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Happy Thursday, friends!

Oh boy, did we just have a wonderful, yet unexpected snow storm this past weekend! If you know anyone from Texas to Boston, you most likely heard all about it or experienced it yourself!

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Forecasts had predicted at most a light dusting of snow in our area, so the snowfall we received was definitely unexpected.

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So, after it first started snowing, I shared a quick little photo on Instagram that I’ve included above with the caption, “Let it Snow.”

Oh my goodness, I had no idea what was headed our way!

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I was at the Barn preparing for a baby shower for my niece and couldn’t get over how beautiful the huge, fluffy flakes were that kept falling and falling and falling!

Within just a short while, the ground was covered and the school was sending alerts about early dismissal and then again about student drivers being released immediately.

Since Sam had only been driving two weeks, you can imagine my stress level! 🙂

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By the time he made it home, the light dusting was about an inch thick and I have never been more thankful to see his car pull down the driveway!

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By the next morning, the snow totaled eight inches and was still falling until it was just over nine inches when the snow ended.

It was gorgeous!

I am so thankful for the linemen that worked in these horrible conditions to restore the power of all those impacted by this storm! And to those people who had to be out in this weather working in hospitals, as emergency personnel, and in jobs that required them to be there for others! You are all so appreciated!


Your Favorite Posts of the Week

I’m loving all of your favorite posts from this week!



  1. Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
  2. Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe
  3. Peanut Butter Balls
  4. White Chicken Chili
  5. Perfect French Toast Recipe


What I’m Reading Now

I just got a new book that I am starting and can’t wait to dig into it more over the weekend.

What’s been going on with you?

Have a great weekend!
Robyn xo

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. Slow Cooker Hot Crab Dip Recipe!! Has been voted as Top Favorite i prepare when i have a get together with my old school friends for pot luck. They just love it! I’ve told them that you Robyn Stone is the creator of this delectable, delishous appetizer. The girls are like Wow! We must invite Robyn over for pot luck and sample our goodies. If only i could but she lives overseas. The girls decided if you cant be here then we will be selecting and preparing some of your dishes. I know there wll be some big spreads!!????☺ Cheers Robyn!

    1. Please tell all your friends I said hello! I’m sure it would be so much fun to come visit and have lunch with you and your friends, Pat!
      I’m so glad you all enjoy the dip – and hope you all love the others you prepare too! Thank you so much, Pat! You made me smile with this wonderful comment!

  2. Loved making your Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs for just a simple dinner at home. I would never have thought that cranberry juice would make such a great add-on to a recipe for meatballs, but ate more than I planned on, they were so good. Best wishes for the holidays!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Deborah! And I totally understand about enjoying more than you intended with them. They are sneaky that way, aren’t they?! xo

  3. The amount of snow is unimaginable but they look very crisp and refreshing. Anyway, thank you so much for including some recipes on this post, my wife would definitely enjoy making them for the holiday festivities!

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