Bye Bye 2019!!

Thank you so much for all your support in 2019!! The year flew by and I look forward to a fresh start in 2020. My head is full of ideas and plans. ⁠
Enjoy the last day of 2019 and wishing you all the best for 2020. See you next year! xx⁠

Personal Style December

This will probably be my last what I wore illustration of 2019. I haven’t made that many of these this year, because I just haven’t been buying a lot of clothes. One of my goals at the start of the year was “Less stuff, more adventures” and I really have gotten rid of so much stuff already ánd bought very little new stuff. All the items in this drawing were bought before 2019, except for the skirt (and the food of course!) As for the “more adventure”part: I did travel quite a bit this year and tried some new things. I will continue to keep this goal going into 2020, with even less (unnecessary) stuff and even more adventures!

2019 favourites!

The end of December is a great time to look back at the past year. These are some of the things that I enjoyed most in 2019. I hope you enjoy taking a look at them too! 😉

PS. The bag is from Booming Bags. It’s handmade, Fair Trade and made from leftover materials.

Hello Winter!

Today is the first day of winter (if you’re in the Northern hemisphere like me). Soon the days will start to get longer again, but until then I love candles and the pretty Christmas lights everywhere. I also love game nights with mulled wine, staying in and keeping warm with a hot water bottle, drinking tea and reading a book or having a Netflix night. I will try to go outside a lot to go ice skating for example, or have a nice winter walk, preferably in a snow covered landscape (followed by  more mulled wine of course 😉 )

What are some of the things that you love about winter?

 

Gedeelde Weelde

I designed this postcard for Gedeelde Weelde, which means shared wealth in Dutch. It’s a local food cooperative & café for all your daily groceries. All their products are local, fairtrade, organic or sustainable. You can buy this card and a small selection of my other postcards at the store.

Be sure to pay this lovely shop a visit if you’re ever in Maastricht!⁠

International Tea Day!

 

Happy international tea day! I’m a huge tea-lover, so of course I have to celebrate this. This is actually a day to bring attention to the often poor working conditions in the tea industry. So: tea is always a good idea, but make sure you buy from tea brands that support fair trade!⁠

Illustration available on Etsy on postcards and prints.

Eco-friendly Gift Ideas

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Here are some of my favourite eco-friendly gift ideas for this Holiday season (or any season really). Make someone happy with a beautiful gift that’s also good for the planet: a win-win situation. Let’s make it a green Christmas this year!

Autumn Survival

Turns out I like the idea of autumn more than the actual experience of it. In reality, most autumns I struggle. As soon as it’s January, and the days start getting longer, I start to feel better.⁠
These are some of the things that I try to do that help me feel better.⁠ Maybe you’ll find them useful too xx⁠

Hello December!

 

Hello December! It’s the last month of the year already, can you believe it!? Wishing everyone a lovely December!⁠
This if from my 2020 calendar. I still have 20% discount on everything in my Etsy shop until December 3th.