I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did at our house, and I didn't do any Black Friday Shopping. Retailers have ruined it for me. I used to love to get up early on Friday morning while the rest of my family was still sleeping and sneak out for those good deals on Christmas gifts for the kids. But now, they put the best deals on Thursday and I am not going to leave my family to go shopping on Thanksgiving. No gift is worth that.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, The Ugly Sweater Express craft show is just one week away. That is when we will launch our Hot Cocoa Bombs and see if they are the crowd pleasers that we think they will be. I also have a million other little projects that I need to put the finishing touches on. I am excited and stressed out, all at the same time. So, remember, if you are in the Phoenix area, come by the craft show, it is going to be great! Look for us and our Hot Cocoa Bombs and let us know what you think.
P.S. Notice I put Madalynn's design on our front page finally. I am a proud mom. I don't know where she got her talent, but it is awesome.
My turn to write! This is Helen, the mother of six, and the hands-on laborer in this endeavor. We are so excited to launch our Hot Cocoa Bombs in just a few weeks at the Ugly Sweater Express Craft Show here in Phoenix! If you are in Phoenix, you should all come. There is going to be all kinds of awesome creations there, all displayed in a beautiful home with a lot of wonderful, creative people. You will be able to purchase a Hot Cocoa Bomb to drink while you shop, or you can take some with you for your whole family to enjoy.
I like to call myself a frustrated perfectionist because nothing I make ever seems perfect enough for me to present to the public, even though everyone else assures me my creations are wonderful. Because I am like this, I keep tweaking everything up until the last minute. I looked at the pictures that Lindsey posted last week of the bombs, and I just was not happy with the look of the Mint Chocolate flavored ones. So, I made a few changes...
What do you think? Those are the Christmas Peppermint Hershey Kisses all chopped up, adding their minty taste to the finished product as well as looking so much cuter, I think.
I am now working on a new idea, suggested by my smart husband! I love the idea and hope that I can make it work as well as it looks in my mind! Check back later in the week (I hope) and find out how they turn out!
Welcome friends and family! This is the first post on our new site, and we hope you will come back again and again.
I'm really excited to show you something we've been cooking up in our kitchen, and by we I mean my mom, since I never do it. She likes that though. Really. She makes stuff, and I take pictures of it and put it on the internet.
Today we wanted to show you our Hot Cocoa Bombs! This was an idea the four of us came up with a few months ago and we have been testing it out ever since.
It basically started with something I think about anytime I see anyone making tea. "I wish I could do that with hot chocolate." Haven't you ever thought that? Just stir in your cocoa bag and BAM! Delicious hot cocoa.
Anyway, THESE are the solution to that need! Hot Cocoa Bombs! Just drop one in your mug of hot milk and stir!
We have been testing out several flavors and prepping them for the craft show we are doing in about a month.
Come and test them out, buy a lot, and enjoy the holiday season with some exceptional flavors!
See our flavors below!
Hi everyone! Just adding to this post! It has been nearly 2 years since we published our first post. Since then, Hot Cocoa Bombs are still going strong. Our blog has grown and so have we.
I wanted to add alink to the tutorial and our Hot Cocoa Bomb ebook so that you can make your own bombs if you would like. Also, I will add a link to be able to order molds! Thanks for supporting our blog by reading and sharing!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!