Christmas 2013 Hot Cocoa Bar

Friday, December 20, 2013

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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6 Responses to “Christmas 2013 Hot Cocoa Bar”

  1. Oh my, I love all the prettiness! That framed card is PERFECT! Merry, merry Christmas to you! ~Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer

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  2. So nice and pretty! I put one together this year and it is harder than it looks. It was not blog worthy! :)

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  3. I'll be thinking good thoughts for your dad Doreen! And your hot cocoa bar is delightful! I must try your recipe! Love the garland! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Doreen,
    I am sorry to hear of the challenges with your dad. Hope and pray you are finding some answers. I love the glittery, petal garland that you made. Let's just admit it, I LOVE glitter! I'll keep praying that your family has a good and peaceful Christmas!
    Love, Linda

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  5. Your hot cocoa bar is so pretty and sweet. I'm sorry to hear your dad has not been feeling well. Hugs, Dee

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  6. is he drinking less water than usual? dehydration can cause confusion

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