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  • HGC PPFF DCNR- PLANTING TREES!

    Three years ago I had a vision and yesterday the vision came true! Never in a million years did I think that what I believe in, what I am passionate about, the changes I want, was seen as I surrounded myself with those with the same goals and passion. Yesterday wasn't JUST about planting trees but it was about helping my Mother Earth with people who also want to take care of her. It was about representing my brand and what it stands for. If you were wondering, YES! I hugged a tree!!! Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation reached out to Hippie Girl Collection for the assistance of planting the trees that the Giant Healthy Planet Grant funded. We were in the beautiful Sam Lewis State Park with a couple of the DCNR crew. Sam Lewis State Park is an 85 acre State Park and is the highest peak in York County raised above ground at a whopping 885 foot ridge! Best place for kite flying ;) Sam Lewis overlooks the Susquehanna River and has a wonderful hiking path. A hiking path that I had the pleasure of weeding. Did you know that the forest needs weeding too?? Just like your flower bed or garden. Pennsylvania has a vast amount of invasive species of trees and plants. Our DCNR educator of the group, Kelly, explained what to weed and why. I'm always asking 'WHY?'. Invasive species of vegetation effects the way birds eat, the bacteria that spreads from tree to tree, to the yucky insects that eat our Native greenery. Basically, invasive plants out compete for resources like food and water and they reproduce rapidly. Disease carriers like ticks love Barberry, an invasive that I was happy to have cut and pulled. Why so many invasives??? Because they're pretty and businesses profit from pretty things. Pretty isn't always better, folks! I understand that EVERY THING is connected. There really is a 'butterfly effect' in everything. From sharing a smile with someone to pulling out tick invested weeds, so that our Natives grow and bloom healthy. To maybe leading by example so that someone watching can understand what we are tying to do for future generations. As I conclude my thoughts from this experience: 1. We humans are better than what we think we are. We can do better all the time with everything we do. Everyday. We have the conscious to do so. 2. There are PLENTY of like-minded, goal-minded individuals you can surround yourself with. Find them and stick with them. 3. It is plain as day, to me and my opinion, that climate shifting, disease spreading exponentially and crime rates rising are real as the nose on my face. And with the power of trees and education we can HELP. If we can't change things we can make it better. And better is always better. :) If you would like to contribute to Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation, click here: If you would like to donate to HGC to help us contribute to our conservation wish list, click here:

  • Thoughts of Reflection with Santa Claus

    Being able to do something with the community is always a blessing on my heart. Especially when the babies and puppies are involved! Santa Claus was gracious enough to grace his presencs upon our little ones at our brick and mortar location. His HO-HO-HO was contagious and joyful, just as his soul is. Our guests' bellies were full of cocoa and sweet treats! Gifts were bought that were thoughtful and unique to the individual. Products that were handmade with detail and love. It was a day full of giving and togetherness that I will never forget. Our 1st Cocoa with Santa was a hit! And I'm already planning for the next Christmas! I'm writing this entry on January 1, 2022 in a state of reflection. The business has busted at the seams in a short amount of time. The HGC team is growing and more trees are going to have a chance of life. Who said you can't start a business during a pandemic!? 2021 had its ups and downs. It had blood sweat and way too many tears. It had happy days and days that wouldn't end. It had sleepless nights and days that I didn't want to end. 2021 came with surprises, humps and bumps, and organic relationships that formed for the greater good. The year had teachings while being taught a few lessons from the universe to myself. There were losses, too many losses, and many gains. Our lives have changed. Not good nor bad but just different. Isn't that what we are supposed to do? Are we not supposed to change as we go? Learn and grow as we age? I want to thank all the people who have believed in me during the journey. All the souls that have created goods and products for the store. For my family and close friends that help at the drop of a dime. I am thankful for all those who have had a hand in making my dream come true. I am free and liberated more than I have ever felt in my life. The Lord knows what he is doing. God is good always. Always, God is good. Happy New Year! May you be blessed and prosperous in 2022! Please enjoy the slideshow from Cocoa with Santa. Photos by my sweetest niece, Carrie.

