Tuesday, February 11, 2020

January - That Hygge Feeling


January was a busy month and the weather was a mixed bag of rain, snow, and a few days warm enough to open the windows. I love quieting the house after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I found myself wanting it to look like less, and set to work creating a feel that was snug, comfortable, and calm. We made several trips to Goodwill, getting rid of as much as we could, before I had a chance to change my mind. When I added something new, I tried to make it as simple as possible. I used flour sack towels for window curtains and made nordic stars from paper bags. I moved things around and used them in new ways and tried to find the balance of cozy yet minimal. It's sort of an American version of a Scandinavian farmhouse, and I think I finally figured it out. I know I've found the feeling when I never want to leave. 






















Here are a few of the outfits I'm wearing this January. This swing dress if from Old Navy and I'm loving the color and the polka-dots. It was $16 on sale and it can be worn so many different ways. I've worn it with a long sweater, a jean jacket, and here it is with a scarf, leggings and boots. 



This dress was such a bargain - I found it on clearance at Kohls for $5!  The cage sleeve and paisley print give it a little bit of style, yet it is still loose and comfortable.


I'm also loving this fringed lace topper in denim. This can also be styled in so many ways. Here, I'm wearing it with leggings, a tunic and ballet flats. I also wear it with jeans and boots. It was $16 on sale at Kohls. 


We are still budgeting for groceries each week. This was the Super Bowl weekend, so I bought a few things I wouldn't normally buy.


Another big change in January was that we moved Megan a couple of hours away for her nursing immersion. She is living in an adorable apartment we found through Furnished Finders in the same town one of our sons lives in.


This is her favorite study spot now.


And this is the view from those windows!


It's pretty cute for a college kid!



After moving her in, we went out to lunch and had such a great time with Dan who knows all the good places to go.


Then we went for a family walk at a nearby Christmas tree farm before making the 2 hour trip home.




And one last look at that view!


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