When all you want to do is sit inside and be cozy...


I don't know about you, but as the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and the holidays approach, the stronger my desire to sit in my house in a giant sweater sipping tea  and knitting.  And you know what?  Some times I just do.  

Last night I made mini pies, even though there was a pile of laundry that needed to be folded.  I felt momentarily guilty for making mini pies instead of folding laundry, but then I figured... Jacob will be way happier with a mini pie than folded socks, and so will I.  The laundry will be there tomorrow.

pre-oven Instagram pic of my Pyrex mini pies!
Of course, I can't think this way all the time (or I would do nothing but craft and sip hot beverages all day, I assure you), but there are times when it just needs to be done.

So even if you can't take a whole day, be sure to carve out a bit of time for yourself before the holidays get crazy.  Recharge your batteries.  Rest your mind.  Get out of the hubbub of social media noise for a while.

And while you sit in your cozy sweater, here are some things that may help you relax and recharge:

- Make a tea latte and sip it from your favorite mug.

- Watch a good period drama on Netflix.  There are so many fabulous ones right now!

- Sit and read an old magazine.  If you don't have one, go click through the Reminisce site.

- Watch an old movie and doodle the outfits you'd like to have that are inspired by the costumes.  (Preferably "Some Like It Hot," like in the photo above!)

- Read a book.  (Book?  What's a book?  With real paper?  Yes!)

- Knit or crochet a quick, easy project like a scarf, headband, or embellishment for another project.

- Hand sew something.  Perhaps the hem on a skirt, or something from your mend pile.

- Listen to an old radio show, like Burns & Allen or Jack Benny.

What other things do you like to do to rest and recharge?  Do you feel like you take enough time for yourself to rejuvenate?


  1. I usually make some tea, or hot chocolate and curl up with some knitting. I'll take a look at that Reminisce site, thanks!

  2. I fail dismally more often than note when it comes to taking even close to enough time to relax and recharge. I've had a few scary close calls on the health front this year that have driven home the fact that I must get better at it (aka, must restrain from my natural workaholic tendencies) in the coming years - so that I can continue to have lots of coming years! :)

    Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. Although there are lots of things I want to work on, I admit to feeling very unmotivated the last few weeks. The crummy weather I think has a lot to do with it. Lately my evenings have been spent on the couch with a big mug of tea or hot chocolate, a book (I'm now on book 5 of the Game of Thrones series!) and a cat in my lap. We have two new kitties and one insists on having at least an hour of snuggle time when I'm home. Which sometimes means I don't get to read as much as I want because she likes to lay on the book! Typical cat, but I can't complain because she's cute. :)