In Bloom

Hi everyone! Hope your weekends were all wonderful? I spent three whole days on the couch with the boyfriend, watching Matt Damon and Leo DiCaprio running around like badasses in The Departed, The Adjustment Bureau and just for the sake of those awesome sound effects we rewatched Inception as well. It was rainy and cold outside the whole time. I believe those April showers have finally caught up with us. Yuck! Between two heavy showers I went outside to snap some photos of the only blossoming tree we have in our garden. Hope you aren’t too freaked out about the last one, haha? I kind of think spiders are cute, the small ones at least. Am I weird?
And as you guys can see, that tree is not the only thing blossoming today. I added a little bit more colour too this blog. I know I change the look of The Ginger Diaries too often, but I got a little bored by all that gray. I chose to work with turquoise this time since it’s my second favorite colour. Purple doesn’t do well in layouts you see. And the orange sidebars add a fun pop of pastel, which is awesome since it’s spring.
This morning the skies still looked threatening gray but who cares when there is huge fleamarket happening a mile down the road? I sure don’t! I scored some old license plates for bikes that I plan on DYIing with. Yes, license plates for bikes, not for cars. Apparently we had those in the 80s. They have pretty pastel colours which is perfect for spring! Hope to show my carfty side to you guys soon. It mustn’t always be about outfits, right? Right!

  • I like the new layout! Also, those pictures are lovely!

  • Those blossoms are looking beautiful, and your spiders are so much prettier than the ones around here, haha.
    Loving the new look!
    Chic on the Cheap

  • The new blog design looks great! And yes, you are weird for thinking spiders are cute. But just a little. And I still love you 🙂 Ha.

    Happy Monday, Nikki!

  • ew – I literally shuddered at that last photo – I HATE spiders haha. But the rest of the photos are gorgeous! And I love a good rainy weekend 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • I love what you did to your blog, it looks so fresh and like spring!
    the photos are great, although if I'm not a big fan of the green spider!

    xxx Anita

  • sorry, I came on publish to soon: why do you love how I love classical music and opera? that's so sweet – thanks! most people say that that's rather "weired"… but I'm happy to hear that you find this admirable!

    xxx Anita

  • I like the new look! And I applaud your choice of movies. That sounds like a perfect weekend!


  • hahah ik verander ook tevaak van lay-out, who cares? Het is jouw blog dus je mag ermee doen wat je wil :D!! I like it!

  • I like the new image of your blog.

    hope you like my last post

  • Gorgeous photos, the flowers look so pretty and delicate <3

  • Beautiful photos!


  • Beautiful photos Nikki! I love the new layout too!

  • Ooo, gorgeous photos, especially the last one, I'm a huge fan of arachnids! I wonder what kind it is…

  • These flower pictures are beautiful and I'm glad you had a nice time watching movies with your boyfriend 🙂

  • I can't wait to see spring blooms around here! Love the new blog look! Change is always fun. Can't wait to hear what you do with those bike licensee plates!

  • Cute new layout! And those flowers are beautiful… the spider? Not so much. 😀 Happy Monday!

  • Such gorgeous photos!

  • The new layout ziet erg leuk uit 😉

  • Beautiful photos ! Nice blog 🙂

  • Thanks for the birthday wishes love! And I'm loving the little update to the blog, the colour is so soft and discrete that it goes perfectly.

    Alexandra xo

  • Wow amazing photos! I love the font in the first image, photoshop? 🙂

    P.s. thanks for the comment! Sorry for being such a lazy butt and not replying straight away, I thought that I'd take the time to return the favour today, so thanks 🙂 x

    Sanam x
    My Fashion/Photography blog: DayByDiva

  • of course not 🙂

    love your images!
    so SPRING-ish haha

    Thank you for liking my blouse 🙂 we have the same taste!
    that neon line is my favorite part from the blouse too!!
    HERE is the link for that top.
    Hope it helps you 😉


  • nice photos ! 🙂 I love their colours 🙂

  • Love the new colors! And your weekend sounds delightful! So jealous of your trip to the flea market- bike ones are the best… little and artsy! Hope you have a great week


  • Normally I hate spiders, but you make this one look GOOD 🙂 haha Just beautiful!

  • Ben benieuwd naar die nummerplaten, wel super origineel idee! En schone foto's ook!!! I'm not freaked out! Wat een prachtig lettertype trouwens, weet je de naam nog? Ik vind de nieuwe layout ook heel tof.

  • These are such beautiful photos! 🙂

  • Such gorgeous images 🙂


  • Love the new look and the pix are so pretty and romantic! I would definitely go to the flea market in any weather 😉 Can't wait to see the DIY!

  • I love your blog. The pictures are great and fresh! Keep doing what your doing!

  • hi! nice blog! I want to invite you to meet mine! I always answer comment back and post daily = )

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

  • i love the new blog look!!! it's very soft and pretty…you want to do mine?? lol! Glad you had a relaxing weekend. 🙂


  • Love the flowers and is that spider real lol? I've never seen one that color before!

  • Danku, ik ben inderdaad heel blij met m'n nieuwe tas 😀

    Zo'n mooie foto's, prachtige kleuren! Je nieuwe lay-out is ook zÊÊr geslaagd! 😉

  • Lovely pictures!!


  • I adore your layout on the blog…and your weekend sounds lovely. I have to check out some of the movies you watched…=) I'm such a Matt Damon fan.


  • De lay-out ziet er heel goed uit! En die fiets-nummerplaten herinner ik mij nog, mijn mama had er ook zo op haar oude fiets. Ik ben benieuwd wat je ervan gaat maken!
    Mooie foto's ook trouwens.

  • Sounds like an awesome weekend to me! Adjustment Bureau is intense!
    Hope you have a lovely week ahead!
    🙂 Anna
    P.S. We are giveaway twins today! Love.

  • can't wait to see what you'll be doing with those license plates! great pictures Nikki!

  • so pretty!

  • Gorgeous, gorgeous pics!

    I actually saw The Departed last week too! What a nailbiting film! Great!

  • your photos are beautiful! it's been ages since i've been to a flea market. we only have one here!


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    These photos are stunning! And I love the blog redesign 🙂

  • Ah the photos so nice, love the flowers!

  • gorgeous pictures!