We fell in love with our beautiful home in the spring. The grass was growing, the sun was shining and the heritage details in our almost 100 year old home sparkled in the light.
Sitting here, in the winter, inside this almost century old home is a whole other experience.
Yes, the details still shine through, when I can see them through the ice forming on my lashes.
See, one thing about how they did things “back in the day” was to do it without insulation. I’m not sure if that made them tougher than the current model of human currently wrapped in 3 blankets on the couch, or if the weather just wasn’t as cold?
Whatever it is, we now spend a good chunk of time keeping the fires burning and fighting off the “chill” so we can survive.
And over the last few months of “colder temperatures” I have picked up a few tricks:
1. Burn long, and Burn Hot -I can build a fire with frozen fingers in moments and I know exactly how to layer it up to get a bed of coals hot enough to start adding the hot burning arbutus logs we have stocked up.
2. Blankets. Blankets. Blankets. Who needs electric heat when you have dozens of blankets? Add to this an extra body under your blanket and you will be toasty warm in no time. (Note: take blanket off when starting the fire AND when eating. . . gets messy)
3. Cook. And Eat. A lot.
Our oven actually throws some heat, especially when we bake. And with all the shivering I am doing the extra calories in that second pan of brownies will burn off in a flash!
4. Don’t wear clothes.
Whoa, wait a minute. This isn’t what you are thinking.
Don’t wear clothes, wear jammies (that’s better)
In the morning the worst thing to do is take off your jammies and put on ice-cold clothes. It is WAY better to retain that heat and just continue to wear the Jammies
Especially if they are these. Adult Onesies. The BEST invention (since electric heaters)
The Snugabye brand that makes the Camp & Cabin Onesies has been around almost as long as my house, which probably means they are DEFINITELY made for the cold, and since they have been keeping our little ones warm for over 60 years, I am guessing they know EXACTLY how to make them for moms!
I have a pair of these coming and am looking forward to keeping warm and toasty the whole holiday long! Check out their website and if you place your order BEFORE Dec 20th, you can get them in time to tuck them under the tree! If you use the code COZY you will get 15$ off your order!!!
And some even better news. . enter below to WIN 1 of 3 Camp & Cabin gift packs, including a 100$ visa gift card AND a Camp & Cabin Onesie for yourself! Best of luck and here’s to a toasty holiday for all!
The contest is open to residents of Canada & the USA only, excluding Quebec. The contest will run from December 5-December 15th. You can find the rules and regulations on the contest widget.
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