Of all the extreme weather options out there, I'm going to stick with my fave as a good old blizzard.
We know it's coming, so there's time to stock up on things like red wine, DVDs and chili fixings. We have an excuse to home early, light the fire and walk back and forth to the neighbors' houses for dinners while all our kids run around the street with sleds and beach digging stuff. There IS a bit of shoveling, but after all that chili and wine and sitting, I kind of welcome the exercise. Overall it's kind of cozy and lots of fun as long as the snow stays outside and the power stays on.
Snow is also a great excuse to start and finish something cozy, like knit colorwork mitts in Plucky's Primo Sport. Was loving this mix of Rapunzel, Princess Phone and Wintry Mix.
And it's a great time to throw all the plastic things that dig or slide outside so they can be played with.
And -- not always, but this time -- it's super fun to host 16 third grade girls for a snowy owl party and make the Pinterest cupcakes.
Plus, if you are lucky enough to have a sister that lives super close and also has nothing to do, a snowstorm means amazing light that can be taken advantage of to shoot photos of a new sweater pattern in the works.