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Hallerbos

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A little more than a week ago we went for a walk in the magical Hallerbos forest.
Hallerbos is a forest here in Belgium, covered with bluebells during Spring. I had never heard of this place before, until I read a newspaper article about it. Apparently the forest is something a lot of foreigners come to Belgium for during this period. Of course we had to check this out…

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We took our dog Chloé for a walk there on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I’ve got to say, I was astonished by the amount of people there! We had to park our car quite far away, but didn’t really mind because the weather was just perfect for an extra long walk.
There were arrows with “Bluebells” on them to point all the tourists in the right direction. And sure enough, 10 minutes later we stood in a forest surrounded by Bluebells and a fair amount of other tourists!

You have to stay on the path, so we chose the more narrow ones because they were less crowded… We amused (and annoyed) ourselves by trying to take some pictures of Chloé on treestumps and such.. But she’s not exactly a model 😉

You could clearly see she was constantly thinking: I’m feeling uncomfortable, can I get off now? I just came here to sniff the grass…

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Anyway, after two hours of walking, taking pictures and letting the magical vibe sink in, we returned to our car. We were very hungry by that time and were rather happy to discover an ice-cream truck had appeared close to our car. I had a delicious waffle and my hubby enjoyed some ice-cream, while Chloé was watching us enviously.

I feel very lucky to have been able to admire the forest in all it’s magical glory with our tiny family. Sometimes we just have to relax and enjoy the beauty nature has to offer…

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XOXO


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DIY Dog Leash and Treat Holder

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Lately I have been wanting to change things up a bit in our home regarding interior decoration. Looking for ways to make it more our home, I searched Pinterest for some ideas and came across this fun and easy DIY Dog leash holder.

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What you need:

– A wooden board (I used a 30cm one)
– Paint & paintbrushes
– A Mason jar
– Hangers (size depends on what you actually want to hang on them).
– Screws & screwdriver
– A ring to fasten the mason jar

The first step is to paint the board in whichever color you like. After letting the paint dry, you can paint a little paw like I did or your pet’s name (we kept it simple).

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After that has dried as well, place the hangers and jar on the board to see where you want them to come. Mark the points where the screws will be with a pencil. Start screwin’!

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Put the jar through the ring and fasten it as tight as you can.

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Now you’re ready to hang it up the wall!

Ever since we hung her stuff on our wall, we’ve been going out for walks more often (to our doggie’s delight).
We’re also really happy with the weather these days! Chloé won’t be needing her winter coat anymore…

Hope you guys enjoyed this DIY. I really enjoyed making it, and thought it might be useful to some of our fellow dog owners, even though it wasn’t really a step-to-step guide.

XOXO

 


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