I'm not sure about where you are, but in Northern Ireland it has suddenly become freezing! Snow and ice and that chill that's actually painful to walk through! I thought I'd share a few of the things that cheer me up in winter through the dark evenings and icy cold.
1. Do some Christmas baking!
The oven warms the house up and you have something yummy to eat with that cup of tea. Baked goods also make brilliant presents! I baked these for a customer order, but will definitely be baking some for friends and family. Making the decorations for you cupcakes is also great fun, I made the stars, candy canes and snowflakes with regal icing and some glitter.
2. Get some good pjs and slippers!
I was kindly sent these Snuggs Sheepskin slippers from Nature Shop and I have been basically living in them non stop. They can be a bit pricy, but they keep me warm and will last me a long time, instead of paying a £6 for a pair from Primark every year that will fall apart. Also the sole is gripped, which means I don't do silly things like fall down the stairs whilst carrying a cup of tea and end up scalding myself. Let's pretend that never happened. Nature shop also sell snow boots, which if the weather keeps up I may have to invest in. Snow, nice to look at, horrid to walk to work in.
3. Have a hot bath with lots of nice smelling things.
Can't be beaten! I got stupidly overexcited when I found old Herbal Essences in Tesco. Am I the only one that hates their re-branding? And of course, Snow Fairy! American Cream is also amazing and makes my hair smell like milkshake. And any bath bomb that changes the colour of the water is a win in my book, I am a child.
4. Hot drinks.
A must, hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows is my favourite. And a shot of peppermint syrup if I have it! Drinking it in such a pretty cup and saucer helps as well, my Grandparents bought me this one :)
5. Box sets.
I have hundreds of dvds, but none get more watched than my beloved box sets. I have about 5 different shows on the go right now (was the latest Walking Dead not AMAZING?!). There's nothing better than snuggling into bed with a cup of tea and selecting 'play all'.
6. Embrace the stupid hats.
If it keeps my head warm, I am loving it.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and that it's not as cold where you are as it is here! I'm off to cuddle back into my Slanket, Liz Lemon style.