Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow Day ~ Minnesota Style

by Jenn of Wild Apple Design on Etsy

Hold onto your hats folks. This morning I woke up to find another blanket of snow covering everything in sight.

Oh joy.

This comes with the territory, living in Minnesota. Anytime between the months of October and May, snow can be expected pretty much any given day (usually at the most inconvenient time). I laced up my boots, put my mittens on and headed out to start shoveling the driveway. Lucky me - it was the light, fluffy snow again. Somehow, after clearing snow from two sets of steps, the patio, two vehicles and a double-wide 50-foot long driveway, lucky was not exactly what I was feeling. However, as any Minnesotan who has ended up in the ditch after narrowly escaping a collision with a semi-truck twisting and turning on the icy freeway will tell you: It could have been worse!

This January also marks the 62nd anniversary of the first snowfall being recorded in Los Angeles, California.

I'm perplexed by this fact.

Did it actually not snow in Los Angeles until January, 1949 or was it just that no one thought of writing it down until 1949? Either way - impressive!

In recognition of all things "snowy", I have created this treasury for all the wonderful HandmadeMN folks who take the time to incorporate snow into their Etsy shops, in one way or another.

The treasury can be found on Etsy HERE. Please feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the treasury on Etsy, and share too!!


~ Jenn
Wild Apple Design

HandmadeMN Etsy shops featured in this treasury:

My Little Chickadee Creations:
Penguin Palace Photography:

* 'I snowflake MN' graphic used with permission of Uffda Tee's Etsy Shop.
Thanks Dawn!


Kelly Berkey said...

Fun! I too live in Mn...after living in Cali most of my life. This year, the snow is kind of overwhelming me! At least it gives me more time to play in my studio! xo