Friday, November 10, 2017

5 Ways to Practice Hygge This Winter


This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com

I recently read the book A Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. That's where I first heard the concept of hygge, and I'm sort of in love with it.

Hygge is a Danish word that roughly means creating coziness in your surroundings, which I have found is of particular importance during the winter. I live in one of the snowiest cities in the US, and sometimes the winters are difficult for me, but I love the idea of hygge and look forward to putting it into practice this winter.

We just had our first major snowstorm yesterday, so my box of cold weather comforts from Babbleboxx came just in time! Everything in the box is perfect for helping me to add some Danish coziness to my home this winter.


Hygge is the trending Danish practice of coziness. It's a great way to make winter more bearable, and here are some ideas and products to help you implement the practice.

5 Ways to Practice Hygge in Your Home


Candles


The Danes love to have lots of candles lit around their homes to create the perfect hygge atmosphere. I enjoy candles, but I realize that I rarely actually light them because it's a hassle to do it with matches!

zippo flex neck lighter

This awesome Zippo flex neck lighter makes it super easy to get hard to reach candles lit. I went around my house and lit all the candles in no time at all. The flexible neck can get into jar candles that are almost burnt out, which my other lighters can never quite do without some gymnastics on my end. The Zippo flex neck lighter just got right in there and quickly lit my favorite jar candle that is almost done.

The zippo flex neck lighter makes lighting any candle a lot easier.


The Zippo flex neck lighter is also refillable, which is easy to do with the Zippo premium butane fuel.

Purchase your own here: Zippo Flex Neck Lighter

Chesapeake Bay mind and body collection


This candle from the Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body collection is made with essential oils and it smells SO good. Not only does it help create the hygge atmosphere with the candlelight, it enhances the coziness with the amazing scent.

When my 17-year-old daughter saw this candle, she said, "Mom! This is the prettiest candle I have ever seen." And it is really is a good-looking jar candle compared to others. The scent is also really strong and long-lasting compared to other jar candles I have used.

Get your own candle here: Chesapeake Bay Candles

Tea


I love tea. I especially love curling up and sipping some good tea during the cold winters—what could be cozier than that?

Tea forte warming joy holiday tea collection


This Tea Forte Warming Joy holiday collection of teas is the perfect collection of holiday teas for tea lovers. I loved the fun and unique pyramid design of the tea bags and the way they steeped. It just made them even better to drink.

My favorite tea was the spiced ginger plum herbal tea. I love the spicy blends and this one was SO good.

Tea forte warming joy holiday tea collection

This Warming Joy petite presentation box includes 10 pyramid tea infusers. It's part of a holiday collection that also includes a large presentation box, a tea chest, a petite tea tree, and single steeps—perfect measure single serve loose tea pouches. I love this idea for Christmas gifts for my friends, too. And I would love to receive one, too, so I can get all cozy drinking more tea!

Buy your own tea collection here: Tea Forte Warming Joy Tea

Get 20% off any Tea Forte purchase by entering code WJ20 at checkout. Valid through 12/31/2017

A good book


While I'm all curled up with my tea, I usually have a good book in hand. I love to read and I generally get a lot more reading done during the winter because life slows down. It's good for me to remember how much I love to read on stormy days because it helps keep me happy when the weather might otherwise get me down.

Links by Lisa Becker


If you like fun romance novels, Links by Lisa Becker is the perfect read to get cozy with this winter. It's a cute story about Charlotte—ugly duckling in high school—who runs into her old high school crush 15 years later. She's not an ugly duckling anymore, and Garrett is a pro golfer who is going through a tough time.

I enjoyed the way the author wrote from both character's perspective—a nice twist from the typical romance novels I've read where you only get to hear one person's thoughts. It made me root for the relationship a lot quicker!

Get your own copy here: Links by Lisa Becker

Better sleep


While sometimes it feels like all I want to do is sleep during the winter, I often have a hard time actually doing it. One of the reasons it can be difficult for me to sleep is because for some reason I often get stuffed up and have trouble breathing during the winters.

Stuffy Nose Strips


I've been using these Stuffy Nose Strips for the last week or so, and I really like them! They don't go on your nose like others I have used before—instead they go on your cheeks and they are really effective at opening your airway. They can open it up to 61% vs. 30% for normal nose strips. I don't know if I have allergies going on or what, but I have breathed much easier at night since beginning to use these.

Get yours here: Stuffy Nose Strips

Get 25% off by entering code XECS9243 at checkout

Better health


Right along with better sleep is better health in general. I don't know about you, but I tend to get sick more often in the winter. Nothing ruins the cozy feeling of hygge faster than being sick!

Zoganic vitamin supplements


Keep yourself and your family healthy with Zoganic, a powdered vitamin supplement that you can mix with water or with a smoothie. My kids don't love taking a bunch of pills, and these are a perfect way to help them get their vitamins and nutrients in.

I have just been mixing them with water and I think they taste great that way. But if you or your kids are particularly picky about taste, I tried it in a smoothie and didn't even notice it was there.

Zoganic

Zoganic comes in 4 flavors—each with a different focus. The orange flavor helps to boost immunity—especially important for wintertime. The pineapple flavor helps promote gut health. The multi (fruity) flavor is a multi vitamin, and the coconut flavor boosts energy. 

Get your own here: Zoganic Vitamin Supplements

The Danish are among the happiest people in the world, and the practice of hygge is said to contribute to that happiness in a big way. I'm excited to make my winters more bearable by thinking about and implementing this idea.

And drinking lots of tea while reading books by candlelight.

Hygge is the trending Danish practice of coziness. It's a great way to make winter more bearable, and here are some ideas and products to help you implement the practice.



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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

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