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TREK 2017 Food Truck Festival in Enschede (yummy)

TREK is a food truck festival in The Netherlands. The festival travels through the country from May through September. We went this evening, the three of us. My boyfriend Ivo and my daughter Cierra. Cierra had been before but for Ivo and I it was the first visit to TREK. We had a really nice time.The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious, plus there was a large variety of food to try, from various kitchens. I could say it…

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creative, diy, interior

D.I.Y. Scandinavian Style Teepee Tent

D.I.Y. Teepee Tent A fun project collaboration with my daughter, Cierra. Recently our niece turned five years old. For her birthday together with some other family members we all pitched in to make this project happen. I’ve wanted to make a teepee tent for ages and this gave us a great excuse to do just that. Thing is, I can’t sew. Small things I’ll attempt but this is in my opinion something for a more advanced sewing level.  Below are…

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Lifestyle, people + places

Blogger Meetup Met Seiger Wonen voor de ZUIVER Opening

Blogger Meetup Met Seiger Wonen voor de ZUIVER Opening Een bloggers uurtje om ongestoord foto’s te maken van ZUIVER producten! ZUIVER komt naar Seiger Wonen! Dat vieren ze met bier, drankjes, diverse acties en een heleboel gezelligheid. Is voor iedereen vanaf 17:00 t/m 18:00 en bloggers mogen binnen vanaf 16:00. UPDATE: Meld je op tijd aan via email en of hier (Facebook Evenement), dan weten we hoeveel mensen komen (i.v.m. goodiebag) vrijdag 30 juni van 17:00 tot 18:00 (bloggers vanaf…

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creative market top picks, resources for your website, visual design


a Creative mess Blog

JUMPSTART YOUR CREATIVITY WITH CREATIVE MARKET FREEBIES Freebies from June 12th up until June the 18th.   I’m addicted to Creative Market and I have to confess that when a Monday is going slow and I suddenly realize it’s a new week of Freebies on C.M. I get a spring in my step and turn on my computer! Every week C.M. features six freebies, highlighting six designers using the C.M. platform. They are available here. Check out in this post…

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hotspots, Lifestyle

The Upperside Concept Store in Enschede

The Upperside Conceptstore Enschede The Upperside Conceptstore in Enschede is the subject of today’s post. It’s a trendy, fun and an AMAZING place to score great gifts and other hip accessories. CONCEPTSTORE THE UPPERSIDE Haverstraatpassage 54 7511 EX Enschede E-MAIL Despite the popularity of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores are fighting back. What is a concept store? A concept store is retailers creating pleasurable experiences in-store, from feeling and handling products before purchase.It’s a lot like what I know of as a consignment…

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favorites, Lifestyle, music & video, personal, personal stories


LILACS. THE SCENT OF THE FAMILY GARDEN Growing up our garden smelt of lilacs every Spring, and that’s why I always think of home when I smell them. I grew up in Sonoma, California where our spring garden was all about lilacs and summers all about grapes. My parents were chain smokers so I can’t really say they remind me of our home, however they do remind me of the garden. Our garage and pool area were surrounded by lilacs, the…

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resources for your website, visual design

WordPress Makeover – I’m so pleased!

WordPress Makeover – I’m so pleased! Makeover using WordPress Theme Coastal + Visual Composer (this is from one of my previous layouts) I’ve gone and done it again! I’m super happy with the results but in all fairness I am exhausted. I thought a little tweaking here and there and I’ll be done… I was wrong! I’ve worked a lot with themes from Station Seven so I thought… no problem! Why the awesome themes from STNSVN are easy to work…

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creative, diy, freebies

Free Magnolia Printable Envelope Liners

Free Magnolia Printable Envelope Liners

Free Magnolia Printable Envelope Liners  Hi Guys! How’s your week going so far? I’m trying to stay focused this week but it’s hard because I am so tired! I tried earlier today making a video and realized after setting up that I was missing the main ingredient for the video. Back on track now after an afternoon of relaxing in the sun, and doing some brainstorming about the garden. I’ve made some envelope liners, they are a part of the watercolor…

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