Who is sick of the weather temp screenshots, hashtags about ____beria and overall complaining about how people are so sick of winter?
Obviously I’m not…(that’s a joke). Friends, we need to embrace this weather for the dirty, dirty rascal that it is and make the most out of it. I have a few tips for you being the northern Wisconsinite that I am. Here they are:
1. Layers. Stack your layers until your boots don’t fit and you cant bend your arms. Seriously. You can always remove them. Wool socks. Fleece lined leggings/jeans. Everyone looks fat under those puffy coats. SO fill that puppy up as thick as you can and I promise that commute (walk to Starbucks) will be a little less brutal.
2. Cover your butt. If you have a lot of junk, or a little junk, in that trunk, cover it. A warm butt is a happy butt. When those winds come whipping off Michigan ave your butt is one of the first things to feel the cold sting. A long jacket makes a HUGE difference.
3. Quality hats and gloves. I don’t want to see any of this open knit hat garbage. You need a tight fitting, wool or fleece hat. If your ears aren’t covered you are not going to make it. And, since all stores are no longer carrying gloves but instead swimsuits (found that out the hard way) you don’t even have to leave your house to buy a pair of super thick ski gloves. I’m talking the kind you would wear skiing in Aspen. Stop trying to look cute, no one cares. .
4. Heated blanket. I learned this from my Mom long ago. Your bed can act as a toaster to your body. All you have to do is click a button while you brush your teeth and BAM! You can slide into a nice, toasty bed. Be careful to turn it off though so you don’t wake up in a sweaty mess…not that I’ve ever done that before…
Take my advice for what it is. I obviously give zero eff’s what I look like when I head out the door in the dead of winter. All I care about is the fact that I stay as toasty as possible (it’s more like a creepy zombie hobble due to all the layers) from one building to the next in this BEAUTIFUL cold weather. Embrace it. It’s all you can do. Find the beauty in the crisp morning sky. Thank God for the warm roof over your head. Focus on the fact that at least it’s not November and that we are flying towards March at an increasingly fast speed.
Grab some blankets, grab an animal (cat, dog, cute friend) buy a case of wine and hunker down. We can get through this together if we stop talking about #chiberia2015 and start talking about the blessings that have kept us warm thus far!
Boom! Now that I’ve dropped what knowledge I have (sorry it’s not much)…lets talk about some beautiful things I love!
This Swedish Semla Layer Cake looks like a giant cream puff. It has some almond paste in it as well which we all know is the way to my heart. Although it seems a teeny bit time consuming it sure looks worth it! I’m always so attracted to these white, whimsical bedrooms. This one has a fireplace on top of the amazing bed, hanging lights, a sky light and don’t even get me started on those floors…jealous is the only word I can think of at this moment. I found this quote the other day and thought it was beautiful and so filled with hope. Pretty much everything Jessica over at How Sweet Eat’s does is gorgeous. Her pictures are always so bright and crisp and I’m never surprised when I click on a beautiful picture of food and it directs me to her website. I like my coffee hot when It’s -25 outside…but when the weather warms up you better believe I’ll be reaching for a glass of cold brew coffee. I was chatting with my colorist this past week and I told her that I was thinking about doing something new with my hair. She asked me if I have ever considered pastel’s and I just about screamed with excitement. She read my mind. SO, although my hair is not purple (yet) I did buy this Bumble and Bumble Spraychalk that worked really well. It made my hair crunchy…like, imagine a mix between a wax and a hairspray. So that was kind of gross…but the temporary color was super fun and lasted a couple days until I washed it out. It is a great way to see if you like the color before committing fully (eek!). I love this light lavender color below. I think I’m going to go for it next time I head in to get my hair did!