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  1. Liz Kershisnik-Gwynn

    What a cool concept! I like the idea of those comfortable moments/feelings being purposeful.
    And “yes”, I would love to read that book… But I know I have managed to win a lot of your giveaways, so if you do 3 other people, that’s ok with me.
    If it were possible, I would put cookie dough ice cream in my hygge kit. Kevin and I love to snuggle under a cozy blanket and eat ice cream together, and it’s my favorite!
    But if I were putting something else/different in a hygge kit, I would maybe choose photos of my loved ones.

    Love you!

    • Oh, I love the idea of a photo album in your hygge kit, and I think you could put a spoon and your favorite bowl in your kit and keep the ice cream in the freezer. Even better if you made the ceramic bowl yourself! 🙂 You are first to request the book, so of course, you get a book. Have a hyggeligt day!

  2. Hi Christie! I only heard the term ‘hygge’ earlier this year. I focussed more on the physical side but I do like the idea of the Sense of Hygge and you also have covered everything in your list – love it! Have a beautiful day and thanks for the idea.

  3. I’ve read about it a few times and like the concept. My hygge kit would definitely contain my plush throw. I’ve been known to even have it out in the summer for running my feet over – not for the warmth, but for the feel. Winter, I’m wrapped up in it! For me, hygge is strongly about touch and space. Comfortable and secure…as I sit here listening to the rain on the roof!

  4. Thank you for sharing the Manifesto Christie! I love the concept too – I don’t think I’ve used an overhead light in years, much preferring lamplight. I have throws on every piece of furniture and I have my tunes, and playlists, always at the ready!

  5. I’ve seen the term for several months now, but I had no idea how to pronounce it or what it meant 🙂 I plan to pin this informative post in the hopes of adding more hygge to my daily life.

    • I had never heard it until they gave out copies of the book in a conference. It struck a chord with me immediately. Good luck with your hygge venture. I’m doing the same.

  6. I’ve read about hygge before and I’m all for it! A comfy throw to snuggle under on a cold evening, a great book, and perhaps a warm adult beverage – wait, why am I thinking about winter things when it’s summer? – would definitely be in my emergency kit.

    • That is a lovely winter hygge kit. In the book I read, he talks about hygge being big in the cold, dark winter, so maybe you’ve got something there. Still, maybe you should have an alternate summer kit too. Swap out the warm adult beverage for a cold one, a throw to sit on under your favorite shade tree, and keep the book. You’re set!

  7. I’ve loved the concept of hygge from the moment I first saw it (on FB or Pinterest – probably both!) I have a couple of pairs of really soft “comfort pants” that I put on at home when it’s cold and I want to be really cosy – our cats love them….my husband – not so much! I always wear them when he’s away because it’s just the cats and me and hygge!

    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx
    Leanne | Cresting the Hill

    • I have my comfy clothes too–sweat pants for winter and some equally “attractive” shorts for the summer. I don’t have a cat, but I do have a dog that snuggles up next to me. Thanks for #MLSTL and for sharing!

  8. Yes I would love to read this book. I first heard of hygge a few months ago from another blog. I am not sure what I would put in my emergency kit, I will need to think about that.

    • I’ll send you the book Victoria, and that may help you decide what fits best in your hygge kit. It’s an easy and enlightening read. I hope you enjoy it. Please FB message me your mailing address.

  9. COMFORT!!!! I love it…I looked at the book at Amazon but would love to find a short (compact size) for the guest bath (great reading). Thanks so much for sharing this!

    #MLSTL visitor (shared on SM)

    • Thanks Donna. You are number three that said she would like the book, so I’d be happy to send you a copy (though it won’t be a compact version). Please FB message your mailing address to me. Happy hygge!

  10. I’m reading a book called “The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World’s Happiest People.” It’s a follow up the the Hygge Book. Loving it and highly recommend.

  11. I just love this concept! I read about hygge a year or so ago and have been enamored with it ever since. I think of it as a feeling that is almost indescribable, although I love, “coziness of the soul.” I would have to put my beautiful, cuddly, purring cat onto my hygge list!

    • A beloved cat would definitely be hygge. We have a dog, and it’s very soothing to stroke his fur when he lays on the couch next to me. I think it’s hygge for him too. I hope you have a wonderful, hyggeligt weekend!

  12. I’ve been hygge-ing for a while now and I particularly love soft cushions, a throw rug to snuggle up in, perfumed candles and/or burning essential oils, soft lighting and maybe best of all – comfy pyjamas! But I also find hygge in nature. Sharing this

    • I’m glad to hear you’ve been getting your hygge on for a while now, Jan. All of those things sound truly hygge to me also. I might add a good book or a sleepy grandchild to snuggle. Thanks for sharing and have a hyggeligt weekend!

  13. Well, I’ve never heard of Hygge and this post was just what I needed to read. I just came inside from hygge-ing. 🙂 I like to take a hot cup of tea outside and sit in the patio as the sun goes down. It was a beautiful 79 degree day today after may high 90 days in a row.
    I’ll be sharing this for #MLSTL, Christie.
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