  • Boards & Bees Workshop with Seniors

    *** Due to the privacy of our Seniors and their families, we have edited our photos. Seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia often enjoy and benefit from creative activities like art that give the opportunity for non-verbal expression. Creative activities also help reduce agitation and boost mood as well as give a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Painting and drawing classes allow those with dementia to express themselves in meaningful ways. Some dementia patients are able to express themselves and evoke memories through art, such as an image of a horse that reminded artist Chiyoko Lee of her childhood pony. Being able to give these folks an opportunity to enjoy themselves outside of their facility is a humbling experience. Seeing the inquisitiveness on their faces as our educational speaker presented us with bee facts, was a sight to be seen. Important bee facts: Almost 90% of wild plants and 75% of leading global crops depend on animal pollination.1 One out of every three mouthfuls of our food depends on pollinators. Crops that depend on pollination are five times more valuable than those that do not. Honeybees have a dance move called the ‘waggle dance’. It’s not actually a dance move at all, rather a clever way of communicating between themselves to tell their nestmates where to go to find the best source of food. It took the researchers at Sussex University two years to decode the waggle dance. In their 4-6 week lifespan, a worker bee will fly the equivalent distance of 3 times the circumference of the Earth. In order to make a pound of honey, a hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles!! Honey is the only foodstuff that contains all of the necessary nutrients to sustain life!!!! *Snack spread provided by Cherry Lane Farm LLC and made from their honey. We know there are other things people can do to help fight Alzheimer’s, and one of these is brain exercise. It has been shown in many, many studies that older adults who have had more brain exercise in their lives are better protected against Alzheimer’s disease. So! Not only was I able to bring conservation and crafts together, we were able to help in a very important part of someone's life. We provided a bit of therapy for these ladies. We are all connected. Everything on this gorgeous plant of ours. We have to try as hard as we can to protect it and everything ON it! If you or you know a small group that would like to par-take in an event similar to this, please reach out and we will help every step of the way to coordinate with your organization. Email: HippieGirlCollection@outlook.com Phone: +1-717-881-1482

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  • Custom | Hippie Girl Collection | United States

