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, December 26, 2010

Gnomes For The Tree?

I have a sister in law that has a love of gnomes. So this year I decided to surprise her and her little family with a gnome all of their own for their tree. I used the old crafty clothespin doll ornament idea. I think it came out kinda cute.

Just cut the clothes from felt and glue or sew them on as needed. You can stuff the hat with cotton balls and then sew a loop of embroidery thread onto the top to hang it on the tree with.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pretty Privacy

Do you have a glass door cabinet in your bathroom with all your grooming products there for the world to see? Well, I did too and I thought it was a bit unsightly and not so pretty to look at.

I had some very pretty thick scrap booking paper on hand that by chance had the same exact blue in it as the bathroom walls. So, I cut and taped it to the backside of the doors for a nice little upgrade and a bit of privacy. Worked out lovely and in fact has inspired me with a few more future ideas for the bath.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Is Almost Here..

I love how our blue front door sets off the red in the berry wreath.
I know I've been a bit absent around here since my hospital stay. It just really took it out of me. In fact I was having a little bit of a pity party over the last week about it. I decided to cheer up and get Christmas going. There has been ornament making, baking, and wrapping of gifts. Here's a peek at a bit of it...

I had a craft party and we made these pretty glittered bulbs with two types of glitter. I kinda have a no bulb rule for our tree with only a couple of exceptions. Since they were made with family and friend and turned out so pretty I thought I'd allow them on the tree.
Sometimes it's good to break your own rules

The night before the craft party my sis and I made these pretty beaded snowflakes.
I make these but not all prettily beaded. My sis made these the night before the party and then gave them to me the next day! 

I love making Christmas ornaments for some reason and every year my sisters can almost always count on getting a new one from me to hang on their trees. It's usually attached to a big sack of treats me and my Honey have baked up. I haven't gotten to the ornaments yet but the treat sacks are filled and ready to be tied with an ornament and some pretty ribbon.

Sacks stuffed with three different handmade chocolatey treats and some other  tasty fun surprises.