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The Dutch have a special word to describe “cosiness”, “comfort”, but it’s also something that goes a little beyond that. “Gezellig”. Pronounced correctly, it kinda sounds like you’re clearing your throat, but this blog explores its meaning by documenting experiences that make life richer and deeper; through food, family, and the making of a home.

My so-called online life

by amanda on August 17, 2016

You’re probably getting the sense that this blog isn’t exactly being updated on the regular. And you’d be right about that. Instead, for the past few months, I’ve been directing my energy towards Instagram, and have been enjoying it thoroughly. It’s amazing the number of relationships I’ve developed with fellow creatives and local businesses this way!

So I thought I’d post a few of my favourite photos that I’ve posted on Instagram here for your perusal, in case the idea of Instagram scares you (which it admittedly did for me for a while; like anything, it’s just a matter of jumping in and trying it out!)

First, there’s the foodie ones:

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Then there’s some plates and patterns, ’cause I love them so:

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You may also happen upon the odd design/typography-centred post (of course):


And finally, some random findings from our farm:


…there’s plenty more to inspire you on Instagram itself; just check out my handle @aDeVries_gd. Thanks for stopping by!

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