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Unlike my brother who is currently living in sub zero temperatures in Fairbanks, Alaska, my neck of the woods has had a fairly mild winter up until now. Even January, thus far, was unseasonably warm (35 degrees instead of 2) until last week or so.

But now that we’ve entered single digit windchills I keep bundling up in layers and slathering on more moisturizer. It’s officially Winter Survival Mode.

So here’s my shortlist of items that are helping me get through the cold days (or would be nice to have to help me) as I impatiently wait for spring.

Surviving winter with Flee Fly Flown

1. Painted Desert Wrap &/Or Scarf :: Pretty Colors, Pretty Warm. $185. I see this being used as a scarf and an extra layer when you’re inside. Looks so cozy!

2. FAB Ultra Repair Cream, $15+. Let’s face it (get it?!), our cheeks, noses and chins take a beating during the winter months. You may as well give them a little more TLC to help with the dry skin and chapping.

3. Full Finger SmartPhone Gloves, $24.99. What are you crazy? I’m not using those fingerless gloves in negative temperatures. That’s why these handy little gloves are a must. Although they are slightly boring, but you could always spruce them up with a little DIY fabric flower action or perhaps a button or two.

4. SmartWool BaseLayer Leggings, $80. They are worth the cost. It’s amazing what a little extra layer can do for warmth. I seriously wear tights or thin long johns under my jeans almost every day during the cold months. Plus, they’re cute as regular leggings when the weather starts to warm again!

5. Fara Down Jacket by Soia & Kyo, $204. The down jacket I currently sport is a little short in the arms (story of my life), so I wouldn’t mind trying a new style that’s also longer in length (to the knees) to see if it’s any better. Plus this is cuter. And, the shape of the pockets have a slimming effect.

Stay warm!

- Colleen McIntyre on Flee Fly Flown

We Heart iPhones at Flee Fly Flown & Peanut Blossom

Tiffany over at Peanut Blossom is having a “We {heart} iPhones” week that ends with a Giveaway at the end of the week. Check out this post for details on the iPhone case giveaway!

I’m also excited to have been included in the themed week by writing about my favorite travel apps for iPhones (and androids). Take a look at a few of my favorite and feel free to recommend your own!

Happy app-ing!

- Colleen McIntyre on Flee Fly Flown

Since I have international travel on the brain, will soon be dusting off my passport and have always wanted to purchase a fun cover for said little government document, I thought I’d highlight a few neat ones that I’ve come across.

Handmade, up-cycled ties, you name it, I’m sure you can find what you’re looking for. Which one to choose?!

Passport Covers on Flee Fly Flown

Top row, left to right: Passport Cover, $19.50. Upcycled Silk Tie Cover, $23.95. In-Touch(TM) Clutch, $28. Middle Row: Forest Friends Travel Wallet, $30. Vintage Map Wallet, $12. Bottom Row: Street Sign Cover, $8.75. Russian Doll Cover, $9.00. Pantone Yellow Passport Cover, $28.

Now if October could only be 1 month away instead of 2.

- Colleen

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