welcome to my cozy home


Welcome! I’m glad you’ve come to visit Ivy and me today.

When I think of the word cozy, I think of warm quilts and blankets and snuggling up in front of a fire. Preferably with a cat or dog beside me.

Cozy relates to all things home. House plants bringing nature indoors. Special mementos on display.

It means hot coffee in the morning (or tea) and a stack of books to read.

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Summer’s Last Flowers?

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There aren’t many flowers still blooming on my patio. The ones that are blooming are probably summer’s last flowers. What is still blooming are the zinnias (the ones in some degree of shade) and weedy morning glories. Even the yarrow...
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Life This Week #2

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In Life This Week, I went out one time in the last 7 days to go through the drive-thru at Walgreens and pick up a couple of prescriptions. Life According To Ivy: Ivy doesn’t deviate from her routine. She plays,...
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A Quiet Life With Ivy

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I live a quiet life with Ivy. In the summertime here, with the oppressive heat, I close the blinds and curtains against the sun, making it kind of dark inside. If I don’t, the thermostat will slowly crawl up. So...
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Make Ahead Salads For Any Occasion

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Everybody is busy these days. That’s why it’s often easier to put together a make ahead salad so you don’t feel rushed when it’s time to dine. I’ve found different varieties of make ahead salads in case you’re celebrating with...
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