Dark Days and Long Nights: 2015 Winter Solstice!

The Winter Solstice designates the shortest day of the year; the day with the longest hours of nighttime.  It can be easy to feel down with a fact like that, but the good news is, there’s nowhere but up from here! I have been anxiously counting down the days until this date, and now we can begin to see more daylight from here on forward, into the New Year and new beginnings of 2016.

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On this dark day and long night, what are you thinking about? I’m dreaming of the warm days of spring that are waiting for us on the other side of winter.

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PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Explorer. Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle site dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

 

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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Mint Sugar Scrub

I love sugar scrubs. I use one daily as a soap alternative with coconut oil to replenish skin moisture in the dry Eastern Washington winter. This sugar scrub is nicely themed for St. Patrick’s day. It’s optional to add the food coloring and I don’t to avoid color substitutes and fake dyes. The minty flavor is enough to remind you of Shamrock shakes and green clovers. Continue reading