14 Ways To Make Your Room A Comfy, Cozy Safe Haven

14 Ways To Make Your Room A Comfy, Cozy Safe Haven

Blankets, and pillows, and candles, oh my!
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It's the holiday season, which means the urge to make our rooms as inviting and warm as possible has finally arrived. It's always fueled by lazy-day Pinterest searches and chilly fall mornings. These twelve essentials are key factors to giving your space a comfy, cozy vibe!

1. Candles

There's nothing better than the warm glow of a candle in a dreary room. They even make electronic candles for those who want the ambiance but can't have open-flames in a dorm!

2. Essential Oil Diffuser

These are also a great candle alternative! Diffusers are a natural approach to making your room smell inviting! Scents like geranium, lemon, peppermint, and lotus flower can be added to the water, creating a scented vapor that brews all day!

3. Rugs

Stepping on a cold floor has to be one of the most uncomfortable feelings on a chilly day. Rugs give your toes a break as well as adding style and dimension to your room.

4. Plush Blankets

The #1 key to acquiring the coziest room of all is lots and lots of blankets! Wool blankets, microfiber plush blankets, crochet blankets...I need them all!

5. Wall Tapestry

If your walls feel harsh and bare, add a creative tapestry! They come in loads of size and patterns to fit your specific style.

6. Salt Lamp

Himalayan salt lamps have great health benefits because they purify and neutralize the air on the ionic level. Plus, they look pretty cool as a raw focal point.

7. String Lights

The warmth of these lights gives your room a radiant glow without needing sterile overhead room lighting.

8. Plants

Plants can help purify the air as well as adding greenery to your space. Good houseplants include succulents, cacti, spider plants, and ivy.

9. Pillows

Pillows in the bedroom, throw pillows in the living room, pillows everywhere! Pillows add warmth and comfort to your space. They act as a decor piece, making your room more lively as well.

10. Crystals

Crystals have the power to brighten and soften the energy in your space. Clusters of similar crystals in different parts of your living space can promote feelings like tranquility, positivity, and harmony. The best crystals for making a space cozy include rose quartz, calcite, and selenite.

11. Soft Furnishings

Regardless if it's a woven dreamcatcher or lots pictures and knickknacks on a coffee table, little personal details help to really make the room your own.

12. Slippers

It's almost a requirement to own a good pair of slippers in the winter. Between cold floors, achy feet, and moving around the dorm from friend to friend— it's definitely a necessity.

13. Heating Pad

Sometimes turning up the heat isn't an option. Heating pads are great for watching tv, sitting in bed, or just doing your homework on a blustery day!

14. Warm Beverages

Rev up that Keurig, it's time for coffee! Hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream works too!

Cover Image Credit: @thereallilycooper on Instagram

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Kristin Chenoweth's Wicked Great Jewelry Collection From HSN

We all know Kristin Chenoweth as the 4'11 blonde who can sing like no other, but did you know she had a WICKED jewelry line too?
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As some of you may know, I adore Kristin Chenoweth. I also adore jewelry. Now imagine that Kristin Chenoweth has a jewelry collection on HSN. Well, SHE DOES! Recently she was on HSN showing off her stunning, gorgeous, elegant jewelry. I saw a bracelet that I just had to get! It was the "Broken Arrow" bracelet. Since I live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, I had to get it! By the way, this 4'11 powerhouse diva is from Broken Arrow, as well!

"Broken Arrow" Bracelet

.28 ctw Sterling Silver

Only $49.95, or 4 flex payments of $12.49, on HSN.

Kristin's whole collection is so cute! You can get the pieces in silver or gold, which I love because you get a variety! I really enjoy how each piece has a story behind it. For example, back in December, I got a bangle from her collection. The bangle is called "Music Heals." Since I am very dedicated in the music world, this was also a must-have. The message behind this piece is amazing. Music really does heal and every time I wear the bracelet, I am reminded that and also reminded why I do what I do.

