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Hygge
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
The most beautiful guide to the Danish custom of hygge, the everyday life philosophy for better living. Hygge is a feeling of belonging and warmth, a moment of comfort and contentment. This beautiful little book will help you to find hygge and embrace it every day. Make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and discover for yourself how life is better with hygge. 'Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge' You Magazine '...a philosophy for mindful living' The Guardian 'Her book is a thing of beauty' Irish Examiner
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maich
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Happy Thursday guys!
What's your plans for today? What are your current reads?
Its rainy day here in Slovenia. Rainy week😩 I hate rain. I want warm sunny day. Probably will ironing today, read or watch movie/show. Enjoy the day!❤

#hygge #nonfiction #hardcover
#mladinskaknjiga #rose #redrose #tbr #goodreads #bookworm #booklover #litsylove

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyFeb19 Day 15: Being #aware of life‘s transient moments and sharing it with people who matter. This is the view I woke up to this morning with ze husband in our resort in Batam, Indonesia. Now at the MRT in Singapore, heading back home, but this gorgeous view shall remain with me throughout the upcoming busy weeks of Practicum Coordination duties with our allied educator trainees. Breathe. Ommm.

TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 9mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJan19 Day 12: To #Preserve memories and meanings in spaces that inhabit us. I have yet to read this treasure.

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Wbabdullah
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First book finished this 2018! Well it took long enough! I dragged through it from 2017, but it wasn‘t a pan. In fact, I found it pretty interesting albeit repetitive. It reminded me at times of Snoop and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up in its premise that the objects we keep and how we arrange them say so much about us. I‘d probably buy it if I didn‘t think it‘s main goal was establishing Denmark as a type of utopia!! 😂

Wbabdullah Though I must say it does make me want to visit Denmark which I had no inclination to visit before. Learned lots of new Danish vocabulary from this book! Also, the pictures were nice but seemed a bit randomly placed... 2y
Wbabdullah Hygge is social nirvana—fragile, organic, and about how we communicate, think and socially engage with others without over indulging. It‘s balance, harmony, and being comfortable in one‘s skin. Safety, warmth, and welcome in engagement with other people, environments, materials, etc. comfortable conduct. Community. Security. Being in the shelter of one another. Peace of mind. Feeling at home with oneself wherever you may be, home or otherwise. 2y
Wbabdullah All in all, this was a book that I needed to read at this particular time in my life so I can consciously cultivate more hygge, though by its very definition it‘s something that organically happens and can‘t be forced. 2y
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Wbabdullah Ok I‘m gonna be philosophizing over this for a while now 🤔 2y
Drnkpnkprincess Yes!!!!!!!! Hygge is more than the next hip new age lifestyle... it‘s a sense of being and it‘s something (I feel) everyone should read about. Then again I think it‘s important to learn about ALL societies- this might be the most beneficial for everyone 😳🤓 2y
Wbabdullah @Drnkpnkprincess the nice thing is that we‘ve all experienced hygge. It‘s not specific to the Danes, but they have the encompassing word for it. Reading the book helped me be mindful about what practices, people, environments, and objects I feel the most at ease with, and those I don‘t so that I can cultivate the joy that stems from hygge!! (edited) 2y
Drnkpnkprincess Exactly! I think it would be helpful for everyone to get back to the simpler times, experiences and reset. Slow us down a tad, relax and enjoy each other‘s company... hahaha #oneday 2y
Kalalalatja You are so true! As a Dane, I can‘t really understand the fuss about Hygge. For me it is just a word, not a way of life 😄 2y
Wbabdullah @Kalalalatja I was wondering if I had any Danish friends here on Litsy!!! Yay! I do! Cuz there‘s totally a word I want to know how to pronounce...maybe a few...it‘s dark now but I‘ll post the words on here after the sun rises and tag you! I hope you can help me! 2y
Wbabdullah @Kalalalatja @Drnkpnkprincess I find a lot of my hygge in between the covers of a book! 😍 and @Kalalalatja aw, you know that book was written for a foreign audience in mind...so that the rest of the world could find themselves again...and become civilized hygge and joy cultivators like the Danish!! 😂🤣 Maybe something has been lost in the modern ages, but upon reading this book, I am happy I have a word for this feeling I already felt... 2y
Wbabdullah @Kalalalatja @Drnkpnkprincess Have u guys ever read this book? I really enjoyed it—it has a whole bunch of words (concepts) from around the world that have to basically be basically explained with many words in other languages...like hygge does. What I disliked about this book was that they don‘t write the words in the languages script—it‘s all romanized and transliterated 👎🏽 2y
Kalalalatja Sure, you just go ahead and tag me, and I‘ll see what I can do to help 😄 and I haven‘t read the book, but I would like too. I find un-translatable words fascinating! 2y
Drnkpnkprincess I haven‘t read this book- but I have read 2y
Drnkpnkprincess And in that book Wiking talks about how to create a more hyggeligt (forgive me if I‘m using that word wrong) environment at home and work, and around the holidays (which with all the candles and fireplaces firing up in the US right now- should be easier to create 🤣) I also find hygge in books and am glad I have a better word to describe a feeling that‘s more than comfort and happiness... 2y
Wbabdullah @Drnkpnkprincess me too! New vocab rocks!! 😍❤️🙌🏽 2y
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Romi
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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A little bit of hygge in my bedroom. Lidt hygge i mit værelse ☕✨

