This morning I woke up to the stomping of our youngest running around before the sun came up. Happens every morning and this morning I just wasn’t ready for it. But all of a sudden it dawned on me that this morning the rest of the town was pretty much shut down. Snowed in.
I got busy making my own chai (recipe here) and I didn’t have everything on hand so I used these substitutes:
Fresh ginger (a chunk)
Yerba Matte tea
A touch more milk than required
(Didn’t have anise stars and I would highly recommend going with cinnamon sticks and not ground cinnamon – also only used about 1 TSB of honey and it was sweet enough for me.)
Then we had pancakes, eggs and sausage for breakfast.
Then we all got snow pants on and walked the 6ish blocks to our favorite coffee shop …
It was cold and I’m pretty sure the newspaper took photos of us walking down River Ave in the midst of traffic (sidewalks weren’t clear.) Exciting start to the day! Frozen Faces!! Newspaper photos!!
It’s been a good snow day. Kids have played with homemade play dough, changed their clothes a good 14 times and … well, He did this ….
He is not allowed to play with a scissors yet. Wanna guess why?
Yesterday I DIY’ed my heart out on this Board and Batten wall for the apartment: a how to is coming today at some point. It cost me less than $30 (I have to total it all up) and I’m still working on the placement of things to hang as well as some more DIY ideas for how to store kid’s toys and books. Sewing involved.
Also, no power tools needed (ok, lie: I used a power drill but no saws were needed for this project.) Super easy friends! You can do this!