Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cozy Comforts of Autumn

Lochiel Lake, Nova Scotia. Photo :Tracy Auton Stuit

Ok, September is officially over and we can turn on the furnace if we want. It was frosty this morning! Yikes! The sun is breaking through the early morning mist and it looks like it's going to be another gorgeous day!

In our house we have lots of fleece blankets. They are lying over the arms of sofas, folded at the ends of bed, or, like today wrapped around bodies that have just emerged from beneath warm covers.

Today is a day for a list. A list of cozy things. A list that celebrates the season of frosty mornings and warm days. A list that personifies cozy, homey comfort.

Our Autumn Comforts:

1. Porridge for breakfast. (we love)
~with cinnamon and apples and brown sugar

2. Sweaters
~it's like a piece of clothing hugging you!

3. Hats
~especially when a friend crochets a beautiful one 
for your August Birthday 
and you have to wait to wear it!

4. Stew and biscuits
~Simmering on the stove all day long

5. New scented candles
~cinnamon, pumpkin, coffee, ginger, apple

6. Socks
~ After a barefoot summer: I love new socks!

7. Snuggling
~this is the season of sitting close {love}

8. Hot drinks: morning, noon and night
~apple cider w/cinnamon sticks,  hot cranberry, Coffee & Bailey's {wink}

9. Homemade Soups, soups and more soups!
~ minestrone, beef and barley, chicken vegetable {le sigh}

10.  Talking by candlelight, wrapped in fleece blankets,
sipping hot drinks first thing in the morning 
and last thing at night.

Do you have cozy comforts you look forward to every autumn?
I'd love to hear some of your loves!


  1. Oh, I am sooo ready for cooler weather here in AZ. I could just feel your fleece blankets through your words! Thanks!

  2. We are wrapping up in those blankets regularly here in Calgary! Thanks for stopping in and sharing!