There are very few things in this world that I love more than being comfy. In fact, I do believe “being cozy” was on my Instagram bio for a while. Maybe even MySpace. And after 37 years, I’ve finally fine-tuned my cozy-status to near perfection. I get a lot of questions about what kind of bedding I use, so I thought why not make a post about it – but I couldn’t stop there. Here are my top five favorite cozy things:
L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers
These are by far one of my most favorite things I own. I received my first pair from Todd’s parents over 10 years ago and have been wearing them ever since. While they are very well-made, I’ve had to buy a new pair every few years, but that’s mostly because I wear them literally every single day around the house. One time I tried a pair of L.L. Bean slippers with a hard sole and they were just not the same. While good, you must go for this specific style for maximum coziness. They are even comfier than Uggs if you can believe it.
Brooklinen – Down Comforter & Luxe Duvet Cover
I’d been wanting nice bedding for some time and this summer, I finally took the plunge. After reading a million reviews and asking friends for their opinions, I decided to go with Brooklinen. Their tagline is “luxury bedding, underpriced” – but their idea of underpriced is different than mine (I’m totally used to shopping at Target or TJ Maxx for bedding). I decided to go for the Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter, the Luxe Sateen Duvet Cover, and the matching sheet set. But if you go all-in like I did, you can save 25% by purchasing the sheets and cover as a bundle.
The comforter is light and fluffy, but still somehow has the perfect amount of weight to it. It is an investment, but comes with a lifetime warranty making it more than worth it in the long-run. I was in search of something that would make me feel like I was sleeping in a luxurious cloud and this comforter helped me achieve just that. But you’ll notice the sheets aren’t bolded above…
Pure Beech Sheets
While I do really like the Brooklinen sheets, I love my Pure Beech sheets from Bed, Bath, & Beyond. My hairdresser/friend told me about them just after I purchased the ones from Brooklinen. Wanting another nice set to swap out in-between washes, I found a 20% off coupon and decided to give them a whirl. Instantly they were my new fave. They are soft and silky, without feeling like satin. Does that even make sense? It’s almost like sleeping in butter. Okay, that’s still weird, but hopefully you get the picture.
Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Robe
For my birthday one of my best friends gave me a pair of Barefoot Dreams socks from a shop in Wilson, Arkansas called White’s Mercantile. They are the coziest slipper socks which I wear either in bed when my toes are freezing or in boots when I want to take the coziness with me. When she told me Barefoot Dreams makes robes too, I immediately ordered one. This robe is heavy, but in the best way possible. It feels like you are walking around in a big hug and the fabric is as soft and cozy as you can get. I have two other regular robes that I used to alternate between, but since I purchased this one I can’t even think about going back.
This is very new to me, but I felt compelled to add it to this list. Todd gave me the Ember mug for Christmas and I’ve been using it for a few days now. Basically, it’s a coffee cup that’s smarter than I am – it forever keeps your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature. The cute little coaster is actually the charging station and you control the temp through your phone. The cup even knows when it’s empty so it can go to sleep. Overall, not only does this mug keep your drink warm – it regulates the temperature to your desired degree set using the app on your phone. No more back and forth trips to the microwave for me! Instead, I get to lay in my cozy bed with my robe and socks, sipping coffee that never gets cold.
So while I have my favorite things, there are still a couple items I have yet to discover:
Mattress topper – While I love my mattress (it’s a Serta Posterpedic hybrid of memory foam and springs we bought several years ago), I want it to feel even more like I’m sleeping on a cloud, without making the bed too hot. Any suggestions?
The perfect pillow – When I was pregnant with Iris I got used to sleeping with a ton of pillows. Six years later, and I still need at least three to sleep. All of our pillows are, yet again, from Target, and they lose their fluff fairly quickly. I need to know where the best pillows are.
The fluffiest towels – Last New Years Day I fought the crowds at the annual Dillard’s sale and scored some Noble Excellence towels for like 90% off. They were recommended by Todd’s step-mom, whose towels I have always loved when we stay at her house. A year later, they are holding up strong and are still super comfy and soft. But I’m left to wonder if there are any other great towels out there that I’m missing out on?
Please shoot me your favorite cozy things that I’m missing!
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