January 15, 2014

Cozy Corners


We are officially in the coziest time of year. I really love the seasons (except summer which I barely tolerate) although I know I will be tired of winter by the end of February, I am embracing this slower pace and focusing on the positives that go with it. There are books to be read and candles to be lit.


There is my cozy sectional which is covered in quilts while we wait for replacement slipcovers to arrive (by the way, Ballard's customer service rocks). Let me just tell you, in case you don't know, throw a couple of quilts over your sofa and it will become an irresistible spot for your lazy winter days.


There are knitting projects waiting to be made. This is my first ever colorwork project. 


 There are snowflake lights that just make a room seem cheerier.


 There is soft lighting on dreary days. I'm loving this lamp we got awhile back from Ikea.


There are newly sewn pillows to help sofa lounging.


There have been lots of new recipes being tried like this  peanut butter granola, this skillet lasagna, this angel food cake and most importantly this beef stew.


And then for the times when I have no choice but to leave the house there is this cozy coat to get me through until I can hurry up and get back to my cozy corner. I'm all about hurrying through my errands and getting back home. That's if I can make myself leave at all. There is no place I'd rather be.

22 comments:

  1. Your cozy corners are so darling. I too have a stack of these wonderful inspirational book stacked high in my room. I think I have all of them that you have except the pale and interesting one.
    Stay cozy and love your Cath Kidston bag. xo

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  2. This looks so lovely.
    The perfect place to weather the storm....I am with you but I do this very thing in the summer here because of the crazy high temps.
    I turn the air on freezing and pull out the blankets and shut all the shades to make my brain think it is dead of winter out. :)
    Amy

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  3. Oh Jen, I echo your sentiments exactly. I would gladly hibernate for the winter if I could! I love being at home and am so grateful every single day for the opportunity to be here!

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  4. Sounds like the perfect activity to me. I also hurry through errands just so I can get home faster. :)

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  5. Your cozy home looks like the perfect place to snuggle in. Me...I love spring, summer, fall and not so much winter. Well, I like winter until Christmas then I want spring, lol.

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  6. Hear! Hear! I totally agree -- winter (and fall) are the best times of the year. Cozy is the word.

    PS -- I need to try that peanut butter granola!

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  7. I'd better not put a quilt on the couch or I'll never get anything done. Lately a nap is on the top of my list. :)

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  8. I can see why you want to hurry and get home to your sweet corner. I would want to do that, too! xo Diana

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  9. I can see why you want to hurry and get home to your sweet corner. I would want to do that, too! xo Diana

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  10. I do the same thing. I go out and do all my errands one day per week, then rush back home, where I love to be. Love your quilts and cozy corner. Looks like you have some good books to go through there.
    Brenda

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  11. Love your "cozy". We are far from a cozy winter in our part of the country - 86 degrees today.

    I love your knitting project. We are driving to Utah to ski next week and I think I need to get some yarn and a pattern.

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  12. Thanks for the peanut butter granola recipe; gonna try it this weekend. And oh yeah: that coat is awesome!

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  13. I love your cozy corners in your beautiful home. I don't think I would want to ever leave.
    Thank you for,the granola recipe! I think we will make some this weekend.

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  14. jen... the spaces that you've shared here are just lovely... i can see why you'd rather stay in : ) cute polka dot cath kidston bag! have you seen the bright pop caravan sewing box? oh my... it's adorable!

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  15. I am so with you on loving the cozy days of winter! Just got a new throw blanket and it's the saddest thing when I can't be wrapped in it ;)
    Just love the pretty sweater you have for those pesky errands . . . and I think I'm going to try the peanut butter granola recipe this afternoon- when I get back from my own errand running (however, since I have to go to the craft store, I'm actually looking forward to errands today!) Happy couch cozying!

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  16. Such cozy corners, and a pile of books!!! I love Selina Lake. You know I take a list with me to the library every time you post a stack. :-) ~Angela~

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  17. I love that there is no place you would rather be... Home is so wonderful. I live in Orlando so it seems life is at a break neck pace here sometimes. I love all of your cozy corners.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  18. A lovely cozy post and I just adore your coat it looks so pretty and warm! Have a lovely cozy weekend. Anna xx

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  19. Calgon take me away your house is so damn cozy! And that granola- to die for! =)

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  20. Was wondering what happened to your slipcover? Love your house!

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  21. i love seeing all the cozy pictures...but my favorite was the last one, as i share the same sentiment for having to leave a cozy home on a cold day. a few weeks ago, brent noticed that my car had been in the exact same angle for four days. :) he would be stir-crazy but not me!

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