There’s no time like the present to put a stop to this radio silence, right? I realize that I’ve been pretty absent from blogging over the last couple of weeks, but life has been insanely busy. I’ve been doing a little bit of travelling, which means I haven’t spent a lot of time at my computer.
This past weekend, I went up to a cottage with my boyfriend and his friends. I was pretty nervous about the trip, since it was one of the coldest weekends of the year…and I hate the cold. Thankfully, we ended up spending most of our time indoors, because it was so cold that it literally started to hurt after minute or two outside. Instead of spending time outdoors, we filled the weekend with a lot of good food, Super Nintendo, and laughter. Growing up, my boyfriend and I both had a Super Nintendo. Super Mario World was my favorite game and his was Star Fox. We spent hours playing and he even found a good star fox 2 rom and an emulator that let us play all the classic Nintendo games! It was so much fun. I’d love to see if there were more emulators out there for other consoles we had growing up, what I would give to be able to play games like Pokemon red rom again. Oh – and I learned how to crochet!
Thank god the house was well insulated though, otherwise, that would have been a different story. It just goes to show how having well-insulated can have a really big difference. It even made me think about replacing my windows at home. I even got as far as looking up Window Replacement companies. But I think that my windows might be okay for the time being, maybe I’ll replace them in the future.
It’s not just the windows that helped keep the house warm though. The house also had a good HVAC system to allow us to change the temperature inside the house to cold or warm. HVAC systems can be a really beneficial addition to a home, so that is something that we might consider for our house too. We’d just have to contact Express Plumbing Heating & Cooling AC services in Ocean City , NJ, for example, and then they could install that. I think that would be a wise investment.
I cannot emphasize how important it is to have a good winter jacket if you live in a cold climate. Sure, winter coats aren’t exactly as fun or stylish as a leather jacket, but when it’s -20 degrees, I don’t care! I bought a Canada Goose jacket early in the season, and it’s been keeping me nice and warm this winter. The price tag can be a bit scary, which is why I took about 5 years to actually buy the jacket, but I’m so glad that I did. Worth every penny.
What I’m Wearing:
Jacket – Canada Goose (Same)
Sweater – H&M (Similar)
Jeans – LOFT (Same)
Boots – Sorel (Same)
Beanie – Roots (Similar)
Gloves – Roots (These are cute)
If you’re dealing with the snowy weather too, how do you manage to keep warm?