It’s still February and I am trying to find comfort in our home. I am following the guidelines of the Danish word Hygge which is pronounced “who-gah”. I know, it’s pronounced nothing like it looks.
Last week a few of you thought I needed to grasp more of the overreaching concept that hygge is more of a lifestyle than just comfort and simplicity. I couldn’t agree more and I am trying my best. Sadly, by nature, my life is a bit complex. I do have a tendency to pack a bit too much in my days. So I am working on simplifying things and getting organized. All of my ideas don’t involve buying anything new. Instead, I am using things around the home that I already own to add hygge whenever and wherever I can
What a week it has been. I have been house hunting in Waco, Tx. I am looking for a new project, aka a fixer-upper home. I promise we are are not moving. Instead, we are looking for a home to fix up and rent out as a short-term rental. I guess you could say I want this to be my next big project.
As a kid I remember playing ding dong ditch. My friends and I would ring the doorbell of a friend’s house and then hide when they answered the door. Of course, we never hid that well and our friend always found us. But it was all in fun and a thrilling game to play when you were ten years old. But when someone plays ding dong ditch because they are trying to determine if anyone is home at your house so they can break in, then it’s not a good thing. This happened to us a few weeks ago and suddenly, safety in our home became a top priority.
Adding color to your home is so much easier with a white or neutral color palette. I can’t wait to share how I “neutralized” our home so I could add color easier.
Before I started transforming the decor in my home to a farmhouse style, I had a lot of color in my house. My living room was tan with highlights of aqua and my family room was gray, dark red and green. Our master bedroom was themed in yellow with orange highlights. Oh heavens, now that I am writing this I realize how awful it sounds! What was I thinking?