Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A New Favorite Book...And A Giveaway!

When Madison moved to Denmark, she immediately fell in love with the lifestyle there. She told us there is an actual word used to describe the cozy, simplistic concept that is a part of the Danish life. It is called "Hygge", pronounced /Hoo-gah/ or / Hue-guh/ ,which is very hard to pronounce correctly. Trust me...I've tried!

According to the author of my new favorite book The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge, Hygge is defined as "The Danish concept of coziness...the art of creating warmth, comfort, and wellbeing through connection, treasuring the moment, and surrounding yourself with things you love."

I love this concept, and I love this book. It is an easy read, full of ideas, recipes, and illustrations to help bring Hygge into any home and any life. I know it will be one I will return to time and time again. Because I love this book so much, I'd like to gift one to one of my lovely readers.

But not my copy.
It is a bit beat up loved.

If you would like to be entered into my super high tech drawing, just let me know down below.
I'll put all the names into a bowl and have one of my assistants choose one on Sunday, May 14th.
The winner will be announced later that week.

Have a cozy, Hygge filled day, my friends!



31 comments:

  1. Good morning! I have heard about this book (and lifestyle!). The definition sounds like we could have written it ourselves. Isn't that what we are striving for each and every day ♥ I can see why your copy is so well loved! : ) Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a "hygge-ish" week! (you know what I mean! lol)

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  2. Hygge is the best. Just the best. We used to have "hytte hygge" nights at camp, which meant our cabin would make chocolate chip cookies and drink hot chocolate while we watched the stars and chatted. I strive for some of those moments in my day to day. We can all use a reminder to add a little more hygge in. :)

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  3. I can see the book is well loved, smiles. Hygge is sounds divine, smiles. Have a beautiful day friend. I am off soon to take my final exam in Stats-then Commencement on Sunday.

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  4. I love this so much! I would love to enter in to win a copy! <3 thanks so much!

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  5. I would love a chance to win! I've always tried to make our home cozy and welcoming and would love to learn some new ideas! Thanks!

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  6. How very interesting, my friend! I think I would love to live in Denmark {{smiles}}

    I would love to have my name entered. I know the winner will thoroughly enjoy this book.

    Love and hugs to you!

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  7. Sounds wonderful and what a sweet giveaway! Throw my name in the hat please sweetie! :)

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  8. I would love to be entered for the giveaway but would totally understand if your didn't want to pay the postage this far. I certainly love the concept. Take care.

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  9. I first started seeing #hygge all over Instagram this winter. I had to Google it and when I realized what it meant, I thought of you. I think you've got his concept down pat! And from following Madison on Insta, I would say she's got it down too! I would love to be entered to win this book!

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  10. What a wonderful offer and we all can use hygge for sure. I would love to enter. Thank you so much. Cheryl

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  11. I love this. I have never heard of the term "hygge", but definitely love it.
    Thank you for the offer!

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  12. I have been wanting to read this book! Would love to win a copy. How generous of you!

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  13. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway - I haven't heard of this term before, but it looks like something that I would enjoy!

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  14. I am suddenly seeing this term everywhere lately! I love the concept and would love to be entered for the book!
    Hugs from Texas

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  15. Sounds like a great concept. Please put my name in your draw :).

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  16. I would love to be entered in the drawing... I too have seen this concept everywhere lately. Thank-you for the opportunity to win the book!

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  17. Please include me. I'd love a cozier life.

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  18. Simple yes, that's for me!
    But I could not pronounce that word.
    It sounds like a lovely book.
    I would like to win it!

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  19. Hygee is a common thread for all of us kindred spirits, Billie Jo. I've not read this book, but certainly love to make everything around my home more cozy and inviting. Have a hygee evening. ♥

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  20. That book sounds...well, cozy! ;) And right up my ally.

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  21. I would love to read this book...sounds wonderful!

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  22. I've been in the process of simplifying this past month. We are moving into our dream ranch house we have always wanted. I'd love to read it after we are settled!!!

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  23. Hi, Billie Jo~

    I have been wanting to purchase that book...and I always think of you when I see the word...Hygee! You are one of the warmest coziest people I know, at least through blogging... :0) I truly think all of us need of big dose of cozy, simplified and relaxed! Life is wayyyy too wonderful to be on high gear all the time.

    I would love a copy of that amazing book!!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  24. Billie Jo, that book sounds intriguing. Please do add my name to the bowl! My husband's lineage come from Denmark. ♥

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  25. I can't wait to take a peek at the book when I get home!!! We can hygge together! <3

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  26. Great book. I read it a few months ago. I passed it off to a friend, and now she has passed it off to another friend. We are spreading the hygge all around.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  27. I've heard nothing but good things about this book - please add my name to the draw!
    I look forward to your blog updates every Monday, Wednesday & Friday since you are no longer on IG. Happy to see all is well! (@mamatoavery).

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  28. Oh Billie Jo, I'm so far behind. I didn't know your girl had moved but what a precious culture of simplicity. I miss those kinds of days. I've think you continue to do a great job of nurturing that in your children. You are precious!

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