Category Archives: Fresh Start

*Day 6 & 7 in December *

notesTMH *Day 6 in December*  “my notes for the new website”

We have our Winter time now here in Dubai, which means the afternoons are still very warm and sunny, around 27C, so lovely days to enjoy the outdoors.

I’m indoors lately, between the school runs for my girls, preparing for The Moksi Homes, and yesterday the first photo shoot was made. It was at a lovely home, here in Dubai and it went good! I can’t share anything yet, but will after the opening of the website.

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*25 days in December*


xmas1b*My Daydream Living Xmas Countdown Calender-2013*


With most things in my life,

they don’t always go as planned…

I already started my countdown calender on Instagram, a photo a day, but it occured to me that not everyone has an IG account.  So, a little bit later then planned, (see?) but here we go!

I’m counting the days (forwards, not backwards, in numbers) till Xmas & the New Year.

But I’m most excited to count to the launch of The Moksi Homes. (now only 34 more days!)

Now, if you receive my Daydream Living posts via email, you will perhaps have noticed yesterday, that the link forwarding you to The Moksi Homes was broken.

I made a typo… My Bad!

Here is the correct link:

Click away, sign up if you want and tell your friends as much as you like! I also linked all the TMH’s in this post (TMH is the short version, I will use this a lot).

This countdown period is the pre-start, the launch is set on January 7, 2014.

More about TMH soon!

I made these photo’s (see below) on Instagram (IG), but if you are not on IG, no worries!

On the right side bar here on the blog, you can see my IG pictures floating by, you only can’t read what I wrote. But the good news is, you don’t need a fancy pants phone to read along as well, just go to we.stagram and search for my site name(s) and you can read along as well. Voila!

I’m not writing daily on my blog, but you will find me writing and posting photo’s daily on Instagram. If you’re looking for me, just type @daydreamliving or @themoksihomes.

Hope you will have a good rest of the week, here in Dubai the weekend starts on Thursday afternoon, I’m looking forward to it!

See you tomorrow, 5th day in December!

Maureen xx

*Day 1 – start of the countdown*

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*Day 2 – sunshine & warm plaid*




*Day 3 – the pre-start of The Moksi Homes & the end of day 3, it was a good day*

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*Day 4 – *Always, Follow your Dreams*



** Sleep well everyone! **







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Most people who just had their wedding party, would like to kiss & tell straight away

and share a thing or two about it.

If you know me, sharing is what I Love to do; my wedding draft notes

(yep, more than one)  are almost ready to be posted, but first…

I have to share something else….

Remember when I talked about my project?

The one that was in the planning & making for a couple of months now?

To be more precise, it’s been in the making since April this year, so almost 9 months.

It feels almost like having another baby, only for this one I have no poop to clean up.

So,  tomorrow, December 3rd,

I will share with you what it is, that’s making me so nervous and happy at the same time!

Come back here on the blog or on Instagram, @daydreamliving to read more.

Honestly, I’m nervous about this….

But since I like to fly by the seat of my pants, here we go!

Let’s Countdown, first till Christmas & the New Year and then I shall countdown, hopefully with many of my Daydream Living readers, to the start of the new project!

See you tomorrow!


Maureen xx




A new chapter



Picture this….

You are sitting next to me, here in warm Dubai, on the balcony on a very high level in one of those skyscrapers Dubai is famous for. We are high enough that the people down on the street look like moving dots.

Don’t look down if you are afraid of heights, otherwise you might want to step back into the apartment. So while we are sitting here, chatting away, the subject will come to blogging.

How I changed my blog from Blogger to my own site. How I enjoy using my Instagram account, @daydreamliving, and want to combine my blog and IG more, since both are social media ways I love to use. How little time a day has when you plan to write a blog.  You know, daily blogging stuff. I will show you my blogging office, aka, the dining table.  This is the spot where I mostly type away.

I was just downloading my Iphone selfie-photo on my computer, (which is finally on the blog for the very first time in 3 years, yikes!).

So, besides changing places, how will the new blog, Daydream Living blog – by Maureen, be different from the old one? It will be “same same, but different…”

There is a new project in the pipeline. And this project has a lot to do how and what I will share here on Daydream Living.

People who know me in real life, always say that I write the way I talk. I take that as a compliment. Because that is what I want. I don’t want it to matter if we have never met before or if you are sitting next to me on the balcony. So there will be more posts, more photo’s behind the scene’s of DDL, you know, just the way it is around here.

Because I am who I am.

And who I am is a girl who likes to keep things real and who loves to share the things that make her smile.

And as with every move to another home, things have to find their new place. And that is the case as well here on the blog. It will be prettified while we chat together by the lovely Brandi, who has the patience of an angel with me.  And slowly it will grow from a new, still finding my way around here blog, to my personal space.

So, Big virtual Hugs out to all of you readers & Welcome to my new blog home!


Maureen xx