Winter To-Do List


The first couple weeks of winter are easily my favorite days of the year. The season starts off strong with Christmas and New Years, but then seems to drag on forever as the weather gets colder, days grow shorter, and it seems like there’s nothing to do but stay stuck inside. This winter, I refuse to fall into my typical hibernation rut, and am committing to make it a time to try new things and check more off my to do list. The first day of winter is this weekend, so I’m getting a head start on compiling some activities that will make my cold winter days a little less dreary.

1. Build a gingerbread house (and eat way too many of the trimmings)

2. Tour the town just to view Christmas lights – and visit an animated house of lights

3. Paint a creative wall somewhere in my house

4. Sign up for a volunteer organization

5. Read several good books – particularly romance mysteries

6. Experiment with different types of homemade popcorn (like cinnamon and caramel) for snuggling up and movie watching

7. Hang a picture gallery wall in my living room (like this and this)

8. Make my house smell warm and delicious by baking lots of bread, donuts, and bagels from scratch

9. Take photography lessons – even if they are just from my sister or Ryan

10. See snow (travel may be required)


Images via Pinterest: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11



  1. mom
    19 December 2013 / 8:48 am

    Seriously? Number 3 :)….