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November 18, 2016

DIY Snow

DIY Snow

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Being from the south, I am a huge fan of DIY Snow, and make it every year for my little girl! This project is easy to do, and your kids will love it! We use this DIY Snow for craft projects, or just to play around it! It’s a great holiday sensory activity for younger kids too! I also love that it is easy enough for the kids to do all on their own! Continue reading

December 30, 2014

Driving in Snow Tips

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Driving in Snow Tips

Driving in Snow Tips

Winter Safety – Driving in Snow Tips

In some places, Winter means dangerous driving conditions. Snow, sleet, hail, wind and icy conditions can lead to accidents, injuries and damage to your vehicle. When you hit the road this Winter, be prepared. Make sure that you put safety first. Be responsible and cautious when you are driving and be sure to follow these Driving in Snow Tips.

  1. You may be ready for Winter, but is your vehicle? Have it checked by a professional to be sure that everything is safe and can handle all Winter driving conditions.
  2. Check that your windshield wipers and window defrosters are working properly.
  3. Have your tires inspected and replaced if necessary.
  4. Drive a little slower than usual and keep a good distance between yourself and the car in front of you in case you need to stop quickly.
  5. If you begin to skid, steer into the skid, with your feet off the pedals until you gain control of the car.
  6. Leave early if you have to be somewhere at a certain time. You want to allow yourself time to get there and not have to rush causing you to be less cautious while you are driving.
  7. Always keep an Emergency Car Safety Kit in the trunk. This will have things like a flashlight, bottled water, snow scraper, emergency blanket, first aid kit, hand warmers, jumper cables, etc. I would even suggest a jump starter especially if you live in an area with frequent low temperatures.
  8. Have a plan in place in case you end up in an emergency situation. Let someone know where you are going, the route you are taking and when they should expect to hear from you next.
  9. When buckling a child into a car seat make sure their coat is not too thick. It can interfere with the harness on the seat. Instead, take off their coat, buckle them in and then cover them with a blanket and keep the heat on at least until the car warms up enough to be comfortable.
  10. Always wear your seat belt, even if you are driving around the corner. Better safe than sorry.
  11. Keep your gas tank as close to full as possible so the nightmare of getting stranded without gas on a dark, snow covered road never becomes a reality.
  12. Avoid using cruise control on a wet, icy, or slippery road. You want to keep as much control of the vehicle as possible.
  13. If you don’t have somewhere that you really need to be, stay off the road. If you have somewhere to be, but don’t feel comfortable driving, consider an alternative route. Don’t force yourself to drive in conditions you don’t feel comfortable or safe in.


Always remember, no matter your destination, the most important part of any journey is your safe arrival. Put safety first at all times, especially in bad weather. When the temperature drops, and it rains or snows, the roads will become icy and can be dangerous. Follow the rules of the road and our Winter Driving in Snow Tips to keep yourself and other drivers and passengers safe.

 

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Winter Fun: Snow Cream Recipe for Kids

When life gives you Snow, Make Snow Cream!!

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Wintertime can be a time of fun but some times you get stuck inside. Don’t let the snow that is piling up outside your door or the frigid temperatures take all the fun away. Grab your kids and a few bowls and get ready to make Snow Cream. Snow Cream is the perfect treat to make when you are bored or the kids just want to have fun. I am a firm believer in finding the silver lining in what is surrounding you. In this case turn the snow into a delicious treat, we love to call Snow Cream.Continue reading

February 8, 2013

Winter Fun: Snow Painting

Snow Painting

Where I live we have a LOT of snow.  And it just seems to keep coming.  I hope we get a LOT more.  We had such a drought this summer.  And the snow fall started late.  So we have to fit in as much fun activities in the snow as we can.

I decided to try snow painting.  It is a LOT of fun.

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It’s really simple.Take a water bottle.  Add either washable paint or food coloring, and then fill with water.  You can add more or less, depending on how dark you want it.

The food coloring will wash out, but it does take a bit more washing.  So the paint would be a better choice.   

Go outside and just start spraying.  here I wrote my daughter’s name. And then she added some yellow and the heart.  She and my son had a blast doing it.Of course we are getting another 6-15 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow, so we will get to paint the snow again.

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Sharon is a Stay at home mom, who loves to craft. She started doing crafts as a young child. She started more crafting as she became a mom. She learned there was a lot of things that could be made yourself, and would last longer than store bought items. Crafting allows her to spend more time with her children. Her children are 2 and 4. They are at the age the perfect age where they enjoy making things for everyone else as well. She runs a HN Designs and has a Blog A Little Bit of Everything.

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