~Beaches to Snow~ Welcome Home!

Boy has the past few weeks flown by!  After a few days of packing up the house and driving over to the in-laws for a stay,  I left our sunny WARM home on Florida’s Gulf Coast (and the kids) last Tuesday…

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And arrived to our new home outside of a very cold and snowy Syracuse, NY…..


Mother Nature is a beautiful thing isn’t it? I’ve seen a lot of snow, but never while in flight. It’s so pretty to see snow on the ground when you’re getting ready to land. So after I landed Tuesday afternoon, the hubby gave me a little tour of the area and then we drove to our new house. The snow and wind kept coming, the temperatures kept dropping, so I was happy to stay put and introduce myself to our new home.

The rest of the week was spent cleaning, painting and general fix-it’s that needed to be done.  I also had to go out to the shops to get some more winter clothes for myself and the boys. And my gosh, I cannot tell you how many times I have gotten lost! And yes, the snow was still coming down. By Thanksgiving there was enough on the ground that M had to get out his new toy…


Not sure why we never purchased a snowblower when we lived in Virginia or Pennsylvania, but this sucker is pretty cool! Next snow storm will be my turn to give it a spin. I kept thinking of a Zamboni when M was doing the driveway too. I think it was the way he plowed the snow. In a circle, then turning down the middle like they do? Yeah. That didn’t work too well here. But it was pretty funny.

The rest of the week was spent in the new house, exploring the new spaces, painting and even more painting.  One of my favorite parts of living in the North are that most houses have some sort of basement. Ours has a huge basement, and for that I have to give a big HOORAY!!  My studio will be down there as well as the pool table, X-Box and all the boys toys.  And when it’s time to call it a day, there is a nice door that closes and hides the mess!

I did manage to have a small Thanksgiving for two. It involved a small turkey, plastic silverware and very pretty plastic plates! All in front of a nice fire. My only oops moment was realizing I didn’t have potholders yet. So a thick big piece of folded cardboard was used (and successfully I might add!)


Isn’t that a romantic picture?! Life around here has been quite hectic to say the least, so thanks for reading and sticking around. I will update soon as I dig my studio out and get it back up and running. But for now, all my babies (hubby included!) are home with me and we are now complete again. That makes me a happy mamma.  Have a great day!  Cindy

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  1. Glad to see you made it safely. Keep us posted on how much fun you have with the snow blower.

    I hope you have your snow tires on now.

    Have fun finding all your fabric and getting your sewing room set up.

    • Yup, we’re all safe and sound! I can’t get over how it just randomly snows for 5 min, then stops. Then a few hours later does it again. I guess that’s the North’s equivalent to a sun-shower! LOL 🙂

  2. Welcome to Central New York ! You’ve arrived just as the snow season begins. It will soon be a winter wonderland. Keep your shovel near the door and the snow blower ready. Enjoy !

    • Thanks Linda! All the gear is ready and being used. All I’m waiting for now are two pairs of snow boots for my oldest two and we’ll be set. It’s cold as heck up here, but it sure is a pretty area!