Celebrating 250 blog posts on No Fear of Fashion

250 blog posts celebration No Fear of Fashion-2Yesterday I showed you this jeans dress and two different ways of styling it. I published it a day earlier than usual to give you a chance to follow the webinar on accessorizing by Sylvia (40+Style). That post of yesterday was my 250th post on No Fear of Fashion. Something I would not notice but my attentive husband did. Already in November. Secretly he planned his surprise for me.

Today he gave me 250 tulips and a photo album with loads of my outfit pictures in it. Party hat and garlands and the celebration of achieving 250 blog posts was on.250 blog posts celebration No Fear of Fashion-1Here are some shots of the album. Ron, who can never keep a secret from me, downloaded all those pictures from my blog to upload them again in a photo album. Gosh do I love this man.250 blog posts celebration No Fear of Fashion-3

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250 blog posts celebration No Fear of Fashion-1-2Thank you dear readers for being so loyal. Someone who creates, wants an audience. It is as simple as that. And although the creation of my little blog is not exactly sculpting an artwork for eternity, it is what I love to do. Many times I have thought of stopping. Many times in the future I will think the same. Then one of you comments or sends a mail with such kind words that I am on cloud pink. Floating.

Thank you.


Linking up to Not Dressed as Lamb’s I wear what I like. (By the way, Catherine has won an award for best fashion blogger! And rightly so.)

Linking up to Kremb de la Kremb for her Style Stories.

Linking to Patti’s My refined Style and Visible Monday.

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    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:07

      Thanks Pam. Ron remembering it and going to all this trouble was the real prize.

  1. Laurie
    7 February 2016 / 17:54

    Congratulations Greeted ! And how lovely to have that album made for you.
    Laurie x

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:08

      The fact he kept that a secret for me is staggering. As he can never keep a secret from me. He is always so keen to tell me things he think I will like. It came as a total surprise to me.

  2. Jessica
    7 February 2016 / 18:11

    Ron is the best! Congrations Greetje, I love your blog.

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:09

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Jessica. It feels a little like my birthday. I will do my utmost to keep you entertained in the future.

  3. Katie
    7 February 2016 / 18:30

    Congratulations Greetje!

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:09

      Thank you very much Katie. I am celebrating.

  4. Nancy
    7 February 2016 / 18:33

    Congratulation on 250 posts! That is quite an achievement to be proud of.

    “Many times I have thought of stopping”………ummmmm…..NOOOOOOOOO :-)))))

    I look forward to many more posts as do many others I am sure…..

    Congratulations again,

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:11

      It’s comments like this that make you want to continue. I am very disciplined, also in blogging. But sometimes I think I spend too little time in the real world. Those are the moments I want to pack it up. So far… so good.

  5. 7 February 2016 / 18:56

    Congratulations on this milestone, Greetje. My goodness, Ron is such a sweetheart!! What a thoughtful surprise and keepsake with this one-of-a-kind book. And all those flowers…! You bring much light and beauty and laughter to this online community, and real life too.

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:13

      Thank you very much Melanie, for your sweet words. The flowers I was holding was about half of the flowers he bought me. I couldn’t keep them all in my arms. In the end I had to go round to neighbours and give a lot away. It was just too much haha. But it was indeed such a lovely gesture of him. He is very attentive. Much much more than I am.

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:14

      Ron says he is aiming for the “Husband of the Year” trophee ha ha. And he will win.

  6. Kathryn
    7 February 2016 / 19:07

    Congratulations from Canada Greetje! My son in law’s family is from the Netherlands and I take great pleasure in learning a little bit about the Dutch from your blog. Ron and your adventures always make me smile – a bright spot in my day. Well done!

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:15

      I am so pleased you say that Kathryn. Knowing you touch lives is the great thing about creating things. And even though it is only a blog… I do try to entertain.

  7. Jane C
    7 February 2016 / 19:36

    Congratulations – and of course what lovely “Tulips from Amsterdam”

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:17

      Indeed tulips.. very appropriate, aren’t they? And so jolly with their bright colours. There were so many tulips (250) that I had to give a lot away to several neighbours, who were quite pleased with them.

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:18

      Didn’t I pick the right one??? Of course it is a case of good luck. He is ever so good to me.

  8. 7 February 2016 / 19:54

    You and Ron are the dynamic duo. Congrats on such a wonderful accomplishment!

