Cozy Hermit Collection
Here’s a collection of some of my favorite experiences and items that make me feel the most cozy. The products that I share here are ones that I use myself and absolutely love, and have the introverted, highly sensitive, witchy person in mind.
Cozy Hermit Collection
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Fresh & Fragrant Loose Leaf Tea
If you know me, you know that I’m obsessed with London Fog lattes. I make one every morning at home using Earl Grey Tea from Adagio Teas. I’ve been making these for several years and have been very pleased with my experience with this company, and with the quality of their teas. I first started out with the tea bags, but you can save so much money when buying loose leaf. So now that I have an awesome combination tea and coffee maker that makes brewing loose leaf tea a breeze, I get the 16oz bag and it lasts forever! If you’d like to order some tea, I can send you a free $5 gift certificate. You’ll just need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Adagio Teas in the subject line and let me know whether you’d like for me to send the gift certificate via email or text, and share your email or phone number in the body of the email. And, if you’d like to know how I make my super simple morning London Fog latte, you can visit my Cozy Hermit Musing where I share the recipe.
A Cozy Phone Company?
I know that listing a phone company here may seem pretty weird, but I have had the coziest of experiences with Mint Mobile. I was a Verizon customer for over 20 years and service kept getting worse, prices kept going up, customer service became horrific, and more hidden fees kept creeping in. When I first heard about Mint Mobile I thought it was too good to be true. My plan with Verizon that was $50/month was only $15/month with Mint – so you can understand my hesitation. I went for the switch and have never looked back. The Mint Mobile app is extremely aesthetically pleasing, which my HSP self loves. I also have much better service all around. In my opinion, saving money and working with companies that are low stress is about a cozy as you can get. That’s why I highly recommend Mint Mobile. You can get a $15 credit with this link.
Latte + Superfood = Yum
In addition to my morning London Fog Lattes, I enjoy mixing up some Clevr Blends for an afternoon pick me up or for a nighttime relaxer. Clevr’s SuperLattes are described as cafe style oatmilk lattes, upgraded with brain-boosting, mood-lifting, mind-clearing medicinals. I currently have the Coffee and Chai blends for my afternoon lattes, and I have the Sleeptime blend for when I need a more restful sleep near the full moon. All you do is add water and blend with a frother. These lattes are so good, and good for you. You can get $20 off your first order with this link.
Feeding The Birds
I love my little bird friends, and have always enjoyed filling up my backyard feeder. I didn’t know that it could get any better until my husband bought me a wooden mirrored windowsill bird feeder for Christmas one year. It’s a feeder that you put in your window and it curves inside your house. Now I look forward to getting up each morning, making my London Fog latte, refilling my bird feeder, and watching all the various birds visit the feeder (inside my house!), while I sip on my tea. It doesn’t get much cozier than that. And the fact that the feeder is mirrored means that I can get right up to the edge and stick my face a couple of inches away from the birds and they can’t see me! They would be mortified if they knew what was going on (haha), but it brings me so much joy. The exact model of the bird feeder that I have has been sold out for a long time, and I’ve had a hard time locating a similar one, so I don’t have a link to share with you. But I encourage you to see if you can find one, because they are so worth it!
The Most Dreamy Sheets
Let me tell you, if you haven’t tried Eucalyptus sheets, you’ve been missing out! They are like magic. I don’t understand how it works, but when I sleep in these sheets I feel both warm and cozy while being cool and comfortable at the same time. And it’s an added bonus that they feel like butter. The sheets I’m talking about are by Sijo and are officially called “AiryWeight Cooling Eucalyptus TENCEL™ Lyocell Sheet Set.” They are described as being “both airy and weighted, keeping you warm and cozy without getting hot and sweaty.” And I can attest that these sheets help to regulate your body temperature, whether you’re a hot or cold sleeper. These sheets are both smart and sustainable with the following features – breathable, moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, vegan, eco-friendly, and sustainable. I’ve had my sheets for over a year and have been pleased with their performance (in keeping this hot sleeper cool) and quality. If you’d like to get you some of these amazing sheets, you can get 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping by using my referral link.
My Favorite Quick-Drying, Anti-Sand Beach Towel
Being a Highly Sensitive Person can entail having sensory stuff to deal with. I’m someone who doesn’t always love the beach for many reasons. First, I don’t like being in the sun because sunburns are not fun. I also don’t like being hot, so I tend to hermit indoors in the air conditioning if it’s above 75 degrees outside. But one of the things that gets me at the beach is the sand. I don’t like having sand on my skin, or on my beach towel. A few years ago I purchased a Sand Cloud beach towel, known for their anti-sand properties, and I have been hooked ever since. This towel really lives up to all the hype. Sand does not stick to this thing. I first got a regular size towel, and then opted for the XL size. When I get to the beach I lay down the XL towel and have plenty of room to lounge around sand-free. I then use the regular size towel for drying off, and for a pillow. Another great feature of this towel is that it dries super fast. And the more I wash these towels, the softer they get. So, this is a towel that I have used for years and can confidently recommend. If you’d like to get your own Sand Cloud towel, you can do so here (and get a sweet $15 off).
Sweet Little Hummingbirds
I love feeding the hummingbirds when they are in my area. And it’s super important that they get good nectar. Much of the store-bought stuff is harmful to them and contains unnecessary dyes. This is why I recommend making your own nectar. It’s super easy. I just combine 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup of granular sugar (don’t use anything other than plain ole white sugar). If you just want to mix the water and sugar together and let it sit, it will eventually dissolve, and you can speed up the process by adding hot water from the tap. Once the nectar is room temperature, add it to your feeder. I like using a glass feeder because it is easy to clean. And this model here has an ant moat to keep the ants away from your feeder. I also recommend that you change out the nectar and thoroughly clean the feeder 1-2 times per week so that it doesn’t get moldy. If you want to feed the hummingbirds, do it the right way so these sweet little birds don’t get sick. And I have designed a funny double entendre shirt about loving hummers (haha) and you can get the t-shirt here and the sweatshirt here.
More Coziness to Come Soon...
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