Friday, January 24, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (part 51)


I think this is the first plant I've ever bought for myself. More on this next monday in a DIY post.
Ofcourse, I didn't make the plant myself, but it needed a place to live in :-)

I never say 'no' to tea and cake. The Dutch name for this kind of cake is 'vlaai'.

Taking some new product pictures for some of my Etsy listings

New additions to my household

Getting some cuddles


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  1. I love this post! Everything is beautiful!
    Yummy cake and cute, cute kitties (yes, the black one too) ;-)

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    1. The cake was yummy indeed, have you ever had vlaai?

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  2. Can't wait for your new DIY! And vlaai and tea, mmm

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    1. Rijst is mijn favoriet, dus dat was dubbel boffen :-)

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  3. I didn't know it, but apparently I need some vlaai.

    love your new print. too cute.

    I never did good with plants, but I've come a long way. right now the geraniums I took in from the yard in fall, are doing great on my window sills and I've been doing that for a few years now. that looks like a plant that can stand being ignored so you should be good to go. just need to find the right spot.

    you wouldn't like it at all here today. it's 5F with a -15F windchill. Basically, it's downright freezing. yay for the woodstove.

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    1. I went grocery shopping without gloves this morning, it's not as cold here as it is over there, but I should have taken them. I choose this plant because they seem quite hard to get rid of..

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  4. awww..look at the face of the cat. I just want to smush it. I actually have 2 houseplants that I'm struggling to keep alive. I'm think of just tossing them and starting over. They look so pathetic.

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    1. My plant will probably look pathetic in no time too :-)

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  5. Oh my gosh....that cake!!!!! I die!

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  6. Cant wait to read more about that plant. I'm a notorious plant killer in these parts, despite my best intentions.

    I'm with you on tea and cake. Can't go wrong!

    Hope you are having a wonderful January...

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    1. Hope you're having a good one too! I really should go and water that plant now...

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  7. Your plant is beautiful! I love houseplants, but I get nervous whenever I bring home new ones even when I research to make sure they're not toxic to cats.

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    1. I love plants too, but in other's peoples houses... I hope I'll manage to keep it alive for a long time!

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  8. I just love how all these comments are from people who aren't so great with plants! me too! I somehow killed my succulents...in southern California. I think that's impossible. Can't wait to see the DIY!

    Also, your cat kind of looks like mine! She's cuddling me right now.

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    1. Happy to hear I am not the only plant-killer!

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  9. I never say no to tea and cake either. :) happy weekend.

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  10. Especially in winter! And I think it's pretty rude to say 'no' to cake :-)

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  11. Cake is so yummy and of course the blue china is so endearing! Love your sweet post!!!

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  12. Your plant is goooorgeous! i'm not very good at keeping plants, they usually die, so i should probably get a cactus. I also love that picture! xx

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    1. Thanks! I wonder how long it will take this one before it dies...

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  13. I look forward to seeing how you potted your plant! I love succulents.

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  14. that cake looks super yummy....how about sharing the recipe?
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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    1. This was storebought, I never tried making this kind of cake. If you're interested, here's a recipe for Dutch 'rijstevlaai', and it's in English too! http://www.thedutchtable.com/2010/01/rijstevlaai-rice-pie.html

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  15. Hi Marieken! I'm intrigued with the plant. I have no idea what it is. Looking forward to see it on your next post.

    As for the cake, I can't likewise say no to it!!

    Wishing you a great week ahead!

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  16. Hoi Marieken, van die vlaai krijg ik echt trek. En je poekie zou ik maar wat graag willen knuffelen.
    Ik heb je genomineerd voor de Liebster Award, kijk even op mijn blog als het je leuk lijkt er iets mee te doen :)

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  17. Beautiful post. Your new plant and cat are adorable. And that cake! Yum.

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    1. I could have cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner :-)

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  18. That cake looks amazing! And I want to crawl through the screen and cuddle your kitty :)

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  19. another good one that is hard to kill.............snake plant. my mother had one for YEARS that I think my older sister started in elementary school in the classroom. You could ignore that thing forEVER and it still kept growing.https://www.etsy.com/listing/122135032/variegated-snake-plant-sanseviera?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=plants_and_edibles_low&gclid=CNKTxv_TobwCFStnOgodPF8A1Q

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    1. I love it's alternative name (mother in laws tongue) :-)

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