It’s been a year since we found ourselves displaced and homeless after a routine bathroom renovation uncovered toxic black mold in our home. Since then, we’ve lived in two rental houses — neither of which have been ideal for living comfortably or raising a small (increasingly mobile) child — but at the end of the day, I’m thankful. Thankful to have a roof over our heads; to have a healthy + beautiful son; to be in love with my partner; to live this little life that is remarkably flawed and yet, completely ours.
Over the last year, I’ve really embraced the idea of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) — the Danish word that embodies a life lived simply, filled with small comforts + pleasures and above all, contentment in all things.
And so today, while it’s cold out and we’re hunkered down fighting the obligatory annual cold that hit our house over the weekend, I’m snuggled up dreaming of all of my grand plans + hopes for 2019 and how to infuse it all with hygge.
Want to add all manner of hygge to your life? Read on.
+ The coziest organic wool slippers (pictured above) by Tumar Collective, a small, family-owned + run collective of Kyrgyz artisans. Using traditional materials + techniques, Tumar creates modern designs focusing on quality craftsmanship, natural materials, and socially responsible + sustainable practices. The coziest pair of slippers I’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing, truly.
+ Odd Woods Candle by East Fork Pottery.
+ Linen Napkins for gathering ’round the table.
+ ‘Devotions’ by Mary Oliver — nourishment for the soul.