Tag Archives: winter

Weekending in Westfield

18 Feb

Happy Tuesday! Did everyone have a nice Valentine’s/Presidents Day weekend? I had such a lovely weekend getaway. After work on Friday, I drove to Westfield, NY, to meet up with family and friends at my cousin’s vacation home. I initially had plans of skiing, but we had so much fun just hanging out instead.

We slept in, played games, went sledding (in a canoe), hiked in the snow, cooked delicious meals, read books, drank wine, drank more wine, walked on frozen Lake Erie, made hot chocolate and just had the best time together.

Weekend getaway in Westfield, NY  | www.the-wild-child.com

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Sleepy dog  | www.the-wild-child.com

Snowboarding  | www.the-wild-child.com

Winter hike in the snow | www.the-wild-child.com

Hiking in snow  | www.the-wild-child.com

Winter landscape  | www.the-wild-child.com

Winter hike | www.the-wild-child.com

Winter berries | www.the-wild-child.com

Sledding | www.the-wild-child.com

Canoe sledding | www.the-wild-child.com

Crashing the canoe sled | www.the-wild-child.com

Frozen Lake Erie | www.the-wild-child.com

Lake Erie Frozen | www.the-wild-child.com

Prime rib | www.the-wild-child.com

Ice castle on Lake Chautauqua | www.the-wild-child.com

My parents | www.the-wild-child.com

I feel so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life. And even though I wasn’t able to spend Valentine’s Day with Sebastian, I couldn’t have asked for better company.

P.S. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that the bf’s schedule works out. He’s supposed to visit this weekend, but there’s a chance he might need to stay in Germany. Positive thoughts people!

Cheer up buttercup

13 Feb

I’ve been seeing a few posts lately on how to beat the winter blues and thought I would share my own two cents. I’m no stranger to winter weather, but this year has been particularly brutal. Frigid temperatures and piles of snow make me want to curl up under my blankets and never leave the house.

Here are a few ways I try to overcome seasonal depression:

  • Pick up some fresh flowers. They will instantly brighten your room.
  • Treat yo’ self and get a manicure or a facial.
  • Work out to release some endorphins and feel happier.
  • Embrace the snow and play in it. Go ice skating, sledding or skiing.
  • Spend time writing letters. It will give warm fuzzies to people receiving them.
  • Clean out your closet and get organized for spring.
  • Make travel plans and daydream about all the amazing places you’ll go.

Fresh #flowers | www.the-wild-child.com

In case you’re wondering, 34 days until spring. I’m counting!


16 Dec

Although we haven’t celebrated the Southern solstice yet, it’s safe to say winter has arrived in Northeast Ohio. The truth is I don’t really mind the snow, and I enjoy all the sports that come along with the season. Skiing and tubing are always a blast, but my favorite is definitely ice skating.

the wild child ice skating

The instant I’m on the ice, I feel like a kid again back on our pond in Newton Falls. Winter was always a fun season in my family. My dad took us for snowmobile rides through our fields and pulled us behind the tractor on the “giant sled.”  We went sledding on our barn hill, built snow men in the front yard, and of course had epic hockey games on our backyard pond.

I’ve been ice skating since I can remember, and it’s something I’ll always love. I have such fond memories of gliding across the pond, racing from end to end. I wasn’t the best with a hockey stick, but I was a good, little skater.

the wild child ice skating akron

the wild child ice skating rink

I recently discovered that Lock 3 in Akron offers ice skating during winter. If you’re looking for something to do with the family, it’s only $3 to rent skates and free if you have your own. It was great to be skating again, and you can bet I’ll be back before the rink closes in February.

the wild child ice skating skates

Cheers to the winter season and all the magic it brings. Happy gliding!

Winter scenes

30 Jan






Winter weather survival

25 Jan

The weather this past week has been bone-chilling cold, and I’ve spent most evenings bundled in blankets watching shows on Netflix. Growing up in the snow belt, I know how to handle freezing weather, but I wouldn’t survive without my winter must-haves. I heavily rely on lotion, lip balm and winter accessories.

Here’s how I stay warm and cozy:


  1. Hand lotion: Burt’s Bees, $10
  2. Snow boots: Sorel, $140
  3. Lip balm: Burt’s Bees, $6
  4. Hand warmer: Butler’s, $5
  5. Warm gloves: Isotoner, $24 (the ones pictured are currently out of stock)
  6. Cute hat, J. Crew, $60

I’m also in love with my mattress heater. If you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting on board.

Hope you’re staying warm! xoxo

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

5 Dec