Non-Consumer Photo Essay — Snowy Edition

by Katy on February 10, 2014 · 9 comments

Portland is going into our fifth day of snow, and we’re all starting to get a little batty. And before you cold weather veterans start to make fun of us, know that our snow got covered with a nice slick layer of freeing rain. Netflix has been getting a major workout.

As have our ovens:

sweet potato muffins

Luckily, my enormous maple tree only lost a few small branches.

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Everything on the porch received a fair amount of snow. Especially considering how covered it is.

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I love how adorable our local Little Library looked on day two of the snow.

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Of course my disco ball planter had to horn in on the action. She’s such a drama queen!

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Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura February 10, 2014 at 3:38 am

LOVE your little library! My husband read an article about it a year or so ago and loved the idea. It just wouldn’t fly here though where we live. Write a post some time on the traffic it gets – unless I missed it previously!


Stacie February 10, 2014 at 6:38 am

I am in MN and we are on our 42 day of sub-zero temps, but I would take that any day over ice…yuck. Be safe and enjoy the snow! Love the disco ball…


Diane C February 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

Three thoughts:

Love the look of the little library with a dusting of snow…So glad to see doors on it to keep the books cozy.

It must be cold! I think you froze your “z” off. Or maybe the cold is liberating…

I have a rental property in Palm Springs. The tenant called to say the icemaker wasn’t working properly. Turns out, he’s mad because sometimes ice falls on the floor and he wants me to replace the whole refrigerator. This is wrong in so many ways, I hardly know where to begin. Thanks for letting me get this one off my (ice?) chest, lol!


Denise February 11, 2014 at 6:07 am

We live out in the country in Texas and have always kept a stocked pantry, fridge, and freezer for practical reasons. I have been so thankful for it, as we have also had about a week of freezing rain and snow. I am enjoying the weather, mainly because my 17-year-old son is “trapped” at home (school has been closed), and I am getting to spend some precious time with him!


chrissy February 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The first time you mentioned little free library I searched to see if there was one in my town, there wasn’t. After seeing yours in snow I know see that there is one less than 2 miles from my house. I am so excited to make a trip. I am going to hunt for some books to bring tomorrow.


Arlita February 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I don’t see how this can be a non-consumer blog! You are obviously consumed by the need to make money and I highly suspect that you are all talk! You have paid posts, ads galore…lol! You are the epitome of consumerism!


Katy February 13, 2014 at 10:19 am

If you can figure out a way to pay the mortgage without money, then please share.



Diane C February 13, 2014 at 10:27 am

Clearly, what you are is the epitome of grace and tact, Katy.
Plus smart, witty and good looking to boot. Haters? Meh, who needs ’em?


Katy February 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I’m guessing that the commenter didn’t actually read the content in the blog.



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