Tuesday, November 27, 2012

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

On our way home from Thanksgiving dinner last week, Chris and I were talking about all the things we were grateful for. It started as a sincere list of  the big things- like family, home, and health- but segued quickly into more trivial territory. 
Chris, for example, is thankful we have all 10 seasons of Friends on DVD so he can get a fix whenever he needs it. 
See? Important stuff, right there.

In the spirit of holiday frivolity, I thought I would share a few of my favorite wintertime things. Of course, I look forward to the tree, the decorations, the cookies, and all the other traditional trappings of the season, but these are my own quirky little indulgences.

Favorite Winter Read:
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
I re-read this every December.
It's comfortable and cozy, if a book can be described in terms usually reserved for fuzzy socks. 
But that's exactly how I feel when I can curl up and slip into the little world Pilcher creates in this heartwarming Christmas story. 

Favorite Winter Relaxation trick:
Badedas bubble bath
I actually found out about this product from the book above. The characters mention it several times but I'd never heard of it, so I googled it, and after reading the reviews on Amazon, decided to try it myself. I love the woodsy, clean scent of this bubble bath. It emanates from the bathroom and drifts under the door like an intoxicatingly fresh breeze. It's definitely not a scent for all tastes, as it borders on the masculine, but I love it and so do the kids. Plus, it's a bright, pine-y green and the kids just think it's fun to turn the bath water that color!

Favorite {healthy} Winter Treat:
Little Cuties (clementine oranges)
We eat these compulsively during the holiday season. I like to think it helps counter-balance all the other extra, not-so-healthy treats we consume during those months. I am still waiting patiently for them to appear at our local grocery store this year...

I think the fact that we only enjoy these treats for a finite period each year makes them extra enjoyable. I look forward to them for the rest of the year.
What are some of your favorite wintertime treats?



  1. Fun stuff. I'm going to write the title of that book down and see if my library has it.

    I love drinking hot cocoa at night with my kids.

    1. Let me know what you think if you get to read the book. I'm a fan of hot cocoa on a cold winter night too; such a treat!


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