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Joy of hygge : how to bring everyday pleasure and danish coziness into your life
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Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cozy, comfortable, and at peace with the world. It's almost impossible to translate to English, and it's probably the reason that Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world.<br> <br> According to the London Evening Standard , hygge takes us beyond mindful meditation and adult coloring books and introduces us to a comfortable, warm, relaxing lifestyle exemplified by those in Denmark.<br> <br> The Joy of Hygge is packed with recipes to warm you on a winter's evening, craft ideas for decorating your home, and inspirational suggestions for enjoying the magic of everyday pleasures. Learn how to make your life more hyggelig by:<br> <br> *Creating a snuggly pair of hand-knitted socks *Filling your house with more light and nature displays *Building a cozy campfire for friends and family *Taking advantage of picnics, bike rides, and woodland walks *Appreciating the natural wonders that surround us every day *And more!<br> <br> Remember--a little hygge brings a lot of happiness.
Table of Contents
What Is Hygge?p. 7
Chapter 1Creating the Hygge Mood at Homep. 13
Making the Most of Natural Lightp. 14
Get Cozy with Soft Furnishingsp. 15
Introduce Nature into Your Homep. 16
A Breath of Fresh Airp. 18
Open Firesp. 20
Stacking and Storing Firewoodp. 24
Setting the Tablep. 26
Lighting Candlesp. 28
Chapter 2Items to Craft for Instant Hyggep. 37
Lavender Bagsp. 40
Felt Slippersp. 44
Pom-Pom for a Beanie Hatp. 48
Mug Cozyp. 52
Fairy-Light Lanternsp. 56
Chapter 3Decorating the Homep. 61
Fresh Flowersp. 62
Paper Snowflakesp. 64
Create a Nature Displayp. 66
Pumpkin Carvingp. 68
Winter Buntingp. 70
Chapter 4Comforting Recipes for Nights in 75
Iced Vanilla Cookiesp. 76
Cinnamon Hot Chocolatep. 78
Roasted Chestnutsp. 80
Berry Jamp. 82
Gingerbread Housep. 84
Fruit Crumblep. 88
Hot Spiced Fruit Punchp. 90
Mulled Winep. 92
Mulled Ciderp. 94
Butternut Squash Soupp. 96
Popcornp. 98
Chocolate Fonduep. 100
Spiced Banana Breadp. 102
Chapter 5Seasonal Outdoor Activitiesp. 107
Winter Beach Walksp. 108
Fruit Picking in the Hedgerowsp. 110
Picnicsp. 112
Bike Ridesp. 114
Woodland Walksp. 116
Fun in the Snowp. 118
Bonfiresp. 120
Natural Wondersp. 124
Chapter 6Simple Pleasuresp. 131
A Sumptuous Candle-Lit Bathp. 132
Reading by the Firep. 134
Watch a Feel-Good Moviep. 136
Playing Games with Friendsp. 138
Hygge Playlistp. 140
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