Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day

A few of you have said you wouldn't mind a post now and then about life in general. I know 99% of you breeze through here to see outfits, so this post is for the people who have asked to see a little more of me and Christopher (and for my mama, of course).

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Like lots of people in the midwest, we had a snow day today (yippee!). After working in my study all morning, Christopher and I went outside to build our snow-hippo (prepare for disappointment; it was not a success). I made Christopher take this picture to prove that I do indeed own a coat, wear it every day, and look pretty darn boring in it. (But there will always be people who say "You must be cold in [insert outfit here]!" to which I present you this coat, which would keep a snowman warm).

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The snow was super powdery and despite our best efforts (involving our recycling bin, a shovel, and multiple snowballs), we had to give up on our elaborate plans to make a snow hippo and we decided to play snow football with Christopher's brother instead.

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I'm not going to post the pictures of the two of them playing this afternoon because they are both making silly monkey faces at me. It was a terrific day; I sort of wish we'd have snow days more often :)

47 comments:

Jessica said...

love this tania. =)) thanks for sharing!

Jessica
Surely Sonsy

Sarah said...

How cute! I live in Texas and we might actually get TWO WHOLE INCHES of snow on Friday, which is actually enough to close things around here! And personal posts are why I love blogs more than fashion mags now.. if I just wanted the outfits I'd read a magazine! The personality of the blogger makes a huge difference.

Sorry about your snow hippo. It looks like a perfect poodle though :)

Erica said...

I have one of those coats as well. They may look boring but aren't they wonderfully warm? What would we do without them?

Thanks for the personal stuff!

crossyoursweetheart said...

Awhh, even if your hippo wasn't a success, it still looks like you had a super fun day. I'm so in love with your blog, by the way!

Rebecca said...

You look super cute in your coat, and also super warm.

Nikki said...

I love the snow hippo! You'll have to try it again once it warms up a couple of degrees :) Happy snow day!

MONKEYFACE said...

Yeah, silly monkey faces?! AWESOME. Heart :)

You guys are kinda too freaking adorable in all your puffiness!

caffeinerd said...

Aww love the attempted hippo! I definitely went for the puffy coat today, too. It was just plain necessary! Yay for snow days (there are VERY rare at "our" university...a little jealous you've experienced one!!).

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Darn it I wish I had a snow day, or maybe not. I hate it when it's so cold outside. On the plus side it's my chance to attempt my first snow hippo. Any advice? Like do's and don't LOL. Well the coat is lovely and I hope your other readers are satisfied that you do indeed own a coat and look lovely in it.

Justine said...

Yay for warm coats!

Just Better Together

laura said...

awww. it's an emaciated hippo. :)

ADefiniteNerd said...

It looks like a very cute dog!! Who needs a hippo lol :)

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Amy Z. said...

Haha I love the hippo! Although, I think it definitely looks more like a puppy, complete with a tail and floppy ears!

Alessandra said...

Sounds like fun. Enjoy and stay warm!

LIZ said...

I love post like these! Keep 'em coming I say.

Meredith said...

I really like this type of post! And I think you look really cute in your puffy coat. :)

Misc Jenn said...

I think you made a My Little Pony!

Misc Jenn
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Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

We had a fun snow day, too! Well, after we dug out the cars. There was lots of climbing on snow drifts and eating of nachos.

You should try the hippo again the next time it snows. I bet it'll work.

Eclectic Flair said...

You are so cute and look so happy in that first picture! Sounds like you guys had a great snow day! :D

Linley said...

i love your life-centered post! i would stick around even if you dropped the daily outfit thing altogether! also, you look adorable (and warm!) in that first pic!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

aww! i can totally see the formations of a hippo! you look like you're having so much fun!

Meg O. said...

I wanted to be part of this snowpocalypse that everyone is having. Houston is too far south to participate in all the fun. MAN. I'm so fer-real jealous. - Meg at O. is Me

Melanie said...

Hahaha, the snow hippo! Awesome in theory. I'm starting to feel snow-envy. All we got was some rain!

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kelsey said...

you guys are so fun! :) p.s. i love your coat! i need one of those.

Elissa said...

I love your snow hippo, even though it looks like he went on a starvation diet. My kids and I made a snow chicken the last time it snowed (we got four whole inches here in Texas, which was a big big deal.) We had a blast.

I love your scarf!

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CessOviedo said...

Aww you look so cute all bundled up! Cute hippo!
Keep having fun with your snow!

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snowflakes.please said...

I see a dog. But if you want to call it a hippo it makes me happy all the same.

Lin said...

I like the big coat, and the mittens! When I visit my family in South Dakota, mittens make all the difference!

Rosiecat said...

Can I just add my voice to the other commenters in Texas who are so EXCITED about getting some snowflakes down here?!? And your post reminds me of home, with its cold and snow and warm cozy clothing.

I do like your outfit posts a lot, but I also enjoy your other posts--book lists, life, weekend style inspiration. xo

Stef / Diversions said...

Poor hippo. I don't think you guys are feeding it enough snow :D Quite the valiant attempt though :)

Sounds like a glorious day :)

Elizabeth Lessing said...

You look cute in everything!!!! but of course, I'm happy to see you warm and cozy in your puffy down coat and those sensible LL Bean boots on this big snow day. So sorry about the failed hippo attempt.
Hippos can be violent, as Rudyard Kipling well knew, since one broad hippo aunt spanked the curious elephant child for asking questions about her red eyes. On the other hand, they can be wise too in their warnings. So you and Christopher must exert both caution and respect for hippos.
If the elephant child had listened to the hippo he would not have met with a sad end by the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees.

Ana Paula from Get Craftin {crafts and a little fashion} said...

Awesome post. I love lifestyle posts, they always are so happy. I need a coat like that for our crazy weather.

A-C said...

I love how your coat swallows you up! You look so cute! Sorry about your snow hippo---maybe later when the next wave of snopocalypse hits you can try again?

Kate said...
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Kate said...

yay for snowdays!

all things kate

Jo said...

ah, what a lucky accident, stumbling on your blog!

I love how approachable your blog is, how ah-dorable your style, and how cute you are.

whatwouldanerdwear is totally worth a spot in the blog roll.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh yeah we got the storm too but all we got was the ice...a few inches of it. Cool snow hippo! Yeah that's cool if you do posts about life now and again. It makes bloggers seem more real! =) Keep Warm Girl! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Angela said...

I love this post, Tania! You're one of the few blogs that I actually take the time to read... though of course I'm here for your style! I'd love to read more "personal" posts like this. :)

Better Than a Milk Mustache

megannielsen said...

I majorly heart you tania! That snow hippo is way way too funny!!! I'm glad you guys enjoyed the snow!!!

myedit said...

Cute!
Ha.. I love it when people say 'you look cold!'
Yes, because I am...:)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You are so cute! I did not get a snow day in spite of many inches of snow, so I'm jealous!

Miranda said...

You look adorable! Love the snow hippo-ish animal!

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leigh said...

I LOVE it. The first picture brightened my day!
<3 leigh

Col said...

I'd say the snow hippo looks pretty successful!

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

I love the hippo!! I personally enjoy it when you share these snippets, if I wanted to be looking at nameless style inspirations, I' go for magazines rather than blogs :o)

Where did you get that coat? I am so sick of being cold all winter.

Chloe said...

So cute! I love your scarf. Few people can pull of the Michelin Man outfit and still look tiny and adorable. *jealous*

Yay for personal posts! c:

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