Hygge It Up!

Today, as Minneapolis/St. Paul unlocks the #4 Season and steps inside the most challenging level of The World of MidwestCraft, I’ve decided to mourn/celebrate the official passing of fall by practicing Hygge. This Scandinavian concept of evoking “coziness” is wonderfully detailed by Kate O’Reilly and Jenn Schaal in one of my favorite podcasts, XOXOJK, which you can and should listen to here and on iTunes. Hygge is so my jam when it comes to surviving winter…basically, listen to everything Kate says about it and then imagine me nodding my head enthusiastically throughout and then you’ll get it.

My Hygge’ing it up today consists of NaNoWriMo‘ing from my uber cozy bed; putting some holiday-esque oils (White Fir and Juniper Berry FTW!) in my diffuser, almond milk lattes (with nutmeg instead of pumpkin spice, because hello, change of seasons), Gilmore Girls (you know that thing where, the night before going on a diet, you decide the best course of action is to eat all the junk food you have in your house so the temptation of it won’t be hanging around in your cupboards? That’s kind of how I feel about Gilmore Girls…a part of me wants to just barrel through the series so I won’t be tempted to blow off everything in my entire life to watch it, anymore, except for the fact that EACH SEASON IS, LIKE, 50 EPISODES LONG), catching up on my Vogue and People magazine reading, and tackling the last book in The Magicians trilogy.

And yes. It’s kind of like the whole #DayofRest thing, only better because it’s validated by Scandinavia, and they do everything right.

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Birdie fully supports your decision to Hygge it up.


How about you guys? How do you plan to Hygge it up this winter? Tell me all of your Hygge ideas in the comment section so I can steal them for my own! 

UPDATE! If you’re as down as I am to make sure winter doesn’t suck, then once again, Kate O’Reilly has your back:

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To keep abreast of new #FTWinter ideas, you can follow Kate over on The Twitter!

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About Amber L.

Hi! I'm Amber. I've been telling stories with books and blogs since 2004. I also spent 10 years working as a behavior therapist, which I now put to proper use by publishing thought pieces and dissertations on '80s pop music and the defining TV shows of our current times ('The Bachelor', 'Vanderpump Rules', etc). I can also be credited with single-handedly ruining the city of Portland, OR just by moving here.

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