Fall In Love With Hygge, Lagom and Plogging

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful-

that will be my life.”

-Elsie de Wolfe

The Swedes and Danes have a few things on Americans when it comes to quality of life. European countries in general have a stronger focus on work life balance and a family first mentality. I love how foreign languages have single words for concepts that English would take whole sentence to explain.

Here are three terms you should know and why you should fall in love with Hygge, Lagom and Plogging.

Swedish Hygge Basking in Burgundy

1. Hygge

You may have heard of this term, pronounced “hoo-ga” before. I personally have taken this Danish term to heart!  The Danish believe so much in living a life full of warmth and coziness that they created a word for it. You know that feeling when you are curled up with a cup of tea and warm blanket with your favorite book? That’s hygge!

How do you are hygge to your daily life in a positive way?

  • Take a moment to sit alone curled up. It doesn’t have to be a long time or with a bunch of props- just curl up and allow a moment of peace to surround you.
  •  Invest in natural fabrics- wool and silk. These will give a more “cozy” feel than synthetics.
  •  Have a hot beverage! It doesn’t matter if it’s 90 or 10 degrees out. Hot beverages just make one feel happier inside- especially tea.

Logam Basking in Burgundy

2. Logam

Fashion in particular seems to go from minimalism to maximalism from year to year (or even season to season). The Swedish concept of Logam is all about moderation! In a society that focuses on having it all with stores like Costco for buying in bulk moderation can be a very foreign concept. I personally love this concept and try to apply it daily, even before I knew the term logam.

Two ways to apply this concept to your daily life:

1: Diet. I don’t diet- I eat veggies when I want and a Big Mac when I want. It’s all about moderation! Too much of anything is bad for you- too many vitamins can make you sick, too much fat makes you sick. Be conscientious and practice moderation. 2: Don’t save it all. Don’t spend it all. You work hard for your paycheck, treat yourself. However, don’t spend all of it and be sure to be ready for that sure to come rainy day. Plogging Basking in Burgundy How fun and productive does this Swedish word sound? I love anything that kills two birds with one stone and plogging certainly does that. How beautiful would the world be if we took care to clean it up while taking care of ourselves? People may think you’re crazy if you say you’re going to run to pick up trash or perhaps you chose to run inside. Plogging can still fit into your life!

Here’s how to work plogging into your daily schedule:

  • The definition is “raising your heartbeat and saving the environment”. When you’re walking briskly up the street to grab lunch during your free hour take a second and pick up the straw wrapper or discarded Starbucks cup laying in front of you.
  •  When you take your pup for a jog use an extra poop bag to grab some of the trash you see on the way.

Have you heard of hygge, lagom or plogging? I’d love to hear your opinion or how you plan to incorporate these concepts into your life.

Basking in Burgundy Signature

Hygge Lagom Plogging Basking in Burgundy


  1. Lauren
    March 4, 2018 / 9:21 am

    I have never heard of any of this before! It sounds so interesting… I’d love to try!

  2. February 27, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    This is really inspiring! I try and teach my daughter this concept, but I consider it simply taking care of our world… Cool post babe!

    • March 2, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      That is amazing!!! Definitely so important to pass on to the next generation!

  3. February 27, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Yes to all of these, especially Lagom! I consider myself an extreme when it comes to moderation (ironic, I know)!

  4. February 26, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    These are all such great tips! I love being cozy with a hot beverage more than anything!

  5. February 26, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    I’ve never heard of any of these words before but I’m loving what they are all about!!

    xo, Laura

    • February 26, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      They are just great reminders to focus on the simple!

  6. February 26, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I actually had no idea what hygge was and enjoyed learning about it! Thanks for sharing darl!

    • February 26, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Right?! Plogging not so much cause I hate running!!!

  7. Liz
    February 26, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I’ve never heard of these before, but I love the meaning behind them! I need to incorporate more of these in my life 🙂


  8. thatssodarling
    February 26, 2018 / 6:27 am

    I have never heard of these before, but its great to know about them! Thanks for the info


  9. February 24, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    I’ve been really curious about these new trends so thank you for taking the time to explain them a bit better!

  10. February 24, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I’ve never heard of these. Thanks for breaking it down.

  11. February 24, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    I had always wondered about these terms, so reading this breakdown of each one was so great. I definitely need to apply them all to my life more often. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • February 25, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      I need to do the same- especially lagoon!

  12. Nataly
    February 24, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    I haven’t heard of these terms before. What an interesting read.

  13. February 24, 2018 / 4:55 am

    Love this babe! These words are so awesome and I especially love the first one! Made me want to cozy up with a cup of tea!

    cute & little

    • February 25, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Girl me too!!! One of my fav hobbies for sure.

  14. February 23, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    I have heard the danish term before! love that they have a specific word for that

    • February 25, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      Me too! Other languages are fascinating!

  15. February 23, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  16. joevans29
    February 23, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Love this post! I had heard of hygge (of course) but not the other two. Thanks for sharing!

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      I love the concepts! Have a great weekend!

  17. sarah
    February 23, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Ohhh these are all new to me! Thanks for sharing!

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      I’m so glad I could introduce them to you!

  18. February 23, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    So I knew about hygge, but lagom and plogging are new to me. All of these sound like great ways to live your life. I’ll have to try to incorporate more lagom in my life.

  19. February 23, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Oh my gosh, LOVE this post so much! I have definitely fallen in love with all three of these terms. Thanks for sharing!

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      That’s definitely the best thing to do in one’s life!

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