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Happy New Year! A new year, a new blog theme and some changes to the structure and direction of A Creative Mess. Also, the Christmas Tree is already out of the house! I never leave it for long, but this year the desire to toss it out arose only days after celebrating Christmas. It’s possibly because I have an overwhelming urge to unclutter our home. We’ve lived here just over a year, and have some things double, and some things…

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We need preserve net neutrality!

We need to save the internet and preserve net neutrality. First let’s forget politics. Let’s think about our friends, our favorite bloggers, vloggers, small businesses and their visitors, us. Let’s talk Net Neutrality; what is it and why is it so darn important? Let’s start with an example of a scenario with no net neutrality. That online shop you love? Your internet provider, without net neutrality could make you pay more to visit that shop. For example you love an…

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foodie, Lifestyle, recipes


Autumn comforts include home-baked cookies. I think you need to bake these chocolate chip cookies. We see a lot of times people saying ‘best ever’, but how will you know if you don’t try them all? 😉 I have a tasty recipe for you today: perfectly, chewy chocolate chip cookies adapted from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. For me, Autumn is baking season, and today it’s cookie baking day (tomorrow, will be too).   When I was around sixteen or seventeen…

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favorites, inspired by, interior, Lifestyle, products

Out of the box inspiration for work / office spaces

Out of the box inspiration for work / office spaces All over Pinterest, Instagram you see a lot of office spaces that are cute, colorful and have the Scandinavian style to them, like mine. Lately I can’t stand them. Yes, I said that. It’s gotten to the point that they almost all look the same, and I ask ‘Where is the fun in that?’. I’ll admit for taking clean, crisp IG photo’s they make great pics. However I am moving…

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foodie, hotspots, people + places

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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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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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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