Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: Snow, Snow, Snow

Friday night, after the festivities ended, the snow began here in Colorado. And went on. And on. 
     As of late Sunday night, it was STILL snowing. So far, we've got 18+ inches. Who knows how much will be on the ground when it finally stops. 
    The nice part of it: the weather was so bad that church was cancelled -- which meant that instead of getting to Worship Team at 7:30 a.m., we got to sleep in, have a late breakfast, and lazily read the Sunday papers. I even got a few tasks done early, instead of later in the week. Ahhh. 
     The chickies also took the day off -- they haven't MOVED from their snug coop, in spite of all the usual inducements. Charley the dog loves all this white; he plows through the yard with all the glee of a circus clown...then lies down in it to cool off his hot belly. (Thick coat, warm heart.)
     What will today bring? School did get postponed for 1 1/2 hours. (And the Brick works for the local school system.) Other than that, though, it should be back to business. (Update: it was. See for yourself here.) This is what it looked like on Sunday:

the Brick and Abby -- exploring


The 2015 Oscar winners. If you didn't know, now you can find out.

A monument to Hachiko, a faithful dog who loved his owner dearly. You'll want to read this story.

12 secrets behind famous 'I Love Lucy' episodes. Did you know that Fred and Ethel secretly hated each other in real life? (Now you do.)

Ten recovered treasures that weren't worth the fuss and effort. Darn.

Dealing with snow. A lot of it. (From The Frugalwoods)

Velveeta Nacho Bake -- easy Mexican food from Frugal Upstate. I'd substitute regular cheese for Velveeta, but otherwise, this sounds tasty.

The real story behind the invention of Monopoly.

A beautiful DIY marble tray -- for a heck of a lot less than retail. (From Jen Woodhouse)

 Missing ships, planes, unsolved mysteries...this article is a bit too flippant about how they're all 'solved,' but interesting, anyways.

It all started with a stale box of cornflakes... (It's All Connected)

This designer stitches souvenir pieces of her travels.  

A coffee sack furniture table (from Stow and TellU)

Five elements of British home dec design. (From Apartment Therapy) I'd argue that most of these actually originated in America...but then, I'm probably one of those rascally Yanks the Brits are well rid of. (At least that's what my British friend David says.) The photos are particularly informative.

What to avoid in cruise ship cabins -- and what to ask for. 

The trick to edging flowerbeds with a sharp, clean profile. (From Funky Junk Interiors)

Some great workshop how-tos. Her furniture ideas are slick, but I learned more from the simple things -- printing images on tissue paper (so they adhere better for decoupaging) and hanging tape from a bungee cord! Simple and effective.  (From Scavenger Chic)

Animals play in the snow. (From All sorts of fauna, from tigers to puppies, frolic in the snowflakes.

Hey, life's short -- go out and play in some snow yourself! And have a great week.

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