Monday, 21 October 2013

I am back !!

Maybe I should start blogging again.
Life is a bit busy , but I must say I miss blogging a bit. I'll give it a go.
In November I am organizing my Home an Garden Christmas fair again.  Last year was a huge success, people loved it, I loved it, so I do it again.
Yesterday (Monday)was my day off from working in my shop, but it was far from a day off. I worked hard to get my garden ready for the fair. Loved it !!
Here some images from the garden.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Easter is only 2 weeks away, so time for some lovely Easter decorations.
These egg candles are available from my shop and webshop, $3.50 each or 6 for $20.

Have a look online at :

If you are in the area, we have a big easter market on the 30th of March, Easter Saturday.
Bring a friend and come along, shops will be open and lots of stalls, hope to see you all.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

L is for Lovely Living

Sorry for my long long absence. But a lot can happen in a year!
I think it is time for a new fresh start and some blogging, yeah!!!

With only girls in my house, i am slowly making it in my dream home. Lots and lots of white paint is used and lots is still waiting to be used. Florals in pink and red, new quilts, always fresh flowers and lots of baking (that is what brings a smile on our face) and some extra on the hips as well, a well you only live ones !!

The L is for Lovely Living the shop i have for 3 years now and it is still my passion. I am living the dream.
It is hard work and as a single mum not always easy when the kids have school holidays, but i am my own boss and that is great.

This year for the first time i am organizing a Lovely Living Home and Garden Christmas fair.
I will transform my shop for one weekend to my home and my garden. Fingers crossed for nice weather though. So if you are in the area, you can do your Christmas shopping all at ones.
Lots of great gifts, Christmas decorations, flowers, buntings, coffee, tea and cake (yeah cake again !!)

                                                    Image from the garden
                                                    Image from my house
                                                    Stock waiting to be sold

You are more than welcome !!!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

K is for Kitchen

I love cooking, I love baking and I love my kitchen, it is not flash, no dishwasher, no microwave but everything I need, have a look in my basic kitchen.

Have a great week and don't forget to have a look at my webshop:

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

J is for Just Lovely !!

We spend a long weekend in this lovely cottage in the Wairarapa, New Zealand. No TV, no Internet and no cell phone, Just Lovely!!!
I came back totally inspired , full of new ideas. It is for sure that I go back for an other break ones.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

I is for inspiration

I am inspired by......... a lot of things. A saying like thing makes me very inspired the more you read it the better it is, I know we all try to live well, laugh often and love much but we can always do a bit more.

And I get inspired by lovely magazines.

I was so happy to see my own shop advertised in the back of the magazine, hope you are inspired to have a look at my website:

Have a great weekend!


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.