zondag 18 oktober 2009

it reminds me of...

Guess what? I'm back with one, yep, one post. Didn't expect that, huh? :)
Life is too busy, I must admit. Honestly, blogging doesn't fit in my life. Maybe another day, when times have changed. I just want to recommend you A Cup Of Love and The Ink Across The Land.
Have a look at those blogs!

see you later, aligator

donderdag 20 augustus 2009

After going to Belgium, I've decided to take a break with my blog.

See you soon -Zoë

zondag 12 juli 2009

the last trouble

I still haven't decide: Deviantart or Flickr?
You must think ' what the hell does she worry about?'
I have to say that I think Deviantart is more for young people, like me, showing up their photographs and stuff. And I think Flickr has more adult users? Or am I wrong? The only thing I don't like is that in Deviantart photos are shown so small, or can you change that??

Oh yeah, tomorrow at 3 am I'm going to the airport so, probably you won't hear anything from me until the end of July! Have a nice time!

donderdag 9 juli 2009

Flickr versus Deviantart

Today's issue: Flickr and Deviantart

I've been thinking about starting a Flickr or Deviantart page to display my photographs and to get feedback, and these two communities are the most popular ones as far as I know.
I want to show my photos to other people and I also want to be inspirated by other users. I don't know which one is the best for me. In my personal opinion, the quality of photos on Flickr is a lot better than Deviantart, and photos are shown in very small size on Deviantart, I think. On the other hand, I've read that you get more feedback on Deviantart...
I do not say that Deviantart is bad nor good, but I still don't know which one to take.

Have you got Deviantart or Flickr? If so, what are the pro's and contra's?
I would appreciate your opinions!

At least I want to say thank you to all of you, for following my blog over the past few months. I've got over 30 followers now and I'm really thankfull for that!
Keep following my blog guys!

woensdag 8 juli 2009

puppy love

Hi guys!
I'm so happy the last few days, becauseeeee... we've got a puppy!
There was a woman passing by who cares for abandonated dogs, with the intention to give them a new, better home. She's now carrying 18 dogs, all left on the street or poisoned and dropped anywhere. So, she passed by and asked my parents if we weren't interested in a dog, and we were. We have thought about it for a long time, so we would definately take another dog. Later, she brought a dog which my parents liked on the pictures (she had some photos to show us) and we could try if there wouldn't any problem with our other dog, because he is a little agressive to other dogs (to other people he isn't ;) ) and so we did. In the beginning a little bit difficult but soon we saw it wouldn't be a problem anymore, and we took the puppy :D
He is sooooo lovely!

vrijdag 3 juli 2009

summer wishlist

Summerfeelings all over the place! Although, it doesn't make me as happy as I wished. I don't know why, but I really don't feel like I'm on holidays (well, I'm not on holidays, but school's out, so...). Maybe because I'm living in a country where the weather is beautiful most of the time. I'm sure my summerfeelings will come when I'll arrive in Ghent haha. I know, Belgium is such a rainy country, however the weather is pretty good there now! I'm going to my hometown for 2 weeks and I'm looking forward to it! There are only 10 days left and I'll be gone (:
I already know it will be a great time spending with my friends and -of course- a lot of shopping! It's been months since I've bought some new clothes, such a shame xD

I made a little summer wishlist from the H&M store, which is one of my favourites. I also love Zara and Bershka, which are a lot cheaper in Spain, because they are Spanish brands -also Mango- maybe the only thing I like about living here ;p

Aaaand, I decided to keep on blogging (:
Meanwhile I also made a brand new header, which looks a bit too small, now I can see it here^
I'm not totally happy with it. What do yóu think about it?

And one last question: Did you ever purchase from an online clothing shop (like asos.com or any other shop)? I was wondering how you experienced this because I'm always like looking on those sites without the intention to buy anything, buuut...

donderdag 2 juli 2009

bigger than heaven

Hi guys! I have to say that I'm a bit bored with blogging and ehm, I was thinking to stop for a while, but I haven't decided yet. So, if you readers like my blog comment me and maybe that will make a difference ;)
I don't know, my inspiration is totally gone and, I often got other things to do.
But today I'll write you a little piece about Max Factor.

