I’ve been dreaming for years now of renting a little cabin in the woods in the last throws of winter, maybe somewhere in Michigan, or even southern Indiana. Hunkering down with Jeremy, Rosie, and a big pile of books, blankets, and all things cozy. Exploring hidden paths and hiking trails in the crisp, winter air by day, and roasting s’mores and spinning records whilst sipping hot toddies in front of a crackling fireplace by night.
One last hurrah for the season that forces us to slow down and make friends with dark mornings and frosted window panes, grey skies and our longing for warmth and color. Winter has never been my favorite, but it’s grown on me over the years. It’s a season of pause, allowing us to rest and recover and plan and dream. To appreciate the stillness before the world begins bursting and bustling with signs of life, starting the cycle again. It’s a season of beauty and purpose just as much as any other, and I’ve come to appreciate it more as I recognize this.
The timing has just never been right for us to make a trip like this one, but believe you me, I have every intention of making it happen next year.
Here are a few things I think would make a weekend spent like this even more lovely.
Weekend in the Woods Shopping Guide
- Flannel Shirt Dress with Belt, $24.97
- Bushnell PowerView 10x50mm Binoculars, $54.99
- NorthPoint Vintage Style Copper Lantern, $12.97
- Crosley Portable Turntable in Tweed, $69.95
- EcoCity Canvas Rucksack, $34.99
- Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots, $150.00
- Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug Set, $28.99
- Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle Thermos, $19.82
- Field Notes Steno Pad, $9.95
- The Wander Society, $7.86
- Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World, $8.63
- Jax & Bones Buffalo Check Blanket, $72.99
- Willow Picnic Basket, $79.99
- Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, $13.99
What are your thoughts on winter? Have you escaped for a few days away like this?
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