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Baby It Is Cold Outside!

It's chilly here, no snow but we need something to warm us up, so I set up a cocoa bar in our Breakfast room. A fun filled experience with jolly santas, a nutcracker and lots of goodies.  The red and white theme is perfect in our red Breakfast room.

Who doesn't  like a hot cup of cocoa with all of the toppings.  it also reminds me of my childhood when our whole family visited Santas's village in the mountains with lots of snow.  My grandparent's, aunt and uncle and my mom and dad and my brothers and sister all took this trip together.

I set up this slim tree in the Breakfast room with some Buffalo check plus some red ornaments and dear old santas. I elevated the Christmas tree, because our sweet Bella pup was trying to eat things off the tree.
Santa mugs along with snowmen mugs make for a fun filled cup of cocoa.

I put  the toppings in my Mackenzie Child's tray for a festive look.
Buffalo plaid straws sit in the cute snowman mug .
My santas plus my new Grandin Road Nutcracker bowl sit on the tray.  Peppermint placemats and the cute red and white striped tall cups are so fun.

I have all of the fixings for a nice hot cup of cocoa.  Mini chocolate chips, crushed peppermint, marshmallows, candy canes and peppermint spoons plus whipped cream.
Chocolate mint cookies and sugar cookies with chocolate toppings.

Logan is quite the little ham decked out with reindeer ears.   Looks like someone snuck a cookie.
Our Lilly Dot loves the camera.  I told her she was striking a Nana pose...LOL

My Granddaughter Michaela along with Lilly and  Logan posing with the cocoa bar.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  1. Well, aren't YOU in the Christmas spirit already! That hot chocolate bar is magical for kids of any age. And I just LOVE that nutcracker bowl!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. OMG your two great grand kiddos are adorable. Your granddaughter is beautiful. That cocoa bar is amazing. It is fun and colorful and whimsy.
    Enjoy tomorrow. xoxo

  3. Beautiful Linda! The family, the table, the tree and your blog! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family❤️

  4. Wow that’s an awesome. What a fun hot chocolate bar. How cute for the kids! Your granddaughter is so grown up and the great-grands are too. Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Hi Linda, sweet friend, WOW ... it's already Christmas in your house looks so wonderful!
    Wishing you a great rest of the week, take care,
    Lots of Love Claudia xo

  6. This is enchanting beyond words. It's like falling into a magical land! I adore it. Happy Thanksgiving, Linda.

  7. I love seeing your family:) Great pics fun for everyone.Happy Thanksgiving:)I DMd you on IG...

  8. I know what I’m grateful for! The best blog designer in the world! You were a definite highlight of this bleak year! Happy Thanksgiving, dear Linda.❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Adorable set up! I am sure the kids loved this! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  10. Linda, I want to visit your hot chocolate bar! I'll take a peppermint spoon with mine. Your tree is perfect for this corner. I like the look with the pot on the stand. Cutest family there to enjoy the treats. Happy Holidays ahead!

  11. Your home always looks so beautiful, Linda. And your "elves" are just adorable.

  12. I want to come to your house with Michael, Lily Dot and Logan! You know how to treat everyone, Linda!

  13. How fun for your grands to visit when you've decorated! It must feel so special to them. The hot air balloons are my favorite!

  14. How fun for your grands to visit when you've decorated! It must feel so special to them. The hot air balloons are my favorite! -Marie This Dear Casa

  15. Linda!!!! It is BEAUTIFUL. What a delight for the kids to be able to experience that at your house. You always do such a fantastic job no matter what you are working on. Wish I could sit and have a cuppa with you...and I bet it is a tad warmer there than it is here-lol. xo Diana

  16. Those peppermint glasses are amazing! What are they made of?

    1. Hi Beth, sorry just reading this. They are plastic from the dollar store.


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