Hygge, The Journal — Plants

Composting: An Ode to Earth Day

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Composting: An Ode to Earth Day

“It’s just not my thing.”  Look, I get it. We have a lot to do in the short time we’re on Earth.  But you might consider the harmful chemicals that seep into our water supply and the soil where our food grows.  And hoping for a one-way ticket to Mars one day won’t solve the problem.  Just like we wear our seatbelt in case of an accident, or incorporate more vegetables into our diet, composting is one more thing you can do to care for the health of your family and yourself.


As with anything, getting started is the hardest part.  There’s lots of resources out there about starting and maintaining compost piles.  Personally, it wasn’t until a good friend had her own simple system in our small, fenced in yard of our condo complex that I took the leap.  Sometimes all we need to know is the simplest, fastest way to put something into action.

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What is Hygge?

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What is Hygge?

Lets address the elephant in the room right out of the gate: how do you pronounce it?!  If you've ever been caught saying higgy (like my sister, recently) or hiyga, youre not alone.  We understand that this is not part of the English language, and Google is sometimes too far out of reach, so lets settle it once and for all.

Hoo-gah or Hue-gah” 

 

Both will get the job done!  For those who arent familiar, the term is, in fact, Danish, originating from the country, Denmark.  And yes, I did feel like I needed to say that.  Norwegians know a bit about this concept too, but its more ingrained in Danish culture.

Imagine candles, wool blankets, fuzzy socks, puzzles, hot cocoa, fireplaces and a book.  Are you thinking of quarantine 2020?  Its actually not too far off from what weve all been forced to do this past year.  Focus on spending quality time with our family, at home, doing activities that we otherwise are too busy for. 

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Welcome to Hygge, The Journal

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Welcome to Hygge, The Journal

Welcome to the shop’s little journal. 

Whether you live locally in Savannah, Georgia, or you’re visiting us from afar, we’re so happy you’re here! The concept of hygge is largely based on cultivating community, and the quality of our experiences. 

You'll learn more about us in the coming days. And if any of the following teasers resonates with you--plants, animals, books, sustainable living, bath, friendship, community--you'll want to come back for more. We hope you enjoy this complimentary content and join us as we grow by subscribing with your email address at the bottom of the homepage.

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