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Bookworm83
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Thank you so much for all the #hygge goodies @Crystalblu !! I am so excited for the books! Coffee, chocolate, and the candle are awesome! I love the scarf you made, too! Sadly, the amazing Star Wars mug was broken in transit 😢 It was super cute though. Thanks again! I hope you like your package! #letshyggeswap

Crystalblu Oh no!!! I'm so sorry! That was the item that I had been waiting on. Lame! I'm so glad you enjoy the rest! 💜 2y
Bookworm83 @Crystalblu It's ok, I'm just sorry the post office wasn't more careful. I love everything! Thank you again! I'd love to do a buddy read with Animal Farm 💕 2y
Crystalblu When ever you feel like reading it, let me know! And thank you so much for the great box of goodies! 2y
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Bookworm83
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Ok @Crystalblu it's here!!! Time to open!! #letshyggeswap

Crystalblu As soon as I get home!!! 2y
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Anovelobsession
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Oh my goodness @Ch3lm0n3y Everything is amazing!!! Five books that I cannot wait to read, a cozy blanket, the coolest mug ever and cake a S chocolate! I'm not sure when my next day off is, but when it happens I am going to be curled up in my blanket drinking hot chocolate and reading one of these gems! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and perfectly hygge gifts!!! #letshyggeswap

chelreads I‘m glad you like everything and I hope you also enjoy the books that I added that weren‘t on your wishlist! When I saw that mug, I immediately thought of you! ☕️ 2y
Anovelobsession @Ch3lm0n3y I am excited about all the books- I think I'm going to start with the Kristen Hannah one and the mug is Fantastic! My new favorite!! 🤗🤗 2y
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EllieDottie
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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I'm about to open my #LetsGetHygge! I am so excited 😆

Captivatedbybooks Oooo you got the pretty wrapping one 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag So many things to unwrap 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! 😊😊 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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#letshyggeswap yay! I got so much great stuff from @Tiffy_Reads I'm trying to get it all in here ! I have to say I cried over The Wraith book and the signed The Good Daughter book! Holy shiiii! Awesome socks . Tea and tea infuser! Bookmarks! A Sherlock bobble head for Emma! Candles ! The Raven tote! Just amazing! Thanks @Tiffy_Reads you're awesome!

