Category: Winter Activities

Apr 22 2015


Super cool fake snow!

Our friends Mike, Ashley, and Bradley gave the girls Insta-Snow Powder for their birthdays!  It is AMAZING!  The girls have spent hours playing with it.  Ok, I will admit it I have been playing with it too.  It’s just so cool to play with inside!

It is super simple to make (just add water to a measured amount of powder).  The canister we have makes 2 gallons of snow.  We have only made a few batches and still have the snow we made from the last several weeks.  It lasts a really long time if you put it in a ziplock bag.  It is fascinating, not cold, and funky to play with.

The girls were wanting to go somewhere with snow for their birthday so our friend sent “snow” to them.  They had the snow out almost immediately and within a couple of days of playing with the Insta-Snow we got real snow outside in SC.  The kids are convinced our friends are good luck because every time they played with the Insta-Snow they sent them it would snow again in SC (which means no school too).

It is a fun activity for the kids.  If any of the snow particles do get on the counter or floors they are easy to wipe up or if you miss them they will dry back up into the powder which is easy to sweep or vacuum up off the floor.  We are gearing up to do a science project and the girls are convinced that whatever they decide to do they will need to add some of the Insta-Snow powder to give their science projects an extra WOW factor, ha!

I think the next thing we are going to try is to dye the snow different colors to see how it handles that and what it looks like when you mix various ones together.  Thankful for thoughtful friends who know how to brighten the lives of the little ones (and big ones) in our home!  THANK YOU Ashley from Reflecting on the Simple Things in Life for providing hours of entertainment at our house!!!


They thought it was neat being able to write messages in the snow!


The Insta-Snow Powder came in this canister and it makes 2 gallons.  The snow expands rapidly to 100 times its original size.  It goes from being a dry granule to fluffy white snow-like substance in a matter of seconds.


Inside the canister there is a scoop for easy measuring!


First we measured the insta-snow powder into a red cup than poured the water into it.


Mixing up the snow and water.  It literally grew in her hands.  Super cool!


Playing with it!


So fascinating they wouldn’t even look up for the camera


Pile of fake snow to play with inside.


Felt really neat!


Loved looking at all the little pieces and playing with it.


Building a volcano!


 Look it’s snowing inside!


You could play with it for hours with your bare hands because it is not cold like actually snow plus it doesn’t melt and it’s easy to clean up!


Brina playing with the snow!


Creating a replica of the Great Wall of China which we were just talking about the other day!

If you are looking for a fun and indoor activity you can find Insta-Snow Powder and other Snow like items on Amazon.

Apr 06 2015

The weather is warming up and there are a lot of fun activities happening all around.  If you will be in the Georgia area any time between April 18th to June 7, 2015 you may want to check out the 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival.  I have also included a promotional code for you to use for additional savings!

30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival Details:

Every weekend and Memorial Day, starting April 18 thru June 7, 2015 The 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly event, and a different kind of theme park. Inside this 32-acre recreation of a 16th Century English Village you’ll find hundreds of costumed characters, the Queen and her Court, endless circus-style entertainment on 10 stages, shopping in over 130 artisan shoppes, food fit for Royalty, games and rides for kids of all ages, and the spectacular Jousting Knights on horseback. Patrons are invited to wear costumes and join in the fun too. It’s a whole lotta’ fun, and a little bit of History, every weekend and Memorial Day, April 18 thru June 7, 2015.

Georgia Renaissance Festival Promo Code Discount:

  • Get $4 off Adult and $3 off Child (6-12) tickets!  Use  Promo Code: “castle” when purchasing discount tickets on our secure website at Tickets are good any day of the 2015 Season (Weekends and Memorial Day Apr 18-June 7). Online discount only. Not good with any other offers.

Apr 03 2015

Pretty Flowers - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

Loving the flowers and petals! Brina in the purple and Karlie in the pink.

Today’s Flashback Friday takes us back to when the girls were just over a year old.  They loved exploring new things.  Now that they were constantly on the move they were getting into all kinds of things around the house.  Thankful for these little blessings and for the opportunity to watch them grow up.

So Natural - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

Their smiles always brighten my days!

Sweet and Silky - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

 Love their cute little pinchable and kissable cheeks!

Together - Brina and Karlie (March 2006, 13 Months)c

My little sweet peas are growing up too fast!

Apr 01 2015


Beautiful view and we almost had the pool to ourselves!

During our time at the Swan & Dolphin Resorts the kids had to check out their pools.  Yes, they have several pools and a playground.  We had a blast swimming and splashing around in their pools on the hottest day.  The girls can spend hours swimming around.


Brina floating around!


Karlie having fun!


Being goofy under the water!


How long can you hold your breathe


Brina coming down the slide next to one of the pools.


That was fun, let’s do it again!


Karlie ready to go


Karlie moving right along!


I barely got a shot of her coming around the corner!  They loved the slide!


A pool with a waterfall.  How awesome is that!?


Hanging out by the waterfall.


This pool was much quieter, but one of their favorites because it was easier to dive for items since it was less crowded.  That’s our hotel in the back ground.


Swimming around


Brina loves her goggles and her eyes don’t get nearly are red from the chlorine.


Taking a break to chat


Stopping for a few minutes to relax.

Mar 31 2015


Brina getting her fairy dust!

At the Bippity Boppity Boutique downtown Disney you can stop by and get pixie fairy dust for free.  We were at the store looking around and walking by the boutique so stopped to have the girls gets some fairy dust.  They did a cute saying as the girls got the fairy dust sprinkled into their hair.  The fairy dust is basically glitter.  I don’t know if it was a special type of glitter or if the heat from running around in the hot sun all day, but that glitter stayed on for awhile.


Karlie getting her fairy dust!