Simply Fabulous Chic - A Fresh New Start - Flowers

Hello my friends!

I know it has been very quiet around here for such a long time. It was with a reason.

For months I have been wanting to change, to do something different. Not only in my own personal life, but also with this blog. I started this blog with the intention to share beautiful homes, things I loved. Decorating was always my thing. I loved changing up some accessories in my home every season, I loved reading home & decor magazines and hoarding them, clipping images and saving all kinds of books and magazines and pictures of my dream home. From when I was a little girl, I had a clear vision on how my dream home looked like.

We have Pinterest now for clipping images, creating the dream interior in our mind and dreaming of our dream home. We have so many blogs who share beautiful home tours, who do it better than me. Ok, confession: I also compared myself too much with other bloggers. But the biggest reason I was so quiet and stopped blogging here was because I wanted to show more of myself here.

This blog didn’t bring me joy anymore. I lost interest. For a long time I was happy with Simply Fabulous Chic. It started in 2010 as my little online playground where I could share and write away, but it wasn’t me anymore. It didn’t feel real to me anymore. It didn’t show enough of myself. I got tired of blogging and felt like I was in a deep rut.

A new direction was very much needed. I played with the thought of quitting this blog for a while. I cried, I got nervous, I laughed, I ignored this blog… When I finally realised I was changed. Decor is still my thing, but I changed deep inside. There are so many other things I love: writing, books, calligraphy, styling, entertaining, yoga, mindful living, lovely quotes, having these deep, about- life- talks with friends, simple beautiful evenings with great food and friends and live more intentional with what I have and the time I have.

Slowly the idea grew to start a new blog. I might not live the most crazy, adventurous life (I’m kind of a homebody) but I want to change up things in blogging. I’ve been doing a lot of work and finally I can tell you I have started a brand new blog and website: www.julesandlouis.com

I wanted to show my two boys, Jules & Louis to show that any dream is doable, if you only work for it. And I also wanted to go after my dream of writing more, opening my webshop with beautiful things I would love to buy for myself, which I’m working on really hard now. I just hope to stay healthy, have a healthy family, travel more, inspire others and maybe someday write a book. But there are only 24 hours in a day and we cannot simply do everything, so I have to pick one at a time and work on my goals step by step.

I hope you’ll join me on my new adventure.

I hope to see you very soon!

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Simply Fabulous Chic Blog - How I Spent My Day On July 21st

As you may or may not know, Tuesday July 21st was our National Holiday here in Belgium! We spent our day at a very special birthday party. My grandmother’s 88th birthday party! Actually her birthday was on July 13th, just one day before the French celebrate theirs, but while my family and me were in the South of France on vacation, she decided to throw a little party on the 21st of July. We enjoyed some appetizers and a good gin & tonic, great food and the company of each other while the kids were playing.

I always thoroughly enjoy these moments with my family. We’re not a big family, but we’re all very close and I love every single person. It really fills my heart with a kind of glow whenever I get to spend some time with them.

Simply Fabulous Chic Blog - A Day Well Spent

That is my granny with her four great-grandchildren. Continue reading

SFC Blog - Our Home in Full Bloom - front

Say hello to our home. In full bloom. Like I shared on Instagram a few days ago. For the ones who want to follow me, you can find me @Simplyfabulouschic.  I really love how some flowers can really add more charm to your home. It really gives it more curb appeal, don’t you think? And as you can see, I’m totally into pink flowers. I’m also very fond of my two lavender blue pots at the front door. We bought them a few years ago in the South of France, Provence. Sometimes we plant lavender in them, sometimes just flowers. We even plant (mostly yellow) flowers in them during Fall, which makes it always a happy coming home. I’m so happy my husband has the green thumbs I don’t have, otherwise our home wouldn’t look as pretty as it does now. Continue reading