Sunday, December 10, 2017

My weekend ♥

We had our first snow on Saturday!  It started late morning and continued until sometime during the night.  On my way to bed I looked out the window and it was still going strong.  Since it was Saturday we didn't have to go anywhere or do anything.  I love snow storms when it's a weekend and I don't have to drive anywhere. We were all home, cozy warm, drinking hot chocolate, as the snow fell.  I stayed in sweat pants all day.  It was soooo nice!
When I woke up Sunday morning the sun was out and everything was covered in marshmallow fluff!

The last of autumn's roses are now snow covered.  I love seeing flowers in the snow. 
The miracle of the seasons ♥
View from my second floor window this morning. 
Hello snowy world.  Winter has arrived! ♥
I wrote out all my Christmas cards on Saturday.  Something I really love to do.  And what better time to do it than a snowy sweat pants.  Perfection!
This weekend  I also watched a lot of Food Network! (as usual : )
I was inspired to make a fudge recipe from The Pioneer Woman. 
It came out so good!!!!  I'll share the recipe this week.
Here's a sneak peek.....

John and Rob were at church while I made it.  By the time they came home I had cleaned everything up, but the first thing John said to me was "mommy, you smell like chocolate chips".  I took that as a major compliment! ♥ LOL
Tonight we headed over to my in laws for dinner to celebrate my father in laws birthday.  We arrived a little early and my mother in law  made us coffee in these cute little owl mugs! 
Could you just..... ♥
 I want to show you how beautifully my mother in law decorates for the holidays.
She truly has a knack for it.....
How cozy is this?
Isn't the mantle gorgeous?! 
I could have made a meal on the appetizers, but it's a good thing I didn't.  She made homemade pasta!  It literally melts in your mouth! 
This was followed by a roasted pork loin, potatoes, veggies, and of course dessert. 
 Two espressos later and I'm still awake, but I don't care.  It was worth it!  :)
A lovely end to a lovely weekend. 
I'm afraid to say tomorrow is Monday as time marches on....
This weeks to-do list consists of a trip to the post office, wrapping presents, and organizing my wallet - which is currently a mess of papers and receipts! 
I hope you all have a great day! Only two weeks till Christmas!
We are getting closer and closer....♥


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I also love snow days when I can stay in & not have to drive anywhere. Christmas will be here before we know it!

  2. Those snow pictures are so pretty. Would you believe we are still having 60 degree weather? So, I'm soaking up everyone else snow pictures. ;

    That mantel is just gorgeous!!

  3. Um fim de semana magnífico. Tudo na sua casa é lindo e acolhedor. Feliz semana.

  4. The first snow is always magical! And your mother-in-law's home looks beautiful all decorated for Christmas. That homemade pasta looks delicious, too. Mmmm!