We are truly blessed with great neighbors. The adults are great fun and the kids are good friends, too. Several years ago, we started the tradition of caroling up and down the block. We have quite a few empty nesters and a few elderly ladies on our block, as well. At the end, we gather at our house for hot chocolate.
This year, I’ll be creating a hot chocolate bar. I keep all of these items around during the winter months as we love hot chocolate around here! Everyone loves a something different so there is quite a bit to choose from…
- Crushed Peppermint
- Andes Mints
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Whipped Cream
- Whole Peppermints
- Red and Green Sugar Sprinkles
- Salted Caramels (You know this is my favorite flavor!)
- Abuelita is our favorite hot chocolate. The touch of cinnamon gives it depth and good flavor on it’s own.
- This individual frother is great for those who don’t want whipped cream but want a little creaminess.
Last Friday night, I served this Hot Chocolate Bar at a progressive dinner for my middle daughter’s grade. We were the dessert stop and it was a big hit.
Another tradition in my family is Talbots so I was thrilled when they asked me to create this Hot Chocolate Bar for them. One of the first stops my mom and I make when we are shopping together is always Talbots. They are my got- for high quality, modern classics.
This puffer vest is so warm and the waxed finish makes it super festive. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it each time I’ve worn it. And as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2016, you know they will sell out quickly! I’m wearing a Petite XS for reference. You know I’m a huge fan of cashmere and Talbots has high quality cashmere. My turtleneck is available in 9 colors and comes in Petites, Misses and Woman sizes. My sweater is a XS. You’ll find these on my Gift Guide for Her as they are must haves for every gal on your Christmas list!
These Flawless Five-Pocket Jeggings are a great pair of skinny jeans. They come in Petite, Misses, Woman and Petite Woman sizes. I recommend sizing down for a great skinny jean fit as they have good stretch. My suede drivers are so comfortable and are available in 14 colors. I’ve worn them 5 days in a row!
Today, Talbots is offering 30% off your entire purchase making it a great time to pick up these favorites for Christmas morning.
I hope a Hot Chocolate Bar will become a tradition with your family. Everything you need is linked below. I’m also hoping the weather doesn’t cancel our caroling like it has the past two years!
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Thank you to Talbots for sponsoring this post. All clothing choices and opinions are my own.
Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner