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.


  • 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.

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.


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.


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 🙂 .


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., that was really freeing.


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!