Norlii Box February 2022

So many of us are struggling to find balance in our everyday lives. Lately I’ve really been grappling with finding that happy medium in my media consumption, specifically related to the occupation here in Ottawa. The Swedes have a word for that happy medium: lagom or “not too much and not too little.” It’s a central part of the Swedish national mentality, says Linda Hasselbalch, founder of Scandinavian home and lifestyle box, Norlii Box. It’s also the theme of February’s edition. Every other month the subscription delivers a thoughtfully curated selection of Scandinavian home decor and accessories designed to help you create a hygge home trademarked by simple clean lines, muted colours and soft natural textures.

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The Hygge Holiday Box from Hygge in a Box πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Happy new year! πŸŽ‰ I hope you had a great holiday. I thought I’d share a couple of boxes between Christmas and New Year’s and logged on to write a few times but didn’t get any further than that. 😬 I really just needed the break. We’re back to online learning here in Ontario with the Omicron surge so that’s not ideal but we’ll do like Nemo and just keep swimming. Maybe not butterfly strokes — dog-paddling and treading water, mostly — but doing what we can to stay afloat. Hygge helps. “Simply put, it’s when you’re cozy and you feel good about it,” say Jill Kantor and Lisa Kroft, founders of Hygge in a Box. You know, that unique contentment you feel when you bundle up and go for a walk in the crisp wintery air or curl up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate or have a good soak with your favourite bath salts. In addition to their seasonal boxes, Jill and Lisa curated a limited edition Hygge Holiday Box to help subscribers enjoy hygge moments at a time when they’re needed the most. (Well arguably the holidays *and* now. We need all the hygge we can find now too.)

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Norlii Box December 2021: Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas traditions speak to me. There’s a lot of baking, a lot of candles, and elves leave little presents in your boots (as long as you keep them well fed πŸ˜‰). So a box celebrating Christmas Scandi-style speaks to me in a BIG way. And it happens to be the theme of December’s nordic home and lifestyle box,Β Norlii Box. πŸ™Œ It’s about discovering some new traditions and making them your own with a collection of festive Scandinavian goods to get you started.

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