Hooray for a snow day! What I bought and what I read

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The day started out as semi-normal.  I sat in front of the TV hoping in vain to see our school system’s name scroll across the bottom.  When it became evident that the call wasn’t coming, I rounded up the sniffling, coughing troops and we headed out into the icy snow.   After a slow crawl onto the treacherous main road, we got a text saying that school was called off.  Another 20 minutes back home, and we were back into pajamas.  The curtains are open, lights are off, and snow is falling — we feel like we’re sitting inside a snowglobe.  Hooray for a snow day!  It’s already off to a great start.

Click N Curl set only $21! #affiliate Featured on savingsinseconds.com/hooray

I’ve been wanting another Click N Curl set for ages.  Remember when I posted about it before?  The curlers save me so much time in the morning. I wanted extra curlers so that I could do smaller clips of hair.  I found them online for under $25 shipped. Snagged!

Feather hair clips for Maximum Ride fans - #affiliate Featured on savingsinseconds.com/hooray

My daughter is a huge fan of the Maximum Ride series, and therefore she loves anything with feathers or wings.  These feather hair clips were just $2.99 each.  Love.

Mint shoes for spring - #affiiliate featured on http://www.savingsinseconds.com/hooray/

Let’s start thinking about sunny weather, please.  These mint shoes for spring will be a jolt of happy in the mailbox for my daughter.  Just $9.99.  The lace flats come in 5 colors, in case mint green is not your thing.

Dress with pockets - $23.99 #affiliate featured on http://www.savingsinseconds.com/hooray/

I’m a sucker for a dress with pockets.  This one’s for my daughter. Maybe she’ll wear a dress to church if she can put jeans underneath.  Love this look!  It’s only $23.99, such a bargain.

Next, I finished a book I’ve been savoring for a few days.  Roots and Sky by Christie Purifoy is perfect to read during snow day bliss because it’s all about the treasure of a moment.

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I was tempted to sit with a highlighter as I read, because there are so many lovely thoughts on these pages.  Purifoy has a Shakespeare-like ability to turn a phrase, so even a description of acorns on the ground turns into a poetry of images.

Roots and Sky book review - savingsinseconds.com

Purifoy’s first months in a beautiful historic Pennsylvania home come through in these words.  My husband is from PA, so dozens of beautiful northern homes “as old as the hills” came to mind as I read the story. I loved the way that Purifoy shared her experiences with local farmers and craftsmen.  Her struggles with the baby blues were real, and women will relate with the way she described simple moments such as painting the dining room.  I can’t wait to share this book with my sister, who reminds me of the author in her passion for old homes.  Gift yourself with a few extra moments to read Roots and Sky, then go out and enjoy your own moment of free day fun (with, or without, snow!)



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  1. Amber Ludwig says:

    Omgosh love that feather clip and those lace shoes!!! How adorable!! I have never ordered from them!!

  2. Wow, good thing snow days don’t happen all the time! 😉

  3. I adore the hair clip and the click n curl looks nice. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sherry Compton says:

    Those minty lace shoes are too cute. Great for spring with the open lace and color plus that mint would go well with that pocket dress. It’s gray but one of the stripes is that mint.

  5. I try to use snow days to catch up on my reading but I can see where on-line shopping would appeal.

  6. Jennifer Heintz says:

    What a relaxing way to spend your snow day. I am sure it took you a little time hunting around the Jane site before you had your final selections!

  7. Katherine Riley says:

    Those shoes are so cute! I love snow days as I seem to actually get things done.

  8. Snow days can be dangerous if you’re housebound and have a good internet connection….

  9. Michelle H. says:

    I didn’t know if the Click N Curls were any good. Good to know.

  10. I love those mint shoes!! I love the lace the most!

  11. beth shepherd says:

    So cute. I love the feathers!

  12. Adore the feather clip! Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. beth shepherd says:

    I love the feather clip and the book. Looks like a great read!

  14. Sherry Compton says:

    It was spitting snow today, and what images this book must bring to mind. While I don’t want to go out, staying in and reading a book sounds great.

  15. I like snow days when it is like this. This is a great service and product.

  16. What a great snow day! We are having a bit of a heat wave right now, so not wanting to go outside because of leaving the air!

  17. Nancy Burgess says:

    I like the book sounds like a good read.

  18. That dress with pockets is SO cute!

  19. I like the idea of the Click and Curl but I’d be worried about my hair getting all knotted or tangled up when trying to take it out.

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