An artist is an explorer.

My Word For 2018 is Explore

Have you ever chosen a word for yourself? Many people in the planning/journaling world choose a word to focus on each year. A quick search on Google led me to at least 20 different websites promoting choosing a word to define and guide your year. Pinterest has tons of ideas on how to incorporate your word into your life and lists of words to help you figure out which one is best for you. Last year, I was intrigued by this idea and wondered if I could benefit from it. So, for 2018, I chose a word for myself. My Read More

An artist is an explorer.

My 3 Biggest Blogging Challenges

A year ago, I began looking into how to start a blog. It was something I had been thinking about for a while. My husband was on an extended trip out of the country. My kids were back in school, and I was looking for an outlet. I finally had some time to do what interested me.  After some online research, I decided I could do it. My Cup of Cocoa was born. There have been ups and downs on my blogging road. But I am still enjoying the journey. First, let me say that I am not a technical Read More

An artist is an explorer.

55 Ideas for Summer Blog Posts

It seems I have summer on the brain these days. That is probably because this Friday is the last day of school for my kids. We have also had some crazy hot weather the past few days. It’s been very summer-like. I’m talking 90+ degrees. Ugh! Technically, summer won’t start for another month, but it’s time to start planning for it. If you’re a blogger like me, planning for summer also means planning your summer blog posts. I started this list for myself, but have added to it and thought it would be nice to share it with everyone. I Read More

An artist is an explorer.

22 Things to Blog About in May

Can you believe it? We’re quickly coming up on the month of May. Do you know what you’re going to blog about next month? May will be here before we know it. A quarter of 2017 has already come and gone! When I was little and just couldn’t wait for my birthday, Christmas or summer to come, my mother would tell me that the older you get, the faster time flies. I thought she was making it up, but I began to notice the truth of this after I had children of my own. How did I become the 40-something Read More