Feeling My Most Cozy

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 03/06/2015 - 05:44

I shared earlier in the season about my new capsule wardrobe, and I thought I'd take a small minute to let you know that it's been excellent and very cozy. I've long had the dilemma of living in houses that aren't very warm, but who wants to wear a coat in the house? The answer I've found is to to wear a sweater that's secretly a coat. Mine is made with alpaca and wool, and while bulky, it's not as bulky as a coat of similar warmness would be. Also, I feel so cozy while wearing it and I never want to take it off. When I go outside, I simply belt it and it keeps the wind out. No more coats for me, just really warm sweaters.


What really took me over the edge of coziness was this tutorial on how to make a blanket scarf. I knew it was meant for me when it came across my feed in Pinterest. What do I love more than scarves and blankets? Putting the two together was clearly done by someone who loves excessive coziness as much as me.

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The tutorial basically requires that you go to the fabric store and buy a lot of flannel and then try to wrap it around your neck. These are both things I felt were within my skill set, and I have not regretted following through. When I wear this scarf I feel excellently cozy. Bonus, if you need to take a nap you can unwrap it from your neck and use it as a blanket. What could be better???

I'm feeling extravagently cozy.

Looking Back at February

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:18

It's always hard to believe when the month is over, and February doesn't really help the situation by being so short. We had a very mild and enjoyable month, spring is well on it's way, which seems to be a bit unusual from reports I've heard of other places around the country. But the daffodils are up and the cherry blossoms are ready to burst out any day now. There's not much better than the arrival of spring.

▲ A glimpse at February.

My corner #itssimplytuesday #fromabove

A late breakfast #fromabove #stilllife
▲ Breakfast

It's raining.
▲ It does occasionally rain.

Back in the kitchen #baking


Wait, what's that? Spring?

I'm feeling extravagently cozy.
▲ Feeling my most cozy.

▲ Working on a paper scrapbook.

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▲ Jordan fixes our mice, which seem to always break down at a certain time.

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▲ I couldn't decide on a color, so I just ordered the same scarf in three colors. I was not sad when they arrived in the mail.

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▲ Setting the table.

Good morning! #teatime #vscocam
▲ My obligatory tea cup.