I have been thinking about Spring time lately and I’m going to start planning for my garden. I like to use Pinterest.com for remembering my ideas. I’m also looking forward to the peaceful and beautiful snow that comes each year and covers everything. We’re planning a hiking trip soon and it might snow the day we want to go. I love hiking in the snow as long as it’s not too deep. In that case, snowshoeing is awesome. We went the last two years and loved it. I usually wear long johns and loose sweatpants. If I wear jeans with long johns then there isn’t enough space between my skin and the fabric to stay warm. Plus I wear a down coat and I’d rather wear a turtleneck fleece sweater than a scarf. And of course a hat or earmuffs and gloves. So then when I’ve been hiking for 15 minutes, I don’t feel cold at all after that.
The nature photos in this post are some I found while organizing photos and I thought they would be nice to share.
My skin becomes really dry in the winter so I tried a new lotion and it wasn’t helping. Then I remembered a lotion bar I picked up at the Vegfest I went to last June. I started using it and it worked wonderfully to heal my skin. So I ordered more and a lip balm. They sent me a free sample of soap too. If you’d like to check it out, here’s the link- Naturally Silky Soap Plus you can use this coupon code mail10 for 10% off your purchase.
I also tried out another version of my afternoon oatmeal I’ve been enjoying almost everyday with coffee. This one is 1 serving of prepared oatmeal with 1 T maple syrup and 1 T cocoa powder mixed in. Then I topped it with 1 banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, 1 T maple syrup, 2 T hempseeds, and 2 T peanut butter. And cinnamon on top. This was my favorite so far!!
It snowed a little while I was working on this post so I went out to take a picture…