Auntie Hot Cocoa Date

Is your heart melting yet?! My sweet nieces are making their blog debut today! YAY! Colette + Claire are my snuggle buddies. They’re also my chocolate-lovers, which means auntie dates often include sweets. Sorry, big sis. The girls were VERY excited about this post. Colette insisted on wearing her faux fur scarf because it would look “stylish on the blog.” Indeed, it looks effortlessly chic.  I hope this post encourages you to…. Read more

How to Create a Killer Hot Cocoa Bar

As a Michigan native, I know a cup of hot cocoa in mid-January is a life saver. What else makes you smile during snowpocalypse? I brought a little piece of home to sunny California last week, in setting up a hot chocolate bar for some friends. Maybe it’s not the healthiest of soirées, but organic marshmallows don’t have calories… right? Wrong. But there’s something about this childhood favorite that makes me feel warm…. Read more

Happiest of Holidays, Friends!

Happiest of holidays to each of you! I hope you indulged in a lot of hot cocoa and peppermint cookies. More importantly, though, I hope you spoiled yourself with some family time. That’s the best part. That— and perhaps the annual excuse to wake up in festive pajamas. This marked my first Christmas as a wife. I’m sorry to admit I didn’t bake holiday cookies or stir up homemade eggnog. But…. Read more