DiruVamp That tote! 😍 2y
TrishB Cool 👍 2y
Reviewsbylola Great box! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @DiruVamp @TrishB @Reviewsbylola thanks! She hit the nail in the head! 2y
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Bookgoil
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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My amazing #letshyggeswap @cobwebmoth I love everything so much and will share the treats with my hubby!! Thank you so much!!! @Tiffy_Reads

cobwebmoth I'm so glad you like what I sent! Big hugs! It was fun swapping with you.😊 2y
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CareBear
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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What did you get, mom? #catsoflitsy #sheldon #letsgethygge

CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻😻 2y
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Anovelobsession
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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@Ch3lm0n3y Morning Chelsea! I didn't have time before work this morning to open anything - I am so excited for tonight when I can dive into everything!!!!! Everything is so pretty!! #letshyggeswap

chelreads I hope you enjoy it all and that your work day goes by fast! 2y
Mdargusch What a nice thing to come home to! 2y
Reviewsbylola That blanket looks cozy! 2y
emilyhaldi Jealous!! 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Thank you so so much @Yeah_I_Read for this amazing #letshyggeswap!! I love everything and feel completely spoiled. You're the best! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

LazyOwl This all looks awesome 👍 2y
CouronneDhiver Wow! 😻 2y
Yeah_I_Read ❤️ 2y
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TrishB Wow 👍 very cool 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great gifts!!!! 👍🏻😊 2y
4thhouseontheleft Wow!!! Ok, now I'm feeling like I didn't include enough things in yours @TrishB ! This is my first swap! 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @4thhouseontheleft I can safely say that Nina and I went way overboard because we had such similar interests! 😂 2y
emilyhaldi Wow!!!! Awesome box!!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Got another #hyggebookswap package from @Tiffy_Reads ‼️‼️‼️👏👏👏 sorry I covered addresses with flash cards for my anatomy students lmao

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 👍 Great flash cards though! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You're welcome. I remember doing similar things back in college. 2y
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rustoryhuf
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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@litmuggle This one is for you!

litmuggle Yours is on its way I'm sending it out priority but if I can't make it on my lunch it will have to be after I get off work so it may be a day late. I'm really sorry but I'm really hoping it's there in time. 2y
rustoryhuf Don't worry. Mine will be late too. My life is a zoo and I need a keeper! 2y
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Mommamanzi
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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I swung by my house tonight and was so excited to see THIS waiting for me! @Maggie yours will be there Monday. I'll send you tracking info when I get back to my parents house. So excited!!!! #letshyggeswap

Maggie I'm glad you got it. Hope you like it! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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#letsgethygge box dropped off at UPS for @CareBear .It'll arrive Tuesday 😅.I'll email you the tracking # Hope you enjoy it!

CareBear Looks awesome, can't wait to open it! 2y
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tea.n.books
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Pardon my messy desk 😳 But look what I rescued from the post yesterday! Thank you so much @River_Voice! I'm so excited to open it next week! 😍 I also got to pick up the door prize I won at the local yarn store's anniversary party that I stumbled into last weekend #hygge all around! #letsgethygge

kathedron Hurray! I'm so relieved it got there. I really hope you like it all! (Call that a messy desk?! I'm so not posting a picture of mine. 🙈) 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Look what's arrived!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 Can't wait to open this next week @Yeah_I_Read 😘. #letshyggeswap

Yeah_I_Read 🤗🤗🤗 2y
Yeah_I_Read I'm so happy it arrived safely 😊😊 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Yeah_I_Read can't wait to open it 😘 2y
Yeah_I_Read I can't wait for you to open it either!!! 2y
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Bookishgal71
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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It's on its way!! #letshyggeswap

TheKidUpstairs Oooo... love the wrapping! So excited! 2y
Bookishgal71 They tried to deliver it to you today at 10:23. They are holding it at the post office because no one was home to sign for it. @TheKidUpstairs 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Bookishgal71 amazing! I will get it from the post office 😁 Thanks for keeping an eye on it! 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Bookishgal71 got it! I live around the corner from the post office 😁 2y
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Wbabdullah
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Right on! And damn proud of it too! I never said I didn't judge books by their covers...thanks for posting your grade @Marchpane so that I could find this fun little quiz! http://playjudgey.com/

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FantasyChick
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Forgot to take a picture before I sent it out but @DiruVamp your package is officially in the mail!!!! Hope it gets there ok!
#letshyggeswap

DiruVamp Yay!!! 👏🏻🎉🎊 I'll let you know when it arrives 😉 2y
FantasyChick @DiruVamp I can't wait!!! I think I did good 😁😁😁 2y
DiruVamp I'm super excited for yours too! Not gonna lie wanted to keep a few things for myself 😂😉😄🤓 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Turns out that I need a bigger box! 🙈🙈#letshyggeswap @Yeah_I_Read

