Winter Favorites (2019)


Here are some various things that I have been loving this winter in no particular order or category.

Every season or so, my preferences change in all areas of my life, like books, movies, foods, clothes, etc.

Also, I really want to know some of your favorite things in winter because I am always looking for suggestions!

These are a few of my favorite things (this winter):


clear glass teapot
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White Chocolate Tea

Every year I get this white chocolate tea from Dragon Marsh in Downtown Riverside, an it really never ceases to surprise me. Each year when I run out I move on to a new tea and forget just how much I love it until I buy it again and fall back in love. I have even gotten other people (even ones who don’t usually like tea) to love this tea.

It is toasty, silky and all around cozy. I really feel the winter joy when I have a cup of this, some popcorn, and a winter movie on.


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Apple Cider

My partner, roommate, and I love this instant apple cider that takes only a second to make, but it is super yummy.

It is quite sweet with a bit of tart, so I (a savory person) add a clove and a dash of cinnamon sometimes and let it steep for a few minutes before drinking it.

Ultimately, I love that this has replaced hot chocolate for me, and it’s convenient. The club I run for school devours these at every meeting, and we go through a box every week at home.


The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Image from Goodreads

I don’t know why, but every year for the last 4 years I have reread this book. I don’t always read the entire thing, but I do pick it up at least once.

Maybe it’s due to nostalgia or just habit, but this time of year, I really enjoy this book’s atmosphere and writing style.

I haven’t read the rest of this series yet, but I am happy to just keep picking up this one.

It doesn’t help that this series is fine to read in any order, since each book is written kind of like a stand-alone.

This is book TWO in the Robert Langdon series.


starless sea
Image from Goodreads

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

This book takes place in mid-winter with secret societies, old libraries, and all of the bookish feels, so naturally it is a great winter read.

I just picked this book up last week, and I am really loving it even just 50 pages in. So, I will probably finish this book in December, but it is a bit long so I won’t speak too soon.




Classic Children’s Claymation Specials/Movies and Cartoons1evb

I don’t know what it is about these, but I love the old Stop Motion movies for Christmas along with some newer ones. (I believe most of the older ones were made by Rankin Bass.)

As strange as it is and as most people don’t know, I don’t watch a lot of TV or movies. When I do watch a movie, it’s usually a children’s animated movie or show.

I know it is odd for a 21 year old woman  with no children to almost exclusively watch kids movies, but I am who I am.

Some of my favorites:


  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1970)
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • How the Grinch Who Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Elf (2003)
  • The Corpse Bride (2005)
  • A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (2008)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • Frozen (2013)




Dollie Comforter Set from Wayfair
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We got this set for our bed, because our master bedroom gets pretty cold at night and we don’t like heaters.

It is like a cloud of softness, and I have a hard time getting out of bed every morning. We haven’t tried washing it yet, but it hasn’t seemed to be too fragile to do so.

I sometimes even use the corner of this comforter as a pillow; that’s how soft and fluffy that it is.

Thanks for checking out some of the things that spark joy in my life.

All images of products are those of the location I purchased them (all book covers are from Goodreads). I do not own any of these images. We are not sponsored by any of these products.

Happy snuggle season!

-Knight of Cups ❤

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