Unexpected Winter Wonderland and Snowman Olaf

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 19, 2014

snow coming down on trees winter wonderlandWe woke up to this unexpected winter wonderland — big, fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky. The weather people had not seen this coming.

Change of plans. Instead of heading to an estate sale with Landon, we just stayed home all day.

snow on trees

snow on trees

It was breathtakingly beautiful around the cottage.

trees full of heavy snow


Don had to work, so L watched some TV and I took down the last of our Christmas and New Year’s decoration and styled things a little simpler.


Time to find my Valentine’s Day decor.


While L shot little videos with the iPad, I made mineral broth for my whole-food cleanse I’ve been on for 6 days now, and gluten-free brownies with chia seeds.

They turned out so yummy, but I only had a few bites because I’m not supposed to have sugar (or dairy or eggs or gluten or caffeine or night-shade vegetables).

mantel decorationAnd then we went outside and built the biggest and best snowman we’ve ever built. The snow was perfect, thick and sticky, and with the help of this snowman kit…

snowman kit…and this little man…

…we made our Olaf (“I’ll be doing whatever snow does in summeeeeer!”). He’ll be guarding our little Blue Cottage for a few days.

cottage in the snow

red berries n bush in the snow

Before it got dark, I shoveled our walkway and we drove to Grandma’s house for some sledding fun. We finished off the day with the perfect little book, Snow.

"Snow" bookHow was your Saturday? Did you wake up to a winter wonderland?

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Mohammadreza October 17, 2015 at 4:30 AM

Clean, comfortable & well proivsioned especially breakfast. Also well located to wineries & restaurants. Helpful tourist info in the cottage. Thanks for an enjoyable place to stay.


Mary Withrow January 19, 2014 at 4:12 AM

I was at the grocery store and the carrots were marked as “SnowMan Noses” lol – Lovely Views


Dagmar Bleasdale January 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM

That’s adorable!


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