Cosy Nights

It’s official, winter is here. The cold has set in & it’s started to get frosty & stormy. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been cheekily switching on the heating every now & then to keep ourselves toasty & we’ve definitely all dug out our fluffy pjs from the back of the wardrobe.

So, what does one do on these wintery nights? Well, I thought I’d get back into the blogging swing of things by sharing my most favorite things to do when winter sets in.

These days I don’t think any of us are strangers to Pinterest. – I for one, am a bit of an addict & I have been for some time. I spend most of my spare time looking through cosy home decor snaps, Christmas food / decoration ideas (’tis the season to be jolly!) & style / beauty posts. I re-pin at a crazy speed & even categorize my boards. If there’s a Pinners Anonymous out there, please let me know!!

I spend a lot of evenings curled up on the sofa with my man watching my box set of Gossip Girl. I can’t get enough & no matter what he may say to others, I know my Mr enjoys it too. I also am not ashamed to admit that I have full on hair / face / everything envy of Blake Lively, #wcw every week or what!!

Also on the cards are a lot of hot chocolates, with all the trimmings (spray cream, marshmallows, sprinkles…the works! – Naughty!) which really isn’t helping me with my general health & fitness kick that I’m on, but I stand by ‘everything in moderation’ so I tell myself one a day won’t hurt. 😉

Not unlike my Pinterest fettish, I’ve been spending far too much of my evenings scrolling through Instagram & YouTube looking at beautiful people, teaching me how to create their polished looks (I try, but I fail). I love seeing what’s going on in the world of beauty & what products people are going mad over. I’m far too lazy / busy / broke to spend hours looking in the shops or online at what the latest beauty products out there are & I don’t like to spend out my money on new things unless they get rave reviews. So for that, Instagram & YouTube are perfect.

As Christmas is on it’s way *squee* I’ve also been spending a lot of time screen shopping, if you will. I’ve been making lists of present ideas for my nearest & dearest & my bookmark bar has never been so crammed with saved pages. I’ve had shopping carts a plenty full to the brim & the hours I’ve spent drooling over cosy knitted jumpers & gorgeous Christmas decorations, I will never get back – but it fills my days with happiness & excitement. – It’s never too early to get excited about xmas!

Last but not least – I’ve been really enjoying knitting. I know I’m no where near my 80’s yet, but I find it really relaxing & it’s so nice to actually wear something I’ve made – I’ll post pictures etc in another post soon. 🙂

So there we have it, a few of my favorite things to do on these cold, dark nights.

KLB, xo

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