Coziness and connection, indoors and out: the Hygge Day Box from Hygge in a Box πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

While so many of us associate hygge with being cozy at home, just as important is getting outside in nature. Which admittedly I don’t do often enough, but I’ve been trying to do more. So I was proud of myself yesterday when I bundled up to walk to a drug store about 30 minutes away, instead of my go-to just up the street. I dressed for the weather (around 0 Β°C, much more civilized than late) and kept my earphones in my pocket to take in the sounds and sights on the way, even pausing on a bridge for a minute to watch the geese waddling along the river’s edge below.

I was so relaxed by the time I arrived at the drug store that I didn’t flinch at the long line to ring my purchases through. I waited patiently as the five people in front of me inched to the cash, including one with a walker and another hard-of-hearing who shouted at the cashier through the plexiglass with his mask around his chin.

Finally my turn to check out, I’d barely put my purchases on the till when the cashier looked at me and asked, “Are you a senior? Did you want the discount?”

A senior?!! 😲 I’m in my forties! (Late forties, but still!) And I just did my roots!

“I didn’t know you could smoke weed during working hours,” I said.

No of course I didn’t say that. I didn’t think of it ’til much later, as is the way. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ Instead I laughed and said no, and under my breath, cheeky young whippersnapper.

So much for getting out. I should have stayed in. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚

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Hygge in a Box Fall 2021 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Time: *heals all wounds*

Daylight Savings Time: *stabs me in the leg*

— Ian Dukes

It’s been a week since we turned back the clocks and 5 p.m. still seems like midnight. I feel like someone stabbed me in the leg *and* ran over me with a truck, LOL. “Since the days are cooler and darker it is important to have something to look forward to,” say Hygge in a Box founders Jill Kantor and Lisa Kroft, “this is why hygge is so popular during this time of year.” Wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket, bundling up for a walk with a friend, making a giant pot of delicious stew — now is the time to pull out all the hygge stops — especially on those days when it’s hard just to pull yourself out of bed. With all kinds of hygge ideas and comforts the Fall Hygge in a Box is like a hand up, like a first aid kit for the seasonal doldrums. Here’s a look at the latest from the Canadian subscription box. (The box I’m sharing today is the large Fall box. All quarterly boxes are available in large and small and ship across Canada and the US.)

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Vellabox September 2021

Did you hear Keanu Reeves is starting a candle line? He’s calling it John’s Wicks. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Okay yes I shared that in my stories this weekend but that’s comedy gold, people! Comedy gold! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And a propos of today’s candle subscription box, perfect for fall (happy fall, y’all!) and all the year ’round.

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