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By: Danielle Kingsley

It might be February now, but winter is still in full swing! I may have grown up a So Cal girl, but after spending many a winter in Utah during my teenage years, I have grown to love this season! There is something fresh and magical about the winter months and I don’t want to miss it. Here are six of my current winter essentials to help you get in the spirit!


In a world of iCal and phone planners, I love the simplicity of a written calendar/planner. This is my second year using this Horacio Printing planner and I absolutely love it! Not only can you write out your day-to-day schedule, but you can jot down praise reports and goals. There is even a space each season to write down who you can pray for and bless. You can find it here.


I had  been waiting for months for “La La Land” to be released, and it did not disappoint! This movie is pure magic and is supported by the fantastic duo that is Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Go see this movie – your heart will thank you.






I have been a southerner for nine years now, and I am fully embracing it! I absolutely love the southern charm of Reese Witherspoon’s store, Draper James (located in Nashville and online.) Totes get this bag y’all. Find it here.






If you know me, you know I am usually holding an iced tea in my hand. I have had some pretty good tea in my lifetime, but none compare to the quality and taste of Teavana tea. Their “Perfectea” makers are super affordable and come in an aray of colors. My favorite tea to brew is the “Pineapple Berry Blue Blend.” Grab yourself a tea maker here.




Two things I love: Reppin’ my city + Baseball caps. If you are local, grab yours at Imago Dei located in historic Franklin! If not, grab yours here.






If you are like me, you have tried almost every protein bar under the sun and never quite found one you love. Recently I discovered these NuGo protein bars and I am hooked! They are gluten free, vegan and delicious! You can find them at Whole Foods or on Amazon.


Photo Cred: Danielle Kingsley

Danielle Kingsley, a Southern California native, served as a missionary and worship leader for ten years at a growing church planted by her family in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2007, Danielle moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she was provided the opportunity to be the original vocalist to record the now popular worship song, Your Great Name. In 2013, she released her first EP Falling, that generated two #1 singles on International Christian radio.

Since the recent loss of her father to a brief battle with cancer, Danielle has been sharing her story about finding hope through loss and the peace that is found in Jesus at a variety of conferences across the United States. She is writing her first children’s book and devotional, and is currently on tour with Secret Keeper Girls. Check out her blog at Follow her on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @DKingsleyMusic


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