Dec 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all enjoy your Christmas and that it is full of love & family. Ours is jam packed with family time and food and I don’t think I’d have it any other way! Happy Holidays from ours to yours!
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Dec 22, 2012

Mason Jar Cocoa

I love good mason jars and I also love some good hot chocolate. When you put them together it equals awesome. I searched for some recipes for homemade hot chocolate mix and decided to make up my own. This hot chocolate recipe is good and rich. I tried it with milk and water. Both were fine but I think I prefer with water. I also used freezer paper and wrapped a couple candy canes and then crushed it with a glass cup. I layered the cocoa mix, marshmallows, crushed candy cane and a little more marshmallows. Tied it all up with some bakers twine and delivered it to friends & teachers. This is the perfect last minute neighbor, teacher, or friend gift because it whips up fast & simple. AND is cute.

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Hot Cocoa Mix

{About 20 Servings}

-3 cups non-fat dry milk

-2 cups powdered sugar

-1 1/2 cups cocoa powder

-3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

-3/4 cups white chocolate chips

-1/4 tsp salt

*Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk and gradually add the mixture into your blender or food processor. grind it all up until the chocolate is powder-like. (I had to do pretty small batches because our blender is on it’s last leg FYI). We used about a half cup to 3/4 cup powder to 1 cup boiling milk or water.


Dec 7, 2012


And we have a winner!! I'm so so excited too because it's one of my very best friends. So, thank you Rafflecopter for picking... BRITTANY FISH! Woo Woo I'm excited to see what you pick out :) And a big thank you to Mrs. Smith's for providing this lovely giveaway.

Dec 6, 2012

Ribbon Wreath Frame

This week has been INsane. As I've been trying to get ready for the Holly Jolly Boutique and then every. single. child. decided to get sick. Miss B had the flu, Miss R an awful cough and Miss E can't breath since she's so congested. Why do I love winter again?? The weather is fantastic but the sickness, not so much. Anyways, I thought I'd share one of my favorite quick projects I made last year. Love cheap easy projects you can make in minutes. I started out with a dollar store frame. Then, cut some scrapbook paper to fit inside. I made a ribbon wreath wreath ( I was too lazy to make a tutorial for it but here is a wonderful one.) Hot glued the wreath onto the scrapbook paper along with some little foam "berries" that had fallen off my fall wreath. Finally, I added a tiny scrap of burlap and included some rub on letters for the peace. Voila! A cute, free(ish) holiday decoration!