{hot cocoa & jewelry}


It's almost the weekend....yippee:)
It's been snowing...snowing...snowing here this week!

and cold!
So you know what that put in the mood for!?!?!?
Hot Cocoa!!
I love hot cocoa.
I love it so much i've been on a hot cocoa binge lately:)
I stop every morning, at a local gas station, on my way to work to get a hot cocoa mixed with hazelnut coffee!!!

To me hot cocoa is just one of the best things in life....well amost as good as vino....but not quite!
and you know what I love almost more than the hot cocoa itself!?!?!?
the chocolate peppermint spoon.
and so very simple to make.
microwave white chocolate chips
crush some candy canes
dip the spoons in the chocolate and then into the crushed candy canes
cool and then ENJOY!

Pure bliss......

What's you favorite wintertime treat!?!?!

Oh and remember that little table I made this summer??
Well I just cleared a litle snow off of it and used it for this very festive hot cocoa display:)

And guess what else!!?!
I have been very busy working on new Simple Daisy designs!!!

I love...love...love them and hope you do too!!!

I finally feel like Simple Daisy {and myself} are headed in the right direction!
I am starting to see the overall vision:)

Simple Daisy has been such a work in progress and still very much is....but I definitely feel that I am on the right path now:)

I even have an Office Manager {aka. my best friend}. She's working hard to whip the behind the scenes filing, billing, paperwork kinds of thing into shape! I will be the first to admit.....that......organizing is NOT my strength! Good thing it's what she excels at!

and you know what else...in case I haven't said thank you lately...
thank you....for all of your support and encouragement as I work hard to follow my bliss! I appreciate each and every one of you.
I know I have leaned on more than one of you through e-mails, etc......thank you for always taking the time to answer all of my questions or to give me a kind pep talk! I keep moving forward because of you! And you know...I might have a few more questions:) So be prepared!! heehee

Really .... we all motivate each other...now don't we!
I always love to hear what you say....and I really value your opinions:)

Oh and the new blog button.....
Feel free to add it to your lovely blog:)

And the new shop header!
Yeah...I am just loving how it's all starting to shape up:):)

Sure hope you have a fabulous weekend!!
Grab a cozy sweater....Whip up some hot cocoa....and spend some time just relaxing:):)
Well....unless you're lucky enough to live where it's warm....in that case....forward all your beachy photos to me!!!! heehee

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.Mark Victor Hansen


  1. I love your handstamped creations too...

    absolutely LOVE hot chocolate and your peppermint chocolate spoon is a great idea for a simple gift!!!...

    Your blog and jewelry colors and feel remind me of Bermuda and St. John, two of my favorite places in the world, and I know if you haven't been, you'de find so much inspiration there too.

  2. Your pieces are just gorgeous! I am so happy that you are finding your place and you shop is beginning to look like what you have envisioned!

    Love the cocoa too and thanks for the peppermint spoon tute! YUM!!

    Stay warm!!

  3. Chocolate peppermint spoons? I have to have one. Or 12. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I don't like winter, but if it looked like that here, I might change my mind (maybe). As always, gorgeous pictures and I love your creativity!

  5. It's not even warm where it is supposed to be warm! We are waking up to the 30's and we are in central Florida! Brrr. I think I'll have some hot cocoa!

  6. We haven't had any snow yet but it's coming. This weekend actually. :( But I think I am going to curl up in front of the fireplace with a cup of cocoa and watch some xmas movies.

    Stay warm!

    And I LOVE the new necklaces.

  7. Such creative pieces of jewelry.I enjoyed your blog this morning with a cup of coffee.i have to admit that cup of hot chocolate you made looked yummy.The insert you have by Mark Victor Hansen made the day for me.I needed that.Thank-you for sharing that as also I appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Have a warm and cozy day...Chickie

  8. Oh my! I think I need to put that Drift necklace on my Christmas list. I hope you'll be making more, they're gonna sell like hot cakes!
    Great spoon idea...I'll be making those with my kids. What kind of spoon is that and where did you get it? Maybe you can wrap some up and sell them too. They would make nice stocking stuffers or look cute wrapped with ribbon on a package.
    I'm putting your button on my blog after this comment.
    Have a great day! :)

  9. ooh!! yummy! I need some hot chocolate right now!...

    love your blog! so pretty and fresh... just like the description!! :)

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  10. Those spoons would be a blast to make with my little guy. What a fun wintery thing to do together. Hot chocolate is the best, it just warms you from the inside out!

