Wednesday, November 4, 2015

~Hot Chocolate Gifts and Simple & Sweet Fridays #192~

You can find lots of great ideas for handmade gifts on Pinterest. 
I wanted to make a simple gift for friends for the holidays.
A cup of hot chocolate to warm you up,
 would be a great gift!
I made handmade tags for the gifts.
I found the test tubes at Michael's Craft Store.
I poured in hot chocolate powder, then chocolate sprinkles and 
then some mini marshmallows.
A perfect Fall gift for friends!!
I love lights in the Fall!
Especially from our view from the kitchen to our patio!
I used some twinkling battery operated lights and added some spanish moss and homegrown squashes.
There's something magical about lights in the Fall.
Maybe because,
 it gets darker earlier now.

I saw this recipe in the October 2015,
Food & Wine Magazine.
~Roasted Acorn Squash with Garlic Butter and Burrata~
It's a simple recipe with lots of good flavors.
It was so good!!
Lemon cannoli for dessert!
I had to share with you a photo of 
our Halloween costume this year.
Tom Hanks in Cast Away, great movie!!
Stan painted Wilson's picture, it turned out great!
Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!!

I also wanted to thank you all,
 for sharing every week,
 your inspiring ideas and crafts!!
You're the Best!!

If you have been featured on
Simple & Sweet Fridays,
feel free to add my button!
Rooted In Thyme

Enjoy the Simple & Sweet Friday linky party!

Rooted In Thyme


  1. The test tubes:)Adorable!

    Looks like you two had fun:)Good for you!

  2. Your hot chocolate gifts look very pretty, Jody! What a fun Halloween idea you had with the "Cast Away" theme!
    Thank you for hosting the party!

  3. Love the hot cocoa idea. What a great gift. Your Halloween costumes were darling!


  4. I was oohing and ahhing over each photo - the hot chocolate, the squash, the cannoli...yum! And all of the features are great, too!

  5. Jody,
    Your individual hot chocolate gifts are perfect. I may have to copy that...thanks for showing how to do it and giving the source for the test tubes.

    Yours and Stan's costumes are just too funny! Love your creativity.


  6. You tubes of hot chocolate mix with the cute tags are a thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing the idea. Everything looks yummy. Loved the features! Thanks for hosting.

  7. Jody & Stan, I love your costumes. I'm definitely going to make the hot cocoa mix in the test tubes. What a neat stocking stuffer or gift idea. Yum to the acorn squash, my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jody & Stan,

    The hot chocolate tubes are the neatest little gifts! Isn't Pinterest great?! Thank you for hosting the party each week and for featuring my "Come To The Table" post! Many blessings for your weekend!

    Pam (

  9. Jody & Stan,
    Amazing featured guests, dear friends!!!
    The roasted squash and Lemon dessert look divinely delicious!!!
    Halloween at Rooted In Thyme shows the two of you looking absolutely adorable!!!
    Thanks for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays! each week!!!

  10. Jody and Stan,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

  11. I could use a hot cocoa right now and thanks for the party!

  12. Jody love all the inspiration here. I wish I had one of those yummo hot cocoa while I am scrolling through all the fun inspiration. Your costumes were sooooo great. Have a good rest of the week and week end.

  13. What a cute idea for hot cocoa - you are so creative :-)

  14. Great features and I adore those hot chocolate test tubes. Your crown is so pretty and the acorn squash looks divine. Thanks for hosting Judy. Your costumes were cute, almost forgot to mention.

    Thanks for hosting


  15. Thanks for hosting another great party! Found tons of new projects I want to try out!

  16. I love the little twinkling lights in your fall display! And your squash looks very delicious!

  17. Love the cute hot chocolate gifts and your costumes are so fun! Thanks for the party.

  18. Jody you have the best idea with the hot chocolate! Your Halloween costumes were awesome!! Thanks for hosting!

  19. Great halloween costumes! Oh I love the crown and lights. I want to find some of those tiny lights for Christmas. Thank you so much for featuring my post about table setting inspiration. I am a dish nut! ha.
    Now, I am going to check out the links at the party.

  20. Your hot cocoa gifts are adorable! Thanks for the party!

  21. Love your cute ideas! The Hot Chocolate is a keeper! Thanks for sharing your site! Lynn

  22. I love that idea of hot chocolate in the test tube. What a great gift idea! You guys were cute for Halloween. Thank you for hosting!

  23. Hello beautiful! I love your amazing party! Please take a moment to visit our party that goes until Friday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  24. Oh my goodness-SUPER cute Halloween costumes! I LOVE your hot chocolate in a test tube! SO creative! Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  25. love the test tube hot chocolate! thanks for another great party. xo- maryjo

  26. Thank you for the party, have a wonderful weekend!!

  27. Test tube hot chocolate is just genius! Love your idea.
    Thank you for another beautiful week!


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