Chasing Cozy

A blog about travel, beauty, DIY and home decor. We aim to inspire others to live their coziest and most creative lives.


orange sequin skirt and coffee graphic tee
  1.  People can be cruel, but you HAVE to block out the haters. Ponder something for just a second to see if it's actually something constructive. If it's not, ignore it. I'm not saying that these comments don't upset me, because sometimes they do. You just HAVE to realize that no matter what you do, you can still receive hate from trolls. Block em out. If your "friends" are poking fun of your blog, they're not your friends. Cut the fat and move on.
  2. Blogging is NOT for the faint of heart. If you you are blogging about something you're not super passionate about, rethink why you're doing what you're doing. You have to be so so passionate about something to work on it for that many hours a week, and to not get burnt out.
  3. Write with your own voice. Lot's of times I find myself reverting back to my formal writing background and realize, this doesn't sound like me. Cue the rewrite process. Scrap, rewrite, repeat.
  4. If you have a writing block, save a draft and take a lap around where you're working. I used to sit and rack my mind and get so down on myself when I couldn't think of how to write about something. Think of something from the perspective of your reader. Wat would they want to know?
  5. Working with a significant other can be hard. Take the pain points and create processes to avoid frustration in the future. For example, when I have James helping me take a picture, I have him snap a few then let me look so I can rearrange a space. This saves us from some of the worst fights.
  6. Everyone and their dog has something to say, but that doesn't mean that what you have to say isn't important. Period. 
  7. Time blocking is your best friend. If you are a perfectionist or get caught up in the details, find a system that holds you accountable for time that works for you.
  8. My last point. This is something I have had to learn through life in general, not just blogging. Stop being so hard on yourself. Let your ideas flow and scribble them down, even if it sounds weird. That's how you share your unique point of view with people and how you provide value through your blog. There's only one of you, so get over the imposter syndrome and OWN it. This is something I tell myself every day.  


Once when we lived in Syracuse a giant bat flew into the house and James wasn’t home to get it out for me. These bats are way less startling than that.

I don’t really do spooky decor because, honestly, I don’t need my stress levels any higher than they already are. I do, however, enjoy the coziness of fall decor.

I combined both with these white paper bats. They add texture to the space and make it festive!


You may have seen on my Insta that we recently became home owners! We were so grateful we were are in a position where we were able to buy a home, and excited about all the projects that come with a house!

BUT WOW HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED in the last few weeks. Lots of new home repairs suddenly came up. Hello standing water in the basement and totally new roof...

Amongst the chaos I just needed to have one thing that made the house feel semi put together.

Fast forward a few days and there I was standing in an overly crowded Trader Joes in my leggings and work out tank, just like the 9,8079 people in there, and I perused the floral section per usual.

Didn't have any big revelations here, just snatched up some fall wheat filler and pretty stems and left satisfied after grabbing my butternut squash mac and cheese.

OK, I'll get to the point.


-Dried florals
-Woven fans or something else that shows off your personality (mine were thrifted but you can find them on Etsy.)
-Embroidery hoop (thrifted)
-Glue gun and glue
-String or floral wire
- Hairspray