A Good Snowman is Hard to Build

Now that it’s no longer Christmas (le sigh) and I’ll soon have to pack away all of the pretty twinkling lights and beloved ornaments it appears that it’s time to switch into winter mode. It finally snowed in Portland, Maine last Tuesday. It was very pretty and made the holiday decorations around the city look like we lived inside a magical snow globe, but really weather…you couldn’t have timed that a bit more usefully — like on December 25th?!

However, I know that snow, snow, and more snow is a huge deal for many people. While, our last storm did not leave us with the type of fluff that would allow you to build a proper snowman I did manage to find a really precious app that very cleverly turns the art of building a snowman into a challenging puzzle game. It also features a relaxing, perhaps even Zen-like soundtrack. I absolutely never listen to music in apps so the fact that I play this game with the sound on is some sort of miracle.


I’d definitely recommend looking into A Good Snowman is Hard to Build so that you actually have something to do besides binge watch Netflix during the next wintery storm. In addition, I’m holding out hope that one of the snowmen I build will eventually feature my name. I mean, Chris got one, so why can’t I?

Holiday iPhone Cases

A Note From Erin:
Hey! My friend, Muara, is a fellow Christmas Queen too and she’ll also be contributing her holiday traditions, tips, and faves here as well. Her iPhone case list below is a fabulous idea. Why didn’t I think of that? Welcome, Maura!



Now that I have a pretty pink iPhone 6s, it’s time to outfit it for the holiday season. I like to get a Christmas case every year. Here are a few great options I found:

Christmas Lights iPhone Case by Sarah Showalter [1]
This has been my case for the past couple of Decembers. I’m a sucker for anything having to do with strings of Christmas lights.

Festive Fair Isle by Tracie Andrews [2]
Reindeer, snowflakes, and trees in a Fair Isle pattern. There are some excellent, similar options as well.

Fun Winter Wonderland Mittens by Little Smilemakers Studio [3]
These cute snowflakes and mittens would work well into February.