Sunday, January 4, 2015

snow day...

We finally got some of the white stuff!

I live atop a steep hill
when it snows...
I get a snow day!
Oh snow, you still make my heart happy.
This morning when I pulled back my curtain I made a little gasp.

All the Christmas paraphernalia was carefully & snuggly tucked away the past couple days.
Do you ever feel like you can breathe again after you take down your Christmas décor?
(After the dust has settled, of course. ^_~)
Don't get me wrong.
I love Christmas.
It is my very favorite time of the year.
I thoroughly enjoy hauling out the bulbs & baubles each year.
And yet there is something so refreshing...calming...
about tucking it all safely away for another 11 months or so.
We had to miss Church this morning -
the only downside of this lovely snow day.
We all loaded up in the car & headed down our driveway.
When we reached the end we took one look at the road down the hill...
then turned around.
I decided to make a nice lunch with whatever I could find in the freezer.
I came across a couple beef soup bones.
I'll make some soup.
Dad suggested some lentils we had languishing in the pantry.
Again, perfect!
It turned out rather well (though I say it myself!)
I have some little pots of herbs on the windowsill that I bought to die a slow & painful death here.
They're tough little things & have made it this long alive.
So, I used some lovely fresh rosemary in the soup as well.
(If anyone is interested I can give you my full recipe. Just ask!)
And what is hot soup without fresh bread, I ask you?
I didn't have enough time to make my usual bread recipe
so I searched Pinterest for a quicker yeast bread.
I hit Pinterest gold!
The recipe made two of these lovely loaves in about an hour!
And let me tell you - it. was. good.
You can find that recipe here: Simple One Hour Bread.
what else does one do on a snow day but take pictures of one's new decorating sans Christmas stuff?
I gave my new record player a place of honor on my bookshelf.

I bought all of She & Him's albums on vinyl with Christmas moo-lah.
I put Volume 3 on display because I love the colors.
I had plenty of pastel colored whosits & whatsits to make a little vignette.

 Note the adorable Beatrix Potter fabric a friend of mine gave me for Christmas!
(Thanks Gussi!)
The cute little mushrooms were a birthday gift from sister Beth
& the restaurantware tea cup an Etc. Shop find.
(50 cents - WHAT?!?)
Well there's not much to do now but sit with a cuppa, have a piece of shortbread (or two),
and browse my new favorite seed catalog.
Can you tell I had a *little* bit too much fun editing these pics on Picmonkey?
Have a lovely day!


  1. Michelle, I love this post,and I have the advantage to see evrything in person! I enjoyed our snow day also-oh how I love being snowed in!

    1. Thanks Momma! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I cold stand to have a few more snow days! ^_^ xo

  2. I don't know what I like best; your talent or your sense of humor. I guess the combination of the two make a perfect you! Yeah, that rhymes. So funny about the dust settling after decorations. I thought it was just me with the dust.
    I'm ready to have a coffee clache here and I have a nice recipe for cranberry/orange scones. Lets set the date! OH! AND I need an apron. Who do I see about that? ;)

    1. Hee hee! I think we have the same silly sense of humor! :D

      I'm "aching" (as Anne Shirley would say) to go to your house! Mmm I love scones.

      I think I may know a gal who could fix ya up with an apron. ;) Let's talk patterns & fabric. (Maybe at our coffe clache!)

  3. Love it all...and I enjoyed seeing the snow today too!!:)

    1. Thanks! I sure missed seeing you today, though. :/

  4. oooh, how I wish I could reach through the screen for some of your shortbread! and I'm going to have to try out that bread recipe asap! Love you bunches and miss you!

    1. I think you'll love the bread recipe!
      Love & miss you too! xoxo


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