To Get Cozy

 

     Good morning! I thought it'd be nice to share a few tips on getting cozy today, in the name of hygge. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is the Danish concept of coziness. It has no literal English translation, it's just the word they have for getting comfortable + cozy indoors during the winter. When it's dark and cold most of the winter, they find a way to enjoy it through hygge. Most ways of infusing hygge into your winter experience include a lot of blankets and sweaters, some glogg (Scandinavian mulled wine, recipe coming soon!), and enjoying time with friends and family around a fire. Idyllic, no? For me, my hygge includes all of those things, but also a couple more!

     I find that a pallet of pillows to go along with the massive amounts of blankets is extra comforting. Also, you can take it further and make a blanket fort! This isn't a super rare occurrence in our toddler-occupied household. It's a fun way to bring children into the hygge concept.

       Another addition you can make is good scents. I like essential oils and candles, but incense is always welcome as well! There's nothing like a comforting scent to bring you into the hygge mood.

      Lastly, BOOKS. There's not a time where getting cozy isn't improved by a good book. They go together like bread and butter! Give me all of the books!

     Thanks for reading, and have a cozy Wednesday!