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Welcome winter!!!


**Winter Storm Warning in Effect**

Five words I could have waited a few more weeks (months) to hear! Living in Wisconsin, you think I would have gotten used to snow. I've lived here for most of my life (except a few years in New Hampshire), so it's not like I haven't dealt with snow every year. For some reason though, the first snowfall always seems sooo magical and beautiful and the rest... not so much! Don't get me wrong, the snow is still beautiful. It just seems to have lost the magic. The girls are hoping for a snow day and although I would love an extra day with them... I have Christmas shopping to do! Although, there is something to be said for snow days! Hot chocolate, snuggling, making snowmen... Can't beat 'em, join 'em right!!

I've just sent off my card for Shelly's cupcake card challenge on her blog. Hope I win! She's giving away a couple of target gift cards and one to her etsy shop! Fun, fun, fun! But whew! Challenging. You could only use the items provided and nothing extra. That was tough. I kept wanting to add stuff. But, I resisted and followed the rules. I thought about posting a pic of my card here, but thought it would be more fun for you to visit her blog starting tomorrow and try to figure out which one is mine! While you're there, don't forget to vote for your favorite card!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Be safe and be well!!


By the way, I have super exciting news!!! Well, for me anyway. :) Mike is converting the upstairs of our back shed into a studio for me!! I think he finally got tired of my projects taking over the house!! I'll post pics soon.

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  1. bahahaha. i took that picture i win! i lovee you mommy!

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