Well friends, we heard thunder last week. And whether or not you believe the old wive’s tale that it will snow ten days after it thunders in the winter, apparently there is some scientific truth to it. We’ll leave that explanation to our triad meteorologists and take their word for it that there is a 50-70 percent chance of snow soon after winter thunder.
In the meantime, we are getting ready for a snow day! Think beyond racing to the store for eggs, bread, and milk. We’ve prepared a list of fun, cozy things to do when the snow comes. If you are like us, this list will have you wishing for thunder all winter long.
This is one of our favorite snow day activities because we can do these with the whole family. We are planning a trip to Disney soon so, so we just ordered this one.
When you have a snow day, you’ve got plenty of time to make a large breakfast. This is our favorite Belgian Waffle recipe.
This is a snow day tradition we have held for over twenty years. Our tip: add mayonnaise to your grilled cheese if you prefer to keep it simple. Or kick it up a notch with one of these gourmet sandwiches.
This time of year, our feathered friends appreciate a little extra loving and it’s a joy to watch them flit through the yard. We bet you already have the materials to make at least one of these DIY bird feeders. Our favorite is the teacup feeder.
Making snow cream is a must. Here’s our favorite recipe. Also a must: using sweetened condensed milk. Stock your pantry now!
We know this activity really isn’t for the adults. But we also know that if the kids are happy, the adults are happy. Try these indoor activities when the kiddos are done with these outdoor activities.
Snow days are the perfect time to decorate your house for the winter if you haven’t done so already. Try these simple, but elegant, ideas from Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines.
We have a few cross-stitch patterns that are just waiting for the perfect snow day to be completed. Don’t have any works-in-progress? Try one of these 50 quick and easy sewing projects to pass the time.
Snow days beg for the black and white screen. Settle in for an afternoon of Casablanca, Sunset Boulevard, or The Philadelphia Story. And although it’s not in black and white, we think Gone With the Wind always deserves a nod.
It seems that adult coloring books are all the rage now. Break out your crayola colored pencils and try your hand at these winter coloring patterns.
Heat up the oven and bake your favorite cookie. But make sure you make two batches: one for your family and one for your neighbor. Take your pick among the dozens of cookie recipes here.
Or better yet, declutter the whole house. Try these tidying-up tips from HGTV.
Even though we are dreaming of winter snow, it is time to plan for your spring garden. Start by reading this Home Vegetable Gardening Guide from NC State University.
And last, but certainly not least, hang your Snowman Tassel from Classic Tassels and More! This cutie is currently only available through our Facebook page so message us here to get yours before they melt away!