Despite what the groundhog says, since we live in Chicago, we just know there will be at least twelve more weeks of winter. I miss the days of the fun daily dog walks exploring the neighborhood, meeting people, and having beautiful greenery around.
Since it still gets dark around 5:00, all of our walks are in the dark. Even the pooches don't have a good time:
It has just been a long and miserable winter. And now that we're essentially stuck in the house, I've been trying some things to make it feel more "tropical" and less Chicago winter.
We meandered in to CB2 the other day and picked up this new bathmat. It's made of riverstones and I like it because it reminds me of the shower floor of our vacation in Tulum. It kind of does make our bathroom feel a bit more spa-like, and even Miss M. likes how it feels on her webbed feet:
We also picked up these bright yellow placemats we originally spotted at Jam. Now eating at our own table feels like fine dining.
And apparently at Trader Joe's it's already Spring. They have tons of tulips, daffodils, and bulb plants. We picked up some paperwhites which are making the house fragrant. Plus tulips make anything look better.
What are your strategies for getting through the winter?