Fall is in full force in Southern California, and with winter almost here, cooler temperatures will soon be upon us and you can cozy up without a thermostat. As you prepare to cozy up, take the time to think outside the box this season, and remember that you don’t always need a thermostat to get warm. We have provided the following suggestions that will help you embrace the cold while staying warm and keeping the costs down.
A fireplace is always a great way to get into the holiday spirit. If you have one, crank that baby up and put on some good old-fashioned holiday tunes.
Since we just suffered a heat-soaked summer, you may have gotten into the habit of saving home-cooked meals for a cooler day. That day is now here, so get out those pot holders and fill the house with an aroma of spice.
Along with home cooking comes all the festive warm drinks we enjoy. Take a trip to the local market and shimmy down the aisle of pumpkin spiced teas and dark chocolate cocoa – your taste buds will thank you later.
Don’t forget to indulge in the pleasures of baking. It not only warms up your home and provides delicious smells, but it also feeds your sweet tooth while allowing you to share the love of cozy food with others.
Be snug as bug on a rug by adding a new floor piece to your living room. Choose warm tones and feed your inner artist.
Enlist the help of a professional to fix air leaks in your home or to assist in caulking your windows. Also, change your lights to eco-friendly, energy-saving bulbs to save costs, so when you break down and use the thermostat, it doesn’t break your wallet.
Here are some other ways to cozy up without a thermostat:
• Cuddle up with a fuzzy blanket.
• Light some candles.
• Roast marshmallows on a fire pit outside.
• Watch a movie with loved ones.
• Take a warm bath with aromatherapy.
• Invest in a warm robe or new pair of insulated slippers.
• Read a love story in bed to cozy up your mind.
• Get creative and start a scarf collection.
Whether it’s a do-it-yourself home remedy, an inexpensive addition to your home, cuddling with someone you love, or something as simple as candles and a new blanket, make warming up unique and put the capitol “C” in cozy! W