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Snow – what do you do with it?

Man, this snow is really something. Really something. Really. Something. Our office is on the feel-bad side of the now nationally-acclaimed Wall of Snow. We’ve been working from home the past few days, because man, this snow is really something.f_snow_lake_141118

The time away from the office got us thinking – snow is such a precious resource, what could we be using this abundance for? We came up with a bunch of great ideas. If you decide to try them, please send us pictures. A video of #6 would be stellar.

  1. Cats love peeing in snow. Save some money on cat litter by just filling up the litter box with snow. Please note that you’ll have to fill it up approximately once an hour, because unlike cat litter, snow melts. You’ll also have to be careful because your litter box will be filled with diluted cat pee once the snow melts. But you can’t put a price tag on the amount of money you’ll save on a bag of litter.
  2. California has been having that water crisis for a while. People have to limit their shower times! And here we are, spoiled with more frozen water than any of us want. If you have friends or family in California, start sending them large packages of snow. By the time it gets there, it will just be water! And you can get rid of some of this pesky snow while helping to keep USPS in business. And that’s what we call a win-win-win.
  3. One time, my computer overheated and caught on fire. It was terrifying. If I had thought ahead and kept a bucket of snow next to me at all times, I could have put it out without wasting the air in my lungs. Lesson learned.
  4. Everyone loves those cool paper snowflakes that you make out of copy paper (or coffee filters, if you’re awesome). Why waste the paper? We’re so wasteful . Hang real snowflakes in your windows. There are SO MANY to choose from, you’ll end up with something way more beautiful than just paper cutouts. I advise you shut off the heat if you’re going to hang snow all over your house. You don’t want to end up with a winter disaster.
  5. If you love the idea of your kids exploring with art but hate all the ugly, amateur pictures you end up having to display in your house, try snow art. Kids and adults alike can create a clean, white canvas of snow and then use food coloring, watercolors, or any other colored liquid to create a masterpiece right at the kitchen table. Work fast!
  6. Having guests over for the first time? Tease and reveal fireplace. Build a wall of snow in front of your fireplace. As it melts, your guests will be shocked and awed by a magically appearing fireplace! “Hey! We thought that was just a white wall!” they’ll say. For best results, don’t build the wall until you hear the doorbell.
  7. Snow pants?

Who says snow is only good for sledding, skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snowman building, igloo building, snowball fights, snow angels and snowy-owl spotting? snow man

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