"Music Heals" Clef & Note Bangle

.31 ctw in Sterling Silver or Gold-Plated Sterling Silver

Only $78.00, or 4 payments of $19.50, on HSN.

Her collection ranges from bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces. These pieces make perfect gifts for your family, friends, or even yourself. They are delicate, shiny, and also very easy to wear with casual or fancy clothes. Oh, and if you are a hashtag lover like Kristin, then I recommend you to check out her hashtag necklace or ring because it is #toocute. Anyway, after I bought the bracelet, I decided to call back and try to get an on air call to talk to Kristin and tell her I bought a piece of jewelry! Within at least five minutes or so I was put through and got to chat with her!! I told her that I was apart of her Broadway Bootcamp this summer, and she remembered me! It was so much fun getting to chat with her about her jewelry and about this summer with her. Next thing I know, I won the birthday giveaway HSN was doing for their 39th anniversary. I won a gorgeous, stunning necklace from her collection. The name of the necklace is "Stay the Course."


"Stay The Course" Y-Drop Necklace

1.25 ctw in Sterling Silver or Gold-Plated Sterling Silver

Only $59.95, or 4 payments of $14.99, on HSN.



I can't say thank you enough to Kristin and HSN for picking me as their winner! I was so thrilled to just talk to her again and winning the necklace really topped it off. If you love jewelry like me, I highly recommend buying some from Kristin's collection. You won't regret it at all! I promise you! The prices are very reasonable and affordable. I hope you decide to get some jewelry from her collection, which you can find here at the Home Shopping Network.

Cover Image Credit: HSN

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Never let your pant size define you again

Retailers do not tell you when they have made size changes.

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Facebook is one of my favorite pastimes seeing as you never truly know what you're going to stumble upon when you begin scrolling through your feed.

You are promised to get a handful of political arguments and blurbs about how Trump is ruining America, the occasional cute puppy video, and a series of clips of seemingly delicious cooking videos that make everything seem easier to cook than they realistically are.

However, the other day, my normal scroll through my feed of family and friends sharing their photos and ideas was interrupted by something that spoke to me — and I'm sure millions of other girls that came across it. A woman by the name of Cheyenne Storm Spence posted these photos below. Her message attached to these photos reads: "I feel like I need to point this out cause I am just blown away. All three pairs of shorts you see I bought from American Eagle.

The beige ones 5 years ago. The blue ones 2 years ago, and the burgundy just a week ago. Believe it or not, the beige shorts are a size 0. Although they look bigger than the rest. The blue ones are also a size zero.

However, the burgundy ones that I just got last week are a size four. Size has never really mattered to me, I truly believed I had grown four sizes in two years, I was okay with that, but I can only imagine how this affects others. No, the size of your pants does not define you but companies like these have changed their sizes this much in just a couple of years. My hope is that people become aware and do not let the "size of their pants effect them.

Ladies, understand that the sizes have gotten smaller over the years, and for some people, this is a relief, as they needed the sizes to change to fit them. Just please don't be alarmed if you suddenly "moved up four sizes."

Now you can imagine what most girls are thinking when they read this... "oh, thank God!" I know I did.

However, this just draws our attention to a bigger issue. No one from any of these companies that play this game has made it public. That makes me physically sick. There are girls out there who truly go home devastated after having to move a size or two up, and the fact that these changes made to sizing haven't been made public up until this point is appalling. That is why I have chosen to share this not only on Facebook but on other platforms.

No girl should ever feel ashamed of their change in size. We are stuck in this era where everyone is promoting self-love and body positivity; but how are we supposed to do any of that when retailers around the world are doing everything in their power to prevent it? My hope goes hand in hand with Ms. Spence — that girls do see this and become aware of it.

This knowledge can change so many things if we let it be heard. Take it from a girl who thought she went from a size 6 to a size 10 in 4 months, we all deserve better. I'm not saying boycott American Eagle or any other retailer for that matter.

However, I truly believe promoting this awareness is crucial to the mental health of millions of girls out there.

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