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December 12, 2011

Warm Decembrrrr Wishes! & Home-made Cocoa Mix

Good Monday Morning!

I am so enjoying this winter weather we've been having!  Of course, I'm enjoying it from inside my toasty, cozy, wood-burning stove warmed home!

So I thought I would share the warmth...how about a recipe for home-made cocoa mix!

Sentiment Stamps: Joy's Life Stamps (Wintery Puns) clear stamps
Paper: K&Co dp
Ink: Memento ink pad, marker
Other: twine, googly-eyes, fuzzy buttons, Stickles, 
Mason jar, CM cutting system.
Cricut: Stretch Your Imagination - pg 57, snowman/layers.

...nicely packaged, of course.  I used paper to top my jar in place of fabric & pleated it a bit. easy peasy!

Home-made Cocoa Mix

2  cups nonfat dry milk (powder)
3/4 cup  sugar
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
1/2 cup non-dairy creamer powder
dash of salk

Mix well.
Single serving: 1/4 cup mix, 3/4 cup hot water.

After making the first batch, you will probably need to adjust the ratio of sugar & cocoa to your taste.  Personally, I add a little more sugar & a bit less cocoa than called for because I have a sweet tooth and like my hot chocolate sweet!  But this is definitely a good base to start!!!   

Enjoy!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I shared today's creation with -

*Paper Playtime - Cricut project with buttons!
Challenge Up Your Life - Box or Packaging
Craft Your Days Away  - Snowmen
Crafty Calendar - December Cold and Frosty
Just Some Lines - Hand made gifts
 Bloggers - Frosty and Friends
 Fairy Tale - Gift / Gift Packaging
 Totally Papercrafts – Anything but Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog -  "It`s Cold Outside" 
Paper Play - Snowman
Hanna & Friends - Winter Card
Cutie Sunday - Christmas presents

I created today's project while on the Joy's Life DT!
Joy's Life.com


Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous gift idea, Maria, and SO darn adorable, too! That snowman just makes me smile. He is so jolly! Love his pom pom buttons and the tiny hat. Really like how you used pleated paper on the jar top instead of fabric. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is darling! Love the sweet snowman! Great recipe! :o)

Riet said...

So gorgeous Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bianca said...

Oh, this looks so jummy and together with your card it will be a perfect gift! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Wendy said...

Fabulous gift, love the cute snowman...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Very sweet! Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Play this week
Hugs Julie P

Janis said...

Completely adorable! Love the matching card and gift. Love the stamps! And yummy - I want some! :)

Manuela said...

Wow, what a great idea! This is a wonderful gift!
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Linda Monroe said...

super cute

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute gift set! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fantastic gift idea sweetie. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time and good luck.


Anonymous said...

Hi this is a wonderful set.

Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
xx Nela