• I found hope in Hope thanks to nature and my nieces.
  • Reminder: There is always light at the end of the tunnel(s).
  • Possibilities.
  • "After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains." Happy 200th birthday, Walt Whitman
  • Spring is always the most alive after the darkest and rainiest of winters. #hyggehouse
  • "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." C. S. Lewis. Or, as the Secret Sisters sang, "Tomorrow will be kinder."
  • "It was here in Big Sur where I first learned to say amen." Henry Miller

Friday afternoon I decided to take a last-minute trip up the coast. Every time I've driven it, I've  always had some place to be and up against time.

But not this trip.

Friday I spent time in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles.

Saturday I spent time in Steinbeck country (of Mice and Men is one of my favourite books) and finally drove the G16 across to Carmel before heading up for a quick stop to see of my friends who I would literally drive 8hrs for only to spend 2 hours with.

Today I got up super early and got a super big coffee so I could drive down highway 1, through Big Sur and hopefully beat the crowds.

Henry Miller is the author of some of my other favourite books so as I drove though Big Sur I thought of him and Steinbeck and how they wrote about what they knew, what they loved, and what they questioned. I've had this idea in my head for a new project and community that I know will resonate and mean something but just unsure how to begin.

So I made sure today to stop when I wanted to. Linger when I needed. Drive wherever for however long.

And, after all the times driving through Big Sur, I finally stopped at a beach. I spent two hours here practically alone and just was.

People say it but there is something magic about Big Sur and today was the first time I felt it. I felt the shift, the inspiration, the hunger. And I felt wet sand between my toes. 
I'm ready.

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  • Last week I drove through the area of Malibu that was most hard hit from the fires. It was completely devastated only last December but now, life is blooming again in a way I've never seen it before. The scars are there and it will take 20yeara to get back to where it was but life is back. That's the amazing, heartbreaking and beautiful thing about life. #malibustrong #earthday


Everyday Hygge


October 25, 2011
Social Networks

Sometimes the web can be overwhelming; there’s so many places to share information, to sign up for, to be present in, to update and to follow. Sometimes it’s not enough just to follow a blog; there’s their facebook, twitter, tumblr, shop and momma’s account to also follow, too. I’ve struggled with this personally – not just from a reader’s point of view but from a blog-owners. Where should I be? What should I say? How do I find the time to update them all?

I resisted adding social networks to a lot of my sites for a long time for all those reasons. But it wasn’t until this year when I realised that I digest information in different ways that I began to add different networks under the Hygge House name.

For example, I find Twitter great for retweeting what others are saying, for quickly sharing links & info or having direct convos. Facebook is great for sharing all the links & discoveries I make that wouldn’t warrant a whole blog post. And YouTube/Vimeo, well, there’s a lot of beautiful films being made now that I can’t help but favourite and those networks are great for doing just that.

So with that, I have created social accounts for Hygge House. If you have the same sensibilities and likes as I, and you are on these networks, then feel free to connect with me elsewhere and, if you have something to share, please share it with me. After all, it’s called social networking for a reason.

PS: I’m updating/redesigning this site, so please excuse any issues you find – I’m working on it.

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