Every year, it seems like we get to this point and everybody is just so ready for winter to be over. It's too late in the year for most of us to get to enjoy any snow, but too early for warmer weather to stick around. We get a day or two here or there of nice weather, and then it's back to gray skies, wet weather, and chilly days.
But that's all about to end. Next week marks the start of Spring, and before you know it, we'll all be crowded around fans and air conditioning looking for a respite from the sweltering heat of summer.
I'm getting ahead of myself though. Personally, I have always loved winter. The chill in the air makes things like warm socks, thick blankets, roaring fireplaces, and hot chocolate commonplace. There is just something so comforting about those things when it's cold and wet outside. Who doesn't just want to get under a quilt with a mug of hot coffee and watch movies on those cold and gray winter days?
And what better way to complement those things than a warm and inviting fragrance to enhance the ambiance? When it's late in the day and I don't feel like brew a pot of coffee, Tiffany and I will light up a Hot Coffee candle so we get the delicious aroma coupled with that nice crackling sound (not to mention the warm glow of candlelight - another wintertime staple in my opinion). Or, if you don't want to destroy the kitchen baking a batch of cookies, pies, or cakes, then why not go for the fragrance instead? It's even a low calorie way to enjoy those things on those lazy days.
Winter may be almost over, but that doesn't mean that we have to give up the things that make it nice (or bearable, as the case may be). Even when the sun is shining outside, there's no reason to be ashamed of wintertime nostalgia. Just light up a Southern Kitchen candle and dream of snow covered days, hanging out under a warm quilt with your loved ones, and all the delicious aromas of the season.