Hot chocolate is the drink of the season for a reason: when we come inside from the cold after building a snowman or making snow angels, hot chocolate warms us up, no matter what age we are. Make your winter adventures even more exciting with these fun hot cocoa upgrades.
Spice it up
One way to upgrade your hot chocolate is to add spices. You’ve had the pumpkin spice latte—why not try throwing some pumpkin pie spice in with your cocoa? Add cinnamon for more subtle flavoring, or even try cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
Stir in herbs
Mint is the perfect herb to add to hot chocolate—just crush up a handful of fresh mint or even add peppermint extract to get that cool flavor alongside the rich cocoa. You can also try adding other dessert-friendly herbs, like basil.
Make it creamier
When it comes to hot cocoa, the creamier the better. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond butter, or whatever your favorite nut butter is to make your hot chocolate super thick and creamy, without detracting from the flavor. You can even try adding some cookie butter to make it sweeter!
Of course, nothing beats the classic additions, like a bit of vanilla extract for that silky taste and an espresso shot or two to keep you from falling asleep by the fire as you watch the snow fall outside. (Don’t give this one to the kids, though!)
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Combine your kids’ love of Christmas and crafting with these fun Christmas crafts for kids. They will keep your kids busy and add some wonderful holiday cheer to your home. They can even turn some of them into gifts.
Edible Snow Globe
There is nothing quite like the magic of a snow globe. This one makes it even better because you can eat it. You will need white chocolate peanut butter cups, 16-ounce canning jars, and some other fun, edible decorations to create this masterpiece.
Homemade Wrapping Paper
You know that stack of old brown bags you got from the grocery store? Your kids can turn those into beautiful wrapping paper. Carefully unfold the bags until they lie flat, carve some holiday-shaped potato stamps, and stamp away.
Candy Cane Mouse
This cute this critter uses a candy cane for a tail and is the perfect addition to any Christmas tree. All you need is some gray felt, fabric glue, and a few other crafty details for this cute creation.
These ornaments are made using gingerbread, but not the kind you want to eat. They have a rich, sweet smell that adds to their charm. You can either bake them slowly in an oven or lay them in a sunny spot to dry.
Here at H&H Chevrolet, we love spending the holidays with our families. We hope these craft ideas bring you some festive cheer.
Whether you’re throwing a party or just looking to add a little festive joy to your home or office during the end of the winter season, these DIY St. Patrick’s Day decorations make for a fun activity. And don’t worry—if you make too many you can stop in at H&H Chevy and we’ll turn the place into a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
It’s never a bad time for cupcakes. When you add St. Patrick’s Day toppers, you have a festive treat that coworkers or friends will love. Simply create a festive print or drawing with paint and colored paper, attach to a popsicle stick, and insert.
Replace the winter wreath above your fireplace with a homemade banner. Craft paper, glitter, string, and green paint allow you to create your own triangle banner. Each triangle displays one letter to spell “Lucky” or another festive word of your choice.
If you’re throwing a party, this easy craft is the perfect centerpiece for a table. Cut out four-leaf clovers from green card stock of different shades and then glue them to skewers. Stick the clover-topped skewers into a pot or a vase and you have your very own clover garden right there on your table.
This Valentine’s Day, show everyone how much you care by making DIY, one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day cards that will warm your loved ones’ hearts. In particular, spend some extra time crafting the perfect card for that one special someone—they will surely be touched by your thoughtfulness. Here are some ideas for handmade, DIY Valentine’s Day cards from us at H&H Chevy.
Be Creative with Materials
Everyone knows that hearts are the go-to decoration for Valentine’s Days, so try to be a little more creative with what you use to make your cards. Use Scrabble tiles, Bingo boards, lace, or some of your favorite pictures. By all means, include some hearts and Cupid arrows as well. In addition, I’m sure no one would mind if you incorporated chocolate or something equally scrumptious in your DIY card.
Be Thoughtful with Design
If you’re spending the time to make DIY Valentine’s Day Cards, keep in mind the card recipient’s favorite things. If they like glam, use glitter and jewels. If they’re the outdoorsy type, draw lovebirds or use some beautiful pressed flowers. If they enjoy literature and poetry, use those scrabble tiles or find some poems that express how you feel—or write your own!
Homemade Halloween costumes can be unique and cool without spending too much money. How about these suggestions?
This simple costume makes for an easy and funny Halloween. All you need is a normal outfit plus a lot of socks. If you’re gifted in sewing, you can sew the socks to the outfit, but you can also use a glue gun, safety pins, tape, or whatever works for you.
A ruffled dress and a matching hat made to look like a jellyfish with trailing strings is all it takes to dress up your little one like a jellyfish so they can terrorize the neighborhood with their stingers.
Raining Cats and Dogs
Want a cute visual pun? Put your child in a raincoat and give them an umbrella – but make sure to decorate the umbrella with little cut-outs of clipart of cats and dogs first!
Armor made out of cardboard and spray-painted with metallic silver paint can be worn over a makeshift tunic and pants for a simple, easy knight costume.
If you can find footie pajamas with a hood, you can pull off this scuba diver costume! Just pair it with a set of goggles and some flippers, and you’re set.
Making homemade Halloween costumes for your kids that will stand out from the crowd doesn’t have to be difficult if you consider options like these.
As we approach the holiday season, there is nothing better than being surrounded by festive decorations and happy people. While decorating can be expensive, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Here are some simple (and cheap) ideas for DIY Christmas decorations that will make your home cozy and festive.
Old Wine Bottles
Save a few of those wine bottles from the holiday parties, and turn them into decorations. Simply peel off the label, replace it with some nice ribbon, place a candle in the bottle, and you have yourself a nice centerpiece.
People tend to collect more ornaments than they actually need over the years, but you don’t have to put the extras back in the box. Find other places around your house to hang them (on wreaths, for example).
Candy is a great decoration that serves multiple purposes. Your guests have something to munch on, and it also looks great. You can fill dishes with colorful candies, and you can hang candy canes all around the house.
By getting creative with your holiday decorations, you will both save yourself some money and have a truly unique home for the holidays. Think outside the box this year, and impress your family and guests.