Friday, October 7, 2011

disappearing comments

Have you been having a hard time posting comments on blogger? I've been so frustrated, as my comments have been disappearing when I try to submit them on some of my favorite blogs. This may be the "duh" answer, but if you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox, just go to your privacy settings and set them to accept third-party cookies. Problem solved. I wish I had figured this out a week ago. I'm not very tech savvy.

this photo has nothing to do with this post-- these are just some echino patchwork pillows I made for the girls' room recently
If you chose to click on this boring, boring post, I'm going to reward you. See my follower box on the sidebar? I finally reached 400 followers today! To celebrate, I'm going to give away a little something this weekend. Stay tuned for the post. It will be open for just 24 hours and a one-comment-per-person kind of thing, with one exception. Comment here with your favorite trick to making your house feel cozy in the fall/winter months. That will get you another entry into this weekend's giveaway!

Have a good one! Off we go for some Friday night pizza...

57 comments:

Laura said...

My house is always cold (my husband likes it that way) but I light a vanilla candle and it makes me feel cozy!

tracy_a said...

Thanks for the comment tip!

Anyhow - for coziness - FLANNEL SHEETS! I am so happy to be in flannel sheet season again!

Anne said...

My favorite thing to do is to bake some bread; baking of all kinds is great in the winter to heat up the house.

♥Duff said...

I have a gas fireplace but there's a metal tub of firewood in front of it and I light a "fireside"-scented candle. It really feels and smells so warm & cozy!

Poppyprint said...

For me cozy is more about smell than anything else, so I'm with Anne. I bake. Right now there is a pumpkin roasting in my oven for a b'day cake for husband tomorrow and pie for Thanksgiving on Sunday. YUM! Sparking up the fireplace is a given for maximum coze factor, of course.

Sarah said...

We break out quilts and cozy slippers :)

P's Qs said...

I love our fireplace! We have a heatalator that uses the fireplace heat throughout the house instead of our furnace. It was wonderful for the blizzard last year.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

Having a fire going and baking pies, yum!! Congrats on your blog.

Heather D. said...

We have a nice fireplace in our livingroom that we use exclusively to heat our home in the fall/winter. It's the best!!

DianeY said...

Well, I did what you said about the 3rd party cookies and it looks like it's working, because I'm pretty sure your blog is one I haven't been able to comment on recently. What a pain!
Cozy, cozy????? No idea! No need for warm & cozy in Hawaii. Our windows are open & ceiling fans on probably 355/days a year. On the few "chilly" days, it's sock for me

nettie said...

Eating soups and homemade bread is my favorite way to feel cozy when it gets cold.

Lesly said...

+1 for flannel sheets - that is the best thing for feeling warm and toasty!

Nikki said...

Baking, and jersey sheets on the bed. Of course, you never want to get out of bed...but sooner or later you do!
Congrats on all the followers!

Andrea said...

I love to lay out quilts in a pile on top of our subwoofer and a fall colored crocheted blanket over the back of our chair. To me it creates a place to easily cuddle up for a movie or a book.

Jessica said...

So glad you figured out your comment troubles Krista. Best trick... um caulking around our very old windows that let lots of coldness in. Not so cute, but effective. And congrats on 400 followers, can't wait to see what the giveaway is... what a tricky way to see who is really reading :)

Amy said...

Candles...definitely candles! amy @ gasudimack@sbcglobal.net

Kelly O. said...

thanks for the tip--i've been having blogger trouble for days now!

In the winter I burn candles and not just a couple but LOTs of candles..so warm and cozy :)

Mindy said...

Cinnamon candles. I just love the yummy smell!

Cathy said...

putting some throw pillows in nice fall colours all over the place. : )

CRN said...

I like to layer on the blankets to go to sleep. Thank goodness I started quilting!

CRN said...

I like to add extra layers of bedding. Good thing I started quilting!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

I used to live in northern New York and fall and winter were so cold, we didn't have a fireplace either. My favorite thing to make the house feel cozy was to make hot tea, have fuzzy slippers, and wear my fluffy robe, even over my clothes in the evening!

Cathy said...

Woolie slippers and hot chocolate!

Courtney said...

I love to burn a candle with an apple or pumpkin scent

Allison C said...

We keep our place around 60-62 in the winter so it is chilly, but having two large dogs and lots of quilts helps keep things cozy. In fact, sometimes it's too hot! It also helps that we like to have a cocktail after work and I like to bake so the oven is often on.

Julie said...

Cozy= pumpkin pie in the oven and hot coffee on the stove.

Grandma Kelli said...

simmering soup

Tamie said...

For coziness in winter in our room, I'm all for flannel sheets and a heated mattress pad. It is so much better to have the bed warm from below instead of over you. In my living room it is all about the fireplace.

