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An Easter Monday with Family – yes, Monday

An Easter Monday with Family Hello, I hope you had a lovely Easter Weekend. The weather here wasn’t perfect but it was do-able. In the Netherlands we have two official days for Easter, the Sunday and the Monday. This year our Easter celebration was on Monday. We’re not religious so for us it is more of a tradition as well as a way of celebrating spring time.  We organized a brunch at our place this year. With all my family…

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Watercolor Magnolia Bunting set two + how to print

Watercolor Magnolia Bunting set two + how to print Decorating for Easter + beyond Here is set two from the Watercolor Magnolia Bunting collection +  under you’ll find a how to print video. This is the larger set of what I published yesterday. It’s sized to fit A4 paper (letter size) and has a black line on the edge that will help if you are using a paper cutter (something I recommend).   I’m lucky to have an old fashion, reliable paper…

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Watercolor Magnolia Bunting Free Printable

Watercolor Magnolia Bunting Free Printable

Watercolor Magnolia Bunting Free Printable Today it was decided that the Easter Family Brunch will be at our place this year! That means decorating, baking and of most of all creating! I’m really looking forward to it this year. I”ll try and document the table setting and baking. In all honesty, most of the time I’m so exhausted and busy I don’t document the fun things I do. A bad habit for a blogger I know, but I can only…

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Create eye catching place cards in minutes

Create these eye catching place cards in minutes

Create these eye catching place cards in minutes These hand written place cards are a real eye catcher and can be created within minutes. You may have seen this one come by on Pinterest, personalized placed cards written on leaves. It has always been a favorite of mine, and it’s so easy to make yourself. All you need is a leaf and a paint pen to make these elegant place cards. They are not just for weddings and huge receptions,…

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how to dye your easter eggs using natural coloring

How to dye your Easter eggs using natural coloring. Decorating eggs for Easter can be so much fun. There are so many ways to go about it. Traditionally coloring them in dye in bright colors remains the most popular techniques. Some people really get creative with illustrations, adding hats and drawing faces. We’ve even used nail polish to get a marble look. For the botanical dessert table which I worked on together with Cierra (Bloesem Photography) we decorated eggs with…

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easter brunch for the kids // styling tips

a creative mess [.nl]

Styling tips for an Easter brunch with kids. These tips can be applied to any party / event with children. Decorating and styling a table for kids, whether for a birthday or holiday, in this case Easter is always fun. Bright colors and a lot of cuteness. Again I teamed up with my daughter Cierra, owner of Bloesem Photography for this project. We decided to go with a white background and table so that the colors would really pop. It…

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marbling your easter decorations with nail polish

Marbling your Easter decorations with nail polish In this post we’ll show you how to use nail polish to marble your Easter eggs and other Easter decor. We’ve seen so many amazing marbled projects on Pinterest and on some of our favorite blogs and we had to try it ourselves. Marbling objects is really easy and the within minutes you have an amazing transformation. Cierra went to work with these eggs and candles. We’re so happy with how they’ve turned…

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make colorful feathers decorations using washi-tape

Make colorful feathers decorations using washi-tape Who says washi-tape is dead? There are so many fun things you can do with washi-tape (and other decorative types of tape), one of the things you could make are colorful feathers decorations using washi-tape. There are so many colors and prints available that no matter what your style is there is bound to be a tape that you can use in some way in your interior or in your creative projects. For the…

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botanical inspired easter brunch buffet

Botanical inspired Easter brunch buffet styling tips I teamed up again with my daughter Cierra, cierrahenderson.nl >owner of Bloesem Photography. What a fun time we had working out the concepts I had for Easter. Today I’m publishing the ‘Botanical’inspired shoot. Using mostly greens and neutral colors, with white as the background we created a bright yet subtle palette for this Easter dessert / buffet table. This idea could easily be used for Mother’s Day as well. There are many d.i.y. elements in…

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Engaged NL for the trendy new bride

EngagedNL for creative lovers &  young at heart Engaged Nl is a unique wedding event for creative lovers & the young at heart. I attended the event with my daughter, Cierra. This was our second visit, we attended two years ago out of pure curiosity and now we attended for networking. Cierra started her photography business earlier this year and specializes in Lifestyle Photography which of course includes weddings. She spoke with some photographers and graphic designers while I, being her…

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