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Great Grandma's Hot Cocoa Topped with Whitney's Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

When I was a kid my great grandma from West Virginia would visit us each Winter.  My siblings and I looked forward to her silver dollar pancakes, brownies and hot cocoa.  Seeing Jimmy Fallon's recent Instagram post of he and his family enjoying Frozen Hot Chocolate reminded me of those days spent with Granny Lucille sipping her famous hot cocoa.


Winter Stay and Play at Schlitterbahn South Padre Island

After seeing the world's tallest waterslide at Schlitterbahn Kansas City, the three boys and old lady were psyched to visit a Schlitterbahn waterpark. I know a waterpark in December?  *raises eyebrows*  With temps hovering around 70 degrees and minimal crowds December proved to be the best time for a weekend family getaway.


Schlitterbahn offers over 20 attractions from casual and relaxing to thrilling and daring and has locations all over Texas and recently expanded to Kansas City, Missouri.  Each location has tons of adventurous water attractions, but even more than that, each location offers a unique set of attractions.  Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts have been featured on the Travel Channel several times and is world renowned for its water park thrill attractions.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas... A Book for Everyone

Looking for some last minute gift ideas?  Why not gift a book to that special someone on your Christmas list.  There's still time to stop by your local bookstore or major retail store and grab a book or two.  Check out these novel books sure to be treasured for years to come.

Thank You, Teacher!
Love, love, love this little gem.  It was the perfect gift for the Little Old Lady's teacher.  She absolutely adored it.  Thank You, Teacher! coupled with a gift card is a great gift idea for your child's teacher.  The book is merely a small token of appreciation for all the hard work teachers do but a great way to let your child's teacher know you appreciate everything they do.
Kitten's First Full Moon 
Kitten's First Full Moon is a Three Boys and an Old Lady fave.  It's a classic and one I can't wait to share with my grandchildren when they arrive in the next 10, 15, 20 years.  It's the cutest story of a kitten who is a tad obsessed with the moon because he th…

Angels Sing featuring @HarryConnickJr and #AngelsSing Giveaway

Can you believe Christmas is just days away? I love binge watching all the Christmas movies with my family and friends.  This year we added a new movie to our holiday movie collection, Angels Sing.  It was a much watch since it featured one of my favorite actor/singers Harry Connick Jr.  *swoons*  He's so talented!  Besides his music and appearances as a judge on American Idol, I loved his cameos on Will and Grace, Law and Order, and now, Angels Sing.

The movie is sure to tug on your heartstrings as it features Harry Connick, Jr. as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t muster any joy for Christmas, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man name…

Check out the Mixbook Seasonal Photo Books Collection

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the festive and sentimental Merry Christmas photo book. Snowflakes, candy canes and colorful ornaments are featured on joyful holiday backgrounds to showcase your photographs. Layouts allow you to build collages, feature a portrait across the gutter or frame snapshots inside holiday artwork. Your personal quotes and tags are highlighted in eye-catching typography.

Merry Christmas is part of our Seasonal Photo Books Collection and is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, just like all of our other photo books, cards, and calendars. Mixbook uses only the highest-quality, heavy-weight papers that are ethically sourced from sustainable forests and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance.

Dimensions
3 sizes available
Printing
Digital Press
Printing Time
1-2 business days
Customization
With Mixbook, everything is customizable. Add your own photos and text, change the layout, add stickers and backgrounds …

5 Tips to Protect Your Skin From Winter's Wrath

Don’t let the unseasonably warm temps fool you, Winter is on its way. Now is the time to revamp your winter skin care routine to avoid Winter’s dry, chafed skin. Keeping skin hydrated is important. However, hydration coupled with moisturizing will work wonders on your skin throughout the Winter. So don’t put away the sunscreen yet, you may need it if you plan on building Frosty the Snowman or hitting the slopes.

Here are 5 great tips to help you keep your skin looking supple and healthy during the Winter.

Sharing God's Shimmering Light with the Frost Bible

Book Description
Beautiful 'Frost' design in a Bible kids can read and understand.

