Liesbet | Minimalist goals

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With the move to our new home and the sale of our current home on my mind, I have started to declutter our house-extremely. This process made me realize we own way too much STUFF: toys the kids don’t play with, clothes we don’t wear, items we don’t use…too much of everything, and why? To be stored in closets?  To annoy us every time we need to ‘organise’ them (since there are new stuff coming in all the time!). I notice a heavy weight coming off my shoulders with each item I remove. So I intend to keep on going. I’ve been reading about this path to minimalism, online on Becoming Minimalist and on The Minimalists; and in the books of Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist. I hope to fill my new home with just the  things we love and that are truly necessary- adding value to our lives. I am still a loooong way from being ‘minimalist’, but I do hope to continue to clear the clutter from our lives, making room for the most important things as family, friendships, health, etc…

Met onze verhuis en de verkoop van onze huidige woonst in het vooruitzicht, ben ik beginnen ‘rommelen’ en ‘ontspullen’. Dit proces heeft me doen inzien dat we veel te veel SPULLEN bezitten: speelgoed waar de kinderen nooit mee spelen, kleding die we niet dragen, dingen die we niet gebruiken…teveel van alles, en waarom? Om te stockeren in kasten? Om ons te irriteren als we alles moeten opruimen en ‘organiseren’? Telkens ik iets wegdoe, is het alsof een gewicht van mijn schouders wordt afgenomen. Ik ben dan ook van plan nog een tijdje door te gaan. Ondertussen las ik al heel wat over de weg naar ‘minimalisme’, online op Becoming Minimalist en op The Minimalists, en in de boeken van Joshua Becker van Becoming Minimalist. Ik hoop dat ons nieuwe huis enkel gevuld zal zijn met spullen die écht noodzakelijk zijn, die waarde toevoegen aan ons leven. Je kan me helemaal nog geen minimalist noemen, maar ik hoop wel nog veel ‘rommel’ uit ons leven te verwijderen, zodat er meer plaats overblijft voor de belangrijkste zaken als familie, vriendschappen, gezondheid, enz…

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Isabel | Spring was here – Gray Label

m word mag, gray labelLast week we got a little taste of spring so I took the littles out and we went exploring. Jules is obsessed with trees these days so we went looking for the perfect tree and yes we found one, not so far from where we live. He now calls it, HIS tree and whenever it is not raining he wants to visit it and climb in it. Thank goodness for comfy clothes like GRAY LABEL. They make it easy to play in and run around in AND look great too! Jeanne loves the tree too, but she prefers to just watch her brother do all the action. What do you like most about Spring?

Vorige week werden we verwend met enkele dagen lente, waarvan nu weer niets meer te merken is. Ik nam de kinderen mee naar buiten en we gingen op zoek naar bomen, want daar is Jules nu helemaal van in de ban. We vonden de perfecte boom niet zover van bij ons thuis en Jules noemt het nu ZIJN boom. Wanneer het niet regent moeten we die dus gaan bezoeken en moet hij er ook uiteraard inklimmen. Gelukkig zijn er de kleertjes van GRAY LABEL die zo gemakkelijk aanzitten dat hij er vrij in kan bewegen en spelen. Jeanne die vindt het allemaal tof, maar verkiest toch eerder om gewoon naar haar broer te kijken die zonder vrees in de bomen klimt. 

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Shirts, skirt and trousers by GRAY LABEL (click here) | Cardigan Jules MINGO (click here)| Caridgan Jeanne FOOL DE WOOL (click here) | Shoes Jules OMODA (click here) | Boots Jeanne WATOTO (click here)

 

Katleen | house project and baby D

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I get emails and messages every day, asking why I’m not blogging anymore, or at least not as intense as I used to.  First of all, I wanted to reassure you all that I’m truly fine and the reason of my absence is because I’m just so busy! 8 years ago, we renovated our home for the first time but back then, we didn’t know we would end up with 4 babies.  So now, we’re quite short in kids’ rooms, haha!  Since 2015 we are rebuilding our home for the second time, just to make more space for the littles.  This project has been lingering for more than a year, but now I have really taken the bull by the horns and there’s no stopping me.  So on the one hand, there’s this house project that takes a lot of my time.  On the other hand, there’s baby D, who is the sweetest little angel, but… she hardly sleeps and she keeps me on my toes day and night. I’m not complaining though, she ‘s my last tiny baby and I’m enjoying every quirky phase of hers anyway. So I’ll definitely keep on blogging and hopefully more intensely again in the near future. In the meanwhile, I show you a little sneak peek of our plans and some inspo pics of my pinterest page! The downstairs of our home is nearly finished and we will soon start with the upstairs of the house.  Right now, we’re even camping with our whole family in the living room and the storage room and the kids couldn’t be happier with this whole adventure.  Me and the hubs, we will be very happy when everything is finished, ha!mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl mwordmag|house project, katleen, kowaleen, architecture, portret, baby, house, rebuilding, renovating, girl

 

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