Eat What You Want Day

2021 National Eat What You Want Day Mangomini

Happy National Eat What You Want Day!

Today, May 11th, is Eat What You Want Day, and for me that looks something like this. These are some of my favorite foods that I could eat every day, and probably would if it wasn’t so unhealthy to do so. As you can see a lot of cheese and chocolate plus of course French Fries with mayonnaise, I am Dutch and that’s the way we do it!

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Little Things That Make Me Happy

Finding Joy In The Little Things In Life, In March.

Time for my March favorites! This is a drawing of all the little things that were making me happy in March. Nothing made me happier last month (or this month!) than new music from Ben Howard! In fact, in less than 2 hours I’ll be watching his live stream concert so please do not disturb around that time.😬
Other things that I loved about March included my regular cold water dips in the river, a lot of picnicking (plus a lot @mr.moonen_wijnhandel wine) and, of course, my plants!⁠🌱
I hope you also had a good month and are having a happy & healthy April so far! Have a lovely day! ⁠💚

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Want to see more Hand Drawn Happiness?

Take a look at the small things that were bringing me joy in 2016 here or these things I liked in 2018.

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Are You A Tea Or A Coffee Person?

Hand drawn color illustrations of hot drinks, including coffee and tea.

What Gets You Energized On Mondays?

Happy Monday! Which one of these illustrated energizing drinks do you use to start your week full of energy? In other words, what is your Monday fuel? Is it on here? I’m a big tea lover. I drink tea every day, all day, green, white or herbal. Sometimes I will have a “baby coffee” (lots of milk and sugar) but it’s rare. Today I had a mix of latte macchiato, tea and a Coke and still I feel only half awake!😳 Not my most productive day ever… oh well.

If you’re a coffee lover, or a tea lover like me, you’re in luck, because I have several coffee- and tea-themed items available in my Etsy shop, including the coffee themed postcard below. You can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates.

2020 Coffee Mangomini Blog

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Sunny February Days, Illustrated.

What I Wore In February, In Drawings.

I was working on several wintery illustrations and then it was suddenly spring! One of the things I love about freelance life is that I can be flexible with my hours. So today, to fully take advantage of the sunny weather, I took half the day off for a long hike and a sunset picnic. I do have to work late now, but since we have an evening clock at the moment, I don’t mind so much.⁠🥖🍷

The illustration above is a recap of my day, as part of my ongoing illustrated fashion diary/what I wore series. When I do these I always like to look back at the same time from the previous year. Here‘s and example from February last year.

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Lockdown Valentine

What I Want For Valentine’s Day, In Drawings.

Realistic Valentine’s Day goals… #lockdownvalentine #pizzaplease

Want More Hand Drawn Pizza Happiness In Your Life?

My Etsy shop is always open and filled with super cute and colourful illustrated greeting cards and wall prints, including several pizza-themed, because (surprise!) I love pizza.

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Celebrate Little Things, In Drawings.

Celebrate Whatever You Can!

The Holidays are over but there’s no reason to stop celebrating small things. It’s been a tough year and we should be kind to ourselves. You survived 2020: well done! Put on pants today? That’s awesome! Checked in on a friend? You deserve extra karma points for that! Feel like you didn’t do anything worth celebrating today? Remember you are still awesome and it’s okay and normal to feel bad sometimes!⁠ 💚 Hopefully this drawing can serve as a little positive reminder. It was one of my best nine for 2020 on Instagram, and I updated it a little bit for 2021.⁠

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After Lockdown Picnic!

Happy International Picnic Day! I know not everyone can do this safely at the moment and I feel very lucky to live in a place where I can enjoy one of my favorite summer activities again. I hope the same will be true for everyone soon.💚

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Celebrate Whatever!

Happy Today! I often use special days or fun holidays as inspiration for my drawings, but you really don’t need a special day or achievement to celebrate. At the moment even ordinary things can feel like a real challenge, like putting on pants or going to the supermarket. So today, be kind to yourself and celebrate the small things. It’s a day and you’re still awesome!⁠ (Even if it sometimes doesn’t feel like that.)⁠

Eat What You Want Day

Happy National Eat What You Want Day!

If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate today and treat yourself food wise, I’m happy to let you know that today (May 11th) is ‘Eat What You Want Day‘! 😃 For me that looks something like this.⁠ These are some of my absolute favorite foods and snacks. I could eat (and drink) these every day, and probably would, if it wasn’t so unhealthy to do so. What are your favorite (guilty pleasure) foods?⁣ And do you have any quarantine-cravings?⁠ 😋🍫🍕

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Want to see more of my Fun Holiday art?

Take a look at my drawings for National Pie Day and Chocolate Ice Cream Day.

In The Mood For Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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Thank God it’s Pie Day!

Happy National Pie Day!

Because it’s important to celebrate the small things in life.

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