Five Winter Survival Favorites: #AMonthofFaves Post

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Another Month of Faves from Andi, Tanya, and T.  and I skipped yesterday’s post about memorable books because I couldn’t remember any of them! Ha! Actually, I didn’t have time. Maybe I’ll throw it in at the end of today’s post.

Speaking of… today we are promoting our 5 favorite winter survival items. Being a Northern person, I know a bit about surviving winter. Here are some of my faves.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion I suffer from eczema. I haven’t found anything that can conquer it. It’s much worse in the winter. One thing that helps a lot is this lotion. I’ve been using it for decades. Without it I think the itching would have driven me crazy ages ago.

The Body Shop’s Hemp Hand Protector This is one of the best hand creams I’ve ever tried. It goes on thick, but doesn’t leave a greasy feel. The scent is nice too. Not too strong. I rub it in my hands right before bed. (Dry skin is my winter theme!)

Burt’s Bees lip balm I know there are so many types of Burt’s Bees lip balm now: scented, tinted. But I like the plain ole original the best.

Insulated mugs Let’s get away from all things epidermis for a bit. When I was working, I’d like to start the day with chai tea during the morning commute. I had to have it in an insulated mug or it might not be very warm after I scrape the car windows. Contigo makes some fancy ones.

T-max Heat socks These are not the sexiest or cutest socks in the world but they are sooooo warm. T-max makes all kinds of thermal things: underwear, hats, handwarmers- for men, women, and children. The socks are my favorite. I pull them on first thing on a cold morning.

That’s my list! I hope you found it helpful.



Bonus: Most Memorable Read of the Year

An English Woman-Sergeant In the Serbian Army by Flora Sandes. I found this one by accident when I was flitting through the Audiobooks App “Suprise Me” feature. I was very surprised! This is Flora’s memoir of her time in the Serbian Army. She is quite the badass. I loved this book!
flora and her men
Look at her though! (And those boots!)

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  1. I use the Hemp lotion sometimes and it works great. I like the earthy smell but some people aren't fans of it.

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    1. Yeah, the other day my daughter asked me why I smelled like a tree!

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  2. I love The Body Shop but ours closed this year. :( Aveeno makes great lotion!

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    1. Aw, that's too bad. Our shop is just a few years old. I hope it sticks around.

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  3. love the aveeno lotion! I will have to try the body shop hand cream - my sweetheart has especially dry skin on his hands so I'm always looking for good hand lotion

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  4. I will have to try Aveeno for my eczema. I have a prescription for it, but it really doesn't work. :(

    Thanks for sharing.

    My post isn't what it was supposed to be. I misread it...too late at night I guess.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

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    1. I find that some things work for awhile then stop working for me. It's so hard to control.

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  5. Ooh, I love socks too. I have other thermal socks, but those are really cute. To Marks I shall go!

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  6. Man, Aveeno has been getting a lot of love in these posts! Next time I buy lotion that is what I will now get. I trust you, fellow bloggers!

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  7. Ooh like the look of those socks. I always have cold feet!

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  8. I really like Aveeno too - although I use Nivea the most in winter. I use the Aveeno Daily Moisturizer all winter long. It's light but I also slather coconut oil on after.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. I used coconut oil for awhile too. I'll have to try it again now that winter is here.

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  9. HEATED SOCKS! Why did I never think of this????

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    1. Well sort of heated, just well insulated. They bounce your own body heat back at you. They're so warm!

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