Hello Friends and TGIF!
I'm so glad it's the weekend. It was a busy week around here, but I'm ready for things to slow down a bit. We have hockey (but of course when don't we? Lol), but other than that should be pretty mellow. Happy to be back at a less hectic post holiday pace. So today I thought I'd show you some highlights from my winter week.
It's been a pretty cold and snowy week. One day it was so cold below zero (-23 F) that I even had Ruby wear her fleece coat when she went outside. And of course, after being out in the cold one needs to snuggle up in a ball on the couch. :)
The snow has been pretty and here's a video clip of my daughter serenading me on piano while I sip my morning coffee before taking her to school. Love watching the snow fall.
Well technically this was last weekend, but I had my girlfriends over for our belated Christmas gathering at my house. One of the dishes I made was apples and toffee dip. First, cut up red and green apples and toss in pineapple juice. It doesn't affect the flavor, but the apples WILL NOT turn brown. Can have them done hours before the party! It works amazing every time! Then take an 8 oz cream cheese, and whip together with an 8 oz. cool whip. Then mix in about 2 Tbsp of caramel butterscotch ice cream topping. Spread out in a dish. Drizzle more of the caramel on top in a pretty pattern. Then sprinkle toffee chips on the top and chill. SO yummy & easy!
My daughter loves reading chapter books out loud together at night before she goes to bed. Sometime Ruby likes to get in on the action too! Lately we've been loving these Whatever After fairytale series of books. They're so magical and funny! A brother and sister find a magic mirror in their basement and it will whisk them away into different fairytales. While they are there - they usually end up accidentally messing up the tale, somehow, but often it works even for the better. As in something like empowering a princess to know that she doesn't even really need a prince and she's strong enough on her own. Lol! Very cute.
I've had a bad case of Spring Fever this week (you can ready about it in my previous post also) and doing far too much dreaming on days like in these photos!