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Valentine Snow

Yes…I realize that I have failed to write during the past few weeks.  I apologize.  Trust me, I wanted to write, but battling with the business of life controlled my attention.  Why babble about the overwhelming plot of everyday life though?  Now that winter break has begun, my schedule has started to slow its pace.  Winter break brought snow!  The flurries didn’t cease until Friday night, and as I pulled on my boots and squeezed on snow gloves, the sun blazed and a blue sky replaced the gray.  The thick powder would not last forever.  Building a three 1/2 foot snowman, arranging surprise “snowball wars” and watching my little sister sled for the first time, helped me to realize how much I love the “not-so-frequent” snow.  Sadly, the world of white has disappeared and now as I glance out my window all I see is the ordinary yellow grass and bare trees that comes along with winter.  At least I can keep the pictures I took.  Here are some of them.

Besides the snow, my weekend was greeted by Valentines Day!  Not only was it a day of candy, valentine cards, and a happy little sister, but it was a day of relax.  As I descended the stairs that morning, I was greeted by a kitchen primed for the holiday.  A candy “soda pop” sat at my place at the table.  It was so cute.  My brother received one as well.  And of course, we each got many pieces of our favorite candy from it!  I have included some pictures.  I think that you will have to agree.  They are so cute.  I knew that you would be longing  to make one yourself.  They make the perfect gifts!

You will need:

  • a vase or ice-cream cup (glass)
  • candy
  • two straws
  • a dome of Styrofoam
  • glue dots and/or teacher’s putty

These are not exact instructions.  You really have to put this together whichever way works best for you.   These steps are really just basics.

Fill the glass with candy.  As you can somewhat see in the picture, my mom filled the glass with Dove dark chocolate hearts.  Attach the Styrofoam dome to the top of the glass and slowly begin to attach the pieces of candy to the foam in a circular motion.  Slowly build up.  Stick two straws out of the foam dome.  This makes the masterpiece look like a sweet drink.  Maybe a root beer float!

These are the ones my brother and I received for Valentines Day!  The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup one is mine. :)

Well I hope that all of my readers had a delightful Valentines Day!  Nearly a year has passed since I begun this blog.  I hope to write again soon of this year’s adventures, experiences, and creations!



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The Long Winter

Hello Readers!  Enjoying a nice cold winter? Brrrrr…  It is really getting chilly outside.  As I write this post, snow is gently falling outside my window. 

I just thought I would share a great opportunity with you.   I am not sure if you have heard of the home school radio shows, but this week they are sharing Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “The Long Winter” in a radio show, plus some other great radio shows such as The Blizzard of 1988.  Just go to this website to download and listen to free radio shows that will get you feeling the chilly winter air!  http://www.homeschoolradioshows.com/

I hope you decide to check the website out!  Spend some time with Laura and the Ingalls and learn about their “long winter”!

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