Let's Get Cozy; Embracing Hygge

This month's Not Just a Mom party is all about getting cozy.  There is nothing I enjoy more this time of year than snuggling up in our cozy home after having been out hiking or snowshoeing.  Our temps here can get quite chilly and there is nothing quite like walking into a warm, welcoming home.  



Over the last several years, I have read a few books on Hygge; the Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of comfort and coziness.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that I already embraced so many of the small things you can do to bring a feeling of Hygge into your home.  

There is nothing better than curling up in front of of a cozy fireplace preferably with fuzzy slippers or warm thick socks. 



I tend to leave lots of fuzzy and soft throw blankets all around the house and change out my bedding for the season too; adding warmer blankets and soft sheets.   

In winter we love to cook up scrumptious soups, delicious baked goods, creamy casseroles, and all those favorite comfort foods. I just love cooking up a soup, stew, or roast in the crock pot and having the whole house fill up with the smell of our dinner. 




Drinking hot cocoa while curled up with a good book in my comfiest clothes is another favorite way to get cozy.

When we built our house we installed dimmer switches on just about every single light one and we often keep the overhead lights dimmed; that combined with some scented candles in homey scents like cinnamon and vanilla create a more relaxed feel. 



We tend to stick closer to home in the cold months eating dinner together most every night and then watching movies/ TV together or playing games.  

We have a woodstove in our basement that heats up the floors on our first floor and this adds to that cozy, warm vibe I crave all winter long. 

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Comments

  1. Sitting by the fireplace with a good book is my favorite way to get cozy!! I also love doing puzzles!! They are so relaxing!!

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    1. I can find them relaxing at times.. my latest puzzle however was not! LOL. It's a fine line between relaxed and frustrated.

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  2. That looks perfect! I would like to join you by that fire. Our homes are not built for cold weather and so, even though winter is short here, the evenings at home can be chilly! #MMBC

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  3. Ahh, these are all prefect ways to get cozy!

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  4. Seriously, this link up is making me want a fireplace!!!

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    1. That was my one requirement that I would not budge on when we were building.

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  5. I live in a semi-tropical zone in Florida and we are ususally hot. We have mild winters but this winter seems colder than normal. I have throws and make soups and stews in my slow cooker. #MMBC

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  6. We stick close to home as well in the colder months but these days we have no choice but to with the lockdown in Ontario!!

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    1. Yeah, there aren't many places open around here to escape to this year...

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  7. I love your fireplace. Now I want dimmer switches. Adding it to my list of wants for our next house (if they dont have it we can add it).

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    1. You can never go wrong with soup and blankets.

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  9. I've heard the term hygge before, but I want to read a book on it because why not? I love curling up with a good book, a cup of coffee, and blankets! I also spot a puzzle... we are puzzle people too. ��

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    1. I read a few and while they weren't Earth shattering they did give me some good ideas about trying to enjoy the winter weather.

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  10. Oh my goodness yes! I am all about blankets and soups and cozy slippers. I think that's why I love fall and winter so much.

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    1. Oh see, I could totally do without winter and enjoy these comforts just fine in fall but having these comforts does help make winter more enjoyable.

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  11. I was wondering if anyone doesn't like being cozy in a blanket, and I guess my husband doesn't! He is always hot. You have a cozy home :)

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  12. I love to make hot cocoa in the afternoon, and read a good book! That s so relaxing!

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    1. I used to make hot cocoa each day but have been cutting back to just once a month; I like having my cup just after we've been out in the snow.

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  13. Your photos certainly do reflect your desire for coziness. I love those socks!!!

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    1. Thank you... though full confession; those aren't my socks and that one is a stock photo. LOL The rest are mine though.

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  14. This time of year, I want a fireplace so bad. I'd never leave from in front of it

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    1. We're trying to finish off our basement and each spring/ summer we kind of slack off and each winter I want more than anything to finish it since our woodstove is down there and it is Oh so amazingly cozy (even with the cement floors and unfinished ceiling).

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  15. So jealous of your woodstove! My parents have one at their house and it is the BEST.

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  16. I LOVE THIS. I am creating a post for next week about winter things! I am embracing winter this year and it is so much better this way. :)

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    1. I am trying... so hard. I mean I'd still prefer warm and sunny but finding the parts about winter that don't suck sure does make it easier to live through.

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  17. Your fireplace is so beautiful! What a great spot to get all warm and cozy! Thanks for linking!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  18. Love getting nice and cosy during winter - especially as an Aussie living in the UK. I'm not used to this cold haha. #AnythingGoes

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