    Home: Text Hippie Girl's Story We hear climate change is happening and many scientists have proven that to be true. I don’t want to leave this planet knowing that I could have done something to help, especially for my children and their children. My faith leads me to believe that you reap what you sow. I want to leave behind my leadership rolls as an example for my children. I travel the East Coast often. Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and more, I see an abundance of real estate development in areas that were once farmlands and beautiful forests. Now, those places are mud landscapes with apartment complexes, condos, cookie-cutter houses and distribution centers for corporations. Where tall trees and wildlife once habituated are now parking garages. When I go on my excursions, I see beautiful landscapes of pines and willows interrupted by a clearing where a developer has decided to grow their real estate empire. Meanwhile, the pollen and other allergens are getting worse by the moments. I see many crumbling homes, abandoned garages, motels, and barns. I wonder to myself, “Why couldn’t the developer build here? The land is already cleared for housing. All they have to do is tear down the old buildings and put new ones in their place." Yet, there's a new clearing only miles away. "What is wrong with this location? If they just build here, they wouldn’t have to cut down all these trees. The same trees we need to breathe!” My hometown used to be a quite large industrial town. Caterpillar, Harley Davidson, New York Wire Company and Purina resided here, just to name a few. Since then, Caterpillar left and returned as smaller company, New York Wire company moved out as well and Purina closed. The old Purina building is still standing, barely. In the meanwhile, crime has gone up immensely in this small town. When I drive past that old Purina building, I remember seeing the masonry of the bricks and thinking about wanting to work in that building someday. Now, the Earth is taking back the building that employed many people and presented the historic architecture of its time. Why can’t a developer tear this building down, plant trees and make a small park? Seeing the way that building has fallen apart and the state of disrepair can’t be good for tourism. Did you know that planting and having trees in a neighborhood can reduce violence? According to Treepeople.org, “Neighborhoods and homes that are barren have shown to have a greater incidence of violence in and out of the home than their greener counterparts. Trees and landscaping help to reduce the level of fear.” Also stated, when volunteers go into unsettling neighborhoods, it gets the residents involved and they get to know each other better. This too, can help a neighborhood where some may not feel wanted. ​ With all this being said, I’m sort of a hypocrite. I started a coaster engraving business and was using WOODEN coasters. They are beautiful but I was using the same material that I passionately want to save. My coasters were formed from the very thing that I want to to conserve and teach others to conserve as well. I temporarily stopped my engraving business. ​ After reading the book,' Start Something That Matters' by Blake Mycoskie, I figured out how I could combine my love for trees and keep my coaster company. Blake is the founder of TOMS. The for-profit shoe company is thriving on the One for One practice. For every pair of shoes that is sold, TOMS gives a pair to a child in Argentina. Pretty cool, right?! Buy a pair, donate a pair. I love this! This is what I have been trying to assess for such a long time. I want a business that can help the world and make money to pay my bills. Not hard, right? Here’s the epiphany…. I use re-purposed wood for my coasters. I use lumber that has been laying around in someone’s yard. Or bundles that I find at flea markets. I only use wood that has already served a purpose and then I give it new purpose: coasters (and more)! Proceeds of purchases will go to organizations that plant trees. Or maybe I could start my organization locally! I could talk with the city and find out who owns these abandoned properties and maybe start changing things right here in our backyard. I mean, I would be happy with organizing a demolition team to build a new park or just to plant a few trees for a scenic atmosphere if it helps them increase the quality of life for people!! I love timber in every form. From the seedling, to the tree, to the craftsmanship of making a coffee table or log home. I feel though, that if we’re going to use these resources, we have to replace these resources. Trees are ‘renewable’ after all! Your donations help us with our cause of planting trees, promoting conservation and supporting our favorite environmental charities. Thank you! CONTACT HIPPIE GIRL COLLECTION If you would like to get involved with our cause or would like to donate, email Amber at HippieGirlCollection@outlook.com F or quotes on customs, please submit a form, visit our store location or call 717.881.1482 Setup fee is $35.00 Submit Thanks for submitting! “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope” Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Company Terms and Policies | HippieGirlCollection

