Monday, December 13, 2010

peppermint mallows...

We've just come in from playing outside, our cheeks are rosy, our noses runny, our hands and feet are cold but our hearts warm and full of  joy.

There is something so comforting about sitting by the fire while holding a warm mug of hot chocolate between your hands after hours of playing in the cold snow.

 I used food colouring with a little milk to write on our marshmallows.

I decided to draw some peppermint candies
(this is one marshmallow cut in half)

I stayed with the candy cane peppermint theme, but you can do anything you can think of.  I had originally wanted to make snowmen out of marshmallows, but didn't have all of the ingredients at home, so I thought I could paint the snowmen's faces.  Instead, I looked up and was inspired by a bowl of peppermint candy sitting on my countertop.

I think it adds such whimsy fun to a plain mug of hot cocoa

Although the little snow we had on the ground has mostly melted, we're still hoping for a white Christmas and lots of snowball fights and snowman building along the way.  In the meantime, we are going to enjoy each other's company tonight and sit by the fire to talk about our day.

Making memories and new traditions as we embrace the warmth of the season.

I hope you are able to hold a warm mug in your hands tonight.

much love,

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  1. You are so clever. That is the cutest thing.

  2. so so cute! Might have to try this, I even have the stuff!

  3. Lucy- You are too much for words! I love what you do..and you are so creative! What a cute and wonderful idea! Hugs-Diana

  4. I just commented on your gingerbread man tutorial, wanted to know if you can use anything else instead of apple sauce?? also, i'm your newest follower :)

  5. I ended up on his blog because of the penguins from the bottle, I loved everything in it ... as I saw you have a beautiful family!
    Come visit my blog, I'll be very happy!

  6. I love your blog! You are so creative girl, so happy to find you =)
    I've just borrowed a photo from this post, if you don't mind, with the proper link of course.
    You are most welcome to visit My Paradissi

  7. I just linked you up on my blog too! This is such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing!

  8. How adorable!! Another great idea to keep me busy.

  9. What a unique idea. I have never seen this done before, but how pretty are those. Thanks so much for linking to the party!

  10. holy moly, that is adorable and a fabulous idea! would make a great gift with a mug and some cocoa, too.

  11. These are so cute! I'm so curious as to how exactly you did them. Did you use a paintbrush for the peppermint sections, and then a toothpick for the rest? I wonder how steady my hand needs to be, lol! I'd love to try this one day...

    Thanks so much for sharing/Found ya via White Wednesday

  12. What a great and fun idea. I love this. Please link it up to my Holiday Recipe link party. This is so clever.

  13. No WAY. That is awesome. I'm going to have to check out the recipe. What an *awesome* idea!!!

  14. Just dropping in Via Trendy Treehouse, So glad I did, These are brilliant! We have rather bizarre marshmallows here in Spain so a flight attendant friend always brings me a bag. Now I have a way to give them the special reverence they deserve.

    I'm hosting my first Food Fight Link party this Friday and would love it if you dropped by and shared.
    Happy Holidays

  15. absolutely adorable and one of the most creative ideas I've seen...

    Happy Holidays

  16. My kids will love this! Thanks so much for sharing! Theresa xoxo

  17. I saw these earlier and fell in love with them! Thanks a million for linking up!

  18. Simply ADORABLE, i ADORE THIS IDEA. Your pics. are fab. too gloves scarf and all. ;) Jen


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