All posts by Rebecca Michelle

Educator, traveler, reader, blogger. Loves learning, black coffee, and friendly people.

Jack Frost

We don’t have school today because of the weather, which meant that I was home when the sun came up. I was pleasantly surprised to see snowflakes frosted onto my windows, bringing me back to my childhood. We had a glass door that opened onto the deck, and on the coldest of days my mum would point out the snowflakes and whisper, “Look! Jack Frost came!”

Jack Frost

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Two days ago, there was no snow. Like most people, I was disappointed because, even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, there is something special about a white Christmas. That’s what Christmas looks like in story books, after all.

Yesterday, it snowed, giving us the following:

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And, naturally, there’s no Christmas for my family without a trip to Starbucks; the only Starbucks in the area that remains open on Christmas Day. Clearly, we were not the only ones.


While I do feel badly for the employees who have to work, I hope they’re happy knowing that they’re making the rest of us happy.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Repurposing Records

Disclaimer: We did not invent this. There are actually people who sell these on Etsy. My sister made one a couple years ago.

Repurposing Records

Nevertheless, E and I were rather proud of our record bowl. I’m the first to admit that I’m not an artistic person, so it should come as no surprise that we made multiple attempts at making our bowl. E and I are, unfortunately, perfectionists. When we asked for advice before beginning, my sister told us not to worry. She said that the record would be quite pliable, and she was right.

How to make your very own record bowl so you don’t have to buy one on Etsy (honestly, people make money on these things?!):
-Preheat oven to 225º
-Place a glass bowl face down on a cookie sheet and lay the record on top
-Place cookie sheet/bowl/record on bottom rack of oven for 4-8 minutes
-Remove from oven. The record will have dropped down around the sides of the bowl and will be flexible. Shape the record however you’d like. Hold in place for a few minutes to let record harden
-Flip record over and marvel at your handiwork!

Happy bowl making!