Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Holiday Potpourri

Hello Sweethearts!

Here is the recipe for my holiday potpourri. I make this every year. If you could package the smell of the holidays ... baking, home, warmth, family, love ... this would be it.
It makes your house smell amazing.

I've been waiting (patiently) for just a time as this to share it with you.

Here's how to fill your home with aromatic fragrance this holiday season.


1 orange, cut up or sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves (whole or ground)


Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.

Add water to just about an inch below the rim.

Stir the ingredients well.



Be sure and keep checking back for more amazing recipes for this holiday season.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Matty Chronicles

Meet Matty. The Bolognese with a personality the size of Texas.

Matty is the newest edition to our family. He's a puppy with so much energy, and personality. Such personality. Since he's an Italian breed, we wanted him to have an Italian name. So we chose the name Matteo, which means 'Gift of God'.

There will be many posts about him in the near future. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Homemade Hot Cocoa For One

Hi loves!

Fall is here. It's my favorite time of year. Back when my littles were at home, we kept an abundance of hot cocoa mix on hand. Seemed like we had enough to serve an army! Today, I want to share with you the go-to recipe I use now. I no longer buy powdered mix, I just whip up a cup when ever I want one.

It's easy-peasy. Here's how.


2 Tablespoons Sugar (Less if you like it less sweet. I use less.)
2 teaspoons Cocoa
1 dash salt
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine the first 3 ingredients in a cup and mix well.
Next heat milk in the microwave until hot. Add milk to the cocoa mix, stir well. Stir in the vanilla.
Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Of course there are many ways you could jazz this up. You could add a peppermint stick, or marshmallows.