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:19

      I think you must have passed that 250 post milestone long ago. You and I have started around the same period? Me in November 2012.

      • 7 February 2016 / 21:22

        Yes, you are correct…333 posts to be exact!

  9. 7 February 2016 / 20:17

    Wow! Congrats and a HUGE kudos to Ron for doing this for you. I’m taking this up to show my husband who needs to take some tips from Ron in a big way.

    How lovely that you now have a book.

    I consider myself very lucky to have met you both.


  10. 7 February 2016 / 20:26

    Congratulations! Such a beautiful and stylish Dutch girl definitely deserves tulips!!!! And that book! What a treat.

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:20

      Ron didn’t only secretly made that album (quite an accomplishment for somebody who cannot keep such things from me), he also ordered one for my mother… So sweet.

      • Greetje
        7 February 2016 / 21:24

        I just went back to see who Connie is… ha!! So many times have I seen your friendly face on Melanie’s blog for instance. Nice of you to visit me Connie.

  11. 7 February 2016 / 20:30

    🙂 Haartelijk gefeliciteerd!
    Congratulations on 250 blog posts! Keep on bloggin, it’s always fun to read and see your posts.
    Lovely husband – what a wonderful surprise for you.
    Groetjes uit Wenen 🙂

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:26

      Well. well.. some Dutch thrown in. Thank you for your comment, It was indeed a very lovely surprise by my husband. Never suspected anything. I would never have noticed that 250 mark haha. I am not very attentive.

  12. 7 February 2016 / 20:44

    He is a definite keeper, Greetje!
    Thoughtful and romantic.
    I love tulips.
    They are so elegant, classic and “minimal”, yet colourful and vibrant..remind you of anyone? ;o)

    Congratulations on your 250!!

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 21:27

      Hahaha Samantha… I see what you are getting at. But I am not very minimal am I? Hmmm come to think of it, compared to you, yes I am. As you are much more daring and bolder. Lots of neighbours enjoyed the tulips as well, as there were just too many. Sharing is always nicer anyway.

  13. Mrs N
    7 February 2016 / 21:49

    Congratulations, well done for all your work, I love reading your blog. Your dress looks great, so stylish and flattering, love it with the leggings. Good husband too, what a sweetie. Keep going please !

    • Greetje
      7 February 2016 / 22:04

      I will my dear. Thanks for dropping by and putting a feather in my cap.

  14. Kaaren
    7 February 2016 / 22:07

    Congratulations from Australia Greetje. I particularly enjoy reading the commentary on your photos…..you are so funny!

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:35

      Such a comment like yours pleases me so much. I love to make people laugh and if you think I am funny I am gleaming with pride.

  15. 7 February 2016 / 23:24

    Congratulations! And what a wonderful husband you have. Then again, it’s also his achievement as he takes the photos, right? Great collaboration!

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:36

      I am very happy with his help. And he doesn’t do it because he likes it. He only does it to please me. I picked a right one 27 years ago.

  16. Mel
    8 February 2016 / 00:35

    Oh my gosh, please don’t stop. I love your blog more than any other!
    And what a wonderful husband you have!

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:38

      This post is so good for my self esteem!! All these compliments… I am overwhelmed. You love my blog more than any other? Oh wow. I am so proud. Thank you.
      And yes, I do have a wonderful husband.

  17. 8 February 2016 / 00:49

    OH! OH! OH! Your keepsake book is gorgeous! Absolutely fantastic! What a fun celebration…for both of you! I love how Ron is an integral part of your blog Greetje! And I love how he celebrates you and your achievements with masses and masses of tulips and banners and everything joyful!

    Can’t wait to see what he’ll dream up for your 500th post!


    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:39

      Ron is such an attentive man. So unlike me haha. I can forget to congratulate the birthday boy when I attend his party with a present in the hand.

  18. Paula
    8 February 2016 / 03:21

    Congratulations and don’t stop! Aim for the next 250 as I really enjoy reading your blog


    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:40

      That is really lovely for me to read Paula. It warms my heart. So glad I can entertain you. Thanks for letting me know.

  19. Wendra
    8 February 2016 / 03:48

    Congrats, It’s more than a blog, it’s a love story ! xoxo, w

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:41

      hahaha… my blog a love story.. I never set out to achieve that. But perhaps you are right. Since Ron joined it is rather sweet.

