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Winter Must Haves
Winter is here and it is brutal this year! It is not showing signs of warming up any time soon either. What do we need during the winter? Accessories to stay warm and comfortable! Here are a list of my favorites to make the winter months more comfortable and enjoyable, as well as productive.
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The North Face women’s gloves. I’ve never found a pair of gloves that fit so beautifully. I loved them so much that I bought a second pair. These gloves go everywhere with me. I go hiking with them, they’re great for target practice when my fingers are cold. I can work with them on. At one time I had a job delivering newspapers and it took me forever to find a pair of gloves I could wear and work in, and these are it! They fit nice and tight, like a second skin. I always have a pair stashed in my purse, and one in my bug out bag.
Memory Foam Slippers are the perfect house slipper to keep me both warm and comfortable. I keep these next to my bed when I wake up on those cold and snowy mornings. Put them on and I’m nice and comfortable. I can sit and watch the snow from my living room or dining room. A perfect gift for any stay at home mom or wife, who needs a little added comfort in their day!
Coffee is an absolute winter must for me. Nothing is better than waking up in the morning, putting on my slippers and making a cup of the most amazing coffee and curling up on the couch to watch the snow falling outside. Black Rifle Coffee is my absolute favorite, and Murdered Out is the best blend. Don’t let the name fool you. It is perfection in a cup. Dark without a hint of bitterness. I enjoy sipping this hot cup of happiness in my favorite coffee mug.
Speaking of coffee, if you’ve never brewed coffee in a French Press, you haven’t enjoyed coffee at its best! This is easily my favorite way to brew coffee.
Blankets are an absolute must to go with the slippers and coffee while relaxing and enjoying the snow fall outside. I always keep several on my blanket rack in my office, just so I can grab one easily on those cold days. Extra blankets are also important from a prepping standpoint. Nobody wants to be cold when the power goes out!
I also keep a heated blanket on my bed. The thing I love about this is that it has dual controls. My husband can control his side, and me on mine. I like it warmer than he does, and our temperatures differ quite often. Our heated mattress pad also ensures that we have ample warmth from the top and bottom. Turning both on is like crawling into a warm cocoon of happiness.
During the winter I love to crochet. It is a perfect winter activity. But I always find my yarn falling off the couch or going everywhere. The cat loves this part. Because then he thinks it is playtime. This bag is my favorite to keep my projects contained and travel with. I crochet in the car during trips, and this bag is perfect for that too. It is easily the best bag I’ve found for anyone who enjoying crocheting or knitting. It also makes a great gift, which I’ve given for holidays.
Reading is another wonderful winter activity. I am a huge fan of the Kindle because it is lightweight and very portable. I can take it anywhere with me, and throw it in my purse. Keeping it in a case to protect it during travels and it doesn’t add any extra weight to it. Winter is easily my favorite time to read, because going outside isn’t really an option. Since I have challenged myself to read at least one book a month, my Kindle is a big help with that. Check out my favorites here.
Fleece pajamas are something every man and woman need! My husband and I both have a set of these. I can always tell when it is really cold because my husband will wear his. He’s not cold often. I am always wearing mine because I’m cold. If you are like me or know something who is always cold, this is the perfect gift to keep them warm and cozy.
Cooking Comfort Foods
During the winter months, I am always cooking and trying new recipes. I adore hearty comfort food, and I frequently have some sort of soup or the makings of a casserole going on the stove. Belgique pans for my cooking are the best. They are well made and last forever. It is a huge investment in any kitchen. These also make excellent gifts for anyone you know who loves to cook.
I do a ton of writing for my blog during the winter. It is the easiest time for me because I am already at home, warm and comfortable, and the ideas are flowing! There is no better tool than my MacBook Pro to get the job done for me. With this tool, I can work anywhere. My office, my couch, out and about wherever I am. It is a very useful tool to me and my blog.
I must admit that during the winter months, I have a really hard time finding the motivation to make it out and to the gym. To combat this and not just balloon up in weight, I’ve created a workout space in my office. My yoga mat is the most essential accessory. I found a great slim weight rack that doesn’t take up much space at all. My go-to item in here is my stability ball to always keep working on core exercises and my abs.
Winter Must Haves Notes
These are all some wonderful and amazing tools and accessories to make the winter more comfortable for me, especially since I work at home. Many of them make great gifts for friends and family as well. I am all about being as productive as I can be, and I use these things to help with that in my daily life. I hope they can help you make it through the winter a bit more comfortably as well! Always remember to stay safe in harsh weather and be prepared!
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