Winter as a season ain't all bad, really. It's chilly outside, which means you get to really bunker down and nest. The throw rugs come out, the layered jumpers and jackets take prime real estate in the wardrobe and the kitchen fires-up with pumping out nice pots of tea and warming, comfort food. Admittedly, it can all get a bit much and you can go stir crazy from being cooped-up inside for too long if it's too miserable outdoors to let you go anywhere else! Here are some great ways to keep your mind occupied...
Get decorating with (faux) flowers
Keep the magic of spring alive and well at your place through the grey winter days. They don't die or fade and you can mix them up as often as you like in any style you like.
The faux flower kits from BHG Shop come with a vase and an array of flowers that you just unpack, chop and arrange. Easy! The faux flower kits are selling out fast, though and can be found here on BHG Shop.
Bake your favourite things - in JUMBO form
Sure, cookies and cakes are nice as an afternoon treat when they're normal sized, but who wants to stop there? Fire up the oven and start beating the batter for your favourite cookie because the BHG Monster Cookie Pan is the perfect cure to winter days spent stuck indoors. And the best thing? You'll be everyone's favourite person in return!
Catch up on what you've been missing
Use the time the bad weather outside gives you for good and bury your head in the latest - or oldest! - copy of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. We have a big collection of old issues for your enjoyment that don't last long, so discover new recipes for the family, handy craft projects to keep your hands busy with or nifty things you can do in the garden with a 12-months subscription.
Give your garden the gift of greatness
How are your garden beds looking? Sad and forlorn or alive and well? Given it's winter, most plants that aren't built for it are hibernating, so now is the perfect time to literally get your hands dirty and redo the backyard - or at very least, introduce some fab new floral arrangements to what you've got.
The Better Homes and Gardens rose offer is on right NOW and they're walking out the door. The most popular 'Fragrant Collection' of roses is only $85 for over FIVE stunning, aromatic varieties of rose. See them all here!
Create your own colour explosion woollen winter throw
Winter is the ideal time to get cosy and cuddly and the best way to do that is to get crafty and make your own wintry, colourful 'Boho Chic' woollen throw rug, crafted from a Better Homes and Gardens knit kit. How warm!
The colours are wild and fun enough to liven-up any room of the home (bedroom and living are our favourites) and woollen and wintry enough to keep you toasty for the rest of the season. Best thing is that after winter, you can pop it into a vacuum sealed bag for storage til the frost takes hold in 2018.