A Winter Cozy Bedroom Refresh

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

Hello, sweet friends…

Wearing my favorite winter go-to outfit!

I hope you are doing well and staying warm…

It’s hard to believe the month is almost over…

January has definitely flown by!

I have kept busy by filling our home with the cozy comfort of winter charm…

creating small relaxing havens to retreat to…

This week the bedroom got a refresh…

and although it’s still a while before Spring…

I couldn’t resist the temptation of adding a bit of lightness & joy!

What’s Cooking


Amish Cinnamon Bread

My dear friend Becky who lives in California recently shared this recipe. It is from ‘The Blogette’…the recipe caught my attention because it is a bread however it does not require any yeast…therefore fast & easy to whip up. The only substitute I made was using a monk sweetener in place of regular.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar, plus 1/3 cup of sugar for the cinnamon swirl
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray bread pans with non-stick spray or line with tinfoil. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Combine until mixed well, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Add the flour, buttermilk, and baking soda slowly as the mixer spins so as not to spread flour everywhere. 
  • Pour 1/4 of the batter into 2 bread pans.
  • Mix the 1/3 cup of sugar with the 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. 
  • Sprinkle 1/4 of the mixture on top of the batter in the bread pans. 
  • Divide the remaining batter between the two bread pans and top with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. 
  • Use a toothpick or knife to create swirls on the top. 
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. 
  • Allow the bread to rest on a cooling sheet in the bread pans for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the pan and allow to cool fully. 

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10 Responses to A Winter Cozy Bedroom Refresh

  1. Barbara Stoffel says:

    always a joy to go on your tours.

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Barb! It’s always so nice to see you here. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. I hope you are having a cozy winter there. Be safe my friend. Hugs.

  2. Jose says:

    Yes, it is a duty to ourselves to be happy! I love your cozy refresh to your bedroom.
    That Amish Cinnamon Bread seems absolutely wonderful. Adding to the coziness of your home. Your husband is a lucky guy!!

  3. Donna L Kelly says:

    What a beautiful SPRINGY looking bedroom!!!! And that Cinnamon bread!!!!! Ohhhhh I really need to try baking this!!!! We love cinnamon!!! I will let you know if I bake this….thank you for the recipe xo

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Donna!
      I think you will really enjoy the bread…it’s super easy to bake and I love that the recipe makes 2 loaves. Enjoy!

  4. Rebecca S Yohonn says:

    I am still eating my way through the first loaf of Cinnamon Bread. Help! I can’t stop. Your home looks so lovely and the weather is great! Happy Shopping!

    • Marcia says:

      Becky thank you for sharing this recipe. It is really good! We have been enjoying lovely weather…however this is my favorite time of year in California….snow on mountains and view of the palm trees!

  5. Marilyn Ayars says:

    You are just too adorable…I love your beautiful Rose Castle Cottage. It’s a a reflection of your inner beauty and joy. You always make me smile.

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Marilyn,
      It’s so nice to see you here. Thank you for stopping by. I have been enjoying all your travels. What a great way to share your wonderful life. Oh, and thank YOU for making me smile.

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