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Week 8: Hygge Around the Hearth | Everyday Nostalgia

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A curious series of events happened as I began to research my final February post on warmth and nostalgia. I had decided it was going to be all about the quest for coziness that we seek within white-hot flames, particularly those of the candles we light and the fireplaces we tend to gather around during cold, winter months.

After writing about how to create a warm, happy home a few weeks back, a reader commented on the post and asked if I’d ever heard of hygge because she thought I might enjoy it. Not only did I not know what it was, I had no idea how to pronounce the word she’d just written. Did it rhyme with jiggy?  Gettin’ hygge wit it?

So I resorted to the powers of Google to further fuel my curiosity, and I was stunned to see the hundreds of hygge pages that came up in my search results. And what I found is that apparently for the last year I’ve been living under a rock (hey, I had a lot of stuff going on). A Danish word for a feeling or mood that comes taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, everyday moments more meaningful, beautiful or special, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah – duh) had apparently taken the world by storm in 2016. Continue reading “Week 8: Hygge Around the Hearth | Everyday Nostalgia”

Childhood · Nostalgia

Remember the Simple Choices of Childhood

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Close your eyes and take a nostalgic little trip on this Throwback Thursday… It’s time to reminisce about your childhood days, when the hardest decisions involved the simplest things…

Cheerios or Rice Krispies…

 Red-Orange or Orange-Red…

Asteroids or Centipede…

Markers or colored pencils… 

Swings or monkey bars…

Red Rover or Red Light, Green Light…

Reading or playing outside…

Remember how, no matter what you picked, the days were still happy? Continue reading “Remember the Simple Choices of Childhood”