Easy Ways to Warm Up This Winter

Easy Ways to Warm Up This Winter

(Family Features) As the cold weather settles in, staying snuggled up in your comfortable house around the clock may be tempting, but it’s not very realistic. So when you come back inside from work, running errands or a quick snowball war with the kids, you’ll need some easy ways to warm up. Heat yourself from the inside out with these ideas: Take a bath with warm water to help you relax and return your body to a comfortable temperature. Add a hint of lavender or another favorite scent for some aromatherapy. Start with a moderate temperature and gradually add more … Continue Reading →
Learn About Winter Car Care with Robyn and Sears Auto Center PLUS Gift Card Giveaway

Learn About Winter Car Care with Robyn and Sears Auto Center PLUS Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored post, I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.   Winter can be a tough time of year on our cars, especially here in the Midwest. I headed to Sears Auto Center again last week to learn about what we can do to take care of our cars in the winter and what to watch out for. Batteries Car batteries are affected by temperature, usage, driving utilities like lights and computer power, as well as comfort and luxury items like seat warmers and navigation systems. The extreme cold temperatures in the winter can … Continue Reading →
More Winter Drinks to Warm You Up

More Winter Drinks to Warm You Up

The Polar Vortex is still here and most of the United States is still freezing. Luckily, I love winter so it is not bothering me so much. If you are feeling a need to warm up though I’ve got more drinks this week that should do the trick since you all liked the last warm drinks post. These winter drink recipes are from Illy, an Italian coffee company founded in 1933. Along with coffee they have a nice selection of tools and serving pieces you might enjoy. I am sure my coffee loving readers already know this company. Don’t worry … Continue Reading →
Big Game Day Cocktail Recipes: Go Beyond Beer

Big Game Day Cocktail Recipes: Go Beyond Beer

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and beer is the choice of many to drink during the big game. I am encouraging you all to go beyond beer though with some of these great cocktails perfect for watching football. Thanks to Deussen for the recipes and photos! Red Zone Punch In football the red zone is the area on the field between the goal line and the 20 yard line. You want your team their because their chances of scoring are better there! 1 bottle of Sobieski Vodka (750 ml) 8 oz. orange liqueur 6 oz. orange juice 8 oz. … Continue Reading →
4 Winter Cocktails to Keep You Warm

4 Winter Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Happy Friday! Are you staying warm during the polar vortex? It has been super cold here in St. Louis this winter. I thought since so much of the country is experiencing this chill that today’s cocktails should be something to warm you up. So I have four great drink recipes for you to try that should keep you warm until the spring thaw! Thanks to Deussen for the recipes and photos!   Vortex Coffee 2 oz. Sobieski Vanilia Vodka 1 oz. Irish cream 2 oz. hot coffee Whipped cream Add all ingredients in a mug and top with whipped cream! I … Continue Reading →
WINTER: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly [infographic]

WINTER: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly [infographic]

We are expecting a major winter storm here in St. Louis overnight tonight and into tomorrow so I found an infographic for this week about winter. The latest prediction I heard was 8”-12” of snow and then super cold temps on top of that. We already still have snow on the ground from a couple of days ago. Now, I am not complaining about the snow at all – I really do love snow! But I do understand that it can be a hassle for a lot of folks, including Hubby who has shovel out the cars, drive in it, … Continue Reading →
Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice! Today is the shortest day of the year which makes Hubby happy that longer days start tomorrow. Since it is the official beginning of winter it makes me very happy because winter is my favorite season of the year. I love snow! Original photo source: Wikipedia Commons; my remix of the photo is free to use. Continue Reading →
Preparing the Inside for the Cold Weather Outside

Preparing the Inside for the Cold Weather Outside

Winter does not officially start for a couple of weeks but many of us are already experiencing the cold weather outside. There are a few things you can do inside when the cold weather is outside to make your home warm and yet still feel fresh when it is closed up for the winter. Check your weather-stripping around windows and doors This gets worn out and needs replaced eventually. You can find more information about the types of weather-stripping to use on the Energy.gov site. Turn your ceiling fans on in reverse We have ceiling fans in all the bedrooms … Continue Reading →
Some snowman humor

Some snowman humor

My mom shared this with me and it cracked me up so I had to share with you all! I do not know who the creator of this cute cartoon is though. I love snowmen and I love corny jokes like this! Continue Reading →