Friends, to say it’s been quite a week would be an understatement! I’m so sorry that I have been absent. Since my mother died, my dad has lived nearby so I can keep close tabs on him. Well, this week has been an especially bad week with some “out of the ordinary” memory issues – so I’ve been dealing with lot – in addition to the normal Christmas craziness! I’m so thankful my kids are older and understanding in times like this – especially at Christmastime. If you think of my dad, I would appreciate your prayers that we can get to the bottom of what is causing the added confusion.
Now, onto a more fun topic – Hot Cocoa! On a day like today, I need a little chocolate sweetness in my life – how about you? Here are a few additional pictures of this year’s hot cocoa bar!
The dry mix that I make for my hot cocoa bar is simple – but soooo good! It has little bits of white chocolate in the mix. You can find the recipe HERE. I picked up this silver nutcracker last year at Goodwill – one of my favorite finds!
The only thing better than a candy cane stirrer are the white chocolate and candy cane spoon stirrers that I made for last year’s hot cocoa bar. I still hope to make them again this year, but you can see them HERE.
This little pitcher holds many special memories – my grandmother used to put milk in it to bring to the table for breakfast. Even though it has a chip and the gold trim is faded from years of use, it’s one of my favorite things!
Here’s a close up of the petal shaped garland I made to hang around the mirror. The edges are coated in one of my other favorite things – German glass glitter!
Finally, I found these adorable Christmas cards at Marshall’s to include with my Etsy shop orders – the inside reads “Hope the holidays put a song in your heart!” How perfect for my business! I had one left over and popped it into a silver frame I had on hand!
On a day like today, it’s so nice to come here and share the simple things – like hot cocoa and Christmas decorations – with you! If I haven’t told you lately – I’m so glad you are here!
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