A Crafter Needs to Eat

December, Christmas and “Bombs”

December was challenging for me but I stayed busy with crafting and reading. I will share those crafts in future posts.

I wanted to share some of the positive highlights of December now that this month is over and it is time to start a New Year!

Furniture Shopping with Mike the Miniature Schnauzer

Mid month we went to a furniture store to look for a new loveseat for the front room. The furniture store had a sign on the front “No Dogs Allowed”. But they did not say: “No Dogs in Backpacks Allowed”!

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We waited for one of the many furniture salespeople to approach us about our dog in a backpack but instead they asked if they could pet Mike. 

Mike might be the first “Furniture Shopping Support” dog!

We did not end up buying a loveseat for the front room (looking at the prices we decided we would just make work what we have for now) but we did buy the clock in the photo above!

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After furniture shopping (and clock purchasing), we stopped at Starbucks and Mike got his first Puppuccino

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Christmas and Bombs (Hot Chocolate Bombs)

We had fun celebrating Christmas with Mike the Miniature Schnauzer and my partner John’s immediate family that live in the Denver metro area. Unfortunately one of his son’s could not come visit from California because of the pandemic. (We were supposed to go to the East Coast and spend Christmas with my family but the pandemic made us make the difficult decision to cancel those plans).

Here is my partner’s darling wonderful granddaughter enjoying some of her stocking stuffers (I went crazy shopping for them and over did it I am sure) while watching a Christmas movie, over our house at Christmas:

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John and I wanted to do something special for Christmas and kept hearing about “Hot Chocolate Bombs“. We bought a couple silicon molds and followed the recipes and directions from this page – The BEST Hot Chocolate Bombs.

No one would buy Hot Chocolate Bombs from us (because they looked like a “hot mess”) but we had so much fun making them on Christmas morning:

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Our Christmas dinner guests (my partner’s son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter) had so much fun pouring steaming hot milk over their hot chocolate bombs and watching them “explode” into hot chocolate.

Here’s a video courtesy of YouTube that demonstrates what happens when hot milk meets a bomb!

We made basic Hot Chocolate Bombs and maybe next Christmas we will experiment with more complicated recipes such as Salted Caramel!

I’ll close this post with Mike the Miniature Schnauzer on Christmas looking cute in Christmas ribbon:

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Postscript

Hey – 2020 is OVER!

Wish you all a VERY HAPPY 2021!

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Photo by Moritz Knöringer on Unsplash