Although I love going out to the movies (it’s one of my favorite things to do), I also enjoy sitting at home and reading a book or watching a movie with my family. Especially in the fall. Something about that time of year makes you want to slow down.
I don’t know if it’s the cool air, or the evening getting darker earlier, I just feel like jumping into my pajamas earlier, curling up with a cozy blanket and some hot apple cider. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? It’s also the perfect time of year to practice a little self-care, or just spend some time with your family.
If this pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is more important than spending time doing the things you love to do and spending precious time with the ones you love. Sometimes, that’s just as simple as watching a movie or TV show together. Some of my favorite memories from childhood are just simply being on the couch with my mom or dad and watching a movie or TV together. I can say the same now with my own family.
Even though my kids are adults now, we still like to gather together in the living room and put on a movie, watch a game, or show. Sometimes we pop popcorn, grab some ice cream or “gasp” eat supper right in front of the TV! Does anyone really use their dining table for more than collecting mail?
But sometimes, I love having the living room or even my bedroom all to myself. I can watch what I want to watch. I can snack on what I want to snack on. Nobody to bother me. I can just relax. Sometimes I make it through whatever I’m watching and sometimes, I’ll put on something I’ve seen hundreds of times so that if I fall asleep it won’t matter. As moms, we need time for both. We need to be able to have fun spending time with the family and we need time for ourselves.
I’ve rounded up some really great items to help you have a cozy night in either with your family, friends, or just yourself. They even make great gift ideas and they’re super affordable.
Cozy Throw Blankets from Target
I love these throw blankets. I actually just bought the gold one and I’m in love with it. It’s so soft and not heavy so you won’t get too hot. It’s perfect for snuggling in. I also bought one for my son’s girlfriend for Christmas last year and she told me she loves it, too.
Family-Sized Enamel Popcorn Bowl
I found this pretty popcorn bowl on Amazon. It’s enamel and family size and holds 80oz of popcorn!
Aveeno face mask for some self-care time
As long as you’re relaxing, why not take some time to pamper yourself? This is my favorite mask. It’s so soothing and calms down irritated skin. Perfect for when the air starts to get crisp.
6qt SmartStore Stirring Popcorn Maker
Isn’t this a cute popcorn popper? It’s the Dash 6qt SmartStore Stirring Popcorn Maker at Target. It stirs the popcorn which makes sure every kernel gets popped and doesn’t burn. It also pops up to 24 cups of popcorn.
A Family-Friendly Movie
If you haven’t seen this movie, you should. It’s awesome! It’s perfect when you want something family-friendly or you just want to laugh. We loved it so much, we saw it twice! And my daughter, Becca just bought it.
Fall Candles from Target
Who doesn’t love a new fall candle? These two smell amazing! I have Cozy Nights in my living room right now. It’s one of my favorites. It actually makes a crackling sound when it’s burning and the scent is delicate. The other one is Apple Cider Doughnut and it actually smells like one! It smells so yummy and makes me a little hungry.
Use these items to create a perfect cozy night at home by yourself, with the whole family, or friends. They also make great gift ideas for anyone. Now I just want to curl up under a blanket, light a candle, throw on a face mask, eat popcorn and watch a movie!
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