how to get through a winter cold snap.


Raise your hand if you’re jealous of the Arctic temps here in Minnesota.

Anyone? Bueller? 

Didn’t think so. 

It’s not supposed to get above 0F this week (OMFG the high today is -13F, and it’s currently -29F with a -49F windchill), so please remind me why we continue to live here. With weather like this – and the fact that it feels like January 53 – it’s all I can do to not book a flight to Hawaii and not come back until it’s 70F and sunny. But, alas, responsibilities. So here are a few ways I get through winters in the tundra. Hope they help you, too ♥

Spend some time in the sauna

My favorite thing to do when it’s this cold: sweat in the sauna. I frequently cut swims short so I can sit in it a bit before the pool closes. And I just booked a few infrared sauna sessions at Awaken for Wellness. If you’re in Minneapolis, you can also join the 612 Sauna Society. BRB… trying to talk Nick into covering our basement storage pantry into a sauna… 

Tackle that house to-do

Outdoor recreation when the air temp is -23F isn’t recommended – because who wants frostbite?! – so hunker down inside and check a few things off your house to-do. Ours includes removing the last of the wallpaper (just one more closet!), painting said closet, finally hanging our gallery wall frames, getting started on painting the living room, and possibly KonMari-ing our closet and all the boxes of books. (And else binge Tidying Up?!) 

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