This is the time of year to make a delicious, warm, comforting drink. Snuggle up under a cozy quilt by the fireplace, put on your favorite fuzzy socks and sweater, nibble some cookies or cobbler, and embrace the hygge spirit of the season.
This year we’re going to begin by embracing all the winter months have to offer. Here in Minnesota it gets cold. And when I say cold, I mean REALLY cold. As a Minnesotan I’ll be the first to admit, it does get easier and easier to complain about the weather as winter drags on, but I’ve made a decision. This year will be different. I’m going to enjoy winter this year. I’m reading all the hygge books, perusing hygge websites for ideas, lighting candles, hanging fairy lights around my windows, and I’m going to be happy this winter. No matter how long it decides to stay.
Along with all of the cozy, hygge ideas for inside my house, I’m going to get all the winter activewear, waterproof hiking boots, and snow shoes. I’m going to get out in that snow like I did when I was little. It occurred to me that deciding to stay in a state where it snows for (sometimes) half the year, and complaining about it, is ridiculous. Why not have fun with it? Remember when you were little and it started snowing? Remember the wonder and excitement? That’s going to be me. I’m determined to make it so.
What is hygge? Here’s a post that describes it beautifully. This past autumn I took about 40 Hygge books out of the library and combed the pages for fun, cozy ideas to incorporate into my own life. Out of all of them, these are the two I ordered so I could add them to my personal library. How to Hygge by Signe Johansen, and A Year of Cozy by Adriana Adarme. They’re beautiful and I highly recommend them for getting started on your own hygge journey.
I will be posting a collection of my favorite hygge things over the next coming months to inspire you so be sure to check back.
My first hygge post focuses on some of my favorite hygge cocoas, teas, coffees, and other beverages. So gather the ingredients for the drinks you want to make. If you don’t have a favorite mug, treat yourself to something you love. I like my mugs heavy and oversized. Get some whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles, and enjoy!