DIY Gifts: Hot Chocolate in a Jar

Hi Loves,

This week I have the opportunity to collaborate with a group of talented bloggers to produce the Mom’s Guide to All Things Holiday. The best gifts are those from the heart and made with love, so today I have a chic DIY holiday gift idea for everyone: hot chocolate in a jar. A personal hot chocolate jar has to be one of the simplest and inexpensive gifts to make. It is cute, time-friendly, and you can tailor it to the person receiving the gift.

Supplies Needed

Hot Chocolate Mix

Mason Jar (any size)


Peppermint Candy (Optional)


The basic idea is to create layers in your mason jar using the listed ingredients. Each element could have one or more layers but we have to ensure they’re organized in such a way that the jar can be dumped to create a proper serving of hot coco. Depending on the size of the jar, we are also able to create single or multiple servings while also customizing how much of each ingredient to include.

I hope this early addition to the Mom’s Guide to All Things Holiday helps someone out there in need of a quick but caring gift idea. If anyone decides to give this a try I’d love to see the end results, so tag me on Instagram (@beesosimple) or Twitter(@beesosimpleblog). And don’t forget to check out our collaboration host’s blog




LifeSTYLE: Top Five Nude Lipsticks

Hey loves, I’m back and here to tell you about my current obsession with nude lipsticks. At least five days out of the week I am wearing some variation of a nude lip. I just love a natural looking lip with a hint of color; it gives off a classic vibe and sophisticated feel. Plus a nude lip looks amazing with winged eyeliner. I have gone through my own personal makeup collection to share my top five favorite nude lipsticks and glosses right now.


  1. The Lip Bar- Chocolate Spritzer
  2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream- London
  3. The Lip Bar- Gin-ger & Tonic
  4. Smashbox- Sugar Cane
  5. NYX Matte Lipstick- Maison

Feel free to comment below and tell me some of your favorite nude lip shade. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @beesosimple for more updates.