    The hand stamped stuff is great! I love the direction you are taking : )

  11. YUM - can't wait to try those white chocolate peppermint spoons. My mouth is watering!

  12. Heather,

    Could you do me a huge favor and send an email to my husband letting him know you know exactly what I want for Christmas. I'd love one of your beachy stamped necklaces with each of my kids names on a seperate tag. Not sure what you would charge...you can work that out with him! HA! His email is ghwild5@verizon.net and his name is Greg.

    Thanks ever so much!

  13. I had to leave for a minute and add your new Etsy button to my sidebar. I LOVE the direction you've gone! Your stamped collection is the BEST by far.

    I also love the peppermint spoons. My daughter came home with a 5 lb. container of Swiss Miss, so I'll have to send her back out for candy canes. The only thing better I can think of is when I had Chocolate Mamas in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps — yummy!

  14. thanks for stopping by my what i wore post. so glad you did because i came to your blog and fell in love with your jewelry--i love the ocean more than just about anything! i can see that i will be making a list of things i want to buy!

  15. I'm not much of a hot cocoa fan, but I LOVE your little chocolate peppermint spoons.

    I sure wish we lived near each other (and near an ocean!) I just know we'd have so much fun together.
    Love your jewelry and love your positive posts!

  16. THANK YOU!!! Your peppermint/white chocolate spoons are just the thing I need for a gift idea. Yippee!!! One down...

    And I LOVE the new jewelry!!! Be looking for an order...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  17. Hi Heather-
    Yum-O is right. Your hot cocoa looks delish and I want to have a cup myself right now. Lucky for me I went to a cookie exchange party last night and got a few choc and pepeprmint spoons. Your post has my mouth watering.
    I love your new button and header an will put your button on my blog. I am excited for you -venturing out into business. Looks like you are off to a great start.
    My best - Diane

  18. I love seeing your photos of snow on the beach - that's so surreal for me. I wish it would snow here more... last year it snowed barely two inches here and you would have thought the world was ending...lol. Power out, everything closed, people sliding all over the roads... :)

    P.S. I'm hosting my first ever blog giveaway - please come visit! http://www.charlestongirlblog.com It's a very beachy type prize, so I think you'd like it!

  19. Oh how fun - a snowy beach image. Thanks for the inspiration!


  20. Heather, you are certainly stepping into some new and exciting territory with your business! It's a good feeling to figure out your focus and to get organized...still waiting for the same to happen here! LOL! Funny how you say that your followers inspire you...you inspire me! Best wishes!

  21. Your post made me all warm and fuzzy inside. I love cocoa and I miss the snow!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  22. Your hand stamped jewelry is FABULOUS! I love it!! Hot Cocoa really IS one of the best joys of the season!! We have snow...LOTS of snow!! Enough snow to last a LONG time!! And more on the way...that's ok...more time to craft!! Have a great weekend!!

  23. Okay, so a few notes:

    a: I love your blog.
    b: I want some hot cocoa.
    C: You are truly inspirational...I love reading your blog, your positive attitude is truly refreshing!

    Ashley Nichole

  24. Lovely that you
    are finding YOU!
    And that you left
    a sweet comment for
    ME : ) We are getting
    a blizzard here today
    in my corner of the
    Midwest so this cocoa
    is especially appealing.
    Hope you are staying
    cozy! Happy Weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  25. Heather -
    Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog and fb page. They are soooo appreciated. LOVE LOVE LOVE your jewelry - you are definitely on the right track.

    Follow your heart - it will all work out.


  26. Oh wow, I wish it would snow here where I am! I love your jewelry, great job!

  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE your new jewelry line. I am going to have to pick up a few pieces....Very nice!!

  28. WOW. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Your jewelery is stunning! LOVE! Congrats! I am gonna follow you! LOVE your blog and your style :)

  29. It really is perfect!..your new shop header, button, design. One of these days when I have some money I promise I will purchase some necklaces. YOU know I love all of them!!!! Keep following your dreams...it makes us all happy. You are the sweetest. ox`kerrie

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