Friday, January 10, 2014

Staying Warm & Cozy

The Polka-Dotted Coffee Mug

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen this photo this week. I received this most adorable red polka-dotted mug from my bestie for Christmas. I love mugs, pottery and anything with polkadots, so she completely nailed it! :) 

Anyway, we are slowly warming up from the effects of the Polar Vortex. It's been a bitter week here in PA. We've done everything in our power to stay warm including bumping up the temperature in the house, dressing in layers, wearing scarves to keep our necks warm, drinking warm beverages and eating soup for dinner. My husband isn't exactly a soup-lover and even he was on-board with soup for dinner! We made homemade French Onion soup for the first time ever. I did document the process, so hopefully there will be a post coming early next week. Last night I made a version of the Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana. That is one of our all-time favorites around here. I've made it several times over the last few years. You can find the recipe I used at

Anyway, we are finally on an upswing. Today is actually suppose to hit 35-degrees which seems much more bearable and temps are suppose to be up in the mid 40s tomorrow! It will be a nice reprieve from all this bone-chilling cold we've had lately. Sending warm thoughts your way! 


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  1. Brrrr. I'm cold just thinking about it, but your warming techniques actually sound lovely. I adore warm soup on cold days. I look forward to the recipe! We love the Tuscan soup as well. Adorable mug!

  2. a spirit of simplicityJanuary 10, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    we have been bitter cold here in MA as well. it has warmed up a bit lately though.

  3. That French onion soup sounds really good, especially in the cold weather. Nice shot and mug too!

  4. Brr....I can't even begin to imagine how cold it has been for you all! Glad things are slowly warming up.

  5. it sure has been bitter!! this weekend will be warming, but unfortunately, it won't be sticking around. we still have a whole lot of winter ahead of us. :(

  6. thank you so much! :) it was sooo good!! i'll definitely be making it again!! enjoy your weekend!

  7. I can relate my friend. Love the photo Thank you so much for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop so much fun Hugs!

  8. I love your mug! It is super cold out today, isn't it? My son wanted to wear shorts to school. I just shake my head in wonder at the child.... ; )

  9. i am hoping spring comes soon! it's been one long, bitter winter!!


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