Hygge House – Kitchen Island

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Today’s micro-remodel was quick because I decided to just go after the kitchen island.  It tends to be the place where everyone sets things down when they come home and the catch-all is not making me feel hygge.  I cleared it off, rearranged the pieces that I really like and added an old oak stool for folks to sit a bit while I’m cooking.  Ahhh hygge.443321b8-cdac-4fa4-ad78-333e6ee67f69

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Hygge House – An Entry that Welcomes

img_0151Today’s Hygge Micro-remodel. Our entry was feeling like a dumping ground.  What does not show in the photo are baskets of craft supplies, a old sewing machine waiting to be sold/donated, and shoes that had never found their way home.

I cleared the clutter, added a couple of candles and a string of faerie lights, put out a basket for our woolen mittens and scarves and tried to get the cuckoo clock working properly (again). I changed out a table lamp for a floor lamp and removed some extra items that weren’t serving much of a purpose.  Now I feel happy when I pass through and I think our friends and family will find it welcoming and warm.

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Bakery Field trip #1 – Grand Central Bakery Sellwood

I couldn’t wait to get started on my Bakery Field trip Tour so we decided to begin on Saturday.  We were heading into the Sellwood neighborhood of SE Portland on a couple of errands.

After a few quick stops at The Pendleton Factory Outlet, American at Heart and The Portland Homestead Supply Company (Wheeeee!) we decided to pick up a loaf of  bread at The Grand Central Bakery.  We purchased the 2016-17 Chinook Coupon book so we used a coupon to get a free loaf of bread with our $10.00 purchase.

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We used for a nice morning treat, Joe had a dunker and a latte and I tried the bread pudding with a cup of chai.  I’m not used to the busy bustle of the city so it was a bit crazy, but it was nice to sit with nothing more to do then have a chat about snow tires for the Honda, check our email, and take a gander through the newspaper.

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The bread pudding was really nice, not too much spice or too much sugar, really delicious.  The chai was just beautiful, and great for about half the cup……I think I like mine just a little bit sweeter.  Joe had no problem finishing it off for me.