Well, the weather here is certainly “frightful” but the cocoa bar inside is so delightful! 😉 Yeah, I know a little cheesy but I couldn’t help myself. As the snow is falling yet again, I thought I would share with you some of the ways we make it through these cold months…lots of blankets and hot drinks!
Honestly, there is nothing better than a hot drink after spending time shoveling the driveway or playing in the snow. Last year I set up an area in the dining room with all the “goods” to make a perfect cup of hot chocolate and
the kids everyone loved it so much that it has become a requirement. I’m pretty sure I’ll be setting this up for many years to come.
I made my own hot chocolate mix but you can buy a large container of it at the store. Just buy lots of different toppings and put everything in clear containers with lids.
The chalkboard is just for fun! 😉
We use our Keurig and it makes a cup super fast. Just open the lid, like you are going to put a pod inside (but don’t) and close it. If you have used a coffee pod, run a cup of water first and dump it so you get clean water for the hot chocolate. A pot of hot water does the trick, too!
This time of year I also love to cook. The rest of the year I can take it or leave it, but there’s something about a warm oven and the smell of a pot of soup filling the house that makes it so cozy. Some of our family favorites are:
What are some ways you stay cozy through the winter?!?
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laura@top this top that says
gumbo and chili, two must haves around our household pretty much all year. I have a cocoa bar set up for very long in my house, I am afraid I would have to camp out by it!
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
I love your hot chocolate station, how fun and it looks like you have tons of topping too. Hugs, Marty
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Oh how I love the scene outside your window…beautiful…Great hot cocoa station…I can just imagine have a cup and sitting by that window on a snowy day and feel so warm and cozy in your beautiful home!
Mary Alice Patterson says
Your cocoa bar looks fabulous!!! What a perfect idea for the cold months of winter.
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Oh, YUMMY! This says cozy and warm to me. You have quite a wonderful set up. It’s amazing all the hot chocolate combos we could make. And the soup!!!!! Gotta try the potato soup
Samantha Conner says
Your home is beautiful, I loved your tour! So happy to be on the Cozy Home Tour with you.
Janis@All Things Beautiful says
SO cute! Love all of your fun additions. I’m crazing some Hot Cocoa right now! Using the Keurig like that is brilliant! I will be making at least one of your soups this weekend! That gumbo looks pretty yummy!
Confessions of a Plate Addict says
I love the idea of a hot cocoa bar! And that potato soup looks so yummy! Have a great weekend!…hugs…Debbie
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
I should’ve eaten dinner before visiting your blog because now I’m really hungry! 🙂
Such a sweet cocoa bar-thanks for sharing!
Angie Lawson says
Angela, yummy. I’m for sure setting one of these up at our home☺ You have one thing though that we don’t here (and my kids want it real bad), SNOW!! I have to admit that I want a little too! Thanks for the fun idea–♥Angie
Angela I just LOVE your hot cocoa bar! And I admit to being just a tad jealous of the view outside your window that you get to enjoy while sipping the cocoa. 🙂 I’m so glad we got to be part of this tour together my friend! 🙂
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
I just love your hot chocolate bar!!! We got a Keurig for Christmas….where has it been all my life! LOL!!! I must try your soups..nothing better than a warm hearty soup on a cold winter’s evening! ~Christy
Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse says
Love, love that hot cocoa bar. It looks so incredibly inviting! Yum. Wish I were there in person.
I love the hot chocolate bar! Now I want one 😉 Definitely cozy!
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com