You know that feeling right? Just when you think.. it's never going to happen, you let go and.. 


Enjoy your sunday! 

Image found on Pinterest
Source unknown



Sometimes it's good to realize what you all have, and that you have
to enjoy every single day. Especially with the people you love!! 


Words:  Marcel Proust



Enjoy your days off with you're loved ones.. and make time for each other.. 


April and May

Words: unknown | Image: via Alex Quisite

saturday words


And that's what it is. 

So ENJOY your weekend!

image by Deeplifequotes

let's have some coffee



Enjoy your day, hope you'll have a good one.

via Pinterest / Ros



It's never. Enjoy your day! XO

Source unknown - via darling, be darling



Just some words to share with you....Simplify and create your own calm ♥

1. strikingtruths 2. via rumfortva 3. by Suannsong 4. ...

You've got style


Lazy sunday shopping at H&M in black and white.. We love this campain! 

And what else do you want on your sunday? You can stay in and you can shop, a perfect way to spent your day if you ask me :) 

Words found at Joie de Vivre 



The last day of 2012...a new year to start! Wish you all a happy new year with some words from us for 2013...


x-mas with a neon touch


Black, white and a touch of (neon)pink...a beautiful combination. Love the handmade tags of Aimee Jiline.

TRUST - GOING - PASSION - be inspired and have a merry xmas

Images by Aimee Jiline

busy days


Totally mad days are laying behind us and are still coming. We are working like mad woman to get everything together for the launch of BYAPRILANDMAY next month. The last products are arriving and we are editing our photoshoot images, going through the website design....and many more. As from next week I am enjoying two weeks off with my family with sunshine, relaxing and enjoying each other. But before that some things have to be ready or have to be in progress.

This all caused me to have just that lack of time to be posting daily here on the blog. But I promise you things will get better when all the crazy days and work will become a little bit more at ease. And of course there is this little miracle and myself I have to take care of :)

So taking some rest once and a while is okay :)

Image through Lotta Agaton

April and May hearts


This made me smile...

1. home on the island of Formentera through iiiinspired
2. You are here through Suit Up or Die
3. Tile love by Made a mano
3. Hay through Moastidrom

April and May hearts


This made me smile...

1. Everything has beauty through Wisuella
2. Industrial home by Paola Navone through Vosgesparis
3. Bracelets by ett horn av eden
4. personal teabag by noe pa hjertet

my blog is...


Last saturday I went to the 2nd Meet the Blogger event in Amsterdam. It was again a great day filled with lots of inspiring talks and people. Frida from Trendenser you really are a true inspiration. Also for the first time there was the VTwonen Meet the Blogger Award. And I am so proud to tell you that a got a special mention/runner up award. I am so happy and proud to receive it and of course want to thank all of you who voted for me. 

Congrats to Irene from Bloesem for winning the award, well-deserved!

I will of course continue blogging, making plans for the future to improve it and to inspire you.

XO Jantine

April & May hearts


This made me smile...

1. French Connection Home through French Connection
2. love this floor at Quince Bistro through Remodelista
3. Remind yourself through Bee of Design
4. Lights by Form us with love

April & May hearts


This made me smile...

1. Furniture by We do wood 
2. Why Grey? through Conversationpieces
3. Nice corner at Elv's place
4. Wooden animals through Domestic Stories with Ivy 

April & May hearts


This made me smile...

1. kitchen space with a touch of red by Marion Alberge
2. Pantone tarts by Emilie Guelpa
3. Happy by source unknown :(
4. Ceramics by Pia Lund Hansen

WIN two 'Words from the heart' bracelets


The perfect gift for Valentine, Words from the heart by Anne Varekamp. Words from the heart is a bracelet with your own personal message for yourself or someone else. A beautiful and subtle way to bring a message, a feeling or just something that is important to you.

This piece of jewelry is created by Anne Varekamp, who graduated at the design academy in Groningen.

As a special Valentine's gift you can win a set of two bracelets for you and your loved one with your own personal message on it.

What do you have to do to win these bracelets:

1. Become a facebook fan of Words from the heart here and leave a message including your personal message for the bracelet(s)
2. Leave a comment on this post including your personal message too

And for an extra change of winning become a facebook fan of April & May too here.
This give-away runs until the 7th of february and the winner will be announced here.

The perfect gift for Valentine, with love Jantine and Anne

hello sunshine


Bought myself a small yellow belt today...just giving that little touch to something more ordinary.
Be also inspired by yellow... and take a look on the bright side :)

1. Yellow wall (source unknown)
2. Yarns through the Purlbee
3. Take a look on the bright (source unknown)
4. Touch of yellow through Blackbirdstyle