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Peppermint Hot Cocoa #Tradition

Every Christmas I try to remake the Famous Christmas In The Park Hot Chocolate and every year I fail. I thought for sure this would be my year to perfect it. I got all the ingredients I needed but somehow I always veer off in my own direction, so with that being said here is my spin off of Christmas in the park hot chocolate!

IMG_6949Ingredients you’ll need:

-A cup (I used a Moscow mule cup)

-Hot Chocolate packets or Hot Chocolate pods

-Whipped Cream

-Chocolate Syrup

-Candy Canes

-Simple Syrup

-Mini Marshmallows

 

The first thing I did was put simple syrup on a plate and coat the rim of the cup. On a separate plate, I dipped the rim of my cup in crushed candy cane making sure that it would stick.

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Once I have my candy cane coated rim. I used my handy dandy Keurig just by pressing the Hot Cocoa button.

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Once my cocoa has cooled a bit, I  added some mini marshmallows so they could melt on top of the cocoa.

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By adding the marshmallows first, they melt over the cocoa and allows the whipped cream to sit tall and float giving room for more toppings!

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Once my cup is 75% whipped cream (JK) I like to drizzle some cold chocolate syrup on top. Not only does it make it pretty, it makes it extra chocolatey. Me likey!

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To add some more flavor and cuteness, I used the left over crushed candy cane and sprinkled it on top of all that cavity infested goodness.

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And WA-LAA!

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And there you have it, my version of the famous Christmas In The Park Hot Chocolate and made in the privacy of your own home. So skip he crowd and try it yourself.

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Happy Holidays!

Xoxoxo,

Millie Estrada

 

 

 

12th Tribe

Hey Ladies!

The sun is still beating and that means skin can still be shown!

I recently was introduced to a clothing company that I have be obsessed with. I am constantly on their site searching and lurking and waiting for something new to come out or for them to restock!

Yes, they are that crazy good that they are always out of sizes.

I have nothing but good things to say about this company. Their clothing is awesome quality and totally worth the price. Sizes are pretty true to size and extremely fashionable and come in such a short time. I usually receive my packages within two days of purchase.

From what I understand about the company, the founder started off by buying  unique vintage pieces and selling them, giving her this bright Idea to start an online shop called 12th tribe.

12th Tribe has become my new favorite online store and I am so excited to finally show you guys how I styled these beautiful pieces. Not that they need much styling!

The first blouse I bought from 12th Tribe was their Jessika Wrap Top in white in a size small. I fell in love with this top because there are multiple ways to wrap it around your body. I paired this top with high waisted 501 Levi’s that I got from Revolve . I think this is such a classic look that can be worn on a lunch out with the girls or wherever really!

 

 

Because I loved the Jessika Wrap top so much I also bought it in black. I love the satin feel and peplum sleeves. I think it adds a girly touch but is still sexy.

The next item of clothing I had to get was the La Bella Knot Dress . When I first saw this dress online, I wasn’t too sure about it, but when I received it in the mail I was so happy I put it in my cart. This dress is so unique and and the material is out of this world soft. I think this dress is perfect for the beach or a summer date night with the hubby. This dress is so simple that you don’t need anything to style it. I added a dainty gold necklace but it really isn’t necessary. For shoes I wanted to keep things simple because I didn’t want to take away from the knot design so I just paired it with some strappy Steve Madden Rivvall Sandals.

When I first tried to wrap the dress it was a little confusing, but once I figured it out it was a piece of cake.

The third top I chose from 12th Tribe was this super cute rust colored Palermo Cross Halter. I am not usually a fan of showing off my back, but since my next destination was Maui, I thought, why the hell not! In this top i bought a medium because I have wide shoulders and I thought it might be too tight but I really could of gone with the small. My chest is not big enough to fit the medium but with the help of my trusty chicken cutlet instant booby implants, it ended up working out just fine. I paired this top with my high waisted 501 Levi shorts that I also purchased from Revolve in a size 24. They are a bit tight but that’s just motivation to lay off the Taco Bell.

Lastly, I purchased two pieces that were paired together on the 12th Tribe website that I absolutely had to have. It was the Grey Road Wrap Around Tank and the Meet in Montauk Knot Skirt. I thought the stylist did a great job at pairing these two particular pieces. I thought the skirt was so cute and would go good with basically any of the tops above, and I thought the grey tank would go great with some black destroyed jeans or on a hot day some ripped black denim shorts. The shirt is considered to be grey which it is weird because it looked olive green to me but in the light it is actually a green tinted charcoal grey. This top is so cute with it’s faded look and the wrap around just adds a little extra which I love.

I didn’t want to use my Round Ray Bands for every look so I paired this outfit with some tan sunnies from Francesca’s boutique and a top knot.

I am seriously so happy with all my purchases and I can’t wait to buy more and see what else 12th Tribe will add to their site! Join the Tribe, you won’t be disappointed!

Til’ next time,

Millie

Xoxoxo

These past few weeks have been a big blur. Just a month ago I spent the last 4 days in the big city or is it the city of lights? No, the city that never sleeps? Just kidding, sin city! Fortunately I didn’t sin too much this trip… Just a little. Before hitting Vegas I…

Where I’ve Been

Yes y’all, I have been M.I.A lately.

I have had so much going on this month I literally feel like my head is going to explode. You know in the movies when the actor grabs a pillow and screams into it out of frustration. I have been doing that all week… Minus the pillow. Dozer officially thinks I am crazy.

Little life update, I have been promoted and have accepted a new job at a new vet clinic. It is a Emergency clinic so that means more hours. It also means I will probably sleeping in the day time and working all night, but I am hoping I am going to love it.

I am still working on my wedding Thank You cards so if you have been patiently waiting it is on it’s way!

Dozer has had some issues the past few days, another reason I am been M.I.A. He keeps breaking out in hives around 3 am and we can’t figure out why. He has been in and out of the vet and I know he thinks I am punishing him but I just want him better. They had theory that with his breed he could have internal cancer which of course freaked me out and dropped me to my knees. $600 later they called to tell me he is in perfect health, he is jus terribly allergic to pretty much every thing. We are waiting for the results to tell us exactly what he is allergic too which will come in a week or so.

Daisy is finally out of heat and the kids are getting back to normal. She is getting so big and still continues to eat everything of value in our house. Including Lindsay’s halloween costume. Sorry auntie linds!

Michael has been moved to a new client so we are hoping he will be working “normal hours” but with me going into the E.R field who knows if this will be a good choice… Back to opposite schedules for the newly weds.

As for the blog, I have been working on something really special. I have to tweak a few things but My Little Lifestyles shop is almost up. This a place where I will sell second hand clothes as well as wedding decorations that will just be sitting in my attic. There are  few things that I have that are brand new that are too big or too small and I figured I get a lot of questions on where I get my things so why not make it easier for everyone and create my own crossroads/platos closet!

If you visit the site now there is weird formatting but I am trying my hardest too make it right for you guys.

Thank you for listening to my life update and new content should be up soon!

Xoxoxo,

Millie