First Snow Storm of the Season

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I woke up this morning and immediately thought: Why do I live in New England? πŸ˜•

The snow has finally arrived, and obviously, I am not a happy camper. Boo. However, as much as I complain about the snow, I do think it’ll look pretty for Christmas. So, I guess that’s the positive spin! πŸ˜‰


Southie was really quiet this morning. Murphy and I only saw one person on our walk.



As soon as we came inside, Murphy went right for the Christmas tree.

Our butthead dog has not stopped chewing it since we got it! He’s probably eaten hundreds thousands of pine needles in the past few weeks!

(In the background, Mal is talking to his dad about his new car.)

To stop the Christmas tree chewing madness, we finally decided to do this:


Murphy wasn’t happy about it, but he hasn’t chewed the tree since.


My wonderful husband made pancakes for breakfast this morning. I swear, there’s nothing like homemade pancakes during a snow storm!


Mmmmm… warm maple syrup! πŸ˜€


I love these plates! Mal used the puffer fish plate for his breakfast. So fun!


We’re supposed to get at least a foot of snow today, but somehow iced coffee made sense this morning?


Wrapping presents, baking, and writing my Health post are on the agenda for today.

Better get crackin’!



  1. awww look at murphy’s sad face! Can’t eat the tree anymore! lol

    Those pancakes look dreammmmy…

    To me that doesn’t look like too much snow but then again I do live in Canada..enjoy it while it is there πŸ™‚ Hopefully some of it sticks for christmas eve and christmas day <3

  2. Haha.. when your husband is talking in that video it almost seems like it’s coming from Murphy. “Now i’m so excited I don’t want to do anything” haha… Maybe my mind is just too creative, but I had to giggled a little. =)

  3. You got a lot less snow than I did! Wow.
    When I was training my dog, the dog trainer told us to spray our puppy with water from a spray bottle when he went to chew on things. It worked very fast and it’s only water so it’s harmless. You might want to try it or Murphy could start chewing on those chairs!

  4. We have 20 inches here in DC and it’s gorgeous but taking forever to shovel out. The city has basically shut down — Boston is probably better prepared to deal. πŸ˜‰

  5. Hey! I’ve been following your blog(s) but never posted before. I used to live west of Worcester, and I do NOT miss the snow, although it is pretty (for about a week). I’m in GA now πŸ˜‰ My puppy has been eating the Christmas tree too..and the candy canes, and my arm…LoL! Have a great day πŸ™‚

  6. Ha! I feel the same way- I always wonder why I live in New England when it starts to get wicked cold and snow, BUT I am happy it will be a white Christmas πŸ™‚

    My cat chews my fake tree and plays with all of the bulbs! Luckily he’s only broken one so far. I think that’s a great idea blocking him out and I should probably do that myself.

  7. Oh my goodness! I was seriously laughing out loud when I saw the picture of your little blockade for the tree. Having two dogs myself I can totally relate! Too funny,

  8. I live in Nashville, TN… so I definitely don’t get nearly as much snow as you do… but I am NOT a snow girl whatsoever! It is pretty… but nope, not a fan!

    Course, I grew up in Orlando, Fl…maybe that’s why? Even after ten years of living in TN… still not a fan of the cold πŸ™‚

    Yummy pancakes! πŸ™‚

  9. awww – we had to put up our tree (it’s artificial) because one of our cats wouldn’t stop chewing on it, and I didn’t want him to make himself sick eating fake pine needles.

    I love how quiet snow makes things, and how pretty it is.. I don’t like driving in it!

  10. Oh boy! So much snow! On a positive note, I’m glad to be home in San Fran on a mini-vaca; On the other side, when you don’t have snow it doesn’t feel so much like the Holidays! BTW–Murphy is such a cutie πŸ˜› Love pugs! xxxx

  11. Reading your blog this morning made me laugh, because EVERY winter I ask myself that very same question. Why do I live in an area that is COLD??? I am a warm weather girl and really should move, but with an 8 year old daughter in 3rd grade that conversation causes tears EVERY TIME!!! The snow does look pretty though. We’re supposed to get some this week too. I live in St Louis by the way.

  12. can you loan your husband to me for a day so he can make me pancakes? They are always so darn fluffy! BTW I do NOT know how you guys live in snow…do you just wait for it to melt to get on with your day?

  13. Murphy is too cute! I always hear my dog chewing on the tree but I have never caught her in the act because she runs away before I can get to her. Sneaky.

    I live in Ohio and we got snow that baaaarely covers the ground. Come December 26, I’ll be sick of it. I only enjoy snow around Christmas!

  14. that snow looks fun! we should do a housing swap during the winter; you and mal can enjoy los angeles while we “enjoy” the cold. that’s hilarious about murphy and the tree – we have a fake one in our house but i’ve always wondered if dogs pee on the real ones?

  15. The snow is ridiculous! Way too much of it for my liking. *grumble* My basset hound is a bad little thing when it comes to our tree, too. We caught him eating ornaments the other day: needless to say, the baby gate went up! Murphy is such a cute thing, though. πŸ™‚

  16. Look how guilty Murphy looks!!! The snow looks so pretty. So clean and crisp. I can only say that though because we probably won’t have any snow this year (I live in NC).

  17. My vet gave me great advice for puppies who are pretty much ALWAYS teething. Make sure they have a bone 24/ 7. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this out until after my dog had gotten ahold of a dining room chair!

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