Weekend links #004

Photography: Wild&BOHOJolanda Marti

Weekend links #004

We collected a few inspiring links with tons reading and watching material which made us laugh, cry, think, be inspired or amazed.
So here you have a few of our favorite links to entertain you this weekend!

favorite links this week:

Iris

This is what you can call video Art, with a capital A.

Wach this video  

Netflix: Austin to Boston

This is the singer songwriter dream captured in one movie! 5 old VW’s. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. Featuring Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff and Bear’s Den.

Austin to Boston

Artist Pat Perry

This Detroit based artist got some very diverse artwork, from big mural portraits to small and beautiful detailed sketches, mixed with some weird characters and nature.

Link to some of his artwork

Link to his instagram

Music: The Cat empire

I love discovering bands that already got 3 albums you can listen to right away, as in the case of ‘The Cat empire’ that we discovered on a wedding we photographed in 2017. After there first dance the opened the party with ‘Still young’

Listen on Spotify 

Listen on Youtube 

Follow on Instagram

How to interplant your Tomatoes

This video really helped us last year growing our Tomatoes.
Curtis stone tells you how to take care of your tomatoes while they are growing and how to make them grow bigger and to have more tomatoes.

How to interplant tomatoes

Follow on Insta!

I try to follow people who post beautiful inspiring photo’s on their Instagram, and post real-life raw honest content on their insta-stories! I’m following @gypsyon__  for a while now, amazingly talented yogi and I especially love the way she speaks to us in her stories! She is such an honest, pure, natural person! It’s all the things i love to follow on Instagram!

Take a look at this instagram profile!  

Our plans this weekend:
Miley is free from school for a week, so it is going to be a long weekend for us.
But for Saturday and Sunday, we had planned on sorting out all the toys the kids have (and maybe throw some away).
We are also cleaning up the garden and making it ready for spring.

Loving at this moment:

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Weekend Links #001

Photography: Wild&BOHOJolanda Marti

Weekend links #001

We collected a few inspiring links with tons reading and watching material which made us laugh, cry, think, be inspired or amazed.
So here you have a few of our favorite links to entertain you this weekend!

favorite links this week:

TED talk

It was 2010 when I watched this Ted talk from Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded in 2006.
And i still remember how moved i was. How i agree with everything he is telling us! He is putting into words what I thought and felt all these years about our education system.

Rewarding and recognizing some skills as valuable and devaluating other skills like creativity. A heartbreaking reality. And I was moved to tears and felt understand and empowered! This is my absolute must-see TED talk of all times! So Please Please Please GO and watch this amazing TED talk and let me know what you think!

Wach this Ted talk!  

Ckickens!!! WANT!

This is making me want to have chickens! If you are thinking of getting some but still in doubt, go and read this blog post on Old Joy!

Chicken happiness!   

I LAVA it!

Oh this made me so happy!!! It’s a Pixar short of 2015, but this week saw it for the first time and it made my day!

So if you feel in the need of some happy-feel-good-Vibes… Go and watch this adorable love story.

Wach the video! 

Music: Postcards From Mars

We are a big fan of this band! We love their dreamy sound and its the perfect soundtrack to a long road trip, or lazy Sunday afternoon in October. We first saw him perform live at the album release back in 2016 and we are following his music ever since.

Listen on Spotify 

Listen on Youtube 

Plant watering LIFE-SAVERS

This girl knows what she’s talking about! No really! listen to this “crazy plant lady” she has some pretty good advice for everyone who has trouble keeping their plants hydrated!

Wach her plant watering hacks!

Follow on Insta!

@mother_ofall_adventures She has four beautiful children and shares her story with us! Talking about subjects like (postnatal) depression, loneliness, and all the struggles she encounters as a mother! She is real, pure and honest in everything she puts online. Letting us know: Mothers, the struggle is real, and you’re not alone! Love all the pictures in her feed, and the real honest way she talks with us through her insta stories! GO and follow! She’s amazing!

Take a look at this instagram profile!  

Our plans this weekend:
We have a fun weekend ahead of us, My sister in law is pregnant with my new little niece and I’m going to take some pictures of her pregnancy, and Sunday we’ll be having some friends over for dinner.
What are your plans for this weekend!?

Loving at this moment:

Shopping inspiration!
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MOMyself

It feels like there was the “me” before I had kids and the “me” after. Not only that but after each and every birth of one of my baby girls I totally felt had to find myself all over again.

Having a baby, giving life to a beautiful tiny helpless human and bringing it into this world, and then caring for it 24/7 giving it everything you’ve got is so intense. What that does to your body, you’re mind, to your whole being. It’s all most indescribable. It puts everything upside down and inside out. For a while there the “me” became a “we”. The sense of “self” was scrambled. And all doh after giving birth I turned in to a “me” again… but it doesn’t feel like that at all. That connection to my baby is still there and feels as strong as ever, especially the first 6 months. I am the MOM to someone very special now! And being a mommy is making it impossible for me to remember who I ever was before this little being of mine sprung into life inside my belly. Which by the way, obviously must have rewired this brain of mine in some way. I don’t recognize myself anymore.

