Snow day ~ take 5

Saturday, January 29, 2011 |

Bright and early I awoke to another 18 inches {but who's counting at this point} of white wonder. It is rather beautiful and certainly does provide for some lovely photos.

Picnik collage

I noticed something rather comical from the inside the warmth of my home {and still in my jammies} on this particular snow day.

There is a dress code for snow blowing.
It must be highlighted in the owner's manual.
It reads: The individual operating the snow blower must wear a red jacket, black snow pants, black hat and gloves.
Every husband on our cul-de-sac was wearing the required garments in the offical colors. This is probably a good idea with the amount of snow were getting this winter as we might just lose them in a snow drift if they wore white.

Picnik collage

When it snows; I bake. It's a rule!

I made a batch of these AMAZING cookies. They are chewy, chocolaty, and heavenly all in one bite! Warning ... they won't last long!

You must visit Bakerella. She has some of the most adorable ideas.

For a few other yummy recipes visit Kim.

Picnik collage

Once the roads were clear I ventured out to run a few errands.

I found these lovies at Michaels. What a fun way to perk up my winter blahs.

*The journal in the top photo was just what I was in need of for my Bible study.

*The shoe folders and pencils have been put to good use in  my reorganization flurry.

*I'm going to use the tags for labeling binders and to hang from white gift bags.

*Lastly the adorable purse and shoes note cards ~ a girls best friends.

*The pink and green paisley peeking through is actually my new ironing board cover that I picked up on my trip to Michaels.

I'm not sure of the last "normal" week I've had. This past week consisted of

    1 delay
    1 early dismissal
    1 snow day                     
total chaos in the classroom

My poor little guys are SO off schedule, I am too for that matter. At the end of the day on Friday, I telling my students to have a nice afternoon and I'd see them tomorrow. Thankfully we haven't racked up enough snow days, yet, to warrant the need for school on Saturday.

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Kacey said...

I cannot believe all that snow! I almost laughed when they said on the news that all the snow out East is because of global warming. ;)

Oh my, and those cookies look delicious!! I always bake too on snow days...just seems like the right thing to do.

Hope you have a lovely cozy weekend!

Lorri said...

I can't imagine having that much snow! I gained three pounds when we had 8 inches. I would gain ten if we had that much! Enjoy those cookies!

Suburban Princess said...

I must have some cookies!! Where's the recipe?!

carolinagirl said...

Wow! That is a lot of snow! Since I am calorie counting, my mouth started watering looking at those cookies!!!! Chocolate is my #1 WEAKNESS!!!! They look so good!

Kathy said...

Jo~ That snow is unbelievable!!! That is just crazy! Oh, the fun my kids would have in that! It wouldn't look serene & pristine for long over here. :)

Your cookies look heavenly (I'm going to have to make those) and your Michaels finds~ Fun! Will have to check that out.

Thanks for the tip on the collages ~ I just finished them. It worked great.

More later~

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

That's a lot of snow! I like your rule and I think I'll adopt it... when it snows, I will bake. :-) Love all the cute things you picked up on your trip to Michael's.... what Bible Study are you doing??? Thanks so much for linking to Saturday Swap. Have a super weekend...

bevy said...

Now I bet if I was out there lowing snow all morning, I could afford to bake/eat those decadent cookies!

Hope you don't have anymore crazy weeks... Although it looks like you just may. :(. I too am so ready for Spring!!!

Tessa said...

yum!! chocolate is my weakness. I will be making those. I too can't help myself from baking on a snow day.

Rae said...

Hey girl! I was down in your neck of the woods yesterday. So enjoyed it!!! I think I'll try my hand at those cookies this week when we get hit AGAIN with more snow!!!!! Love your goodies from Michaels!

Design Elements said...

beautiful pics!

Henley on the Horn said...

Wow! I can't imagine driving in all of that snow! Your cookies look DELICIOUS! YUM! Stay warm. Where did you find the cute paper shoe stuff/

Dee Stephens said...

you guys have gotten crazy snow! It was almost 80 here in Charlotte today!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the snow....Your blog is beautiful and I have loved looking around and reading lots of posts on this cold afternoon.....

Lisa said...

oh my that your patio table? You are a girl after my own heart. In your jammies baking cookies for your snowman!
Funny, you are the third or fourth blogger who talks about getting "out" and heading to Michaels!
Gracie says hello to the boys.
xo Lisa

Rene said...

Yes, snow days do up the chaos in the classroom quite a bit don't they. I will interested to see what happens with your tv situation Jo. Keep in touch.


LuLu said...

Oh i know exactly how you feel... January & school seems so off schedule i'm still forgetting to check folders and sign the proper items because we've been so inconsistent! ugh
thanks for your thoughts about my husbands travels.... the military life is never dull :) he was working locally for 3 days and my children looked at home when he arrived home at 7PM and asked him why he was home :( i felt so bad for him i thought he was actually going to cry.
wishing you a lovely day,

Lori said...

Okay, something tells me you're in the kitchen and you're still wearing your pjs?! Baking some yummy treat? :)
Enjoy those snow days....and yes, I will be writing you pool-side this summer while you're finishing up the year.
Okay not funny and if it makes you feel better, we're back down to mid-30's and rain. :)

Melissa Miller said...

It is so prety Jo! You sure have a ton of it. Enjoy. :)

Susan said...

I messed up. I left a comment for this post on the post below. Your comments section is different, it comes at the beginning of your post.
Sorry about that.

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