winter Archive

White Christmas Mix: a sweet (& addictive) treat

I’ve been making this recipe … and giving it as a holiday gift … since I was in High School.  It’s come to the point that when I don’t make it in mass quantities to give away

Making & Painting Ice Rocks!

My fingers are finally thawing out, so I can finally write a post about one of the fun activities I did with the kids when the Polar Vortex hit here in Michigan. The kids had already been

Frosty Friends: Books about Snowmen

Frigid temperature and lots of fluffy flurries make for some great snowmen weather … but when the temps are too low and the snow isn’t right for packing the next best thing is reading books about snowmen!

What’s black and white and read all over?: Books about PENGUINS!

I love penguins.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  I collect them … well, not REAL ones (I learned that wouldn’t be a good idea from reading Mr. Popper’s Penguins as a child!).  I have a Pinterest board dedicated

Winter Holiday Class Party

Last year I was one of 3 room moms for my son’s 1st grade class room, here’s the wonderfully wintery class party we put together! There were 8 stations for the kids to go through.  There were

SnOw MUCH FUN!!! … round up of PlayDrMom’s snow posts

I haven’t lived anywhere else than Michigan, so SNOW has always been a part of my life (at least for 1/4 of the year!).  Unlike many others, I really enjoy snow (except driving in a lot of

DIY Snowman Snow Measurer

I saw this fabulous idea from Pink and Green Mama on how to turn a paint stick into a super cute Snowman Snow Measurer.  We finally had a chance to give it a try. I took a

Exploring Snowflakes

I found some great books the other day while at the library that really inspired us to learn a lot more about snowflakes.  These are the books … Amazon.com Widgets Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin …

Make a Styrofoam Snowman

My daughter, Honor, wanted to go out and make a snowman.  However, (epic momma fail) the snow pants that I ordered for her (way too late) had not come in yet.  And it was WAY too cold

Bring it Inside! – exploring snow indoors

Snow starting falling where we live right on the Winter Solstice (December 21).  It melted but made a beautiful return on Christmas Eve … and we’ve had snow on the ground ever since.  My kids were SO

Simple Snowman

  Isn’t he cute? We haven’t had a lot of snow around here until the last day or so, but earlier in the month my son, Henry (age 5), and I made this one.  I just took

My Christmas Journal: One of my most prized possessions

In 1998 my mom got me a Christmas Journal to record each Christmas. I LOVE THIS BOOK.  I am using it now to prepare for Christmas for the 13th year.  It is EXTREMELY helpful to keep track