WHY GEZELLIG?

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.

Typography Part Deux

17.05.2016
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…so I was speaking with a friend who actually reads my blog (and there are a few…!) and she mentioned that she found the post I did a while back on fonts and typefaces helpful! I thought of it more as a “what is coming out of my brain at the time” and didn’t think […]

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Restaurant Interior Design

04.04.2016
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  Okay! So I feel like it’s time I spill the beans: I’m for hire and I don’t cost a cent. 🙂 Let me rephrase: I saw a chance to 1) try out a new career and 2) feed my soul and restlessness at the same time and jumped on it. It means seeing less of […]

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The Lost Ones

15.03.2016

You know that traditional image of writers, furiously scribbling away at a paper, only to get frustrated, scrunch the paper into a tight ball, and toss it over their shoulder? What’s the contemporary equivalent? Pressing really hard at the backspace button? …Part of any creative process involves throwing out a lot of ideas, and branding […]

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New adventures for 2016

25.01.2016

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Things are about to get pretty exciting over here. Can’t say a lot more; and I hate being one of “those people” who say mysterious things and then drop it altogether, but for now, this will have to do. What I “can” say is this. And this. And this.  

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A cozy kind of day beckons a cozy kind of meal

07.01.2016

Back in December, I finally did what I had kept putting off for a while: made my favourite winter indulgence. Basically you take a bunch of really delicious things and stuff it into a hollowed-out pumpkin; bake forever, and then pretend you are eating something healthy. Because our renter and co-farmer Meghan is vegetarian and […]

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Design Trends: Out with the Owls, in with the ?

15.12.2015

Have you noticed that even animals can be trendy? For instance, way back when, dragonflies were “the thing”. Personally I still love their delicate look, but you don’t exactly see anyone getting tattoos of them anymore, do you? Then we started putting birds on it: That trend seemed to hold for a long while: Next […]

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Virtual Connections become Reality

07.12.2015

About a year ago, thanks to the power of Twitter, I stumbled upon a “little” magazine called “Uppercase“. Proudly the magazine comes out of Canada, and features completely original content. Did you hear what I just said? A magazine. With Completely. Original. Content. Like, a mere two pages of advertising at the very end. This […]

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Holiday Cards

19.11.2015

So…something I’ve done in my head a thousand times before….finally put pen to paper (so to speak) and made some holiday greeting cards. Pretty happy with the result! I worked with a local printer and got some great paper. The design uses metallic ink. The result was pretty fab. The whole process reminded me how […]

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Kitchen Reno Part Two

19.11.2015

Although I still love love love our kitchen, my loyalty stops at the desk area. We’ve had a pathetic excuse for a “drop zone/family office” for 3 years now. See below. The pile of junk is a never-ending struggle, and I realize this will never change. However, I am keen to at least get some […]

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What’s in a word?

05.11.2015

I’ve already explained to you why I chose the dutch word, “Gezellig”, for this blog. If you don’t recall, I’ll restate it here (my words): 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 […]

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