I never deny my love affair with peppermint flavored things, but during the month of December, I let my peppermint flag fly high. Literally. To mark the occasion, I decided to combine this reader favorite recipe with the holiday season to create peppermint eggnog milkshake shots that are perfectly petit enough to fit any party… unless the big and tall section is more your style, in which case you can turn this into a punch bowl recipe.
- Peppermint ice cream
- Peppermint white chocolate bark
- Crushed peppermint
- Sugar water
Blend together 2 parts peppermint ice cream to one part eggnog. Rim the glasses with with crushed peppermint by dabbing them with sugar water and dipping them in peppermint. Fill your glasses with the milkshake mixture and place them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve. Break the peppermint bark into halves and place them on top just before serving.
I hope all of you American readers had a very full Thanksgiving! Seth and I had our own little Thanksgiving for two, well technically it was 1 1/2 since Seth has been recovering from the pesky Flu, but it still called for pretty table settings nonetheless. Also, yesterday I learned it’s always best to make your own turkey while living in Texas, unless you’re cool with the possibility of picking up your Turkey only to realize that it’s practically BBQ style. #texasliving, sigh… happy weekend!
Confession of a wrap-aholic: Sometimes I spend more on gift wrapping materials than I do the actual gift… don’t judge me for this, I just want you to have pretty things.
Be honest though, do you not reach for the craziest wrapped present under the tree first? So do I, which is why I’ve compiled a not-so-short list of my favorite recent gift wrap DIY’s, products, and inspirations to make sure that your gift is the one everyone is itching to open.
1 adorned glitter clothespin DIY by Creature Comforts // 2 knit gift tags printable DIY by Eat Drink Chic // 3 clutch gift wrap from Leela Purse $4.00 // 4 leaf and twine gift wrap DIY by Chelsea Fuss // 5 rustic gift wrap DIY by Grey Likes Nesting on Style Me Pretty
6 kids art as gift wrap DIY by Martha Stewart // 7 star gift topper inspiration by Blank Goods // 8 gift wrap pom collection by Potter + Butler, $15.00 // 9 paper button gift toppers by Blank Goods, $2.00 // 10 pom pom wrapping paper by Anthropologie, $18.00 // 11 polka dot storage box set by Urban Outfitters, $20.00 // 12 ombre wrapping sheets by Rifle Paper Co., $8.50 //
13 glitter dipped pom pom DIY by Sugar & Cloth // 14 studded paper and leather gift tag DIY by Whimseybox // 15 holiday flag gift wrap by FIg. 2 Design Stuio, $12.00 // 16 holiday mail stripes printable DIY by Eat Drink Chic // 17 tinsel bow gift wrap DIY by Whimseybox