6 Ideas For Getting Out Of The Mid-Winter Blues

Winter is dragging along with its usual cold and frosty self and leaving many of us feeling blue or stifled by the constant cold. But just because we are in the middle of winter doesn't mean we cannot attempt to bring a little sunshine and warmth into our days.

Here are a few ideas that work for me in keeping my spirits up until the warmer weather begins:

 Makeup Counters

Oh pretty, pretty things how I adore you?! I don't get a chance to do it often enough but when I do I am sooo happy. I love going to Ulta and looking at all the new products for hair and makeup and one of my favorite areas is the Benefit Cosmetics counter. It has a retro design and I adore their products ( I will review some of them soon!). I think any girl, young or old, can appreciate a little stroll around their favorite makeup counters, don't you?


Whether you enjoy a good cuppa (of tea), a strong coffee, or a frosty margarita-a nice cup of your favorite beverage is sure to bring a little joy into your day. My favorite is Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha with whip cream on top. Swoon! It's like a cup of coffee candy to me. Mind you I am not a daily drinker of coffee or tea but I sure love it when I have one. Its a treat that is sure to brighten my day. Speaking of which-I will need to grab one this week!!!

Spring Colored Dresses

Pretty dresses are a weakness for many of us so imagine seeing a slew of pretty spring colored dresses? These you see are from Modcloth. Get online and skim through all the pretties. Just puts a smile on my face thinking about it!

 Watching Musicals

Musicals may not be for everyone but come on...I mean how can one not help by tap their feet when they see the barn dance scene in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers or snap their fingers along with Riff and his gang in West Side Story? A good musical should bring your spirits up and have it soarin' all day long!

Reading Inspirational Stories

Reading is always a good hobby to pick up and one of my favorites since I was a child. Nothing better than to feed your brain with interesting information but how about feeding your heart and soul? You can scoop up some motivational or self-help books at your local library and you can also pick up some inspirational stories that are either true stories or based on true stories.

I find that reading and learning about the struggles and triumphs of others picks my mood up and gives me a swift kick in the tush. Often times it is when I need it the most. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio did that for me. I cannot wait to share my review of it with you (soon!).

Beautiful Photos

People are visual creatures. Looking at what we consider to be "pretty" things is a delight to our eyes and our sensea. Next time you surf the net check out some beautiful photos either by researching them or simply looking at some blogs or Pinterest boards. You will be amazed at how quickly looking at some colorful and stunning photos can put a smile on your face.

I hope these ideas help you get through the rest of this seemingly long winter. I am a big fan of Mother Nature and I have much respect for her and her ways BUT all of this darkness and cold can really put a damper on your spirit.

My hope is that those who need the little pick me up will try out some of these ideas and find their smile once again.

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  1. Reading is something I love to do during those wintry months. Of course I ready non-stop all year. Anyway, I rarely go to the make-up counters, but love browsing the wet n' wild section at kmart. I just found THE perfect red polish and can't wait to try a half moon mani. With the blizzard and snow, snow, snow, and more snow I WANT SPRING NOW!!! :-P

  2. Thank you ladies! Sean-me toooooooooooooooooooooooooo! xox

  3. I'm sorry you missed your special Valentines dinner what a bummer. I so know what you mean about books and pretty pictures I have a combo book you have to check out it's called, "Sweetie-licious Pies" Even if you don't bake you will love this book. The pics are so lovely and retro styled!

  4. I love that lavender dress! It looks like something Jeane Craine might wear with her fantastic 40s hair. :)

  5. Terrific ideas one and all - and very welcome ones at that, as I'm starting to feel like winter has been underway for, oh, about a century at this point! I love that most of these can be done for little to no cost (extra important with tax season right around the corner).

    ♥ Jessica


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