Monday, December 5, 2022

Cozy & Rych

I have something to share, and a bit of a story to tell.

Last week at this time, what I'm about to tell you wasn't even on my radar. I was in "Christmas is coming" mode with a side of therapy and upcoming scary things that I avoided thinking about. (Still kinda doing that last part, but it is what it is.)

One morning, Matt and I were up early, having our coffee by the tree and I floated an idea by him. It was something I'd been thinking of doing for a few months, and hesitating to pursue because I'd done similar things in the past and found it to be a huge pain in the tush. He liked the idea, though, so I started to consider it.

A few hours later he came to me and said, "Why don't we do it together? We always have these separate ideas and then take it all on ourselves, but maybe we could do a really good job if we do it together."

Instant motivation. I spent the entire day doing research.

The next morning, our dog woke us up at 4:30am. It sucks when that happens (sometimes it's a cat), but with all this new information swimming around in my head, I proposed that we pour our coffee and make some plans. We spent the next two and a half hours answering every question that needed answering, and had an entire business plan before the kids were even up to get ready for school.

(Two ADHD brains equals 10 neurotypical brains when approached with a puzzle. I'm a hot mess, let me have this.)

I hyperfixated the heck out of our idea for the next few days, spending countless hours on my laptop to get all of the little nitty gritty details ironed out...and today, I'm so excited to share it with you.

Introducing.....


Cozy and Rych shop name in a minimalist green wreath


A family-run online shop that focuses on cozy, hygge-inspired apparel, accessories, and décor with a hint of hometown Buffalo, NY pride.

Okay, first, if you don't know what hygge is, here you go: Hygge on Wikipedia

We're basically focusing on selling items that make you cozy, comfy, and give you all those warm fuzzy feels. I personally like the idea of hanging out in that vibe, even when I'm working hard on making the shop a success.

To get started, we have a shop-wide grand opening sale going on now! Everything is 10% off for the rest of 2022! However, because we are brand-brand-brand new (as in, have yet to make our first sale lol) I want to share an extra offer in the hopes you'll do us a solid and leave us a review? It would mean the world to us and help us get up and running!!

You can click the link above, or use code EARLYSHOPPER to get 20% off this week only. We may do it again very soon, but I set it up this way because December 10th is our supplier's last-chance order date to attempt to get your items before Christmas. We can't promise it will make it in time, but that's your best shot at having it in your hands on Christmas morning. :)

So, what do we have? 

Well, we started pretty simple but solid. There's hoodies, crewnecks/sweatshirts, a couple tees, mugs, journals, and a little bit more. We plan to branch out with more items basically constantly, so to keep up with our new items follow us on Instagram and like our page on Facebook! They'll both be churning out the goods starting this week!

While our items are all under the cozy, cuddly, comfy, self-care realm, our designs cover a range of interests. There's lots there to celebrate rest and hygge, but there's also lots of Buffalo area items for the locals!

Here's a few of my personal favs....


Subtle Forest Hoodie - military green hoodie with small, subtle grey every green trees
Secret Forest Hoodie


Josh Allen's Imaginary Girlfriend sweatshirt - grey crewneck with black text
Josh Allen's (imaginary) Girlfriend Sweatshirt
(this one has a black 17 on the back, too!)


Birch Forest Mug - white birch trees with a small red cardinal on a white mug
Birch Forest Mug


Touchdown Tee - grey short sleeve tee with allen and diggs numbers
Bills Touchtown Tee
(we have this design on other items, too!)

Gorgeous Girls Drink Coffee Mug - white mug with pink handle and grey text
Gorgeous Girls Drink Coffee Mug


Hygge Minimalist Sweatshirt - navy crewneck with simple white script
Hygge Minimalist Sweatshirt



That is just a little sampling, and the hope is to have new items every few days!

Let me know what your favorite pieces are - it helps me narrow down what designs and items to focus on! And remember, use the code EARLYSHOPPER to get 20% off through Saturday! It's my little thank you for giving us a shot and leaving us a review! xo

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Want my Thanksgiving Shopping List?

