Festive Holiday Drink + Other News

Frozen Holiday Cocktail Drinks

The holiday season has officially begun – only 4 more Fridays until Christmas.

Do you have any plans to entertain family or friends or need a little something in the way of refreshment after a day of Christmas shopping at the mall?  If so, I thought I would share my favorite festive holiday drink with you as the Countdown to Christmas continues.

Frozen Holiday Cocktail Drinks

I posted this recipe a few years ago when I first started blogging. My friend, Karen served it at her annual Christmas cookie exchange party.  Since then it has become one of my favorite drinks.  I call it a drink, but it is more like a dessert in a glass that you enjoy eating with a spoon rather than drinking…. 

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Thanksgiving Traditions

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Creating With Sprout by Hp

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Repurposed Furniture: Acrylic Side Table

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Christmas Decorations Using Garland Ties

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Bedroom Refresh with ComforPedic iQ

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Christmas Garland: Paper Holly Leaves

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Inside & Out: Window Cleaning Tips

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Christmas Decorating Idea for Lamps

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Fitness Room Artwork

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