hey it’s monday
sorry my post is a day late, but that crazy busy christmas season, ya know?
this week on the blog, i’m talking about my favorite winter activities! i hope it gives you a little bit of inspo and maybe some ideas for when you’re bored during the cold winter months. so here are my top 5 favorite winter activities! enjoy xo
if you don’t know, i’m from michigan. and being from michigan naturally means starting skating lessons at a very young age. i started skating when i was around five years old and stopped my lessons when i was around 14. it’s one of my all time favorite hobbys! a winter without a skating session on the ice rink, is not a winter at all in my opinion. so find your nearest ice rink, rent some skates, and lace them up! seriously, i couldn’t imagine a winter without skating at least a few times during the months. has anyone else ever done ice skating lessons? i would love to know!! i’m so nostalgic for it every year.
a few blog posts back i shared with you a few minimalist diy christmas decorations. Decorating for christmas is always the best and it’s even more fun when you get to make a few of your own. Also very cost effective. Making your own ornaments is also really fun and a creative way to add a personal touch to your home and christmas decor.
i feel like this is everyone’s tradition, but driving around to see the christmas lights outside everyone’s house is the best! i used to do it a lot growing up and i still love it. some people go all out! i’m not sure if it’s something i’ll ever do when i get my own house. it seems like a lot of work lol but its fun to see everyone else’s. so if you’re ever bored, grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and listen to some christmas tunes while you drive around and check out all the lights!
now, this isn’t for everyone, i know it’s super hard to get out in the snow when it’s freezing and you want to be cozy. BUT, going on a hike in the winter is so so so pretty! going back into the woods where the snow is still all over the trees and it’s not dirty from the cars and foot traffic is just the best. throw on your snow pants, grab some hand warmers, and get out there! even just going on walks in the winter (especially while it’s snowing) is so peaceful. don’t get me wrong, i love my cozy days wrapped in a blanket with netflix, but cabin fever is real. so getting out there is a must for me!
ok, this is probably so boring to add to this list and you probably already do this anyway, BUT. instead of a typical movie night on the couch, make it fun! i love making a blanket fort or getting out my little tee pee and decorating it with pretty lights and pillows. in the summer, i always feel so guilty for having movie nights in because i feel like i should be out having a bonfire, or camping, or all of those other fun summer things! but in the winter, a cozy movie night is so relaxing.
let me know what you’re favorite thing to do in the winter is! i’d love to know. winter isn’t my favorite season by any means, but i can’t imagine living without it.