Spiced Orange Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate with a Citrusy Twist and Warm Winter Spices. A cup full of this is all you need on a cold day.

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Hey Everyone!

How did you spend your Christmas? I sure hope everyone of you had a wonderful time. I think it’s safe to say that our time off can be best described with one word: FAMILY. Not only did we devour some delicious food and shared plenty of gifts, but countless hours were spent around the dining room table playing Settlers of Catan. Christmas was everything we hoped it would be and so much more.

Now onto welcoming a new year and dealing with all things winter.

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Believe it or not, but this year we didn’t have a white Christmas. Our Winter Wonderland happened exactly 2 days later and the temps started to drop lower than they had so far. And it has only just begun…

My favorite activities already involve taking a long hot shower, sipping tea and snuggling my hubby. Not too shabby if you ask me ;).

Plus, I’ve discovered a new hot drink I can’t seem to get enough of – Spiced Orange Hot Chocolate. Mmmmm! [Read more…]

Gingerbread Men

With less than a week to go, it’s Gingerbread Men time. This tried and true recipe should definitely join your recipe box.

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It’s official, guys. We’re less than 1 week away from Christmas Day. Ahhhh! The buildup is getting bigger and better. As I have mentioned before, I almost love the days leading up to Christmas, especially Christmas Eve, more than the actual day. I wish I could bottle up the anticipation and excitement I feel right now for the rest of the year (or the new year, which is right around the corner). My husband recently said that I will probably never grow out of my childlike fascination and enthusiasm, ha. I hope he is right!

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Last night he took me to an amazing Christmas Lights setup at a nearby farm. Over 100,000 lights all synchronized to Christmas music almost set me over the edge. They even had a giant snowman display singing “The 12 Days of Christmas”, which might be the cutest thing I’ve seen in a very long time. I could have driven through that Christmas Wonderland over and over again. Once we returned home, I was thrilled that a freshly brewed cup of tea and these Gingerbread Men were awaiting us.

I might die of cuteness overdose! [Read more…]