Monday, February 20, 2012

Potatoe stamped pots

I bought some simple (and cheap) terracotta pots and decided to decorate them myself using home made stamps. Only thing you need to do this is a potatoe (and a sharp little knife) and a bit of paint. I used acrylic based paint and a good old Dutch potatoe. Just cut the potatoe in half, then draw the shape you like to use on the potatoe and follow that shape with a knife, cutting out the shape about a quarter inch deep. Now slice the extra pieces of potatoe away from the side. It's a good idea to take a piece of kitchen towel and press your stamp on it to make sure your stamp is as dry as possible. Now pour some paint in a dish, dip the potatoe in the paint and stamp!
It's so easy!
My "project"

The potatoe stamp I used.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lookbook Fashion Finds

My favourite Lookbook-looks of the moment:

The boots are amazing!

Love the off-shoulder top. Buttons on the back!

Nice coloured skinny jeans.

Great color combination. Love the metallic skinny.

Too cute! Lace, metallic, vintage, cardigan, updo.

Funny pose, like the black and white outfit.

Pretty girl. Gorgeous boots and muffler.

I just love this picture. And the big boyfriend cardi combined with the pretty underwear.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vintage Postcards

Vintage postcards can add a special touch to your walls. Especially if you put 'm in some pretty frames.
You can buy vintage postcards at your local antique store, but you can also buy them online. Websites like Etsy, Amazon and eBay are a great place to get one-of-a-kind vintage cards for bargain prices.
I personally love vintage postcards with real pictures of horses on them. Here are a few of my finds:

Morgan horse prepared for a parade
"Just a pal"
Nasik, an Arabian stallion.
Shetland ponies.
Thoroughbred mare and foal (
Woman on pretty horse (
Circus Horses (
Pretty Pony (

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My favourite baby; Biscuit

 Biscuit (Peppy Coosa Biscuit is his full name) was born in april, last year. He's Pride's thirth baby and her first son. He's an amazing little guy. Very kind, very patient and very very handsome. Biscuit's dad is Peppy Dun It Chex, an amazing buckskin stallion. 

Biscuit in september 2011.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Today I would like to introduce to you our amazing mare, Pride Kid (Kid Coosa x Conslsive Ciji), with her second filly Prides Big D of Faith (Pride Kid x Indian Bigstep) in 2008. Pride had 3 foals up to now, paint fillies Ayla and Faith and last year her first son, quarter Biscuit (Pride Kid x Peppy Dun It Chex), was born. She's an amazing mom and a very pretty girl. She's very patient with kids and people who are scared of horses.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Birds in the garden

If you, like me, love to read blogs from people all around the world, you start to notice that the things that are very common to you might be very special to others. I'm not only talking about cultural differences, but also about our surroundings. The way houses are build, ways of transportation and , off course, nature.
So, I thought it would be fun to show you what birds are common visitors to our garden this winter.

European Robin/Robin Red-Breast (Erithacus rubecula)
In Dutch: Roodborst

Great tit (Parus major)
In Dutch: Koolmees

Blackbird (Turdus merula)
In Dutch: Merel

Blue tit (Cyanistes caerulus)
In Dutch: Pimpelmees

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
In Dutch: Huismus

European Magpie (Pica pica)
In Dutch: Ekster
The house sparrows live in the hedges near the chicken coops (and in the swallow nests in the barn in the winter). They love chicken food, especially grains, and eat together with our chickens. The great tits (well that's an awkward name,grin) and blue tits (even more awkward I think) love peanuts and fat balls (little balls made out of fat and grains). If you want them to really like you; give these birds a big jar of peanut butter. The robins eat insects, little seeds, berries and raisins.
I love the color the tits (can't stop grinning, sorry) and robins bring to the garden.
Blackbirds like bread crumbs and fruit. They sing beautifully. Makes you happy in an instant.
Magpies are trashcans with wings. They eat whatever they find and are very curious.

Our garden is covered with a thin snow blanket at the moment and it's been freezing for over a week, so I try to help the wild birds by feeding them twice a day.