How to Have Fun Outside in the Cold this Winter & Win $75 to Amazon

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 11.19.20
How to Have Fun Outside in the Cold this Winter & Win $75 to Amazon
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When my grandfather was young, he used to carry a hot baked potato on his walk to school. Not because it was his lunch, but because it kept his hands warm. This winter, I might just be stocking up on potatoes - I'll try anything to be able to stay outside longer. 

Just because the temperature is dropping, doesn't mean you have to hibernate! Check out these tips (that don't involve vegetables) on how to make the most of the cooler weather. Plus, enter to win a $75 Amazon gift card.*

Outdoor living


If you have the luxury of outdoor space, make it cozy. Outdoor heaters, fire pits and movie projectors are trending. String up lights or place lanterns on the table and you have a perfectly Instagrammable Hallmark movie set. 

But if the heater you want is sold out, don't worry. Bring a thick blanket made of wool or polar/micro fleece to wrap around you. Even better, try a Snuggie (a wearable blanket) or a Comfy (a giant oversized sweatshirt)! They are both perfect ways to feel cozy no matter what you are doing.

Don't forget hot drinks to heat you from the inside out. Our members recommend using a good travel mug, like Bubba and Klean Kanteen to keep your drink steaming for hours. 

Also, try thinking outside the box for timing. Rather than sitting outside in the evening after the sun has gone down, get your fresh air in the afternoons when the day is warmest.

Keep moving


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Sitting around with friends is nice, but being still can make the cold worse. Try meeting your friends for outdoor exercise, a walk around a park or a photo shoot in front of your favorite neighborhood sites.

Another option is to bring out the tailgating games. Corn hole is a fan favorite, and lately, we've also been loving Kan Jam. It's a simple frisbee game where someone throws the frisbee and their partner helps them get it into a bucket/goal. According to SheSpeaks member mgs1997, "I don't have an athletic bone in my body, but this game is so much fun."

Or put on your favorite music and have a dance party. That will definitely keep you warm.

Time to shop 


Swedish parents have a saying they often repeat to their children: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” If you're going to be outside, it's important to dress the part.

Make sure to have a warm coat (we love the Orolay jacket from Amazon that everyone's talking about) and warm socks (you can't go wrong with Bombas Merino Wool Socks).

For your hands and feet, gloves and mittens are key, especially for kids. SheSpeaks member Emimorgan is a big fan of Primary Cozy Mittens. For extra warmth, try hand warmers. ICandyGirl recommends the rechargable warmers by OCOOPA, which has three choices of temperature. They make great holiday or "house-warming" gifts!  

We're also realizing that wearing a face mask is not only an extra line of protection against COVID-19. It will also keep your nose and face warmer too!

*Note: CDC guidelines recommend wearing a face covering and keeping socially distant (at least six-feet apart) from anyone who does not live in your household while enjoying these activities. Of course, if you do not feel well, stay home and reschedule for another time.

What are you doing to stay warm as the weather gets colder? Tell us to win a $75 Amazon gift card!

SheSpeaks Giveaway: Ready for the Cold
*One person will be chosen at random to receive $75 Amazon gift card. Giveaway is open through December 6, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email

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  • tinawoo By tinawoo
    12.02.20  

    Hasn't gotten cold here yet, the Santa Ana winds are keeping us warm. 

  • tinawoo By tinawoo
    12.02.20  

    Hasn't gotten cold here yet, the Santa Ana winds are keeping us warm. 

  • eview1 By eview1
    12.01.20  

    The pinterest board is not accepting entries. I  have tried 4 and they all say I have used them before. 

  • eview1 By eview1
    12.01.20  

    I  have tried  2 pins and it states i have used them, this is ridiculous. 

  • eview1 By eview1
    12.01.20  

    What tag do are you supposed to use on ig, it does not state. 

  • wisewoman By wisewoman
    12.01.20  

    smores night by the firepit with hot chocolate

  • SaabStory By SaabStory
    12.01.20  

    I make sure to keep a pair of gloves in all my coat pockets. Also, I LOVE the remote start that I got on my car last year.

  • suncatchers By suncatchers
    12.01.20  

    Throw blanket, warm socks & hot chocolate white watching Netflix.

  • suncatchers By suncatchers
    12.01.20  

    Love my throw blanket, hot chocolate & socks watching Netflix.

  • mgeaux By mgeaux
    12.01.20  

    I am staying inside and cuddling up under my throw

  • mgeaux By mgeaux
    12.01.20  

    I am staying inside and cuddling up under my throw

  • MommyBlogExpert By MommyBlogExpert
    12.01.20  

    Wearing a sweater in the house, but I definitely need to buy a warmer coat this season for going outdoors, too

  • RobynsWorld By RobynsWorld
    12.01.20  

    If it's not TOO cold we like to build a fire out in the yard and bundle up and sit around the fire with friends!

  • winchamp By winchamp
    12.01.20  

    As the weather gets colder, I'm staying warm by enjoying hot foods (such as soup/coffee). I'm also staying bundled with sweater/coat/blanket.

  • eview1 By eview1
    12.01.20  

    I am not a cold weather person and neither are my dogs, who were bred and born in Florida. The first time they saw snow when they were babies they did not  like it. Unforunately, I have no central heat due to problems in 2019 with my insurnace company when I had water damage from broken pipes and mold. I have not been able to pay to renoovate the entire inside and crawl space of my house. So I have several space heaters and a friend lent me a propane heater. The dogs wear sweaters and I wear lots of  layers of clothing in the house. I drink a lot of hot tea. 

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