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From My Closet Giveaway: Comfy!

Kate! You are the winner of this week’s giveaway.

THANK YOU!! To all kind lifers that entered, so many great responses!!


This week I’m giving away a comfy tank and very cozy sweatshirt from Vaute Couture. Their tank tops are a staple in my closet. You will love it!

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This sweatshirt is super super soft.

Salvador Kitti makes this coin purse. They are a family owned and operated company that features original artwork by founder Amy Pough Campos. A portion of all the proceeds is donated to wildlife conservation and animal rescue organizations. It is ideal for carrying your phone, a small camera, or spare change.

To enter this giveaway, leave me a comment below telling me how you like to cozying up and find comfort?

I will announce the winner on Friday, 1/22/16

With Love,




  • Lori

    We are always together as a family on Sundays–so I try to make either pizza or chili and this time of year–we watch our football teams in the afternoon or evening. We start our day in church and go to the earliest service, but once we are home–we are in and that is what makes us happy!

  • Carissa123

    I love to cozy up with my pups and a big mug of tea, add a book and I’m set for hours!

  • Rachel

    LOVE the sweatshirt!!! For me getting cozy is all about being in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot tea, my two puppies, husband, and kids, all of us cuddling and watching a movie together.

  • Kate Marlowe

    Love to cuddle up in leggings and a sweatshirt with my fur-babes on the couch. Read all day and veg out with some good food!

  • Katie Grafelman

    These look so comfy! My favorite way to cozy up is snuggle on the couch and read books with my kiddos

  • Colliemom

    When it’s really cold out, I have a hot mug of joe and put on a few extra layers of warm clothing, always ending with a nice sweatshirt! And of course, it never hurts to hug a loved one – human or non-human!

  • Yoga Sophisticate

    I like cozying up with my little dog, her blanket from Restoration Hardware, a divine book, and a glass of organic wine from Argentina. Oh yes, and finally, FINALLY, after reading The Kind Life soooo many times over the past few years, I donated my copy to allow someone else to receive the benefit of your kindness and beauty. xo

  • A Lamb

    Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. Yoga camp is keeping me warm even when I am surrounded by snow.

  • Jenny

    My definition of cozy comfort is taking a lazy afternoon nap on a weekend with my two boys, 7 and 11. It doesn’t happen much, but when it does there’s nothing cozier!

  • Kirsten Antony

    I love to cozy with my three dogs! These three little angels bring me comfort every day. They are pure love in furry little bodies.

  • Melissa F

    I love to be comfy and cozy under a blanket on the couch drinking hot chocolate or herbal tea. It’s extra cozy if my husband is there.

  • Kim Adsit

    That’s easy, I get cozy curling up in bed with all seven of my kitties and a good book. Sometimes it’s Netflix and I usually barely have any room lol but it’s the best!

  • Riya O’Connor

    A cup of tea while sitting on the couch in my sunroom watching the birds, comfy and perfect

  • Heather

    I love getting cozy in sweatshirts or flannel pjs. And eating kind soup!

  • Tammy

    I like to get in my comfy pajama pants, drink a cup of hot, organic herbal tea and snuggle my rescue doggy!

  • Lisa Welch-Sweeney

    I love to cozy up by putting on my flannel pajama bottoms, a snuggly sweatshirt, and fuzzy slippers. Then I plop myself in front of my pellet stove with a cup of hot orange cinnamon spice tea or vegan hot chocolate and read a good book-with my kitties snuggling with me! Heaven!

  • Denise Butkus

    I love a brisk winter day like today when I’m cozied up in my most comfortable loungewear and a cup of hot tea, reading all of my vegetarian magazines that I seem to never be able to get to because of life being so busy :)

  • Kristina

    Dear Alicia, such timely topic re cozying up since it is so brutally cold here in Chicago area now. What comforts me is to give myself some alone time sipping ginger green tea, humming along to a favorite melody, surrounded with paint and brushes … Painting rocks is so comforting for me. It satisfies my creative curiosity and allows me to distress. I love to find a rock, to hold it in my hand, to feel its shape and weight, and most of all to imagine the character I could give to this colorless object … Perhaps that is also one of the ways to show kindness…

  • D.Roc

    It’s -4 degrees in Chicago this morning. It was pretty cold all weekend. My favorite way to get cozy is to roast batches of veggies in my oven. I have lots of delicious veggies to eat throughout the week and the oven makes my apartment toasty. I love to snuggle with extra soft socks, my sweats, and a cozy blanket. Of course I take a blanket break and pull out my yoga mat to generate body heat. At the end of it all I have warm roasted veggies, a blanket and a hot cup of tea. I’m warm body and soul!