 

Since 2004, Thanksgiving has kind of been "my" holiday. Matt and I moved away from home that year, and we had family come visit us (my MIL even traveled on a plane with a pie in her lap) and our family basically taught little baby us how to host a Thanksgiving dinner. I picked up so many pointers and family recipes from both sides of our families, and ever since, I've loved waking up early to do some online shopping before getting my stuffing going with the Macy's parade on in the background. 

I freaking love Thanksgiving.

We're obviously only a week away, and I personally start buying certain shelf-stable ingredients a bit at a time in October. I get a little bit more every week so that my week of Thanksgiving bill isn't outrageous. That said, this might be a bit late, but I'm sharing it anyway just in case someone can use it!

Thanksgiving Shopping List (free printable) | www.jennrych.com

It's a PDF that you can save and print, with a bit of room for your personal extras. I organized it in the timing I usually shop for these ingredients, but keep in mind that the 4-5 weeks before is the longest list and I spend several weeks buying all of that - I don't do it all at once.

Before I share, here's a few notes, and the menu this is based on:

turkey
stuffing
gravy
mashed potatoes
green bean casserole
squash
candied sweet potatoes
cranberry sauce (canned & homemade)

cream cheese celery

chocolate peanut butter pie
pumpkin pie


Everyone's menu is different, of course, so only grab this if it's close enough to yours to be useful! Also - I sometimes make rolls myself, sometimes buy them frozen, and sometimes skip them all together, so I didn't add anything to the list since I wing it every year. We also might have some other family members bring salad, corn, or broccoli, and there are usually other desserts as well. This is just based on the tried-and-true basics.

I also didn't mention anything about drinks on this list since everyone is different, so you may want to add in a chardonnay or prosecco, maybe a sparkling juice for the kiddos. Pumpkin ale? Seltzer? Whatever tickles your fancy.

Grab the list HERE!

I'm signing off for the holiday, so I hope you have a wonderful, beautiful, lovely Thanksgiving! xo

Monday, November 14, 2022

New Holiday '22 Books I'm Pumped to Read

 

I know we still have Thanksgiving ahead of us, but I rest firmly on team Thanksgivingmas. I believe in an awesome blending of these holidays into a celebratory season of coziness and beauty and you won't change my mind!

There's a lot going on at my house (we're getting new windows today, and I'm hoping to paint some trim through the week once they're finished), but the tree goes up this coming weekend so I'm ready to talk about Christmas books. If you're not, it's cool - pin this and come back to it later!

Every year I feel like I've read through all the juicy Christmas stories and still want more, and I have to say - this year these authors delivered! There are so many! Will I have time for all of these? Nope. Maybe if I had nothing better to do (I wish!) but I'm going to take down as many as I can and save the rest for next year. Check them out!


Collage of upcoming holiday books

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Just Like Magic book cover, pink background with gold writing and couple ice skatingJust Like Magic by Sarah Hogle

This book sounds so adorable! A socialite named Bettie has lost the means to fund her luxurious lifestyle and is hiding out in Colorado for the holidays. Somehow, after a bit too much to drink, she plays a Christmas record backwards, and it casts a spell that brings her a hunky man-spirit that is perfect for playing the role of her fake fiancé. I mean...how ridiculously perfect is that? I want to read this right now!!! It sounds like there's some obvious lesson-learning that goes down (a la A Christmas Carol), as well as the logistics of hanging onto a spirit that you've been developing feelings for, all with a Christmas vibe and I am so here for it!




All I Want for Christmas book cover, teal background with couple sitting in chairs under twinkle lights overlooking a city skyline

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

This one is straight out of a Hallmark movie - like, I swear I've seen this before and I don't even care because I will never tire of the same story if you dress it up Hallmark-style. Two contestants on a singing competition show cannot stand each other, but somehow have an on-stage chemistry while performing that fans cannot get enough of. The show wants them to not only continue performing together, but to sell it to the audience that they are together. Oh yes, fake dating celebrities? At Christmas time!? Swoon. All in. (PS - I read Maggie Knox's holiday book last year and adored it, so I expect to love this one just the same!)




