This year, I got smart & every time I carried some of the
Christmas decorations down to the basement,
I brought back up with me,
a box of BLUE & WHITE snowmen!
It seems lots of bloggers use blue & white during January.
Those are just about the only colors we'll see
here in Ohio for awhile...blue sky & white ground cover!
My husband always says the way to tolerate winter
is to learn to have FUN & play in it.
You can ski, go sled or toboggan riding,
ice skate or cross county ski,
build a snowman or a fort,
have a snowball fight or
just make *snow angels*
while lying on your back.
We did several of those things with
the grandchildren recently & then came in to warm up.
We had a little tea party,
using my collection of FUN in the snow plates.
Some had tea
while others enjoyed hot cocoa
with peppermint candy canes to stir it with.
These snowmen plates came from Kohls,
and the blue stemware are from the Dollar Store.
We even have some sparkly snowmen on sleds.
I tucked the napkins through the runners
& used them for napkin rings.
Speaking of "sparkle",
look at these GORGEOUS notecards
that I recently won from Kathi at South Bay Studio!
These are her own hand drawings,
done on a wonderfully high quality, heavy weight paper.
You can see the texture in the photo below:
Can you see the deckle edges that are on
both the cards as well as the envelopes?
(she calls them "feather edged")
Love that touch!
These blank cards were PERFECT
for all my Christmas "thank you" notes.
She has many different styles to chose from.
In fact, they just got home from Maui &
she painted a tree that was on the beach!
To see it & more, pop on over to
Thank you so much, Kathi,
for my lovely win in your give-away!
I'm joining Susan at
Between Naps on The Porch
for her Seasonal Sunday
as well as Marty at
Be sure to visit their blogs to see
what others are doing this January.