a creative mess blog

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...

I doubt it has escaped your radar that house plants have been trending for quite some time. It looks like they’re gonna stick around for awhile too. I received these cute miniature cacti from the HEMA in a pack of three and placed them in...

EVENT // HEMA NETHERLANDS PRESS DAY 2016 Press event in Amsterdam Today I attended the HEMA press day in Amsterdam. I was expecting to see cute, fun and creative products and that’s what I saw. Fun colours, textures and products. For HEMA fans like my daughter, Cierra...

Decorating with the Dutch masters The styled rooms below feature inspiration from famous Dutch painters, Johannes Vermeer & Vincent van Gogh. Last years vt wonen & design beurs (interior decorating / design expo) Dutch interior magazine Ariadne at Home had a ‘masterpiece’ show home at the vt...

HALLOWEEN + APPLE CUPCAKES RECIPE My daughter and I did some baking. What do you think of our cupcakes? Not bad for amateurs if you ask me! #thingsthatmakemehappy    [yumprint-recipe id='1']...

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...

The original recipe is from Jamie Oliver from his 15 minute meals cookbook. I’ve adapted it more out of convenience than anything else. Some of the ingredients are not always easy to find. This is definitely one of my favorites! [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="2841,2840,2839,2838,2837,2836,2835"] [yumprint-recipe id='2']...