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hello from maastricht

today is three weeks since we moved to our new homecity maastricht :) so far so good…

unpacking is done, and we already had our first xmas here…

we had our first visit to katrina’s and lorena’s new school – montessori bassischool de poort . our first meeting was more than an hour long…. nice chat with a cup of tea and a tour of the school, so girls could see their new classrooms.
this time they will be in separate classes (for real), and i think it’s great… this way they can grow up as an individuals. hopefully lorena won’t have a hard time dealing with it, cause in j.f.kennedy montessori school it didn’t work out, she was crying every day since her fourth birthday (in netherlands u attend school from 4). no one had ever seen her so sad before, she even had to go to the toilet every 3 minutes… stress under the pressure i guess… and yeah, she has a character too…
she got what she wanted back in the old school, after a week we moved her to katrina’s class, where she was a happy girl again… actually it was her teacher’s suggestion, she thought there is no point to keep her sad, cause we were about to move anyway.
after the visit to the new school, she said she liked her class even better than Katrina’s… more dolls to play with… so we are hoping this time it will work out ☺


we had some random chit chat with people in the neighborhood, sightseeing in the city (maastricht around christmas time really looks magic). we also visited our potential new yoga place, signed up with the city library, and, of course, found new dancing place –
check… check… check… check…

we consecrated our new stove… with a special lunch for our name-day boy Kristaps….. oh boy, it was “the world’s greatest vegetable lasagna” from green kitchen stories (, the time spent in the kitchen totally worth it… ☺
and for your sweet tooth, we made our xmas calendar activity – home made gingerbread cookies with chocolate and cranberry deer decorations on it… girls enjoyed decoration bit the most, they were all over in choooooocolate… :))
we also had a xmas party in latvian school “diegabiksis” (the same one in breda, only this time we drove there from south). we are happy that our moving from the hague hasn’t changed our habit, which has already become sort of a tradition- once a month we meet up with our latvian friends to celebrate latvian holidays in more traditional way:)


autumn coronation…

welcome… cool sunny mornings, smell of pumpkin pie in the kitchen, autumn leave fights (catching falling leaves), mushroom hike in the woods, family picnic under an apple tree, umbrella walks, candle light dinner…
what is your favourite autumn activity?
autumn adventure continues… lo becoming a queen of autumn


arī pie mums ir iestājies rudens… dzestri saulaini rīti, ķirbja pirāga smarža krasnī, rudens lapu cīņas, sēņu pārgājiens mežā, ģimenes pikniks zem ābeles, lietussargu pastaigas, vakariņas sveču gaismā…
kāda ir tavas mīļākās rudens aktivitātes?
rudens piedzīvojumi turpinās… LO ir oficiāli kronēta par rudens karaliene



DIY autumn leave crown
autumn leaves
little tree sticks


DIY rudens lapu kronis
nepieciešamais materiāls
koku lapas
mazi žagariņi/kociņi

one by one join together leaves using little tree sticks until your crown is big enough.


izmantojot mazus koka szariņus savienojam vienu pēc otras lapas līdz kronis ir gatavs.





hello from brugge

one more bite of summer

it’s been a while … (yeah summer break … uh recovery afterwards, coming back to then den haag/ school/ everyday life)  …. hope you had a great and colourful summer and you are fully charged with energy to move onto your next autumn/winter ADVENTURE…. that’s right, adventure is exactly what i mean. after all it’s all down to u how u want to feel…  positive thinking… i guess…


I made my little summer mood board – my survival kit for those cold and rainy days to come….


have you thought about your autumn/winter survival kit yet?


have fun on a weekend …

we are off to our first #autumnadventure… fam trip to Belgium

in a royal mood – lo’s 3rd birthday party

back in time, november 17th 2012, little lo’s 3rd birthday…
it’s not a secret that there is a little princess in each of us (sometimes even more), who dreams to be rescued by a loving braveheart… and it’s so cute, lo still believes that her charming prince is daddy
so we had a party with princesses and knights, perhaps she will change her mind… lolz

bites and pieces

craft (recycled)

invitations & birthday goodies

head accessories for little ladies (soon in the blog)

party people

happiness is homemade

a week ago we had our 5th wedding was a great day, in the first part, the girls were busy making preparations for our second part of the day – 7th heaven dinner (our wedding’s theme). i brought out the memory box with different kind of wedding day goodies. it was fascinating to read again all these greeting cards, to decorate our dinner table with wedding’s accessories and to tell to the kids our memorable day story over and over again. it was like a family trip – flew back in time and forth into the future. boarded in our kitchen (of course, it’s us!), flew the memory lane, and had fun in our living room-transformed-plane with onboard entertainment like dancing with daughters and reading old wedding wishes.
p.s. and even after everything was said about our anniversary… lo still has her contemplation of it – it’s not my birthday, not mum’s, not sister’s, nor dad’s, so what kind of a birthday is it? and, can i marry my dad? no, he is already married to your mum… then, can i marry my mum? lol