January 10, 2013

Hello, 2013!

Hello all! I know it's been a while. I've been laying around on my couch for the past few weeks as we all got hit with the "worst flu in history". It's been an entire month of coughing non-stop and germs galore. (Gross, right?)

 But, I'm feeling much better (though not totally normal). I decided to come back and reopen my blog. I had it set to private for a while because I was making some changes. Take a look around and tell me what you think.

It's weird how I missed sitting here "talking" to you all. I wish I had awesome paper projects to share but alas, I do not. I haven't even really been in my studio because the couch was much more comfy. Hee Hee.

I decided to come back and share a delicious recipe I put together after watching a newscast on a store that makes vitamin drinks for people. It's become a super popular spot being that everyone is catching this evil thing over here in NYC.

It's like a hug in a mug. So that's what I'll call it!


Sandy's Hug in a Mug 

 2 cups almond milk 
1 4-inch piece of ginger cut into smaller pieces 
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sweeten with Honey to taste

I happen to like it spicy because I feel like it's curing my bronchioles, but you can adjust the spices to your liking.

Bring all ingredients to a slow boil together in a sauce pot for at least 15 minutes. Strain into your favorite mug and sweeten with honey. I can't tell you how warm and cuddly this makes me feel, and the best part is that it controls my cough!



Hopefully I'll be back to myself soon enough and I'll be sharing and posting more regularly.  I hope you don't catch the flu, but if you do, give this a try, even my kids (who usually hate hot drinks) loved it!  I'm happy to be back up and running and I'll catch you all back here soon!

I'm still working on a new header but haven't been able to get it together.  For now it's the same old header but don't be surprised if you come back and it looks different.  

Oh!  One more thing!  The Sweet Spot is now a ".com"!  WOOT WOOT!  No need to worry, your link will be redirected automatically, but if you want you can go ahead and change your bookmark to www.sweetspotcards.com. (So fancy, right?) 

Make it a SWEET one!