It’s no secret that we love hot chocolate around here. There’s just nothing better than coming in after a long, cold day of work, school or play and enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate with some mini marshmallows! The kids love it, we love it. It just can’t be beat and I know you probably agree. Today, I thought I’d share with you 20 Hot Chocolate Recipes that are Perfect for Winter. There’s a little something for everyone, from traditional to a fancy recipe or two. So grab your favorite mug and let’s get started!
- Crock Pot Hot Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Mint White Hot Chocolate
- Pink Hot Chocolate
- Dunkin Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate
- Barcelona Style Hot Chocolate
- Salted Caramel Mocha Hot Chocolate
- Pumpkin Caramel White Hot Chocolate
- Strawberry Hot Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate
- Burbon Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- Fudge Hot Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Hot Chocolate
- Bailey’s Hot Chocolate
- Red Wine Hot Chocolate
- Mayan Hot Chocolate
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Which hot chocolate recipe is your favorite? I love a bit of mint in mine!
Originally shared January 2015 – resharing because these cleaning and organization printables are super helpful, especially as we’re starting a new year! A new year means a fresh start! Here are 20+ Free Cleaning Printables to make life easier and your home happier.
I’m so glad to be here sharing with you a little cleaning inspiration. I’m a busy wife, mom, craft and DIYer, wanna be homesteader, blogger and small business owner, to name a few. Trust me, I have plenty of distractions from cleaning and on most days those distractions win. Yes, I’m the mom who does her best cleaning 20 minutes before someone gets there.
The problem is my family suffers (can’t find their favorite shirt) because of it, and not to mention the added stress it causes me when things aren’t where they should be. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t live in filth, but I wouldn’t go running a white glove over my baseboards. In all of the busyness, I have figured out the things I have to get done in a day to get by, but this year I really want to strive for more.
I’m hoping by being more organized with my cleaning schedule this year, I will be able to get the most done with the time I have. I know that things work better when you make a plan, so here are some cleaning printables that will help us (I hope I’m not the only mom in this situation) do just that.
You can find out more about me at Life After Laundry, where I share my love for homemaking, homesteading and all things crafty.
I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner! With all the crazy-ness of the past, well, YEAR, I’m so behind on everything. The last thing I want is to be super-stress and overloaded during the holidays! I better get a jump start on this holiday, though, with a little help from this Spooktastic Halloween Treat Bag Round Up! Originally shared September 2014
I love cute packaging, whether it’s a bag, mason jar, candy wrapper or even just a fun decorated cellophane bag! It just makes it all the more fun during the seasons, I think. Whether you’re doing a party, just passing out to close friends, or because your kiddos need a nifty craft to get them in the mood, here’s a fabulous Halloween Treat Bag Round Up to get your creativity flowing!
Bat Candy Bar Covers from Skip To My Lou
Bat Box on Parents.com
Treat Cone on HGTV.com
Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet Mason Jar Gift on Busy Mom’s Helper
Treat Bags Kids Will Love on Mud Pie Studio
I’ve Got My Eyes On You from Then She Made
Halloween Treat Bag from Scrapbook Paper on Ella Claire Inspired
DIY Halloween Treat Bag from Live. Laugh. Rowe.
Black Cat Treat Pouch on Parents.com
Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet by The Fickle Pickles
Pumpkin Poo from Eighteen 25
Bugs & Kisses from Moms By Heart
Easy Mummy Halloween Craft from Mom Outnumbered
Halloween Boo Mix Bag from Sandy Toes & Popsicles
Teachers Deserve Halloween, Too on by Stephanie Lynn
Owl Treats by The Barefoot Teacher
Free Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Bags from Party Planning Center
Pumpkin Gift Bags from Glued To My Crafts
Halloween Playdough Treat Bags from One Krieger Chick
10 Last Minute Trick-or-Treat Packaging Ideas from The Celebrations Shoppe
Halloween S’mores Teacher Gift from Yellow Bliss Road
Witch’s Brooms by Two Crafting Sisters
DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bags from Lil Blue Boo
Spider Candy Holder from Spoonful
Candy Corn Favors from Country Living
Count’s Teeth from Katherine Marie Photography
Spooky Boo Bags from How Does She
We’ve been out of school for a week. ONE WEEK. Already my kids have had moments when they pull the ‘I’m Bored’ card. Luckily there were so many great ideas in my original 75+ Summer Activities post for me to look to – but why stop there? Y’all loved that list so much, I decided to share 75+ MORE Summer Activities! Plenty of fun kid activities, crafts, family games and even delish summer snacks you can all enjoy.
