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! β πŸ’š

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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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Low Waste Spring Ideas, In Drawings.

2021 Low waste spring Mangomini

Simple Ways To Reduce Waste And Save Energy This Spring.

Every new season is a chance for a fresh start. In this illustration I’ve summed up some of the things that I will be doing to reduce waste and save energy this spring. Today also happens to be Global Recycling Day, that’s why I thought this would be a good day to share this drawing.

Going completely zero waste can be hard, but by making little changes reducing waste and saving energy is actually quite simple. It doesn’t have to be perfect to make a difference.

Want More Zero- Or Low Waste Swap Inspiration?

I’ve been drastically trying to reduce waste for a while now, especially my plastic waste. I have a whole series of illustrations with zero- and low wast swap ideas and about sustainability in general. Take a look here and here for examples, or follow me on Instagram for more regular updates. I also have a postcard available on Etsy filled with ways to reduce waste.

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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!⁠ πŸ’š 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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December Sadness

When your self care routine is not enough and you just feel sad.
I had quite a horrible week but at least I managed to do some drawing again so things are going in the right direction. For those also feeling the December/2020 blues: take care!πŸ’šβ 

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Au Revoir Novembre!

French Girl Fall Style, In Drawings

Enjoy the last day of November! This is from the November page of this year’s calendar, clearly with a French theme. Do you love French style as much as I do? I still have one or two calendars available in my Etsy shop, and lots of other handmade goodies, quite a few French-inspired. ⁠πŸ₯  Merci x β πŸ›’β 

More In The Mood For French Girl Spring Style?

Take a look here for Parisian Chic Spring Style.

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Low Waste Holiday Gift Ideas, In Drawings.

Affordable Sustainable Gift Guide.

If you’ve followed my illustration work over the last years, you may have noticed that I’m trying to reduce my waste and live a more minimalistic life.⁠ My goal: less stuff, less waste, more quality, more adventure! ⁠

This has totally changed the way I shop. I like to call it “consciously unshopping” haha.⁠ I still shop a little bit of course, but only things that I need or know I will love and use for a long time.⁠

Buy less, but better.

Hopefully this illustration will inspire you to also “shop less, but better”, starting this Holiday season. I really hope you will choose to support small and local businesses, because we need it more than ever this year!⁠ My own Etsy shop ships worldwide and is filled with cute hand drawn illustrated cards, prints and calendars.πŸ’š

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November Faves So Far, In Drawings.

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Things To Enjoy In November, If You Ask Me.

My November favourites, so far. The weather has been so nice here. I’m going on regular hikes with lovely sunny picnic breaks. I’m also enjoying chestnut picking (very relaxing!) and chestnut eating. I hope you are also enjoying your autumn. Take care!β πŸ’š

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Want to go back in time?

Take a look from my November illustrations from previous years here and here.

In The Mood For Even More Hand Drawn Happiness?

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Plant Wisdom

Illustrated Plant Quote

Kindness is cool. (And so are plants!)πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸ’š

Looking For More Hand Drawn (Plant) Happiness?

My Etsy shop is filled with cute and colourful illustrated cards, wall prints and other papergoods, many of them plant-themed.

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Bonjour! (French Fall Style)

How To Dress Like A French Girl This Fall, In Drawings.

Bonjour! I hope you are enjoying your week in the best way possible at the moment. As you can probably tell from this illustration, I’m still obsessed with French style, yes.⁠πŸ₯ ⁠Take care!

PS. I have several French/Parisian themed cards and prints in my Etsy shop. Worldwide shipping!⁠ πŸ›’

Want More French Fashion Vibes?

Take a look at my illustrated French Spring Fashion look here.

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World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Plan, Illustrated.

Today is World Mental Health Day, always super important, but even more so in this crazy year. This illustration shows you some of the things that are part of my mental health/self care routine. It’s something that I, like so many others, always have to be aware of, especially during the autumn months. Know that there is help available and ask for it, if you need it. Take Care.β πŸ’šπŸ’š

PS. Because of the many requests I now have this one available on a postcard on Etsy too. Pin in to your wall as a positive reminder or send it to someone who could use it.

Want More Hand Drawn Inspiration?

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