Simple Sunday

I’ve been thinking about the things that make my home cozy or Hygge.  One definite thing is burning beeswax tapers every evening at dinner. This is a throwback to our Waldorf days where they use beeswax candles, beeswax crayons etc as it is beautiful and natural.  These are the ones I use.

 Another thing is using fairy lights / twinkly lights year round.  I’m really into those strands of tiny led lights that are battery operated. I have 3-4 strands all over but the look especially nice in plants.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ed3.jpg

This picture doesn’t really capture how pretty it looks but you get the idea.

I’ll also put a pot of water on the wood stove and add cloves or orange or cinnamon. It smells good. Other wise I burn scented candles. Right now my favorite is the Anthropologie one that’s called Capri blue. I bought it on sale and it lasted a pretty long time. Generally, I don’t spend $24 on a candle but this was big and the scent really was delightful. I probably won’t buy another though as that’s out of my price range normally. But it was a nice Christmas present to myself:)

Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah and I’m making latkes again and I’ll roast  a chicken too.

Today is a gym day and then just tidying around the house what needs to be done. The coming week is the kitchen zone so I’ll do that tomorrow.

I’m done with Christmas stuff  so that’s good. For Christmas dinner, I’ve planned lasagna and manicotti ( vegetarian). The lasagna is done and in the freezer. Plus I’ll make an antipasto plate up and we’ll have some garlic bread too. We’re not dessert eaters at all, but I may get a lemon cake from our local bakery. Lemon cake is my absolute favorite.

An IKEA trip

Fun!

We went to Ikea to get a new cover for the one Poang chair we have. We decided to declutter the 2 mission style chairs and get another Poang. They are made of a birch wood so much lighter and they are a smaller footprint.

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Free coffee!

If you get their family card, you can get their free coffee with organic half and half. We had a cup but no breakfast as we had already eaten at home.

Hygge candles!

If you’re like me I burn candles year round and Ikea candles smell good and are inexpensive and don’t have nasty stuff in them.  The orange is my favorite.

So for now, the pile for my son’s yard sale is growing with 2 Mission style chairs added.

I’m making enchiladas in the Lodge tonight for Taco Tuesday.