*Wood heat is HOT...it is nearly a tradition in our house to have a fire going and the sliding door open on most winter holidays including Christmas and New Years. And I never ever pack up all of our shorts and tank tops cause we will use them year round.
I love the smell and the sounds of a fire crackling in the stove. It just screams warm and cozy to me. Now I wish I had some hot apple cider or maybe mulled wine to sip and enjoy the flames this evening. Lots of evenings with a fire in the woodstove left for that this year.