And then slowly but surely the dust settles after 7 months or so and I’m starting to get to know myself again. Finally, I can see the new shape of “Myself” again through the new all costuming role of MOM.

And I’m still there! It’s still ME! With the same passions, likes and dislikes, fears, talents, hopes and dreams and everything! But just with a few little extras.

Extra love, extra cuddles, extra responsibility, extra milk, extra patience, priorities and a whole new set of extra hopes and dreams. You’re a MOM but still your Self! And right now I feel like MOMyself!

Recognizing who I am aside from the mom role gives me the strength and clarity to see past the things I want as a mom and gives me the space to feel like an individual And decide what I want to do besides being a mother. Because being a MOM doesn’t mean I can’t have a successful business, be independent, have hobbies, be creative, travel, do sports, feel sexy, powerful, smart, feel like I can do anything I want. Setting an example for my girls! Because I CAN do all that and still be there for my babies almost full time… Even on a working day (3 to 4 days a week) I am with them 18 hours a day! The power of co-sleeping, having a family business, mom/dad equally shared tasks, and working from the home! I want to have it all!

Yes, I am proud to be a mother of 3!
But I am much more than that.

Here is a photo series I did with photographer Wouter Keuris.
So happy I did this shoot with him! We talked a lot about Photography, the wedding-buzz and we had a great time during the shoot! It made me feel like an autonomous person without a baby or kid attached to me for a few hours. I felt like a whole person again, empowered! Not the same as before… but that’s ok. I’ve grown, I’ve learned, I’m getting to know my new MOMyself for the third time. I’m embracing the new me! Never felt so at peace with myself.

Are you a mom? How did you experience that?  Did having of having baby’s changed you in some way?

Photography: Wouter Keuris
Retouche: Jolanda Marti

2017 Recap!

2017 was amazing! Looking back at the past 12 months and so much has happened! We are so thankful for everything and everyone we have in our lives! We are grateful for all the experiences we had and even the difficulties we encountered because we learned from them!

Feels like we are on the right track, let’s continue 2018 and make it a good year filled with positivity and inspiration!

I will be checking in more often from now on! And we are switching from Dutch to Englisch from now on! Subscribe on our youtube channel to be updated on all new videos!
Have a Happy 2018 everyone!!!

To our babygirl Quinn

There she was! The 2nd of May 2017 our third little girl Quinn was born!

Read this blog in English

We thought we were complete. We thought we were happy and whole as a family. We thought wrong.

You filled a void in our hearts we didn’t realize was there. All four of us are totally in love with you, and you are so so so welcome here!

From the first time i picked you up, umbilical cord still attached to my body and I instantly knew… i know you. You where always meant to be with us.

Our little family of four is now a quintuple! And the five of us are going to travel the world and make adventures together!

Right now you are two weeks old, and you are sleeping in my arms. I will always hold you when you need me to, listen to you went you need to be heard, catch you whenever you fall, and push you forward whenever you’re trying to lift off and fly…
To me, you will always be my baby, lying in my arms like you are right now.

You are so tiny. So pure. So sweet. So we captured you’re beauty and innocence. Cherishing this moment, keeping it with us for ever.

We-love-you-so-much…

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We dachten compleet te zijn. We waren gelukkig met ons gezin, het voelde als “af”. En we zaten er zo erg naast.

Jij vulde een leegte in ons hart waarvan we niet eens wisten dat hij daar was. Wij zitten alle vier op een roze wolk, en we houden zo, zo, zoveel van jou!

Van het eerste moment dat ik je in mijn armen had, nog samen verbonden door het navelstreng wist ik meteen… Ik ken jou! Jij hoort bij ons, zonder jou zijn wij niet compleet!

Ons kleine gezinnetje van vier is nu ineens een quintuple! En met z’n vijfjes gaan we de wereld verkennen en avonturen beleven!

Op dit moment ben je twee weekjes oud, lig je in mijn armen, en je slaapt. Je bent zo mooi en lief… Ik zal je altijd vasthouden als je dat nodig hebt, naar je juisteren als je gehoord wilt worden, ik zal je vangen als je valt, en je voortstuwen als je probeert te vliegen.
Voor mij, zul jij voor altijd mijn baby zijn, zoals je hier in mijn armen ligt te slapen.

Je bent zo klein. Zo puur, So lief. We hebben je schoonheid en onschuld vereeuwigd. Zodat we dit moment kunnen koesteren en voor altijd kunnen bewaren.

Wij-houden-zo-veel-van-jou!

Photography: Jolanda Marti & Michiel Fook

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