And again today!!

We got snow again! And this time, the schools ARE closed. It is much more snow and alot colder and icier than on Monday. And if you look closely, you can see the snowflakes falling!

That was the front of our house. Here's our Truck:

A couple of views down the street either way:

And our back yard:

I have to chuckle. Last night we were at Costco and my mom calls. She and my dad stayed “down the hill”** for the night so they would not risk being unable to go to work today because snow was supposed to be down to 1000 feet elevation. We are at about 2200 feet. And their house (13 miles away) is at 24oo feet elevation.

**”Down the Hill” means South of the Cajon Pass of the San Bernardino Mountains into the valleys (Riverside, San Bernardino, LA, Ontario etc). That's where my parents and Xaver work and where I teach 90% of the time too– we have one LSS “up here”, Scrapbook Boulevard, the only LSS between Ontario, CA and Las Vegas, NV!

Anyways, back to my story.

So my mom was all concerned about how Xaver was going to get to work today in case it snowed–usually snow wreaks havoc in the Cajon Pass because the majority of people going through the pass (the best route between LA to Las Vegas) have no clue how to drive in snow. That's why Xaver couldn't go to work Monday–it was all the yahoos who decided to come up here and then they slide off the freeway or flip their car cuz they are trying to go 80 or worse cause a pileup. There was even a guy on the news from Moreno Valley who drove up just to see the snow– hello?! Do you watch the news dude?!

Anyways, I figured it wasn't going to snow–the skies were clear at 8pm for pete's sake! So why worry, right?!

Well, it snowed!!

Just another example of why you should listen to your parents. But I didn't have anywhere to send him (to their hotel room- ha!) so we figured we'd figure it out when it happened. So Xaver took my car, the safer and better working car, to work. I may not be going to Pink Pineapple tonight…phooey. And this snow does look like it has more staying power than the snow that melted midday Monday. Yes, it is nothing like back East or the Midwest but in California snow is a major event.

Since I had the camera outside, I took a photo of my front door.

I created the wreath myself! I used to do stuff like that all the time but now I just seem to play with paper all the time. I wanted a really huge wreath for our inexplicably tall front door and even at 50% off at Michael's the wreaths I wanted were $100+. So I figured I'd make a wreath and got the giant wreath base, all the decorations (and I still have a bag of these left over) plus some other goodies for about $40. Yeah, $40!

AND I tried my hand at QK vinyl. I got the new “Holly” Set for my Silhouette and decided my first project would be to cut a 3 foot wide “Deck the Halls” for my house. What a waste! I totally messed it up. And even if it came out right, all the walls in my house are textured so I can't put vinyl on them anyways. Live and learn.

So next I did the litle robot that was on the cover of a book I featured on my blog last week. Something smaller was alot easier as my first item to cut!

Now that I was on a roll, I wanted a sign for my door but I did not have white vinyl. So off to Scrapbook Boulevard to get some white vinyl and voila!

Peeling the excess vinyl was the hardest part and then getting it on the door straight was a challenge. It is actually a bit crooked but I can live with that. I have the best door on the street I think! LOL

Alright, I've got to peel myself from the computer to go work on a few things. Have a great day–and stay warm! LOL I'm sending the kids outside…

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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10 thoughts on “And again today!!

  1. Love your door! Your wreath came out beautifully. We have snow today too! Kids had to go to school though. So I guess us grownups will go out and play in the snow, even though we didn’t get as much as you.

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm
  2. Love the wreath and the vinyl, been wanting to try that too, what a nice saying for the door. yeah, the snow looks way more that it was yesterday. I keep waiting for it to come down lower…I wish! Have fun!

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm
  3. You call that snow? LOL You want to come visit me in Scotland when we go back? ;)
    Love your wreath, its a stunner and your words look beautiful. Stay warm!!

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 4:54 pm
  4. Jennifer,
    You are so clever with the door vinyl…love it! I almost got a job in Lucerne Valley a few months back and since I live in La Verne, my biggest fear was the Cajon Pass during Winter…I think God was telling me something by not giving me that job…ITS TOO FAR and DANGEROUS! Anyway, I do love the snow pictures, my kids would love to play in that! Keep Warm girly!

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 6:14 pm
  5. Hi Jennifer
    I really love your pics and love to see the snow.
    I visit USA but never see snow… live in the Caribbean.
    Thanks for sharing your pics.
    Have fun!!!
    Hugs, Sony
    Puerto Rico

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 6:45 pm
  6. i love all the snow you r getting up there!!! i wish i could have the snow in my front/back yard too instead of lugging the kids into the mountains. your wreath came out great and the vinyl…even better!!! talk to you later — i’ve got sick kiddos again :(

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 6:58 pm
  7. DANG GIRL!!!!
    That is a lot of snow! Wowsers! That wreath is cute!

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 7:37 pm
  8. I would have laughed at your “snow” when I lived in NY – we used to get a foot of snow at a time! I’ve moved to NC though and now totally understand what you’re talking about. When it snows we don’t go anywhere, not because we can’t drive in the snow but because of all the other people driving like idiots and the fact that they do not clean up the roads in NC like they do up north! I think it’s a good excuse to stay home and drink lots of hot chocolate! :)

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 10:09 pm
  9. I love your wreath Jennifer. I so want a WELCOME sign in vinyl for my front door, to keep up always. I almost want to buy a silhoutte just for that reason. lol. Oh well, maybe when I get the money I will buy one.
    Love the snow too.

    Posted on December 17, 2008 at 10:38 pm
  10. Jennifer,
    Looks like the weather that we’re expecting here in Iowa for tomorrow! Do I remember you saying you were hoping for a white Christmas? Heehee. Keep warm!
    Love the vinyl door decor! Jan

    Posted on December 18, 2008 at 2:30 am