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Project Cozy: beating the winter blues

November 10, 2011

It’s happening. Again.

It’s getting darker and darker.

G and I are sort of dreading winter in our drafty apartment. So this year I’m determined to lighten things up and make our home feel cozy.  Besides boring stuff, like buying space heaters and covering our windows, this is the plan:

Twinkle lights!  They always seem to make everything better!

We don’t have a fireplace, but it seems like I might be able to fake it with groups of candles on trays:


House plants! We’ll bring the green in!

Sadly, this is actually a bit tricky for us as, ahem– TMI alert– one of our cats likes to use plant pots as a litter box. It’s awful. So all hanging?  Clever pot idea? A LOT of rocks to cover up the inviting soil? All cacti? Just kidding. Sort of.

Moving on.  Mirrors, the better to bounce the light around!

And last, but certainly not least, slippers.  I’m an all-year-round-slipper-wearing kind of a gal, so it was tragic when I left my slippers at a friends house a few months ago. Mysteriously I have not replaced them yet.  This will be remedied this weekend:

What are your decorating tips to beat the winter blues?  Do tell!

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