It’s been a while ya’ll
Jacque was in Italy for a whole semester and I just felt like my life was nearly not as exciting as hers, so she temporarily took over the blog 😉
But now, Jacque resides here in Austin folks. Well until August at least. It’s pretty fun, and hasn’t quite sunk in that she lives here yet. We haven’t lived in the same place for a few years now, but I’m enjoying it as much as I can.
I’ve been really into the idea of coziness and what makes a home a real home. My cousin’s boyfriend Nikolaj is from Denmark and he taught me a danish word to describe this. Hygge (pronounced “hYOOguh”) translates to “cozy” but connotes much more. It’s a word that belongs in a home of candles and family and comfort food, drinking coffee, having conversation and cuddling your pup under the covers on a cold day. I want to live with this word everyday.
And so, this word also makes me wonder if you can just go somewhere and make it “hygge,” or what exactly gives us this feel? I just moved into a new home, or more so a cottage which would be in Eastern Europe, with vines growing around it, and creaky wooden floors. Upon arrival, it’s given me the coziest, hygge, atmosphere.
Not sure if this feel is present from the previous people who lived here, the architecture of the house, the pleasant scented candles in our living room, our tribal rug, the conversations which take place, the old fashioned mugs in our adorable kitchen, or something else.
I think the actions one does in their home, also brings them hygge. The sound of the coffee beans grinding every morning, the song you hum while you brush your teeth, your routine before bed, being able to truly relax in your home.
When scrolling through my recent photos, these are the ones that say hygge to me:
(My niece, Leila. She’s now 10 days old and a princess)
Brian and I’s celebratory meal for him accepting an internship in Houston this summer.
Here’s the princess again
Cody attempting to help me knit a blanket for the baby
Blues on the green
my new room
random kitchen which I outline as my dream kitchen when I become an adult
cute family home
kids swinging in their yard
sunny days shining through my windows
kitty shuffling through my living room
Kindle which I got for free(thanks Esme). Immediately purchased fault in our stars, and cried for days. but it was great.
resting with mama
cody in his happy place
vox veniae, the new church i’ve been going to
studying at cherrywood
boiled potatoes and eggs for breakfast. with lots of olive oil. just like mama makes it.
wok n express’ chefs special soup
homeade latte with arabic
bandit and sunflowers
dogs at a lakehouse
friends and jams
dumplings. with lots of dough.
visitors from brazil.
my new home.
This is the hygge in my world. and although yours may be very different, I hope you’re able to find and cherish it.
I’ll be blogging alot more this summer. I’m nannying full time and got a writing job for a blog, so I’ll have much desire to express my creativity on here.