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

Home tour · kitchen · renovation

Cozy Kitchen Series: Reveal & Tour

As promised, today is the day we present you with our completed kitchen. You've already read enough in the other three posts so we won't bore you with trivial chatter here but we just wanted to let you know that we will be doing a few more posts covering some of the DIY details of… Continue reading Cozy Kitchen Series: Reveal & Tour

DIY · home · renovation

Cozy Kitchen Series Part 3: Installation

Welcome to the third and final post (kind of) of our kitchen renovation series. For those who followed us through Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning and Cozy Kitchen Series Part 2: Demolition, we are excited to share a visual diary of how we installed the flooring, cabinetry, drywall, and backsplash before the final cleanup and… Continue reading Cozy Kitchen Series Part 3: Installation

DIY · home

Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

This is the first post in a series we will be doing covering our DIY kitchen renovation project that took us around 3 months to complete (working the weekends and some evenings). In this post we will discuss everything planning-related from brainstorming and design to calculating the cost of the finished project. We will also… Continue reading Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

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DIY Wooden Backsplash

Ikea trips are our favorite because they fill us with inspiration (and cinnamon rolls) and my husband gets to reminisce about his childhood. This past spring we were strolling through the lower level, when we came across a display for dinnerware that we really liked. I can't find the picture I snapped of it but… Continue reading DIY Wooden Backsplash

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Install a kitchenette in less than 4 hours

Back to some exciting DIY for this week's blog post. From the minute we decided our house was "the one," we knew that we would be finishing our basement. Creating a space where we could host family and friends was something super important to us, so it was a no brainer that we would need… Continue reading Install a kitchenette in less than 4 hours