"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius
It looks like the next couple of days will give me the opportunity to do many things. The blizzard of 2011 has arrived! Here in the Chicago area this is nothing that we have not dealt with before. Some years are worse than others. Everyone has been talking about the Blizzard of '67 and waiting to make comparisons. In '67, as in most years, we had the "January thaw" during our midterm break while a Senior in high school. Three days before the record breaking blizzard brought Chicago to a halt, we had temperatures in the 60's. Forecasts for snow were posted ... well it began snowing and it seemed to never stop. Got another week off from school so back then that was a pretty big deal.
Here is a news story about that event if you would like to get more facts: Blizzard of 1967 . Hopefully I will be able to share some photos at some point. It's certainly a good day to stay in.
With all this time on my hands, my hope is to share some fun stuff with everyone this month. Everything will, in some way, relate to love, hearts, Valentine's and February.
There have been several wonderful ideas emailed to me from Martha Stewart.com. She definitely has a great team working on ideas for crafts and more. Two that I'm thinking of trying are a recipe for Mocha Brownies and Cobweb Valentine's. To find a numerous ideas for cards, decorations, gifts and more use the link and click yourself through the ideas and get inspired!
Another cute project I came across is a crocheted heart garland. I just might start one of these to hang from our mantle. Check it out here.