Growing up. It’s tough. Even though I’m 43 years old, there are times I don’t want to be a grown up. Sometimes I want to kick and scream and throw a fit. Sometimes I want someone there to do the laundry, cooking and cleaning. Sometimes I just want to play and have no cares in the world about money, jobs, insurance, politics. You know – grown up stuff. Can you relate?
Yipee, yippee! We got snow! We got snow! It’s not the fun kind of snow you can play in and build snow forts or snowmen with but – its snow!
So instead, we’ll stay inside and build our own snow family. Easy enough for anyone of any age and anywhere to make.
- Marshmallows – large and small
- Toothpicks – to attach the marshmallows together
- Cookie Treat Sticks – take a paper towel and dab a little bit of shortening on it and run it up and down the stick. It helps the marshmallows slide on better.
- Edible Markers – to draw faces and accents
- Accessories for the scarf and hats – I used a miniature peanut butter cup for dad’s hat. I used a black candy melt for the boy’s hat and put a small snowflake accent on top for the tassel. For mom, I didn’t have an fruit roll ups or licorice in the house so I gave her a regular ribbon scarf.
- Styrofoam block to hold the completed marshmallows in.
Optional – if you don’t want to put them on sticks, just use toothpicks to hold the body together.
What kind of fun things would you decorate your snow family with? Happy Friday!
A plain ole cup of hot chocolate can hit the spot. It works. It’s functional. It serves the purpose. But, what if, that plain ole cup of hot chocolate had a makeover?
We’ve all seen those makeover shows with the before and after photos. The before shots were taken in horrible lighting with the oldest, worst pair of mom jeans on they could find. There is no makeup and you really wonder if they even had a chance to comb their hair that day. Those poor ladies, I’ve seen better mug shots before.