How to Add Hygge in Your Life

My interest in hygge started last year when I was in the checkout line at Marshalls. I had one of those thick, faux fur throws in my basket and the woman behind me commented that I would love it, that she had the same one at home. I smiled in agreement and as we chatted, she asked me if I knew about the Danish practice of hygge (pronounced: HOO-gah).

What is Hygge?

I don’t remember exactly how she defined it to me at the time, but she had a serene glow as she explained. She told me about her daily ritual of putting everything down and sitting with her husband under cozy blankets with a hot cup of tea. Just to sit, just to connect, with the flicker of candlelight and a mindset of rest and rejuvenation. Sometimes they would read, sometimes they would rest, sometimes they would just sit and savor a sweet treat. She described the setting, but what I took away more was the intention, and the purposeful connection. Time set aside each day for self-care, for community, and for rest. She told me to look it up, because there was so much more to it than she could explain. Her words stuck with me, and I started to do some research. {read more}

Autumn

autumn chalkboard

Hello friends! It’s been a while. I took a blogging hiatus but I’m back. Summer was just too much fun and with two of my three kiddos off at school this year, I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. Finally. I’m a slow learner.

Today I’m home for the day with a sick kiddo, it’s been a couple of weeks of illness circling through our house, among other things. I have a super sexy new skin condition to share with you in a later post. Lucky you!

Life has been a little intense lately, and I mean that on both sides of hard and good. I am looking forward to sharing with you my insights, what I’ve been cooking up in the kitchen and all my other ramblings in upcoming posts. {read more}

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my favorite caffeinated treat for summer, an Iced Matcha Latte.

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What the heck is Matcha?

If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s a very concentrated green tea powder. This means you get all the benefits of green tea (antioxidants, metabolism booster, detoxification – just to name a few) by just using a small amount. I personally love the flavor, it’s very earthy. I find that it gives me a nice energy burst, but in a more gradual, sustained way than coffee. You can find the matcha powder at most grocery stores, or online (I use this one). {read more}

10 Household Items You Should Buy on Amazon to Save Money

I’ve already expressed my love for Amazon and Amazon Prime. I love that I can depend on the online service to keep my home stalked up with essentials and it’s just so darn convenient.

Over the years that I’ve been using Amazon Prime, I’ve found so many everyday items that I can purchase through Amazon that save money, and can even be set up to ship on a subscription so I don’t have to think about reordering. Here are ten of my favorite household items you should be buying on Amazon too. {read more}

Three Ways to Reuse Your Stitch Fix Boxes

Today I’m sharing three different ways to reuse your Stitch Fix boxes. If you haven’t read my recent Stitch Fix Review, head on over now and be sure to enter my giveaway!

If you’re a loyal Stitch Fix customer, keep your boxes! The inside of the box has a cute print, and if you turn them inside out you can upcycle them for different uses. Here are three of my favorites!

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How to Reuse Your Stitch Fix Boxes

Organization

Carefully take your box apart, and retape it together inside out to get a cute, patterned box you can use for anything. I use several in my closet to keep scarves, hats and other misc items organized. You could keep one in your front closet, or even in your car for small items that need a place to go. {read more}