a recipe for the perfect cosy day in

Hi lovelies. I’ve been feeling a little blue lately so I wanted to put together a recipe for the perfect cosy day in to cheer up anyone who might be feeling a similar way. I think it must be seasonal as we’re getting fewer daylight hours the further we get into winter and when it’s dark and cold, it’s difficult to feel motivated. I don’t know how the people in Scandinavia cope! I guess hygge has a lot to do with it, so I’m making sure to embrace all of these things as much as possible.

♡ A splash of a hot drink

Coffee, earl grey tea, elderflower cordial… anything warm and fragrant that you can wrap your hands around in a pretty mug.

Add a dash of warm lighting

Candles, fairylights, a soft glow from a bedside lamp… anything that creates a cosy atmosphere.

A few episodes of a cosy show

Watching Gilmore Girls is like being embraced in a big hug. Any show that has a cosy setting or a heartwarming story will do!

Sprinkle some sweet treats

There’s nothing like the feel and taste of chocolate melting in your mouth in between sips of coffee. Dark chocolate can also raise serotonin levels.

Wrap up in a fluffy blanket

I can’t relax at home unless I have a blanket around me! My favourite one looks and feels like a polar bear.

Switch off your phone

I’m constantly glued to mine so switching it off once in a while brings some peace to my hectic mind.

Just the thought of having one of these cosy days in is making a big difference, so I hope it helps you, too 💛 What’s your recipe for a perfect cosy day in?


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  1. December 3, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    This is definitely the perfect cosy day in! I am gonna treat myself to a lot of the things on your list tomorrow as it’s finally a day off from work and everything💕 Hope you’ll feel better soon as well! Embrace yourself with everything hyggelig and make sure you appreciate the little things ✨💕 xxx

    • milenkamillie
      December 5, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Aww thank you! Yay, days in feel so much more special after being busy with work and uni. Thank you! That’s really good advice and definitely something I plan to do! Thanks for your lovely comment, Ingrid ☺️💜 xxx

    • milenkamillie
      December 5, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Aww thanks! You should! x

  2. December 5, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Love this list and most definitely I will follow it. Cosy days are what I need now, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • milenkamillie
      December 5, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Aw thank you! They just help so much on days like these, you’re welcome 🙂 thank you for commenting! x

  3. December 7, 2016 / 5:53 am

    We had a rainy dreary day day before yesterday, and I nearly did all of the above. 🙂

    • milenkamillie
      December 9, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      Aww it’s just perfect on a rainy day isn’t it! x

  4. December 9, 2016 / 10:14 am

    This is my ideal night in too! Sometimes just being at home relaxing is my favourite thing to do and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either! Love your suggestions! Think we both have similar tastes!

    • milenkamillie
      December 9, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you! Just little things like this can make all the difference between staying in being boring and actually having a fun time! Aww that’s really cool – it’s always nice to come across someone with similar likes! ☺️ x

  5. December 9, 2016 / 11:42 am

    such a lovely post💕 life can get so hectic sometimes that I am always switching off my phone to give me time to relax! Great ideas 🤗

    • milenkamillie
      December 9, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Aw thank you! I completely agree – we all need some time off away from everyday life! Thank you ☺️ x

  6. December 10, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    I have three little dogs, so they keep me toasty when I choose to stay in for a cosy day. They are all curled up around me this evening 🙂

    • milenkamillie
      December 10, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      That sounds absolutely perfect! A pet is a main ingredient for a cosy day! xx

      • December 10, 2016 / 10:32 pm

        They are still flat out on me…I really should move now! HaHa!

        • milenkamillie
          December 10, 2016 / 10:38 pm

          Ahaha I love it! I would never move if I had a pet on me 😍

  7. December 20, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Love this post! So sweet and such a good idea. Definitely might try the turning my phone off trick tonight xxx

    • milenkamillie
      December 20, 2016 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you! It really helps to relax and switch off from technology, especially if like me you’re constantly glued to your phone! Thank you for all your lovely comments ☺️ xxx

      • December 20, 2016 / 4:02 pm

        I’m definitely always glued to my phone! Such a good thing to do every now and then. You’re welcome 🙂 xxx

  8. February 21, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    It’s chocolate and a fluffy blanket for me tonight too, lovely cosy nights in <3

    • milenkamillie
      February 21, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Ooooh that sounds perfect! Have a lovely cosy night in! x

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