Bus out of Hybernation

Yes! The sun was shining, the temperatures where soft and there she was again after a decade of 3 months. Our radiant tined slice of happiness on wheels. Before taking her out Michiel gave her a bit of TLC. He changed the spark-plugs and refreshed the oil.

And we were so ecstatic to have her out of the garage again we took her for a spin and followed the sun!
We started the van and as it began to move forward baby Quinn started screaming and laughing. This was the first time she was aware of being in our van, and she absolutely LOVED it! We were totally surprised by her reaction. What is it about this van that makes it so special that even a baby of 10 months can feel the difference!?
Haley (our 3-year-old) kept telling us in complete disbelief “Momy LOOK we are driving in the VAN! Mommy look SUNSHINE!”
And Miley was just totally into her drawing… she loves to draw in the van. Even when it’s just parked in the driveway she spends hours in there drawing and coloring and playing with her dolls in her little bubble. This van is like one of her best friends! And when it came out of the garage she just went into defoult mode like the bus never left our driveway.

We drove through the beautiful Dutch landscape and took some pictures to celebrate the first trip with our lovely van in 2018
Finally, it was just the 5  of us in a bus again. How is it possible that those 3 months of winter feel like forever.
But with all that ice and salt on the road, it really is best to keep her safe and sound inside our garage.

Michiel was focusing on the sound of the engine and felt a bit worried about the sound it was making… it sounded perfectly fine to me. But he was not so sure. So we made it a small tour around the region. Tomorrow he will be adjusting the valves of the engine after a tip from Marco so hopefully, that’s the thing what’s off about the sound.

Driving an old VW van is not just all about having fun… it’s more like 60% having fun 20% maintenance 20% figuring out what the f*uck is wrong with it now. You HAVE to LOVE to solve the riddle in the most unexpected moment, stranded in the most unexpected places. But see, that’s the charm, that’s how stories are made, how people are met, the unexpected… that’s where the adventure begins.
Therefore, it’s more something of a lifestyle than “just a car” she is part of our family, my first car, and we have been living this #vanlife for the last 13 years! And we’re LOVING it!

Loving at this moment:

Shopping inspiration!
Click on the product to shop our style-favorites we personally selected from our partners!

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:

Shopping inspiration!
Click on the product to shop our style-favorites we personally selected from our partners!

Roadtrip Amsterdam to Barcelona Video

There was a time we went on an adventure. All four of us in a bus. We had a wonderful journey, met amazing people, and saw beautiful new places. This is what #vanlife is all about! To us, it’s a bonding experience and making memories to last a lifetime!

We started this trip with the four of us, but after we came home we discovered that we were no longer four! A little-fived person had announced her arrival to us. And thinking back… she was already with us half our trip! So we came home a Family of five. 7 months after we arrived home in May 2017 our little baby girl Quinn was born! Making the road trip we had an extra special memory to us!

Re-live our roadtrip from Amsterdam to Barcelona with us…

Videography: Michiel Fook

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!!!

Hot coco hand wash! – VLOG

To my English readers:
This blogpost and vlog are in dutch only. Sorry about that…
It’s it’s an old post from back when i only posted in dutch.

YES! hier is weekvlog #02! leuk dat je kijkt!
In deze weekvlog: Voorbereidingen op de trouw-beurs, Koffie en hot coco drinken bij de espresso fabriek, verbouwen, Zwangerschap week 33, bloed prikken, en een klein verslagje van onze stand op de Love and Marriage beurs in Utrecht!

Iedere dinsdag avond staat een nieuwe vlog voor je klaar!
Neem een kijkje in ons leven en laat gerust een reactie achter of stel je vraag dan beantwoorden we deze natuurlijk zo snel we kunnen! Niets missen? Abonneer je dan snel op ons kanaal en blij op de hoogte! Stel je vraag en ik doe mijn best zo snel mogelijk te antwoorden.

Liefs, Jolanda

Pin It on Pinterest