Same same but different: Maed for Mini style

Do we need to re introduce ourselves, or are we ok to just pick up where we left? They say good friends can do that! So now you know how we feel about those of you that still come and visit us here… Thank you for that!

So where were we? Probably somewhere that involves our family and taking photos because… well, we just love both. So when Maerle from Maed for Mini asked if we would like to work with her and create a blogpost around her brand we didn’t even blink our eyes before we said YES! We love her passion and we love her clothes! The only small problem is that we are not that blog. We don’t promote, we don’t tell you what to like, buy, or think. We live and we use.

So here we are, doing what we do best: living, using, loving and taking some photos along the way! Do you remember Same same but different? So many similarities between us, but also so many differences. This time we both went beach bound in our fall break, we both have pretty babies and we both brought some favorites from Maed for mini winter collection!

So we proudly present: same same but different Maed for Mini style!

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La fête in da house!

This blog is our happy place. A little corner on the world wide web to call our own and to share what makes us tick. A lot of things, we can tell you. But yes, like always: so much to do, so little time. Next tot that we are the first to admit that sometimes there are people who can do things better than we. So drum rolls please….

We are very honored and happy to introduce Nora aka @lafete_nl to help us out! She’s a mom of two girls and ridicoulosly creative and she will be a contributor to our blog! She made a very appropriate first blog to celebrate:

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1. Happy birthday to us!


Exactly one year ago we were nervous as hell. (As you can see on these high-on-the-ugly-truth-scale photos we sent each other 1 second before we went live…). The start of a new thing called blogging. The birth of our baby called “the door”.

And here we are. 1 year old, proud winners of a Dutch Mom Blog Award, a real logo, full of love for our readers and friends for life. Happy birthday to us!

We could do a huge give away to celebrate. We thought about it, but the car dealer backed out at the last moment. So we will do the next best thing:

A little recap of last year to make clear why we love what we do so much, next to living our daily lives.

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Thank you billions gazillions!

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It’s been five days since THE DOOR IN THE WALL has been awarded with 2 Dutch Mom Blog Awards 2015 in the category Lifestyle and Fashion. One from a professional jury and one from you guys. Craaaazy, let us tell you that. Hearing about our nomination was like hearing that Eddie Redmayne might have a crush on us. Again craaaazy. And now it’s there, out in the open. Eddie officially told us he does have a crush on us, a double crush.

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Freaking selfie Friday | week 28

Freaking selfie Friday | week 28


Of course we dedicate our ‘freaking selfie Friday’ to the Dutch mom blog awards! Because guess what… We really want to win! (The manic part? It’s peaking around the corner.)

So if you didn’t vote yet, we would love you to do so! Until Monday you can go HERE and click on our photo, select THE DOOR IN THE WALL and press ” stem”!

As you can see we are already practicing our happy dance (which Vie has to do all by herself if we really win next Thursday). That alone is a reason to vote, if you ask us.

Have a great weekend! (And if you accidentally run into your neighbors, please feel free to ask them to vote too. Kidding! Maybe.)


PS. No outtakes this time. We just used them all.

Lisa’s Cucina

Lisa's Kitchen | THE DOOR IN THE WALLShe’s Lisa. She’s the most ‘Italian mama’ we know, and she’s not even Italian. But more importantly she makes the best food. We are asking her for ages (begging even!) to start writing a cook book. This is the next best thing.

We have another window in the wall! Please welcome Lisa as our food (and weight) contributor.

Federico Fellini

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We are nominated for the Dutch Mom Blog Awards 2015!


We tried to be cool and relaxed about it. But already failed big time in the title. Seriously. We never expected this. We are so honored! And even more excited!

You know that phrase: dream big, aim high? It works. We are living proof.

When we started this blog, not even a year ago, we had 3 goals:

1: The blog had to be beautiful, honest and close to who we are.
2: It had to be fun. Lots of it.
3: We wanted to end up in the Fabulous Mama Magazine. Somehow.

True story!

During our daily blog meetings (or Whatsapp conversations, whatever you want to call it), we often referred to that. “Keep Fabulous Mama in mind!” followed by “haha”. Because we could never have imagined this would be real life. And suddenly it is.

This is where you all come in. We need your help! But only if you like us and want us to kick ass of course.

Our category is Fashion & Lifestyle and together with two other blogs we are dying for your vote. Somehow we turned from cool and relaxed to extremely thrilled and fanatic. You know how we deal with challenges, battles or what games so ever (Madelon says she hates games, but we all know better).

So if you want to support our THE DOOR IN THE WALL VERSUS THE REST challenge, click HERE, pick our photo (the one that looks like it doesn’t really belong, but we embrace our oddness) and GO!

We love you all (yes in very rare situations we say this out loud).

Madelon + Vie

A little more about these great awards: the Dutch Mom Blog Awards, founded by Esther Buitendijk from Blogstreet and, will be presented for the second time on the 17th of September 2015 at the Bugaboo store in Amsterdam. Categories are: Fashion & Lifestyle, Interieur & Lifestyle en Parenting. There will be a two prices, judged by professionals and judged by readers (you!). There will also be a Talent Award and an award for the best Instagrammer.

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