Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Recipe: Hot Toddy - How to get rid of your cold in time for Christmas

Christmas Eve is in one week, and all I can think about it spending time with my family and friends back in Pennsylvania.  So what do you do when suddenly get a cold and a sore throat… drink a Hot Toddy of course!!  Twice now I’ve gotten a sore throat and the icky feeling of sickness creeping… I drank a Hot Toddy shortly before bed and bam I woke up feeling 100% the next day.  I don’t know why this works, but it does!  And on the plus side, this also is just a great winter cocktail to sip on while you finish up your wrapping!

What you need:
1 ½ oz. whiskey
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. lemon juice
4 oz. hot water
cinnamon stick (optional)

Heat up your water and then add your other ingredients…  Cocktail time!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Home Tour: 2014

Only one more week until Christmas!  Our house is filled with Holiday cheer and I must have watched every Christmas movie at least twice now... except Home Alone.  I have this very weird thing about Home Alone.  I've never seen it, and I never plan to.  When I was growing up and it was on TV, I would consciously change the channel so I wouldn't have to watch it.  I don't know why, so don't ask...  Anyway, I'm happy to share this pictures of our Holiday decor with all of you!

little tree - michaels // jars - old candles // santa figure - mom

stockings - target // stocking tags - DIY // basket - DIY

tinsel trees - DIY // vase with extra tree branches 

beaded garland - michaels // Map - DIY

straws - target // present jar - hobby lobby

Happy Holidays! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Five on Friday: Holiday Edition!

Can you believe how close we are to Christmas?  I haven't even finished shopping... hence no gifts have been wrapped yet.  But I have been in a very Christmas-y mood with everything that has been going on... and with that here are my top five for the week!

{one} Christmas Music:  Enjoy this awesome playlist by some of my guy friends... they nailed it...
My Mind's telling me No, but the Mistletoe is telling me Yes

{two}  Our tree:  Our Christmas tree is everything I could ever dream for in a Christmas tree!  It is 9 1/2 ft tall and is fat and full.  It took us about 2 hours to properly add all the lights, but the work paid off.  I wasn't sure if I would have enough ornaments, but I think we have just the right amount!  Can you spot any of the snow covered pinecone ornaments I shared earlier this week? 
{three} Cookies:  Eating my Nannie's Christmas cookies is a favorite tradition of mine.  I baked some earlier this week and I have to give them away due to my sticky fingers... THEY'RE SO GOOD! 
{four} Christmas Vacation:  Christmas Vacation is easily my favorite Christmas movie.  We were lucky enough to go see it in the theater last night.  "Shitter was full!" I indulged in the Eddie's Eggnog... 
{five} Lights:  Tonight I have big plans!  I'm headed to one of those fun drive through the lights places.  I fully intend on bring hot chocolate for the ride.  This recipe from Martha Stuart is spectacular and its made with Almond Milk!  Perfect for the non-dairy folks! 
I hope you all have a holly jolly weekend! 
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