Monday, January 8, 2018

All Things Cozy

Top: Joe Fresh  (similar) Bottoms: Joe Fresh (n/a these look really cozy with this sherpa top)
Harry: Sweater: Someone knitted this for us. Linked a similar sweater here . This site has adorable personalized baby sweaters!) Pants: Baby Gap
Blankets: Pottery Barn c/o (full collection of faux fur blankets and pillows here), Nordstrom Rack, Anthropologie 
Pillows: PendletonNordstrom Rack c/o
Fox Slippers: Stubbs & Wootton 
Skillet: Lodge Waffle Maker: Breville

The recent frigid weather has inspired me to put together a post of all things cozy! I've been content just staying home with Harry and Kiel to read by the fire, watch the Crown, play board games, and cook easy but delicious meals. 

I posted our skillet pizza and waffle breakfast on my Instastory but thought I would share the images here. The Lodge cast iron pan is one of the most used items in my kitchen. I'm always looking for new recipes and couldn't resist trying out a skillet pizza after I came across a picture of one on Pinterest. Since Harry was born I haven't had as much time to cook. The pizza recipe was really simple. It took less than ten minutes to prepare. For those interested I used this recipe:
  •  Pizza dough (or skip step 1 and use store bought pizza dough)
    • 1 tbsp molasses
    • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
    • 2 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
    • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
    • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 Cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. pepperoni
  • Optional: 1 cup vegetable toppings (i.e. cherry tomatoes, onions, green peppers, mushrooms),
  • Optional: Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese or fresh basil


  1. In a large bowl, combine molasses and yeast with 1 1/3 cups lukewarm water. Stir. Set aside until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add salt and oil and stir. In a separate bowl, mix flours together. Add yeast mixture to flours and stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  3. Coat a 10″ cast iron skillet (or oven safe skillet) with 1/2 tablespoon of oil. You can also run a garlic clove around for seasoning.
  4. Divide the overnight pizza dough in half (or remove your store-bought pizza dough from the can).
  5. Take half of the pizza dough (or all of your store bought dough) and place it into the seasoned skillet. Spread it around the bottom of the skillet with your fingers and push it up around the sides about 1 to 1.5 inches. Let the dough rest for a few minutes while preparing the rest of your toppings.
  6. Add the pizza sauce.
  7. Sprinkle all the mozzarella cheese.
  8. Top with pepperoni and any other toppings you desire.
  9. Bake the pizza for about 15-18 minutes or until the crust has browned and the cheese has a few browned spots (rotate the skillet half way through the cooking time).
  10. Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven onto a heatproof surface and enjoy you skillet pizza!

Kiel and I are obsessed with the Breville Waffle Maker. We use it to make waffles more often than I would like to admit. It's always fun to experiment with different toppings. This particular waffle maker is simple to use and the clean up is easy. We purchased the one that makes four waffles at a time. 

Lastly I shared a few cozy cottages that I came across on our recent trip to New Hampshire. There is nothing more dreamy this time of year than staying at a cozy cabin with a roaring fire, mountain view, warm blankets, and a pile of good books. (In case you were wondering I'm currently reading Sheryl Sandberg Lean In. I received it as a gift two years ago and recently discovered it on my shelf.) 


  1. Great photos!


  2. Oh my gosh, that sweater and the book. All the heart eyes!

    Lindsey xx

  3. Sweetest photos!!! Everything looks so cozy and dreamy. :)

  4. Love the little H sweater to go with Harry's - such sweet pictures!


  5. May I say, I love your family?! Have a great New Year!

  6. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful fam! These pics make me want to get snowed in :) Those cottages are adorbs -- where in NH are they located?

  7. Your son is so cute! So happy for your little family!


  8. That skillet pizza looks amazing! You guys look so happy!

  9. such a sweet post, happy new year!

  10. I can't think of anything cozier than reading Harry Potter by the fire. (Maybe I'd add a glass of red wine since I haven't a little one to look after.) Seems to me there was an earlier post in which you were introducing Harry to his namesake. I'm inspired to pull out my own copies ad reread them, though the weather where I live has suddenly warmed up!

  11. All of these things look so cozy and warm. It makes me want to just cozy up in a blanket and do and make all of these things. I absolutely love the sweater and the book.


  12. This is so cozy, I am obsessed with everything

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  14. Your skillet pizza inspired me! I made one a few nights ago with pesto, artichoke hearts and bacon! yum!

    XO, Malinda

  15. That skillet pizza looks amazing! I'll have to try that.

  16. He started to be already chic