The Winter Solstice designates the shortest day of the year; the day with the longest hours of nighttime. It can be easy to feel down with a fact like that, but the good news is, there’s nowhere but up from here! I have been anxiously counting down the days until this date, and now we can begin to see more daylight from here on forward, into the New Year and new beginnings of 2016.
On this dark day and long night, what are you thinking about? I’m dreaming of the warm days of spring that are waiting for us on the other side of winter.
On this day:
1 Year Ago: Indian-Style Cucumber Raita
By Elizabeth Adan
Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Explorer. Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle site dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.
I love sugar scrubs. I use one daily as a soap alternative with coconut oil to replenish skin moisture in the dry Eastern Washington winter. This sugar scrub is nicely themed for St. Patrick’s day. It’s optional to add the food coloring and I don’t to avoid color substitutes and fake dyes. The minty flavor is enough to remind you of Shamrock shakes and green clovers. Continue reading
Make some of your own candles for Valentine’s Day using this easy recipe for olive oil candles. They’re quick and easy. You’ll be happy to put the effort into making them yourself and will have plenty of time to let the romance sparkle. Continue reading
New Year’s Eve Shots
The New Year is about fresh new beginnings and these shots are sure to keep you feeling sparkly all night. Celebrate the start of 2015 in style with these awesome New Year’s Eve-themed Shots.
New Year’s Eve Shots
Champagne Sparkle Continue reading
It’s snowing here and winter is cold, so warm up with these cozy winter-themed cocktails.
Whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Coffee, Cream
Blend all ingredients and enjoy by a crackling fire. Continue reading
Making your own envelopes is a cute way to add a special touch to homemade or store-bought Christmas cards. Continue reading
The holidays bring about some great seasonal flavors. Here are some Holiday-Themed shots that are sure to rock your next party.
Candy Cane Shots
Peppermint schnapps, white rum, crème de menthe, grenadine.
Mix together all ingredients and serve with a candy cane. Continue reading
Citrus fruit is in season during the wintertime so take advantage of this awesome fruit-inspired craft! These citrus slice ornaments will hang beautifully on your tree, and they will smell nice! Continue reading
Holiday Punch is a must-have at any seasonal gathering. Use punch as an excuse to blend delicious flavors and your guests are sure to request that next time, you bring the punch. Continue reading
Making your own Holiday cards is a great way to show friends and family you care (and it’s cost-saving!) These button snowman cards are sure to bring joy to anyone you send them to!