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Frosted Rosemary Sprigs With Cranberries {Drink Garnish}

Frosted rosemary cranberry sprigs
I made these for our Christmas party this year. They are so easy to make and they look really pretty. I paired mine with a Brut Champagne (but I’m sure they would work with a variety of drinks}. The rosemary is very aromatic — a lovely little surprise that lingers in your glass.
Here’s what you’ll need:
5 inch or longer rosemary sprigs {= to # of glasses you’ll be serving}
1 bag of fresh cranberries
1 bowl of water
1 cup of sugar {for dusting}
 ^^^ strip the rosemary so that just the top needles are left. Spear each cranberry in the middle and push it up towards the top.
^^^Dip the Rosemary needles into the water bowl and then into the sugar. Tap to get any excess sugar off.
^^^Then put them in the freezer and take them out just before your guests arrive.

Yay for Christmas Time!

I just LOVE Christmas Time! If it were up to me, I would have our tree up the day after Halloween. I think Thanksgiving and Christmas go hand in hand, right? I guess Dan would be embarrassed or something, so we waited until after Thanksgiving this year to decorate our beloved Christmas tree. On December 1st, Dan and I turned on the Pandora Christmas station, sipped eggnog and hung up our Christmas decorations. And then we wrapped ourselves in blankets and watched the Grinch {Dan’s all-time favorite}. Now why can’t we celebrate Christmas year round? I love this fun stuff.

^^^ Dan cut a wafer from our Christmas tree trunk last year and I made into an ornament so we could always have a little piece of our first Christmas from 2012. {Just let the wafer dry for a few months and use a soldering iron to burn words or a design into the wood — super easy}.

^^^We found some snow on a hot chocolate walk with friends! The church around the corner made snow for us to play in…I mean the kids, for the kids to play in.

^^^I tried my hand at making snowflakes out of coffee filters. Pretty cool huh?

^^^ A Christmas Wreath Party with neighbors. We all brought our own wreaths and decorated them together while listening to Christmas music and drinking pomegranate mojitos! My kind of party 🙂

^^^ The finished product!

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Him