Hello February!

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Can you believe it’s already February?! Me neither, but it really is, so time to turn my calendar to a new page. If you’re quick you can still get one of the very last copies of my 2019 calendar on Etsy.

January Cold

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This is an illustration from my perpetual/birthday calendar that fits very well to the Dutch weather at the moment… it’s so cold…brrrr! (Calendar available on Etsy, here.)

Hello 2019!

2019 mangomini januaryHappy New Year!! I love the new year because it means a fresh start full of new ideas, adventures, plans and goals. In 2019 I want to continue to live a more minimalistic life with less stuff and less waste. I want to stay creative and productive, learn some new skills, travel, read more books and stay healthy.  And I want to enjoy myself while doing all these things of course! What are your plans/ goals for the new year?

Hello Winter!

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Today is the first day of winter (if you’re in the Northern hemisphere like me). And these are some of the things I like about winter. I love that there are pretty lights and Christmas ornaments everywhere. I love game nights with mulled wine. I love staying in and keeping warm with a hot water bottle, tea and candles to read a book or have a Netflix night. I also love to go outside to go ice skating or have a nice winter walk, preferably in a snow covered landscape, with more mulled wine afterwards.

What are things that you love about winter?

 

Scandinavian winter

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This week’s illustration for Hello Giggles was inspired by the book Lagom by Linnea Dunne, about the secrets of the Swedish art of balanced living. “Lagom” doesn’t really translate, but means something like “not to0 little, not too much, just right”. I really loved reading this book full of nice tips and recipes, all in Scandinavian style (which I LOVE).

For the full story and where to buy info on Hello Giggles, just click here.

Last day, 15% off everything!

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Oops, I’ve been so busy lately, I totally forgot to mention here that I’m participating in Etsy’s Black Friday Sale. It ends on December 1st, so you still have 1 day left to get 15% off on everything in my shop (Including these 2018 calendars).