Monday, February 25, 2013

The Blizzard of Oz & a HUGE giveaway!

Do you live in the Midwest?

If you answered yes, I'm sorry--but know that I am in the same boat as you!

We got 17 (yes, SEVENTEEN) inches of snow last Wednesday and Thursday. And as is that wasn't enough, we're in for another 8" of snow today and tomorrow--and this time we have 35mph winds on top of it. Ugh!

It's being called 'The Blizzard of Oz' (because we're in KS--ba dum ching!) and I can easily say that I have never seen anything quite like this before. The snow was so bad that I was cooped up in our tiny, tiny townhouse for three days--so once the snow stopped and the sun came out on Friday, I dug my car out and visited my friend Abby and her adorable son Ben for a few hours.
This boy is a year and a half and knows how to use my iPhone better than I do.
Then on Saturday, B & I decided to take advantage of the sun and head out for lunch (Mexican food, yum!) and an afternoon of thrifting/antiquing. Our big find for the day was an antique 1918 Brunswick record player.. for $75!!
It's kind of rough but it still has all the parts with it. We're so excited to renovate it!
And yesterday was the Oscars! My favorite television night of the year!!

This should go without saying but I won in the Oscar ballots (reigning champ, thank you very much) and I made a delish Oscar dinner of spaghetti and homemade meatballs, garlic cheese bread and green beans.
Mmm carby goodness..
(If you want some of my 'hilarious' (-Annie) Oscar insights, check out my Twitter.)

I hope everyone has a wonderful (and warm!) week--to get you started off on the right foot, here is a HUGE giveaway that I know you'll love!!

One of my blogging besties, Kristine (from Heart Shaped Sweat) has organized a HUGE $250 Visa gift card giveaway (courtesy of some of your favorite bloggers!) for one of you lovely readers to win! Wanna enter? Check out the Rafflecopter below :)

aMileInHerBoots, TheDomesticGeek, GraceForGayle, TheDomesticatedWorkingWoman, AnnieOneCanCook

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I am not looking forward to this next storm! they are saying we'll get over a foot this time, with already a foot on the ground that's not good!

  2. Wow, congratulations on such a great antique find!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  3. ok, I am now officially scared of moving out west! I don't know if I can handle 500 inches of snow!!! I know you said it was like 16 but that's pretty much the same thing as 500. holy cow. I can't imagine!! and, you totally scored on the antique record player! what a beaute!

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comment!!

    17 inches!! Holy Moly!!


  5. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! You got a gramophone for $75??!!?!?!?!?!?

    I'm jealous, way beyond jealous.
    You my dear got a freaking amazing score & deal!
    Can't wait to see what you guys do with it!


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