Hygge

I just got interested in Hygge. Everything about it is inspiring. The following is how Hygee inspired me.

I found an “Inner Peace” three-wick candle at T J Max. I looked around for quite awhile before this candle just appeared to me. It has a beautiful scent and I just love it. Best of all, it was at a great T J Max price of $7.98. Affordable even for me.

I have been looking for a soft throw at an affordable price for some time now. Yesterday, while browsing T J Max, I spotted the above Kate Spade, light green soft throw. I couldn’t believe it. There it was and the price was just $15.00. On line the very same throw is $49.00 plus shipping. And they even had the throw in my very favorite color.

The above sweater is a “Barefoot Dreams” sweater. I have that exact sweater that I got on one of the Home Shoppers. I just love it because it is soft and warm and just right for a Hygge day. I was very lucky to be watching the Home Shopper when it was on special last month and on 6 easy pays. It just made it affordable for me. Because the price was about $20.00 lower then usual, plus very low easy pay. I also have a pair of black leggings that are perfect to go with the sweater. And it’s like wearing a soft throw.

Nothing like really good hot chocolate this time of year. I found a recipe for French Hot Chocolate that is like the most decadent dark hot chocolate found in Paris cafes. The recipe is based off the famous Cafe Angelina in Paris. I pinned the recipe on my Pinterest. But here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 teaspoons powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate – at least 70%, chopped, giant bowl of whipped cream – for serving.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the whole milk, heavy cream, powdered sugar and espresso powder until small bubbles appear around the edges. Do not allow the mixture to boil.

Remove from saucepan from the heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until melted, returning the sauce to low heat if needed for the chocolate to melt completely. Serve warm, topped with lots of whipped cream.

Yum!

Twinkling lights that are run by battery and you can put in a mason jar are kind of neat.

I first started liking sparkling white lights in the kitchen from watching Nigella Lawson’s cooking show on TV. Her kitchen is just magical. I really like her style and it’s an inspiration to me.

When she cooks, she uses tea cups and regular dinner spoons for measuring. She loves food and doesn’t mind enjoying the creations that she makes. So when I think of Hygge, Nigella comes to mind as she is totally living life for each moment and enjoying life.

Nothing like warm socks. A lot of people can knit socks like the above. Anything is easy to do if you know what the basics are. I think knitting takes a lot of patience, though.

I think that it would be Hygge to have a bubble bath with lots of candles. A beautiful view looking out the window from the window like above is heavenly. And then the huge garden tub with plenty of room for candles. A rain shower added to a garden tub is total luxury.

The above is like Hygge to me because even though it looks cold from the snow, there is hot coffee and a warm throw and the lantern candle.

It’s relaxing to enjoy the winter birds. They are always so cheerful sounding. There is a birch tree that I can see from my kitchen window. It’s not real close and sometimes all I can see is the outline of the birds that use that tree to gather waiting for their turn to get cherries from a cherry tree that is about 10 feet from the birch tree. But if the sun is shining just right, I can see their beautiful colors. The cherry tree is like a bird feeder.

I love the outdoors and love floor to ceiling windows that bring the outdoors inside. How fun would it be to go for a walk in the new fallen snow and enjoy coffee and some Danish’s with that view.

I like looking over seed catalogs and all the neat ideas that they have for planting a garden in the Spring. The above is a bouquet that you can make from a seed kit that you can buy. I would love to have a flower garden and be able to pick fresh flowers all summer long.

Hygee is sort of coziness. Coziness is a luxury state of mind you deserve every day.

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