Winter Essentials 2017
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the total vibe of it! I should have named this post
my winter obsessions instead because I am clearly obsessed with all of these essentials. Here are my top
five winter essentials to survive the cold months.
5. Giant Coffee Cups
If you know me, you know I have a thing for coffee cups. I love buying cute new coffee cups
almost anytime I’m out. It’s a serious problem, but no one ever has to worry about not having a cup
to drink their coffee out of when they come to my house. During the colder months, there is
nothing that compares to cuddling up on the couch with a giant coffee cup full of hot cocoa, tea, or
coffee. I got this “wifey” mug as a gift, but you can find one like it here.
4. Coconut Oil
I love the winter but my skin does not. Coconut oil is a lifesaver to keep my skin soft and
hydrated. I usually apply it right after I shower and before I go to bed. I also use it as a hair mask
once a week to keep my hair from getting dry and static-y.
Just like giant coffee cups, I have an obsession with candles. They are always burning in my
home, but my favorite time of the year to burn them is during the fall and winter. The scents this
time of year are my absolute favorite. There’s nothing like a delicious scented candle burning on a
cold day to make your home feel cozy.
2. Peppermint Everything
If peppermint flavored everything doesn’t scream winter, I don’t know what does. Peppermint is
one of the ultimate winter essentials. A few of my favorites are peppermint hot cocoa, peppermint
mocha coffee, and peppermint oil. Going back to my coffee cup obsession, sipping a hot cup of
peppermint hot cocoa sounds pleasing to the soul right about now. Peppermint oil is also a huge essential for me. I like to mix a few drops with some beloved coconut oil and massage it on to sore
and achy muscles for some relief. It’s also great for the not so loved, cold season. It’s great to mix
with coconut oil and put on the bottoms of your feet, under your nose, and on your chest.
1. Cozy Blankets
My biggest winter essential is cozy blankets. I literally cannot live without these. Cozy blankets
make everything so much….cozier. My all-time favorite thing during the winter is to cuddle up on
the couch with my hubby under a big cozy blanket with a hot cup of hot cocoa or tea with candles
burning in the back ground watching Christmas movies. That my friends, is living.