BibliophileMomma Pretty! 2y
Nuwanda What gorgeous wrapping! 2y
CouronneDhiver That's a ton of stuff! 😱 2y
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Yeah_I_Read 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
Yeah_I_Read @ScorpioBookDreams omg!! I'm so excited 😊 I'm wrapping all of your things today as well 2y
Yeah_I_Read @ScorpioBookDreams btw I suck at wrapping 😩 2y
TrishB Looks lovely 💝 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Yeah_I_Read doesn't matter! I ran out of paper and had to use another one so sorry it doesn't match! 🙈 2y
Yeah_I_Read @ScorpioBookDreams THE PAPER DOESNT MATCH 😱😱😱😱off with your head! 😂😂 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Yeah_I_Read 😂😂😂😂 the rules are harsh! 2y
DeborahSmall Love the floral paper 💕 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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#hygge boxes going out to @Tiffy_Reads this week❤️🙌

DivineDiana Nice presentation! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @DivineDiana lol thanks! I'm not too good at wrapping presents 2y
BibliophileMomma 😍😜 2y
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BibliophileMomma So excited! 2y
DivineDiana @JoeStalksBeck It's all in the paper selection! Great choice! 👍🏻 2y
JoeStalksBeck @DivineDiana lol thank you ❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Cute!! 2y
monkeygirlsmama wow 👏 2y
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Wbabdullah
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I am comfortable as a protagonist and ❤️ this description! A people master, protagonist and diplomat! Aaaaaah! 🍹Gotta love Myers-Briggs!

Wbabdullah Where all the other protagonists out there?!? 2y
EchoLogical Where'd you find this? I'm in an INFJ so I'd probably end up as a "secondary character who dies in the end." ? 2y
Wbabdullah First go here to take the quiz for your personality type : https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test 2y
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Wbabdullah Whoops! Seems like you already know your personality type, so then go here and look for INFJ: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-genre-of-book-you-need-to-be-reading-based-on-your-... @EchoLogical 2y
Wbabdullah 😂😂😂on your description of yourself!! 2y
Wbabdullah I bet it's not the case though!! @EchoLogical 2y
Wbabdullah I just looked up INFJ on the article and saw the books you've been reading--it says you'll love high fantasy! Looks like it's really accurate! Has you and me nailed on books @EchoLogical 2y
EchoLogical @Wbabdullah I found it right after I asked about but went and ate dinner with my little and forgot to post the result. I have to agree it is pretty spot on. Lol 2y
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Wbabdullah
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Whaddya know? An accurate personality test! I am a teacher!! So here's my hygge based on my Myers-Briggs personality type! I should be reading literary fiction, and that is right up my alley! Love the last line--I do wish that people read more, especially when I find it that they aren't readers...😱thx @jenniferw88 for sharing your results so I'd be intrigued to find my own!! Link to test below and your literary type 👇🏽

Jess7 That's a cool article. I'm an ENFJ. 2y
Wbabdullah @Jess7 yay! Do u like literary fiction, too? Maybe our similar personality type is why you're on my feed--cuz I like so many of your suggestions! 2y
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Jess7 Thanks! My favorite genres are: psychological fiction, memoirs (preferably with a little humor) and some literary fiction - but I like the feel good type books in this category or ones that make me look at life differently. 2y
jenniferw88 You are welcome! 2y
Wbabdullah @jess7 yeah, I love a book that makes me reflect and offers me a new view on the world and life. 😍 2y
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Chelseylovestoread
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Ok @ABrakes85 it's not the prettiest but it's packed up and shipped out! I completely forgot a card 🙄 but I think you know who it's from 😊 #letshyggeswap

ABrakes85 @Chelseylovestoread I'm so excited 😆 2y
Chelseylovestoread Me too!! 😊 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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I swear this will be the last post for a bit. 😆 But look what came today!! Yay!

#letsgetcozy #letshyggeswap

TrishB Yay 👍 not long now 😀 2y
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TrishB
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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#letshyggeswap @4thhouseontheleft
It's arrived 😀😀 very quickly!
Is it definitely 22 September? I thought it was 20th? Another 2 days! Very excited now.