So, I saw the advertisement in a flyer of Kruidvat, a drugstore you can find in Belgium, and it said: Max Factor mascaras --> 1+1 for free! I was just looking for a new mascara, as mine isn't that good (cheap label) and dried out a bit. After days of reading reviews, watching mascara review/results on youtube and a lot of thinking (yes, I know it's kinda silly what I'm doing xD) I concluded there were 3 mascaras that got good reviews. There were 2 Max Factor's and 1 Maybelline, but I definately wasn't sure about which one I would buy. As I saw the advertisement, I thought: ''why not?'' and asked my best friend, who lives in Belgium though, to get the Max Factor False Lash Effect and the Masterpiece. In case there wouldn't be any Masterpiece left, I suggested her 2 other mascaras she could get. Normally, the FLE costs about 16 or 17 euros, what's quite expensive in my opinion, but this one got such good reviews that I really want to try it! Let's hope they'll work (:

Also, I made a few pictures in my new garden:

see you soon

vrijdag 19 juni 2009

new house on the countryside in Spain

Hello there (;

It's been a week and a few days since we moved in, and I thought it would be nice to post some photos of our new house. We're now living in Camarles, a tiny village just next to L'Ampolla, where we've lived for 9 months, while I was blogging. The house is situated on the countryside, at about 7 kilometers from the main road. To get here, you have to pass a lot of small tracks, driving next to hundreds of olive trees, fincas and beautiful nature.
Our swimming pool is of 12 meter length and I've already swom a lot!
Sometimes life can be sooooo lovely....

the back of our house, view from the garden

views from the bathroom

swimming pool. walls have to be painted and floor has to be finished

donderdag 18 juni 2009

back in blogtown

Hi guys,
We moved into our new house last week so it was kinda mess and even internet wasn't working yet, so I wasn't able to blog. Time for a new, big, post! This week, I promise (:


zaterdag 30 mei 2009

Hi guys,
I haven't had the time to write on my blog because I had a lot of exams this week. This weekend is also very very busy but I'll leave you with a little piece, okay (:

My friend Gladys (you should all visit her blog!) wrote a post about Wildfox Couture, an amazingly cool clothes brand. Have a look at their website and enjoy yourselves with the inspiring photographs! Go to -Collections- and then choose Summer 2009/Spring 2009/etc.
You will find loads of photos which you can just printscreen by the way, haha (;
Thay's what I did to put them in my notebook later.

zondag 24 mei 2009

Hi guys!

Today the weather was very good, like it is most of the days. I went in our swimming pool for the first time but it was still a bit cold. 23 degrees is not very pleasant to swim in but... okay. I think 25 degrees would be perfect! And I want to swim every day at least a few lengths because it's good for my physical condition.

Imagine you had one like this!

The clock is ticking and we're almost moving to our new house! I still haven't packed those boxes with my stuff, I'm a bit lazy at the weekends and in the week I haven't got any time normally.
I made a little list of things I need for my new room, such as a big standing lamp, a desk or just a table perhaps, and some decoration, but not too much. I can always make some by myself (like you know I'm fond of DIY crafties so...)!
Maybe I'll post some more this week, but I can't promise anything.

Have a nice week!

vrijdag 22 mei 2009

precious pearls, not diamonds

Friday is one of my favourite days of the week; I suppose I'm not the only one with this opinion.
I uploaded a few new photographs to my computer and enjoyed myself with some photo retouching programs (:

click for bigger size
a precious candlelight holder with pink and purple-shade pearls. I love it

Sometimes I'm really surprises about the performances of my Sony Cybershot, it's such a good thing. However, I still want to get a Nikon ánd a Polaroid (:


woensdag 20 mei 2009

polaroids fun

hi guys!
It's Wednesday again; that means just two days of school left this week ;)
I discovered something really cool this weekend. It's a programme that converts you pictures -whatever you want- into a real, oldfashioned polaroid! It's so amazing, really! When you open the program, there appears a polaroid machine on your desktop; you have to drag your photo to the machine and you will hear a clicking sound. There is you polaroid photo, appearing on your desktop too, but still in a brown colour, like in a dark room! Little by little your photo will appear in it's full colours, but you have to wait for a while. Then it will automatically be saved to your computer. You can download the free software here.

