Definitely Winter!

The past week in Michigan…Wow!! Definitely more like winter than usual for this time of year!!


Lots of snow…more than once…and ridiculously cold temperatures, with and without considering the wind chill factor! 14 below zero is cold even without the wind…add that in and you get 40 below!

I have been hibernating, just looking out the window. It IS beautiful, especially if the sun shines!


Here’s a peek!

the end of last week...

with the sun...

over the weekend...getting the hockey rink ready

starting to snow on Sunday


late Sunday

by Monday...below zero...

Tuesday, blowing snow and frigid

still pretty


By Wednesday, I was out and about. The high was only 11 degrees, but it felt downright balmy after the previous few days!!!

Keep safe…wherever you are!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C


Super Saturday #31

Hurray for Super Saturday #31…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!


Here are three things that make me happy:


1) McDonalds…every morning…breakfast burrito and coffee , yum!!!

2) received this great stamper with my return address on it…so cute!!

3) this beautiful scarf has been very handy in the cold we’ve been having…warm and cozy…thanks, AK!!

What makes you happy? What are you grateful for? There are always things to be joyful about…are you finding them? Share joy with your kids!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Christmas Share – Day 5

And then there was Day 5 of The 25 Days of Christmas. Today’s post is presented by Lori of “Bleak 2 Unique” with an heirloom Christmas ornament tutorial.

Lori says,

“Gather ’round, grab a chair and join me in making a wonderful Christmas memory…A Christmas ornament that can be made to fit any style or decor using almost any family treasure.Our family has been making our heirloom ornaments for over 50 years, and now,I would like to share a tutorial so you can make your own family heirloom for Christmas!”
See here. A sample of what you can do!
The rest of her post is here!

Check out Lori’s ideas and send her a comment!

Happy Parenting!
D and C

Happiness Tuesdays #47

Happiness Counts!


Happiness Tuesdays are here to tell you some things that make me happy and to share with you quotes, websites, and photos to make you happy!


Happiness Tuesdays #47

Here are three things that make me happy:


1) sitting in front of a lovely fire in the fireplace…we used to have ‘real’ fires, but now it’s the gas logs for me….still beautiful and peaceful:

warmth and beauty

2) a piano that is finally tuned…after probably close to 20 years! This piano belonged to my dad, he played beautifully! Next on my list of intentions….piano lessons for me:)   I do love piano music!!

this beauty is over 50 years old...sure wish I could play it :)

3) this wonderful lunk of a cat sleeping on my lap, wrapped in a blanket, in front of the glow of the fire….winter-time comfort!!

just barely keeping his eyes open!



What makes you happy this time of year?? Have fun!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Stay Positive!

No, really!!! Stay Positive!!! Put a fake smile on your face until you feel as if the weather really will get better!!
We had 68 degree temp one day, and 2 days later, this:

This would be very pretty if it were December….

Two days later and we have 14 degrees this AM with a high of 31…lovely, huh?
So paste that smile on your face, giggle at the weatherman, and make your own Spring…

Even if you have to buy it at the store  :))

Have a great weekend and
Happy Parenting!
D and C