  • BethanyK

    I like to cozy up by getting under my heated blanket and reading a good book!

  • Mayra Moran

    es perfecto

  • BC

    I love to cozy up and get comfy with a big mug of hot yogi tea, usually the stress relief, some soothing essential oils in the diffuser, my favorite soft sweat pants, the gorgeous blanket my Nanny made, my love, and my pup! That or a hot bowl of chickpea noodle soup!

  • Marianne

    Love this sweatshirt! I always dress comfy with some sweatshirt and leggings/yoga pants. I find comfort listening to my music and reading on my kindle.

  • Annie Kellogg

    I cozy up most nights with a cup of hot tea and my cat at my side! :)

  • Shelly Brown

    I like to get Pogo,(my 20 year old rescue kitty), the love of my life, Gordon (my husband) all in bed, under the covers and watch drama films and/or tv. On a Sunday, we can sleep in, cuddle, nap and just relax. It’s my favorite way to get comfy and cozy. All my loves in one place. Happy MLK, Jr day!!!

  • Tiffany Norris

    Aaaah! Love that sweatshirt (background in radio)!
    Coffee is definitely my cozy comfort. :)

  • Pinto Fabiana

    It’s always cozying and comfortable to lay down in bed with my dogs all over me, they keep me warm and happy.

  • Lea

    I like cozying up with tea, Netflix, sweaters, fuzzy socks, and other warm things.

  • Linda O

    I like to snuggle up with my 18 month old. He still nurses frequently in between meals and that’s when I enjoy some cuddle time and warm tea. ♡

  • Christine Marissa Natalie

    Snuggle up in comfy attire. Warm, & a vanilla latte (vegan, of course ), a good book & my best friend my little mutt pup, this is a perfect day to me.

  • amber

    I like to get cozy by slipping on some house shoes, and snuggling on the couch with my cats and a hot cup of peppermint tea.

  • Catherine Roccaforte-Probasco

    I find comfort in spending quality time with my husband and our 20-year-old son. Right now, it’s very cold here in Illinois, so nothing beats hot, nutritious comfort foods for take-out dinners, just hanging out together in front of our TV in our warm, cozy condo. <3

  • Jess

    Turmeric Tea on the sofa with a big quilt my Husband’s Grandmother made for him. Everyone in our house finds that blanket especially comforting and we all race to be the first one to grab it on chilly evenings/lazy Sunday afternoons.

  • Leslie Du Fresne

    Hot cup of herbal tea, fuzzy socks and homemade vegan mac n cheez. Comfy yet? Oh yea.

  • Dina Banks

    i take warm shower right after our kids(1.5 and 3.5) fall asleep, then do quick beauty routine – spritz lavender bergamot mist from kora organics(they are cruelty free;) and apply their calmng cream immediatley after. these three things together really help me to relax before bed so i have more resful sleep and at the same time i find opportunity to take care of my skin and its nourishing on a very deep level. other things that relax me during busy days with kids – cup of hot tea, piece of dark chocolate, all natural roll on perfume made of essential oils, tickling my monkeys and giggling all together

  • Amanda

    I feel super cozy in a big sweatshirt and leggings with a cup of Aveda tea <3

  • Brielle S.

    I feel comfort when I prep food. It soothes my mind and makes me feel good; like I’m giving my insides a hug. This winter we found Azuki bean miso and this winter has never been cozier! We suddenly just had a HUGE temperature plummet, and it feels so good to eat the miso wrapped up in a blanket in bed!

  • Jessica Reynolds

    I love dolphins & this awesome giveaway! What a great idea to purge your closet and reuse old treasures. I like to find comfort by snuggling up with my 2 doggies and daughter on the couch!

  • Ann Martinez

    I live in Colorado so you would think that I’m always trying to find ways to be cozy, but I don’t have to try very hard. Because I’m pretty much always cozy when I have my cat Sylvester around. He’s just so comforting & no matter what kind of day I’m having if I hug him or just in his presence everything’s all good & cozy.

  • Laura

    I love having a spiced almond smoothie or some warm turmeric milk, some soft pajamas, and watching a movie on the couch and cuddling with my little guy! Best thing to do ever!

