Baby, itís cold out! That is, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, itís getting rather chilly and with the cold comes warmth Ė the trick is just finding it when you need it. Here are my favorite ways to warm up:
Hand and Feet Warmers
These things are so neat. They are little packets of heat. You ďbreakĒ the packet by bending it to activate the chemicals inside and then it starts to get nice and toasty. Stick it in your boots or in your pockets and youíll be warm while skiing, waiting for the bus, or sitting in front of the computer. Iíve come across these little beauties while shopping at mega convenience stores and in specialty sporting stores. Keep your eyes open as they are small enough to just slip under your radar if youíre not really looking.
Borrowing a Pocket
If you have a good friend or a friend whoís more than a friend, you might just need to borrow a pocket to warm up. When youíre little fingers get cold, itís nice to have a warm pocket to use to help them warm back up. If your own pockets are nonexistent, Why not borrow someone elseís? By that I mean their jacket pocket Ė not the pocket on their skinny jeans (too weird!)
Itís a fact that you lose a huge amount of body heat through your head. (Your feet help you lose the rest, but more on that in a moment.) Donning a cute knit or fleece hat is a great way to look accessorized, and be stylish and warm, too. If you happen to be able to knit, you can even create your own hats Ė add a pom-pom on top for a bit of extra flair and fun. Those of us who arenít blessed with knitting needles can just buy a fun hat or ten from the store.
So now that your head is covered, we need to take care of your feet. This season you are truly in luck. Grab some fleecy warm boots and youíll feel nice and toasty. Stick those skinny jeans down inside the boots and youíll be truly fabulous. Or, if youíre like me Ė just wear your boot-like-slippers under your jeans and nobody will know the difference. Of course, if you have to trudge through snow, this plan doesnít work as well, but the real snow and winter-y boots are just as comfortable and very stylish and warm.
There is something about sitting by a fire that makes me feel all warm inside. The fire warms me from the outside and the relaxation of it all warms me from the inside. Of course, sitting by the fire isnít complete without a warm blanket, a good book and a pair of fuzzy socks, but Iíd wager you know that already.