Sunday, December 26, 2010

Let it Snow!

Merry {belated} Christmas! Wow - that went by FAST. But hooray for 2011 just around the corner. I like clean "New Year" slates, and it'll be my motivation to get out of holiday hibernation mode. Curse you chocolate reindeer, holiday cookies, and apple pie! (Well no, not really. I still love you despite my yearning for elastic waist pants).

What does winter hibernation entail aside from unabashedly going for that second helping of yummy homemade treats? Lounging on the couch in my parents' house, sipping hot cider, a Snuggie thrown over my feet, all the while snowed in - a blizzard blanketing the world (or at least Southern CT) in crisp, sparkling white. The wood burning fireplace is also cranking on full blast, filling the house with a light rustic smell. This smokiness always lingers on our jackets for the next few months, but it's New Englandy and memorable and utterly delicious smelling.

Given the snow accumulation of about 5-6 inches outside at the moment, it may require digging the car out bright and early tomorrow a.m. and shoveling a good portion of the driveway tonight. You know what though? I'm super excited to tackle both because...NEW SNOWBOOTS!

I purchased these heavy duty babies at the local REI just in the nick of time before the commencement of holiday season craziness. They're seriously warm, 100% waterproof, and uber-functional - all the while looking just chic enough for a dinner out on the snowy town. The faux fur cuff at the top even helps keep snow from falling into the boot - brilliant! They run true to size when wearing a thick wool sock and can be purchased online here and here.

Given hibernation, boots, and blizzard this wonderful time of year, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday season and 2011.