One pair of fleece lined leggings is not enough. This is New England.
We drove North into New Hampshire over the weekend and there was snow on the mountains. Winter is upon us.
I recently won a Fair Trade USA + PrAna #BeFair giveaway (on pinterest). I am under the impression I get to choose an item from PrAna’s Fair Trade collection, which is here. I’ve had my eye on the long sleeved Alana dress for months, so I am hoping that it’s one of my options. It has a hood. It is my dream. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Honestly, my winter gear list is more up to date than it has been in years. I have Timothy to thank for that! These items are more wanted than needed. So it goes. How are you preparing for the snowy months? Do you even have snow? You’d better not be from somewhere sunny. You simply wouldn’t understand (I jest, but only a little).
Inga pant by PrAna / Shinsky beanie by North Face / Long Ribbon touchscreen gloves & Split Snowflake sock by SmartWool / Sydney Hale Co. fir + blue sage candle / Pendleton Woolen Mills Acadia National Park blanket / + Gritty McDuff’s Christmas Ale
I love Maine. I love that I will be living in Maine.
I actually have a wonderful winter hat (a gift from Teej), but I am constantly cold, and I like the idea of having something lighter weight to wear inside. And, for the first time ever, I am going to also need gloves for driving. Mittens seem like they would be difficult, but obviously I have no point of reference. Am I going to need full use of my fingers?
And, since we are on the subject of snow, and because my Vermont pride will never dissipate despite my eventual Maine induction, let me take a moment to mention Snowflake Bentley. I have him to thank for the snowflake images above. This book, with beautiful illustrations by Mary Azarian, is meant for children, but it’s one of my favorites about Bentley.
If you ever have a chance to take a look at any of his original photographs, do so. They are stunning to look at up close. The Smithsonian archives are home to five hundred photographs, donated by Bentley himself in 1903. I swear I viewed prints while visiting the museums a couple years ago (because I stared at those tiny photos for ages), but I honestly don’t remember what building we we were in! I may also be confusing our first DC trip with our Chicago trip, which is embarrassing, but entirely likely. Please feel free to set me straight.
It’s almost April! I can’t even deal! Here are a few things on this season’s wishlist. I’m desperately hoping to get out in the dirt this year and get some things planted.
1. Hunter boots in violet
2. Windowsill Herb Planter from SERRV
4. Fairweather Cardigan in Harlequin from Madewell
The last couple days here on the seacoast have been 50+ degrees and sunny. The snow is slowly melting, and I’m enjoying iced coffee. Fingers crossed that this is it!
I’m off to work on some water colors and contemplate a birthday dinner for Timothy. I hope you’re having a great day. ♥
Thanks for stopping by. My name is Naomi, and this space is made of girldust. This blog is a picture of my comfortably scattered life on the coast of Maine. I'm trying to be a slightly better version of myself every day. I like old houses, reading, the ocean, ghost stories, and museums. You can learn a little bit more about me here. Follow along elsewhere, or get in touch: