Refresh Your Holidays Cocktails with a Peppermint Martini

Okay, I am calling the peppermint martini a holiday cocktail, but I have been known to sip on this even in the summer. The cool minty flavor tastes really good when it’s really hot out, as well as keeping you warm when it’s frigid outside. (Can we say negative windchill temps today as I am writing this? *cry*) And of course you can make it super festive with a crushed candy cane rim. (Remember to stock up at all of those after-Christmas sales!)

Yield: 1 cocktail
Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Peppermint Martini Recipe Ingredients:

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Cranberry Mimosa Cocktails for the Holidays

The fall and winter holiday season is a great time to take your cocktails to the next level. Mimosas are a particular brunch favorite, be it the holidays or other special occasion. Technically a mimosa has to be have some kind of a citrus-based juice with the sparkling wine or champagne. We’re going to fudge the definition a bit with cranberry mimosa recipes. Bars, restaurants, and even your kitchen often already have cranberry juice on hand anyway. Each mimosa cocktail here uses cranberry in some fashion. Which one piques your interest?

How to Make Mimosas – Cranberry Style

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Feeling Festive with a Cranberry Margarita

If you know anything about me, you know that I love my margaritas. I’m a sucker for the traditional one (made with lime juice, not necessarily sweet and sour mix). However, I am always game to try some new flavors. Now that it is the Christmas season, I have to go for a cranberry margarita.

This recipe is designed for one serving, but you can easily adapt it to make extras to share, or even an entire pitcher of cranberry margaritas for holiday fun. It only takes a few minutes to prepare! And honestly, the garnish is going to take up the most time. Continue reading “Feeling Festive with a Cranberry Margarita”

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Ah, the memories of being asked to crawl behind the Christmas tree to help unplug it at night, complete with explicit instructions to be super careful to not dislodge the ornaments on the low-hanging branches of the tree. It’s because I was small enough to get back there. Eventually the job went to my younger sister, who was always the petite one. I am sure a lot of you can commiserate and possibly even have your own children do the same.

Or picture a quiet romantic evening with your significant other. You’re curled up on the couch and want to enhance the evening with the  beautiful lighting. But no one wants to get up to plug in the tree.

For so many reasons, wouldn’t it be lovely to just push a button to have them come on? Check out the review of the Treemote product. Get one on Amazon and even enter to win one of your own.

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Your Guide to the Pennywise Costume

One of the hottest costumes of 2017 is going to be the Pennywise costume. Whether you choose to be the actual Stephen King character or some other form of a scary clown, this guide will help you make the most out of your Halloween costume.

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Pennywise. Stephen King’s iconic killer clown has been the stuff of nightmares for years. I remember loving the book when I first read it all those years ago. And then of course was the TV miniseries with Tim Curry playing Pennywise that scared the crap out of people all over.

Now, my favorite story from the original was in about 8th or 9th grade, I went to a lock-in at my friends’ church. Somehow, we were allowed to watch IT. I love horror movies, and while it gave me some chills, I wasn’t absolutely terrified, unlike my friends.

The next morning, my friend’s mom is dropping me off at home. There, stuck in a tree in the front yard, was a lone red balloon. I didn’t live in an area where someone could have easily left it there as a joke. It was completely random.

My friend bursts into tears and begs me to not get out of the car. I was also crying, but more from tears of laughter. I think I had to call her every few hours to reassure her that I was okay. And obviously, 27 years later, I’m still here.

And so is Pennywise. The reboot just came out in Fall 2017 and fans are heading out in droves to check it out. This movie focuses more on the childhood part of the story, with a sequel in the works to address the adult resurgence of the killer clown.

Add to this the scary clown sightings earlier in 2016, and Pennywise makes for the perfect scary Halloween costume. Here are some ideas to help you get started. You can find these items on Amazon.

Pennywise Costume

So what makes for a good Pennywise costume? The 2017 Pennywise is based on a more old-fashioned look from about the 1800s or early 1900s. You want to start with a basic jumpsuit in yellow, or maybe a white or off-white. It needs at least three large pompoms in a line down the front of the jumpsuit. Some costumes also have a colorful vest and even a large ruffled collar. Round it off with white gloves and big boots.


Creepy Clown Outfit Costume Tee: All Over Printing Unisex SubliVie Tee

Morbid Enterprises Pennywise Gloves, WhiteGrey, One Size

Hatch WG1000S Cotton Parade Glove WSnap Back, White, Medium

Pennywise Shoes Cosplay It Costume Halloween Boots Red & White Props Accessories US Male 9His face is white with a large red-ripped nose, pencil-thin eyebrows and dark-lined eyes. Most importantly are the razor-sharp teeth hidden behind bright red lips. And of course you need the trademark wild red hair.


Official Pennywise Teeth from Stephen Kings IT Standard

Pennywise FX Fangs 2.0 Evil Teeth Dental Veneer

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It the Clown Pennywise Scarey Mens Costume Wig

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Rubies Costume Mens It Adult Pennywise Wig, Multi, One SizeIf you have the parts of the costume and some skills, you can finish it off by using a makeup set.


Evil Clown Halloween Makeup Kit – Professional Costume Cosmetics for a Creepy “IT” Inspired Look – Dress Up Like Pennywise with Pro-Quality Paint and Brushes – by Mehron

Rubies Costume Mens It Pennywise Adult Make-Up Kit, Multi, One Size

Rubies Pennywise IT Movie Make-Up KitIf you need a little bit more help, use a full blown mask.


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Halloween Clown Mask Full Face Semi Soft Latex Helmet

Rubies Costume Mens It Pennywise Adult Mask, Multi, One Size

Yangxiao Unisex Hot Sale Clown Cosplay Mask Costume Accessories For Halloween One Size, As pictured

Or you could save yourself a lot of time and just get an entire costume. Luckily Amazon has plenty from which you can choose, as do other retailers.



Rubies mens It The Movie Adult Pennywise Adult Deluxe Costume, Multicolor, Standard

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Rubies Costume Co. Inc Grand Heritage Pennywise Costume Standard

So dress up and have fun in your Pennywise costume this Halloween!