Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

My Cup of Cocoa’s 30-Day Gratitude Challenge

November is National Gratitude Month. In honor of that, I have come up with a 30-Day Gratitude Challenge that I will be doing. I hope you can join me. Having gratitude in our lives can reduce anxiety, increase our happiness and contentment, and help us appreciate what we have in a world that often tells us we’re not enough. Simply ask yourself the question of the day. If you keep a gratitude journal, write a response. If you like using social media, post your gratitude response on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. Use #30daygratitudechallenge on your posts. Let’s see Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

15 Quotes to Celebrate National Chocolate Day

October 28th is National Chocolate Day. That’s got to be in my top ten favorite holidays of all time. It’s somewhere after Christmas and Thanksgiving on the list, but way above St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve. I know most people feel the same way, or they would if they knew about National Chocolate Day. So this is an important post. We must get the word out! Speaking of getting the word out, I have a collection of quotes about chocolate. I collect quotes about all my favorite topics, so it’s no surprise that I collect chocolate quotes. Here Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

Cleaning out the Closet: Learning to Let Things Go

Perhaps you’ve heard about the newest decluttering phenomenon, the KonMari Method. It seems to be the latest fad in home organization these days. I have some friends who have tried it and enjoyed it. I even picked up one of Marie Kondo’s books to look at for myself. But I just couldn’t get into it. Truthfully, going through everything in my house would be completely overwhelming and. And my husband and children would not appreciate it in the least to have me declutter their clutter, so I wouldn’t get very far even if I tried. I do think, however, that Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

5 Fall Treats: My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin. I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin milk shakes. This list goes on and on.  And if you add chocolate to a pumpkin treat…well that’s even better! Next week I have two reasons to celebrate. October 26 is National Pumpkin Day and the 28th is National Chocolate Day!  In honor of both, I am sharing a few of my favorite pumpkin treat recipes with you. Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies I made these a few weeks ago when the pumpkin bug first hit me. I Read More