Snow Day

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They had been predicting  it for over a week, and it actually happened. A big snow storm!

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I love snow so much, but since I live in North Carolina, I don’t really get too see it as often as I would like. Luckily it does snow here a few times each winter. Sometimes we only see a few inches, other times we get nearly a foot, which was the case here!

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All these photos were taken in my Mom’s yard. I love how magical and different the snow makes everything look. I love wandering along usual streets, that seem to look unfamiliar in the snow. I wish I lived in a colder climate. I was born in Detroit Michigan, so I feel like I am meant to be living in the north. But I least I am not so far deep in the south that I never see snow, that would be a sad life for me.

Photo and Hour: Snow Day

This was Friday, January 22, the day of the big snowstorm. I woke up early and thought it seemed like a fun day to do a photo an hour.

7:00 AM

Drinking coffee, watching the snow fall. We woke up to big pretty flakes falling, but then it just turned into tiny balls of ice. Not so pretty to watch.

8:00 AM

Eating oatmeal and working on blog posts. Keeping an eye on the snow.

9:00 AM

My plants usually start hating life this time of year, with the lack of sunlight. So I trimmed off the dead leaves while Cloud just tried to eat the whole darn plant.

10:00 AM

Vacuuming!  I love this vacuum. It’s cordless and feels so freeing.

11:00 AM

Checking on the snow progress. Still tiny ice balls falling, but there was almost three inches of it!

12:00 PM

Hanging out with these couch potatoes while I did some more blogging.

1:00 PM

Banana bread break!

2:00 PM

Checking out my seedlings. My LED Christmas lights seem to work ok as grow lights, but I think I need a few more strands to really make a difference. 

3:00 PM

Gearing up for a snow walk. The temperature stayed in the 20s the whole day so I had to bundle up.

Still 3:00 PM

The snow walk was short lived. The wind was brutal.


4:00 PM

It’s  a new snow day tradition to make spicy bean chili! This time I made my own spices and it turned out pretty well.

5-6:00 PM

My mom and sister walked down to partake in my spicy bean chili. They brought beers and brownies and it was a good time.
(The squirt bottle serves as a cat warning)

7:00 PM

Keeping warm in front of the fire!

 Luckily I don’t usually work on Fridays so I got to stay home and enjoy a nice snow day.

What do you like to do on Snow days?

What I Wore in the Snow

This was from a few weeks ago when we had our first snow of the year. It only snowed for a few hours and then disappeared completely before midday, which was disappointing.

 It wasn’t very cold out so I thought it would be a good time to wear this new dress I found at the thrift store.  I had been hoping to find a plaid dress for a while so I was very excited when I stumbled upon this one. Maybe one day I’ll find another one that isn’t so short and I can wear it without leggings. That’s one reason I love thrift shopping, you never know when you’re going to find something you’ve been looking for!


Cat Photos Friday #94- Snow Cats

Whenever it snows, I like to take the cats out on their leash to let them check it out. And this time they had their sweaters!


Jeeves had never been out in the snow before. I always thought he would get too cold and hate it, but he actually didn’t mind it!


Cloud’s goal was to chew every piece of grass sticking up through the snow.
Jeeves got so silly he even rolled in the snow!  Good thing he had his sweater on!

(Searching for more grass!)



They all had a lot of fun and didn’t want to come in!

Old Salem in the Snow

After a snow storm last year, we made a quick stop in Old Salem before heading to work, to see all the historic shops and houses nestled under a blanket of snow.

The city of Winston-Salem started out as a small Moravian town in the mid 1700s named Salem. Eventually it merged with the neighboring town of Winston and then, Winston-Salem was born!

Many of the original buildings remain. I love to wander around, thinking of what it was like to walk the same streets those hundreds of years ago.















I love Old Salem in the snow!  Perhaps it should become a tradition when it snows to take a nice stroll through the historic streets of Salem.

Snow Fell on the City

Last February we had a pretty good snowfall. It started in the evening and we woke to a beautiful white fluffy wonderland. Sadly we both had to work that day since at the time we were working in a 24/7 medical testing lab that never closed. But before we went in, we drove downtown and I walked around taking some photos. All the years I’ve lived here I have never ventured downtown when it snowed. 

It was still lightly snowing as we walked around early that morning. I loved every second.

It was the perfect snowfall. With giant flakes that stick to every tree branch.














After our downtown walk, we ate some yummy biscuits before going into work. It was a disaster at work because so many people from third shift couldn’t make it in and thousands of samples were piled up.. But they ended up buying a whole bunch of pizzas for everybody so it was worth all the hard work!  And then Steven and I took some home and ate the most delicious white pizza every day for three days straight. We felt like kings.

I had so much fun wandering the city in the snow. I hope we get another snow storm really soon!