The due date of my 2nd daughter is fast approaching and I have many projects to accomplish before her May 2nd arrival. A few of my largest tasks consist of designing her nursery and creating items for my upcoming baby shower. Although I am not planning the baby shower in it’s entirety on my own, I tend to be a bit of a control freak so I have more of a hand in the planning process than I probably should. Call me crazy but preggers or not, I absolutely love being involved. I always find an excuse to throw a party so there was no way that I’d be staying out of this one. I must however mention how fortunate I am to have a few special people in my life who will be helping plan and are also willing to put up with me and my obsessive demands for perfection.
I recently had the the honor of preparing floral arrangements and table decor for a beautiful wedding that took place in British Columbia. My objective: to create designs with posh and lavish appeal on a modest budget. This is always a favorite task of mine. Fresh flowers play such an important role in any wedding or celebration and I believe that even with a modest budget, the simplest of arrangements can add a special element to any event.
When it comes to celebrations, men can often be difficult to plan and shop for and my husband certainly falls into this category. He has what I will call rare taste, so I tend to have to think outside of the box when planning for him. Since his birthday just happens to be today I will be creating something special, personalized and memorable for him, using many of his favorite things as my source of inspiration.
You may have noticed that my obsession with hot cocoa continues and with the cold weather outside and Valentine’s day fast approaching I have the perfect excuse to make another one.
I’ll admit that I’ve never really been a big fan of marshmallows, but that must be because I’ve only ever tried the store bought versions. That is until now. I made some from scratch the other day, only because I felt like they’d add the ‘posh’ factor to my hot cocoa, but the results were a pleasant surprise.
I’ve had a little obsession with hot cocoa lately, so much so, that I gave away jars as gifts this year during the Holiday Season. Now, with Valentine’s day only a few days away, I’ve been determined to create a ‘special’ cocoa mix, with a little posh twist.
Here is my Red Velvet Hot Cocoa that I’ve appropriately titled “Love in a Jar.”