decor · home · lifestyle

Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving ahead, we are inevitably inching closer to the end of the year and to even colder weather (brrrr... just the thought makes us cold). The good news, however, is that there are a few simple ways to kick the coziness factor of your home up a few notches and… Continue reading Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

Crafts · decor · DIY

IKEA Hack: DIY Rustic Bread Tin Box

We eat A LOT of bread... possibly too much of it but we are hobbits so that's probably not going to change anytime soon. Although we finished renovating our kitchen this past May, there is still some work to be done in terms of organizing and decorating. One of the things that needed to get checked… Continue reading IKEA Hack: DIY Rustic Bread Tin Box

Food · recipe

Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

Growing up in a Lebanese household meant that eggplant was no stranger to the dinner table. One of my favorite eggplant dishes was (and still is) Sheikh-al Mahshi; a Lebanese casserole made of golden fried eggplants topped with spiced beef or lamb and cooked in a light tomato sauce. My father, who loved to cook… Continue reading Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

DIY · home

DIY Rustic Wooden Shelving

This post is a detailed DIY tutorial for building reasonably-priced, open shelving using a combination of components from IKEA and Home Depot like the one we had in our updated kitchen. Initially, we were going to purchase the IKEA EKBY shelf system but they only had black, white and aluminum options for the actual shelf. Since we… Continue reading DIY Rustic Wooden Shelving