Did you know that peppermint oil in a candy cane gives you a calming and stress relief feeling? So the next time you buy a candy cane, make sure it has real peppermint oil and indulge! Another neat way to be festive with it, is in your hot cocoa!
It has been said that dark chocolate reduces blood pressure. Try this recipe:
Heat 3/4 cup of milk in saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling.
Remove from heat and transfer to a large mug.
Stir in 1 oz coarsely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate pieces.
Let stand about 30 seconds, then stir to combine.
Then take that hot cocoa and sit by the fireplace( I know we are in Florida) or on your patio and enjoy the cooler breeze as you relax to some Christmas music. You can also share that cup with a special someone in your life and just snuggle up together….
Social media seems to connect many people together in a virtual way, but have you thought about reaching out to someone where you can call them on the phone or visit with them? Facebook is a great way to reconnect with people, but the relationships are not real, they are superficial. Today, call a long-lost friend that you found on facebook and catch up on old times.
Take your sweetheart and family out to some of the community things that are happening in town. It does not have to be a spending spree, it can be something as simple as a parade, Christmas movie watching under the stars, coffee or hot cocoa at a small coffee shop, a Christmas play or musical at a local church or just a fun night at home watching the numerous Christmas movies now playing. The goal is to get everyone out and about and doing something together and building relationships.
If you know that someone is alone at Christmas, reach out to them. They may not have family here and feel alone. Some folks may be single and longing to have someone to reach out to them and just be their friend, won’t you call them and be a blessing?
Day 8 Countdown to Christmas
Did you know that dark chocolate reduces blood pressure? Here is a simple recipe:
3/4 cup of milk in a saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mug. Stir in 1 ounce coarsely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate pieces. Let it stand about 30 seconds then stir to combine.
It is no wonder that is Santa’s favorite drink! So grab a cup, sit by the fireplace nd snuggle with that special someone as you enjoy those special quiet moments….
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Christmas is a time of the year in which most enjoy spending time with their families. Decorations are put up. Christmas cheer is spread. Traditions are made.
How do you tie in the Christmas season with your fiance? Well, this is also the time of the year to create traditions with your significant other. As your relationship strengthens and you enter marriage, your significant other becomes family, and new traditions start to unfold. Afraid of where to begin?
Kara from mywedding.com says one way to start the holiday season is to,“take a break from the crowds at the malls and do some of your holiday shopping at local craft shows.”
As a fellow Do-It-Yourself enthusiast, I enjoy making crafts and other homemade goodies for my loved ones. I also enjoy baking chocolate filled goods such as fudge. Activities such as making crafts and baking with your fiance can be an enjoyable tradition as well as one that is more personal and intimate. This gives you and your fiance a chance to spend the holidays together, while creating meaningful traditions; sending out homemade goodies to your other loved ones is a way to incorporate them into this new found tradition. This lets your loved ones know that you care about them through the work invested into making the goodies.
With the comfort chocolate provides me during the holidays, I will be enjoying this holiday season with my significant other, baking and decorating whilst taking sips of hot cocoa. Take this time to enjoy the holiday season focusing on spreading love and cheer.
Written By: Christine Pabelico, Wedding and Event Planner for 27 Miracles
27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/
“Drink in Merriment”
“Dark chocolate reduces blood pressure. Try this heat 3/4 cup milk in saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mug. Stir in 1 ounce coarsely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate pieces. Let stand about 30 seconds then stir to combine.” Better Homes and Garden
Hot cocoa is not just for Santa! I love to be able to sit in our family room after a long day of work and watch a movie as a family and serve hot cocoa. The kids grow up fast, start a tradition and build memories while you can so that when they do grow up they have memories to share with their kids.
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