Snowflake Project

After a lovely four-day holiday break, things returned to normal around here yesterday. Though our Christmas decorations remain and I’m still listening to a Mannheim Steamroller CD as I blog this morning, there’s no denying that Christmas came and went way too fast!

christmas decorations 005

October through December of this year absolutely flew by for me and I’m ready for some low key weekends ahead.


Breakfast this morning began with a delicious bowl of overnight oats made with Muesli Fusion.

muesli overnight oats

I loved the texture that the dried fruits and nuts added to my bowl.

Muesli Fusion

Healthy Holidays Giveaway Week Winners

I still haven’t heard from quite a few of the Healthy Holidays Giveaway Week winners!

To see if you were one of them, please check out the bottom of this post and email me ASAP if you won. There is still a DVD, fitness apparel and a boot camp entry left unclaimed!

Snowflake Project for Newtown, Connecticut

I recently received an email from a blog reader named Erin who passed along the following information to me about a “Snowflake Project,” an easy way to give back and hopefully bring a smile to the faces of the students who attend Sandy Hook Elementary School when they return to school after the holidays.

According to Erin, Sandy Hook Elementary will no longer be used and the students will now attend a new school. The teachers of the area are asking people to make and decorate snowflakes that will then be hung in the hallways of the new school. They do not want any words on the snowflakes, and are hoping for cheerful, happy (glitter & sparkle) snowflakes for the students to see when they enter their new building.

When sending your snowflakes, please include a note about where they are from (school, class, town, state) to display along with your snowflakes. Hopefully we can bring a smile to the faces of these students!

Please send to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

For more information and snowflake decoration inspiration, please see this blog post.


  1. says

    Thanks for linking to my post, Julie. I am glad to read the additional information about no writing on the snowflakes and the information to include when sending. Glad to have found your site, as well. Best wishes for a wonderful New Year.


  2. says

    simple, but that breakfast looks so tasty! everytime i see oatmeal i always think “oh my gosh it’s been so long, i’m having oats tomorrow” and then it just never happens. i’m a creature of habit and tend to eat the same thing. funny it use to be oatmeal, but i’ve moved on to a new rut i guess. haha.

    ouu. i was so wanting that dvd! you had so many good giveaways!

    have a wonderful new years!!


  3. says

    I read about that snowflake project and thought it would be a great thing for my daughter to do with her friends over the Christmas break. Any good “snowflake” treat ideas to have while the girls do their work?

    I do have a different address to send them to (2915 Premiere Parkway, Suite 300
    Duluth, GA 30097). Wonder why that is?

    By the way, I’ll gladly claim the fitness apparel and a boot camp entry! Just consider it a late Christmas present. 😉


  4. says

    Thanks for sharing about the snowflake project. That’s a great idea… hopefully it’ll help those kids make a better transition through the rest of their school year.



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