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I did it. Oh yeah, I can cross hang the Christmas stockings off the
checklist. Yay! For those of you who read this little blog, you know I
mentioned previously that this was a major TO-DO on the Christmas
checklist this year. If you’re just checking in, you can read more
about that here. And, after lots of online oogling and book reading (I’
m always reading crafting, decorating books, etc) it finally came to me.
My idea was to merge a simple stocking pattern found online with a
pillow design that discovered in an old Martha Stewart decorating book.
These stockings are lined, only require
a few supplies and require minimum sewing skills to create. Visit Radcrafter to create your own ribbon Christmas stocking…
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Okay, so everyone knows that Christmas is wonderful. I love it. It’s my favorite holiday. I love the music, the snow, the lights, the traditions, the food, the presents, the love, the family, but especially….THE EGGNOG!!! I am very picky about my eggnog. Seriously. It has to be just so, or I refuse to drink it. I can’t have the stuff that they sell in the stores, because it is so thick that it could stop a bathtub drain in it’s tracks. I know that there are others out there who feel the same way, and simply refuse to drink it. I actually won’t drink it alone, unless I seriously thin it down. But, I am also a bartender and because of this, I present to you, A Southern Christmas. Don’t be scared…we’re gonna talk about how to make the perfect Christmas Eggnog, but with a vodkaandmotherhood twist.
To start, if you don’t drink alcohol, you might want to not attempt this drink. This one is for the grownups only.
You’re going to need:
Eggnog (4 ounces)
Creme de Cacao (1 ounces)
Southern Comfort (2 ounces)
Caramel and cinnamon to decorate the glass
First, take the caramel and make a decorative twist in your martini glasses. Next, take your eggnog, creme de cacao, and soco (that’s southern comfort for those who don’t read bar jargon) and shake it with ice in the bar shaker. Once thoroughly chilled, strain off into martini glasses. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and enjoy!
That’s it! Who says the holidays have to be a headache? Just get out your eggnog and have yourself a Southern Christmas!!
Okay. I found a new website. Well, it’s new to me. And let me tell you…I am addicted. It’s called Pinterest and I just can’t get enough. It’s more distracting than Facebook, because it gets you in and you start looking at stuff that is Oh So Cool and you just can’t stop. So, this is me, stopping. I’m now writing this blog for you, but I do believe that you should check out Pinterest.com. Because It. Is. Awesome. And you can pin anything that you see from any web site (except facebook).
The internet is so addictive. And trust me on this…addiction studies is what I have my degree in. Seriously…they’ve done brain studies and your brain lights up like a back alley hooker hitting the crack pipe when you are online and engaged.
Especially if you’re into those 1st person shooter games. Those are especially bad. But the internet can be great too. It’s an invaluable resource when my kid gets some random rash on their elbows. What the hell would I do without WebMD.com??? I mean really? I don’t remember what I did before Google. Encyclopedias? Waste of time. Yellow pages? Only if they’re online. I don’t need cable. I’ve got Netflix and Hulu. But one of these days, I’m gonna shut it down for at least a week. Because sometimes you just have to get out of the house, release the laptop and the iphone, and go experience something for real. We wonder why we are all getting fat, sedentary, and no one is happy. We are chasing dreams that are constantly perpetuated by the media that is taking up more and more and more of our lives.
Here’s an idea. So, in honor of my Pinterest addiction I am dedicating the rest of my day to the real world. Right after I finish this paper that’s due tomorrow. Shit.