Our Story

Have you ever heard the phrase, “They just happened to be in the right place at the right time?” Well, that's exactly how Joel and I first crossed paths—early one Saturday morning we just happened to find ourselves in the same place at the same time. Joel struck up a conversation with me and life has been nothing short of a great adventure ever since.

Together we have seven children and have both experienced success in our separate careers (Myself as a General Manager, Joel as a General Contractor running his own business).  In spite of our success we found that the best part of our day was always when all the work was done and we found time to connect with our family. As we moved throughout our days we were quick to realize that no matter what the activity there was one thing central to many of our experiences and that one thing was our favorite blanket. Whether it was watching a movie, reading a book, playing a board game, sitting by a fire, enjoying a sunset or sending the kids off to a sleepover, there was a blanket in hand and not just any blanket would do. We owned several blankets and each had qualities that we loved but none of them had everything we were looking for.  We knew that they needed to be incredibly warm, ridiculously soft, easily washable and just as cozy after fifty washes as they were when they were brand new. We looked high and low to find the best fabrics that hit each of these marks. After some trial and error we stumbled upon just the right combination. We made several blankets for our children who lovingly referred to them as Cozies. They could not be caught anywhere without theirs. We did many late night runs to sleepovers because someone forgot their Cozy at home. It was clear that their Cozy is still as important to them at fifteen as it was when they were two.  Joel and I also came to realize that our Cozies were central to many of our favorite activities and that it is perfectly fine to be in your late forties and still need your Cozy. 


Joel and I were inspired to create My Cozy because we both believe in chasing hard after an intentional life—one that includes fulfilling work, lots of time with our family and (since we live in Minnesota) a few palm trees and blue skies every now and again. We know first hand that the best moments are never captured by cameras and not posted on social media platforms. They are kept private and cherished together with those closest to us. We hope that our cozies will inspire you all to take a moment to slow down and cherish the small moments that are happening right in front of you.

At My Cozy our mission is to bring warmth, comfort and connection to you and the ones you care about by creating the softest, coziest blankets imaginable. We believe that the best things come in small batches. Handcrafted. No two exactly the same. That’s why we individually hand cut and sew each one of our Cozies and take great pride in sourcing the most luxurious material available in order to create one ridiculously soft blanket. Much like that fateful Saturday morning, we hope that we are in the right place at the right time to make a big difference in your lives.  

Warmest Wishes,

Cerise Ligneel

Co-Founder, My Cozy

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