snow day.

January 25, 2016

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  • Reply Erin January 25, 2016 at 9:15 am

    That sled!! πŸ™‚
    Most unique one I’ve seen from the aftermath of the storm. Looks like it works perfectly too.

  • Reply Molly January 25, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I canNOT get over how adorable her “sled” is!! She must have thought it was so cool. What a great memory to have πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kristina January 25, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Your creativity and resourcefulness amazes me! Also I’m so jealous of all that snow…we did not get any snow yet this year and I’m afraid there won’t be any in the future either πŸ™

  • Reply Caitlyn January 25, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I admired your pictures on Instagram all weekend! I’m in South Florida, so we obviously never get snow. It surprisingly got down to 40 on Saturday and I about died when I realized I don’t have a heater in my apartment! Goes to show how much I don’t need it since I’m just realizing that after having moved into it in April… πŸ™‚

    I’m just now working on getting together my winter capsule wardrobe, which is likely only going to last for a couple weeks, but it’s prepping me for spring, too! If you haven’t ever been to South Florida in the winter you should absolutely check it out πŸ™‚ It’s just lovely.


  • Reply Archana January 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    The cute quotient of this post is incredibly high.

    The baby and cute sledge ! You are very creative.

  • Reply Emilie January 25, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Love your description of the weekend. Perfect.

  • Reply Ellie January 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    What a cute sled! And what a wonderful weekend it sounds like! πŸ™‚ Snow always have this overwhelming power to add a little magic right?

  • Reply joan January 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Much more adventurous than ours. But a perfect one for us too. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Callie Moon January 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Sounds like a dreamy day. I’ve been wishing for snow in our neck of the woods, but none to report on. I just ordered your book this morning and I can’t wait to receive it in the mail here soon!

  • Reply Abigail Hobbs January 25, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Here in Maryland we are still trying to dig our way out from under the blizzard. As a Georgia girl, I’m very much unaccustomed to this much snow at once! I’ve been so thankful for a few extra days off though. It’s amazing how people come together and start helping each other in times like this, asking if we need help or just shoveling without even being asked.

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  • Reply Aya January 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Wonderland! Sweet pictures.
    This is timely as I am currently struggling with shoes. I have too many of them to accommodate chicago’s weather. It get’s hot and very hot, it get’s cold and very cold, it’s rainy, it’s warm…so now I am considering my winter collection. From previous posts, you don’t seem to have many shoes. Can you share which one you wore during the snowy weather?

    • Reply Erin Boyle January 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Shoes are kind of my weak spot (more about them in a post in my minimalist wardrobe series), but I try to keep things under control. I do have a pair of great, fairly heavy-duty Sorel snow boots. Too many winters visiting my relatives upstate made me cave a few years ago and I’m so glad I did!

      • Reply Aya January 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm

        Thanks! I am amazed by how you store all your belongings ;). It would be wonderful if you made an updated minimalist shoe collection including “special weather” wear (snow, rain,…).

  • Reply jan s January 26, 2016 at 12:37 am

    great memories in the making. seems james enjoyed it as much as faye … 1st class parenting … !

  • Reply Karen T. January 26, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Wonderful sled; it sounds like a perfect weekend. I live in the northern Sacramento (California) valley and we very rarely get snow, though the mountains around us are beautifully snow-covered. We’re so thankful for all the rain we’re getting so far this winter, though!

  • Reply Beth January 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    These pictures are so adorable! I love the little snow box!

  • Reply Patricia January 30, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Absolutely adorable ! And very resourceful – your little one will remember that ride down the snowy street with her Dad…..
    Precious !

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