Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Snowy Week

 This past week our area was engulfed in a snow storm. We had record snow for the month of March, the third most in history! The snow began falling Tuesday morning and fell continuously through Tuesday and Wednesday.
 Since we have had a mild winter so far it seemed fitting to have a snowstorm of this measure. It just wouldn't be winter without snow! ; )
 While the snow fell I was busy doing a number of things. I was able to finish a doily I began last month. It had been such a long time since I crocheted a doily. As a teenager I crocheted one doily after another. My new doily is now gracing our dining room table under an oil lamp.
   A bouquet of bonnets! One of my tasks for our business this week, in addition to a couple of dresses.
 One of my favorite treats is chocolate and peanut butter. I make no-bake cookies almost every week for Jemimah, as they are her favorite, but this week I made a treat I haven't made in years. It is a very simple recipe! You simply combine 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup honey in a saucepan. Heat these ingredients until melted. Add 1/2 cup of cocoa and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Combine well, then pour into lined muffin tins, filling the tins halfway or less. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
 I also made chocolate granola for the first time. I used a basic recipe, then added pecans and chia seeds. It is delicious combined with coffee yogurt.
 Winston was rather disturbed by the storm. He loves spending time outside. One morning he stole one of Jemimah's little toy horses. Jemimah didn't think he should be allowed to steal her horse, but I was able to convince her to share. I think Winston fancied the horse to be a bit like a mouse, the sizes were close. : )
 Jemimah didn't mind the storm, she enjoyed watching the snow fall. Each day she has a number of projects to work on such as her "cookie dough" aka Play-Doh.
 One book we especially enjoyed this week was "Corgiville Fair" by Tasha Tudor. I had won the book in a drawing at a Tasha Tudor tea we attended two years ago. At that time Jemimah was too little to enjoy the book, I had tucked it away for a later date. Coming across it recently I decided Jemimah would like it now, and she certainly did! Even after I had finished reading a page she would go back through to study the illustrations and point out all of the bunnies.
I just finished reading "The Dim Lantern" by Temple Bailey this week. It was a sweet story set in the early 1920's soon after World War I. It was written in 1922 and if you like books of that era I would recommend Temple Bailey. This is the third book I have read by her, and each has been beautifully written.

Did you see much snow this week?

May you have a blessed and restful weekend!

"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater." Isaiah 55:10


  1. So lovely to come by and enjoy a snowy visit with you, Sarah! You certainly have been industrious this week! {{smiles}} Jemimah always looks so sweet in her dresses...did you make the one she is wearing in the picture? The bonnets you made are gorgeous - the most adorable fabrics! And how scrumptious that chocolatey snack sounds...hmmm..
    A blessed new week to you and love in the Lord!

    1. Thank you Kelly-Anne! Yes, I did make Jemimah's dress. : )

  2. Love all of your snow day activities! I completely agree - it's not winter without some snow! I love Tasha Tudor's art and books! I have one that I can't wait to read to Ivy when she's older. I think it's called "The Doll's Christmas". "Corgiville Fair" looks adorable.

    No snow for us this weekend, just lots of rain. We've had an enormous amount of snow this year, which is still piled high in our yard, but the rain is melting it quickly. So quickly that we've had a lot of flooding in the areas around us. Thankfully our yard isn't too bad, although we have to be careful where we park the cars because the ground is quite soggy!

    1. Thank you Natasha! "The Doll's Christmas" looks lovely! I will have to find a copy for Jemimah.

      Wow! It sounds like you have had a lot of snow! I hope your yard will dry out soon.

  3. Hello Sarah :0) yes, snow visited us here in the mountains of PA. Quite a bit fell and it stills lingers on. What lovely photos you have shared, and the treats looks just delicious :) mari

  4. We have no snow here in England. I have a friend in Albany, I'm not sure if that's close to you but they had an amazing amount of snow.
    I love seeing all your bakes & makes. The bonnets are beautiful, I's love to make some for the twins dressing up box. Your crocheted mat is so beautiful, I've never tried anything like that.
    Fondly Michelle

  5. Hello
    I am new to your sight and love your story of life at home. I live in north Idaho so we have had a lot of snow this winter. I like your crochet doily it will look lovely on your table with an oil lamp. I have eaten the unbaked chocolate peanut butter cookies before but not your chocolate peanut butter treat. I just made it today and it was well received by my husband. Thanks for sharing a great easy recipe. Blessings Marylee

  6. Those bonnets are so sweet! We love Tasha Tudor's books, as well. Such simple pleasures...

  7. Your chocolate treats look so good, want to try the chocolate and peanut butter treats. Going to try your coffee yogurt next week, I have been making just plain yogurt. Would love to try the chocolate granola with it, would you share your recipe? Also love the bonnets!
    Joyfully, Cheryl

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      I will hopefully share my granola recipe soon. : ) I hope you will enjoy the coffee yogurt. It is terrific paired with the granola.


  8. Loved this peek into your life.
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,