There is something so wonderful, so magical, about awaking to a world covered in white. We weren’t even expecting a snow storm when we went to bed last night, just more rain. It was quite a pleasant surprise!
I hadn’t seen snow like this since we moved here from Lubbock five (!!) years ago. The flakes were giant and fluffy and wet – the perfect variety for snowballs and snowmen! The older monkeys and I ventured out together during Cecily’s morning nap, and we were all like kids in a candy store. Jack and Charlotte quickly realized that the “snow” we had gotten last week was merely a ruse, and today was indeed the real deal. It was so much fun!
I think our rather anemic snowmen merit a bit of explaining. These are the result of my two “helpers” and a sleeping baby I had to run in to check in on every few minutes. 🙂
There is nothing like a snowy afternoon to lure me into the kitchen. The kiddos and I ventured there to make a cozy snack, and in honor of Valentine’s day, what could be better than cookies with a kiss? I hadn’t thought of these peanut butter kiss cookies in ages. Don’t they take you back to your childhood? (If not, you most likely weren’t a child of the 80s. 😉 I love recipes that let the kiddos get involved, and I found this one to be perfect for just that. Jack and Charlotte loved unwrapping all of those kisses and helping me place them in the center of the warm cookies (while carefully avoiding touching the hot pans, of course).
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
(Or, if you rather, enjoy one immediately, letting the Hershey goodness ooze gloriously down your chin.)
Corn and Red Bell Pepper Chowder
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.