Patiently Waiting for the First Snowfall

Winter is a mix of feelings for a lot of people. I adore winter and everything that comes with it. I truly enjoy the snow, the cold air, the coziness, and the holidays that take place during the fall/winter season.

November is early for my corner of the world to get snow; however, it has happened in the past. We usually get a decent amount of snow every year and get large blizzards roughly once every 10 years.

Snow Already

A lot of you have already gotten your first snowfall of the season, that is so exciting! I am waiting patiently for our turn to come.

Small amounts of snow are just breathtaking to watch, but the larger and more dangerous snows are very challenging and can disrupt life for a few weeks.

Snow Makes Me Happy

To me, there is something breathtaking about looking outside at the beautiful snowflakes falling from the sky as they slowly drift to the ground. It is an amazing sight to look outside and see the ground covered in a glistening blanket of white snow!

I love to take walks in the snow. The air has a certain crisp smell to it and the coolness is nice to breathe, it is so refreshing! As I walk, I can hear the snow crunching beneath my feet.

I love feeling cozy. I enjoy bundling up in my hat, mittens, boots, scarf, and jacket before heading outdoors. Once inside, I enjoy a nice hot cup of chocolate in my comfy clothes and warm blanket.

I know that not everyone likes the snow and perhaps if we had more than we usually get here, I might feel the same way!

I Feel So Small 

There is a natural coziness to snow and the way that it makes us feel so small. We are inside our warm homes peering out of the window at the white world around us. Snow has the power to change lives in an instant and the power to calm us with its beauty.

You will find me glued to the news to hear the weather updates coming in. The stores start to get insanely busy as people go out and buy last-minute necessities. There’s a rush that takes place before a pending storm.

Nature Lover

I am just a nature lover in general. I am very fortunate to live in an area that experiences all four seasons because there are things that I adore about each one.

As I sit and type this out, it is 34°F outside, with a “feels like” temperature of 28°F. That is very chilly for this time of year, but I am warm inside! January and February are the coldest months for us, with the most snow. It isn’t uncommon for the temperature to be in the teens, or dip below zero.

I will be here patiently waiting for the first snowfall of the season!

Meet My Snowman Collection!

I have adored snowmen for as long as I can remember. I love their cute little faces and their hat and scarf accessories; I love how much happiness they bring me as I look at them.

I truly enjoy the wintertime and snow, and this adds to my love of snowmen, but just in general, seeing a snowman makes me happy and makes me smile!

There is something about these little snowy beings that melts my heart. Over the years I have begun to collect snowmen and I wanted to show you some of them today!

My Collection

Here are 5 snowmen that are part of my growing collection, I hope that you enjoy them!

Snowman #1

This is a snowman mug equipped with a little hat to keep the drink warm and a mixing spoon!

Snowman #2

A little snowman family…my newest additions!

Snowman #3

Some snowmen like to ski.

Snowman #4

A Christmas tree ornament that I use as part of a display.

Snowman #5

This little guy adores winter!

Questions For You

Do you collect anything? If you don’t, what sort of collection would you like to start if you could? I hope that you enjoyed seeing my snowman collection! Which number is your favorite!?

Cozy PJ Must Haves for Women and Men

Winter time is upon us now and the days have become shorter as the night takes over so much sooner now. We stay cozy inside as the cold air blows around outside. In a matter of time snow will start to fall to the ground. Whether you are busy at home, or relaxing on the couch watching TV, these winter must-haves will keep you feeling warm and cozy all winter long. An extra bonus!? These are also some great gift giving ideas! So here there are:

  1. A warm robe
  2. Fuzzy socks
  3. A PJ top and bottom set
  4. A cozy, warm sweater
  5. Sweatpants
  6. Warm slippers
  7. A beanie or other hat
  8. A scarf
  9. An oversized t-shirt for layering

An Overview of the Seasons

The seasons come and go just like the days of our lives. For some places of the world you may only have one or a few seasons and others, like where I live, we have four. I am thankful to be able to experience all four seasons and what they have to offer. I notice that each of the seasons brings out a different part of myself and evokes many beloved memories.

The year starts during the season of winter. I used to not like the bitter cold, or the massive blizzards that winter can possibly bring, but I have come to embrace it. I enjoy snuggling under a blanket, drinking tea or hot chocolate, staying cozy indoors, baking, and watching movies. Winter is a season that helps me conserve my energy and reflect inwards. It’s definitely a season full of self-reflection for me, a reminder to sit back and enjoy a slower pace of life. There’s nothing like standing outside after a huge snowstorm and just being one with the still and silence of the world.

Spring follows with slightly warmer temperatures, a reminder that things that we see as cold and dark do have an end and eventually do see light. The insects and other creatures resurface and life starts to unfold again. Spring is an awakening of my soul. The warmer air and the budding of the flowers and trees are a reminder that even in the darkest times, life will flourish again.

The long hot days of summer really make me feel alive. The warm sun on my skin the fresh cool breeze bring me to life and give me energy. The summer is so freeing. Trips to the beach…what an amazing place for your soul. The summer months are big in helping me feel free, inspired, and motivated. It’s a little slice of Heaven to feel the sun on your skin and warmth after a long winter.

Lastly fall…one of my favorite times of the year. After the heat of summer, the cool fresh breeze is so welcomed. Fall is such a cozy and refreshing time of year for me. The leaves change color marking the passage of time and as they eventually begin to drop off we end up transitioning back into winter…and there you have it, the seasons will continue to cycle through and through.

As we make our way through each season, I am reminded of the passage of time and the beauty that life has to offer. Life won’t always be beautiful, there will be many challenges that we will face, but life is ever-changing and moves on just like the seasons. Cherish every moment and have a beautiful day!