December 4, 2013
The last time I was in London was shortly after the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton and I was very lucky to get to tour the Palace, see the duchess's wedding gown on display, her tiara and jewelry, as well as a replica of their wedding cake.
It was such a hugely special day -- and though I suspected it, there was a little baby Cozy on board for that trip as well :) Baby's been to the Palace!
We weren't allowed to take photos, but below is the vibrant interior -- and on the beautiful day we toured, they had thrown all of the floor to ceiling windows open and there was a perfect breeze wafting through...it was magic.
The cake was beautiful (and in a similar style to my own!) and the diamonds...well...
Afterward, we filed out to the grounds and were surprised at how vast they were in the middle of the city...so green and manicured and the skies were so blue. The architectural detail on the Palace was fascinating to this British Architecture 101 circa 1995 student ;)
So what does one do on the Palace grounds? One meanders .. and meander for ages we did!
...oh what's this, a shop? HOLD ME BACK!
And back to nature.
And back around again...but not without a quick stroll through St. James Park.
Both of us had a baby on board, only one of us knew it, but nevertheless we both had a waddle to the nearest bench for a sit and natter over what we had just seen!!
Off I go again (tomorrow!) for a Christmastime visit to spend time with my dear friend and her family while Mr. Cozy battens down the hatches (and hair bows) back here at Cozy Home.
Yes, I know.
He IS that fantastic (it was even his original idea :)
December 3, 2013
The girls donned their cute red & white holiday jackets and shiny red shoes (Lola would be on board!) and we lolled around the lot looking for the perfect tree & giggling at these wee ones -- the Christmas tree equivalent to Baby Cozy!
And when we got home Miss Cozy decorated the entire tree! (Lights by Mr. Cozy!) She told me afterward, "Mommy, now I know how you feel when you say your back hurts!" She could sit for hours under this tree... ;)
A wonderful start to the best season of the year...
December 1, 2013
For my birthday, a very special gift arrived from Mr. Cozy ... a long-coveted wooden advent calendar sent from Fortnum & Mason in London.
Behind each little door is the finest traditional English candy, including December 1st's magic beans! Miss Cozy is enchanted as is her mamma... :)
November 28, 2013
November 18, 2013
For my little turkey ... these sweet Gymboree and smocking rompers from This and That Kids. Be warned, there is nowhere you can take a baby dressed in turkeys where you won't be stopped by kindly admirers :)
We had these pretty rompers in both the pilgrim and turkey smocking (shown as dresses below):
But the most fun was coordinating them for Thanksgiving, each with red patent leather mary janes & a red headband -- Baby Cozy also wore her beautiful Janie and Jack dress for her 18-month portraits...
Topped with these adorable fleece turkey coats from Bonnie Jean!! :) (Kohl's)
November 15, 2013
A photo collection of the decorations Miss Cozy & I arranged for this Thanksgiving...you may have caught a sneak peek from my Cozy Home Instagram feed!
...and some very cute cupcake toppers on our chocolate buttercream cupcakes shared with friends...
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving snack!!
And a collection of Fall pretties...