Here are some examples of mine

zondag 17 mei 2009

bright eyes


I promised you to post a picture of my new shoes so here there are

I hope you had a beautiful Sunday!
Me and my family were quite busy, because the truck with all our furniture from Belgium came today! Thursday 4th of April we're definately moving into our new house. I still have to pack boxes with all my stuff that I kept here, where we're living now. But I'll do that another weekend I think.
Have a good start of the week! x

vrijdag 15 mei 2009

spring grass is greener than you think

Hi guys!
Ah, what a boring day. I can't say I like school but I can't say I dislike it neither. I feel a bit, you know, put on a 'waiting list'. Our cours is almost finished -well, end of June, but that's not so long isn't it- and after summer I'll get started with Batxillerat (5th and 6th year of secondary school) and I'm quite interested in how it would be. But people have to wait, and so do I.

This afternoon we went to Tarragona, quite a big city at about 60 kilometers from our village, to go shopping for my brother and my father. I bought a sporty pair of 3/4 trousers in black, and -guess what- a hoola-hoop! When I saw it in the shop I remembered that good old times when I was young, and hoola-hooping all the time. Why not pick it up again? It's fun, you know ;)
I also found a cool pair of shoes, similar to Victoria's, do you know them? I already have a pair of real Victoria's, in green. But these were 'fake' if I may say that, but what's wrong with that xD
Tomorrow I'll post a picture of them, because I haven't had any time tonight.

dinsdag 12 mei 2009

Flashing Lights

Hi guys, how are you today?
I'm fine.

addicted to the Glam remix of Just Dance by Lady Gaga

zondag 10 mei 2009

Mother's Day

I promised you to post the pictures of my Mother's Day card -final result- so here they are

My mum was very happy with it (:

Oh yeah, do you guys know a good idea to store cables/chargers of a mobile phone, camera, etc. ? I'm always busy taking them apart from each other before I can use them; they're always stuck all together and I can't stan that. Any solutions? Thanks!

zaterdag 9 mei 2009

preparing Mother's Day

Tomorrow, 10 May, it's Mother's Day. I wanted to be creative for one time and decided to make something by my own. Card, flower, paint, heart,... that's it! So the idea was born to make a card with a dried flower out of our garden, decorated with paper hearts. I took a few pictures while I was working on it:

I also added 2 paper 'parasol' (sunshades) which I'm going to put in her hot chocolate cup tomorrow morning. The final result (card+parasol) will be posted tomorrow, I promise ;)

woensdag 6 mei 2009

the best place in the world is home

interior inspiration

I think this used to be a living room of a cosy apartment, but the owners turned it into an enormous bathroom! A little bit too big, if you ask me, but it gives a very cool impression too.
Focus your attention at the wall design

And of course, a few new crafties for you!

Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. A fun and easy project.
For the handy ones, make your own moderne style clock.
Another clock idea: tin letterpress.
For your lost papernotes and lists, this solution to hang them up neatly: kate's tin message board.
Decorate your rooms with these gold leaf river rocks.
Get prepared for everything and start making travel tins for emergency cases! You can fill them with notes, photographs, lots of memories, or even a candle: kate's tin travel candle.
The greatest alternative for your oldfashioned calendar is this perpetual calendar.
Pimp your ugly wooden tissue boxes with this cover.

dinsdag 5 mei 2009

go with the show

Hi guys!
I'm getting in the right direction I think, because it's only two days ago that I wrote on my blog; and here I am again! :D

So, what do you think of the happy crafties? You all think it's fun? Tell me, so I know if you want more of those thingies, and I'll put some more on the blog later.
If not, that's okay too.

At Gym, we started with ballroom dance lessons today! How cool :)
Me and my partner (we had to pick out someone to dance with) are doing quite good and it can only get better. It was our first lesson, so we only learnt some basic steps of the Chachacha.
- One, step, chachacha, two step chachacha, three step, four step, five, and tuuuuurn -
(you remember this from the movie Hairspray? :p)

Anyways, have a nice day and don't forget to leave a comment with your opinion about the crafties! Love you all

zaterdag 2 mei 2009

happy ideas

Hi guys!
I thought my love for crafty things was over, but I made a big mistake. It came back last night, when I was looking through my crafty blogroll and clicked on some links coincidentally.
I found some crafty ideas for you!

This wall looks like he's made out of real mosaic, but in fact it's just paper (:

I don't know how about you, but I think these thrift-store plate mirrors are cute to hang all over your room.