If you missed our original 75 Summer Activities list – see it here!
School’s out for the summer – excuse me while I feel a bit crazy with both excitement AND worry! I’m looking forward to more time with them, less rushed mornings, creating our OWN schedules, and plenty of family adventures. I’m also a bit nervous about the ‘I’m bored’ phrase that I know will occur far too often. That, along with ‘I’m hungry’, of course! Luckily we’ve got plenty of delicious recipes for kids with these 50+ Cool Summer Snacks!
Whether you’re a fan of popsicles or ice cream, slushies or lemonade, we’ve got plenty of great summer treat recipes for you to try out! They’re also really ‘cool’, so your kids will happily enjoy them 🙂
Banana Split Bites from Our Family of Seven
With summer vacation fast approaching, I’m starting to build myself a little ‘arsenal’ of ideas for those days when we need something just a bit more. These 75+ Summer Activities for Kids or Families will definitely come in handy those times when the kids want a change, and even Mom and Dad like a little more excitement! Also check out our list of 75+ MORE Summer Activities.
Do your kids like having certain shirts because they have their favorite characters? Now you can whip up a bunch of shirts just for them with the EXACT look they want – just pick a tutorial from this list of Easy DIY Shirts!
We’ve made several of our own shirts over the past year – from Star Wars Rebels for our Disneyland trip, to Big Hero 6 characters and even some Frozen fun! Yes, I even put together some Transformers and Minion shirts for the kiddos before our exciting Universal Studios trip with Family Forward! They’re super easy, they get to PICK what they want, and if you’re able to nab the basic shirts on clearance you can save a LOT of money.
I love how cute & fun this is – let your sparkle shine
My kiddos STILL love these shirts, and the sparkles have lasted a lot more washes than I thought they would which was a HUGE bonus
I never thought of bleaching out your favorite shapes – and the fact that they chose Mickey makes me love the idea even more!
Whether you’re a Rebels fan, prefer the originals or want something totally different, this tutorial is perfect! We followed the same instructions for our Transformer shirts, too
The sky really is the limit with this one!
Oh my gosh, I’m totally crushing on adding lace to a plain t-shirt to really glam it up and show your style!
The kids had a BLAST making these ones, and I was thrilled to give them an activity that also helped stock their closet
These types of shirts are super comfy, and I wish I had more in my closet – good to know they’re easy to make myself
Again, glitter = awesome! What saying would YOU choose?
Other DIY Round-ups you may like…
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Our family loves getting gifts we can all enjoy TOGETHER for the holidays – whether it’s games, an activity, tickets to an event, whatever. We decided to help others do do the same by sharing the Best Family Gifts for 2015!
The world’s most beloved beagle is back! A legend in his own mind. Snoopy takes off as the Flying Ace in constant pursuit of his nemesis; The Red Baron. It’s high-flying fast-paced fun around the Eiffel Tower as Woodstock and his team of mechanics lend support from the ground. Pick up the most tiles to win!
Professional-quality soft serve ice cream, yogurt, sorbet and sherbet is now available right at home, with the Cuisinart Mix It in Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. Not only does it make everyone’s favorites, but with three built-in condiment dispensers, it makes them extra delicious! Just a pull of a tab send sprinkles, chips and other mix-ins down the chute to mix right into frozen desserts as cones or bowls are filled. Operation is fully automatic; simply pour in the ingredients and turn the dial!
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination in the 3.0 Toy Box! Disney Infinity encourages you to play your way, whether you explore open-world creation in the Toy Box or story-driven gameplay inside Play Sets!
Now for the first time ever, a whole new world of Disney’s ALADDIN is revealed in a whole new way on Blu-ray and Digital HD — with never-before-seen bonus! With the help of a hysterically funny, shape-shifting, 10,000-year-old Genie, street-smart commoner Aladdin and clever, confident Princess Jasmine join forces against the evil sorcerer Jafar to put an end to his plans to take over the kingdom!
Exclusive Super Color technology offers a wider color range for true-to-life image projection, while sound enhancement technology delivers improved sound quality. With advanced audiovisual features, flexible connectivity options, and an affordable price, the PJD5155 is ideal for use in education and small business environments.
Whether you prefer Disneyland or world, Universal or a beachy cruise vacation – give your family the gift of memories! Plus, layaway is only $125!
Twist your words for the wordsmithing win with the Scrabble Twist game! The game unit displays 5 letters at a time, and the more 3-letter words you can find in them, the higher your score will be. Just tap and twist to bank each word and move on to the next! You can start in Easy mode and work your way up to being a pro, whether you’re playing against others or just yourself. With 3 games to choose from and room for up to 7 other opponents, if you can win Scrabble Twist you’ll know you’re the word champion!
