Feb 15, 2014

Snow and Cupcakes...Recap of this week!



This has been one very exciting week and I am sure many of us on the east coast USA feels the same way. The mid-week snow storm dumped over 23 inches of snow on us. Everything in my yard was totally buried, including my car. It was fascinating to watch. For me especially. Snow is not something I grew up with so I really embrace the view from my window of the falling snow outside. 

Kids have been out of school since Wednesday and we sure made the best of it too. Here are some pics of them playing in the white wonderland.

  

We made several snowmen and we're lucky to have a tiny slope in our yard for the kids to sled on. It sure was fun. Especially when surprisingly enough, it was not really that cold outside.






A view of my neighborhood
Creating Vintage Charm studio is the white cottage on the left, then further down the road is my stone cottage, all covered in snow.

I should have shared what follows, a bit earlier in the week but motherhood comes first and as you can see... with kids being home and stuck indoors from the storm, I simply made do with what I could whip up at home for Valentine's day.
And the wonderful part of it is, we enjoyed it just as much.



 So after playing in the snow with the kiddos and shoveling and building tiny snowmen, I headed to the kitchen and baked some chocolate cupcakes. I had some pink sparkly lemonade and me and the kids had a Valentine's "tea" party.











I may not have been able to step out to purchase fresh florals but the floral china made it pretty just as much. Spreading floral china on my table is like spreading a pretty garden. I love it!




I do hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day and that you are all staying safe and enjoying the wintry season. Fret not, spring is not far away.







5 comments:

Shabby Chic said...

beautiful... your cupcakes look so inviting and the tea set- that's to die for!

Happy Weekend!!

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Beautiful Valentine's celebration Sonia, and the snow is heavenly! We had snowflakes the other day and ice that looked like glass on our tree branches...and we are ready for Spring too!

Love seeing all you do.

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Sonia,
How are you? Sorry I haven't visited you in such a long time. I guess time just flew by. Love your blog as always. Love the photos of the kids playing in the snow. Adorable! Your neighborhood is pretty. No snow here in Florida, but that's okay with me. I love out blue skies and sunshine. :) Anyway I just wanted to say hello.
Have a wonderful week,
xoxo
Janet
Janet's Creative Cottage

Vanessa Greenway said...

Hello Sonia! I have just come across your website early this morning and it is wonderful! I had even sent a message to info about getting published. I'm your new follower over here at your blog and on Instagram. Nice to meet you! :) Sincerely, Vanessa

Sandra said...

Hi Sonia,

Your Valentines Day tea was beautiful. I love your teapot. Would you be able to tell me who made it?

Thanks
Sandra