My favourite online blogging resources

Blogging is a lot of fun but most of us would love to have extra resources to help stay organised and to make the whole process easier. I have been blogging for a while now and I have discovered a…

Snaps from Bayside & Dún Laoghaire

Last week I went on a citytrip to Dublin with a friend. She had just finished her exams and I was in need of a few days out to relax, so we decided to go to Dublin. We stayed at…

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I am Ella, a 26-year-old from Belgium. I graduated as a journalist and now have a blog to write about everything I love about life.

You'll find lots of travel posts on the blog as well as personal, indoor gardening, cooking, DIY and more general lifestyle posts on Ella Was Here.


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Here’s why you need your own colouring book

You probably have already seen those colouring books for grown-ups in stores near you. They seem to be everywhere lately. I am always extra sceptical when it comes to hypes and this one was no different. But eventually I bought…

10 reasons why you should start blogging

I have been blogging for almost a year now. The time has flown by so quickly. It has been one crazy but amazing journey. I would definitely encourage anyone who is thinking of starting a blog to just do it!

8 thoughts I had while painting

I took up painting again the other day. For the past few weeks I have had this cute DIY idea in my head and I finally decided to act upon it. Then I got distracted by all the beautiful paint I…

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10 things that make me smile #2

I wrote a similar post about the things that make me smile a long time ago. As a matter of fact it was one of the first posts on this blog. And since it has been such a long time, I thought it was about…

23 things I learned in 23 years

I recently turned 23 (happy belated birthday to me!). And I cannot say that my life has always been easy. I will probably still face plenty of challenges. But I have learned from the hurt and loss I experienced in the…

The ups and downs of blogging

I have been blogging for about 10 months now. The majority of the time I have loved doing it but there have been a few times I felt a little down about my blog and blogging in general. Since I have…

Petit Beurre Cookie Cake Recipe: Belgian Style

I have been making Petit Beurre Cookie Cake ever since I was a member of the youth movement in primary school. The Cookie Cake or Petite Beurre Pie is a Belgian classic. This is a super fun recipe. Perfect if you are…

Where to buy homeware online: 10 web stores that ship worldwide + inspiration guide

Finding inspiration online to decorate your home is rather easy nowadays. I have a soft spot for Pinterest and have been pinning a lot of furniture and homeware links lately. It is unfortunate when you find something you really love only…

Comeback giveaway: set of 3 lipsticks (closed)

Due to health issues I have been away for a while. Since I am back now I decided to have a little comeback giveaway just to say thank you for sticking with me. I am giving away 3 lipsticks to…

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