My Cup of CocoaTop 5 Posts of 2017

8 Ways to De-Stress Your Holidays

I love the holiday season. I love the sights and smells and sounds of Christmas. But, sometimes, I feel overwhelmed and stressed out as I prepare for the holidays. A quick search of the internet, social media, or, even a good, old-fashioned conversation with friends tells me I am not alone. But there are ways to de-stress our holidays. The holidays don’t have to be stressful.     8 Ways to De-Stress Your Holidays   1. Strategic Shopping Plan your gift shopping ahead of time. Make a list and stick to it. That way you’ll spend less time in the Read More

My Cup of CocoaTop 5 Posts of 2017

My Favorites Things – Holiday Edition

Is it okay to start talking about the holidays yet? Sorry, but it’s my favorite time of the year, probably because many of my favorite things happen in the next two months. I figure once Halloween has past and November has arrived that I can start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the craziness that will take place between now and New Year’s Day. Maybe you celebrate other holidays either instead of or along with the ones my family celebrates. Either way, life gets pretty busy between now and the end of the year. I was in a very Read More