Hygge House – Kitchen Island


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


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.


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.


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.


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.