Holiday Cheer(s)!

If you are alive, you have a reason to CELEBRATE!

Of course the list is endless on what can be improved and everything isn’t perfect. Kids acting up, health issues, your boss is the scrooge of the century etc etc. I get it. Really I do. But if you have read any other post of my own you know that my perspective is about looking at the bright side of things! Get over it and toast to your life. Not when you complete that goal, or after finals.

Toast to yourself Right NOW! You may not have tomorrow to remind yourself that you are wonderful and amazing and funny and your smile is the brightest thing this side of the Earth … Okay so that was me toasting to myself. I know that I have a reason to celebrate my life and I am okay and comfortable with doing so. Why? Because today I LOVE me like nobodies business. Since I am feeling super good I wanted to spread some love and share my energy with you all. And a recipe for a holiday cocktail too!


Spice Gingered Apple Cider

  • Apple cider (it can be store bought, mine was) – 1 quart
  • Ginger tea – 1/2 cup
  • Orange -1
  • Nutmeg -1 pinch
  • Cinnamon -2 pinches
  • Brown sugar- 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon Sticks -5
  • Amaretto -1 cup (optional)

In a medium pot bring the apple cider to a simmer over a medium low heat, add the amaretto (if you’re using alcohol) and the ginger tea. Add spices (cinnamon and ginger), and then brown sugar. Continue to allow to simmer, stirring slowly. It should smell amazing about now. Cut orange in half and squeeze the juice into the pot. Add 1 cinnamon stick and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve in mugs garnished with remaining cinnamon sticks. 4 servings (6-8 oz)

I am NOT a mixologist, I was inspired by this photo ↓ I discovered on  and made it my own. It turned out really good, so I thought I would share. And Yes I used an apple as a cup, but it didn’t work out so well lol (that’s why you don’t have my photos :0)


Just two more things that are more important than any of those words above:

  1. Your LOVE for yourself is the only prerequisite. The only thing you need to have is love for yourself not a pretty face, new love life, job or any of that stuff. You can very well be living in a situation that I can never survive in and that is still a reason to Celebrate. Right NOW!
  2. My real toast is to you guys! I have received an abundance of support over the last couple of months and I am so grateful. Writing is my passion, and I am still figuring out my approach for the New Year when it comes to this blog believe it or not (evolution is on the way, my blog needs it). When I sometimes deal with self doubt, another one of you join my literal family and encourage me that it is worth it to keep going. This ones for you, Salud!! And quit being so shy and leave a comment, question, or recipe 🙂

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