Wednesday, December 11, 2013

~ It's beginning to look a lot like ....

... winter!
Yup, winter!
On Monday we had an ice storm.
Ice everywhere ....
And on Tuesday we had a snowstorm.
Nothing drastic ....
We got around 3.5 inches of the white stuff.
It was wet ... and heavy!
My arms are sore and my back is killing me from shoveling.
How can something so annoying be so photogenic?
The local weather forecast is for another storm ...
potentially a Nor'easter ...
for Saturday afternoon into Sunday!
Just what I need this time of the year.
I have barely put a dent in my Christmas shopping.
Anyway, I stayed in during these two storms
and caught up with wrapping what stuff I had bought
and decorated.
The tree is up ...
and the stockings are hung.
I didn't go overboard with the decorations this year.
And I'm okay with that.
But I did put up a few trinkets.
Today I went shopping.
Got about another 40% of it done.
Tonight I'll wrap what I picked up today ....
and hopefully finish up the pocketbook I am crocheting.
And maybe have a cup of vanilla eggnog
with a splash of Amaretto.
Would you care to join me?
PS  If you haven't already, you need to head over to see
Kelly and her awesome holiday shots!


  1. Sounds like you're way ahead of me with the Christmas shopping. Your pictures are so pretty and capture the freezing temps perfectly. Eggnog and Amaretto sounds wonderful! Stay warm.

  2. Not a fan of eggnog, but I'll have a mug of "fancy" hot chocolate and join you. It is frigid here in the mitten state, which is expected. I've shoveled twice this week as we've gotten over 7 inches of snow in the last 3 days. I think we're in for the same storm you might be in for this weekend as well and I've barely started my shopping!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. gorgeous pictures! I agree on the annoying part:):) Thank you for stopping by my blog today:)

  4. Awwww-that is some crazy ice and snow pics D-and it is photogenic-I'm so happy you went out and snapped some pics. Your snow people are adorable-and your tree!?? Love the colors. Keep on truckin' girl-and the shout out is the icing on the cake!! Mwah sis. Thank you. Xo

  5. I will be right over....that is if I don't have a wreck on the way. Ice and snow make for beautiful photos....

    I am almost done with shopping, but still have wrapping to do.

  6. You're so right so photogenic..even the cute holiday decorations are so photogenic..
    I'm done..wrapping ..decorating..done..done done done:)

    Sub zero here and white too..
    Cute header too Diane.

  7. You did get a lot of ice! Wow! It does look so pretty but it can be dangerous and very inconvenient, too. We usually get a lot of ice here in SE Missouri and it's not very fun!

  8. So adorable captures! I love them!

    Greetings from nordic Finland! We have not snow yet, but I hope we soon will have.
    Last weekend it was snowing for little while but it all is gone!

  9. Check out that fabulous stop-action snow - wow! Snow tickles that inner-child, ice bitch-slaps us back to reality. I find your decorations charming and I suspect the less is more approach to decorating is in my near future.

  10. The snow is very pretty however this freezing rain is not a pretty site and that is what we are to get tomorrow.
    Your trinkets are cute and I am putting a small portions of my Christmas decor out this year
    I do wish i had a green tree for this year
    I haven't wrapped one package yet

  11. Burrrrr... Do stay warm my friend.. LOVING your photos.

    I would love to join your for some eggnog.


  12. Boy, you all got slammed with the ice and the snow. All we got here was the ice and it was miserable. I do not like ICE! Hope you all didm’t lose electricity. You pictures captured the feel of the storms aftermath so well. Beautiful.

  13. it looks so pretty!! I love the this time of year. Ask me in March and it will be a different story all together.

  14. Ice storm, snowstorm ... brrr, no snow here yet ...
    Lovely Christmas decoration, Diane !
    And I would love to join you for a cup of eggnog :-)
    Nice weekend,

  15. Loved your photos & commentary. Would love to join you for eggnog. It's one of my Christmas favorites!

  16. oh, that's a lot of snow. fantastic series of photos! i love all of them!!

    such lovely christmas ornaments, my friend.

    i haven't even started my xmas shopping yet.

    have a great weekend and do stay warm!

    big hugs~

  17. Heavy snow is the pits! I hope you've settled down from shoveling. Each time I have a lot to move I figure I've earned a day off from the gym.
    As for joining you in that Ameretto eggnog. Um. Yum.
    Lovely snow pics, for something that is so annoying, it is beautiful. Goes really nicely with your backdrop here too.

  18. Oh Diane, your pictures are amazing! Especially love the snow storm pic. I SO envy you... we have absolutely no snow :(

  19. What an absolutely gorgers blog!!! LOVE your photos, Diane! I saw the comment you left on Anne Payne's blog. Have a blessed day!

    1. Oops, I think MacBook corrected GORGEOUS to gorgers lol. I guess one could gorge themselves on your lovely pics, though!


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