For the first time ever (I think), I'm joining with the Not Just A Mom link up. Since I'm blog friends with three of the hosts now, it felt like a good way to support these friends. Besides, what with lock downs and Covid, I sometimes forget that I have a life outside of being a mom (and an employee).
Today we're talking about "getting cozy/small comforts" and since we're in the midst of Winter and, as I write this post, it's -11C (12F) and colder with windchill, I'm all about "cozy" right now. So here are some of the ways I get cozy.
Another way I get cozy is with blankets. I love that you can see three in this picture! The one I'm wrapped up in is a super soft velour on one side and then fuzzy, Sherpa-like material, on the other side. Dave got it in a care package from his work and our whole family fights over it. It is seriously the best blanket.
I love reading a good book, wrapped up in a warm blanket, with a mug of
something hot to drink. If it's before noon, I'm drinking coffee-hot
chocolate and if it's the afternoon or evening, I'm drinking tea --
Lately I've been loving a mug (or more!) of cranberry tea.
At the end of a winter's day, there's nothing like crawling into bed and being enveloped by flannel sheets. I also always have my comfort/magic bag heated up and wrapped around my feet. It's the perfect way to fall asleep.
We took down all our decorations last weekend but we did keep the lights up in the dining room window. I love their soft glow in the evenings and it just makes our dining room feel so cozy.
Another super random, small comfort that I always indulge in during January and (sometimes) into February is having a bouquet (or two!) of tulips in the house. I don't think this adds to the coziness of our house but it does bring me hope that Spring will eventually come.