ATTENTION DEAR READERS!!!

As of january 2013 this blog is closed: I have started a new blog and will no longer post here on The Writing Tree. From now on you can find my photographs & tutorials here:


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Hope to see you there soon :)

Love,
Jenny

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ikea Catalog 2012

Phew! How time flies when you're busy! :) Only two weeks to go and then I'll be off to Paris for some business (yay!) and then off to Belgium for some down-to-earth holiday-time (YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!)!

So a quick share today: I recieved the Ikea Catalog of 2012 yesterday! :)



I always love getting this catalog: it's like getting an awesome intertior design book - for free! ;)









This is why I love Ikea: I would never get pink-dotted wallpaper for my house, but when Ikea does it, it works :)

Also, their prints a fab :)







I absolutely ADORE these curtains!!! :)

But like so many other things from Ikea, I don't need them at all... I just really, really want them! ;)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bright ideas: ixxi

I've always loved the idea of displaying my own photographs around the house. It's so much more personal and fun than putting up photographs of others, however pretty they may be. I never really liked the look of photography on canvas though, so I've been looking for the right way to display my photographs.

The other day I was over on the Yvestown Blog and saw Yvonne's ixxi print.



I had read about ixxi before, but this picture really did it for me. Doesn't it look great?? :) A collage of food pictures in your kitchen - such a great idea :)

Ixxi is a system that lets you click together printed squares and hang them on your wall. This way, you can very easily make a collage of your own pictures...



... enlarge photographs...



... or recreate paintings!



And you can do a lot more with ixxi, like using the squares as a room devider, or what about using the squares as wallpaper?? :)



So I think I have finally found what I've been looking for!!

Now all I've got to do is choose which pictures to print... :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Craftroom inspiration!

After redecorating our bedroom and rebuilding our bathroom, my sad, sorry excuse for a craftroom has been looking extra bad these past few weeks ;)

So I've been collecting inspiration over on Pinterest, and thought I'd share some of the most wonderful workspaces here!! :)

(As always, click the photographs for image sources!!)















Yes! Yes, yes, yes!! :) Ideas are slowly forming in my mind... and I see a craftroom redecoration in my future :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Catty Friday ;)

Pretty eyes...



... cute noses...




... and BIG yawns :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Finally... SUNSHINE!!! :)

We FINALLY had some sunshine today!!! Warm, bright, lovely SUNSHINE!!! I'd almost forgotten what it looked like ;)

But trust me: with colours like this...

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... the rain is quickly forgotten :)


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Soup in the Summer...

Where the hell is the summer, people??? :) It seems like we've fast forwarded to the fall around here, and we've had nothing but rain, rain, rain these past few weeks...

The good news though: this weather is perfect for soup - which I happen to love :) I made broccoli soup the other day, and it was so good and healthy - and soooo easy to make!

Just cut an onion...



... 250 grams of leek (about 2 or 3 stems)...



... one piece of broccoli and a potato...



... and throw it all together in a pan.



Fry for a bit in some butter, add 1,5 liter of water and 3 chicken bouillon cubes, and then cook for 30 minutes. Blend it all together, and add some cream if you like.

And there you go: easy as pie broccoli soup :)



Perfect for dinner or lunch! Especially when it keeps raining... and raining... and raining... ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oops, I did it again...

Buying dresses that is :)

With all the shitty things that are going on in the world these days, I tend to suffer from escapism from time to time... It is exactly what happened today, when a co-worker forwarded me a link to online store Asos and I noticed they ship for free. Two minutes and three dresses later I realised I really didn't need any dresses, but it was already too late: my order had been placed :)

And I must admit: I don't mind I didn't stop myself at all ;)




I love these colours so much!! But the one I love even more??



TADAAAAH! :D Isn't this the happiest dress you've ever seen?!? :) I tell you: it's almost as happy as me for being able to wear it soon ;)

Bring back the summer please!!! :)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

The sky might be grey...

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... but at least the flowers are yellow :)

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Dear People of the Earth...

... I have found my Dream Home!!!

And it's in Bellingham, Washington - apparently ;)















*DROOL*

Isn't it amazing??!! :) I sure wouldn't mind waking up there every morning ;)

It's designed by a firm called Miller Hull, and you can find more information about this house and a link to their website here.

Monday, August 01, 2011