Meet Me Under the Mistletoe book cover, navy blue background featuring a couple sitting on a brick wall with hedges and small buildings behind them

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss

Wow - this one has a secondhand bookshop, a freaking castle, and a main character named...wait for it... Elinor Noel. There's not a whole lot of holiday-Christmas mentions in the synopsis, but I dunno... there's snow on the cover and mistletoe above their heads, so I'm holding out hope. Our festively named MC attends a reunion with friends from her old private school, she's confronted with an enemy from her past. This is an enemies to lovers story, and sounds like a bit of a grumpy-sunshine mashup, too - so you can probably guess where this goes. I'm excited to find out!




You're a Mean one, Matthew Prince book cover, lime green background with two men in winter hats and a snowman

You're a Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky

Oh my gosh. I'm pretty sure this book takes the grinch, sticks it in a Hallmark movie, adds a queer romance, and sprinkles holiday spirit all over it. This sounds like so much fun, I'm obsessed! First we have a spoiled rich kid that gets sent away for the holidays to a small town where his grandparents live. Some of the locals seem as unenthused by him as he is of their town. That is, until he gets roped into pulling together their charity gala. (I mean, how much more Hallmark movie could it get??) I'm pretty sure the holiday cheer of this town slowly melts his unfeeling heart - because of course it does. This is such a fun premise, I can't wait to check it out!



Once Upon a December book cover, pink background with a little bakery stand and a couple standing in front of it looking at each other

Once Upon a December by Amy E Reichert

I don't know if I'm fully picking up on the premise of this one, but it sounds like Astra is nursing her divorce grief at an annual holiday fair and runs into a hunky guy who only lives his life in Decembers? Like, actually literally, in the sense that time keeps shifting him from one December to the next with nothing in between. (I think?) So there's some clear Hallmark movie level elements with a Christmas fair and a growing romance after heartache, but with some sort of magic element as well. I'm always down for the magical elements in stories, especially Christmas stories because of the holiday's inherent magical nature. Sounds like fun!




There's Something About Merry book cover, hot pink background with girl in boots and sweater drinking coffee with a dog at her feet and guy carrying a christmas tree over his shoulder

There's Something About Merry by Codi Hall

I saw the word sexy in the description of this one so I'm going to take a guess at this one being the steamy-spicy one of the pile. This story takes place on a Christmas tree farm in a town called Mistletoe, and there's an internet romance with an in person blind date situation with crossover between the two so basically yes please, put it on my list. This sounds super indulgent and rom-commy in the best Christmasy way.





Holiday Romance book cover, red background with an airplane leaving a heartshaped trail and a man and woman with luggage who appear to be running

Holiday Romance by Catherine Walsh

Ah, okay, this has one of my favorite tropes - friends to lovers. Molly and Andrew are long standing friends with a decade long tradition of traveling to Ireland for the holidays. This year, a snow storm has them stuck in America, but Molly wants her very Christmas - minded best friend to get what he wants most and make it to Ireland despite the weather. She comes up with a plan to get them there, which of course has its hurdles. This sounds like a really fun adventure with travel hijinks, holiday vibes, and best friends finally considering the possibility that they could be something more to each other. This sounds like so much fun, I can't wait to read it!




So This is Christmas book cover, snowy mountain background with a couple in ski gear kissing in the foreground

So This is Christmas by Jenny Holiday

This one is actually the third in a series. I've read the first one (and found it super cute), but I didn't read the second one. I'm not sure how imperative it is that I read that before I get to this one? But this story, obviously centered around the holidays, is another royally-inspired book. I am a sucker for this trope - the average girl falling for the prince (or you know, any sort of normie-royalty pairing). This book in the series actually focuses on the King's advisor rather than an actual member of royalty, and an American management consultant that was brought into help get the King's affairs in order. The story takes place in the kingdom of Eldovia, and the pair are tasked with making it shine for the holidays while trying not to fall in love in the process. Sounds perfect to me!



