Thursday, March 27, 2014

a happy list

Making me happy lately:

1.Morning coffee and left over 'poffertjes'.
I've been giving in to all kinds of (pregnancy)cravings lately and poffertjes is definitely one of them.
The tiny little pancakes are a typical Dutch treat, which traditionally are made by street vendors. (I got mine at the grocery store, almost as good)
They're usually served hot on a paper plate with a knob of butter and a sprinkle of icing sugar.
Especially delicious on a cold winter day.


2. Morning play time/ me time.
Instead of his usual morning nap, I've been letting Micha have some quiet/ play time in his room lately and it's been going really well. 
He's usually up there for forty-five minutes to an hour, and keeps himself busy with rearranging(read: messing up) his room, reading books or playing with his Duplo. 
During this time I have time to take a shower, make myself some coffee and read my blogroll.
Now instead of two 1 hour naps, he takes a long 2 to 2 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon, 
and that means I have time to nap too! Yay!


3. This cute tee I found on Pinterest. It would be perfect for Micha.


4. Our new 'ouchie' plant.
Before Micha was born I was one of those people that said I would never 'un'decorate (you know: empty the window sills, put away house plants, etc.) my home for our child. 
He'd just have to learn what he could and couldn't touch. 

And then, Micha was born. 
The sweetest, happiest, but also the most curious little lad I ever did meet.
And as consistent as we tried to be at telling him 'no, not for Micha', 
it just seemed easier for us and more fair to Micha to get rid of some of the 'no touch' items.

And slowly but surely things disappeared from our living room, 
candles on the window sills, books from the lowest shelves 
and a house plant who didn't survive all the tugs and touches by curious baby hands. 

But now that Micha understands more and knows why he can't touch certain things, 
these items are making a come back. 

I'm particularly happy with the come back of the plant. 
We, on purposely, bought one with spiky leaves and told M. it was an ouchie plant, 
which it actually is a bit (not as bad as a cactus, but it still gives a mean little sting). 
So, even though he's a lot better at not touching everything, he especially stays away from the 'ouchie plant'.
We are so mean, haha!


5. Baking yummy treats for friends and dreaming of the day I won't just be baking for friends but for customers of my future baking business.


6. This funny little dude looking like a 90's rapper


What's making you happy lately?

Love, Maria


  1. 1. You coming to visit me?
    I understand you have cactus trauma. Sorry. Don't worry - we don't have cacti in our house :-)

    1. Oops, you got me! :) Yes, that definitely is making me happy! But I think I'll be talking about that on the blog quite a lot in April! xo

    2. That's not what I meant. It was just my answer to your question what's making me happy nowadays. :-)



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