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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Catch up

Wow these last two weeks have been hectic. We’ve been a little absent (again) but somehow life sweeps by in a blink of an eye. So we need to catch up!

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Hey ho here we go (again)

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So, the news is out. We are moving. Again. Same area, different house.

Don’t think we were hiding this news for you for a long time, because we were not. First of all I’m not capable of doing so, second, it all went pretty fast for us too.

There are many things I don’t like about moving. But the thing I do like is dreaming of how the new house should be, could be, will be. If I had an endless budget… This house would turn out amazing! But I have no budget, so we just have to do with what we have. And even though I love things fresh and new, we did collect some nice things around us the past years.

The only thing I’m fine with NOT changing, will…

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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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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 UrbanMoms.nl, 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.

It’s not a fling anymore

Maybe you missed us. Maybe you didn’t. Summer, travels, slowing down. All kinds of reasons why we were a little less present on the blog. But we haven’t sat still. The door in the wall is always on our mind.

Have you seen our Life of a bag in LA and in Arnhem over at the Bugaboo Journal? Or the precious little movie Lennebelle Petites made of us for her series The Mamma Stories?

But the utmost happiness we feel today is about our coolest new logo by illustrator Sarah-Lotte Rietdijk.

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