Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Write or Die Wednesdays: Warm and Cozy

Welcome to Write or Die Wednesdays: A Writer's Link-Up! We are Vashelle and Mia inviting you to partake in some creative writing with us each week.


What we do:

Each Wednesday we will supply a writing prompt for you to run with. But don't run too far away! We want to see what kind of masterpieces you wordsmiths are creating! Some days the prompt will be a single word. Other days it might be an image. We will pose questions and ponder quotes, post videos of ourselves reading interesting or profound book excerpts or improvising until a genius prompt reveals itself to us. The possibilities are endless!

Why we do it:

We love to write, and if you've found yourself bloggin', you probably do too. All of us experience creative dry spells every now and again. We hope that in some way, inspiration will knock on our doors and pay us a visit. This link-up was created as way to say "knock-knock."

How we do it:

Take our prompt and have your way with it! Be as creative and outside the box as you can be. Link up your post using the "add link" at the bottom of this post, check back throughout the week and comment on at least two other bloggers' posts. Don't forget to follow your hosts, Vashelle and Mia, and link back to us too!

What makes this link-up unique:

We will always try to supply prompts that anyone can work with, as they will not be geared toward a specific group of people (crafters, moms, fashionistas, red-headed unicyclists...). But if you feel, for whatever reason, that a prompt does not apply to you or your life, write in 3rd person and pretend it does! This link up is meant to exercise your creativity.

What's in it for you:

More blogging connections (find your writing tribe!), more inspiration and ideas, more post output, and a chance to win 1 million dollars! Not really. You can, however, be our "Weekly Write or Die Featured Writer" if your post made us want to go streaking in Target.

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Write or Die Wednesdays

This week the prompt is a word: Cozy. Have fun and happy writing!

Fall has arrived. This is the best time of the year. Crisp, cool weather in the mornings and the evenings. Colorful leaves on the trees. Pumpkins on every porch. Halloween is almost here, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It's heaven!

One of my favorite things to do during this time of year is to turn off the heat in the house and hubs and the boys and I will all gather together in the living room. Hubs will get a fire going in the fireplace and then we'll all pile on the couch under a mountain of blankets and snuggle. We'll watch a movie and eat popcorn and laugh together. Even the dog gets in on the action and tries to be a lap dog even though he's the size of a pony. None of us want to get up because it's cozy and warm, so we stay huddled together for hours. It's a giant love-fest.

Later, after the kids are in bed, hubs will put more logs on the fire and we'll just sit together. Most of the time, we don't even talk. We'll sit in a comfortable silence, staring at the fire, mesmerized, drinking hot cocoa.

I can't even put into words how happy it makes me. It's rare that we all get to spend that kind of quality time together, and when it happens, it just melts my heart. I was always the girl growing up who said she didn't want to get married or have kids. And I ended up marrying my high school sweetheart and finding out we were pregnant with our first child 4 months later. It's funny how life turns out. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

What makes you feel warm and cozy? 


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  1. What a fun prompt! I love your post! Something kindof on my dream list for a house is a fireplace! I wish we could buy right now because there are some on the market that have the perfect fireplace, complete with cool Aztec design on the outside! But, the right time will come! Something about a fireplace that just says "cozy" all over! So calm and soothing! I'd take a cup of tea with that :)

  2. Aghh! I love everything you said. I was feeling all cozy just reading it :)

    I love how you mentioned Halloween and Thanksgiving. It's like a switch is turned on on October 1st for me. I know the next three months are going to be filled with a bunch of wonderful things between Halloween, Thanksgiving, our anniversary, and Christmas/New Years: food, decorations, sweets, gatherings, gifts, etc.

    I'm excited just thinking about it.

  3. That is so sweet Mia! Sounds pretty much perfect if you ask me!
    And what is it about this time of year, the holidays can be so stressful but there is so much of it that is comforting. Fall is my favorite for that reason!

  4. I want to go streaking through Target right now! I'm so excited to find this link-up! I'm so in, man. So in. Writing my post now.

  5. Fall is probably the beginning of "cozy season" for me lol. Everything about it screams warm, fuzzy, comfortable.


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