Brushed Twill Bedrest in Navy provides a functional pillow that allows anyone to lay in bed and read work or just watch TV comfortably.
Monopoly: Here and Now Edition is a whole new twist on the classic property trading game.
Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time…the journey HOME.
What family wouldn’t get a hoot from risking a pie in the face? Have your camera ready!
Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve “world peace” via mass extinction. Now Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) — alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) — must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind…if they can!
Pass them out as gifts after the main event, Kids love playing with these. or save them for another fun occasion.Great Fun at Weddings, Birthdays Parties.
When 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, her Emotions team up to help her through the transition. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness work together, but when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home.
The Original Whirley-Pop stovetop hand-crank popcorn popper brings it all back with its one-of-a-kind design. You can enjoy light, flavorful popcorn (makes up to six quarts) that you prepare yourself right on the stovetop in just three minutes.
Meet the next generation of villains in Disney’s DESCENDANTS! Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, home of the most infamous villains who ever lived, the kids of Maleficent (Kristen Chenoweth), the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. Sent to idyllic Auradon to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, these villainous kids must execute a plan that helps their evil parents achieve “world domination” once again! Will Maleficent’s daughter (Dove Cameron) and the other rebel teens follow in their rotten parents’ footsteps or will they choose to embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom? Co-starring Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce and introducing newcomer Sofia Carson, this wickedly cool comedy adventure is awesome to the core!
Beat the Parents Family Challenge is the game of friendly family competition! Everyone competes in four kinds of events: Vision, Agility, Smarts, and Luck. Each event card deck has 27 unique mini games that share that theme. Vision games test your perception and visual memory such as memorizing a picture and then answering questions to see how much you remember. Agility games test your physical skills and dexterity, such as flipping and catching a medal with the card. Smarts games test your knowledge and quick-thinking ability. Rely on your good fortune with Luck games, which leave the outcome purely to chance. By the time all four Event Medals have been collected, the team that has won the most challenges and medals wins the game! With over 100 mini-games available to compete in, Beat the Parents Family Challenge is the ultimate game of family fun!
The Minions, breakout stars from “Despicable Me,” are presented in an origin story that showcases their unpredictable personality and physicality, and pairs them with equally memorable human characters. As it turns out, Minions have existed since the beginning of time. They have evolved from single (yellow) cell organisms into the familiar beings we know, and they live for a collective purpose: to seek out and serve the most despicable master they can find. Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock will lead the voice cast of the human characters as Scarlett Overkill, the world’s reigning super-villain of the 1960s.
I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan, love reading (and re-reading) the books, delight in the movies and have had plenty of dreams where I could cast a nifty spell. Imagine my delight about visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during Family Forward this month! I can’t wait to tell you all about it – in the meantime, enjoy these 100+ DIY Harry Potter Ideas for crafts, recipes, printables and much more!
Happy Tuesday, y’all! It’s week two of school for us, and I’m still struggling a bit to get the kiddos all fed, dressed, teeth brushed and all the other things we have to handle before our early school at 7:45am. To help save my sanity, I put together a list of 25+ Freezer Friendly Breakfast Recipes!
Don’t panic that you’re not seeing the images – I’m sharing them over at my friend Carrie Elle’s blog today! So head on over and stock your freezer with these delish breakfasts to make your mornings MUCH easier!
While you’re looking for EASY breakfast ideas, here’s some of my own favorites!
They may not all be freezer-friendly breakfast ideas, but they’re still QUICK and DELISH!
I can’t tell you how excited I am for our Disneyland trip in a couple months! We’ve been planning it for so long, and after last time’s trip being a bit of a flop (flu at the happiest place on Earth? No thanks!) I have high hopes for this time around. Since half the fun for me is the FOOD, I thought it’d be fun to share 20+ Disney Copycat Recipes with y’all to enjoy!
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When making plans and such for an upcoming trip, I always make a list of food places I want to eat at or specific foods I want to try. Of course, Dole Whip is ALWAYS on my Disney list! I’m a huge fan of Blue Bayou, as well (hope to take my kiddos with me to eat there this year!), and our whole family HAS to go to Goofy’s Kitchen – it’s like a tradition! Even though we go to Disney every other year, there’s still TONS of yumminess I haven’t tried, so hopefully I can cross off a few more goodies off my list this year 🙂 Be sure to book your trip at Get Away Today and use Promo Code: BMHDisney for $10 off your vacation package!