snow day

 Today was my first snow day since being back at work.The light is so nice when everything outside is white. These are the handy-dandy shelves in my porch, above the washer and dryer. I just thought they looked nice today.
Phillip and I kept busy. First, we made some ornaments for the birds to enjoy.  The recipe is here, on fabulous Amber's blog. I liked that I didn't have to use any coconut oil (too precious for soap) or shortening or lard (we never have either in the house) and also because of the greasy little fingerprints I can imagine being smeared all over everything if we were to use grease. Phillip was able to help with every step of the process, and he loved it.
We used silicone muffin pans, and birthday candles were the perfect size to make the holes with so that some twine would fit right through. (We couldn't find any straws, and I think these may be even better - no straws are wasted, the candles can still be used, they slide right out, and they make a great hole!)
It was too windy and wild to hang them out today, so maybe the birds will get their treat tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe, Amber! Have a peek over at her blog - she also made orange peel feeders, and pinecone ones, too!
*Edited to add the pictures from when we actually hung them up, a couple of days later*
We played Qubic.
 I had some soap sitting out, which I'll cut tomorrow.
I hope that you're cozy and snug if it's wintry where you are. Happy Wednesday!


  1. Oooh, I want to try the birdie treats! We stopped filling our feeders after getting tired of the squirrels cleaning them out in a matter of hours. This will be a good way to lure the critters until we figure out a squirrel-proofing strategy. Also, have you noticed that P looks like Christopher Robin? I was reading Freyja a Pooh book today and the resemblance struck me.

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you got your snow day after all. Your ornaments turned out perfectly (and looked positively adorable with the little candles in them!!!)I think next time, I'll make mine in the muffin tins too. I just don't have enough cookie cutters to do them the way I did this time.

    And thank you so much for the kind words. You made my day. :)

    I can't wait to see that soap all cut!

    Oh, and your laundry shelves look clean and beautiful. Makes me want to tidy mine up a bit...

  3. I heard about the weather back home!!! So glad you got to spend a cozy day indoors with your "big" guy ;)

  4. The picture of the shelf looks like it's from a magazine, beautiful. I had seen those birdy treats on Amber's blog and I have them on my to do list for the weekend. It's important to feed those little darlings some kind of fat during the cold winter months - that's what gives them their energy and warmth.


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