Friday, December 23, 2011

foodie friday! nutella hot chocolate.

isn't this vintage winking santa mug fantastic?! new addition this christmas season, i found a set of 4 on etsy. what's even more fantastic is the nutella steamer inside. my barista whips them up for me. no worries if you don't own an espresso machine, nutella hot chocolate is just as yummy...

nutella hot chocolate
1 cup milk
2 1/2 Tbsp nutella
1 Tbsp cocoa
tiny pinch of salt

pin it here
recipe found here

Friday, December 16, 2011

o christmas tree!

so fun to have a little bear with us this year on our tree hunt.  ...she's a tiny little bear, her bunting is 12 months and she's swimming in there!  no snow this year, but turns out there are perks with that. usually we have to leave the tree on the porch overnight to dry off, but since it was nice & sunny we were able to bring the tree right in!  we put a favorite christmas record on and j popped some popcorn on the stove.  with one of his special seasonings,  cinnamon chipotle - yummy.  it's so cozy in here with the tree and all the lights.  it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

the partons' adoption auction!

my mooms made this most amazing little owl hat for fab's birthday. every time she wears it, she gets compliments. you can own your very own owl hat here. plus it's for a super good cause, so you should pay two or three times as much as you normally would . ;)

also, you can find a warm and cozy neckwarmer knit by yours truly here.

score an a-mazing deal on a one hour photo session with a fabulous photographer here.

there are a ton of other handmade and amazing items. you MUST check it out.
see full list of auction items here.

one thousand gifts.

in this season of giving i am reminded of the abundance that has been given to me. starting a list to remind myself of that abundance.
01.. this sweet little cakes. perhaps she wouldn't be smiling if she knew we were waiting for the flu shot. but i'm thankful for that too...good medical care.

02.. oliver's homemade peppermint ice cream with hot fudge. so so yummy.

03.. going to cut down the christmas tree with my sweet little family.

04.. my little bear in the woods. she's such a sweet baby.

05.. an impromptu dinner with my mooms. at the library. so so thankful she lives close by.

06.. my bath beanie burrito. fresh and clean. girlie loves her bath.

07.. a nutella steamer made my one true love. like a nutella hot chocolate only fancier. it's handy having a barista live with you. he's a good looking barista too.

share your 1000 gifts here...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

i know someone.

.. today is world AIDS day
.. 33 million people are affected with HIV/AIDS
.. 2/3 of them live in sub-saharan africa
.. every little bit helps
.. $1 provides clean drinking water for 1 person for an entire year.
.. don't put it off. give today.

"If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered." - Proverbs 21:13