Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beating the January Blues

Between the warmer than normal temps,
post-holiday blahs, cabin fever,
and the holiday/party hoopla at a temporary end...

Autumn, our Golden Retriever, taking a winter's nap.

January doldrums can set in...
It can get pretty boring with too many rainy/dreary days,
and being stuck inside with not much to do.

The best way to stave off winter doldrums
is to get out and have fun!

Winter Fun Ideas — for kids and kids at heart ;)

First, Bundle up {light layers work best}...
Take a {brief} winter walk,
Build a snowman,
Make a snowfort,
Have a snowball fight,
Go sledding or tubing {helmets required for little ones},
Take your family on a snowy sleigh or carriage ride,
Fill empty squirt bottles with food coloring for colorful snow painting,
Freeze empty plastic containers with food coloring for colorful ice blocks,
A weekend getaway to a romantic cabin in snow country would be lovely,
Go ice skating {take lessons to learn},
Take your family skiing {there are plenty of bunny slopes for beginners},
Make a soup bar to warm up ~ {plenty of soup varieties, flavored croutons, grated cheese, etc...},
Beat cabin fever with indoor blanket forts {with bundles of pillows to lay on},
Have a family movie night ~ lots of buttery popcorn, snacks and candies for munching,
Have a late afternoon winter campfire with hot cocoa and toasted marshmallows,
Set up a hot chocolate buffet ~ include plenty of toppings {and don't forget the whipped cream!},
Hang suet to feed non-migrating birds,

or just...

Get out and Have fun!

We finally had our first significant snowfall of the season,
and we couldn't wait to get out and enjoy it!

Acting like a kid again is an instant way to chase away the winter blues.

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a
sphere of activity in which we are
permitted to remain children
all our lives."

- Albert Einstein


  1. Ahh, that snow fort is AWESOME! I want one in our backyard right now lol. Very cool. We had a tiny bit of snow today but it's already melting. Love your snow fun photos.

  2. Warm here also. In fact, it feels more like late spring. Yikes.

    Love the snowman....too cute. Looks like such fun.



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