What I Bought This Week To Keep Me Cozy At Home!

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Where do i even begin?!!! A few weeks ago, if you told me that our country would be practically shut down, i would have laughed!  No way, not us!  Now, i sit here in full disbelief at the state of not only our nation, but the entire world!  Schools are closed indefinitely here in New Jersey and as a teacher, i'm now (like many others) essentially home-schooling my girls and trying to keep my mind busy so that i don't go down this deep hole filled with uncertainties and fear.  At this point, i don't even know if Mia's surgery will even happen in June.  I most certainly can't dwell on any of this right now because it will easily spiral me out of control.  So instead, i'm choosing to find the positive in all this.  Being home has allowed me the gift of time... time to do so many of the things on my 'to do someday' list!  It's also so nice to actually have a little more time to do some of the things i love such as play with new makeup, photograph content for the blog, rearrange my space a bit, etc.  It's so important to find things you are passionate about and devote a little time to embrace them.  

Time can also be a little bit tricky because it's so easy to do a lot of shopping online right no now!  I'm trying to be mindful of a few things.  First, it will probably be a while before we can actually go anywhere so i don't want to stock up things i cannot enjoy now.  Second, i'm trying to reassess my needs versus my wants.  Right now, i want to feel cozy but i don't want to be in my pajamas all day.  I mean, don't get me wrong, it's nice to enjoy a pajama day here and there but i think it's so important to make an effort to actually get dressed everyday.  Having said that, comfort is also key at this point.  I'm home so i want to feel comfy and cozy without sacrificing style!  Lucky for me, sweatsuits are a major thing right now, particularly matching sets!  So i browsed H&M and ordered a few essentials to get me through this quarantine situation in comfort without compromising style.  I ordered a couple of joggers and a combination of neutral color hoodies and sweatshirts.  I also ordered a few neutral basic tees for warmer days.  I kept my palette to black, white, creamy beige and pale pinks. I figured i could mix and match while ensuring that the color palette is timeless! 


Another thing that brings me loads of joy is a good candle!  One of my favorites is the Volcano Candle from Anthropologie!  Not only are their candle jars a beautiful statement piece, but they smell incredible!  If you've ever walked into an Anthropologie store, then you have most certainly smelled this gorgeous candle.  I have been burning it daily and i love to display it on this tiny wood board that i recently picked up.  There is nothing better than waking up, putting on my cozies, lighting the fireplace, lighting my favorite candle and brewing my coffee.  It just gets my day started right!

Let's not forget a great pair of cozy slippers! I love these fuzzy little cuties and have a very similar pair that i adore and wear often!  I think it's important to find a pair of cozy slippers to live in during these times at home and these are the ones for me!  

What are some of things you're doing to keep sane during this time of crisis?  Wherever you are, i hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe! I truly hope our nation can get back on its feet soon after this battle with Covid-19.  Sending much love to all who are working so tirelessly to help combat the coronavirus.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

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