“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


  • homemade hand warmers
    Craftiness

    Homemade Hand Warmers from the Heart

    One little project that adds a bit of warmth to my outings, is a cute set of homemade hand warmers. I simply plop them in the microwave for a minute or so, drop them in my coat pockets and soak up the heat on cold, blustery days. Their warmth doesn't last as long as commercial hand warmers, but you also don't have to shake them until your fingers go numb. Plus, they are all-natural, reusable and super stinkin' cute!

  • Winter Hens
    Inside & Out

    Prepping the Winter Hens

    We were enjoying a mild winter here in the Midwest. . . until this week, as we fell into an extended deep freeze that made me really thankful for roaring fires, cozy sweaters and super fuzzy socks. Unfortunately, our chicken friends have none of these same luxuries, but we did bundle them up a bit to face the bitter cold.

  • snow day
    Mama Moments

    Celebrating (Another) Snow Day at the KC Zoo

    Another wave of winter weather blew through town last night, which translated into another snow day for my second grader. I have completely lost track of how many inclement weather days we have accumulated this year, but I’m pretty sure these kids might be in school until Independence Day. My little man is pretty good at entertaining himself during days like this, but as they start piling up we both get a little antsy. This morning I promised to do something fun because I thought we both needed to get out of the house (and I knew the roads would be dry by lunchtime). I was right on both accounts.…