30 things to do this winter…

  1. Find your perfect shade of red lipstick– Not every shade looks right on everyone. Take some time to find the perfect shade for you.
  2. Decorate a Christmas tree– Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas it’s still fun.
  3. Make an Orange and Clove Pomander– From the French pomme de amber meaning apple or ball of amber. An Orange Clove Pomander is a clove studded orange. It gives off a delicious aroma that smells like Christmas.
  4. String popcorn and cranberries– You very own handmade eco friendly “tinsel.” A fun craft for boring nights in front of the TV.
  5. Make anatomically correct gingerbread men & women– It’s an excellent way to get a chuckle out of friends or shock them. In any case it will make for a great conversation starter.
  6. Kiss under the mistletoe
  7. Enjoy a Great Lakes Christmas Ale at your favorite pub
  8. Buy vintage holiday decorations. A vinatge christmas deer or vintage menorah perhaps?
  9. Shop local for your Christmas presents
  10. Make a dradle out of clay
  11. Shop for vintage holiday decorations
  12. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  13. Enjoy some warm homemade Latke’s
  14. Color one of those holiday contest pictures from the grocery store
  15. Make an ornament out of a pine cone– All you need is some glue glitter and wire.
  16. Master the art of present wrapping
  17. Hand out mini candy canes to everyone you see
  18. Sip on a candy cane Mojito– Mojito mix + a splash of Poma Liquor= Yummy Candy Cane Mojito . Garnish with a mini candy cane.
  19. Wear reindeer antlers or a Santa hat
  20. Get a picture on Santa’s lap
  21. Make egg nog from scratch
  22. Create a holiday tradition– The hub and I like to watch Scrooged starring Bill Murray, on Christmas Eve. We have watched it so many times we can actually say the lines with the movie
  23. Put out milk and cookies for Santa– So what if you they’re still there in the morning or if your husband eats them in the middle of the night.  There is something magical about holding on to your youth.
  24. Enjoy sometime by the fire– Don’t have a fire place? There is always the awesome TV fire they have on the public access channels. It makes me laugh.
  25. Burn sage– To cleanse and bless your house or apartment, again use the entire bundle to light.  Open your front door.  Go to the back of the house, and cover as much of the room as you can reach.  Be sure to hold the bundle as high as you can.  Don’t forget the corners of the rooms.  Work from the back toward the open door at the front.  Go into every room, including bathrooms, closets, utility rooms, kitchen…everywhere.  When you get to the front door, say “Anything not here for the highest and best good of those who live here, be gone.  You are not wanted, and you are not welcome. This home has been cleansed and blessed.”  Then walk out the door, close it, and sage around the door and door frame.  Leave the bundle outside to burn out.  Make sure you put it on dirt, or on something that will not burn. Be careful though, Sage burns very hot.
  26. Drink Champaign through a straw– I’ve been told it gets you drunk faster, but I just think it’s funny
  27. Play the Twilight Zone  drinking game– Be careful though… if you play during the whole Marathon you may end up passed out in your own vomit
  28. Have a Tarot Card reading
  29. Create an end of the year soundtrack– Choose the songs that have been important to you this year. The ones that you rocked to on your way to work. The ones that comforted you when you were sad. They ones that really spoke to what was going on with you this past year. Then burn them to cd and voila Soundtrack 2008.
  30. Make an Anti-New Year’s Resolution list– Instead of focusing on all the things you want to change, write a list of all the things about you that you don’t ever want to change. You can write a Resolution list later, they serve their purpose too.

30 more things to do this winter coming soon…


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