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Whatever Weekend – Icepocalypse 2013 (and Boredom Busters)

Thursday evening, it started to sleet, and Friday morning, we woke up to this:

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I know it may look like snow, but it’s mostly 2 inches of ice on the ground and street. Our driveway isn’t smooth concrete, by the way – it’s gravel – and it still looks like this, but packed down and slick from walking on it.

Now, to those of you up north, this scene might look pretty familiar, but to those of us in North Texas, it’s pretty rare. We tend to get snow once a year, around February, but ice like this is unusual. Of course, the city wasn’t prepared, so the roads weren’t prepped, and most of us are stuck at home. Fortunately, we’re within walking distance of a few gas stations and dollar stores, and we’re friends with our neighbors, so we haven’t been totally isolated. Arlington is a big city, though, and many people who live here work in Dallas or Fort Worth, which means they have to make it out of their icy neighborhoods before they can get on main roads and highways to make it there.

So, we’re just waiting for Monday, when things are finally supposed to start melting for good.

If you’re getting a little bored from being stuck inside, don’t forget about entering our giveaway here – today is the last day of our first week of giveaways!

Here’s a list of Etsy shops to peruse: Icepocalypse Sale. Don’t forget, if you shop any EFW members’ shops, you can enter to win a giveaway worth $100!

How about some grown up snow day activities …

… Or kid-friendly snow day actvities?

You can always start a new Pinterest board with pics of tropical vacations and summer outfits, or dance around to your favorite music to stay warm!

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Chelsea

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Friday’s Favorites – Baby, it’s cold outside!

The view from our living room.

The view from our living room.

If you’re in the DFW area, you’re most likely at home, because the schools and businesses are closed due to the unusually icy weather dramatically labeled the “Icepocalypse.”

So, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a book or movie, a cuddly blanket, an animal or two, and maybe even finish up some Christmas shopping online.

You can enter to win this week’s pin it to win it prize, a handmade fascinator from our Etsy shop:

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Some members of our team are having special sales for the occasion. Just enter code ICEICEBABY at checkout. (I love the coupon code!) Receive 25%  OFF a purchase of $15.00 or more from Buy Me Love through Sunday!

Plus, if you make a purchase from any Etsy Fort Worth team member this month, you can enter to win a prize package worth $100, plus coupons for January!

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Order from our shop and receive 15% OFF your purchase in January.

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Take a look at some of our favorite Etsy Fort Worth member items that make perfect gifts! (Click to view the listing.)

Stackable Multicolor Gemstones (Your Choice of Color) Knotted Brown Cord Bracelet - Yoga Jewelry

Hand-spun Hand-dyed Yarn, "Ravenclaw," 160 yds, Turquoise and Brown, 90/10 Merino Angelina Nylon Glitz

naked. naturally. Soap. No Fragrance. No Dyes. No Worries

Sugar Skull Stuffed Ornament

Rebel Bunny Embroidered Christmas Stocking

Filigree Magnetic Bookmark

Valentine Necklace - Purple Swarovski Crystal Wild Heart Pendant with Oxidized Sterling Silver Chain - Large 27mm pendant - Sweet On You

Shaving Soap "Winter Woods" Cedar Patchouli  Vegetarian Essential Oil Men/Women

Fused Glass Christmas Tree Ornament

The Bohemian Bag Pattern By Designer: Lila Tueller

 

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A Lazy Sunday After A Very Busy Month

It’s not that I haven’t had anything to write about – it’s that I haven’t had time!

Mom’s been sick, I’ve been sick, there have been doctor’s appointments, decorating, church fundraisers, volunteering, snow … and very little work has gotten done. Hopefully, now that everyone’s feeling better, we can get our plans for the business hashed out for the year and really get going again. As they say (whoever they are,) “Life happens.” It really does.

At least I was able to snap some photos of the recent wintery weather we had, and the beautiful campus we now live on:

The week North Texas turned into Narnia.

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You just can't take an ugly picture of snow.

Anyway, I hope every one of you is well and that you’ve stayed far, far away from the nasty flu season. I hope you all had a love-filled Valentine’s Day, and that you had a great weekend!

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Chelsea

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