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Oh my. It’s snowing!


When the weather forecast calls for snow, I always have my doubts. The weathermen in Charlotte are notorious for overzealous snow forecasts. So when I saw that we’re supposed to get 5 – 6 inches, I kind of rolled my eyes.  Five inches?!  In CHARLOTTE?


Color me wrong.  Because the snow keeps on coming!  We’re not at 5 inches yet, but we will be very soon if this keeps up.




This is a very funny quirk of Henry’s… If you ask him if he wants to draw, he will ALWAYS request that you draw a “bebe elephant.”  Not any elephant.  A bebe one.  My mother-in-law has gotten really good at highly detailed baby elephants… Hah!


A hearty, warm lunch for a snowy day:


Roasted parsnips

Roasted Brussel sprouts



And for dessert…


Coco-Nut Cups.  I’ll be sharing this recipe tomorrow.  It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!


Stay warm. <3



  • Emily at Transitional Objects February 11, 2014, 2:27 pm

    So adorable! Have you seen this pattern for a knit sweater that also features a special “bebe elephant”? Here’s the link:
    Book heroine Ramona Quimby and her beloved “Ella Fun” served as the design inspiration. I want to make one in an adult size!

    • Caitlin February 11, 2014, 2:30 pm

      henry would LOVE that.

  • Leanne February 11, 2014, 2:34 pm

    Wow – that snow looks so fluffy and really cool. I had a small chuckle at the end of your post with your ‘stay warm’ comment – I live in South Australia and it will be 43 deg C here today – I think that converts to 109 deg F!! We have had a run of these hot days this week, and had several for the year too – so swapping you for some snow would be an absolute blast!

    • Caitlin February 11, 2014, 2:35 pm

      I wish I could send you some snow!!

  • Rebecca February 11, 2014, 2:42 pm

    We’re getting warmer here! Which is good, because they’ve had SIX snow days and are adding time to each class so kids don’t have to go too many extra days at the end of the year. It’s currently about 16. We might get some snow tonight, which I’m sick of, but at least we’re warming up. This weekend and next week it’s supposed to *finally* get back up to around the 30s!

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 11, 2014, 2:49 pm

    Can’t wait for the recipe! Stay warm!

  • Samantha February 11, 2014, 2:58 pm

    Those look delish. I can’t wait for the recipe!

  • Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life February 11, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Those coco-nut cups look fantastic! I love how Henry asks for a BABY elephant. Boy has priorities! 😉

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs February 11, 2014, 3:17 pm

    Snow day! Enjoy it 🙂

  • Kendra S. February 11, 2014, 3:22 pm

    When my son was Henry’s age all he requested were hippos. I am probably the worst artist on the planet so it got interesting! I’m glad he outgrew that one! 🙂

    Snow days are the best! Here in Denver, Colorado though things never really “shut down.” Regardless of the inches the city keeps on keeping on. It usually takes feet of snow before anything will close! Is Charlotte a city that will shut down after 5-6″? Enjoy staying snugly and warm!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 11, 2014, 8:08 pm

    I am so tired of snow…you can have all of ours and some! I am over it….

    It does look really pretty though. I used to live in NC and we went crazy every time it called for it!

  • Traci February 11, 2014, 11:25 pm

    That bebe elephant drawing in the snow is amazing! I’m also great at drawing elephant shapes, but only because elephants are my favorite, too. I ask for a baby elephant for Christmas every year from anyone that asks me what I want. :]

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health February 12, 2014, 10:12 am

    “bebe elephant” – adorable!!

  • Karen February 12, 2014, 12:38 pm

    This is unrelated to your post, but when I visit, it shows me the post on your love of coffee. I actually thought you had taken a few days off from posting (ice storm and whatnot) until I discovered that there have been more recent posts…but I only found them through twitter! I still can’t access them just by visiting your blog like usual. Any ideas about whether this is on my end or your end, or how to fix it? Thanks!!!

    • Caitlin February 12, 2014, 2:14 pm

      let me ask my web guy – in the mean time, what browser are you using?

      • Caitlin February 12, 2014, 2:40 pm

        He says try clearing your cache. 🙂

  • Jolene ( February 19, 2014, 1:42 pm

    I think I’d love to live in a place in which it rarely, if ever, snows. Our winters in Saskatchewan are BRUTAL! I am so sick of winter. You never get used to the extreme cold … – 50, I hate it!

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