Christmas in Michigan Lookbook

Hey, Friend!

Happy New Year! This isn’t a recap post of 2018, but I did want to quickly mention that I hope 2018 was a good year for you and if it wasn’t I pray that 2019 is joyous and filled with many blessing for you! I used to hate the beginning of a new year when I was little, probably because it meant Christmas was over, but now I love it. Not to sound cliche, but I love the idea of starting fresh and having a clean slate.

Anyways like I said this isn’t a 2018 recap post, but it is a recap of outfits I wore during our time in Michigan the past week and 1/2. We came to spend the holidays with my side of the family, and as always it was such a wonderful time and I miss them already even though we just left this morning.A lot of my clothes I wore were old or purchased at TJ Maxx, but if you would like to know were anything is from let me know!

Let me know how you spent your holidays and/or what you got either for yourself or someone else?

Thanks for reading and again Happy New Year!

3 Hot Cocoa Recipes

Hey, Babes!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Holiday season! I am one if those crazy people who start listening to Christmas music at the beginning of November. As well as watching Hallmark movies, and yes decorating. I just love how cozy it is this time of year. Now when I think of being cozy I think of curling up under blankets, watching movies, and drinking some warm hot cocoa. Today I wanted to share 3 delicious and easy hot cocoa recipes.

Peppermint White Hot Cocoa (from Cincy Shopper)

– Ingredients:4 cups milk, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 1 peppermint candy cane, 1 tsp peppermint extract,  whipped cream and crushed peppermint (for garnish)

-To make: on low heat milk on stove top along with candy cane (it will melt), pour in chocolate chips stirring until melted, remove from heat and add extact, pour in mug and garnish.

Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa (from The Happier Homemaker
-Ingredients: 2 cupts skim milk (I used whole milk), 3/4 cup chocolate chip morsels, 3 tbsp powdered peanut butter or 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (this is what I used)

– To Make: combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat on low until warm, pour into mug(s) and top with whip cream.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa
-Ingredients: 1 cup of milk, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp unsweetend dark cocoa.

– To Make: Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and heat on low until warm, pour into mug and garnish with whip cream. I would’ve added a cinnamon stick if I had one.

Now don’t get me wrong I love a simple, no frills, hot cocoa (topped with whipped cream of course), but sometimes it’s fun to spice them up a bit and added some more flavor to them. Let me know if you try any of these recipes or if you have any other ones. Also, let me know what things you love to do during this time of year!

Thanks for reading! xx