I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monthly Mashup for February, 2020 Hot chocolate and The Perfect Pocketbook

Me - My topic for this month is hot chocolate. I love hot chocolate!  I drink far more of it than I should. I love to get a big can of powdered hot chocolate and then make individual mugs of it. When you get it in individual packets it kind of tastes watery. With a big can of hot chocolate, I can always add another scoop if I need to make it more chocolatey. Hot chocolate made on a Keurig always comes out too hot and burns my mouth. I don't have the patience to wait for it to cool down because it takes too long to get it cool enough. Besides, if I wait too long, it gets too cold. I like the Swiss Miss brand of hot chocolate. My favorite is the milk chocolate with the little marshmallows. It's funny because usually I don't like marshmallows. I only like the ones that come in hot chocolate. Sometimes, I use milk to make hot chocolate. Sometimes, I use water. I only use filtered water though because it doesn't taste good with sink water. The secret to really good hot chocolate is lots of chocolate and  just the right temperature. If it's too cold, you should heat it up a little more. If it's too hot let it cool down a little bit. One of the best things about Winter is that it gives me the excuse to drink a lot of hot chocolate.

Mom - My topic for to this month is the perfect pocketbook. I think I finally found the perfect pocketbook. It is big. It has lots of sections all of which either zipper or button. I don't know why so many pocketbooks come with open sections. In my experience things always fall out of open pockets and get lost. That goes for coats too. Coats should come with more zipper and button pockets and less open pockets. I would like to be a small pocketbook person but I am really not. I am the kind of person who likes to throw everything into my bag. My daughter says it is like Mary Poppins bag and I actually do carry in an umbrella in my bag when necessary although a small one not like hers. I probably would carry around lamps and things like she does too if they could magically shrink down to fit in my bag, and they weren't heavy. I am not Mary Poppins though so it wasn't as easy for me to find the right bag for me. Before, I found the pocketbook I have now, I had about two or three bags in the past year or so that I only had for a little while before they started ripping because they weren't really big enough to carry everything I needed. Then, I had another three that I ordered and immediately returned because as soon as took them out of the box I knew they weren't right for me. I have really been making a lot of use of Amazon's new policy of allowing you to return things through Kohls. You gotta love it! Anyway, now I finally found the bag I have been searching for, the perfect pocketbook for me, or at least it seems like it so far.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credit for Hot Chocolate picture: stephbond hot_chocolate via photopin (license)


  1. I love hot chocolate also. I need whipped cream or marshmallow creme in it.

    1. I like mine with whipped cream but no marshamallow. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.