What little girl who has seen the incredibly popular animated wintery movie doesn't want to be transported to a fabulous crystal ice palace? The beauty of shimmering snowflake scenes is captured in our newest Bible design for little girls (and big girls too!). The cover is a sparkling blue hardcover frosted with holographic foil and beautiful frosty design elements. The interior is the full International Children's Bible®, the first translation created especially for kids. Inside are 24 pages of full-color Bible study helps that encourage girls to be loving, strong, caring, forgiving, helpful, adventurous, loyal, faithful, and most of all, beautiful young girls growing in God's shimmering light!

Our Thoughts
The Little Old Lady is still in love with that *ahem* movie featuring the *cough-cough* two sisters who live in a really *cough* cold region.  Oh, you know the movie.  Well, the mome…

It's ALMOST Christmas Giveaway A Gift for Baby #LoveHallmark

It's ALMOST Christmas and what better way to celebrate than with a bunch of giveaways.  
The next item up for grabs in this fab array of giveaways comes courtesy of Hallmark:  a Remember When memory keeping album and two baby photo frames. 

We have a tradition in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household.  Each year, we go shopping and the kids get to pick out an ornament for the tree.  Over the years, we've lost a couple of ornaments here and there, but those that remain tell a tale of our family as it's grown over the years.

Whether it's the first ornament the little old lady made for us, or the baby's first ornaments we bought when we first found out we were expecting, decorating the tree is very sentimental to me.  I carefully take each ornament out of the box and bore my kids with a story of each one.  Oh, hunty the tears flow especially when it gets to the ornament with our first family photo.  Flood of tears that garners "Mommy, are you okay" followed …

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Unveils #25Days of Giving to Help Benefit Charities in (Y)Our Neighborhood #GivingTuesday

Temperatures may be dropping but, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is embracing the warm spirit of doing good for others. The leading fast-casual concept, known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, is launching a 25 Days of Giving social campaign beginning December 1st in an effort to raise funds, awareness and recognition for a long standing partner of the brand, Camp Sunshine. 
For the first 25 days of December, the campaign will not only feature Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses as well as their families, but it will also applaud and recognize many other community-based non-profits. 
Kicking off on #GivingTuesday, the globally recognized day of giving back, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will leverage social media to feature a different non-profit, celebrity or volunteer daily who help to make a difference in their local communities. The campaign will also include ideas for how to volunteer.

Tropical Smoothie has donated over $1,000,000 do…

Dora and Friends: The Complete First Season Now on Nickelodeon DVD

¡Todos juntos! It's time to join Dora and her new friends on all of their original adventures with the DVD release of Dora and Friends: The Complete First Season. In this brand-new, bilingual release of the entire first season of Dora and Friends, fans see their beloved Latina heroine living in the city, attending school and at the center of a group of friends who work together to give back to the community. Armed with a magical charm bracelet, trusty Map App, and the strength that comes from working with smart, funny, and supportive friends, Dora is always ready to save the day, solve problems, speak (and teach!) Spanish, and go on real-life and magical adventures.

With over seven hours of entertainment, this educational DVD collection features "Dragon In the School," a never before-aired episode of Dora and Friends as well as a Nick Jr. Bonus Disc! Fans won't want to miss this 4-disc collection, complete with doggie adoptions, Puppy Princesses, beautiful mermaids …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Is Available on Nickelodeon DVD

The time has come for everyone's favorite band of ninja brothers to become the heroes they are destined to be in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge! Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey encounter new mutants, time travel and take on new Earth-threatening enemies in this two-disc collection containing the last 12 episodes from season three of Nickelodeon's hit-animated series. The collection also contains special features and a Leonardo zipper-pull gift with purchase. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge! is available on DVD just in time for the holidays on December 1 for the suggested retail price of $19.99.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge! includes the following episodes:
DISC 1:
The Noxious Avenger- A new mutant called Muckman starts to gain notoriety as NYC's "Monster Hero."
Clash of the Mutanimals- Shredder kidnaps and experiments on the Mighty Mutanimals.
Meet Mondo…