Heidi said...

I break out the big thick wool socks. Here in Houston, that is a big moment! It means the tile floors are actually cold ;)!

*Thanks for the tip about blogger, my friends have been asking!*

Jo Ann said...

I like to leave bits of quilting projects in every room. It is very cozy! :) Really we are the bundle up and use a quilt on the sofa kind of people!

What Comes Next? said...

I was having all kinds of issues with blogger, using IE or Firefox,so I switched to Chrome! So far no problems. I love having the fireplace going and candles lit - they give a nice warm glow, and then have a nice snuggely quilt or two around and the bad weather just disappears!

Pamela said...

Cozy quilts, and apple cinnamon candles make our home feel warm.

Lisa said...

I have a delicious pear and cinammon scented candle that I love to light in winter, it makes the room feel so cozy. I love quilts folded up on the arms of the chairs and sofa too, ready to be snuggled under.

Eli said...

To make the house feel cosy I get out a woolly blankie and put that over our sofa. I also light a fire and make sure that our cat has lots of nice, warm spots to lie in. After all, a cat makes a house a home ;-)

Christine said...

hot chocolate! Lots of hot chocolate.

Jenny said...

thanks for the tip krista, because yes, my comments have been disappearing...my last one did about your sweet sleeping bags (thank goodness for flickr). cozy house? well now that i have my own house, i bump up the heat...but at my dads house, i used those door snakes in front of doors, and we opened windows and laid towels at the bottom to try and stop some of the air creaking thru...thankfully he just got all new windows!!$! im rambling, but just thought that i need to hang some Autumn/halloween bunting and change the quilt on the wall! ok, need to figure out where settings are in explorer.....

Jenny said...

ok, i just thought of a proper answer...we bust out a puzzle on the window bench in the family room...one that is a little too challenging for us so that it's there to work on during the day...

Amy said...

I'm so glad you fixed the comment problem because I love hearing from you.
As for keeping the house cozy...we have to take that quite literally in our old house and it has involved ripping out walls, adding insulation, new windows, radiant floor heat, etc. But that's probably not what you mean. I guess I bake a lot, drink tea, and wear slippers.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Logs logs logs and more logs - log fire in front of the tv, glass of wine and a quilt on my knee. Life doesn't get much better than that.

Lynz said...

Cozy house. Hmm. I think candles always help with their soft light - next best thing to an actual fire!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Cozy is lots of the things that have been mentioned...a fire, hot chocolate, fuzzy slippers, and the smell of cookies baking, or soup simmering on the stove!
And we need cozy...it gets cold here in the Canadian prairies!

Alexis said...

Baking! Yesterday I baked a pumpkin pie just for the smell (ok, not JUST for the smell). :)

Leslie said...

giveaways are fun!!! i think i bake to make things cozy here.

CityHouseStudio said...

We get out the flannel sheets and the breadmaker. Having bread baking makes the house feel warm and cozy. And it's yummy with soup!

mtnquiltr said...

Sheepskin slippers make me feel toasty. A duvet and a quilt on the bed makes me so cosy I hate to get out. WAit, it's the weekend, I can stay longer!

Julierose said...

I have been having the exact same problem--thank you for this post--not at all boring. Julierose

Anya said...

Bake, Bake, Bake, Bake, Bake Bake....to feel cozy in the winter

Kelli said...

My favorite thing to do is to fill a pot with water, orange peel, cinnamon sticks and either poultry seasoning or whatever yummy spices I have nearby and leave it simmering all day on the stove. The house smells so yummy and cozy, it actually makes me fell cozy too.

Congrats on 400 followers!!

marcella said...

I bake. The oven on makes things seem warmer and the good smell always makes us feel great too.

Patty D from NC said...

Decorate with quilts of course and bake cookies.

Jeni said...

Well... we live in Florida and since it's usually quite warm here...always... I do the opposite of making it cozy and ask my husband if we can turn the air down to simulate chilly nights! Haha.

Congrats!

susan said...

Slow cooking delish smelling food so that it permeates the house with good aromas, quilts to snuggle in and (as this is the UK) heating my house to Canadian standards not English standards. They are much more inclined to cool here than I am!!

the frog princess said...

I love to feel cozy by breaking out the hot water bottles... one for my toes and the other to cuddle. Delish!

Alli said...

I like getting out my thick, heavy quilt! :)

**nicke... said...

getting out the down comforter. it makes me happy!

The Hungry Crafter said...

Cranking the heat?? :) Seriously, though, one of my favorite things is the pine scented candle made by Thymes. It is so realistic smelling and cozy and always cheers me up!

rosey said...

Seems in the winter clutter moves in. So the best way to cozy up is first to sort and clean, put on a great movie and snuggle on the couch with a warm quilt, coffee and crochet hook!