Why Lagom is Replacing Hygge in 2017 as the Latest Word Trend

Why Lagom is Replacing Hygge in 2017 as the Latest Word Trend

If you were paying attention last year, you’ll probably have noticed the hard-to-escape-from Danish word ‘Hygge’. Difficult to translate literally into English, ‘Hygge’ is all about embodying all things warm and cosy. I learnt about this supposedly indescribable word when I lived in the Netherlands where they have their own version, ‘Gezellig’ (pronounced guh-sell-igkh and with a lot of throat gargling sounds). I wonder why […]

How to Fill Your Home with Things That Spark Joy

How to Fill Your Home with Things That Spark Joy

You may have already heard of Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’; perhaps you’ve even read it yourself. It was certainly a game changer for me. With a bold claim of ‘A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever’, this book by Japan’s expert declutterer has revolutionised the way a lot of us store and interact with our belongings. With a three-month […]

Free DIY Birthday Calendar Printable + Tutorial

Free DIY Birthday Calendar Printable + Tutorial

If you go into any Dutch person’s home, you will almost definitely find a birthday calendar (verjaardagskalendar) hanging somewhere in a prominent place. If you’re Dutch, forgetting another Dutch person’s birthday is a huge no-no in the Netherlands; this traditional way of recording such important dates is adhered to by almost every household. And the most common place to keep it? In the toilet! After […]

How to Create a Morning Routine That Works for You

How to Create a Morning Routine That Works for You

Do you ever start the day in a rush and then feel like you’re chasing your tail all day? If this sounds familiar then I hear you! How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day, which is why it’s so important to take time in the morning for yourself. In this post, I want to share a few helpful […]