The rest of the nation might be suffering from freezing temperatures, but California’s unusually warm winter weather is showing no signs of cool. While the rest of the U.S. is a bit green with jealousy, some Californians might actually miss crisp temperatures and seeing snow on the ground.

Even though you can’t control nature itself, here are some novel ways (short of buying a snow machine) to feel like you aren’t living with summer temperatures year-round:

• Buy a fire pit. Even California nights can get chilly, giving you the perfect excuse to put a fire pit in your backyard. Grab some toast-friendly treats (Chestnuts anyone?) and get cooking. Maybe even throw on a scarf and cap! With a little imagination, you’ll feel like you’re snowed in inside a Montana cabin rather than looking at a high of 80 tomorrow.

• Put up some lights. Christmas may be over, but there’s still a sort of wintery ambience that twinkle lights can bring. Don’t go crazy with the red and green; instead, white lights evoke the image of sunlight reflecting on icicles. String some up around your backyard to create a snowy feeling without the temperatures.

• Scent it up. Winter is all about the smell of pine trees, crisp snowfall, and fresh air. (At least in other parts of the country.) Buy a fern-scented spray to mist around the house, or light a winter-themed candle. (Bath and Body works have one just called “Winter,” and while I make no promises as to the smell, I bet it’s spot on.)

• Make some cocoa. Hot cocoa is delicious any time of year. And it’s certainly not too warm to enjoy a cup before bed. While people in Missouri may be sipping on the beverage for both warmth and deliciousness, you can enjoy it just for the taste factor.

• Buy a snow machine. I mean, this seems a bit extravagant. But it would be lots of fun!

Chances are you moved to California at least partially for the weather, but it can be fun to enjoy the winter sometimes. You may not have to bundle up to walk outside, but with a few minor adjustments you can at least pretend to be living in freezing temperatures with the rest of the nation.

Andrea Kinnison is an analyst for Move New Homes.