Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Sangria (Cranberry & Rosemary White Sangria)

Cranberry & Rosemary White Christmas Sangria

Here's a tasty Christmas style sangria that incorporates cranberry and rosemary. I will definitely be making this during the holidays!


    1 Granny Smith Apple
    1 Braeburn Apple
    1 heaping Cup Fresh Cranberries
    1 large Sprig Rosemary
    1 Bottle Pinot Grigio
    ½ Cup White Grape Juice
    ¼ Cup Sugar (more, for garnish)
    1 Can Club Soda


  1. Cube the apples.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher except for the rosemary sprig.
  3. Chill drink and garnish with rosemary sprigs.

21 Winter Cocktails to Keep You Warm

It's cold outside! BuzzFeed put together a list of 21 Winter Cocktails to Keep You Warm. Check out the article here:

Christmas Cranberry Margaritas

Easy Cranberry Margaritas

1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail (*see note below for optional homemade cranberry juice)
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
ice cubes

Stir all ingredients together until blended.  Serve over ice in sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses, garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter Paper Craft Ideas for Kids (and Adults!)

Are you looking for winter paper craft ideas for kids... and even adults? Here are five winter paper printables that are so adorable for the winter months. You can make a snowman, ornaments and a few other winter/Christmas themed paper printables.

  1. Paper snowman: click here
  2. Snowflake lion: click here
  3. Homemade paper ornaments: click here
  4. Homemade reindeer gift wrap: click here
  5. Winter wonderland advent calendar: click here

New Years Eve Decorating Ideas

Christmas is still 20 days away, but New Years Eve is sneaking up on us! I loved this post I found about 50 New Years Eve Decorating Ideas. It does a great job showing how you can make your New Year's Eve party spectacular. Also, I LOVE the gold. Remember when gold was the "out" color and silver was in? I think we are going back to gold being the "it" metal! It gives so much of a warmer feeling than silver. What do you think?

Check out 50 New Years Eve Decorating Ideas here:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Homemade Starbucks Eggnog Latte

I LOVE eggnog. When I tried this homemade Starbucks eggnog latte I almost jumped up and down. You can use homemade eggnog with this recipe. What better way to celebrate Christmas than by making homemade Starbucks eggnog latte?

  • 4 ounces boiling water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • ¼ cup milk (use skim or 2%)
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon light brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg, or to taste, plus more for dusting
  • whipped cream, optional
  1. Stir the espresso powder into the hot water and set aside.
  2. In a glass measuring cup combine milk, eggnog, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; whisk/stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place in Microwave and cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the milk starts to froth up.
  4. Remove from Microwave and stir/whisk again.
  5. Place in Microwave for an additional 30 seconds, or until the milk begins to froth up again.
  6. Remove and, while stirring the eggnog-mixture, slowly pour the coffee into the eggnog-.mixture.
  7. Top with whipped cream and dust with nutmeg.
  8. Serve.


DIY Painted Snowflake Popsicle Stick Ornaments

Christmas time is here and what better way to decorate than by painting snowflake popsicle stick ornaments? These ornaments are easy to make and super cute. You can paint them any color you want and even add glitter!