Life is COZY

Posted by Tamera Young on

Hey, everybody!  It's me, Tamera Young, founder and creator of You Make Life Cozy Dog Blankets. It all began about 8 years ago when my most gifted and artistic friend came to visit. She taught me how to make these lovely soft blankets. I decided to make my first blanket for my Chihuahua, Dino. I made these blankets several times as baby shower gifts with cute baby themed prints. Then I noticed how Dino loved to lay on his blanket as we had his blanket draped on the couch.  Dino asserted his space and blanket as his own as he dozed off several times throughout the day.  Knowing that Dino is one of the family, it gave me great pride as I provided him a source of comfort and security with my own creativity. Not only I am known as Dino's mommy, I am also mom to 3 sons, age 22, 19, and 15 years old.  I am also the wife to Louis where we will be celebrating 30 years of marriage in June!  

You Make Life Cozy offers a community for dog lovers.  Dog lovers have a deep affection and passion for their dogs because, as I stated above, our dogs are members of our family.  Families come in all kinds of ways, no two are alike.  The basic definition of family refers to a "group of people related by blood or ancestry" (Jus L'amore,, 2019). Family can mean so much more.  Family represents those that share a common bond and have love, compassion, and support.  These elements make life easier and more bearable especially in hard times. Desmond Tutu stated, "You don't choose your family.  They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."  And in reference to our furry babies and stated by Kinky Friedman, "Money can you buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail". Our dogs share that love and that common bond.

The intent of this blog is to share with fellow dog lovers to talk about life with our dogs and just life in general.  I love anything that involves personal development for I have studied and researched various topics within psychological  themes for many years. I believe that we most definitely make life by our beliefs, our actions, and our environment, hence, You Make Life ______.  Fill in the blank for yourself.  

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  • I truly enjoyed reading your blog. You have so much hidden talent. glad that God put us together when we were kids. I was just this little girl from Michigan coming to Champaign for the summer to be with my grandparents. It was always a joy when I’d get to church and see you, Elana, Sonya and of course the boys….who would have thought that we would still be in touch today more than ever. You are truly family. Keep up the good work with blankets. So proud of you.

    Sabrina Muscovalley-Roberts on
  • You’re a gift to those around you. Thank you for being humane. Reading your blog especially the part about family took me back to my child being a member of a family with many siblings our family was made complete with ours pets “Mr.G & Sheba”. Thank you for sharing your gift to help our family pet have their own cozy blankets.
    You make life cozy

    Jacquelyn M. Britt on

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