Totally Snowed

Our first major snowstorm of the season arrived yesterday dropping about a foot of the white stuff.  Dependable Team Totally members all battled the snow covered icy roads and managed to have the doors open on time at noon. Yay team! Britt, our fabulous art director, has logged the most time on ice. That is on ice in her younger days with a hockey stick in hand.

Hot apple cider and cookies waited in vain for anyone brave enough to make it a shopping day. It was a rather lonely day for us. Let it Snow and it did!  We were not totally snowed like the blizzard of 2010, but this snow was welcomed by some. My name is not on that list.

Sticky snow like this is the ideal snow for making snowmen. We may make some in front of the store today then paint them with special snow paint. Stop by and take a look, then come in and warm up.

If you prefer to stay warm inside, you can try your hand at building these Frosty Snowmen.

Doughnut Snowmen

Build  Your Own Frosty The Snowman.

Ingredients
  • Small powdered doughnut
  • Powdered doughnut hole
  • Decorators’ gel
  • Pretzel or potato stick
  • Haviland Thin Mint
  • Reese’s peanut butter cup miniature
Instructions
  1. Set a powdered doughnut hole atop a mini powdered doughnut. (For a taller version, use a pretzel stick or a potato stick to secure a second doughnut hole atop the first.)
  2. Use decorators’ gel to add a face, buttons, and a carrot nose. (If the gel won’t stick, try smoothing the powder with a dab of water first.)
  3. To add a top hat to a shorter snowman, stick a small piece of a pretzel or potato stick through a Thin Mint and into a Reese’s peanut butter cup miniature, then secure the hat in place on the snowman.

Family Fun has many other ideas for you too.

Sorry Christina, looks like Richfield High did not declare today a snow day. Maybe next time.