It’s officially winter time. You know what that means: HOT CHOCOLATE. While you could simply boil water and throw in a packet of hot chocolate mix, why not mix it up this season and add a little finesse to your holiday classic? Here’s my little sister’s secret to scrumptious hot cocoa:
- hot chocolate mix
- half & half
- mini marshmallows
- chocolate syrup
- candy cane
DIRECTIONS: Bring water to a boil. Add boiling water to hot chocolate mix in a mug and stir in a splash of half and half. Gently arrange a layer of mini marshmallows on top and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Let marshmallows melt slightly and use candy cane to stir. Sip and smile!
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Today I am off to California! My trip will be 20 days long and I will be seeing the whole coast as I ping pong from San Francisco to L.A. and back. I am so excited for this trip; just as it’s beginning to get unbearably cold in Upstate New York I will escape to the golden coast for what might be one of the last major vacations of my pre-real-world life. I’m looking forward to good friends, good food, and countless adventures. I will keep you updated, dear readers! In the mean time, helloooooooo Cali!!
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Last week I finished reading “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green. The plot is essentially the love story of two terminally ill teenagers. Sounds cheery, right? Actually, it was quite fantastic. I read it on my iPad on the elliptical primarily, and while I won’t deny a few grief-stricken moments of very watery eyes there in the gym (thank goodness it was late at night and I was alone), the book was an excellent read. The story is compelling and the narrator’s cheeky voice is enough to make cancer not so faux-paux. The reader falls in love with love again through the story and he or she certainly walks away with a greater appreciation for this thing we call life. I definitely recommend picking up a copy for some casual reading (and before the movie comes out in 2014!).
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happy black friday shoppers!
So, my little sister and I did end up venturing out for Black Friday — at 7pm on Thursday of all times! At Victoria’s Secret they almost split us up because they were only letting 25 people in at time and when my sister and I got to the register and compared finds we discovered that we had picked up the same exact things (like sister, like sister!). When we hit Target things were suspiciously calm until my sister noted that there were a lot of people in the make-up area so there must be some good deals there… No. It was the line for the register. Over a half an hour wait. We ended up ditching our potential Target finds, but going out was a great adventure nonetheless. I didn’t go wild this Black Friday, but I always love seeing the buzz and the excitement. Did you get anything great this weekend??
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In honor of Black Friday I have decided to share with you my personal Christmas wish list. It includes a number of Lululemon treats, wine accessories (I’m an old girl, it’s ok!), lovely love knot earrings (see Monday’s post), gift cards and, of course, (Mom’s go-to) socks (which I actually love). To be honest, I’m not hugely into Black Friday deals because I feel like most of the really good ones revolve around technology and I fell pretty set with that, but I do like the buzz and the excitement and the getting up early and I can always go for a good Target DVD deal bin so I might just venture out today… What’s on your list this year?
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Happy Turkey Day, lovely followers! I hope everyone has a very thankful holiday filled with good food and even better friends and family! During Thanksgiving we (of course) always focus on all of the things we are thankful for. This is an excellent exercise (and actually something that I love to do when I am falling asleep each night), but sometimes I feel like listing all of the things I am thankful for makes me live in the past while today should be about appreciating the present. So, enjoy today! Have that extra glass of champagne, eat that extra bite of pie, and really soak in each and every conversation you have with your friends and family. I’ll be thinking of you (and am thankful for you), dear followers! xoxo, C
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