The Christmas Clash book cover, aqua background accented with little star shapes and twinkle lights with a couple standing back to back, the boy resting his foot on a basketball

The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park

Want to spend Christmas at the mall? You can with this story, that sounds so adorable! Rival families that own competing restaurants in the mall's food court clash even further when the teens from these families get holiday jobs in other parts of the mall. Chloe is a photographer for Santa Land, and Peter works at the VR experience featuring a virtual North Pole. Things between them start out expectedly hostile, but when they find out that the mall is being sold to condo developers and both of their families' businesses are on the line, they have to come together to help find a solution. I love the nostalgia of this premise - malls have been going the way of the dinosaurs for a while now, but growing up, it didn't feel like Christmas until we wandered around the decorated mall with peppermint coffee, seeing that Santa was available for photos. I'm super excited to revisit that experience in this book!


What's wild is that there are so many more to check out this year! These are the ones that excite me the most, but there are still lots of other great titles to check out. Some of them being: Whiteout, A Merry Little Meet Cute, The Christmas Wish, In the Event of Love, The Holiday Trap, One Last Gift, and Talk Santa to Me

That's not an exhaustive list - there's just so many this year! Let me know which one you're most excited to check out, I can't decide where to start!



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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Writerly Ruminating

 

NaNoWriMo 2022

I cycled through three possible projects before I settled on the one I'm working with now. It's a concurrent sequel to the book I wrote last year, and I have such a complicated mix of feelings towards it. The story is unfolding well because I've been in this world with some of these characters for so long and I know their universe. But I'm not nearly as connected to the main characters in this book as I was to the ones in the last book. I also keep getting hung up in editing mode because I've been polishing up their world for so many months that some days I can't let things flow. And yet, despite this project feeling harder and less energized, I suspect the quality of my work is better. It's so confusing. I'm keeping pace (13,434 words in 8 days at the time I'm writing this, and 35.7k for the total manuscript), but without my weekend morning hyperfocusing, I wouldn't be there. The chaos of the weekdays has been debilitating for my creativity. Hanging in there, though. 


Mood Pitch

I had no idea what this was until literally the day before it happened. In fact, I pretty much counted myself out because I was discovering it so late in the game. The cliff notes version is that writers create a small mood board or collage along with a wildly concise premise of their book so that literary agents can scroll through pitches quickly. There are official agents that participate in Mood Pitch, but lots and lots of others that join in to see what's out there. If your post gets liked by an agent, it means they are intrigued by your pitch and want you to query them. (More on that below.) So on Mood Pitch day, I was taking a break from my WIP and doing some scrolling. I was seeing all of these awesome pitches and thinking, okay, I might be late to the game but I could totally do this. It was maybe noon at this point, and Mood Pitch was only running from 8am-8pm. I decided to whip up a quick collage for my book and see if I didn't hate it. (I didn't.) So then I attempted to write a teeny tiny synopsis and got frustrated. I took a shower instead, and somehow several options came to me while shampooing my hair. I tapped them out in my notes app before I even dried off. Once I was dressed and able to edit my shower inspirations, I tossed it out to the internet thinking, hey this was fun practice for the next round. Most pitches don't get any likes. And then...minutes later, an agent liked it. My eyes have never bulged so much. For the rest of the day, I was revising my query letter and reformatting my manuscript and basically losing my mind, and before bed, my first official query was off into the world and in the hands of industry professionals. I realize it will probably amount to nothing, but it was a huge milestone, and I will never forget that day. 


Am Querying

So, like....I planned on procrastinating the shit out of this step in my writing journey. I was still kind of chipping away at the process, but mostly focusing in on NaNoWriMo and letting last year's book take a big old back seat. But when Mood Pitch went the way it did (and I also saw several agents saying they were collecting their last queries of the year before the week of Thanksgiving), I decided to just give it a little bit of extra attention. I did some agent research, started beefing up my query spreadsheet, and contacted several more after writing each of them personalized query letters. If you are unfamiliar with the writing process, writers approach agents with something called a query letter that introduces them to your book (including genre, word count, synopsis, tropes if any, etc.), lets them know who you are, and requests that they consider taking you on as a client. Each agent will ask for a sample of your manuscript, and they all want something different. It can be as little as a synopsis or your first page, or as big as the entire thing, and anywhere in between. (5 pages, 10 pages, 3 chapters...literally every single one is different.) There's a lot of work that goes into finding agents that you think would fit both you and your book, and then making sure you cater to their requests. I spent a whole day on just querying three agents. And when you do this, you're contacting each of them unsolicited, so the exciting thing about Mood Pitch is that you're basically skipping the slush pile by having an agent say "yeah I wouldn't toss this". So, anyway, this is time consuming AF and also freaking terrifying because it means pros are reading your work and could very well tell you it's trash.


