It's the week before Christmas, and I am sure I'm not the only one who is scrambling to get things done. I have gifts to still buy, holiday baking to do, a house to clean, and just a bit of party decorating to put up.

Every year we have a very casual, but festive Christmas celebration. We definitley don't do anything even remotely fancy, but I usually do fun little touches with my food and decor to make things a little more merry. This year I decided to have a hot cocoa bar and it turned out so cute. 

It was so super easy to put together. I used a bunch of Felicity Jane cut files and let my Silhouette do most of the work for me. This project ended up being very cost friendly because I used mostly what I had on hand! I still have to add a couple of things like my whipped cream and maybe some marshmallows, but other than that I can check this chore off my to do list!

I am sharing this project over on the Felicity Jane blog, so be sure to hop on over there for all the details, plus a few more photos!


1. Over this past year I have been really trying to find a planning style that fits me and my budget. I have discovered printable planner stickers on Etsy, and I quickly discovered how awesome they are. Really affordable, and so many options. I have found that if you are going to go down the road of printing your own stickers (and you get super frustrated by your Silhouette) the Gyro-cut is a must. I am still getting the hang of this handy tool, but it does a pretty decent job at kiss cutting my stickers.

2. I have a lot of lip products that could put on my Top 5 list, and I have. This month I have found myself reaching for is the Smith's Rosebud balm. This salve is helpful for so many things (minor burns, diaper rash, cuticles) but I just use it on my lips! It is pretty moisturizing, but my favorite part is the fantastic scent. It has the pretties rosebud smell that is not at all overwhelming! 

3. When I saw the Celestial holiday teas show up in my grocery store, I nabbed them up as fast as I could. I got all the herbal flavors I could find, and they are all so delicious. My favorite of the bunch though is the Gingerbread Spice flavor. It spicy and gingerbready and just delicious. I like drinking mine with a little honey and cream in it! So so good.

4. My hubby bought me some super comfy Mini Ugg boots for Valentines day last year. It finally got cold enough this month that I went searching for them. I forgot how much I love them! If they weren't so rough on the ol' wallet I would probably buy all the colors I could get.

5. My Top 5 would not be complete without the Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life on it. I was SOOOOOO excited for this to come out. I know they everybody has their own opinion these new episodes, but I really like it. I didn't have any expectations going into this, so I wasn't disappointed by any of it. Of course I had my fair share of "are you kidding me", but over all I loved it. Crossing my fingers that this is not the last we see of those Gilmore girls.