This month seems to have brought in the cooler weather and I’m so excited about it! The fashion, the food, the coziness… I love it all! I’m also really excited about the fact that Christmas is just over a month away! Don’t shoot me – I know some people are sensitive about not bringing up Christmas before Thanksgiving – but when you have a family as large as I do, you have to think ahead or go broke waiting until the last minute. I’ve been brainstorming like crazy trying to think of fun and unique gifts to create for our loved ones and my latest creation involves 6 of the best cold weather comforts for a DIY Cold Weather Survival Kit.
What’s included in the kit:
This is hands down the best candle lighter I have ever owned! Not only is the neck of this lighter flexible to make lighting hard to reach area’s (like the back of my stove) easy, but its also refillable! Its activated by a one handed ignition switch and also insures safety with its patented child-resistent safety button. I truly believe that everyone should replace those old matches/lighters with a Zippo: Mini Flex Candle Lighter.
Chesapeake Bay Candles have always been my favorite because of their elegance and also because they are longer lasting than other brands I have tried in the past. They make for great gifts to others and help brighten your home in more ways than one. The Chesapeake Bay Candle: Mind & Body Collection offers 8 soothing scents that are mixed with essential oils to help ease your mind and body for total body wellness. If you are feeling down by the early darkness that winter brings, simply fire one of these baby’s up and enjoy the long lasting soothing scent.
You must know from the the title of my blog that I am a huge coffee freak. But did you know that I also enjoy a good cup of tea once or twice a day too? This is especially true on a cold winter day while the kids are napping. That is usually when you’ll find me enjoying a nice hot cup! I love the Warming Joy Collection from Tea Forte because it comes with a variety of 5 delicious flavors. It’s the perfect holiday tea to gift this time of year! My personal favorite flavor from this collection is the Raspberry Ganache because let’s face it, it doesn’t get better than rich chocolate and ripe raspberry flavors mixed together! You can shop the Tea Forte – Warming Joy Collection here, and be sure to use WJ20 at checkout to save 20% off any Tea Forte order.
Zoganic is the perfect solution for you to have more energy during the winter cold and gloomy days! It’s a low calorie vitamin supplement that helps to improve overall gut health and a delicious way to replace unhealthy drinks in your diet. The fruitZip Variety Pack has Pineapple for Digestion, Orange for Immunity, Coconut for Energy and MultiBerry for Total Wellness. I’ve been using Zoganic for the last week and have enjoyed each of the flavors in a tall glass of cold water each morning. Some of the benefits include breaking down sugar, starches, proteins and fats, promoting a healthy immune system and eyesight and maintaining low blood pressure and heart rate. My favorite part about Zoganic is that it is organic, gluten free, certified vegan, made in the USA and is clinically proven!
I don’t know about you – but its not truly Winter for me until I’ve cuddled up on the couch with a great romance novel while my kids are either napping or occupied in their playroom. I can’t really explain it, but its so comforting to me to sit back and relax while getting lost in a contemporary romance novel. Links by Lisa Becker is such a fun read – I’m currently in the middle of it and can’t wait to finish it off. I love the two main characters, Garret and Charlotte, and while I don’t relate to either of them personally, I really enjoy that this book gives me a viewpoint from each character, chapter by chapter.
Stuffy Nose Strips definitely fit the bill for my DIY Cold Weather Survival Kit. The colder months = flu season and nothing is worse than being a sick mess with a stuffy nose. Trust me – I suffer from a plugged nostril every day of the year due to sinus issues and pretty much use these nose strips daily. Stuffy Nose Strips give instant drug-free relief to stuffy noses caused by allergies, flu and sinus issues as well as snoring by pulling open airways 61% over the 30% of the typical nasal strips that go over your nose. My husband started using these and the snoring has decreased so much that I’m able to fall fast a sleep at night without counting his snores as if they were sheep. You can purchase Stuffy Nose Strips here and be sure to use XECX9243 at checkout to save 25% off your purchase.
What are some of your favorite cold weather comforts during these cold winter months?