Friday Pin-Ups: Winter Warmers

I may have cried a little when I looked at the forecast for the next week.  It seems that, after a spell of pleasantly mild weather that flirted with the freezing point (and a few days of downright beautiful and unseasonably weather), we’re in for a couple of weeks’ worth of truly frigid temperatures.

It’s going to be downright freakin’ cold, people, and I’m not happy about it.

Since hibernation isn’t an option, I’m trying to remind myself that this kind of cold isn’t all bad.  With it comes bright crystalline sunshine that streams through my bedroom windows in the morning, and a cold nip in the air that wakes me up faster than the strongest cup of coffee.

It makes the perfect excuse to spend a cozy weekend morning huddled under the covers, a reason to curl up on a comfy chair to finish one of the many knitting projects I’ve been neglecting, and the kick in the pants I need to finally file away the stacks of paperwork covering every available surface of the office desk.

And there is something to be said for the blissful feeling of wrapping chilled fingers around a hot mug after a brisk walk home.

OK, I guess I’m ready. Bring it on, winter.

(Yes, I know… it’s actually Saturday, but in my defence, I did really have every intention of posting this on Friday before life decided to get in the way. Better late than never, right?)

As always, please remember to pin responsibly. If one of these recipes should catch your eye, please click the image to open it in Pinterest and then repin from there to ensure you are crediting the original source. Please, please, please do not pin this page!

Masala Chai Latte (Yummy Supper)

Source: via Isabelle on Pinterest

Hot Cinnamon Toddy (Nutmeg Nanny)

Source: via Isabelle on Pinterest

Mulled Wine (Flourishing Foodie)

Source: via Isabelle on Pinterest

Turmeric Milk (Journey Kitchen)

Source: via Isabelle on Pinterest

Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate (Gimme Some Oven)

Source: via Isabelle on Pinterest


  1. says

    We’re having quite a cold spell too. I keep trying to remember when it was so hot last summer that I couldn’t stand it. That gives me a better perspective and I just bundle up and enjoy it:) I’d really enjoy it with one of these yummy hot drinks!

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