Sometimes I get the craving for hot chocolate but I don’t want to go to the trouble to make my own….that is where the chocolate soy milk comes in! Just heat some up in the microwave, toss on some vegan marshmallows and you are in business.
Sometimes I even make a mexican hot chocolate by string in some cinnamon and a pinch of chili powder….yum. Spicy sweetness.
I usually don’t buy chocolate soy milk, but during the holidays, I give in to cravings and treat myself. I have tried several different varieties but I think the chocolate Silk tastes the most like traditional dairy hot chocolate. Enjoy!
*Illustration by Kim Doughty
In the spirit of giving this holiday season, I believe it is time for another giveaway. This 2014 clipboard calendar is up for grabs. The calendar features my original illustrations of seasonal fruits and veggies by month. The calendar is on a mini clipboard! You can prop it up on a shelf or hang it on the wall by the clip.
Here is how you can enter:
Like Azul Home on Facebook
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Share a link to THIS POST or azulhome.com on your Facebook wall
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Pick one or more of the options above and please leave a comment telling me how you entered! A winner will be drawn a week from today- Thursday December, 12th.
Be sure to remember to leave a comment here on THIS post since the winner will be drawn from the comments. Make sure you enter your correct email address when commenting so I will know how to get in touch should you win :)
Thanks guys :)
It’s mulled wine season! Is there anything better to serve guests at your Holiday party? I think not. It makes your house smell yummy AND it will make all of your guests feel warm and fuzzy inside :)
Print out the recipe printable HERE. Just download the original size and print! You could even have a few extra printed for guests to take home if they want your recipe!
You can make the mulled wine in a large pot over low heat on your stove or in a crockpot. Serve in pretty footed mugs and garnish with extra cinnamon sticks! See the original recipe online here.
Maybe you would rather have spiked cider instead of mulled wine at your party? Check out the cider recipe printable HERE.
*Illustration by Kim Doughty
I am hosting a holiday paper party this Wednesday with Macy at her cute store Paper, Scissors, Little Rock! If you will be in Little Rock you should really come and check it out. We will be hanging out, having some drinks and listening to Christmas music while making Christmas crafts! You can make gift tags, gift wrap, banners, bunting, garlands, holiday cards, and paper flowers!
$20 early registration, $25 day of event.
All guests will be entered to win a $25 gift card to Paper, Scissors, Little Rock and one of my 2014 calendars!
Wednesday December 4th 5-8 pm @ Paper, Scissors, Little Rock.
300 River Mkt Ave #105, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Check out the Facebook event page HERE.
Contact Macy at 501.291.0551 or macy@pslittlerock to put your name on the list if you want the early registration price :)
After you are finished being crafty, you can take a look around the store and pick out some really cute stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts! Everything in Paper, Scissors, Little Rock comes from Arkansas artists and crafters. This is a great way to support small and local business this holiday season!
Hope to see you there! I am excited :)
Don’t forget to print out your December calendar HERE. Just download the original version and print.
Happy December everyone!
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Okay, I admit it, I kinda hate Black Friday. Despite all the great deals associated with it, I kinda just want to lock myself in a room to avoid all the insanity that usually occurs on this day. WHAT I DO LIKE is small business Saturday. I think it is so very important to get out on Saturday (or any day really) to support the local small businesses in your community. I always feel happy when I eat at a small local restaurant or buy arts or crafts from a local artist because I know I am spending my money to support someone who really needs and appreciates my business!
Bourbon & Boots has created a wonderful Gift guide to Arkansas that you really need to check out. The guide features work from all Arkansas based artists. The photos that I have included here are just a FEW of the awesome things that you will find on the guide. So, click on over, take a look, and start crossing things off of your Christmas list today :)
Dream a little dream of me-letterpress by Roll & Tumble Press
Native State necklace Bella Vita Artisan Jewelry
Wearable artwork bird pendant by Grace Mikell Ramsey
Seeing all this awesome work that other artists around my state are creating is so inspiring!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Remember, if you are in the market for a new 2014 calendar, I have three sizes available in my etsy shop. See more photos HERE.
Thanks for supporting local artists this holiday season!
Here is your December 2013 calendar printable. Download the original version HERE and print it out! This calendar is great to have on your desk or taped up on your fridge.
I know it isn’t really December yet… but if you are like me, you already have lots of December plans that you need to jot down!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Check back on Friday for a holiday gift guide featuring the work of some really great southern artists and crafters.
*calendar illustration by Kim Doughty
Sometimes it is easy to take things for granted. Especially the special family and friends you have in your life. Maybe you see them or talk to them every single day….this season I am especially thankful that I have wonderful friends and family to surround myself with and I want to let them know how thankful I actually am and how much I appreciate everything they do for me!
I made a card to share the love. Just download and print it out here. It is a quarter fold card. Give it to people in your family who you would like to remind how much they mean to you.. Jot down a little note inside :)
What are you thankful for this holiday season?
You know how I like illustrating cocktail recipes? Well…I decided to create a little “cocktail cookbook” out of the recipes I have illustrated so far!
I printed my illustrations out on thick professional quality watercolor paper and attached them together with a little ring clip. The clip opens up so you can keep adding new recipes to your book as I illustrate them. I plan on selling additional “recipe packs” on Etsy that you will be able to purchase and add.
I think this little recipe book would be a great gift for the cocktail lover in your life or it would be a great addition to your bar cart! You can even hang it up on the wall by your bar cart for easy reference!
Do you have a favorite cocktail that you would like me to illustrate and print? Message me and I can add a custom listing to my Etsy site for you!
You can visit my Etsy site HERE!
My Take A Hike art print is now available in my Etsy shop! This is my original hand lettering and acrylic painting.
I created this print after a wonderful hike through the woods at a local mountain. I like to hang it by my desk to remind myself to get outside and enjoy nature and get some fresh air. Taking a break and going outdoors never fails to inspire me and increase my creativity :)
I have two color options available…because I couldn’t decide which one I liked the best. There is the lighter blue-purple color (on the left) and the darker blue-green color (on the right).
This print would look great framed or you can try hanging it up with a bulldog clip, pant hanger, or even a clipboard!
You can view this listing on Etsy HERE!
Have you took a hike lately?