Thirsty Thursday: Stove Top Spiked Hot Chocolate + Loving Lately

Okay, so it’s been pretty cold here.  I know in other parts of the world it’s even colder, but it’s a lot chillier than I’m used to this time of year.  All I want to do is snuggle up in a big, cozy blanket with a huge cup of hot chocolate and relax.  That’s one of the reasons why I’ve enjoyed getting my runs in early in the morning.  That way I’m finished for the day, and come bedtime for the kids, I’m ready to snuggle in and have some wine, or a cocktail or two.  This little concoction I’m sharing today definitely hits the spot.
Stove Top Spiked Hot Chocolate
(found the recipe here)
Yield: 2 Mugs
Prep & Cook Time: 10 minutes
12 ounces whole milk
4 ounces half and half
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 ounces spiced rum or marshmallow vodka
Add first 5 ingredients to a small sauce pan set over medium low heat
Bring to barely a simmer, whisking to dissolve sugar and cocoa powder
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Remove cinnamon stick and add rum or vodka.
Divide between two mugs and enjoy!
I realized I hadn’t done one of these posts in awhile, and wanted to share what I’ve been loving lately with y’all.

J.Crew just released their newest arrivals.

Love this sweatshirt.  I have one too many sweatshirts from J.Crew, but they’re just so nice to throw on.  While I do love a good sweater, I still grab a sweatshirt more often for lounging.

The boys’ arrivals are pretty cute too.  I know my boys would love this camo tee.

Here’s a similar Raglan Sweater version from Gap too.
20% off with code: LAYER.


And how cute is this ‘Awe-some’ one?

My girls would be in heaven if I got them this pink pom-pom t-shirt dress.

Ballerina Tee

I love the idea of getting one of these Sugar Paper Cards and framing it.
Maybe for a bedside table?

Love this Gap top for the girls.  Would go well with a pair of fun, printed leggings. Lots of other colors are available.
Currently 20% off with code: LAYER.

And this Hi-Lo Stripe Tee would be perfect for Valentine’s and later.

This Womens’ Stripe Shirttail Dress looks super comfy. Currently on sale, with an additional 20% off with code: LAYER. Makes it only $30.

Have y’all checked out Old Navy’s workout section lately.  Loving it all!  Sounds like a lot of others are too.  It’s selling out quickly!  These compression capris are on sale for only $18!

A little cheesy, but these tees were a must for the girls.  Currently 25% off with code: MORE.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I had to snag some red pants for the boys.  These fleece track pants are 25% off with code: MORE.

With Lululemon’s latest drop, I’m loving these Camo Run Inspire Crops.

This purple stripe Run Swiftly Tee is really pretty too.

My mother-in-law’s birthday is coming up, and I’m definitely gifting her Garden & Gun’s Good Dog (I went ahead and ordered one for Lanier too).  My inlaws have always been huge dog lovers, and still have a sweet German Short Hair named Georgia that sleeps in their bed with them every night.  And she’s not exactly a small dog.  If this book is anywhere close to G&G’s The Southerner’s Handbook, then they’ll love it.  My dad and Lanier still rave about how cool the essays in this book are.  Come to think of it, it would make a great Valentine’s gift!

Just little quirky coffee mugs, I’m always in search of little perks like fun wine glasses.  How stunning is this Gilded Rim Stemless Wine Glass from Anthropologie?  So popular it’s currently on backorder until March!  But what a fun surprise in the mail come Spring, right?

While we’re talking Anthropologie, I’ve had this Celestial Coaster Set for a few years now and still love it.  Three colors available.

Tory Burch just marked down this sleek little Envelope Continental Wallet.
Was $225, Now $157.50.

Another great markdown are these AG Distressed Jeans.
They were $225, Now $150.75.

You know me and my love for a pretty watch.  This Michael Kors Bracelet Watch was just marked down to $116.98.

Today, I’ll be wearing this Wrap Cardigan in light blue to celebrate a huge Tarheels win last night!
What a game!

Olivia Palermo always picks her favorite things each season on Piperlime.  For the new year, she chose these Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses as her favorite pair.  I love mine like these.  They have a subtle cat-eye and aren’t too oversized.  Pretty reasonably priced too.

She also chose this Equipment Silk Blouse as a fave.  It’s not on sale at Piperlime, but it’s marked down 40% off with free shipping here.

So glad y’all enjoyed my Fitbit Charge HR review on yesterday’s post.  In my opinion, it really is the best little device ever.  I’ll keep you updated on everything, if anything about my opinion should change.  So far, so good!  Also, I had some questions about which size to get.  I have pretty small wrists and am wearing the size small, and mine is on the third loosest hole. // Lululemon Miss Misty Pullover (my color is sold out, but currently 50% off in this print; make sure and order a size up, it runs small)
Stay Warm & Happy Sipping!

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