The winter weather is fully upon us, so we can’t say we blame you if you’ve been staying inside avoiding the cold temperatures. You may be lamenting the fact that there are still a few months of chill left ahead of us, especially if you’re tired of having to don 50 million layers before leaving the house. Between the brisk winter air on our faces, the chapped lips, and the stuffy noses, we know it’s tough to look on the bright side when it comes to winter weather. However, the best way to stay positive during this brutally cold season is by reminding ourselves of all the reasons winter is actually the most underrated time of the year. So curl up with a cozy blanket and scroll through the gallery below for some of our favorite things about the cold season, and make sure you don’t forget to enjoy it before it’s over!
Hot Chocolate In Winter
1. Hot Chocolate
As though we needed another reason to allow chocolate into our lives. Hot chocolate is one of the best perks of winter. What better way to warm up than with a warm cup of chocolatey coziness?
If you need some inspiration to fill your mug, check out our Nutella hot chocolate recipe here!
Delicious Soups and Stews
2. Delicious Soups and Stews
No one wants to eat a delicious soup or stew when the weather is hot. But when the temperature takes a dip, it's time to fire up the stove or the slow cooker and whip up some delicious bowls of warmth!
3. The Fireplace
Sitting fireside isn't reserved for only during the summer. Fireplaces are a great way to add both warmth and ambiance to your home in the fall and winter.
Click here to learn more about how to maintain your fireplace so you can enjoy it during the cold months!
4. Cozy Plush Blankets
There’s nothing like sitting by the fire with a soft fuzzy blanket and a book to soothe the soul on a chilly winter evening.
Christmas Lights and Decor
5. Christmas Lights and Decor
The holidays are a cheerful time of year. Marveling at all the beautiful and festive Christmas lights around town (or in your own home) is one of the best things about the winter season.
Click here to check out our favorite Christmas light projectors for hassle-free decorating!
6. Winter Fashion
Staying warm doesn’t have to be a drag when it gives you the opportunity to break out your favorite scarves, hats, and winter boots.
Check out our favorite heat-retaining thermals that will keep the whole family warm!
7. Dark Nail Polish
Dark nail polish colors are all the rage in winter. Take advantage of your chance to mix it up with burgundies, navy blues, and charcoal grays.
Check out our favorite nail polish shades for a flawless manicure!
Shoveling snow may not be so fun, but playing in it is a whole different story. The best part is it's excitement for the whole family, especially if you’ve got grandkids to make snow angels with.
When you're done playing outside, warm up with these hearty cold-weather meals!
Pets In Winter
9. Pets in Winter Gear
The grandkids look adorable all dressed up in their winter coats and ear muffs, but puppies in cute winter sweaters give the kids a run for their money.
Cuddling In Winter