  20. Darlene Fadem
    8 February 2016 / 05:05

    Congratulations! What a thoughtful husband you have. 🙂

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:42

      Yes I am indeed blessed with a very attentitive husband. Who has to live with a very unattentitive wife haha. Oh well, balances things out.

  21. 8 February 2016 / 06:48

    Congrats! That’s a big achievement. The tulips look awesome. I love the tulip fields in your area in spring!

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:43

      Thanks Nicole. And yes, we are big on tulips. They are bright, cheerful flowers.

  22. 8 February 2016 / 11:58

    Congratulations, my dear friend Greetje. You know how important your blog for me perfectly. I followed your whole career blogger, and you have shown, like no other, the philosophy of which I wanted to show in my blog. I wear a busy season and I can not visit many blog or update mine as I wanted, but I never forget yours. A big hug, comrade.

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:45

      You have a special place in my heart Josep-Maria, as your first comment on my first blog post + your question whether you could use my photos blew me away. That was also the reason I started to blog. I will never forget that either.

  23. Susan G
    8 February 2016 / 12:42

    Congratulations on this milestone, Greetje! What a fabulous celebration. I think Ron is a keeper! 😉

    I always look forward to your posts!

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:46

      Thank you very much Susan. Who would have thought… And Ron is indeed a keeper. After he retired he set himself a goal and that is to make my life as comfortable as possible. Can you see the big grin on my face. I so agree with his goal.

  24. Marianne
    8 February 2016 / 13:09

    GEFELICITEERD!!!!!!!!!!! Time flies when you are reading your posts. Ron is such a gem, and what a surprice. Will you show me your book coming saterday. Big kiss.

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:47

      It will be on my little glass table Marian. Thanks for the congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

  25. 8 February 2016 / 17:32

    Congratulations Greetje! You (and Ron) did a wonderful job. What a surprise. I’m looking forward to see your book, let’s soon make an appointment for lunch!

    • Greetje
      8 February 2016 / 20:48

      Thanks Misja. I will gladly show you the album at lunch. I will mail you date possibilities.

  26. 8 February 2016 / 23:45

    Congratulations! And Ron did all that?-Michel doesn’t read my blog unless I have him look it over for mistakes.LOL. But seriously, I do enjoy you blog. As someone who has only done 5 style blogs to this point, I know that I have a lot to learn. Here’s to your next 250!

    • Greetje
      9 February 2016 / 06:17

      Thanks Terri. As with everything… practise makes perfect. I have learned a lot from other bloggers but also from just doing. As it is a passion you don’t mind spending much time on it. Which will show. Good luck with your blog and thanks for your comment.

  27. Donna
    9 February 2016 / 00:08

    Congratulations to you Greetje for your wonderful blog and nabbing such a wonderful man as Ron 🙂 Remember, you make my Mondays exciting in Melbourne. Please never stop 🙂

    • Greetje
      9 February 2016 / 06:21

      Hi dear Donna. You know that when I get one of your emails, it is the most stimulating thing to continue this blog. I glow for days after receiving one. Thanks for your kind words. And yes I did nabb a good man, didn’t I? ?

  28. 9 February 2016 / 12:55

    Ron truly is full of surprises. What an incredibly sweet thing to do. He must have taken inspiration from your own efforts of creating these books for your friends. 250 tulips too! Wow! I’m so proud of you my friend. I know I played my little part in getting you started and I’m so glad that you are still rocking this blog, looking freaking amazing in that outfit and sharing your amazing personality with the world and making many friends. Please never stop Greetje. You are a very bright light in the style blogging world that makes every Sunday special!

    • 9 February 2016 / 13:08

      Oh and by the way, tell Ron I’m proud of him too. The photos are getting better all the time. He nailed the indoor shots. He may do this just for you but he has an eye for photography and composition and doing things beautifully. I’m sure he takes some pride in that. You are the perfect team! So congratulations to Ron too!

    • Greetje
      10 February 2016 / 11:53

      Ah… so sweet. Such kind words. And yes you play a part in me blogging. Not a little part, but a big one. You stimulate me no end. Thank you.

      • Greetje
        10 February 2016 / 11:56

        Oh and I will pass on the compliments to Ron.

