How to survive winter – first tip

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Winter here, the center of Alberta, Canada, can be long, it can be cold, it can be hard to keep your spirits up. Having been born and raised close to here, I’ve come up with a few ways to survive the winter months and I am going to share them with you over the next couple months. Yes, keeping busy with tasks, like this, might be mentioned.

First tip to surviving the winter months

1.) Socks. Warm ones. Ours are from Collégien, a beautiful company in Europe that sells the most comfortable and fashionable socks. They have every colour, size (my socks not pictured), shiny and not, tall, short and tights for those that wear dresses. You can find them at:

2.) Hot chocolate. Add marshmellows, add whip, add sprinkles, or just straight. A sweet cup of cocoa can brighten the mood of any child melting down from cold fingers having been out in the cold too long. We aren’t too fussy and use Carnation hot chocolate mix.

3.) Wood Stove. Nothing beats warm socks and hot chocolate in front of a warm fire.

kids in socks with hot chocolate help to survive the winter months
cute pink socks and hot chocolate with marshmellows
boy wears mustard socks with white stripes on couch
survive the winter months with the kids as they get warm in front of the fire with hot chocolate and warm socks

I’d appreciate you following along this winter on my how to survive winter tips. This is the first one! So for now, head here and take a peek at warmer days when we hosted International Skinny Dip day. You coming in 2020?

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      Easy DIY costumes

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      TIPS FOR DIY Costumes

      • Use costumes you have already. I dig out the Halloween box of costumes and we try to put together a costume from there. I don’t like buying new and if we do, we buy from the thrift store. A philosophy for our regular clothes as well.
      • Use items from their/your closet. Be inspired by items, colours, that they/you already have in your closet! I bet there are a few gems. You’ll be helping the environment and saving money.
      • Make it. Costumes usually only have to last one day! Use what you have around the house. I used paper for the snail costume! It probably won’t hold up until next year but we’ll recycle the paper when we are done with it.
      • Above all, HAVE FUN! This is suppose to be a fun holiday. Do it with your kids, be creative and come up with some great costumes. In addition, I bet you’ll make some great memories too.

      What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?

      I can remember being all sorts of things – a witch, a 50’s girl with a poodle skirt, a bride. However, my absolute favorite costume was a mermaid when I was 6 years old. It works for dressing up at school with those sea shells for a top, however in our Canadian winters we need a little more for the trick or treating portion of the day! The trick to costumes is for them to be both school/indoor friendly as well as trick or treating in -20 temperatures friendly! What are your kids dressing up as for Halloween this year?

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