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}

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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}

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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}

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How to Make a Solar Night Light

Today I’m sharing the easiest little DIY project that you can do with your kids. I came up with this solar night light idea because my four-year old daughter is scared of the dark and we’ve tried so many things to help her sleep at night, but she still sleeps with her bedside light on. I don’t think this is good for her so we worked together to make a little solar night light that she could put on her nightstand instead. She had so much fun putting it together and of course my boys wanted one too. {read more}

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A New Way to Use Essential Oils

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One of my most popular posts is 20 Ways to Use Essentials Oils in Your Home, and I’m so excited to share another new way that I just learned about!

20 ways to use essential oils in your home

Caveat –  I know there is a TON of info out there about essential oils and I want to reassure you that I am not affiliated with and do not represent any particular brand of essential oils. I just love using them in my home for a variety of reasons, and I use a number of different brands depending on what I’m using them for.  {read more}

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