What is Hygge? It is a Danish word that is pronounced Hoo-gah and there is not English word with the same meaning. What it essentially means is cozineWhat is Hygge? It is a Danish word that is pronounced Hoo-gah and there is not English word with the same meaning. What it essentially means is coziness and contentment. Since the Danish have been dubbed the happiest people on Earth everyone is wanting to learn about Hygge.
This was a cute short book with some good ideas on how to hygge. The author also included some recipes that I would like to give a try. A few of the things I would like to try is putting a bowl of ground coffee on the counter to enjoy the smell. I am not a coffee drinker but I do enjoy the smell of fresh coffee grounds before they are brewed. I also liked the idea of planning three things a day you enjoy.
I was surprised by the fact that I already do things that are considered hygge. I have my cozy blanket and comfy clothes that I put on after my relaxing bubble bath to feel cozy at night. I read to relax while having a dog or cat snuggling with me. I have many adult coloring books that I enjoy doing. Then there are my pen pals and my letter writing. It is enjoyable to get a letter in the mail rather than bills. These are just a few things I do in my life.
This is the first of many books I have about hygge and I look forward to reading them all. ...more
Being as big of a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder as I am when I found there was a new book out about/by her I had to have it. One thing I did not do wasBeing as big of a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder as I am when I found there was a new book out about/by her I had to have it. One thing I did not do was to see how large this book was so I was a little disappointed when I picked it up. Of course the reason being is because I wanted a bigger book - not only in size but in pages. Now on to what I liked about the book. I thought the illustrations were very cute and added to the book. Then the sayings they picked were on point for me. A few really hit home for me. Here are a couple that I liked: A storm outdoors is no reason for gloom in the house - The Long Winter and If you don't want trouble don't go looking for it - On the Banks of Plum Creek. If you are a collector of all things Laura related then you should get this right away. Oh I almost forgot there is a short biography of Laura at the back of the book that I enjoyed reading as well - even if I did already know all about her. ...more
I read the first book Christmas Jars and loved it so much that I had to read the reunion one. In this book we go back to Chuck's Chicken n Biscuits wiI read the first book Christmas Jars and loved it so much that I had to read the reunion one. In this book we go back to Chuck's Chicken n Biscuits with Hope and her goal of giving away 1001 Christmas Jars. I enjoyed reading more about Hope and her life's journey. In this book we also get to meet some new people. Queen who is the best little girl and she will pull at your heart strings. Al who is does not know it but his life will be changing soon. And Clark who is a good guy who does not know where he fits in. Not only is this book about Hope's daunting task of giving away so many jars but about how people's lives are changed. It was every bit as touching as the first book. Very enjoyable and quick to read. ...more