Hot drinks for cold nights!

Eventhough I only have a miniscule role to play, I love being a part of the blogging community. How amazing is it that you get to connect with all these awsome and inspirational people from all over the world and be allowed to take a peek into their lives? It's really an endless ocean of information and inspiration that I just love to dive into. I have alot of different blogs on my readinglist and whenever I find a spare minute I love catching up on them. A little while ago I read a post about homemade chocolatemix here and I really fell in love with the idea. It was love at first sight but unfortunately the recipe was't really me. So I decided to throw in the stuff I like and make my own hot chocolatemix! I love how it turned out, I've already had 3 cups! :)

Here's what I used to make it. I used a high quality organic cacoa by Australian Homemade (but you can use any high quality brand) a low fat powdered milk, mini marshmallows, coffee creamer, chocolate fondue, ground cinnamon, jars, a bow and a tag (which you can find here).
Adding a tag comes in handy if you are planning to share your chocolate love with others.

I used mini marshmallows in different colors, which gives it such a playful look! I used glass jars so you can really see the sweet little pop of color it gives. So cute!

The recipe
8 tablespoons of low fat powdered milk
4 tablespoons of high-quality cocao
2 tablespoons of coffee creamer
2 tablespoons of chocolate fondue chips
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
5 tablespoons of mini marshmallows

I didn't add any sugar to the recipe because the marshmallows already add some sweetness to the drink and I didn't want to make it unnecessary unhealthy. But if you happen to have a sweet tooth, you can throw two teaspoons of sugar into the mixture! :) Mix all the ingredients together (except the mini marshmallows, you add those later) and you have your hot chocolatemix. You can chop up the chocolate chips, but I like the fact that it doesn't look like a perfect fine mixture. Its homemade and it's allowed to look the part! The chocolate fondue chips are made to melt easily, so it's not really necassary to chop them up anyway. Throw 3 tablespoons of mixture into a cup, poor hot water on it and stir well. This batch should be enough for about 5 cups. Finish it off by throwing a tablespoon of mini marshmallows on top. Voilá and enjoy!



What we're wearing this Christmas!

Yes, I know! I might be going a little bit Christmas crazy here. But I just can't help myself. I love Christmas! We decorated the Christmas tree, we planned our Christmas menu, so now it was time to pick out our Christmas outfits! I love them, but unfortunately we won't be color-coordinated this Christmas. I was so focused on Charlotte's outfit, that I paid no attention at all to the fact that I can´t wear red! It makes me look like something that crawled out of a vampire movie. But anyways, this is what we're wearing this Christmas!

Charlotte's outfit

Charlotte's is wearing a checked dress by Burberry, a red cardigan by H&M, a red headband by Claire's and red tights that I got from some local store. I bought all these items separately, but luckily it´s all practically the same shade of red. Phew!!

The red cardigan has a cute ruffle detail and has one big sparkly button. It does run a bit big though. I got Charlotte a size 6 to 9 months and it fits like a glove!

The headband isn't new. I bought this at Claire's a couple of months ago and I figured it would come in handy for Christmas, eventhough I had no idea what her Christmas outfit would look like. 

My outfit

My entire outfit is by Vila, as usual! It's a Danish brand I believe, so you can't get it everywhere. But for who's interested, you can purchase their clothing online at http://www.asos.com. My outfit consists of a simple pair of black pants, a black and white top and a flowy gray cardigan. The shoes, handbag and earrings I already owned. The black leather high-heeled booties are by a brand called Zign, the black and brown handbag is by Calvin Klein and I don't remember where the earrings are from. Sorry! It's quite casual for the holidays, but with a little baby running around putting on something fancy is really the last thing on my mind!

The top has a black and white baroque print. I thought that would be very suitable for the holidays for some reason. It's a very soft sheer fabric. Very comfortable! The gray cardigan has glittery thread at the ends which makes it a bit more festive. 

My charcoal earrings. They are definitely one of my favorites! They are a bit ruffed up because I have been wearing them for years, but I still love them. I probably should start looking for a pair of earrings to replace them with. Well, that's what we are wearing this Christmas. Do you have your Christmas outfit picked out yet?



Are you decorating for Christmas yet?

I know I am! We're hosting a Christmas dinner, so that means we have to get serious about our decorations. Since I'm using green dinnerware (which really isn't as tacky as it sounds), I decided to make some decorations of my own to match the color of my dinnerware. I'll color-coordinate just about anything if I get the change, so this is an absolute must in my book!

I'm not a crafty chick, so I didn't make them by hand but with by good old friend photoshop. It's a set name tags for gifts, dinner name cards and an image that can be framed. I thought they turned out pretty cute, so I thought I'd share them. If you're also planning a Christmas party with a nutty color scheme, they might come in handy!

You can download the PDF files here:

>> download framed image

>> download dinner name cards

>> download name tags

Enjoy and get your Christmas decorations going! Kisses!