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Hygge

Fall is the perfect time to adopt the Hygge lifestyle

The hottest trend is here to stay! Hygge (Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’ ) is the Danish lifestyle of comfort,  and it’s our favorite obsession.

The rest of the world is taking notice including right here in the U.S., and we, of course, couldn’t be happier. After all, Hygge is right up our alley. What’s more comfortable than pajamas? If you love to snuggle up with a good book and a hot cup of tea on a rainy or snowy day, then believe it or not you’re actually experiencing Hygge and you don’t even know it.

Hygge, however, isn’t just about the right loungewear and perfect soothing beverage. It’s also about transforming your space into the ultimate cozy comfort zone and allowing yourself to fully adopt the entire concept. We’re here to help you learn ‘How to Hygge’.

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Candles: If you ask the Danes, they will tell you that candles are a must to create the Hygge environment you need. The flickering lights and the warm glow transform your home into the perfect backdrop for getting your Hygge on. If you have a fireplace, that’s even better!

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Blankets: Full relaxation mode cannot be attained without wrapping yourself in the warmest, most comfortable blanket you have. It transports you to that happy place which is what Hygge is all about. Add some plush pillows for an extra level of bliss.

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Comfort Clothes: The cozier the better is the name of the game when it comes to fully immersing yourself into Hygge time. Of course, we are partial to pajamas and loungewear  but almost anything goes as long as you are covered from head to toe in comfort. Leggings, cozy socks, bulky sweaters and yes – even those sweatpants you’ve had for 20 years fit the bill.

Culinary Indulgence: It IS okay to break your healthy eating rules once in a while and savor the good stuff. We recommend freshly baked goods, hot chocolate, hot soup, hearty stew, or anything else that puts you in your happy place. It’s just one day. Live it up.

What is not Hygge

Technology: Looking at your phone, tablet or computer is the biggest no-no in the world of Hygge. The point is to unplug, take in your surroundings, and relax. We MIGHT let TV slide if you promise to watch light, carefree programming. Otherwise, turn it all off, grab a good book and detach from the everyday grind.

Forcing It: 2 kids home with the flu, is probably not the right day to try and submerge yourself into relaxation mode. Save it for a time when all is right with the world and the stars align just right.

Making Rules: The whole concept of Hygge is that there are no rules. We all have special ways we disconnect from the busy lives we lead, so make your time your own. There is no one way to Hygge which is what makes it so great!

So now that you know how to partake, what are you waiting for? There is a reason that Denmark is always in the top 3 ‘happiest countries’ list.

Hygge doesn’t have to be a fall/winter practice either. You can embrace it all year long. Just adjust your activities according to the weather. In the summer, you can pull up a lawn chair or hammock and indulge the same way outdoors in the warm bask of the sun (just don’t forget the sunscreen). Like we said, there are no rules!

Do you have some great tips and advice when it comes to mastering the art of Hygge? We’d love to hear them. Share in the comments or on our Facebook page!

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The 5 Best Pajama Comfort Movies

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Ever notice how some movies you watch and enjoy once, and then there are others you could watch a million times over? Whether it’s a movie that’s totally silly or touches our hearts – there are just some movies we can’t quite get enough of.

So pop the popcorn, grab your coziest blanket, and settle in for the long haul because here are five of our favorite “comfort” movies to watch over and over again!

Back to the Future

Who doesn’t love this classic movie in which Michael J. Fox goes back in time in his DeLorean time machine? (Hellloooo, McFly!) It’s a feel good movie and an all-time favorite rainy day go-to. There are actually two sequels, but the first one is really the best.

Emma

A delightful adaptation of the Jane Austin classic novel, set (of course) in the English countryside. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Emma, a self-appointed matchmaker who loves playing cupid for others, but fails to find a love interest of her own. A feel good movie with great cinematography that will draw you in again and again.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

In this comedy, Frances McDormand plays the middle-aged governess, Guinevere Pettigrew, who finds herself unemployed and desperate for a job. She takes a job as the social secretary for a singer (Amy Adams) and finds her calling.  A cute movie with fun characters that you’ll want to watch over and over. And, the cool art deco style setting of the 1930’s is a bonus!

Toy Story

If you don’t know Toy Story, it’s a touching family movie about a boy named Andy and his toys, that’s well loved across generations. Action figure Buzz Lightyear and Woody the cowboy steal the show, in addition to Mr. Potato Head! What makes us watch this movie over and over? It’s a sweet story and even after many years, the animation is still really cool. And like Back to the Future, it’s a trilogy, so a perfect choice for a rainy Saturday movie marathon!

Wedding Crashers

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play two womanizing friends who regularly “crash” weddings to pick up girls. All is well and good until one of them actually falls for one of their conquests (played by Rachel McAdams). This movie is totally entertaining. There are so many funny lines which makes it one you have to watch again!

*All movie cover images via Amazon

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Five for Friday: Cozy Bedroom Retreats

Your bedroom is the place that you want to look forward to relaxing in at the end of a long day, right? It should be the most peaceful place in your home with soothing colors and textures, and a good warm ambience.

So just for a little inspiration, here are five of our favorite cozy bedroom retreats:

White on White

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Image via Lindsay Marcella

Rustic Bohemian

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Image via Decoholic

Classic Navy

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Image via The Inspired Room

Coastal

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Image via House of Turquoise

Black & White

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Image via House Beautiful

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9 Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day in Your Pajamas

1. It’s just plain cozy. Why get dressed up and go out when you can be snuggled up – warm & cozy – with your sweetie?!

2. Because champagne always tastes better in PJs. (We’ve done our research!)

3. Instead of spending money on a fancy outfit, you have the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a fun new pair of pajamas.

4. You’ll win MAJOR snuggle points with your cat.

5. Romance movie binge. Check out this list of the 50 most romantic movies on Netflix.

6. You get to trade that slinky wrap dress for a fluffy robe!

7. You don’t have to wear Spanx AND you can eat as many cupcakes as you want. #dreamdate

8. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in bed! Did somebody say “take-out”?!

9. Because there’s no better Valentine outfit on earth than heart footies

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

 

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Five For Friday: Warm & Cozy

Happy Friday! We’re sharing some things that are keeping us warm and cozy today…

All You Need is Tea & Warm Socks // Paperchat via Etsy

 

Boxercraft Royal Blue Flannel Blanket // The Pajama Company

Mason Jar Candle Holders // Smokestack Studios via Etsy

Kashwere Plush Chenile Socks // The Pajama Company

Cardamom & Orange Spiced White Hot Chocolate // Will Cook for Friends

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No More Cold Feet

We all have a touch of “Spring Fever” today but sadly winter is still lingering.  Not to worry because our new collection of  “Snuggle Socks” from Life is good has just arrived and we think you will love it.  Fresh spring colors and prints will at least help us dream of Spring on this last day of February.  Soft and cozy, the Sunggle Sock is made of 98% poly and 2% Lycra spandex with a small Life is good label at the top of each pair.  At $10 a pair you might just want more than one.

Life is good Snuggle Sock in Riveria Blue

Life is good Hibiscus Snuggle Sock in Pink Sorbet

Life is good Daisy Snuggle Sock in Spring Green

Life is good Pink Hearts Snuggle Sock

Life is good Rivera Blue Snuggle Sock

Life is good Rouge Snuggle Sock

Life is good Striped Snuggle Sock in Pink Sorbet

Life is good Striped Snuggle Sock in Sky Blue

Life is good Sunny Yellow Snuggle Sock

Which Snuggle Sock is your favorite today?

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