Minnesota has had some jaw-dropping temps for December, more days in the negative than I remember from last year and a real wind chill that is enough to make anyone want to stay indoors. I’m often asked how we get through living in the Midwest during these months and my answer is always the same. Layers. Down jackets, vests, flannels, sweaters. Sometimes all in one outfit. Life doesn’t slow down even when it’s dark by 4:30pm. and the high of the day is -1, so a lot of days my outfit consists of skinny pants, a sweater, followed by a vest and coat, playful hats and gloves and snow boots. Thankfully I’ve noticed that rain boots can be just as useful in slush as in water puddles. It doesn’t hurt they come in fabulous colors either.