Vegan Drink Mix: Ginger Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate, warm blanket and a good book is a great way to spend your cold winter evening.

My favorite hot chocolate mix is: Ginger, Peppermint and Marshmallow.

Ingredients:

  • one cup of almond milk
  • 75 gr rice milk chocolate
  •  peeled  fresh ginger
  • a table spoon of organic cocoa powder
  • brown sugar (to taste)
  • vegan marshmallow
  • peppermint candy-cane

See how to make the hot choco and other drinks down below.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Can you smell the holiday season already? Yes, the smell of home baked Christmas cookies or ginger bread, mulled wine…Christmas for me is more about traditions than a religious celebration, growing up as a TCK  I really missed having good family traditions especially during the holidays as different cultures have different holiday traditions.

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Now that my kids are TCKs as well, we try to make our own traditions, like using a real Christmas tree that we keep alive since 2 years ago. It would be nice to see the tree grows as the children grow. We also keep the decor minimal, I feel annoyed when I see a Christmas tree so over decorated that  you can not even see the leaves, decorations suppose to accentuate not to cover the whole thing… poor tree.

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This year, to keep up with the minimalist theme, we started a new tradition and decided to have a €5 challenge for gifts, so only things that cost €5 to buy or to make for each recipient. We want to enjoy the season more instead of having the “rush”.

Happy Holidays All!

Happy place, Happy face! – Desk Tour 2016

 

The month November was a very hectic month for me, it is the busiest time of the year for my shop,  added with family life and chores, I wish I had another 24 hour in a day.

Now that December is here, it’s my nesting time. Since adopting the minimalist lifestyle I really have to continue training my self to ask the two ultimate questions at all time:

  1. Do you need it?
  2. Does it brings you joy?

So this year instead of having again a winter home decor haul, I only bought these 3 marque letters and placed them near my work station to be adored 🙂 .

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Another good things are, by buying the letters I reorganized my desk and finally did the Konmari paper clean up and get rid more than 75% of my papers. O..my, that was really freeing.

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I still have “a lot” of things on my desk but at least I only keep items that I use very regularly, so bottom line… happy place, happy face!