  29. 9 February 2016 / 20:57

    Congratulations, dear! 250 tulips to celebrate your 250th post is a very sweet idea!
    And a book full of nice memories…
    I wish you the best next 250 posts!!
    please, please, never stop blogging…

    • Greetje
      10 February 2016 / 11:54

      As long as I don’t lose my connection with the real world I will continue blogging dear Dan. It has brought me much. Like getting to know you.

  30. 10 February 2016 / 13:10

    Congratulations again, my dear Greetje.

    You know what I think of your husband( I told you on Instagram), ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    You are getting more and more daring in your dressing and I love the truth of your posts.
    Love to you both

    • Greetje
      10 February 2016 / 15:37

      It is so nice to have a good partner. It adds sunshine to your life.

  31. 10 February 2016 / 16:15

    Congratulations Greetje! A true milestone, and Ron knows just how to celebrate with tulips and photos. He is a wonderful man!

    I love following your adventures. Never stop!

    • Greetje
      10 February 2016 / 19:11

      So far so good Judith. I am glad Ron is helping me. And he is such an attentive man. So different from me haha.

  32. Kattis
    10 February 2016 / 19:54

    Congratulations Greetje!

    I always enjoy your blog and I do hope that you can find a spot in your life balance to continue! I would miss you otherwise!

    What a wonderful celebration your husband came up with for you. Lovely tulips and that photo book is a wonderful gift.

    You two are a great team,

    • Greetje
      10 February 2016 / 20:28

      Thank you very much Kattis for taking the time to comment. This post has really brought out many readers. So nice for me. Really motivating. And I will pass the compliments on to Ron.

  33. 11 February 2016 / 02:44

    Oh my gosh, Ron is a Keeper for sure! What a splendid surprise, and a lovely record of your blog. The 250 tulips is a perfect touch. I’m sure that all your readers who have husbands are going to be showing them this post for future inspiration.

    Congratulations on the 250 posts. I remember when I got to my 500th post, and realized how many hours of work that went into reaching that milestone.

  34. 12 February 2016 / 13:28

    Congratulations, Greetje! And give that marvelous husband a hug. Your blog brings me happiness, and I am so glad you are continuing forward. xo


  35. Jess
    13 February 2016 / 02:13

    Awesome milestone to hit Greetje! Keep up the amazing blog!

    • Greetje
      14 February 2016 / 11:25

      Thanks Jess. After so much encouragement, lovely compliments and cheering on I am all geared up. To the next 250 posts.

  36. 13 February 2016 / 10:58

    Wow, Greetje! Ron really outdid himself! Endearingly, impressively thoughtful and loving!

    • Greetje
      14 February 2016 / 11:27

      All of that. I am truly blessed. Ron is aiming for the best husband of the year award. Today (Valentines Day) he got up at 5 in the morning to blow up heart-shaped balloons which he threw everywhere in the house….

  37. Cristina Margarita Gomez Sarabia
    13 February 2016 / 16:13

    Congratulations!! I follow your blog from Mexico and I enjoy every single post. Thnaks.

    • Greetje
      14 February 2016 / 11:30

      So nice of you to let me know Christina. It warms my heart to know that there are indeed readers out there who appreciate my little blog. Thanks ever so much for your lovely comment. I will do my utmost to keep you entertained.

  38. Lucy
    14 February 2016 / 08:59

    I am new to your blog but am loving it. So much inspiration and so many ideas that I would like to follow.


    • Greetje
      14 February 2016 / 11:32

      Honestly? Wow Lucy. I have never thought my blog would be inspirational. I was aiming for “entertaining”. But this is even better. Thanks for taking the time to tell me this and I will do my best to continue to inspire you.☺️

  39. Alison
    15 February 2016 / 12:27

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented on your blog, but I did want to congratulate you on 250 posts! I especially enjoy reading your blog because I lived in the Netherlands for one year when I was a child and seeing pictures of your beautiful country brings back happy memories. I’m from the USA, but my father was transferred to the Netherlands when I was 7, so we spent a year in the town of Amersfoort back in 1978. Now I live in Austria and have been back to the Netherlands just once for a visit. Hope you continue blogging!

    • Greetje
      15 February 2016 / 22:12

      Austria is not that far away from The Netherlands. After all it is in Europe. I am glad you are enjoying my blog Alison. It is nice to know there are actually people out there who do. Thanks very much for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.

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