Happy Friday & Trying To Beat The Winter Blues

Happy Friday! :D I seem to be in a bit of a "writing shlump" these days with the dull, long winter tundra. In fact, it gave me the idea to write a post on "How To Beat the Winter Blues" but when it actually came down to writing out a draft - I swapped the idea for Pizza Hut and a little O.C. marathon with my sister.

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So, hey - that's one way to beat the winter blues! When all else fails, order some comfort food, take a place on your nice, cozy couch, and catch a marathon of your favourite show. When I watch the O.C., I can forget for a minute that I'm living in the Arctic and imagine myself in sunny California instead.

Another great way - book a trip somewhere warm! This weekend, Brian's family are headed to Bahamas for a few days (I couldn't be more jealous) but in a few short weeks - my mom and I are headed to Cuba!

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My excitement cannot be expressed! It's been almost four years since I took a vacation purely for the form of relaxation and warmth; we took a family trip to Florida in spring 2011 and the whole time, I felt like I was in a dream (or that I had briefly entered the O.C.!). I wrote up an entry on it here.

A nice, relaxing vacation - and somewhere warm away from this cold! - is definitely overdue in my books. And a nice little get-away to Cuba seems the perfect way to go!

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Even the cats have had enough of winter. They can't go outside like they normally would and are growing pretty restless being inside all the time.

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My dad tried to make a little "green house" for them in the kitchen to remind them that one of these days, spring will be back!

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I plan on buying myself some fresh flowers to keep in my room as well. Keeping some beautiful flowers and plants by the window is a great way to get you excited for some warmer weather!

I am super excited that the starting of March is next week. March reminds me of the coming of spring, St. Patrick's Day and of course, a little break.

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I've started looking up some fun recipes I can possibly make for St. Pat's and have been finding some really neat drinks and desserts on allrecipes.com. I definitely recommend checking this site out for some great recipes.

How do you beat the winter blues? Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!