoddinott):
The first snow has fallen this week and I will never outgrow the excitement. Although warmer days are ahead, we still got a glimpse of winter as holiday season begins.
Frosty berries (via Fotoakuten):
Whatever it is you are looking for:
Frosty old window (via Pinterest by beautyeveryday):
A cable knit dream (Isabel Marant Vichy sweater):
Rectangular log cnadle holders (via Pinterest, source unknown):