Today I am linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share the list of things that are saving my life right now. Primarily those things that are helping me survive the cold winter (although honestly it hasn’t been too bad for Wisconsin). The worst cold is coming this month most likely, so I’m relying on these things to get me through.
Books and blankets
We keep our house pretty warm, but I am ALWAYS cold. My favorite activity in winter is to curl up on the couch with a good book and a warm blanket. (Well, my favorite activity all year round is reading, and the cold weather and the blankets just make it more cozy.)
I am allergic to wool, so I’m stuck wearing thick cotton sweaters to keep warm on work days. Our office has been pretty cold until very recently. I only have two really warm sweaters, so I’ve been washing and wearing them every week. Both are kind of in rough shape, and I really need to get some new clothes, but for now, being warm is my top priority.
The other 2 days of the week I usually wear a turtleneck sweater. Sometimes with a fleece over top because warmth is way more important than looks in my opinion. Again, my wardrobe needs help, but for now I’m making do with what I have.
On Fridays (jeans days at work) and on the weekends, I’ve been living in my hoodies. Again, they’re not very stylish, but they are warm both inside and outside of the house.
My fuzzy boots
I finally bought some skinny jeans this fall, and then I found some super cute fuzzy boots on sale at Target. I love these boots! They’re so comfortable and warm. I wear them on the weekend with my jeans and hoodies, and I am super toasty!
Living in Wisconsin has been so much better since having a house with an attached garage. Granted I have lived in such a house for almost 10 years, but it doesn’t get old. Every winter I truly appreciate my garage. It eliminates the need to scrape my car (at least in the mornings), and it keeps the car from getting too, too cold.
What’s helping you get through the winter?