My Dude

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The Dude cardigan knitting

Starting the new year, I can also start a new knitting project, yeah! That is, because I finished a big item, a cardigan for the boyfriend just in time for Christmas. And I almost finished a sweater for a friend.

A nice way to give

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This month marks our 1 year anniversary of living in the new house! We still need more time to completely settle, but the holiday decorations really help. We put a tiny Christmas tree inside and decorated trees outside with lights. I even hang ornaments in ‘normal’ plants in the house to let them blend in.

Warm Ears

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Yesterday the family was expanded, of animal hats that is. With the colder weather I figured a little mouse and a cute fox should be created to keep some ears warm. They are for sale in my webshop

The Fire Place

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Buying a house built around 1900, we knew there would be some problems with draft. We were lucky that the roof was recently renewed, including proper isolation. In and on this old house we got a heat pump and solar panels installed, transforming it in a fairly modern house – energy-wise. The disadvantage is that we noticed the house still has some ‘holes’ in the isolation, giving the heat pump a hard time.

Insert a fire place! Because it keeps us warm during the colder days (and when the heat pump needs a few days to adjust in periods with temperature drops) and is super nice to look at. Who needs a TV when they got a fire place? OK, we still watch our Netflix, but we can also gaze into the fire from now on.

Recycling Yarn

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Wool is a dilemma for me. Since we slowly moved our lifestyle into a vegan lifestyle almost everything could be easily replaced. But as a knitter, wool is for me the hardest to let go of. As for clothing, I don’t buy clothing with wool in it anymore. Making it myself is a different story.

Greens in the Making

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The garden is an ongoing project here and I think we need a bit of time (or lots) until we can say it is ready. But every step is a positive one and we high-five when we finish another meter of driveway. Wanting to do it without any professional gardening help may be a slow way, but it certainly is a satisfying way.

Vegan Power – recipe

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Eating vegan is super easy, I think. Once you get past reading ingredient lists in the supermarket (this is something I did when I went vegan and on vacation), you know what items contain animal products. That, and eating 1 multi-vitamin supplement a day for the B12 and D intake. A super small effort and a big plus is that you feel so much better! I got more energy and my mom kept telling me my skin was looking so good.

Veggies and Fruits Subscription

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It’s Friday!
For me the day I go and get my crate of vegetables. Huh, what?
Well, I wrote about it earlier, but I want to share a few images of the vegetables that we get with a 2 person weekly subscription.

Fresh Greens

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Welcome on my newer blog!
A lot stayed the same, and my older posts are still here. I just want to focus a bit more on living the green life – which is now added as navigation option so you can easily find blog posts that are related to that theme. But I will also still write about, food, obstacle runs and knitting (and maybe rock music every once in a while).

And you can now also follow me on Instagram. Yes, eventually I decided it would be nice to share some pics there, with a focus on the things I share here on my blog.

I hope I see you around!


Vers Groens

Welkom op mijn nieuwere blog!
Veel is hetzelfde gebleven, en mijn oudere posts zijn er nog. Ik wilde me alleen meer gaan focussen op het groene leven – nu ook als navigatie optie toegevoegd aan het menu om apart te zoeken op blogposts met dat thema. Maar ik zal ook nog steeds over eten, obstacle runs en breien schrijven (en misschien af en toe over rockmuziek).

En je kan me nu ook volgen op Instagram. Yep, uiteindelijk bedacht ik me dat het leuk zou zijn om daar foto’s te delen, met een focus op de dingen die ik hier deel op mijn blog.

Ik hoop dat je hier terugzie!


Growing a different kind of grass

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I haven’t been here for the last few months. I wasn’t really sure about how I would continue my blog. It seems that Instagram is the best platform you could be right now. And I don’t have an Instagram account. But maybe I should get one…. And what would I share there and on the blog? Is it better to leave Facebook? How can I display my ideas, DIY’s and creations better?