  • Jenny N

    I like to cozy up with my favorite blanket and a good book.

  • Jaimeanne McGrath

    I find the most comfort in being myself and curling up with a good book surrounded by family.

  • Jaimeanne McGrath

    I find the most comfort in being myself and curling up with a good book surrounded by my family.

  • Elizabeth Findlay

    I love to snuggle on the couch full of pillows and a super soft blanket with a good hot cup of tea, a book, and what ever are my favorite soft comfy clothes at the time. I also love it when my man snuggles under the blanket with me either watching a movie together or just sitting and talking.

  • jtlittlelong

    Hi Alicia. Love the coin purse. My fave animal! Well background story. There is a small plantation in the south that makes their own yarn from organic cotton. They grow their own cotton on their plantation. When harvesting they try to use old methods instead of new machines etc. Also they only hire people with disabilites to help. You can only but it locally. Anyway my grandma great made a lapghan from this yarn for me so when I need to cozy up and find comfort I snuggle up under it drink summer bouqet (its Russian) herbal tea and sometimes have a vegan brownie. I usually like to look at pictures of family members or a family book we had made of geneology that has birth and death records pictures marriage licenses etc.

  • Carrie

    I like to cozy up and find comfort by lighting candles and wrapping myself up in a soft blanket (preferably with my girlfriend by my side!).

  • Stephanie Hall

    My favorite way to cozy up is on the couch with my 2 rescue dogs on my lap and my other bigger rescue doggie at my feet ! I live in the desert so we try to make the most of our short winters with lots of cuddle time! A nice cup of organic tea is the perfect ending to a doggie cuddle day !

  • Brielle S.

    Prepping warm, cozy winter soups really helps me relax this winter. I feel as though I’m giving my insides a sweater and hug! This year I discovered Azuki Bean Miso and it is delicious. I love to eat this early in the morning cuddled up in a robe with some music on. I shared this recipe with my mother in law who is not a vegan and she loves it! That makes me feel the coziest! Sharing my love of kind eating with my family!

  • tracypow

    I like to get cozy experimenting with new soups! I will break out all my favorite beans and veggies and create soups that rival most restaurants. My latest is a vegan tortilla soup that my whole family loves! Nothing says comfort like a warm soup.

  • Amy Z.

    I love cozying up in an oversized sweater and fuzzy slippers, with a hot beverage on the couch – while watching re-runs of Friends!

  • Mia

    I like to put on my softest pants and curl up on the couch with my rescue cat and alternate between reading awesome books and watching tv. Always better with a mug of hot cider or ginger tea in hand!

  • Vern E & Rach E

    My family likes to be cozy with “PJ days.” We stay in our pajamas all day and just hang out together doing fun things like playing games, watching movies, and baking cookies to enjoy as a family.

  • Tiffany B

    I like to cozy up under a blanket in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot herbal tea.

  • Teresa

    The way I like to cozy up and find comfort is go to our local animal shelter and volunteer. Sounds weird but true. You can find comfort knowing you’re bringing joy to the animals you’re helping. Lots of places, weather permitting, will let you take the animal on a walk! Cozying up is being able to give the poor animals some love, if only temporarily. This is how we adopted our last dog. We took him for a walk and had to bring him home!!!!!

  • Stephanie S

    I find comfort in being at home, and I also enjoy my alone time. I love cozying up by taking a nice bath and then getting in bed with a good book.

  • Catie Bertges

    yoga pants and a hoodie, curled up with my dogs reading good books

  • Horksnort

    Spending time cozied up at home me on the couch with my fiancé, yummy snacks and a good movie is my fave. And a massage on his heated massage table isn’t bad either!

  • Nikki B

    After a hot bath, I like to sprawl out on the couch and watch a movie or read a book.

  • Kate Muss

    I work at an animal shelter and being Winter, it is cold where I live. Once I have made my way to work in the cold and this week, in the snow, I love getting to the shelter and cozying up in my office with my favorite kitten who is looking for his forever home. We snuggle together and it makes getting up in the dark and being out in the cold well worth it :-)

  • Chelsea

    I love cuddling up with my son on the couch watching cartoons. That is the best feeling in the world!

