Well, if you are counting, this is the second snow day that the South has gotten this year. Actually, that makes it the second snow day we have gotten in the past three years.  Which means, the entire city shuts down – and I get a whole day off.  This doesn’t happen very often – just me, in my p.j.’s, with the whole day free.

I decided I would just show you a little of what’s going on in my life.  It’s been awhile since I’ve just done a post about me – and I don’t think I’ve ever shown you into my life here in my house.  (Just for the record, this is not a normal day-in-the-life.  A day in my life is boring and the same ol’ same ol’.)

BTW, I don’t know how you stay-at-home (work-at-home) women do it!  If I were home every day it would be movies, pajamas, and pizza – every day!  I am totally in vacation mode when I am here at home.  Kuddos to you for actually having a schedule.  I’m telling you.  It must be a mental shift.  Because right now my mind is telling me it’s been awhile since I’ve been in the bed…

Snow Day Collage

  1. SNOW.
  2. My wonderful friend Kit gave me this mug – and it makes me super happy.  There’s a double meaning behind it (harking back to our study abroad time in Oxford, and having great expectations for the future…).
  3. My husband and I are planning a backpacking trip soon.  I married an Eagle Scout, so it was only a matter of time that we took up backpacking.  This is my living room now…it’s pretty crazy exciting!  (Notice my ever-present bottle of Suave Dry Shampoo in the back!)
  4. I also married a scientist – which is why we have several “Mother-in-Law ‘s Tongue” Plants (also named the less poetic “Snake Plant”) in our house.  These are known to improve air quality in the house.  Not a bad idea…
  5. Today is perfect for a pot of Split Pea Soup.  I love this recipe and have a tip for you!  If you don’t have a ham bone laying around, head to your local barbecue restaurant.  Mine sells 3 bones for $3.  I was super stoked to get them!  They weren’t that meaty, but were full of flavor.  Oh, also for ham flavor, I LOVE Goya Ham Flavor Concentrate.  It’s awesome stuff, and perfect for when you don’t have a ham bone laying around…
  6. This is my one goal today: to update all my paper files.  It’s been sitting under my desk for a week, undone.  You’d think that a whole day would give me enough time to work on it.  We’ll see…

Sorry for the pretty simple, random post today.  My life seems a little disorganized right now (see picture #3) and so I figured I would make it short and get some things cleaned up around here:).

Also, don’t forget that Stella and Dot Stylist Laurie Syphard is having a Rewards Giveaway show online! Anyone who places an order will be entered to win all of the hostess rewards from the show, which she’ll be announcing on Valentine’s Day. Place an order here and be qualified! More info here.