    Company Terms and Policies Company Policies TERMS and CONDITIONS ​ Processing of orders will begin when payment is received in full. Orders will not be processed until full payment is received. First orders or custom orders will require payment in full at the time the order is placed. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice or communication upon by HGC and customer agree upon net terms. Orders over $200 require a 50% deposit. Balance paid in full upon pick up or before shipping. Will not ship until the balance is paid in full. Please check the invoice for payment methods and how to pay. ​ Shipping time is 10-14 days upon completion of an order. We will communicate an estimated time frame for shipping your product. Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee. Expedited fees will apply if an order is due before a 14 day window. HGC needs a minimum of 14 days of lead to process custom orders. ​ Order confirmation will occur between HGC and you every step of the way. If there is art to be designed, our art team will work with you until we have completed, satisfied, and approved artwork. The artwork/ design phase will not begin until payment is received. ​ ​ Payment methods accepted for custom work: - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover - PayPal Cash is not an option for custom designs and projects. ​ ​ Please contact us with any questions or concerns. ​ ​ ​ Natural Product Disclaimer: Reclaimed wood is a natural product and may contain certain aged characteristics, including but not limited to: color variation, nail holes, mortise holes, insect holes, livestock cribbing (chewing), staining, tapering, wane (nit squared), etc Natural wood products often exhibit certain inherent inconsistencies. The product you are purchasing may be subject to conditions such as natural color variation, grain structure, porosity, etc. Due to the minerals in the earth, all wood species will contain color variations in spite of the selection chosen. Wood, like all natural materials, has differences in color and grain patterns. This may cause a product to look somewhat different than the one displayed on the website. Hippie Girl Collection is not responsible for replacing products that are not cared for properly. You can find our board and wood care instructions below. ​ ​ Graphics/Artwork Disclaimer: All graphics are original photos of the original products made in-house. Different digital displays may distort or otherwise display product attributes like color differently on individual screens than they may look in person. If you have questions regarding the color of a product before purchasing it, please contact us and we'll be happy to help! HGC produces and prints jobs for you per the files, specifications, and instructions which you provide. While we will bring to your attention any errors that we notice, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROVAL OF PROOFS, PROOF READING, AND ERRORS. Please be sure to doublecheck spelling, grammar, layout, and design before approving artwork. If we produce work that has been approved or provided and contains errors after production, then you are responsible for full production costs (setup charges, printing, and materials), as well as the cost for producing the work a second time, if you request us to do so. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 100% OF APPROVALS AND COPYRIGHTED, TRADEMARKED, AND LICENSED AGREEMENTS OF ARTWORK. Your email approval or signature of said artwork is contractually binding for payment for all services HGC renders. All artwork which is provided will be printed as is, unless it is brought to our attention to make changes beforehand. All artwork we design must be approved by you before a job can enter into production. Custom engraving your logo requires a skilled artisan. If your artwork is not production ready, a one-time charge may apply. The fee to prepare your artwork is $30. All artwork is archived for future orders and can be accessed by the artisan without incurring additional fees. This charge does not apply to our stock artwork already prepared by our artisans. If your artwork is low resolution (less than 300 dpi), or copied an image from your company’s website, we can redesign your low-resolution image for you at a fee of $60 per hour. Artwork that is not camera ready will be considered as is and subject to an art charge and/or the one-time setup fee. We reserve the right to determine what is camera ready artwork. There is a $30 drawing fee that begins at every custom order. ​ Quotes and Estimates: A quote/estimate will be provided after HGC receives $30 drawing/set-up/working fee. We can not give an accurate quote without drawing and/or producing a sample. An electronic drawing and, sometimes, a hard sample are necessary to give you the most accurate quote that we can. Quotes and estimates are just that; an ESTIMATE. Upon approval, you will receive an invoice. The invoice will reflect the actual cost of your job, set up fees, sample fees, drawing fees, shipping fees, etc. Production of ANY KIND will not begin until invoice is PAID IN FULL. For example, $30 fee is to take your art, put it in our system, make modifications, measurements, etc. for your "idea" to "make sense." Then, we present your idea to you in a drawing and/or a manufactured product. ​ ​ ​ Board care: Wash your cutting board with soap and warm water and scrub well. If your board has stains or smells, you can use lemon juice or white vinegar directly on the area. Once your cutting board is thoroughly dry, apply the oil directly onto the surface of the board. Be generous with the application, especially if the wood is dry or you just purchased the cutting board or butcher block. You want the surface to be dripping wet on all sides and we recommend using a small bar towel or new paint brush to spread the oil (try not to soak up the oil), as using your hands may lead to accidental splinters. Most importantly, let the oil soak into the cutting board for as long as possible; at least a few hours or overnight if possible. To apply board cream , wait until the board is dry after washing or oiling, then apply a small amount of cream onto the board. Using a soft cloth, buff the cream/wax into the wood in a circular pattern, forming a thin coat. Repeat over the entire surface of the board and especially the sides. It's not necessary to let the wax soak into the board. We recommended you oil your cutting board every month or when dry to the touch. Board cream should be applied at the same time as oiling. ​ Outside Sign Care: Clean off sign with gentle soap and water, removing all dust and particles from your sign. Apply a thin coat of outdoor, clear polyacrylic. If chipping has started, use a 150 grit or more sand paper and gently sand away loose coating. Apply thin layer of the polyacrylic. If 2 coats are needed, apply. We recommend this maintenance on your sign every 2-3 years depending on sun exposure and other outdoor elements directly on your sign. ​ ​ ​ Return Policy: If you are not completely satisfied with your product(s) and our company has tried to accommodate you and make you happy, and you are still not satisfied, we work with you until both parties are completly satisfied. There are no refunds on custom engravings. **Set-up fee is non-refundable.

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