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(December 27, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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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!)

Cute Hats

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.

Fleecy Boots

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.

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Nashville, TN
Posted On: December 31, 2008
I lived in Colorado for 17 years and I never got used to the cold. So I moved and went to TN where it hardly snows. But what's bad is that when it snows like 1/2 an inch people freak out and I'm like "what?!" These people would freak if they moved to CO. What's worse is that it's way humid out here in TN so it feels as cold as CO.

I just wish to go back to Southern California one day and live there. I hate snow and cold with a passion.

Btw, I love those little hand warmer things!!!
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Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: December 28, 2008
It's in the 80s in FL right now, but we had 30s weather in November~
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Arvada, CO
Posted On: December 28, 2008
Georgian weather?

You don't know unpredictable weather till you visit the Denver-Metro area. Even the Native Americans told the settlers not to live in Denver because it would have unpredictable weather. True story.

Anyway, those hand warmers are great little things. Simply amazing at outdoor sporting events, or simply leaving the pool at five in the morning, when it's snowing, and your hair is wet...
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Posted On: December 28, 2008
A note on the "fire" point. I'd recommend you confine the fire to a woodstove or a fireplace, and not he living room carpet. Also, don't let little kids play with lighters!!!!

BTW, the reason people lose most of their heat through their heads is because lots of people walk around without hats on in winter. If we all wore crop tops and hats, then most of our heat would be lost through our midriffs. Just an FYI
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Weirton, WV
Posted On: December 28, 2008
My grandpa knits and crochets, so we've got hats, afghan-blankets, shawls, and knit slippers out the wazoo. ^^ They're so warm and snuggly.
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Posted On: December 28, 2008
Haha! HAHA!

It is 70 degrees where I live.

I don't need to worry about this.

Stupid unpredictable Georgian weather...
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Arvada, CO
Posted On: December 27, 2008
why doesn't anyone ever remember crochet?


I know how to knit, but crochet is just so much faster.

And when it comes to snow in Colorado, you just get used to the cold. I personally love it.
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Posted On: December 27, 2008
Lol, I borrow my friends pockets sometimes because my coat's pockets are uncomfortable because they're sorta high up and not on an angle.. and I tend to forget my gloves a lot.
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United Kingdom
Posted On: December 27, 2008
I have a bear that you put in the microwave and it heats up for about 6 hours. I love it.


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