8 Must Haves For a Cozy and Relaxing Night at Home!

8 Must Haves For a Cozy and Relaxing Night at Home

November 9, 2018

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8 Must Haves For a Cozy and Relaxing Night at Home8 Must Haves For a Cozy and Relaxing Night at Home

If you know me in real life, then you know that my most favorite thing to do is stay home! LOL. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a night out every once in a while, but my best friends and family know that I’d much rather cozy up on the couch, with a great show, and an excellent glass of wine! What can I say, I love me some cozy nights at home!

I thought it would be fun to share with you my fave must-haves for a cozy night on the couch! Now that the weather is getting cooler, cozy couch time is gonna be on repeat in my house!


OK! 1st up on my cozy night in checklist is a great bottle of wine! One of my all-time favorite wines is Meiomi Pinot Noir! We lovingly call it my bear wine, because there’s a bear on the label! If you’re into red wine, then you’ll love it! If you’re not sure or don’t have a favorite, I highly recommend Winc! It’s a wine delivery service that takes the guesswork out of picking a bottle! They match wines to your tastes and deliver them monthly to your doorstep! It’s a great way to try new wines and start to curate your lists of faves! If you sign up for their services I can give you two free bottles by giving you $20 off your first month!!

On to number TWO! Next, up your gonna need some good food! If you’ve been around here for a while, then you know that cooking is not my forte! Mr. Carr is the chef in our house so if he’s home he’s likely to whip up something amazing like homemade pizzas! (He’s literally doing that as type this!) Pizzas are fun to make on a night in because you can customize them to whatever you like! Matt is all gourmet, so he makes his own crust and then lets me pick the toppings! Tonight we’re having sauteed mushrooms and onions with feta and balsamic! YUM! If you’re not into making gourmet pizzas you could always order in or my go to when Matt is out of town is a gourmet delivery service like Sun Basket! I love that I can still cook great meals, with quality ingredients, and it’s so easy! Even I can do this y’all! Sun Basket is a game changer for folks who want to eat well but don’t want to mess with all the planning parts! If you order today I can give you 50% off your first box!!

I’m gonna stick number THREE here since we’re already talking about food, but if you’re gonna snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie or a show you’re gonna need some movie snacks! My go to is always popcorn, and Matt loves Milk Duds! OMG! I’m telling y’all all of our secrets! LOL! I don’t have much of a tip on this one other than if you want to go a tad healthier you could always make your own snacks at home and leave out the candy! 🙂

Alright, let’s move on! Next up on my list is a cozy blanket! I’m a huge fan of using throw blankets around the house to give my home a warm and cozy feel! My fave blankets are always chunky knit throws! I recently picked this one up from Target, and I’m telling you if I could stay wrapped in this thing all day I would! I should have gotten more than one because we all race to it when it’s time to snuggle on the couch! I’m pretty sure I should always get it though since I bought it… amiright?!? LOL!

OK, since we’re talking about cozy knit things, let’s talk about what you wear to a cozy night at home! PJ’s of course! I’m kinda a PJ connoisseur lol! I have lots, and I’m a huge fan of wearing only loungewear at home! I snagged this super cute set from Z supply the other day and OMG it’s legit the softest thing I own! Between this PJ set and my target blanket… I really don’t think I need much else!

OH! While we’re here talking about PJ sets and lounger wear, let’s also talk about number SIX on the list! The perfect pair of house shoes! Do y’all say house shoes or slippers?? I think house shoe is a southern thing… isn’t it?? Anyway! These are my fave house shoes from Minnetonka!

But I also love these, these, and these! 

EEK! We made it to the last two! So these I’m gonna put together because you probably will pick one or the other of these! Some of you will want to cozy up on the couch and watch a great movie or show! And for that, I have some Netflix recs for ya! And.. some of you would rather cozy up with a good book! Both are great staying in options so I’ll give you some of my favorites for both!

Netflix Series That I LOVE and YOU Should Totally Watch! 

Ozark (soooo good!)

Blood Line


Riverdale (Guilty Pleasure!)

The Haunting of Hill House (Don’t watch alone!)

Top Books This Year! 

Girl Wash Your Face! (I love me some Rachel Hollis!)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck!

12 Rules For Life! (Haven’t read it, but it’s on my list!)

The Handmaids Tale! (You should watch the series too!)

OK! That’s it! My top recs for a cozy night at home! You’ll have good food, good entertainment, great wine, and all the cozy PJ’s, blankets, and slippers you can handle! Who knows, you may just make it a weekend ritual to stay in and relax! I sure do! 🙂



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