Snow days and almond cake



We just got a foot of snow over the last two days! This is the most I've seen since moving to North Carolina from Boston. So fun!! Maia is in seventh heaven. She's been going out several times a day to play in the snow.


She and Harry made a great big snowman and lots of snow angels.



And here's our snow day baking from yesterday — an almond cake from Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess. Yum. I'm trying (on the domestic goddess front) and occasionally succeed briefly. At least as long as you don't look at the rest of the house — which is draped with wet winter coats, boots, mittens, hats and who knows what else.

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    December 19, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    oh, how fun! Here in Raleigh we had a few flurries yesterday and everything is gone today – too warm. Oh well, maybe next time :) At least we can bake the cake!

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    Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner
    December 19, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    how fun we are suppose to get lots of snow tues thru friday

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    December 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    We’re under feet of snow here in greater DC–snowmen, snow angels, snow forts, snowballs…great fun! (So glad we didn’t have to drive anywhere…)

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    December 20, 2009 at 1:32 am

    What a winter wonderland! Looks like lots of fun and that almond cake looks very delicious…headed to copy down that recipe. Enjoy, stay warm, and may the rest of the holiday season be filled with magic and fun for you and your family!

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    December 20, 2009 at 8:04 am

    We would love to have some of that snow and a piece of cake too.

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    December 20, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Have a lot of fun in this winter wonderland!

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    December 20, 2009 at 11:51 am

    mmmmmm…i want that cake!!!!!!!!
    enjoy the snow, we are suffering hot here in the south of the world!

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    December 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Nothing is more magical than a lot of snow! So glad your Maia gets to experience it! I hear you about the wet clothes scene… that’s how it is around here for about 5 months out of the year! Ackk! Your baking always looks spectacular!

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    December 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Hi!! Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned you on my blog. (I was talking about fun crafty blogs) Thanks for sharing all of your ideas. I also have a 4 yr old and have been reading for awhile. Also, your new little one is too cute:)

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    December 28, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Hi Jean, I hope you and your family had a truly wonderful Christmas. I hope you are not too cold!

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    Montessori Moments
    January 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    So glad I found your blog! I LOVE posting art and craft ideas!
    This will give me even more ideas to try!

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