slow living

Hutspot recipe + Six of Crows review | Feasts from Fiction

Sometimes when I read a book or watch a TV show or movie, I get a bit distracted by the food the characters eat. I don’t care whether it’s a real, existing meal such as the Dutch recipe Hutspot I’m about to talk about, or if it’s made up (such as much of the food …

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10 Things I Refuse to Feel Guilty About

I hear the term “guilty pleasure” a lot and I’ve never really understood it very well, even though I do use it myself sometimes. I always wondered, “well why is it a GUILTY pleasure if it makes me happy?” And so I just refuse to feel guilty about things I enjoy. But it isn’t just …

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How I create a summer hygge vibe

summer hygge

Although the term “Hygge” is not a new concept, it became an especially big buzzword in North America over the past few winter seasons. Now, when you hear the expression you probably immediately think of ways to stay warm and cozy during the cold and bleak winter months. However, even though the cold and dark …

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Slow living, fast reading: Why I read ebooks instead of “real” books

I love to read

I’m a bit of a bookworm. I always have been, ever since I first learned to read. I was always that kid walking around with her nose stuck in a book – and I mean that literally too. My dad always warned me I was going to hurt myself doing that. Knock on wood, so …

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In defense of being unproductive

This isn’t quite what you’d call a motivational confession but – I love being unproductive. If you pop on to Pinterest or just about any large magazine-type site you’ll find a ton of articles all about how to squeeze the most productivity out of your day. How to fit in some kind of breathtaking bit …

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