Nothing says Welcome! like a pretty wreath at the front door! Add a warm feel by wrapping it in a thrift store sweater...instant coziness! And...this sweater wreath is easy to make and requires no sewing!
My house always looks so empty after the Christmas decorations come down, so I love to add some bits of wintery decorations to fill in the gap until spring. Pine cones, mercury glass and moss balls gathered in a bowl are a perfect fit!
With colder temperatures, it's impossible to open the windows to freshen up the air in your home, so try a pot of spiced apple simmering potpourri on the stove to give it the wonderful scent of an apple pie baking in the oven!
lemon and lavender add an instant fresh, clean scent...so welcome in a stuffy winter home!
Something about throw pillows just warms up a home, adding lots of texture and coziness! And nothing could be much cozier than a sweater pillow! Ready-made sweater pillows can be expensive, but a trip to the thrift store or an old favorite ready for a new life can yield all that you need to make your own!
Hot tea and cocoa are always the perfect winter beverages, complete with all the fixings and little snacks! And...you can even add a personal touch with your own DIY Sharpie mugs!
OK...I'm just going to say it...there is something so cozy about comfort food! However, it doesn't have to mean that it is high in calories! With a few substitutions, you can create lighter versions of your favorite winter recipes. One of mine is Weight Watchers chicken pot pie...and my family loves it, too!
And finally, and probably the best, is to use the fireplace as much as possible! For me, a fire in the fireplace is the ultimate in coziness! And, as you can see, even the cats agree! And I have to add here that we even used the Yule Log option on our cable channel all through the Christmas season...a crackling fire with beautiful music and no ashes to clean up!
I hope these little tips help you stay warm and cozy this winter! Do you have any favorites of your own?
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Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
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