#AMonthOfFaves2016: Must Haves for Winter Survival



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Today’s Topic:

Tue. | Dec. 20 – 5 Must Haves for Winter Survival – shout out your favorite brand or stores or favorite items

Living in Mississippi, winter is not nearly as bad as it is in other states (I’m looking at all the snowy states!) However, when it does get cold here, it’s cold. And we’re not always prepared for it. Side note: I was wearing FLIP-FLOPS at Christmas last year!

Currently, Mississippi is suffering from a cold snap. I had to pull out my winter overcoat, my head wrap, and my gloves last night when I went to see Canton City of Lights. Today, while Christmas shopping with my mom, I said BRRR several times!

So, when I talk about winter survival, take it with a grain of salt (I’ll take my grain of salt with a large margarita, please 😉

T’s Winter Survival

1. LOTION. Starting around mid October, my hands start getting dry. It’s like they can feel the changes in the air and begins to get dry and cracky (is cracky a word?) I love Josie Maran’s lotion (Vanilla Apricot is my fav smell!) Other faves: Philosophy (lemon custard is my current fave!) and Bath and Body Works ( the coconut-y smells!)

2. Cuticle oil. I urge you to strongly invest in some oil. I use Essie Apricot oil and sometimes Burt’s Bees cuticle cream. I prefer oil, because the cuticle cream container can be a pain to open!

3. Warm relaxing pants. I sometimes wear yoga pants and other times wear fleecy pi’s. These are the pants I wear when it’s a messy hair, don’t care type of day (I usually can be found on these type of days, on the couch with my kitty cats nearby.)

4. Warm slippers. I used to never wear houseshoes. Then my mom got me a fuzzy pair of hot pink Jessica Simpson ones a couple of years ago- I LOVED them. My feet were warm and comfortable. Santa brings me a new pair every year 🙂

5. A great coat! I have a couple of fleece coats, one white overcoat, and some light gym like jackets.

6. A good book. While not just appropriate for winter survival- it’s always a good idea to have a good book nearby.

*What are your winter survival tips?*

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T @ Traveling With T

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10 thoughts on “#AMonthOfFaves2016: Must Haves for Winter Survival

  1. sarahsbookshelvesblog says:

    OH my gosh – I walk around in furry slippers all the time and am jealous you can sometimes wear flip flops at Christmas!

  2. I misinterpreted the question AGAIN. Oh my….old age gets every time. 🙂

    I love being in sweats in the house…not out of the house except for my exercise classes at the gym.

    I hear you about the dry hands. Mine get really bad at times.

    I bet the slippers are warm and adorable!!

    I am laughing about the cold snap in Mississippi…what is the temp? 60???

    ENJOY your day, and Merry Christmas!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

    • Oh you can’t misinterpret the question- you just write what you feel!

      Dry hands make me sad.

      LOL! Normally, it’s a range of mid 40-s to 60-s.. But the past couple of days it was around mid 30’s. On Christmas Day- we’re supposed to be 65 degrees 😉 Merry Christmas!!!

  3. I am in NC so the weather isn’t too bad in the winter but when we have a cold snap, it is really difficult for people like me who are always cold. Earlier this year, I bought a heated throw – just enough electricity to keep you toasty. The other must have for me in cold weather is moisturizer – it gets so dry that I slather it on my face at night and in the morning.

    • My dad has some heated throws because he gets cold easily in the house and loves them. I usually wear my yoga or fleecy pants and I like to wear a hoodie jacket (lightweight) to keep the chill down for me. When the house gets too warm, my sinuses start drying out and it makes it uncomfortable to wear my contacts!

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