Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Survival Kit & gifts from friends

Winter is in full force here in Idaho.  We had an unusually warm November and December but  Old Man Winter made his way and it is cold!  Today's high is 18...if you ask me, if the temperature is  under freezing, it doesn't matter what the actual number is!  I decided to make some Winter Survival Kits for some special friends.  A quick trip to the Dollar Store and a few other stores and I was set.
I picked up this fun blue box that goes with my theme.  To it, I added warm socks, gloves, lotion, antibacterial gel and lip balm.  All things that will help you stay warm and keep your skin hydrated in this freezing cold weather.  This is such a fun gift to give someone in the month of January when there isn't too much exciting stuff going on. 
My sweet friend Jenny of Jenny's Heart and I had a little Christmas swap of our own.  We decided to do homemade treats and ornaments.  Here is what Jenny sent me.  I love the little snowmen and all the fun things she included.  What's missing is the delicious treats and the holiday velvet cake mix.  Cody always likes to see what I get and then take whatever he likes!  Thanks Jenny...I always love what you send and can't wait to swap with you again! 
My French loving friend Donna of My Shabby Chateau  sent me these sweet little Angel tags.  I just love these!  They have so many of my favorite things--angels, sheet music, French and glitter!  Thank you so much Donna, it was such a sweet surprise to receive these from you! 
I also wanted to share my simple winter mantle.  I love silver, white and aqua and my mantle looks gorgeous in these colors.  I will leave this up until the end of the month.   
I can't believe that 2015 is already here...time definitely flies when you are having fun.  Happy New Year everyone!


Donna said...

What a fun idea for a gift, Trisha! Anyone would love to receive those treats:) And you are most welcome on the tags, I had fun making them for you! Looks like you got some great things in your swap, too! And I love your mantle and touches of aqua. Keep warm!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your mantel is beautiful, and, I love the survival kits. Our temps have been somewhat mild here, but, we're expecting single digits next week.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, I love the idea of a winter survival kit! It's perfect for cold weather. So nice that you received such nice presents from blog friends for Christmas! Have a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love the winter survival kit! I've had to make a run to the store to deal with my dry skin this winter even though, here in Louisiana, we are not that cold!

Blessings, Tammy

Ordinary J said...

Nice kit:) I am lucky that I don't have cold weather where I live. I do do well in cold weather. Happy New Year and keep warm:)

bj said...

You are so a girl after my own heart...I adore whimsey and I love the color turquoise...such a cute mantel....loe it.

June said...

I am so glad to be able to access your blog today Trisha. I haven't been able to for a long awhile because it said 'only invited readers' and I have missed seeing what my Idaho friend has been doing :)))) I love aqua and so of course I love seeing your mantle! So pretty! I loved what you are doing for your friends in giving them the winter survival kits. What a great idea for those special friends we have. Hasn't it been bone chilling lately? I'm ready for the little warming trend that we are supposed to get this week. I'm finding it tough to want to go anywhere. I just want to hunker down in the house.
I want to wish for you all the blessing you need in 2015 dear friend!!!
sending hugs....

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Trisha, the winter kits are a cute idea. Anyone would love to receive one! Your mantle is gorgeous! Love, love the touches of aqua! Happy Winter.

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