4thhouseontheleft @TrishB Wow! That was fast!! Is it the 20th? I am also participating in the #letsgetcozy swap, and might have mixed up the dates. 😆 2y
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft No probs. @Tiffy_Reads can confirm! I may just be getting excited! It was really quick wasn't it. 2y
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DiruVamp
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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On its way to you @FantasyChick hope it arrives safely! #letsgethygge #hyggebookswap

OvyReadz 😍 2y
FantasyChick Ooooh pretty wrapping!!!!! I feel so behind lol. I keep seeing posts of people sending stuff out and here I am still waiting on a couple things to come in. Hoping to get it out by mid next week! 2y
DiruVamp @FantasyChick hahaha I totally understand! 2y
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MinDea
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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@Coffeek8 your box shipped today and should be there Tuesday! No picture because there was an item I didn't wrap and didn't want to spoil it! So I am using a picture of #Shadow instead 😺😸
#LetsHyggeSwap #BookMail #CatsOfLitsy #Shippy
@Tiffy_Reads @Zelma

Purrfectpages What an attentive kitty! 2y
MinDea @Purrfectpages #Shadow is quite the ham! 2y
CoffeeK8 @MinDea I can't wait! What a cute cat! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Heading to the post office this morning! My OwlCrate box was the perfect fit for the #letshyggeswap package!

@TrishB

CoffeeCatsBooks Pretty! 2y
TrishB Looks lovely 💟 excited to receive! 2y
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TrishB
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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#letshyggeswop @4thhouseontheleft
@Tiffy_Reads
It's on the way 😀👍 just posted.

4thhouseontheleft Yay!!! Yours is going out today, too! 😃 2y
4thhouseontheleft So excited! And an extra thank you for spelling my name correctly, that doesn't happen very often! 😍 2y
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft I checked your email a couple of times!! 😀 2y
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ABrakes85
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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I think I'm getting a bit carried away and excited 😜#letshyggeswap

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Wbabdullah
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Been trying to channel my inner hygge...drove an hour away from home to go berry picking with my children and then picked up muslin to dye with said berries. The results are above, and just looking at them makes me feel connected...comforted...content...and more in tune with the earth and herstory.

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JoeStalksBeck
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Hey guys!!! Go check out @Tiffy_Reads new page for book swaps! @The_Bookswaps

Jess7 Done ✔️ 2y
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MinDea
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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My boyfriend is going to kill me, I signed up for another book swap #letshyggeswap!
Thanks @Tiffy_Reads for setting this up!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wanted to, but I didn't because of the same reason!!! And I'm shipping the other books overseas 😊 2y
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Reading about hygge and struck by how different this is than American culture (even though these are things America likes to pretend it's built upon). It also calls to mind Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs - this concept in hygge that when our basic needs are met, we can then participate in the moment and find true contentment.

Sydsavvy Yes. 2y
aleph There is a good article floating around "The Hygge Conspiracy" that talks about the dark side of Hygge also linked to (unsettling) qualities of Danish society such as social pressure for homogeneity, not drawing attention to oneself (which can mean not sticking out in terms of excellence or being outside the norm), and even xenophobia, since Hygge is mapped to Danishness. Think US in the 1950s - everyone trying to be the Cleavers. 1y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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@Tiffy_Reads is organizing a hygge goodies swap! Go over and check it out. #letshyggeswap.

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mom2bugnbee
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Just signed up for #letshyggeswap! Go check out @Tiffy_Reads for details & join us! #bookishgifts

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JoeStalksBeck
Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Book swap time with @Tiffy_Reads go to her page and sign up!! #letshyggeswap

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bookhoarder513
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Yes!

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bookhoarder513
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Relaxing summer reading about relaxing. Lol.

Lindy What a good idea! 2y
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Giovannacb
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" the values that support hygge and underpin egalitarian society suggest the possibility of a way of being where every living thing is recognized for its unique qualities and upheld as part of an integrated whole." With that being said, have a very Hygge day ?

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I love learning about hygge!!!

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