  • Jenna Cameron

    I like to relax by putting on my favorite sweats, cook my favorite Miso soup and watch reruns of Grey’s Anatomy next to the fire place. My body is always cold so I like to surround myself with warm things when I get cozy :)

  • Wen Budro

    Our Winters are long and cold- so, I love to cozy up under a warm blanket and watch a good movie. With popcorn and hot chocolate….gotta have the snacks.

  • Jennifer Albertsen Blonsley

    I love to cozy up in front of the fireplace with a warm almond milk.

  • Tina Knezevic

    I always find comfort by cooking a gourmet meal for my husband, tending to my Shangrila Pergola Garden then playing Scrabble with my hubby by a warm fire!

  • allison.bahr

    I lover a soft cozy blanket and a cup of hot coffee or apple cider. Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  • Courtney Wright

    With a good book , fluffy slippers and tea !

  • jessica eapen

    I put on a comedy movie and grab a bag of popcorn!

  • lshumack

    I throw on my oversized sweater and grab a blanket and hot chocolate!

  • Helen

    I love to get all cozy in my husband’s arms under a nice warm blanket

  • Megan C.

    I love getting in my PJ’s and snuggling up on the couch under a blanket. If going out I like wearing hoodies with the kangaroo pocket to be comfy.

  • Pam Halligan

    I love cozing up in my sofest fleece lounge pants and sweatshirt with a cup of hot chocolate and snuggling with my two lap dogs.

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  • Darlene Owen

    I like to cozy up by putting on my footed pjs and lay on my bed with my 3 black lab dogs and watch tv.

  • MelissaandKeith Miller

    I like to sit by the fireplace with a soft blanket and cup of hot chocolate

  • Rachael

    I like curling up in a warm blanket on the couch.

  • Jennifer Rayl

    For cozy time, hubby and I like to curl up with our cats in bed and read books together. If we’re not in a reading mood, we usually watch a movie with popcorn or we’ll play board games; sometimes even the cats “play” them too! 😀 lol

  • Colleen Busch

    I love to wrap up in a blanket and enjoy a mug of hot cocoa. chaselhoff at usa dot net

  • Meghan Berdelle

    I love hot tea, blankets and a good movie!

  • Kathleen Richardson

    I love cozying up in a pair of sweats or yoga pants, a fluffy throw blanket and a cup of hot tea!

  • lissa crane

    I love to cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and my Netflix on the couch! It’s my favorite part of winter!

  • Ashëly Morte

    I comfort myself by taking hot showers using all organic St Hil’s whipped sugar scrub (fair trade too!); I dry off and wrap up in my fluffy robe and situate myself on the couch with a million squishy pillows and a good book! 😀

  • kim thomas

    Comfort comes from the heart, treating yourself happily, yoga, healthy food, kindness, beautiful children, and three awesome foster dogs!!! Love your webpage!:)

  • Julie (julimi)

    I love cozying with up a cup of green tea and honey and a book!

  • Amanda Patterson

    I love to cozy up with a blanket in front of the tv and snuggle with my dog! To relax I love to do logic puzzles and sudoku!

  • Nadine Stacy

    To get cozy I get my chocolate, a good book and my fuzzy throw blanket and curl up in my oversized reading chair.

  • Mrs.Smith

    My comfort is my work. I spend my day as a Program Coordinator with Alzheimer’s/Dementia residents. My days start and end with 36 hugs. What more could I want??

  • Judith

    I make a big cup of tea and open a book

  • Angela saver

    I love to cozy up & find comfort in my recliner next to my fireplace with a great book or watching Netflix with my hubby!

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  • whittikere

    My satin slippers, candles burning and my favorite blanket!

  • Leela

    A blanket and hot cocoa.

  • karlaneese

    My favorite cozy tradition is early morning when I have the house to myself before work. I make a cup of coffee, get under my quilt made from my daughter’s school t-shirts and snuggle up to read blogs on my laptop with a pug on each side of me. It’s an awesome way to gentle into the day.

  • My Flower

    i love to snuggle with my dog

  • Donna

    I love getting hot chocolate and bundle up in my comfiest pajamas

  • Sara Cartmill

    I cozy up and find comfort with Netflix and a hot bev

  • Julie Rod.

    Curling up with my puppy!

  • teresa

    Hi Alicia. When will thebwinner be announced????

  • jen

    my husband, my kids, my dogs = love

  • Karen Smith

    Kissing my horses on their eyes after I feed them their evening hay. Then just leaning into them, my face buried in their thick, soft winter coats, as they gracefully hold my weight.