We can already start writing our what-to-do's for Spring on this lovely cardstock lists!

Easy to make are these butterflies in a picture frame

Normally, I'm not into this kind of homemade things, but I couldn't leave you without a how-to for a delicious chocolate chapstick.

And last but not least, help mother nature ànd your own purse with these reusable make-up remover pads; you can put them in the washing machine and that's it!

donderdag 30 april 2009

Even my biggest excuses would be unbelievable. My inspiration is just totally gone this week. Nothing special happened, or do I just live in a boring world? I don't know, but today it's time for a new piece of blogart.

I've got a day off today, and tomorrow I also don't have to go to school because it's the 1st of May. Actually, I have a big test for Latin and Maths, what I schould learn today, but I'm just sick of the idea of learning these days. Not that I had much to learn the past few weeks, but I don't like it. Who does xD?
Anyway, I'm getting stressed because I know I have to learn, and I'm not doing it at all. Help!
Some photographs I made this week with my selftimer (:

donderdag 23 april 2009

Sant Jordi

Today, 23 April, it's Sant Jordi. This day is celebrated because Sant Jordi is the patron of Catalonia. At school they organized a lot of activities we could participate in, like karaoke in English, mosaic, composing their own piece of music, sports activities, dishes of the world, etc.
I joined the 'dishes of the world' activity; we had to prepare a dish that is typical for our country, and because I'm from Belgium, I made Belgian chocolate mousse (:
My brother also participated and he made waffles for today. During the break, everyone of our school could taste our dishes, we had more than 20 in total! So, when the bell rang, it was time to attack :p
Surprisingly, the waffles and the chocolate mouse were dissapeared in less than 5 minutes!
People loved it and that was so nice to hear :)
After the break, when al the food was -more or less- eaten, it was time for a 2-hour event. Pupils of the 3rd year prepared a play, after that pupils of the 4th year (me too) played a few songs on the flute (we've been practising for months!) and some other cool things to fill our afternoon with. For me, it was a nice day! Hope you had a nice day too?

donderdag 16 april 2009

photographs at grandma's

With Easter we went to my grandparents for dinner and I took some pictures with the absolutely amazing Nikon camera of my uncle! O my gosh, I really want to have such a good thing, you can make the most beautiful photos with it. But, I've got my Sony camera since October, so I can't afford to buy a new one now. My uncle advised me to wait two or three years, because the SLR technology is still developing, and they will get much better. Maybe he's right... Anyway, I'll wait a few years before buying one ;)
Click for optimal quality; blogspot isn't that good for photos xD

dinsdag 14 april 2009

It's like it's been a 100 years without writing anything on my blog! I have been to Rome, as you could read in my last post, and when I came back I immediately had to leave again, because me and my family were going to Belgium for the whole week. I've been back in Spain since last night and today I had to go to school again! Buuuut, it's time to entertain you.

My trip to Rome; I had a nice time, not too fantastic, but not that bad. The bad thing about schooltrips is that you have to visit loads of famous buildings and all that stuff while you want to spend your time doing funnier things, like shopping. But every day our teachers gave us like 6 hours or more of FREEDOM, so time to shop till you drop and some sightseeing. I bought an 'I <3 Roma' sweater by the way ;)
Ehm, I guess you would like to see some of the photos I've taken?

Some of you were waiting for my blog to read and I hope they were not expecting to much? Because My inspiration is already gone, you know...
Ehm, oh yeah; That week in Belgium was amaaaaazing! I spend most of my days being with my best friend, Lola and we had a lot of fun together. I also planned a few hours to meet my friends from my old school and we went for a little walk and talked about what happened the last few months. I really want to go back to Belgium in summer holidays, so I'm thinking of going by plane for a 2-week trip to Ghent, my hometown. I don't even have to pay it my own, my parents are so kind to pay it for me.
If I'm not going in July, it would take a long time without seeing anyone of my family or friends, except if they would come here. But it will be so much easier when we have our own house; now we're still stuck in this little house we're renting. But not for too long! Normally, we're moving the first week of June!
Do I really sound that happy? Well, I'm not... I want to go back to everyone I know, and I don't want to be here feeling lonely and unhappy. I often think: 'Why can't I turn back time, and act like there didn't happen anything in my life. Life would be so much easier and funnier, life would be normal! What the hell am I dóing here?'

vrijdag 27 maart 2009


Hi guys!
I'm going to Rome for 6 days with my class so I won't write on my blog for a while.
I'm soooo excited, I haven't even made my suitcase yet and I'm leaving tomorrow morning at 8 'o clock! It's the first time I'm going by plane, so that's even more exciting! I'll write you a large post when I'm back...

