Winter Favorites

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I’ll admit it: Winter isn’t my favorite season, but it does have some charm to it, right? Like the way the snow sparkles in the sun. And kids look all cute bundled up with rosy cheeks. I admit, after that, I don’t have much. But for now, I’m trying to enjoy the slower pace of life that comes with being stuck inside due to icy roads and frigid temps. It’s kind of nice for a change!

I am excited to feature some of my winter favorites that get me through this season here in Michigan. This list is inspired by my friend Detroit Duchess, who features her seasonal favorites regularly. See her latest list here.

Carmex Cherry Lip Balm

Carmex Lip Balm

This is one of my favorite chapstick brands for cold weather lips. It’s hardcore and one of the only kinds that will treat my chapped lips super insanely quick. Plus, there’s SPF in it for summertime too!

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter

Atwater Brewery

I love a darker beer year-round, but winter just begs for it. This brew from Atwater Brewery in Detroit is one of my favorites! Very heavy in the coffee flavor makes it extra yummy to me. It’s 5.5% alcohol, so not too strong, but enough to pack a punch. So.Good. {Also, since Detroit is a bit of a drive for me, I am thankful I can purchase this at my local Meijer.} Drink local, friends!

Frozen Soundtrack

Frozen Soundtrack

OK, this is for the kids, right? Well, not really. I love this soundtrack! First, it’s perfect for winter given all the talk about snowmen and the land of Arendelle covered in deep deep deep deep snow. Second, it’s SO catchy that even my husband finds himself singing along. This truly is the Disney I feel we’ve been missing since The Lion King.

A Great Book – The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars

I’ve been spending a ton of time at the library lately, and a ton of time reading. This young adult book will warm your frozen heart…But be warned you will need tissues! P.S. Yes/No Films just informed me that this is going to be made into a film this year. Go read it first! Books always trump the movies, right? ;) Read more about the synopsis over here at one of my favorite websites — Goodreads.

Winter Headband

Erin's Headbandz

A knit headband is not only practical, but can be adorable! I love wearing hats, but since I’m a mom, I wear my hair up more often than not. A headband is the perfect solution during winter. My friend Erin makes these adorable and warm knit ones for just $15. I love the one she made for me and wear it almost daily!

On Guard Essential Oil by doTerra

doTerra On Guard Essential Oil

I’ll admit — I was a little skeptical about essential oils at first. Now that I’ve been using them for a while, I’m ready to tell you all that they ROCK. This “protective blend” oil is my favorite for winter because it can truly help to fight colds and sore throats…and has ingredients we’re all familiar with {cinnamon, clove bud, eucalyptus, rosemary and wild orange}. Simply put a couple drops in bath water, in a vaporizer, or use it directly on your feet. I also suffer from cankersores  a few times a year, and this oil instantly numbs it and helps it go away quickly — something I have never experienced from OTC meds. Bonus points: It smells good, tastes good, and lasts a long time {it’s a tad pricey, but you only use about 2 drops each time}.

So there you have it, a few of my favorite {wintertime} things!

What are your favorite products and things this winter?

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  1. Hi, Lauren, I’ve been thinking of you and yours with all this severe weather. But I’m sure you’re well prepared for it, as evidenced by your list of favorites!

    • Mrs. Weber says:

      Thanks for your concern, Dianna! There is definitely a lot of snow up here, but knowing Michigan weather, it will melt quickly :) Hope you’re doing well down south!

  2. Ashleigh
    Twitter: itscheapash
    says:

    I’m loving the book so far…we’ve been so busy I haven’t finished it yet! And the Frozen soundtrack is constantly playing here! During the winter, our skin is SO dry. Our new trick is mixing baby oil gel in our lotion right after baths/showers. The lavender one smells soooo good! It has made such a difference!
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    • Mrs. Weber says:

      I read it in a few days when we were cooped up! So nice to read YA books sometimes. Can’t wait for the movie!

      Baby oil gel? I’ve never seen that! My skin is SO dry from washing my hands so often. Maybe I should give it a try!

      • Ashleigh
        Twitter: itscheapash
        says:

        It’s right by the regular stuff. SO much easier to use! There is a deal on it at Target right now, I got a bunch for less than a $1 per bottle. My hands are awful too, especially after working on weekends!
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  3. You totally reminded me to pick up the Frozen Soundtrack! I LOVED the music in that. Also, those winter headbands are adorable! Hope you are staying super warm. Looks like a warm up is in sight. Whoot!
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    • Mrs. Weber says:

      It was an awesome movie with awesome music for sure! We’re staying warm — can’t wait for that “heatwave” this weekend around here ;)

  4. Detroit Duchess
    Twitter: detroitduchess
    says:

    Love the list Lauren! I will have to check out the essential oils, John is always getting a cold, lol!
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  5. Liz
    Twitter: Yesnofilms
    says:

    Just now seeing this – thanks for the shoutout! The TFIOS trailer is actually premiering TODAY, it was on The Today Show and will be online later so I’m keeping an eye out for it :).

    • Mrs. Weber says:

      Woohoo! It totally looks awesome :) And no prob on the shout! Love feeling in the loop with you and your blog!

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