*I would like to preface this by saying that every mother's experience is different and unique and these are my personal experiences*
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Today is Kings Day in the Netherlands and what better way to celebrate the beautiful country than to throw it back to our Amsterdam event last year! Here is a throwback to this time last year when we invited all of our friends from around the world to our home in the Netherlands to celebrate the tulip season and share a sneak peak of what we were launching in the fall (@bloomeffects of course!). 🌷 The Inaugural Amsterdam Event was packed with all things Dutch… including a canal boat ride and VIP access to Keukenhof gardens, brunch in the breathtaking tulip fields, and of course, running through rows of red, yellow, and white tulips in our own, privately owed, tulip fields. Although we weren't able to hold our event in the tulip fields this year, we have vowed to bring as much joy from the tulips fields to you all as possible. There are many things to be grateful for right now, and the beauty of tulips is definitely one of them! We hope you enjoy our favorite moments from our event last year and hope to see some of you joining in next year. Thank you to our friends of the brand, our team and amazing vendors for the support during the event - we can't wait for round 2! 👯♂️ @jbailly @jenn_edit @katiejaynebecker @catquinn @mimielashiry @clairerose @colormecourtney @by.iris.sophia @tusharnesenior @diipakhosla @waikeiofficial @colormeparis @xthuyle @deleuropeams @clusiustulipvodka @denhamthejeanmaker @consuelo.edeling.photography @nicktsindos @vormproductions @nadjimtsouli @rutgermflowers
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Throwback to being 34wks pregnant and presenting @bloomeffects to @qvc with @monnyblooms!! Fast forward to right now heading back to the US for the first time since my baby girl was born. I was so emotional leaving her and not going to lie there were some tears! But I’m excited to be training with @qvc this week for our on air debut 3/20!!! Please tune in 📺 and BUY BUY BUY
Trust your partner to support you. For the first time in my life as a type A, semi-control freak, I realized that it would be really hard to do this alone and Hein's input became my saving grace. In Hein's eyes, I was busy "making an eyeball" (to quote Ali Wong), so the least that he felt that he could do was organize our lives and ease how much was on my plate. He planned our wedding, bought a house, moved us from Amsterdam to Haarlem, renovated our new house and then moved us to our dream home. All while I was busy "making an eyeball". For this I will be forever grateful.
Stay single minded about your goals- some call this 'grit'. It can be daunting and completely overwhelming at times, becoming a new mother and leading a start-up. I just remind myself that everyone has bad days and tomorrow is a new day. Learn from each mistake because there will be mistakes, take it in your stride and never take your eyes off the end goal. For me that's Eva's happiness, our family unit and Bloomeffects to continue to BLOOM.