I happened to be watching a Rick Steves show on Denmark and in the show they were describing a way of living that they had. It was called hyggelig (hoo.gl.ee). This hyggelig meant you always have a drink, some food, and at the very least a candle between you and your company. It meant feeling cozy at the very base translation of the word but actually much more, it was your surroundings without anything that would make you feel ill at ease or emotionally overwhelmed. It was actually the pursuit of serenity, of comfy, of homey, of anything that brought that warm fuzzy to your soul.

My jaw dropped at this Danish discovery of self. That one single word summed up the pursuit of my entire life. Hyggelig!!! This blog is about just that, all the things that make me feel hyggelig. My only hope is that they inspire you to find your own hyggelig too. Imagine a world full of hyggelig, just imagine...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Keen On Halloween

I was so excited to use my monster lanterns!

We passed out treat bags, ate birthday cake AND cupcakes, watched non-scary 'scary' movies, chatted, laughed, had fun in all the ways that Halloween and my birthday should be. I even got a big surprise when my Honey came home two hours early from work!! Very hyggelig indeed...

Our front steps all decked out
All Hallows Eve after dark

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