Dreams

Yes, this is all a dream come true, but I'm also literally dreaming about all of this. Even when I'm sleeping, I'm revising little details of my query letter, thinking of a detail I wish I'd added to my manuscript, coming up with a new scene for my NaNoWriMo WIP. It's madness. I literally never set it down. I will, once November ends - in fact I'm declaring a general writing break for the month of December so that I can actually survive the holidays and not entirely burn out the language center of my brain until there's nothing left but smoldering ashes. But for now? It's all writing all day, baby. I can't even describe how tired my mind is at the end of each day. I can't wait to zone out to Hallmark movies in a few more weeks - phew.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Witchy & Spooky-Lite Books I Read This Fall


Okay, so like - I'm an anxious queen. 

Diagnosed, baby. 

I *cannot* absorb the dark possibilities of this terrifying world because my brain does not let go of them. It just spins them around and around until it's sure that they're all about to happen to me. And my nervous system is leaning a bit too far over the cliff to handle suspense. 

But I still love the autumn vibe and the thought of that magical veil between the known and the unknown worlds thinning and bringing magic and energy into the mundane-ness of our every day reality. Which is why, my October TBR is always full of the cutesty-witchy and the mildly-spooky.

I wanted to share this year's reads with you because there were some real beauts worth mentioning. I know the season has passed, but save them for next year!


witchy + spooky-lite reads for autumn | www.jennrych.com


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Small Town Big Magic book coverSmall Town, Big Magic by Hazel Beck

If I could live in the vibes of this book full-time, forever, I would do it in a heartbeat. We enter the story following around this motivated, proactive bookstore owner named Emerson who has a hunky best friend, beef with the Mayor that dates back to elementary school, and instantly loveable quirky roommates. Even before you get to the magical side of this story, you'll want to jump into this quaint small town to attend one of their festivals, or just settle into one of their cozy old buildings with a coffee and a book. But when you realize that Emerson also happens to be a witch and her friends have a lot of explaining to do since she can't remember anything about it, the story really comes to life. Watching Emerson discover secrets about her town, her friends, and life as she knew it is so fun and exciting. There's some real, deep drama brewing under the surface which gives this book a lot of depth to layer with its cozy-kitschy setting, so whether you want to devour it or savor it through the season, this book will suit you! It might be my favorite in the pile?



Go Hex Yourself book coverGo Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare

Want a little bit of steam with your witchery? This is the pick for you. Phew. I had no idea how steamy this one would get. (I'm not complaining!) Ever wonder if witches do things like spy on each other with a crystal ball and catch someone doing something naughty? Well in this world, they do. Reggie didn't mean to, but it was one of the consequences of getting herself the job of "familiar" to a 2,000 year old witch when she thought she was signing up to be an assistant working with Spellcraft the card game. After being overly skeptical about this whole magic thing and temporarily getting turned into a cat, she starts to dabble in this new world she didn't know existed. At first, her new boss' grumpy nephew, Ben, was nothing but a thorn in her side, but then he weirdly keeps showing up for her when she needs someone. And after seeing him doing what he was doing in that crystal ball, she can't get him out of her mind. That's when the real fun begins! There's a weird little ownership element going on in this story between witch and familiar (the latter wears the former's "cuff" as a sign of ownership, and can't ever put it back on if they take it off) which made me feel juuust the slightest bit of hmm, that feels weird. But other than that, this story was so fun, the tension between Reggie and Ben was amazing, and I loved how it all played out.



