If you know me, you’ll know that I look forward to the holiday season all year long. By holiday season, I mean Christmas, and by all year long, I mean I start my countdown to the NEXT Christmas on the CURRENT Christmas day. My fandom for the most wonderful time of the year knows no bounds. Just ask my friends, and my husband, and my children. One of the reasons I love it so much is that people are actually more prone to spend time with me. I thrive on connecting with those who I hold dear, and it’s super hard to get them out without a proper reason. Enter Babbleboxx and voila! I have the scents of the season and the tastes of the season! All I need to add are my friends and my tunes.
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Set your scent
It’s the holiday season, why not have a holiday smell? The pine scent from the ScentSicles Scented Ornaments was quickly noticed by Lil Miss. She’s already let me know – several times – that she really loves the smell of them, and she wishes she could have it in her room all of the time. I’m thinking that we may add a couple of them on their small tree for their room. It’s a way to have a real smell on a fake tree, and it sets the tone for a great holiday sensory experience. They come in ornament style and also a bowl of smaller clippings to sit on a mantel or in the middle of a table. It’s a great way to add a wonderful smell to your home without having to light a candle. It’s also a great way to add that fresh cut tree smell when you, in fact, don’t have a fresh cut tree. We tend to switch out every other year, and this is the year of the fake tree! All you need to do is strategically set them on the branches with the s hooks that are provided in each bottle of six!
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If you know my house, you’ll know that we always struggle to find matches or a lighter for the many unlit candles we have “decorating” our home. Because there is no flame, I don’t have a problem with leaving it open around the kids or Dennis. The pretty bowl that it comes in also adds an extra touch of decor, and finishes off a centerpiece well! If you’re not into the White Winter Fir (which is their holiday best seller) you can find them in these holiday scents as well: O Christmas Tree, Snow Berry Wreath, Two Dashes of Cinnamon, and new for this season, Spiced Pine Cones.
Eat ice cream
Ice cream really fixes everything. Don’t argue with me. Ice cream wrapped in
If you’re not familiar with
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, here’s the gist. It’s rich milky ice cream surrounded by sweet rice mochi dough. They are only 110 calories per piece and are gluten and rBST free. We’re strawberry lovers in this camp, but I did grab a mango flavor to test out as well. Since they are portable, I can eat them wherever I want and not worry about cleaning up evidence of a bowl and spoon. If you ARE the type who likes their ice cream out of a bowl,
My/Mo Mochi does offer pints of ice cream with mochi bits in it.
Did someone say chocolate?
I’m going to admit something right now, I’m not a chocolate fan, however, I recognize the love of chocolate in the friends that I have, and I’m all about stuffing caramel into a chocolate casing and loving THAT. Fran’s Chocolate Caramels give my friends what they want, and give me something to eat with the chocolate as a chaser. These artisan chocolates surrounding salted caramels are made in a business that’s women-owned! Three things right there that should have you running to order!
As the originator of American Salted Caramel in 1998, Fran almost gave up this sweet and salty treat because so many people were confused about it. I know that there are quite a few people around who are happy she stayed with it, and created a pairing that took all caramel lovers by storm!
Have a signature drink
Usine Prosecco as a base, you can create a drink that will be enjoyed all around! Specifically these Prosecco Bellinis! With the dry base of the Cinzano Prosecco and the sweet addition of the peach puree, you’ll have a perfect “light” drink to accompany an afternoon gathering while giving the flair that your gathering needs. Here’s the recipe for you!
3 parts Cinzano Prosecco
1 part fresh peach purée
Pour all ingredients into a chilled flute glass. Stir gently.
The taste of sweet peach is balanced by the dry, crisp acidity in our Cinzano Prosecco. Enjoy as an aperitif or with light appetizers!
Be Merry – Celebrate!
Remember, as with all things, it’s about the spirit of the season. Sometimes, just being the presence of those that you love and enjoy are all the presents that you need.