Have a nice week!

zaterdag 21 maart 2009

tonight the light is dancing in your eyes

Reus shopping results:

oversized cardigan zara tops zara leather legging 393 skirt zara

dinsdag 17 maart 2009

birthday card

Hi guys; it's been a while, I know! I was quite busy with school and I often forgot to write on my blog. I've been working on a new header, so there he is (: What do you think? My mother wants me to make a birthday card for my grandmother, who celebrates her 70-i-don't-know-how-many years on March 24(or was it 25?). Doesn't matter, I have to create something. I was thinking of making a card like this: putting a photo of me, my brother and my parents on it, but the problem is I don't have a photo like that. So another option is a photo of some great flowers, because she loves that. And of course some retouching with Photoshop, so that the colours will look a bit more beautiful. Actually, I really don't know how to make it something original and fun! If anyone can help me, you're free to write a comment! Thanks a lot.

woensdag 11 maart 2009

crafts to die for

Just found some new crafts while surfing the internet this afternoon. Since the beginning of my craft-making-addiction, I've been adding a little more than 100 (!) how-to's and crafty ideas to my Bookmarks. And I have to admit, it drives me crazy every time I see them. The idea that pops into my head, that I won't be able to make them all, or that I won't find the time...it's just too overwhelming. But I can't stop my love for crafts anyhow! I just keep adding them to the list. My intention was to start as soon as possible, but I haven't got the materials yet. I knoooow, how many times did I tell you thát, you probably think: 'Why don't you just get them and stop talking about it!'. But it isn't that simple when you live in a tiny village like this. I know a very good shop where they sell all kinds of craftmaking supplies like paper, cardboard, scrapbooking things, felt, stuff for making jewelry and so on. I'm sure I'll find there all I need, I suppose. I'm going to that shop in April, so I can't start crafting before I'm back in Spain.
Okay, here are some crafts I thought were fun to make:

-Pencil Roll And Art Bag from whip up
-Chandelier Ornament from cheeky magpie
-Bounding Bunnypins from allsorts (easter tip!)
-Matchbook Notebooks from greetingarts
-Best Bunnies from purlbee
-Jewelry Wrap from AfricanKelli
-Fabric Covered Buttons from How About Orange
-Free Printable Valentine Teabag Wrappers + Tags from Creature Comforts
-Fabric Covered Knobs from Nesting Blog

maandag 9 maart 2009

spring feelings*

You can read/hear/see it everywhere: we want spring!
In many countries, winter doesn't seem to have finished yet; the other more sunny ones are luckier. Here in Spain for example. Where I'm living, in the north-east of Spain, spring is already in the air. Actually, there wasn't that much to see of the winter. Maybe a few cold days but not many. We hadn't had snow or much rain and this gives you quite a spring feeling, isn't it? At least it makes you feel less depressive (if I can use that word) then in winter! It's time to think about the spring/summer collections that are already in the shops, waiting for us, haha. I'll definately buy some new tops, shirts and skirts when I'm going to Belgium in Easter holidays. Oh, I saw a lot of cool Easter crafts to make on Martha Stewart's site. You really have to take a look at her site, she has great ideas for making all kinds of crafts, inspiration and organizing for home and garden, loads of recipes [cakes & cookies highly recommended!], interesting stuff for all holiday occasions and even a Pets part. Add this one to your favourites!

I have some exercises for Spanish and History to do, so I leave you here.

Enjoy Spring!

vrijdag 6 maart 2009

bedroom inspiration

Pictures I'm adding to my inspiration book today. Romantic, cottage, country and contemporary bedroomstyles to inspire myself and all of you.

a modern one^

I haven't found out how I want to furnish my new bedroom yet. Since I did some research on the internet, I became more interested in the romantic/vintage style. But, I would like to add some modern touches. Seems a bit difficult to combinate those two... Ideas are always welcome.

donderdag 5 maart 2009

h&m inspiration♥

spring/summer collection by h&m