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.

DIY Pendant light fixture with single bulbs

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Thought I’d put a few words together about how our kitchen island light fixture came together, since it’s seems to be the showpiece in our new kitchen. As most things, the idea was borne out of a need to solve a problem. We built the addition 3 years ago and installed the wiring at that […]

Carry on, then →

DIY Microwave Stand

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There’s plenty of time and posts to eventually talk about the major addition we put on the century farmhouse that we own in Southwestern Ontario. Today is just a post about the microwave shelf that went into the new kitchen. We bought our cabinets at Home Depot but I wasn’t happy with the standard microwave […]

Carry on, then →