Chippin’ Away

drinks - fruit

Hello Monday…

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…goodbye manicure. You’ve been (barely) holding on all week through prix-fixe dinners, baking adventures

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dim sum, and wedding showers

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…now it’s time to clear the slate from all the fancy time on the outside…

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…and inside too:

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Some new taste adventures, still, while my stomach resets – I found these limited edition Holiday Nips at the 99-cent store and have really been enjoying them!

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That’s chamomile tea in my cup – not quite time for my nightly hot chocolate, but I did want to acknowledge that today is National Cocoa Day!

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Lately I’ve been getting this bulk-size Nestle mix, and have been using 3/4 of the recommended serving size with hot water – adding extra Vanilla Stevia for sweetness. Makes the container last a lot longer…

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…perfect weather in L.A. today for a cup!

  • http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com/ Living, Learning, Eating

    I never think of LA as being rainy/dreary, but I get it has its days, too! :P

  • http://www.teresapalooza.com Teresapalooza!!

    You should invest in a Cocomotion! http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Coffee-Cocomotion-Chocolate-Maker/dp/B00006IUU0

    My friend Daina has one – it keeps cocoa hot and frothy – amazing!

  • quinn

    I have been avoiding candy aisles lately, but now I’ll go looking for Eggnog Nips!
    Do you know what those red leaves are?? So pretty!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      they ARE beautiful – i have no idea what they are though!

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    I’ve never heard of nips before! I love anything in a holiday packaging, though!

  • http://caloricandcrazy.wordpress.com caloricandcrazy

    Love the seasonal Nips!
    Love seasonal candies in general, but I just don’t like eating them when that holiday is over (for example, Easter themed candies in July…o-0)

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      totally understand. i still have halloween candy leftover but never crave it anymore!

  • http://www.sayitwithsprinkles.com Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles

    Eggnog nips! I’ve never heard of them, but I’m pretty crazy for anything eggnog & unique/seasonal so they’re exciting looking to me! Are they chewy or a hard candy?

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      they’re hard candy – very similar to the regular nips you can find at the drugstore, with some eggnog “spices”