The cutest woven baby baskets by Design Dua

if i had known about these awesome handwoven moses baskets from Ghana before Axel was born i would have ordered one in a nano second! he is now of course far too big to fit into any normal sized basket, but i would even consider getting one just to keep…

Mid Week Distraction No. 34

aaaand we’re back! i’m actually surprised i don’t have more mid week distractions for you this week, truth is my latest obsession is Instagram Stories – i just love watching (and creating!) them more than anything else at  the moment… sadly my internet exploring has fallen by the wayside. and of course…

Things I REALLY use as a new mom

i’ve had a few messages and requests from moms-to-be for me to share the things i really use (and never used) as a first time mom. i think pregnant women easily get suckered into buying many unnecessary things before the baby arrives, even though you are pretty clueless as to what you might…

Caves Collect

a funny thing happens when you have a baby. besides the whole gaining weight and weird postpartum tummy deal, you just dress differently. well – i did. i can honestly say that for the first 10 weeks of his life i wore leggings, nursing tops and oversized checked shirts. that’s ALL. i…

Goodies No. 28

there are so many great things on Etsy these days, i find myself browsing the app when i am nursing at 2am… anyone else do weird things when they are up with their baby in the middle of the night? if i’m not browsing Etsy then i’m scrolling through Pinterest…

Welcome Axel

we welcomed our son Axel Anton Visser on Tuesday 10 May. he wasn’t breathing on his own when he arrived and had to be transferred to a specialised NICU at a hospital across town where he stayed for a week. needless to say it was a harrowing time for us. staying…

These Things No. 64

i should have titled this post “the waiting game” as our baby is overdue and i’m just, well, waiting. man! waiting is boring. limbo is boring. i know i should appreciate the quiet time and “catch up on my sleep” (???) and all that jazz – but it feels weird to not be working, not be doing anything – just waiting…

Sabé Masson

i love the idea of solid perfume, mostly because i like having something in my bag that i can reapply during the day without accidentally spritzing some stranger in the face. that’s why i always have this with me – but i think it’s time to find something more substantially fragranced.…

Thank you

it’s the blog’s 7th birthday today! i already did a post about all that jazz last week, here it is. the one reason this dear old bunch of code and jpgs is still in existence is because of my cool sponsors, without which i would not be able to keep running it. so…

Diaper Backpacks (that aren’t ugly)

Above: diaper backpack by One Duo. fun fact, we don’t call them diapers – we call them nappies. so really, it’s a nappy bag. but for the sake of the internet i’m going to switch to the American version here. soooooooo, diaper bags! yeeeesh. that’s basically my reaction whenever i even…

Mid Week Distraction No. 33

if this shot of Harrison Ford isn’t a distraction i don’t know WHAT is. if Harrison doesn’t do it for you, then why don’t you click on any of the links below. i promise there will be something you dig (even my husband reads Mid Week Distractions!)

Goodies No. 27

damn, it’s been a helluva week. we had to have both our family dogs put down within a day of each other, and it wreaked havoc with my emotions. i was basically Ron Burgundy in this scene. every now and then Anton would walk in on me ugly crying at my…

Mid Week Distraction No. 32

actress Philomène Toulouse in Cannes, 1962. hey, how you guys doing? it is hot here, and as a pregnant women i do NOT appreciate it. i feel like there should be someone i can scold for the weather’s terrible behaviour. unfortunately it will only get warmer over the next few months, February and…

🎄 Mid Week Distraction No. 31 🎅

’twas the night before Christmas and all through the house no one was on the internet because they all had better things to do. but if you are on the internet and you need a distraction, including some Christmasey ones, this is for you. happy holidays / happy vacation /…

Goodies No. 26

we are on HOLIDAY! right now i’m sitting at the kitchen table in Anton’s family’s holiday house in Kei watching the sea with one eyeball, contemplating what book i’m going to read next. i already finished Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter in one day, a thriller slash murder mystery that i enjoyed…