Tuesday, 29 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
By far one of the most enjoyable columns on the Bloesem kid's blog for ourselves as the Bloesem team.. we know you all love reading the mommy stories too! It's beautiful to see the life of a mom, how similar and different it can be at the same time, across different countries and cultures.
Today our Mom story is brought to us by jewellery designer and mom, Lenneke Kooijman. She shows us her life as a mom in The Netherlands, juggling family and her career making beautiful jewellery for both adults and the little ones, under the label Lennebelle Petites!
More stunning pictures of Lenneke and her family..
.. Lennebelle Jewelry
.. Lenebelle Petites
.. Lenneke's mom story
Wednesday, 4 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
And we're back! Due to popular demand, the Mom Stories column is being revived.. If you would like to share your Mom story, please send us an email, we would love to hear it as would our lovely readers, we're sure..
Today we have Sally Roydhouse.. Mom and author of the Find and Seek Singapore book. It's almost magically how Sally and Bloesem have come full circle. We first met Sally as a student in our social media Bloesem class last year where she shared about her then upcoming book launch.. in a blink of an eye, her book is now stocked in the Bloesem shop and is a favourite by many locals and tourists, young and old! And now, Sally is here to share her mom story with us, as a Aussie mom having lived in Singapore with her family for the past 8 years..
Enjoy! For more pictures and her story..
- Find and Seek books
.. mom story with Sally Roydhouse
- Grab your copy of Find and Seek Singapore
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Sometimes a connection just works right away ... and this was certainly the case with Nora Vrba from La Fête and me. Ever since Nora has become a regular contributor to the BKids craft projects page she and I often chat via email ... so it wasn't only logical that we met in person when i was in AMsterdam last month.
It always feels a bit like a blind-date when meeting someone after being friends online for a long time. Nora was kind enough to invite me to her home. So I brought my camera (only with a very small close-up lens) and was hoping she would allow me to take some shots. To give you an impression how this lovely Mom of 3 year old Puck has decorated her home.
Nora lives in an apartment on the third and fourth floor in Amsterdam. They completely renovated and connected two floors to each other ... and they have a rooftop garden which is not very common in Amsterdam.
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At the end of november 2011, just when Nora decided to quit her job and start as a freelance art-director, she was diagnosed with breast-cancer. After intense treatment Nora was able to fight the cancer and we are all very happy to say this horrible disease has left her body! Of course I was a bit hesitant to ask Nora about this tough period in her life. But she was very open about it and I was in absolute awe about her strength and positive attitude towards the future. Truly inspiring and admirable!!
The moment Nora found her strength back she wanted to do something
productive and so she started her online shop La Fête. All the beautiful
party decorations are carefully handmade by herself.
that Nora loves to collect art ... soon she will be writing posts for
Bloesem Living and tell us more about where to find, to buy and what to
look for when bringing art to your home.
Today just some lovely impressions from Puck's little corners in their home. Hope you enjoy my images!
All images by me, Irene Hoofs, founder Bloesem blogs.
Nora from La Fête
Monday, 15 October 2012 by Irene Hoofs
How wonderful to introduce the lovely Peta from LoveMae to you. After emailing back and forth for a couple of years we finally met each other in person at the NYIGF last August .. and boy is this lady inspiring and energetic. She has such a wonderful happy aura ... perhaps the place where she lives does this to her, because my friend here in KL who is from that area always tells me these amazing stories about Byron Bay just above Sydney.... have you ever been? Well either way I am sure you will love reading this Mom Story and see where the founder of LoveMae lives!
This week's Mom Story with Peta...
..other Mom Stories
Monday, 24 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Today's Mom Story is with Rosie Jansen, who is the founder of Tribe Bags, a luxury line of leather diaper bags. Rosie's home is full of interesting artwork that I know you'll enjoy.
This week's Mom Story with Rosie Jansen...
..other Mom Stories
Monday, 17 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Today's Mom Story is with Filippa Asved, who is the creator of an adorable decor and party shop called, Fabel A. I share Filippa's love of flowers, and gardening so I enjoyed reading her story, and you will too!
This week's Mom Story with Filippa Asved...
..other Mom Stories