Hot! Hot! Oh we got it!

Hot Chocolate!

It’s been a been a while since our last post, with the holiday excitement, winter colds and a lack of creative inspiration on my part….our blog has become…..blogless.

We finally have most of our WEDDING photos in from Tulle & Grace and plan to post them and Honeymoon updates soon! Stay tuned for posts from all the Holiday excitement too!

We’ve had lots of requests from our previous post just what our “Adult Hot Chocolate” was. Last Christmas we became obsessed with William-Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate. While we were decorating our artificial tree Adam created a rather tasty concoction.

We just add a little of this and that…and typically have a heavy hand.

We used our Oval Le Creuset Pot to mix up our Hot Chocolate.

  1. About 4 Cups of Milk

  2. 1/2 package of William-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Mix (to taste)

  3. A few shots of Godiva Liqueur

  4. A heavy pour of your favorite Vodka (to taste)

Heat the milk on medium-high until bubbles form on the outside edges. Slowly whisk in the Peppermint Bark, once dissolved, remove from heat. Add alcohol- to you liking. Pour in a cute Christmas mug and top with Whip Cream.

Whip Cream Topping:

  1. 1/2 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream

  2. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

  3. 2 Tablespoons of Powdered Sugar (to taste)

Beat the heavy cream until it begins to firm. Add in Vanilla and Powered Sugar. Beat until firm peaks begin to form. Add additional Powered Sugar to taste.

Dollop over Hot Chocolate, sprinkle Peppermint Bark on-top and Enjoy!
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Enjoy your Newly or Nearly Newlywed moments. Remember we’re newlyweds, not experts.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care and smells of cinnamon fill the air.
mantel

Adam and I are back from our Honeymoon extravaganza and adjusting to our real world marriage of Thanksgiving meals and Christmas decorating. Having an October was one of the smartest things we could have done. (Besides the obvious reason of getting married on a football “bye week”) it seems like the celebration has just continued thru Halloween, our Honeymoon (which we still have to share) and now Thanksgiving and Christmas! And y’all all know how both of us like to celebrate!

We’re over joyed to celebrate this holiday season as Husband and Wife. As many of you may recall, last Christmas Eve is when Adam proposed- what a year it has been! We’re getting settled into our new home. We’re finding new homes for grilling gear and high heeled shoes, learning new quirks and laughing along the way.

There might have been a little teeth grinding and glared eyes too. All in love…all in love.

To get the holiday season started Adam made yummy Homemade Adult Hot Chocolate and the Christmas decorations went up!  I grew up with artificial trees, while Adam’s family always had a real Fraser Fur. We’re starting our own family traditions with 2 trees a real, Fraser Fur of course, and a fake. Each tree has a theme of its own- “Whimsical Red/Silver Santa Wonderland” and “Rustic Santas and toys.”

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Even our little Elf, Dewey, has made his first appearance and seems to be settling in quite nicely!

Dewey

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” at our cozy little home. We’d love to see your holiday decorations and hear your thoughts!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and your newly and nearly newlywed moments! Remember we’re newlyweds, not experts!