The snow that arrived this week definitely reminded me that winter is almost here! With changing seasons, I always like to be prepared with essentials to help get me through the days. Winter usually requires a little more to keep me smiling and happy since I'm not the biggest fan of freezing cold temps. So here are the items I like to keep in my arsenal.
1.) Tissues - As I said in this post, I keep tissues everywhere because you never know when a sneezing fit will come on. And winter colds are bound to happen so tissues are always a necessity and thankfully Kleenex Pocket Packs are easy to keep around.
2.) Moisturizing Lotion - The winter months always leave my hands and elbows extra dry. I apply lotion likes its my job!
3.) A chunky scarf - I love scarves, in fact I kind of have an obsession. My co-workers and I were talking one day about how many we each own and I realized that I own exactly 30! Anyways, I love scarves to help keep me warm while walking outside in freezing cold temps and this chunky scarf from Old Navy is my favorite. I already own this in hunter green and grey and I'm thinking I need to buy it in pink too. (Christmas present Tolar!)
4.) Boots - I love wearing boots to help keep my feet and legs warm. And if I can stuff my jeans down inside my boots, well that's a bonus.
5.) Lip Balm - It actually doesn't matter what the season is, I can never get enough lip balm. I keep some by my bed to apply every night.
6.) Fun coffee mug - Drinking my morning cup of coffee is seriously one of my favorite parts of the day. I love to sit and sip while the house is still quiet. And drinking out of a cute mug, that just makes it even better (well that and using Coffeemate Peppermint Mocha Creamer).
7.) Books - Something about the days getting shorter and it getting dark around 5 p.m., it just makes me want to curl up in bed with a good book. Currently I'm reading through Blog Inc.
8.) Gloves - All of my winter coats have a pair of gloves in the pockets as I cannot stand to have cold hands. Gloves are an absolute necessity.
What are your essentials for surviving the winter?