Living Cozy with Scrumptious Yarn!

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This elf’s on a roll! Decorating, making gifts, planning my weekly baking day…But you know, if you’ve been hanging out with me for awhile that I don’t decorate or bake or entertain just for the sake of doing those things.

I wrote HERE about setting the stage for more important things. The important things are the people in my life. Do they feel wrapped in love when they come home? If they’re weary or worried, do they feel an atmosphere of serenity and rest? If they’re sad do they feel a tiny tickle of joy or hope? Can my home be an expression of God’s love and creativity?That’s the river that runs through me and spills over into my tiny corner of the world.

As summer kicked and screamed it’s way out of the Southern US I felt, as I usually do, a longing for brisk autumn mornings and the promise of the holidays. During those weeks of changing seasons I kept hearing this little whisper: Live Cozy. Over and over the two words tiptoed through all the busyness in my mind.

Maybe it was simply the longing of my over scorched summer-heart after too many days in the upper 90′s, nevertheless what started as a whisper became my Christmas wish.

My winter wish.

And lately I’ve been whispering the little phrase to God in prayer on behalf of everyone I know. Everyone who visits All Things Heart and Home.

I find that  “live cozy” expresses my heart in a simple way. To me it says:

If you’re hurting…be gentle with yourself.

Every day breathe in your moments.

See the sacred in the mundane.


Give back.

Every night, snuggle in and as you relax into sleep… give thanks.

That’s my wish for you, my prayer.


So that’s why I’m particularly drawn to all things cozy right now! And for some odd reason my friends, balls of soft scrumptious yarn make me feel cozy. So as usual, I’ve gone crazy making yarn balls!

Remember, I made a Ornament & Yarn Ball Wreath a few weeks ago…tutorial posted HERE.

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I posted a few Yarn Ball Snow Peeps HERE along with a budget friendly idea about avoiding expensive Styrofoam Balls when making your own balls of yarn...

DSC_0140Last weekend I settled in front of a Hallmark Christmas movie and made a few more yarn balls and thought they might look yummy in a wreath all by themselves, even without the Christmas ornaments!

I was right! What’da ya think???


I’ll be able to leave this yummy wreath up all winter long…(I made it the same way I did in the tutorial HERE only used a smaller wire wreath form!)


Since we remodeled last Summer and changed all the colors in the house (One of the Before & After Posts: HERE!)I’ve had to rethink all the Christmas decorations…so I made this smaller version of the Ornament and Yarn Ball Wreath…


Do you recognize those itsy-bitsy pearly balls?


I used them when I made those Tiny Christmas Trees…


I love those little pastel pearls…I just hot glued them in some spots that looked empty!


Yarn balls in all sizes are showing up all over my house these days…




Yep, yarn balls out the wazoo…you know my middle name is: Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone!

Have you finished your decorating?


Whatever you do today…remember my friends~

live cozy



  1. Your wreaths are beautiful. And your latest one is so warm and inviting! I’ll be back tomorrow to link up to the party :D Thank you for linking up to the first ever “Amaze Me Monday” blog party.
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..First ever Linky Party! Amaze Me Monday 1 =-.

  2. Julie Garmon says:

    Gotta e-mail you about something. I love what you’re saying!!

  3. Oh geez – I am in awe of you right now. Those wreaths are AMAZING!!! I love them so much – way to go!

  4. You have inspired me!!! I love your wreaths. And I am feeling the living cozy feeling. We have a little hunting cabin that I have furnished with my Granny’s furniture and it is all old and cozy and simple. I love it and it is not anything. But it is something to us. So I love your cozy attitude. It makes me want to make my home cozy. Thanks for your posts.

  5. So beautiful…I too – love your ” living cozy ” I really understand what you are saying..I’m there myself in a lot of ways!

  6. Love these! I sent your link to my sister to make one and she squealed she loved it so much! I love the trees with the pearls on them. I just posted my holiday decorating, hope you can stop by and check it out!
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Help- get the ladder! =-.

  7. So pretty, Robin! I love the one you did first {that you are using in your blog linky party button}. I love all the colors you did these in, too!

  8. I absolutely adore the yarn ball/ornament wreath. It is simply stunning!!

  9. I just love all the nubby, textured yarn! Feels totally cozy, Robin!
    .-= Jane Carter´s last blog ..Triggering Christmas Memories =-.

  10. Everything is so pretty. I bet your little grand daughter loves the snowmen. :) I just started my decorating yesterday. I collected some greenery and plan to start on a wreath in a little while. ;)

  11. These are lovely! Such inspiration and beautiful holiday decor! Great job here; I’m so glad I stumbled upon your post.

  12. Fantastic job carrying the colors throughout the space! What is it about a Ball jar that grabs our hearts?!?!?! Also, I took a look at your before and afters of the den and WOW! It is so much more light, airy, and cozy. Great job! A little paint goes a LONG way!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Pretty In Pink Christmas Tree =-.

  13. sherriinmemphis says:

    Love the lovely things you have made, really nice colors

  14. I love this yearn ball wreath! I am drawn to anything cozy (especially yarn, felt things) and I have seen your beautiful creations out in blogland and just had to peek in to see more! Love it! And living cozy…I could not say it better. We have been through some rough stuff this year and as I forget NOT all of God’s benefits I thank Him for our family, our home that I can create as a sanctuary for my family, and I am reminded of what is important. And those cozy, home feelings are what gives comfort. Such a sweet post.

  15. Loving those wreaths! Super cute!


  16. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here!

  17. I’m just loving your post today. The yarn balls are so cute and that they are everywhere in your home is making me laugh — I totally “get that”! LOL! Your cozy sentiments are hitting home and I thank you for the inspiration. xoxo
    .-= aimee´s last blog ..Meanwhile =-.

  18. I love, love, love all of your wreaths!!! You do beautiful work; so glad I discovered your blog!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Twas the Week Before Craft Show =-.

  19. Your holiday decorations are so beautiful, great blog, too!
    Peace, Judi

  20. All of those yarn balls look great. I like the new neutral one with the snowflakes. Thanks for linking.
    .-= Kim @ Cheap Chic Home´s last blog ..Fabric Fun Thursday No 25 =-.

  21. All so cozy! Love them!
    .-= Ellie´s last blog ..Oh Mackers! =-.

  22. Gorgeous!

    I love the colors that you used in the yarn ball and ornament design and I am also very fond of the wreath made from just yarn balls.

  23. I absolutely love your yarn ball wreaths! I also love them piled in that white basket – it looks so cozy!
    .-= Colleen @ Midwest Cottage´s last blog ..Ornament Trees =-.

  24. I know that I have looked at these several times and keep seeing you on link ups and just have to say that I love, love, love all of these things. The yarn ball wreaths are to die for and I have just got to get me one of those.
    .-= Judy@In His Grip´s last blog ..Its a Deer Christmas Tour =-.

  25. I have been planning on doing a gray and oatmeal colored yarn ball wreath and ornaments. Great minds think alike.

    These are GORGEOUS!!! I would love to have you add them to my PARTY.



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