Each year, Modern Mrs Darcy invites readers to share their list of what’s saving their life during winter. I typically don’t struggle with the doldrums of winter (although this polar vortex is really testing me), so I’m calling this my “winter favorites” list instead. Often it’s a bunch of little things that help me enjoy winter. Plus, I’m always excited to see the first snowfall!
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2019 Winter Favorites
Free Panera Bagels – For an unknown reason, Panera offered me one free bagel a day for the entire month of January through my myPanera account. Even though I only used it seven times (yes, I counted), it made my entire month better. Who doesn’t love a free bagel??
Fuzzy Socks – My fuzzy sock collection got a few new additions this Christmas! They bring me such joy when I slip them on first thing in the morning or right after I get home from work.
Big Blankets – We also received a few new cozy blankets this year. There are now blankets sprawled over every bed, couch, and chair in our house for easy access anytime we want to curl up.
Pellet Stove – My favorite spot in the house during the winter is standing two inches from our pellet stove, rotating like a rotisserie chicken. Although I curse our house’s electric baseboard heating and the insane cost, I’m undeniably grateful that it means we run our pellet stove full time. I love the intense source of heat and the aesthetic appeal of a roaring fire.
Mini workouts – I’ve severely cut down my workouts while pregnant, but I still try to manage a walk outside or a mini weightlifting session in our living room. Despite not wanting to get off the couch, I always feel better afterward.
Nursery decorating – Our Christmas break involved a few nursery projects that I’m excited to eventually share with you all! We still have lots of furniture and accent pieces to add, but I’m so happy with the progress thus far. If you want to see the final version, you can check out my full tour of our travel themed nursery!
Homemade Chai Tea Lattes – I impulse purchased a milk frother over a year ago and FINALLY got around to trying it this winter. I can brew my favorite chai tea and add warm frothed milk to make a healthier and much cheaper latte at home.
Reading – Obviously this has to make the list. I’m powering through books this season since I have no idea what my life will look like after having a baby. I’ve finished 12 books already this month, which is surprising even to me! You can check out my list of cozy wintry reads if you need inspiration for the season!
Blog Goals – Normally I don’t spend much time thinking about what I want to do with this space. I just write posts about topics that interest me and call it a day. This year though, Jay helped me brainstorm some ideas and I came up with an actual list of goals for my blog! If interested, you can read them here.
What are some winter favorites that are getting you through this season?