I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Weekly Sweet


It might be the hardest thing ever to keep December Weekly Sweets weekly, rather than, well, daily. There are just too many tasty treats out there that are perfect for winter! I’ll be pinning all my favorite ideas on my “Holidays” board on Pinterest, so if once a week just isn’t enough (it sure isn’t for me!), then be sure to follow me there.

{The Perfect Mix: Hot Cocoa Mix with Kahlua}

Enjoy it as: the cutest DIY wedding or party favor, mixed up on Christmas Eve, or anytime you feel like kicking back and getting in the spirit for the holidays!

My sweet friend, Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous, came up with this fabulous DIY project, and I have been itching to try it ever since she posted all the pretty pictures that Jenna McKenzie took. Did I mention there’s Ghiradelli Chocolate Peppermint Squares in that jar? Favorite! I can only imagine how yummy they would be melted in hot cocoa, finished off with a splash of kahlua. Find the step-by-step on Hey Gorgeous…or skip the project and just make it for yourself in your favorite Christmas mug! :)



P.S. I’ve been working super hard this week to compile my new “Daily Inspirations” list, which you can now find at the top of my blog instead of on the sidebar. This is the list of blogs and websites I visit regularly, and get tons of inspiration from. Check it out–maybe you’ll find a new favorite to follow! :)






  1. IamSimplyTia says:

    This is really cute and creative!

  2. Dana says:

    mmm peppermint hot chocolate with marshmallows! starbucks really needs to add marshmallows to their menu…

  3. I love these DIY gift ideas!

    I’ll definitely be checking out all your Daily Inspirations!

  4. Rhiannon says:

    Awe Lise! Thanks so much for including my little DIY on your sweet blog. I miss you so much :)

  5. Gloria says:

    This is such a great DIY gift! I especially love the extra shot of Kahlua :-)

  6. Lena says:

    My favorite!

  7. Kristen says:

    cute! love the marshmallows :)

  8. Such a great gift … and perfect packaging!
    xx Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings


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