A Deadly Education book coverA Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

It took me a while to get around to this one - it was a Book of the Month of mine pick last fall. I'm not sure why I waited so long, but I was really feeling the dark academia vibes this September and decided it waited on my shelf long enough! This story follows El, a student at the scholomance who is trying not to fall into her own dark power. She doesn't want to destroy everything - despite what her fate may say is inevitable. As she inches ever closer to her senior year, we get to see what it takes to survive four terrifying years of education. It took me a little bit to get into this universe - to understand the complexities of this dangerous school and really get to know what these characters were going through. Of these six books, this one gave me the most anxiety. The conditions in this school are dystopian and cruel, and naturally connecting with the main character gave me so much fear for her well-being. I loved watching her friendships form through her adventures and successes, and though I'm not sure I have it in me to read the second book in this series, I'd love to know what eventually transpires with her and Orion! There's a hint of a romance brewing (though romance under these conditions is so risky and unlikely), and that was probably my favorite theme in this book. If you want something in the young adult dark-academia-fantasy-dystopian realm, this one will cover all the bases!



Dracul book coverDracul by Dacre Stoker

I don't even know where to start! This book - the heart eyes! It's so good, you guys. SO good. It's definitely a bit different than everything else on this list, and if you want something a bit more traditionally creepy - this is your book. Dracul is the prequel to the classic Dracula. Legend has it that when Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in the late 1800's, he tried to sell it to his publisher as a cautionary tale - not fiction. London was still reeling from Jack the Ripper, and so the manuscript was refused in fear that it would cause panic among the public. After some back and forth, a large portion of the book was omitted and hidden away for some time so that Dracula could be published more believably as fiction. His great-nephew, Dacre, came into possession of these missing pages and many of Bram's notes from the time when he was writing Dracula, and with his writing partner, was able to tell the story that Bram had always intended to tell. Don't let the very classic, dry-sounding first handful of pages scare you off from this one. Once the story is set up, you are quickly whisked off to rainy, mysterious Ireland and pulled through adventure after adventure. This story has so many secrets and twists, mysteries and oddities - you won't even notice that almost 500 pages have gone by. It is the perfect book for a rainy, cozy, fall day. Bonus points if you really like vampire lore. It's one of the best books I've read this year!


This was such a fun, cozy read! It fit my fall witchy craving so perfectly, and ugh, I still think about this little rag-tag family and wish I could pay them a visit! Mika Moon is a witch, and like all of her ancestors, an orphan. Because of a spell gone badly, all witchy women who become mothers lose their lives shortly after. Because of this, Mika was raised cautiously by a controlling witch more powerful than her who is determined to keep witches apart from each other lest their power become too unstable. Mika does her best to fall in line, but eventually starts a social media account to share witchy content as a creative outlet (while pretending that she's just playing at being a witch), and gets discovered by a family seeking a magic tutor for three young witches. Needing a change anyway, she decides to check out the situation and give it a shot. She's then welcomed into a home with a colorful cast of characters, ranging from nurturing to grumpy with a lot of hope, love, and worry in between. Through her magical lessons and dedication to protecting her three young students, Mika starts to learn what it means to have a home for the first time in her life. It's such a fun, cozy experience (with some drama sprinkled in) - I just loved it!



Scritch Scratch book coverScritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie

And finally, the ghost story of the stack! If you want to be haunted without being spooked to the point of needing to sleep with the lights on, this is the book for you! While there's actually some legitimately spooky happenings in this story, this is a middle grade book so the creep factor is a bit easier to digest. Claire is twelve, and totally embarrassed by her ghost obsessed dad. He wrote a book about local hauntings, and even runs a ghost tour bus around Chicago. She does her best to avoid all of this nonsense, but her dad needs her help running the ghost tour one night. Knowing she can't get out of it, she decides to just put her head down and get it over with - but then, something potentially sinister follows her home. It starts dropping hints and creating disasters in her house and school that aren't actually there. With the help of her friends, she starts to unravel the mystery of this ghost who very clearly wants her attention. The best part of this book is that it was steeped in actual history - the stories, the disasters, even the name of the ghost are all pulled from real events in Chicago. When I finished this book, I had to do some googling to see what it was all about, and having that real world connection to the story was super cool. This would make a great history/research tie-in for middle schoolers, but it's just as fun for us anxious-baby adult readers, too! ;)


And that's it for now, my lovely anxious babes. I hope you love this list and find some great autumnal reads (with just a hint of the spooky woo-woo!).

Let me know if you can think of other titles that would fit this list! The Ex Hex comes to mind - I read that one last year and swooned my way through the whole thing! 



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