Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Winter Warm Up Linky Party

Our rockin' Winter Warm Up Linky Party is finally here!

Please join me and my awesome co-hosts
Katie from Party of Four,
Jamie from Awesomely Awkward
and Cerrisse from the Posh Daisy
with your "coolest" winter posts!

Link up your warm & cozy outfits, yummy recipes, winter crafts or anything else winter related
and join in on the fun! 
Please make sure to visit others that have linked up too...
it's a great opportunity to find new blogs & make new friends!

We'll keep the linky open for a week, so please spread the word!
We'd love to see what everyone has been up to this winter!


Funnily enough, even though I'm hosting a Winter link up party...
I hate Winter.
I'd like to say it's a love/ hate relationship, but there's not a whole lot I like about it!
{true story, we considered "Winter" as a baby name, but decided against it ONLY because we thought we'd give the kid a complex if she heard "I hate Winter" all the time! haha}

Actually, there is one thing I like about winter.
It's a good excuse to wear a cute sweater.
Every year I seem to get stuck on a particular piece in my wardrobe.
This year it's my yellow cropped sweater.
It's almost perfect...
I just need to figure out the right way to wear a cropped sweater! Ha!

These photos are typical weekend wear... cute sweater, cords, comfy socks...

Okay... there is more thing I love about winter...

Check out this yummy Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe I found through Pinterest...
Looks delish!


  • 6 half-ounce pieces of high quality white chocolate
  • 2 Tbs half and half
  • 1 envelope store bought hot chocolate mix
  • 1  tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)
Place the white chocolate pieces and the half and half into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minutes, stopping to stir half way through. Continue to heat until melted and smooth.  Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temperature chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a cup and top with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


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  1. That drink looks so yum! And i love the color of your sweater.

  2. You are too cute Lena! and I want that yummy drink, I may have to make that soon :)

  3. yum! that drink looks awesome! Happy to link up today! And that is funny about the name Winter. I like it - but that would stink to hear people say I hate winter. : )

  4. I love frozen hot chocolate! I use a different recipe, but I am sure this one is just as yummy. It is a fun treat for summer :)Now following and thank you for hosting such a fun party! Looking forward to searching through some amazing ideas!
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. I love your sweater too! And I love your living room, the walls :swoon:!

    Sending you sunshine,


  6. I have to admit, I am not fond of winter either! But like you, I do like the sweaters. :)

    Thanks for hosting the link party and for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  7. OK - I am totally making that frozen hot chocolate. Great find. Have you made it yet?

  8. Oh yum now I'm craving hot chocolate :) I love your mustard coloured crop sweater- adorable (just like your kitty!)Haha wouldn't want to give the kid a winter complex (I also am not a fan of the season!)

  9. Thanks for joining me Lena. I love your blog (and your wall color in that cute picture of you with your sweater on)!

  10. I love fires in the fireplace and bundling up. I also like winter clothing...turtle necks...sweaters ... long sleeves ... long pants....get it...I love covering up all my flaws. Summer I have to sweat it out if I want to cover anything up....:)


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