Creative life 2018

We went “where the Creative things are” at the Creative Life Event.
And we sure got ourselves a big dose of creativity and inspiration!
From the moment we stepped in, until the moment we had to leave we were talking to amazingly talented people and getting so many ideas and tips from everyone.

Sadly our little baby Quinn suddenly got a high fever and was burning up the poor thing! So we just had to leave.
We sure wish we could have stayed much longer to participate in some workshops or attend a seminar… But the baby always goes first.
Hey, that’s #Momlife No worries… next year I will be there for sure to make up for lost time! Already looking forward to Creative Life 2019!

So for everyone who likes to be creative, get inspired and like to meet other creatives… I highly recommend this event! We loved it!

Watch our recap video to see how it was and who we’ve met.

Featured in this video:
https://www.airplantshop.nl/
https://peacockandpeony.com/
https://www.print-art-read.nl/
https://www.instagram.com/flaviosalsano/
http://www.maak-rotterdam.nl/
http://handmade-heaven.nl/
https://roodenbloem.nl/
http://www.veerillustratie.nl/
https://www.howisithanging.nl/

 

About the Vlog:
Here I collect all our adventures of our family in photo and video stories. With our photography and videography, we try to show how we experience this world and illustrate that feeling of being close and connected to each other as a family. Nothing fancy, just the five of us, living our lives, going on road trips, cuddling on the couch, loving each other, and keeping our baby girls close to us. Honest, sincere, real images. Take a look into our lives and feel free to leave a comment Love, Jolanda

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Where the WILD things are…

This girl is turning 3 years old, and I think since day one she always felt like she owed the place. And with “the place” I mean literally every place she sets foot. Walking around with a straight back, a confident tread and determent brave look in her eyes. She is boss! She owns it. Fearless. She will do whatever she sets her mind to. Absolutely no one will be able to stop her. You may think you can, but you won’t. She has lots and lots of important things to do, and she’s making them up as she’s going. Because that’s her style, and that’s working just fine for her.

Life is just one big Adventure… and there must be nothing more wonderful than being a Haley of 3 years old, right here right now.
SO Happy birthday our little Wild Haley. May you always feel as confident and fearless as you are now! You are amazing!

Watch here the Birthday photo we made for her this year “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” inspired.
And the rest of the photo’s we took that day.

Photography: Michiel Fook

Making art with our kids!

I am really proud of Michiel for making this video and going outside his comfort zone and doing a voiceover for the very first time!
He really wanted to participate with contributing to this blog and start making videos and blog posts. And I am so excited he is actually making a big effort to take part! So here the first of hopefully many blog and video posts from Michiel, to show you guys the dad’s perspective in our lives!

But as usual with firsts, the insecurity kicks in… and I hear him asking me  “Jolanda tell me hounestly, is it good enough!? it’s not isn’t it…”
Well, I definitely think its good enough!!! It’s honest, sincere, from the heart and real. Especially when you know that it’s the first time he had done a voiceover, which made him completely awkward. So I give him extra Bonus points for daring to push beyond his comfort zone and being open and vulnerable. That’s why I love this man.

What do you guys think!? Want to see more of his content on the site and witness him getting more comfortable with sharing his thoughts with you guys!?

Michiel about the video:
Watch our 7-year-old daughter Miley making art!
With this portrait of my daughter Miley I draw I wasn’t sure what to do with the colors, so I drew the lines and hung it on the wall for a good 6 months if not longer. Until Miley came up with the idea of giving it some color herself! I only had to tell her ones and she picked it up so fast. She loved working together with me creating this painting together and the end result could not have been any better.

 

Weekend Links #002

Photography: Wild&BOHOJolanda Marti

Weekend links #002

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!

Our plans this weekend:
This week our little baby girl was feeling sick so we had spent a lot of time in comfort her and less time working.
Meaning there is some catching up to do. The girls are going to grandma on Saturday so a working day for us, and Sunday will be a daddy day and I (Jolanda) will be working hard to make up for lost working hours. And to be honest… working in the office all nice and quiet with a chai latte and some nice music isn’t a punishment after all those broken nights and sad and crying little girls all day this last three weeks! So besides catching-up, it’s also a little bit of mommy-timeout re-loading time! The two eldest girls will stay at their grandmom tonight! I Think this (working) weekend is going to be just the thing I need right now… After that will be a fun mom again. Right now I feel completely exhausted!

Can any moms or dads relate? or am I just being crazy!?
Whatever your plans are… Have an amazing and fun weekend! Let me hear your plans!!!

favorite links this week:

TED talk

The gift and power of emotional courage
YES! This is definitely a must watch!

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.

Wach this Ted talk!  

NETFLIX The end of the F***ING World

We totally binged all episodes of this one! And YES you SHOULD go watch it now. Go!

NETFLIX The end of the F***ING World

Poor Cherries

Oh this made me so smile!!! So funny! Get your 70’s arty-vibes shot right here!

Wach the video! 

5 Plantastic ideas!!!

Justina Blakeney is a Designer, artist, and author who has been an inspiration to me whenever it comes to style. Whenever I’m stuck, uninspired or sometimes just bored and tired I go to her site and it fills me with energy, inspiration, and positivity!
Little bitesize inspiration blog posts like this one really make me happy! So easy do something like this in your home and it can make a huge difference!

5 Plantastic ideas!!!

Living Off-grid in a cabin!

We love to go out in our van and travel for a long time in our van and being off-grid for a while!
But these people are next level! They live permanently in this little off-grid cabin! So lovely!

Wach this off-grid family and their Cabin!

Follow on Insta!

@adventured_life NO WAY! We actually found another family of 5 who travel in a VW bus! Go and give them a follow!

Take a look at this instagram profile!  

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Bohemian Workmode

Photography: Wild & BOHO – Michiel Fook

I’m a creative! And by being a self-proclaimed artist I think I earned the right to always wear whatever I feel like.
I do have to attend a business meeting sometimes because that comes with the territory of having your own business.
I still have to discover the “business suit” that feels right to me. And if someone doesn’t like my style, they have no business working with me…so basically, every day, is casual Friday for me! That being said, I do have a “working mode” style. Whenever I go to meetings I like to wear pants and really high heels. because that makes me feel extra confident and powerful! I like flowing fabrics and I’m not scared of a little bit of color.

For example these Comfortable Paper Bag Waist Pants. I just love the balance between Stylish but not like I’m trying too hard. I love to combine it with a cute flowered blouse because I’m always a flower girl wherever i go, and my mustard-yellow winter trenchcoat which is totally giving me positive vibes whenever I put it on. Of course, I’m bringing my trusted leather bag with me where I can easily fit all of my papers, tablet, and agenda in, and off I go!

Do you dare/are you allowed to be yourself in your business meetings?
I can definitely recommend it!

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