5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Shoes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless. All opinions are 100% mine. Remember the boots from Payless that I purchased a few weeks ago? Well, I ended up going back to the store because I forgot something very important – a rain and stain guard to protect them from the elements. If you’ve ever endured a winter filled with snow and salt, like the ones we have here in Wisconsin, you’ll know what I’m talking about. To help you {Read More}

Magic Crystals

Today we’re making something very special. Something near and dear to my heart. . .Magic Crystals. Why are they near and dear to my heart? The last time I made these crystals I was in 4th grade, I believe. I made them for my school’s science fair. The other day I was outside playing with the kids in the snow. It was a nice sunny day here in Wisconsin, so we all got our boots, coats, hats and mittens on {Read More}

Snowball Hot Chocolate

How’s everyone doing with their holiday shopping? Are you in the homestretch or haven’t even started yet? I’m probably about 70% of the way done, so I would say I’m doing okay! When I have it all done, I’ll feel EVEN better. That’s when I’ll be able to just sit down in the living room in front of the fireplace, relax and have a big mug of this completely delicious Snowball Hot Chocolate. I first shared this wonderful recipe over {Read More}

The 101 Guide to DIY Snow

So, here in Wisconsin we get PLENTY of snow each winter. It usually comes way too early and lasts WAY too long. Is it pretty to look at? Of course. Would I mind if it only came around Christmas? Not really. However, I’ve been absolutely amazed at how many of my fans and readers have asked me to send some snow their way. Really? Are you sure? I suppose if I could just have some snow sent my way for {Read More}

Baby It’s Cold Outside Printable

I’ve been in Chicago all week for work and I’m finally coming home today. It makes me so very happy. It’s nice to get away sometimes, but by day two or three I’m missing the kids, I’m missing my husband, I’m missing home and I’m missing my “normal” routine (whatever normal really is in my life). 🙂 When I drove down from Wisconsin I was leaving snow. . .a whole lot of it. No snow in Chicago, but it’s bitterly {Read More}

Frozen-Inspired Doughnut Olaf

 I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Ummm. . .Happy Halloween? I know, I know. I never cease to amaze you, right? I should be posting something about ghosts or spiders today! Nope, not me. Not today. Do you know why? Snow is expected today. We’re going to have to wear our snowsuits while trick-or-treating tonight. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit {Read More}

Snow Ice Cream

  I think it’s snowed every day for the past week. Christmas Eve we drove home in an absolute blizzard. Today was finally a day at home to unwind. The past couple days were crazy so it was definitely a welcome change. I couldn’t help but look outside at all of the light, fluffy snow. Although I’m a bit sick of it already, it is pretty. Pretty enough. . .well, to eat. Let me start with one of my disclaimers again. By {Read More}